Summertime at the Conservators Center

The wolves have started blowing their coats, which means we have several weeks of serious grooming ahead of us. Their copious undercoats begin loosening—gradually at first, then rapidly, before tapering off into those last few clinging, clumpy mats that drive us all insane. As our wolf experts Kim and Frank Pyne always say, much of the reason…

Our First Year at the Conservators’ Center

He took [the wolf’s] head out of the leaves and held it or he reached to hold what cannot be held, what already ran among the mountains at once terrible and of a great beauty, like flowers that feed on flesh…which cannot be held never be held and is no flower but is swift and…

Lobo Binturong’s Blended Family

Underneath some of the resident and Lifetime Adoption nameplates on the enclosures at the Conservators’ Center, there are signs that read, “I can never have too many adopters!” Lobo Binturong has taught four of us how true that is. I had been on two or three tours at the Conservators’ Center and was already smitten…

Sammy Serval visits the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh

Sammy Serval made his third annual appearance at Darwin Day, held at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, on Saturday, February 15. I was part of his human entourage, which included Conservators’ Center staff and volunteers. Darwin Day 2014 had 4,316 visitors, which is a new record. Because Sammy loves to go out…