Thursday, June 21, 2012

Shower time!

On really warm days, we will occasionally run sprinklers to help keep the critters cool in the heat and humidity. Here, 2 of our does are checking out the sprinkler I set up outside their exhibit. Splish splash!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Return of the 'Coons

A couple of days ago, the raccoons were returned to their exhibit after some minor flooding during one of the recent storms. Often, when these strong storms come through our area, the raccoons are pulled from their exhibit because it's so close to the lake. We are slowly recovering from the big flash flood from a few weeks ago that was such a surprise. If interested in helping out in recovery efforts, take a look on our home page for more information.
Trying out the tasty treats given after the return to the exhibit.
Look! It's home :)
One of our keepers unlocks the portal to the return home
Time to explore

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Yesterday, when I was feeding the birds in our mountain cove habitarium, I was greeted by one of our residents.
This mourning dove came to us from someone locally who needed to place him because he was imprinted. He's very fond of supervising us when we're taking care of the birds. :)