Blog: Carlita the Croc

Binturong? Bintur-oh-so-right!

One of the highlights of the Fragile Rainforest this summer is our growing family of Binturongs (Arctictis binturong)!  A binturong is a medium-sized carnivore that roams the dense vegetation of the South East Asian rainforest looking for fruits, insect, birds and rodents. Most people have never heard of a binturong before, let alone seen one, but perhaps if you have visited our building before you have smelled one! Their unique characteristics include smelling like popcorn, a prehensile tail for balance and support, and the ability to rotate their hind legs backwards as they sprint down from the tree tops. They are beautiful animals that you won’t soon forget.

posted 8/7/2015 4:09:47 PM

Sea Lion Saga Continues

When we left off, we had an overview of the time Mark and Mairim spent rehabilitating stranded sea lion pups off the coast of California.  I’m back to share more details as to what it means to “rescue” and “rehabilitate” an animal!

First comes the rescue…

posted 8/5/2015 4:14:36 PM