Posts Tagged ‘woodchuck’

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.

A dream has been answered

April 19th, 2014

A few weeks ago I wrote a little post about animals dreaming. I included a picture of what I thought our woodchuck Henry possibly dreams about. A nice individual who reads our blog granted Henry’s dream come true.

Here are 2 pictures.

 

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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.

QuikPic: Henry

September 24th, 2013

Peanut Butter and Cone Enrichment

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  1. This is a hilarious picture. Thanks for the laugh.

    Posted by Ranger Ro
  2. This is my new favorite picture of Henry!

    Posted by Shawntel

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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:Nothing like a woodchuck sleeping.

July 10th, 2013

I caught this photo of Henry sleeping last week:

Henry Snoozes

This reminded me of other cute woodchuck moments:

Baby Henry.

Henry exploring Carolina Wildlife.

What can a woodchuck do with lots of raisin boxes?

Interview with a Groundhog.

 

And let’s not forget Wendy and her thievery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

When You’re Tired…

April 1st, 2013

…you sleep.

Henry does it better than most.

sleepy chuck

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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: Happy Passover

March 30th, 2013

I’m not a big fan of Matzo. I usually have leftover after Passover so I bring it in for the critters. Jill uses it for training  and treats with the pigs.  This year, Henry is celebrating and eating matzo during Passover. Enjoy the last few days of Pesach!

At least someone likes Matzo.

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  1. awwwwww

    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.

Intern Enrichment Project

February 21st, 2013

Our Interns, Jessica and Jamie, have started their enrichment project. They are interning with us Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays they take classes. for one of their classes they have to do an enrichment project for an animal. They decided to work with Henry, our woodchuck, to see if they could get him more active. We’ll report back (if you want) later in the semester to see what they learned, but in the meantime, here are some photos of what they built and their first day of watching Henry with their item:

Jamie ties on the whiffle balls

 

Ready to go

 

 

Henry watches from his bed at first

Jamie and Jessica take notes diligently hoping for some interaction.

Henry approaches

Henry engages

FYI- I went back and checked and only one of the whiffle balls is still hanging up. Seems like he’s been having some fun.

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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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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.

If You Give a “Whistle” Pig a Pancake

December 29th, 2012
Jill and Henry

If you give a Whistle Pig a pancake…

Henry

He’ll chase you down the hallway until you give him another.

pig pancake

It wasn’t quite like the book

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  1. oh he loves him some pancakes!

    Posted by Jill
  2. This just goes to show that we love all the “staff” here at the museum!

    Posted by Troy Livingston

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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.

Signs of the Season

November 2nd, 2012

Ranger Greg may have noticed the first signs of the impending season change back in August, but here in the Animal Department, we hold off until the middle of October to make our changes from the summer heat to the winter cold. We also have our animals to let us know when it’s time to shut off the fans and turn on the heaters. Scout, the duck, molts all of his old summer feathers to prepare for what would be a fall migration and he starts running around the farmyard in the morning like he’s training for a race. Henry, the woodchuck, and our 4 bears, all pack on a few pounds with the start of fall and then slow way down, spending most of their days sleeping. The bears, wolves, steer, donkey and many others begin to grow in an extra thick coat of fur to ward off the impending cold.

 

One of my favorite signs of the season comes from our Red-tailed Hawk, Misha. Our normally quiet, calm hawk becomes very chatty in the early hours of the autumn mornings.

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  1. I love that you got footage of Misha doing this! I’ve heard him but never seen him.

    Posted by sherrys
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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.

Photos from Inside

October 5th, 2012

Just a few cute photos to share with everyone.

 

Sleepy ferrets, Dixie and Mason

I love how Volunteer Colet set up the playpen for Silkie Chicken to spend the day in

Henry our Woodchuck having his morning supplements on a piece of bread

Jaybird showing off his dinner

One of our Muskrats enjoying a snack

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  1. I miss my babies!

    Posted by Jill
  2. I bet!

    Posted by kimberly

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