Most of us know to bring our pets inside when the temperature is as cold as it has been the past couple days, but what about the animals at Maymont? All of the wildlife species in our collection are meant to withstand this climate since they are native to Virginia. However, we still do what we can in order to make them comfortable. Maymont’s skunk, who typically stays outdoors, has been brought into the Nature Center, and our animal keepers have placed straw in the bears’ “bedroom” for insulation. The animals at the Children’s Farm are staying in the barn - where there are heaters and no exposure to the wind chill factor - instead of going into the pastures each day. We can’t speak for the animals, but our guess is that they are looking forward to warmer weather as much as the rest of us!