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for North Carolina Naturalist Vol. 16 Issue 2, Sum 2008
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The NC Museum of Natural Science provides thousands of creatures with artificial habitats, so many in fact that it could be classified as a mid-size zoo. How are these creatures treated when they get ill oo just need a checkup? That's when Dan Dombrowski, Coordinator of Living Collections and also the house veterinarian, receives the call. Burgess describes his work as veterinarian, which ranges from sea turtles to spiders and scorpions.
The purple martin spends their breeding and nesting season in North Carolina and spend the winter in South America. After finding martin houses unattended, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences teamed up with the Wake Audubon Society to tend to the houses and move them to more desirable locations. The new locations also allow the public to observe the behavior of the purple martins.