black bear at the Museum of Life & Science in Durham, NC
need a drink with breakfast - think this is Virginia (found in the state of Virginia) and raised here in Durham
heading back for a morning nap
kingfisher darting down for food
today, more than 100 red wolves roam their native habitats in eastern NC, and nearly 200 red wolves are maintained in captive breeding facilities throughout the US
didn't get a good pix of this plant, but it's called "hearts-a-bursting"
Museum of Life & Science has 4 black bears - Yona(f), Gus (neutered male), Virginia (f) and Mimi (f)
kingfisher on branch - too far away for my camera
white fringe tree
female red wolf
beefstake plant "petticoat"
coming down for breakfast - notice the tongue out
beautiful fur - the keepers put peanut butter mixed with other things out for breakfast; the bears have to nuzzle the grass to get it
smartweed - a native plant - non-invasive - great for the frogs and other water critters
the red wolf was designated an endangered species in 1967 - this is the female
male red wolf listening for his breakfast
this is either Virginia or Mimi as they have white on their chests
breakfast is over
wood duck box
this is the male red wolf hearing the keepers with his breakfast
Greg - the museum naturalist - he knows everything!