Posts Tagged ‘rabbits’

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.

Rabbit joy!

September 18th, 2013

The other day I was in the farmyard and observing our two rabbits, Betty and Jean.

Occasionally, I will give them access to run around inside the whole barn where they are kept so they can get some exploring time before guests arrive.

At this time, I see them hopping back and forth and sometimes they will jump in the air and twist. This behavior is associated with positivity and excitement. This behavior actually has a name and its called “binky.” Unfortunately, I dont have a video of our rabbits cutting a binky, but there are many on youtube!

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  1. I would like to see video of keepers imitating cutting a binky instead of random unknown rabbits.

    Posted by Leslie

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by , Keeper
I've been at the museum since 2010. I love to read and learn; it's rare that a day goes by at work when I'm not suppressing the urge to spew out something cool I just learned to my coworkers. In my spare time, I play the 'cello, snuggle my dog and reminisce about snowmen and Nor'easters.
I work Sunday through Thursday. You can find me raking the Farmyard in the morning or training the donkey and dwarf goats in the afternoon.

QuikPic: The Rabbits Are Shedding

July 30th, 2013

I had more bunny fur on me than Jean!

 

All the fur! And they’re not even close to finished shedding. (And yes, that’s Franklin the Tortoise in the background, he gets exercise time in the farmyard once in a while)

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  1. that’s crazy!

    Posted by sherry
  2. My corgis do that.

    Posted by Wendy

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by , Keeper
I am most famous here in the animal department for "expanding" the barred owl exhibit, clogging the wolf pool, and splitting my pants. My other less notorious work, since 2003, includes keeping, purchasing our animal supplies, coordinating our volunteers, and managing our animal enrichment program.
Find me training the lemurs or in other various animal enclosures Monday through Friday, or at the grocery store on Wednesdays, when I shop for produce!

Have you met the new rabbits?

May 25th, 2010


Forgot to tell you all– our new rabbits are done with their quarantine period and have moved into the rabbit stall and yard in the farmyard.

The black one is Betty, and the tan one is Jean.  They are a bit skittish still, and we are working to get them  accustomed to being picked up and not bolting away from us when we go in to clean.  They aren’t related, but grew up together and will play with and chase each other around!

Stop by the farmyard and say “hi” !

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