Creature Feature: Franklin Tortoise

Franklin, is a red footed tortoise. They can be found in the wild in South America and their conservation status is labeled as “vulnerable” right now because of habitat destruction and the wild population is being over harvested for the pet trade. Franklin is one of our education animals so he lives with the other educational reptiles in a temperature controlled room. Here at the museum, Franklin’s diet consists of a big salad every day. He gets 100g of greens,Read more

Christmas 2013

Twas the night before Christmas and left at my house, a bag of sweet potatoes for the Museum Bears.  (If I were Sarah, I am sure I could have come up with some great rhyme… in fact she probably could write my entire Christmas post to the Poem Twas the night before Christmas– check out her previous poems here and here). The day started with me very very tired, and unable to find my glasses. I’ve got about 10-15 pillowsRead more