A Morning Stroll

By |2018-01-04T19:13:20+00:00November 18th, 2014|

A morning stroll in November’s chilly winds...   (Photo by Vint Virga)  

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Meet Black Jack the Wallaby

By |2018-01-04T19:13:20+00:00November 12th, 2014|

Remember this little Bennett’s wallaby from August? Here he is in his momma’s pouch two...   (Photo by Vint Virga)   Here he is months later...   (Photo by Vint Virga)   And here he is on the [...]

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Cozy Like a Sloth

By |2018-01-04T19:13:20+00:00October 10th, 2014|

A good day for getting cozy indoors like Willie (a two-toed sloth). Photo by Vint Virga

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Zoo Rounds

By |2018-01-04T19:13:20+00:00October 5th, 2014|

Back to the comforts of home and rounds at one of my favorite zoos. Photo by Vint Virga

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On the Brink of Extinction

By |2018-01-04T19:13:20+00:00July 30th, 2014|

This animal might be hunted to extinction before you’ve even heard of it. Photo Credit: Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program

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By |2018-01-04T19:13:21+00:00July 8th, 2014|

With all the rain driving down and warnings of flash floods, hope we don’t end up this deep under water. Photo by Vint Virga

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A Cool Drink

By |2018-01-04T19:13:21+00:00July 1st, 2014|

A cooling, fresh drink on a hot summer day … on my rounds through the zoo. Photo by Vint Virga

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Captain Hammer

By |2018-01-04T19:13:21+00:00June 20th, 2014|

Captain Hammer sits in the old gum tree … even more enthralled with him than he is with me. Photo by Vint Virga

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Joe the Owl

By |2018-01-04T19:13:21+00:00October 1st, 2013|

It’s been a good while since I’ve cared for a great horned owl.  Meet Joe. Sensitive. Reserved. Majestic. Photo by Vint Virga

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Tegu’s Soul

By |2018-01-04T19:13:22+00:00August 30th, 2013|

I’m often asked in interviews how it can be certain animals have souls.  Among the reasons I offer, I try to explain how each creature with whom I work has a unique identity — their personality, temperament, what brings them [...]

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NPR’s Think with Krys Boyd

By |2018-01-04T19:13:22+00:00July 25th, 2013|

The podcast of my interview on Think with Krys Boyd - NPR / KERA. Hour 1:   How can the connections we forge with animals teach us about ourselves? We’ll talk this hour with veterinarian and animal behaviorist Dr. Vint Virga, author of “The [...]

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By |2018-01-04T19:13:22+00:00July 20th, 2013|

TheDodo.com, a new animal website, promises to philosophically explore our relationships with animals. I’ll be joining their founding team of bloggers. Photo form TheDodo.com  

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Inara Taking a Stretch

By |2018-01-04T19:13:23+00:00May 11th, 2013|

Inara, Corndog’s new baby, taking a stretch inside of her mother. You can already see her giant anteater form — the shape of her head, her forelegs, her body.

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Bamboo Grazing

By |2018-01-04T19:13:23+00:00May 5th, 2013|

Visited Shea Lai and Jaing on my rounds this morning — leisurely grazing on bamboo leaves while a dark bank of rainclouds gathered just above. Photo by Vint Virga

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Grizzly 610

By |2018-01-04T19:13:23+00:00April 2nd, 2013|

A captivating photo by Thomas Mangelsen [© 2013 Thomas D. Mangelsen] On Monday Grizzly 610 was seen with her second litter of cubs for the first time this year.  The acclaimed photographer, Thomas Mangelsen, posted this remarkable photo of her [...]

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