Posts Tagged ‘Scale’

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.

Gus on the scale…

September 16th, 2013

Remember my drawing of Gus? Aaron’s? 

Here’s the real thing: this is what Gus looks like on the scale:

 

My Drawing:

Aaron’s Drawing:

 

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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.

QuikPic: Max gets weighed

March 1st, 2013

The Keepers, have been using the new scale in the farmyard to get weights on the animals. That means a lot of training for Max: getting a leash on; walking “nicely” without pulling Kent around; no side field trips to eat plants; get all four feet on the scale and hold still… Success has occurred. Any guesses as to how much the heaviest animal at the Museum weighs?

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  1. 1200 lbs? What is that, like 550 kilos?

    Posted by Leslie
  2. Bonus info: When Max stood on the scale the plate noticibly lowered itself and I have NEVER seen it do that before.

    Posted by Jill
  3. How much do the bear’s weigh versus Max?

    Posted by dj
  4. Director Comment :

    Currently, Max weighs about 764 Kg (almost 1,700 pounds). Mimi, our oldest best, weighs about 160 Kg- (about 350 pounds)

    Posted by Sherry Samuels
  5. Wow..does this mean Max’s weight is more than the combined weight of all four bears? I remember seeing a keeper’s blog of him being bottle fed!!

    Posted by dj
  6. How does Max’s weight compare to Mr. Mooster? And how does it compare to an average jersey steer of his age? Just curious.

    Posted by Kathy
  7. Director Comment :

    Kathy and DJ:
    Max does weigh more than all four bears combined.

    We did not have the scale when Moo, a belted galloway, was at the Museum. I’d have to think that Moo weighed more though. As for Max, I think he’s on the big side for Jersey boys.

    Posted by Sherry Samuels
  8. Congrats Kent (and Max)!

    Posted by Kristen

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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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