Carolina Wildlife repairs

Carolina Wildlife, the Museum’s oldest exhibit area, is closed for a few weeks while we take care of a bunch of maintenance work. Numerous repairs to exhibits along with some painting and carpeting changes are underway. The next few weeks will be interesting behind the scenes as we manage the work- and the animals. The muskrat exhibit is leaking in a few spots. Pipe repairs, window sealing, den rebuilding, and wall replacement are in the works. We’re brightening up whatRead more

New Muskrats are here

Two new muskrats arrived in the past couple weeks. We have no good photos to share, or names. You are welcome to leave your name choice from the list below in the comment section… by February 11th. Captain and Tennille Frick and Frack Cagney and Lacey Barnum and BaileyRead more

Pumpkin enrichment

In the fall we receive A LOT of donated pumpkins that are used in the animal department. Some animals eat them, some animals play with them, and some animals don’t really do anything with them. Our muskrats really like to eat pumpkin, so we give it to them sometimes as enrichment or as a substitute for another vegetable in their daily diet. In an effort to use some of the many pumpkins that we had, I decided to do both.Read more