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Parrot Nation

Parrots are cool. They are also one hell of a lot of work.

Date

September 14, 2008

Feathers

I've settled into a schedule after the first week of experiencing what it was like to work as a Keeper. Once I undid the kinks and got the fish smell out of my hair, I began buckling down to photograph... Continue Reading →

This is not a Table

So Beautiful! :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_imwld_WzI No, I am not hand polishing a table top. This is "Lil' Joe", a Manatee I had the privilege of chatting with. Here's better look at more of Lil' Joe. It's extremely difficult to get all... Continue Reading →

Bulletin: Ike Hits the Zoo

3:00 p.m. Sunday 9-14-08 Mood Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXBdJkTDgbw Mood Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKrJoih_uCQ&feature=related Hurricane Ike just made it to the Zoo this afternoon and the Radios were alive with chatter. People talking all at the same time, basic semi-emergency preparations were going on. There is... Continue Reading →

Just Another Day- If You Work at a Zoo

Smelling like your particular animal is part of the job. So is getting dirty and wet. It is a never-ending cycle of meals and cleaning punctuated by moments of unusual tasks. Lorikeet Landing is an exhibit containing primarily Lorikeets, but... Continue Reading →

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