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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.

Rummage Sale is tomorrow!!

May 3rd, 2013

Come join Zookeepers and Volunteers from The Museum of Life and Science, Carolina Tiger Rescue, and Duke lemur Center for their annual Rummage Sale.

From 7 a.m. to noon under the picnic dome at the Museum of Life and Science

Great prices on a huge variety of stuff! And all proceeds benefit our local Piedmont AAZK.

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  1. hope it was successful!

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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.

Baking for the animals

May 6th, 2012

As Keeper Jill mentioned we had our annual AAZK Rummage Sale on May 5th. This year I baked dog treats to sell.

Homemade Dog Treats

 They were dog tested and approved. Below is the receipe from

“The Ultimate Dog Treat Cookbook”

~~~Veggie Treats~~~

3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup quick oats

1/2 cup roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds

1/2 cup grated carrots

1/4 cup finely diced celery

1/4 finely chopped broccoli

1/4 cup finely diced red or yellow bell pepper (no seeds)

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 cup water

(I altered this a bit- I used whole wheat flour, diced the carrots, and added extra celery and broccoli instead of using bell peppers- just to use what I already had at home)

  1. Preheat the over to 350 degrees
  2. Mix all the ingredients well. Using your hands, knead the dough for a few minutes
  3. Form the dough into a ball and drop it onto a floured breadboard (I used the counter). Roll the dough out to about 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Use a 3 inch cookie cutter (I used the mouth part of a small jar) to cut the dough into shapes. Place the cookies on greased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown
  6. Remove from oven, let cool, store in airtight container- or from crisper treats, turn oven off and return treats on cookie sheet to oven. Leave them in the cooling oven for several hours or overnight to harden.

 

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  1. Hi Kimberly!

    It was great meeting you yesterday at the Wolf Overlook and finding out all those cool things about the Red Wolf Rehab program. I’m definitely going to follow this blog more often.

    As a side note, I was reading your post about homemade dog treats and was a little alarmed that GARLIC is included. I’ve worked as a certified vet tech for many years and have seen garlic poisonings in dogs a few times, which wasn’t pretty. So I ask that you educate yourself about this possibility when garlic is used in recipes and I’d recommend not giving garlic and onion. Please read the link I provided from the ASPCA.

    Again, thanks for all the great info yesterday and keep up the awesome work with the carnivores!

    Posted by Laura Tweed
  2. Keeper Comment :

    Laura
    It was great to meet you as well. The receipe only called for 1 tsp, for over 80 treats, a very small amount. But thank you for the information and I look forward to talking to you again soon.

    Posted by Kimberly Lawson

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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.

AAZK Annual Rummage Sale

April 28th, 2012

Its about that time again where our AAZK (American Association of Zookeepers) is having a rummage sale. This year it will be held on May 5th, RAIN OR SHINE from 7am to 11am under the picnic dome here at the museum.

Our mission is to promote the continued development of animal caregivers and the welfare of animals through encouraging excellence in husbandry, supporting continuing education and collaboration between professionals, and promoting conservation through fundraising and stewardship.

So, come on out and help support our local chapter!

 

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  1. I have things to donate for you to sell, where can I bring them?

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Hiya! I'm Mikey. That's all you get. :)
I work Tuesday through Saturday and you can usually find me training the bears, mucking with the reptiles and saying bad words in Italian to the aquatic filter systems.

Fun with Zookeepers!

May 9th, 2011

Remember everyone!  This upcoming weekend is the 3rd annual local chapter of AAZK’s (American Association of Zookeepers) Rummage Sale being held right here at the museum!  Sunday morning May 15th, from 7am to 12 pm under the picnic dome there will be a wide array of donated goods for sale.  Everything from clothes and books, to furniture and appliances and everything in between!  All to benefit your local friendly and lovable zookeepers.  :)

Our local AAZK chapter includes the Durham Museum of Life and Science, the Duke Lemur Center and the Carolina Tiger Rescue.  All proceeds go to our continued involvement in the zoological community.  Including making donations to worthwhile institutions around the world, conducting workshops to better learn about and care for the animals in our care and anything else we can do to make a beneficial impact in the zoo community.

So come on out and spend some quality time with some wonderful & fun people, contribute to a worthwhile cause and at the very least talk some shop about cool animal stuff.  We know stuff from Lemurs to Lions to Leatherbacks, (and bunches in between) so bring it on!  :)  More info can be found on our AAZK website calendar – www.ncpiedmontaazk.org See you soon!

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  1. Hey, you used to write wonderful, but the last several posts have been kinda boring¡K I miss your tremendous writings. Past several posts are just a little bit out of track! come on!

    Posted by akasse

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