Mammals Posts

Red Wolf by , Ranger

March 31st, 2014

If you’re standing in front of the Red Wolf Enclosure when any of the Animal Keepers are in the vicinity, you may be lucky enough to get a close view of the wolves as they walk, or run, around the enclosure trying to get a glimpse of what the keepers are up to. You may […] Read the rest of this entry »

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A Field Guide to Whatever it is You’re Looking at by , Ranger

January 21st, 2014

There seems to be a guide to just about anything and everything. Whatever it is you happen to be looking at someone has put together a guide to help you figure out what it is, and often, how it relates to the world. There are field guides to birds, mammals, insects, reptiles and amphibians, plants […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Sleepy Fox by , Ranger

January 6th, 2014

Yesterday (1/4), with the temps in the low thirties (and wind chills in the twenties), one of our resident wild gray foxes found a cozy, sunny spot to lie down and rest. Only feet from the main path through Explore the Wild, the fox apparently felt that its cryptic coloration would conceal its location. I […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Sleeping Wolves by , Ranger

January 3rd, 2014

While the wolves sleep, the birds reap. Animal keepers enter the Red Wolf Enclosure daily to both clean up and to drop off fresh meat in the form of meatballs. The meat is placed in various locations around the enclosure. Much of it’s picked up and wolfed down before the keepers leave the enclosure, but […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Afternoon Reflections on the Wetlands, and a Sleepy Wolf by , Ranger

December 30th, 2013

After I took the following four photographs I realized that they are all of the same subject but at different levels of zoom. They were not shot in the same sequence as they appear here but minutes apart with other photos in between. There was obviously something that drew my eye to that spot. And, […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Gray Squirrel by , Ranger

December 23rd, 2013

Just some photos of Eastern Gray Squirrels around the campus. Bye. Read the rest of this entry »

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Warm and Wet by , Ranger

December 6th, 2013

The past few days have been rather warm and humid, if not rainy. That will all change soon, there’s colder air moving our way. But until that cold front rolls over us, enjoy the warmth as some of our wildlife has been. I don’t think the warmer weather matters very much to the mergansers, as […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Lemurs by , Ranger

November 27th, 2013

Every so often I get the urge to photograph some of the exhibit animals here at the Museum. The subject of the current compulsive episode is Ring-tailed Lemurs. Besides the long and bushy ringed tail, there’s little doubt that the attraction to these animals is their inquisitive nature and, well, have a look at those […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Photo Ops by , Ranger

November 25th, 2013

There are many opportunities to capture interesting photogrpaphic images while on a walk around Explore the Wild and Catch the Wind. Timing and luck play their parts, and of course the amount of time one spends on the outdoor loop here at the Museum helps expose one to more opportunities, but one thing is for […] Read the rest of this entry »

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The Life O’ possum by , Ranger

November 11th, 2013

After hearing the sad news about the passing of Galileo, the Museum’s resident, exhibit opossum, and talking with Keepers Sarah and Jessi about the longevity of said animals, I decided to do a little research. I suppose I should have known opossums have a short life span. I mistakingly assumed they lived perhaps 4, 5, […] Read the rest of this entry »

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