Posts Tagged ‘pool’

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.
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Alpaca Pool

July 26th, 2013

Recently, we added a pool to our alpacas yard. We had a good feeling that they would use it because we kept finding a lot of dirt in their water buckets and evidence of water being splashed around. It took a while to be able to capture it on film, but we finally did.

 

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  1. Too cute!! Do the Alpaca’s also like watermelon and will they get some watermelon treats during the upcoming Museum’s Water Melon Day August 2nd?

    Posted by dj
  2. It has been my experience that the alpaca are not too keen on watermelon like our sheep were.
    They more or less are starting to get picky and want Lightnings special treats only.
    They used to be easy because they liked a variety of things.

    Posted by Jill

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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.

Surprise!

July 5th, 2011

Keepers clean the filter basket for the bear pool out daily. Mostly what comes out of the basket is leaves, bear fur, random slim, algae, and depending on the season bunches of frogs. Look what they found recently:

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  1. Cool!
    Whenever we get heavy rains the crayfish in the Wetlands get up and wander, apparently looking for new waters to colonize. Looks like several ended up in your filter.
    They’re the lucky ones, although one of them looks to be in the clutches of another. I’ve found partially eaten crawdads at several locations along the path through Explore the Wild!!

    Posted by Ranger Greg
  2. Wow! Very awesome.

    Posted by Erin Brown
  3. Sometimes we will have parts of them found INSIDE the bear house. They did not escape the clutches of our bears.

    Posted by Jill
  4. Give them to Christopher! A nice treat for him.

    Posted by Natalie

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