Meet The Animals

Meet the Animals Archive

Each month we feature a different animal on our Fun and Learning page! 
Check here to learn interesting facts about past month's featured animals.

 

Category: animal care

Meet Ray and Charlie

The two brown pelicans in our care, that we call Charlie and Ray, are both female. They both have neuroligical conditions that make it impossible to survive on their own in the wild.   The brown pelican is a great example of an endangered species recovery success story. In the early 1960s and 1970s brown pelicans nearly vanished. A pesticide that was widely used was making pelican egg shells very thin. Pelicans incubate their eggs by using their feet to keep the eggs warm -... Read More

Meet the Eastern Screech Owls

Meet the Eastern Screech Owls Red-Phase and Grey-phase Eastern screech owls are the smallest resident owls in North Carolina. They are widespread and common throughout Eastern North America. An adult screech owl is about 8.5 inches in length and wingspan is about 21 inches.   They rely on healthy forests where they nest in holes in trees such as old woodpecker holes and natural tree cavities. They roost during the day and hunt mostly at night but they often hunt at dusk and... Read More

Meet Nimbus

Meet Nimbus White Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nimbus is a white loggerhead sea turtle. Nimbus has a skin mutation that makes him white, instead of the brownish color of a typical loggerhead sea turtle. The lack of color, or melanin, makes Nimbus more susceptible to sunburn and even skin cancer! Lack of melanin often causes vision problems because eyes do not develop correctly without it. Nimbus has limited vision and was found to be blind in one eye. Nimbus was also... Read More

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