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I'm extremely excited to be working at the Museum since October 2010. My favorite part of this job- besides working with the animals- is listening to all of the Keeper stories, I hear a new one each day. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, belly dancing, and vegan cooking.
I work Sunday through Thursday. I can be found mostly behind the scenes or training the Ring Tail Lemurs.

QuikPic: Henry

September 24th, 2013

Peanut Butter and Cone Enrichment

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  1. This is a hilarious picture. Thanks for the laugh.

    Posted by Ranger Ro
  2. This is my new favorite picture of Henry!

    Posted by Shawntel

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I graduated from NCSU(go pack) and have worked in the animal department for about 8 years. Some of my favorites include ferrets and birds. I am also known for my weird obsession with Boba Fett.
I work Tuesday-Saturday in either the Farmyard or inside the main building behind the scenes.

Henry & Galileo’s Super Bowl Prediction- 2013

February 2nd, 2013

The San Francisco 49ers go head to head with the Baltimore Ravens, so who is our woodchuck and opossum rooting for?

 

A few years ago Henry was right 

Last year we had a snafu with the video and Henry chose incorrectly, but Galileo was right.

Watch the video below to see who Henry and Galileo chose

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  1. I have to agree with Henry even though he dislikes me…go 49er’s!

    Posted by Aaron
  2. I didn’t really care who won since the Steelers weren’t playing but this was fun to watch. Thanks to Henry, Galileo and the Animal Keepers!

    Posted by Shawntel
  3. Maybe Henry has a future in Vegas? My money is with Henry.

    Posted by Lew
  4. Opossums Rule!!! Woodchucks Drool !!!

    Posted by Katy

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by , Keeper
I'm extremely excited to be working at the Museum since October 2010. My favorite part of this job- besides working with the animals- is listening to all of the Keeper stories, I hear a new one each day. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, belly dancing, and vegan cooking.
I work Sunday through Thursday. I can be found mostly behind the scenes or training the Ring Tail Lemurs.

Henry the Great

January 10th, 2013

Henry is our resident Woodchuck in Carolina Wildlife. Below are pictures of him getting some exercise time on the Keeper Hall. Keeper Katy found it a great opportunity to get him on the scale. We weigh our animals on schedules, some may be once a week, some may be once a month. In addition, anytime we have an opportunity to weigh an animal -we take it! Keeping a good record of animal weights is very important and can help decide diet changes or even bring up health concerns. Henry weighs a whooping 5.96 kg that translates to 13.11 lbs.

 

Keepers Katy, Jill, Kent, and Sarah and Mr. Henry the Woodchuck

 

Henry on the scale

 

So cute!

 

Sherry took advantage of Henry’s good mood and got a scratch in

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  1. Be on the lookout for Henry’s 2013 Super Bowl prediction.

    Posted by Jill

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by , Keeper
I'm extremely excited to be working at the Museum since October 2010. My favorite part of this job- besides working with the animals- is listening to all of the Keeper stories, I hear a new one each day. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, belly dancing, and vegan cooking.
I work Sunday through Thursday. I can be found mostly behind the scenes or training the Ring Tail Lemurs.

Henry Explores Carolina Wildlife

September 9th, 2011

Look at that shaved belly, Henry was recently neutered

This is Henry our Woodchuck otherwise known as a Groundhog.  The other morning, before we opened, Keeper Sarah gave Henry some much needed exercise time, in the people area of Carolina Wildlife. He enjoyed running back and forth, chasing us when he could, and checking out the exhibits.

Keeper Sarah and Henry run around

Keeper Sarah protecting her ankles

Squeezing his way between the bench and the wall to climb on top of the bench

Success

Then Keeper Katy came out and gave Henry a little tour of the snake exhibits.

Henry looks at Black Rat Snake with Keeper Katy

"Look Henry this is a Pine snake"

Henry climbs a step to see the Corn Snake better

Henry is one of our more active inside animals so we make sure to give him lots of enrichment, check out these other posts about woodchuck enrichment: raisins anyone and interview with a groundhog

 

And my favorite picture:

Henry and the fish check each other out

 

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  1. love it!

    Posted by Kristen
  2. Wow…I’m signing up for the December 18. 2011 “Behind the Scenes Tour” to see Henry! Didn’t he also predict the Superbowl winner?!

    Posted by DJ
  3. What a great exercise time and location for him! Much more fun than the hall:)

    Posted by Ashlyn
  4. Keeper Comment :

    Keeper Jill often gives Henry this special exercise time and Sonny as well

    Posted by Kimberly Lawson
  5. Keeper Comment :

    He did indeed predict the winner…Not sure if he will be hibernating this football season so we may need to choose someone else.

    Posted by Jill Brown

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by , Keeper
I graduated from NCSU(go pack) and have worked in the animal department for about 8 years. Some of my favorites include ferrets and birds. I am also known for my weird obsession with Boba Fett.
I work Tuesday-Saturday in either the Farmyard or inside the main building behind the scenes.

QuikPost :Henry the woodchuck

September 2nd, 2010

Here are some shots I took of our new woodchuck, Henry!

He is too cute for words and his favorite thing to eat so far is broccoli! Stop by Carolina Wildlife and say “hi!”

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  1. Ranger Comment :

    Oh, Henry!
    Now that’s button cute!!

    Posted by Greg Dodge, Ranger

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by , Keeper
I graduated from NCSU(go pack) and have worked in the animal department for about 8 years. Some of my favorites include ferrets and birds. I am also known for my weird obsession with Boba Fett.
I work Tuesday-Saturday in either the Farmyard or inside the main building behind the scenes.

Dream a little dream

February 28th, 2014

Have you ever wondered if animals dream?  There’s no doubt in my mind they do and a while ago MIT did research and found out that animals do indeed dream. Here is the article.

Often I wonder what our animals could be dreaming of. Below is a guess of mine:

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by , Keeper
I graduated from NCSU(go pack) and have worked in the animal department for about 8 years. Some of my favorites include ferrets and birds. I am also known for my weird obsession with Boba Fett.
I work Tuesday-Saturday in either the Farmyard or inside the main building behind the scenes.

Super Bowl XLVIII

February 1st, 2014

The Super Bowl is coming up and happens to be on Ground Hog Day. We’ve done several posts on Ground Hog day because of  Henry. Previously, we did Super Bowl predictions a few times. Henry managed to make his choice again for 2014, when the Denver Broncos will be playing Seattle Seahawks.

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If Henry happens to guess wrong, I know a few people who will be VERY disappointed!

 

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  1. Henry has been wrong for 3 or 4 years in a row so for all you gamblers out there I recommend for next year you pick the opposite of what Henry picks!!!

    Posted by Katy

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by , Keeper
I've been at the museum for many years now. I spend most of my time behind-the-scenes in the Vet room. You might catch me out and about with one of our many veterinarians checking on the animals.
When I'm not hanging out with one of our vets I'm usually in the Vet room running a fecal looking for intestinal parasites! If I'm not up to my elbows in poo you'll find me at the computer updating the health records of our animals or preparing for Vet Rounds.

Quick Pics

January 3rd, 2014

You never know what you will see when you hang out in the Animal Department.

Wolf Enrichment

Bugsy’s Halloween Costume 2013

Jill and Auggie enter building.

Henry and his peanut butter stick.

Lightning and his Jolly Ball.

Zoe turtle dressed as Frog for Halloween 2013.

 

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by , Keeper
I've been at the museum for many years now. I spend most of my time behind-the-scenes in the Vet room. You might catch me out and about with one of our many veterinarians checking on the animals.
When I'm not hanging out with one of our vets I'm usually in the Vet room running a fecal looking for intestinal parasites! If I'm not up to my elbows in poo you'll find me at the computer updating the health records of our animals or preparing for Vet Rounds.

Why You Should Always Carry A Camera: Reason 1

December 28th, 2013

Every morning Henry, the woodchuck, gets an Efa Capsule to keep his skin and coat looking good. Usually he takes his medicine very well especially if you put it on banana, a piece of bread or if he is really lucky on a Henry sized peanut butter sandwich. This morning when I opened Henry’s door to give him his medication I was greeted by him sitting in his bed, staring at me, patiently waiting for his medicine. Upon closer inspection I noticed he had a walnut shell placed just perfect over the tip of his nose, just like Rudolph, but instead of a red nose he had a walnut nose! No words can explain how adorable this was and how bummed I was to know I wasn’t carrying a camera! So instead of that adorable picture of Henry I leave you with these.

Henry

Henry making his bed.

Henry checking out Barred Owls.

Henry checking out my jacket.

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  1. awwwwwww!!!

    Posted by Jill
  2. He’s the greatest!

    Posted by Shawntel

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by , Keeper
I've been at the museum for many years now. I spend most of my time behind-the-scenes in the Vet room. You might catch me out and about with one of our many veterinarians checking on the animals.
When I'm not hanging out with one of our vets I'm usually in the Vet room running a fecal looking for intestinal parasites! If I'm not up to my elbows in poo you'll find me at the computer updating the health records of our animals or preparing for Vet Rounds.

Another Sad Day in the Animal Department

November 4th, 2013

It is with a heavy heart that I report the loss of our opossum Galileo.  Recently he started to show signs of heavy labored breathing and his appetite had decreased greatly.  We took him to the vet for x-rays on Tuesday October 15, 2013 and found that he had fluid in his chest cavity that was preventing him from breathing properly.  It was determined that he needed to be euthanized.  The final results of the necropsy are still pending, but the gross necropsy showed fluid around his heart leading to cardiomyopathy.  For the first time since I started working here at the museum we will be without an opossum.  I don’t know what I will do without one of these amazing animals to greet me every morning during AM treatments.  He will be greatly missed.  Below are some pictures of Galileo hanging out in the department.

Galileo with his Thundershirt.

Galileo with his socks on.

Galileo in shredded paper.

Galileo using his tail.

Galileo has been the subject of several previous blog posts too.

Galileo walking in Loblolly Park

Galileo and Annie

Galileo Super Bowl Prediction 2013

Galileo and his paper

Galileo Super Bowl 2012

 

 

 

 

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  1. So sorry about that little ‘possum. I know he was a favorite with many.

    Posted by Wendy
  2. So very sorry to hear of your loss. He was a cutie!

    Posted by Sue Cripe

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