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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!
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QuikPost: 2014 Red Wolf SSP meeting

July 22nd, 2014

akron zoo logoAkron, here I come!  Remember last year’s meeting? Click here to learn more about the SSP meeting. More news when I return.

I cannot wait to see their red wolf exhibit at the Grizzly Ridge Exhibit area.

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

QuikPost: some good news for red wolves

May 16th, 2014

” A federal judge in North Carolina on Tuesday ordered a stop to coyote hunting near the world’s only wild population of endangered red wolves because the animals look so similar and are easily confused” . Read the full article here or at : http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/05/13/3858932/us-judge-blocks-coyote-hunting.html

 

Red Wolf 1414.

Ranger Greg’s photo of male red wolf 1414

 

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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.

QuikPost: Track the Pack

April 11th, 2014

Check out the USFWS red wolf recovery program Blog. 

There’s lots of great information – you can even learn about us :).

 

 

 

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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.

QuikPost: Last name of animals?

April 8th, 2014

I recently refilled Lightning’s, our donkey’s,  prescription. I forgot the donkey had a last name!

What should the last name(s) of the Museum’s animals be?

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  1. I think “Samuels” works, as you are the godmother of the Museum animals!

    Posted by Wendy
  2. I like “Samuels”. Another contender could be “Murray” for the street that the Museum is located on.

    Posted by Ranger Ro
  3. Of course, you could name by species (could be an assist to any new keeper unfamiliar with the animal names, if that is ever a challenge). Lightning Donkey, Henry Woodchuck, Gus Bear, etc.

    Posted by Wendy

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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.

QuikPost: Costume Vote

October 30th, 2013

Which Costume should Rocky wear for Halloween: Panda or Elephant:

 

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  1. Elephant. No question.

    Posted by kelly
  2. I like the Panda but Rocky looks extremely cute in both!

    Posted by Shawntel
  3. Panda

    Posted by Jill
  4. The panda seems to fit his head better and it is important to be able to see through your Halloween costume when crossing streets. :) :) :)

    Posted by dj
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  6. Thanks so much, Sherry, for the “Bears Up Close” tour on Sunday! You made it all so interesting and you were great with the people And the bears.
    We are lucky to have this wonderful museum in Durham.

    Posted by Suzy Ward

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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.

QuikPost: Department Update

October 5th, 2013

We’re probably going to be posting a little less for a while. As you know, Kimberly has moved on to work with Homo sapiens. Separately, Marilyn is out recovering from surgery and will not be back until sometime in December. So, the remaining staff here will be hustling and bustling to deal with all that needs to get dealt with.

We’ll still be blogging and sharing what is going on it just won’t be as frequent. Wolf Physicals are on the 14th so we’ll get some pictures up of that for sure.

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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.

QuikPost: thanks for your watermelon donations

August 27th, 2013

We’ve had over 60 watermelons donated this summer. Here are a few photos of the bears reaping the rewards. I’ll post more photos in the future too:

 

name the bears?

 

I love Mimi’s hair style don’t you!

 

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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.

QuikPost: Drains

August 23rd, 2013

It’s early and I’m sitting at my desk- I haven’t had much desk time recently but I have to prepare a safety presentation for all staff. On the 28th I’ll be talking about hurricane preparation and response. Right now, with the rain that’s been falling, I have been thinking about drains and how important they are. Below are photos of three important drains (at least to me). I’ll write more about each one later, but wanted you to think about drains.

 

 

 

 

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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.

QuikPost-The Dire Wolf

July 28th, 2013

If you have read the series of books or watched the show “Game of Thrones”, you have heard of  a Dire Wolf.

Several of us in the animal department are heavily into the books or show and wind up discussing it a lot of the time. So, the Dire Wolf  is one of the major components of the story and I knew there once were REAL Dire Wolves, but didnt know much about them.

Canis dirus translated to “fearsome dog” existed in North and South America between 300,000 and 12 ,000 years ago. I was amazed to read that about 4,000 have been found in the LaBrea tarpits alone!

If you think that this wolf was humongous because it existed long ago,sad to say it wasnt :(

They were almost 5 feet in length and only weighed at the most 170lbs. They had shorter and stubbier legs then the modern gray wolf and weighed 25% more. Their teeth were slightly larger too.

Even though they hunted in packs like other wolves, it is believed they went extinct because larger pray started to become scarce and they were not able to out compete the other species of wolves they coincided with.

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  1. Hi, I am a photo editor for Scholastic Inc. We are working on a book called “Prehistoric Predators”. I would like to know where you found your image of the Dire Wolf and Gray wolf skull comparison. My editor is interested in using it. Is the photo yours? Please email me if you have any information. Thanks! Emily

    Posted by Emily
  2. I will email you the details

    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.

QuikPost:This year’s Red Wolf SSP meeting

July 12th, 2013

In two weeks I’ll be in Florida for this year’s red wolf SSP meeting- Homosassa Springs is hosting this year’s meeting. Read up on past red wolf SSP meetings.

I’ll have more news in August… will we have the two wolves below here next year… Will they have better luck having offspring…

 

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