Posts Tagged ‘weights’

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.

Who Weighs More? Round 3

January 6th, 2014

Time for some little critters this time!

Who weighs more?

Boba Fett, the Garter snaker

or

Gordon, the (now tailless) Crested Gecko

 

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  1. Before or after breakfast?

    Posted by Wendy
  2. Hard to say since the size is difficult to judge in the photos. I’d have to say, though, that Gordon appears kind of weighty. He looks rather full of soft mushy stuff.
    Boba Fett looks young, trim, and slim.
    So, Gordon the Wall Street lizard weighs more.

    Posted by Ranger Greg
  3. Hm.. I’m guessing Garter wins this one.

    Posted by Colet
  4. Wow- that snake has an awesome name!

    Posted by Jill
  5. Keeper Comment :

    It is quite a challenge! Keep those guesses coming, you’ve got a 50% chance of being correct! I’ll post the answer here in the comments section tomorrow.

    Posted by Sarah Van de Berg
  6. Boba Fett

    Posted by Ranger Ro
  7. Keeper Comment :

    And the winner this week is:

    Gordon the Crested Gecko!

    Boba Fett the garter snake is very long and thin. He weighs in at 46 grams.

    Gordon the Gecko is much chubbier in appearance but she only outweighs our tiny garter snake by 4 grams! Gordon weighs 50 grams.

    Wendy, asking if they had eaten was a really good question to ask. Gordon the gecko eats a small amount of food every day, so her weight stays pretty constant. Boba Fett eats twice a week, so depending on which day he gets weighed, he could weigh a little more or less.

    Posted by Sarah Van de Berg

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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.

Who Weighs More? Round 2

December 15th, 2013

Who weighs more?

Ray, the Alpaca

or

Auggie, the Pot-bellied Pig

Put your guesses in the comment section!

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  1. Ray is pretty big and solid. I’m picking him for the upset.

    Posted by Adam
  2. I’m picking Auggie because I always like seeing him in the Farmyard and maybe Ray has lots of Alpaca Fluff.

    Posted by dj
  3. I’m betting on Auggie, with at least 22-34 kg difference.

    Posted by Colet
  4. Ray!

    Posted by Shawntel
  5. Keeper Comment :

    And the winner is:

    Ray!

    Auggie was in the lead for a really long time, but just recently, Ray has had a pretty big growth spurt and has jumped ahead.

    Auggie weighs around 42kg (about 92lbs) and Ray is currently 47kg (about 102lbs).

    Auggie is a small adult pot bellied pig but Ray is still a growing girl. When she’s full grown, Ray will probably be around 70kg, like her mom, Retro.

    Posted by Sarah Van de Berg

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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.

Who Weighs More?

November 19th, 2013

Which animal do you think weighs more?

Gus, the black bear

or

Lightning, the donkey

Post your guesses in the comment section!

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  1. Director Comment :

    I’ll wait for others to chime in, but I have two answers!

    Posted by Sherry Samuels
  2. I’m going to say that currently it is Gus, but at any other time of the year it’s lightn’n.
    Am I close?

    Posted by Ranger Greg
  3. I would guess that Lightning is around 400 pounds and Gus is around 380, maybe?

    Posted by Ranger Ro
  4. Keeper Comment :

    This time of year, Gus outweighs Lightning by about 10Kg, making him the heavier of the pair.

    Lightning’s about 385 Lbs and Gus is about 410 Lbs.

    Lightning’s weight doesn’t change much throughout the year like the bears’ weights do. We’ll have to see what this spring brings, but typically, Lightning is the heavier of the pair after the bears have slept off their Fall sweet potatoes.

    Posted by Sarah Van de Berg

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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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Bear weights…

March 23rd, 2012

Tell me what you notice when looking at the weight charts of our bears. (I find the graphs fascinating!)

 

 

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  1. Very cool!

    Posted by Ashlyn
  2. Mimi and Virginia have a pattern that’s pretty stable but the youngsters are growing consistently. I’m not expert but I’d say that seems pretty healthy.

    Posted by leslie
  3. Director Comment :

    well done Leslie!

    Posted by Sherry Samuels

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