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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.

The otter is in the building!

This is a repost from September 30th: Hey critter fans! It’s been a busy past couple of months. We’ve been working diligently to get ready for autumn. One of the projects we’ve been working on is introducing a new female otter to our otter exhibit….

You otter come out to see the otters

Hey folks! I’m happy to report that the otters have been together for about 3 weeks now and seem to be enjoying each others company. After a few days of allowing them limited access to each other, on October 2nd, the otters were allowed full…

The Otter is in the Building

Hey critter fans! It’s been a busy past couple of months. We’ve been working diligently to get ready for autumn. One of the projects we’ve been working on is introducing a new female otter to our otter exhibit. It’s been a long road this past…

Want to help animals out?

    If you are looking for a way to actively contribute to helping out the critters here at the VLM, your donations will help us to provide the best care possible for our resident animals.  Many of these items, if donated, will help keep…

So long fine friend

Sadly, this past weekend, the VLM had to say goodbye to one of our old friends. Our veteran foxy red lady passed away due to complications from a cancer that quickly spread. The female red fox, affectionately known as Dandelion, or Dandy, to the animal…

Animals like to play, too!

Let’s Play! photo credit: Karl Rebenstorf Hey Critter Fans! We’ve been having quite a busy summer this year. The animals have been enjoying some of the cooler days recently. Do you have children who like to play? We do! many of our animals are quite…

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…