by , Keeper
Although a native tarheel, I came to the museum from Texas, where I taught Biology courses at a small college. In graduate school I studied the behavior and ecology of marine organisms (mostly crabs, lobsters and sea turtles).
You can find me in the Animal Department Monday-Thursday. Fridays I work for the Department of Innovation and Learning all day.

Watermelon

July 20th, 2009

We have been dealing with a lot of watermelons in the animal department lately. They are truly multipurpose berries. They are great food for bears and a great way to welcome back a coworker from vacation.

Sherry and I noticed some evidence of watermelon consumption in the bear house the other day.

The bears obviously coordinated their defecations in order to teach us a lesson about how plant pigments are processed in the digestive tract.

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