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Ruby Throated Hummingbird

On the morning of May 1, 2015, animal keeper/trainer Carrie Bridgman found a lethargic and seemingly dazed  ruby throated hummingbird inside the River Otter exhibit. She brought the beautiful little creature inside our husbandry building to allow the otters into the exhibit without them having…

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…

A Backyard Pharmacy

In recent years, the conservation movement has really amped up, and now many people around the globe are striving to make changes to save the natural world. Due to habitat loss, poaching, over-hunting, pollution, climate change, disease, and a host of other threats, thousands of…

Winter Comes and now Goes

Hello, Critter fans!  We’ve had quite a time of it this past winter with the cold weather and snow that came in February.  After the last big snow, we spent many hours cleaning up the animals’ areas so that they might get out into the…

Taking Action Together!

“Do your little bit of good wherever you are, it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world” A single act of service is inspiring, but often, a collective effort to make a difference is truly moving. Our volunteers showcase a…