Parrot Nation

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


King Penguins

Lunch With Carole and Kim

Steve and I had some special guests for lunch. After lunch they had the opportunity to feed lunch to the penguins. It was a fun day:

Cincinnati Zoo: The Sequel

I'm returning to the Cincinnati Zoo on Monday to work as a keeper in the Bird House. I'll be there for three weeks doing what I do best: hosing down enclosures, cutting up fruit, feeding the King Penguins, artfully arranging... Continue Reading →

Back to the Birds!

I am very pleased and excited to report that I have been invited back to the Cincinnati Zoo once again. I’m not sure the word “invitation” is exactly the right word. Perhaps “ordered” back to the Zoo is more accurate.... Continue Reading →

Amazing Face-Part Two

  A little appropriate background music from one of my favorite Groups:   Everyone loves Kermit the Tawny Frog Mouth Owl. But there are other Residents here that have their own claim to fame in the "Amazing Face" department.... Continue Reading →

Good Habits To Live by Working at the Bird House

(Cleaning the Little Penguin Back Enclosure;  I cannot describe the smell. The Penguins don't seem to be fazed...It's just how it is. Of course I was attempting to "Feng Shui" the rocks. Their enclosure is now incredibly cleaner than their... Continue Reading →

Another Day-Another Aching Back 09-05-08

    Cody hosing down the Auklet Exhibit at 7:30 a.m.         Hoses are a way of life around here. There is what is called the legendary "black hose disease" that affect Keepers who handle the black... Continue Reading →

Zoo Work Thursday 9-04-08

This is the Intern House right across the street from the zoo. My room is the center 2 windows with the fire escape on the 2nd floor. How very "Mary Tyler Moore"! 9-04-08 6 a.m. get up. Quick shower; no... Continue Reading →

My First Look at the Penguins

9-04-08 7:27 p.m. I’m sitting on the front porch of the Intern house. My favorite place since I cleaned it. I have spent the most amazing 2 days. I could leave now and be happy. Steve picked me up at... Continue Reading →

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