Fresh Sheet – September 23, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   Our shipment of butterflies this week comes to us from Suriname. Many of the butterflies that fill our house so beautifully originate from Central and South America and travel through the southern United States to reach us. Suriname, thankfully,...

Nemo’s Birthday Greetings

PacSci Perspectives   Our naked mole rat colony has many fans. Most of them love the whole colony equally but a few have favorite individuals. Recently, one correspondent sent a charming birthday note to Nemo, a mole rat that she has observed over time via our webcam....

Stick Insect Environmental Alert

  Do you have a pet stick insect, or a colony of them that you have been caring for? Even if you have just one bug, you could end up with more of them than you know what to do with. These insects reproduce by parthenogenesis, which means the female can self-fertilize...

Feeding Space Plants To The Iguana

PacSci Perspectives Since we started featuring Basil as our foster iguana, Pacific Science Center’s Animal Care team has had to adjust our thinking about feeding iguanas. While Iggy, our last iguana, was staying with us, feeding was easy: we chopped up fruits...

Nothing Wrong With Second Hand, Babbitty Makes Full Recovery

PacSci Perspectives If you have ever visited Pacific Science Center’s animal exhibits before, you have likely noticed our axolotls. They tend to stand out from other animals, thanks in no small part to their unusual appearance and a permanent happy expression on...
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