Stay Calm & Secure the Snake
Of course, the keepers are also advised to remain calm, as then the venom will stay more localized.
About zoos & wildlife. (In my 29th year w/ NC Zoo Society)
"ASHEBORO, NC--Olympia, a 16-year-old gorilla newly arrived at the North Carolina Zoo, examines her surroundings on her first day on exhibit. She arrived from Zoo Atlanta and is undergoing routine introductions with the zoo's three other gorillas." (Tom Gillespie, NC Zoo cutline and photo)
NC Zoo chimpanzee Hondo died Thursday afternoon .
Last saw the 36 year-old August 5. He gave me some head-bobbing threats, probably because he recalls my visiting through the years with veterinarians and general curators who might have been involved in some of Hondo's less pleasant life events. He once threw a rock through the "chicken wire" front of the old chimp exhibit here, aiming at then General Curator Ron Morris, to my right.
I might not have been his favorite person by association, but I will miss Hondo much.
"Willy is about to embark on an extended vacation. While his exhibit is being remodeled he will spend some time in Milwaukee.
Obviously I will miss him VERY much and will have to take a road trip." NC Zoo photo, title and text by ucumari.
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