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Thurs-Mon: 9 am-3:30 pm
Closed Tues-Wed
Open Feb. 20 (Presidents' Day)

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Meet our sea otters, Moea, Libby, and Clara! They love to play together or just snuggle- but they’re also extremely curious and love to crunch on ice chips. Otters spend much of their day grooming their fur to keep it waterproof- it’s the densest fur of any mammal, with up to 1 million hairs per square inch.
Breakfast with the beaver family, Walnut, Nutmeg, and Butternut. 🦫 

#cronch #beaver #nomnom #eatyourveggies
Most #seastars have five arms, covered with pincerlike organs and suckers that allow the #seastar to slowly creep along the ocean floor. 🌟
Organic rice cereal. It’s what’s for dinner. 

Our Damaraland mole rat colony enjoying some tasty organic rice cereal with fresh greens. In the wild their diet consists mainly of roots, bulbs, tubers, and aloe leaves. 

🎥: Assistant curator Donovan
Quality time with the #goat herd! 🐐