Animals

It’s Bat Appreciation Month!

October 5, 2016

October may have been selected as Bat Appreciation Month because those mysterious creatures are associated with spooky scenes of Halloween. However, these are five reasons we should LOVE bats, not fear them, here in Virginia and around the world. Plus, take a look at the fascinating bat segment we filmed with Powering Virginia that aired in…

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Keep Cool and Bear It

August 31, 2016

The summer heat can be downright “unbearable” for us humans, so guests often wonder how the black bears handle hot days with their fur coats. While people wear coats to keep warm, animals have fur not only to stay warm, but to stay cool too! Much like your dog at home, bears do not perspire.…

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Baby Dinosaurs Arrive at Maymont!

August 3, 2016

OK, maybe that headline is an exaggeration, but not by much. Last week, we introduced two young sturgeon – a primitive ancient fish species – into an aquarium in the Nature Center. The fish are approximately two to three years old, but they look like little babies compared to their adult counterparts which can grow…

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