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Critter Corner Enjoy insider news and updates from Grant Gregory, Senior Animal Keeper at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News, Virginia. Enjoy stories, tales, anecdotes, wildlife information and goings on with the Virginia Living Museums amazing critters.

Handsome fellow

Hey Folks, I’m writing today to let you know that we have recently introduced a young male red fox to our red fox exhibit.  Back in November, we introduced a young female fox to the exhibit, and now we have a new companion for the…

Foxy Lady

November 29, 2016 Hey Critter Corner fans! In the beginning of November, we had the pleasure of introducing a new young female fox to our red fox exhibit.  She will be joining our veteran male fox who has been at the VLM since 2006. The…

Ooooooohhhhh-Possum!

Did you know that North America only has one native marsupial? It’s called the Virginia Opossum, not to be confused with the type of Possum that lives in Australia.  The opossums we have here are a little bit smaller and can be seen at night…

Springtime Symphony

Now that the woods and fields are waking up, take a moment to savor the coming of spring.  As I walk along the trail, I’m amazed at how quickly spring arrives. You can hear it. You can smell it as the sun warms up the…

A Plea to Mr. Bill Murray

January 21, 2016 Dear Mr. Murray: I hope by now that you are familiar with our renowned groundhog, Chesapeake Chuck, who claims to be your #1 Fan.  He has launched an all-out social media campaign (#HelpChuckMeetBillMurray)  to convince you to join him this Groundhog Day on February…

Help Chuck Meet Bill Murray

December 21, 2015 Dear Santa: It’s me, Chesapeake Chuck, the Virginia Living Museum’s Resident Groundhog – NO relation to Punxsutawney Phil!  I will keep my list short. All I want for Christmas is: Bill Murray!  Bill Murray! Bill Murray! Bill Murray!   Why, you may…

Temps Soar, but we keep it cool

Hello again, folks.  Since we’ve had the hot weather lately, I thought it might be a chance to show you how we keep it cool with our critters.  During the hot weather many of our animals save energy by taking it easy in the shade,…

Spring time is busy time

This is the first chance I’ve gotten to sit down and say hello to you critter fans. We’ve had a busy spring!  Back in March, we received some egrets and black-crowned night herons from the Aquarium in Virginia Beach. After a quarantine period, we placed…