by , Director
I've been at the Museum sooooo long - longer than many of our interns have been alive. I do a little bit of everything as part of my job: care for the animals, work with the keepers and other staff, spend time with guests. Lucky me!
I spend a lot of time behind-the-scenes, or here after hours, but if you really want to see me, you'll have to sign-up for a behind-the-scenes program.

Rest in Peace Pig

October 22nd, 2009

Last night Pig was not improved and still not standing. Calls and emails were made to veterinarians, keepers, staff, and volunteers letting them know. Dr. Mozzachio came early this morning and euthanized Pig.

Days like this are hard, and hardest on the keepers, so send them your best wishes.

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  1. This is my favorite memory of Pig. So glad I had a camera that day. http://www.flickr.com/photos/8250597@N06/3370570285/

    Posted by Troy
  2. We'll miss you, pig. You became the standard increment of swine for our household. Just last week my 6-year-old commented (on a farm tour), "that giant pig over there is like two museum pigs put together."

    Posted by Chris
  3. Aww! Rest in peace. Sending you good vibes from DC, keepers!

    Posted by Anonymous
  4. We'll miss her! What a sweet pig. You guys do such a great job taking care of all the animals at the museum, and it makes us feel better knowing what a great life she had! Your animal care staff is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Posted by Julie
  5. My favorite memory of Pig was from just after Halloween a few years ago. He was eating a pumpkin. I've never seen any creature eat with so much pure, simple joy.

    Posted by Alice
  6. I will miss Pig. I loved opening his stall in the mornings and trying to find him under his blankets and his indigent squeal when you made him go out side so we could clean.Pig, you will be missed.Mike

    Posted by Anonymous

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