Ted Gives a Look! - UPDATE February 26, 2020

With the temperature at 18°F, Ted ventured out for a look around while giving us a look at his slender physique. www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtoRW-GQeK0. He obviously has lost weight since last fall. Beautiful, lovable Ted! He makes me want to go say hi to him. Mink Stripe with FlounderMink Stripe with FlounderI can imagine him telling me with his friendly grunts that he is glad to see me, as I always am to see him. I know he says the same thing to everyone, but I still like it.

Stripe stopped by today and seemed to be happy with pieces of flounder, but then she walked past the window without a look, went down to her hole in the snow and retrieved a piece of bologna that she took to her hole under the living room bay window and disappeared for the day.

At the Bear Center, more exhibit changes in the works as everyone puts their heads together. The talk today was also about a building humidifier to keep the taxidermy from drying and cracking in winter. The polar bear is virtually irreplaceable. The $17,000 we paid is only a fraction of what it is worth today. A humidifier that should do the trick is $3,000. I’m thankful for the many dedicated people who put their hearts into the mission to stay on top of so many aspects of what is needed there.

Thank you for all you do.
Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center