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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.

It’s Enriching!

This weekend, the VLM is hosting an Earth Day Celebration that includes an animal enrichment day.  There will be several chances to see the animals play and enjoy interactions with their keepers.  There will be many different critters out exercising in the new and improved…

Spring has sprung and it’s a time for new beginnings.  Since Easter is coming up this weekend, I though ya’ll might enjoy some pictures of one of our program bunnies enjoying some love and attention from one of our keepers. This bunny is actually a…

Fun in the sun!

Yesterday was such a lovely day out on the trail.  It was nice to feel that spring may finally be on its way after all of these cold and damp days recently.  Because it was so nice out, Mr. Red Fox was in a very…

Will he or won’t he?

It’s feeling a lot like springtime out there today. This coming weekend, the VLM is having a groundhog’s day celebration to answer the big question, will he or won’t he? Will the groundhog see his shadow and scamper back into his burrow for 6 more…

Critters in the snow:

Well, the weather has gotten a bit more wintry lately.  Last week, you may have noticed a bit of the white stuff on the ground.  I had a chance to snap a few pictures of some sights around the museum as well as some of…

Assistant Animal Keeper

One Friday morning, while I was cleaning the deer and turkey pasture, I had a little helper. The white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) doe in these pictures is a doe who was raised by a wildlife rehabilitator, an individual who has gone through education and training…