by Mallory Vopal
The alligators in the Living Collection at Carnegie Museum of Natural History are always the stars of the show when they come out for a public visit with museum guests. We closely monitor the gators by keeping records on them daily to make sure they are always healthy and ready to go for educational programming.
A vital component to our animal care team at the museum is having an experienced exotic veterinarian who is willing to make a “house call” to the museum to give our gator friends a checkup. Pictured is Dr. Robert Wagner, a well-known local exotic veterinarian who has more than 30 years of experience. He gave our little hatchling friend Albert a clean bill of health, but only after Albert said “ahh” of course!
Mallory Vopal is Gallery Experience Manager at Carnegie Museum of Natural History and also
manages the Living Collection. Her animal husbandry background includes reptiles, birds, amphibians, mammals, and invertebrates.