Today, we offered some banana flavored baby food to the pups. They were not interested. We put pine straw bales into the exhibit around the pond so that the pups won't accidentally role into the water before they're big enough to crawl out. They are very mobile now! Their fur is turning more gray and a dull orange color is beginning to emerge on their heads. Tomorrow is the big day when we tell Greensboro our great news! The boardwalk will remain closed until Monday, March 7th. March 7th- March 11th, the boardwalk will be open to Members Only a few times a day as we ease the family into the noise and sights. On Saturday, March 12th, we will open the boardwalk a few times a day for general visitors, but we won't be letting school or large groups onto the boardwalk yet. We will gradually open up the boardwalk more and more over the next month. When you visit, please walk and talk quietly and be very careful not to drop anything into the exhibit. The pups will be very curious as they become more mobile and we don't want them to get hurt playing with or eating anything inappropriate. We will do our best to pre-schedule the times that the boardwalk will be open so that you can plan accordingly, but we can't guarantee that it will be open or that you will be able to see any pups. We will observe the new family for signs of stress and open the boardwalk based on their comfort level. We thank you for your patience and understanding. We know that you want this family to be as comfortable as we do!
Photo by David Loschiavo©