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Some-bunny loves you:

With the coming of spring, it’s time to remind folks about what to do if you happen to find baby wild animals.  Often, when you come across a nest of wildlings, be they feather or fur, it’s best to leave them alone.  Out in the…

Snow fun

Working as an animal keeper on a snowy day has its own unique challenges and rewards.  The animals still have to be taken care of even in bad weather, so animal keepers have to come in and take care of the animals when everything else…

You otter love some snow!

Last month, the animals at the VLM got to experience a snow day play day. Many of the animals found the snow quite entertaining, but others were not overtly happy to see the cold white stuff. Here’s a video of our otter enjoying some snow…

Wood Ducks!

Around the middle of  July, the coastal plains aviary became home to 2 families of wood ducks.  The ducks came to us from a breeding facility down near the North Carolina border. Both families are doing quite well.  In both batches of wood ducks, there…

Where did the summer go?

Hello folks, Well, what happened to summer? The time has gotten away from me, it’s hard to believe that it’s September! The owls are starting to call to establish territories, the leaves are beginning to change color, the days are getting shorter and the animals…

No Stars Over Nashville

Howdy y’all! Okay so after another missed post by the automatic poster, I give up.  And that’s how I find myself sitting in a hotel room in Nashville, writing this entry. I’ll be on the road most of this month, actually.  Having a school-age child,…