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Beakistry – The Art of Rebuilding a Bird's Beak

Nancy is a large laughing kookaburra. The laughing part of this species’ name is because of the raucous laughter-like sound they make as part of their vocal repertoire. Sometimes I can do my clumsy imitation of the kookaburra’s laugh and get Nancy to respond with her authentic call. Her laughing shouts are almost deafening! Nancy […]

A New Tiger – A New Blog

Hello zoo friends! I’m Dr. Louise Beyea, the contract veterinarian at the Lake Superior Zoo. My fingers have been getting “itchy” lately, so I’ve decided to put them to work on the computerkeyboard and tell you a few stories about the animals at the zoo, how our zoo fits into the bigpicture of zoos and […]

Construction & Cougars & Bears – oh my!

Welcome home (not so) little ones! As an accredited zoological facility, we put animals first – always. That’s why when two pairs of orphaned siblings lost their mothers in tragic accidents, we stepped in to ensure they had a place to call home. Without a mother to provide protection, food, and care, young animals have […]