Check out Creature Comforts on MPB Think Radio! Each week, Libby Hartfield, Director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science brings a specialist into the studio to answer your questions about various animals we see in Mississippi. And of course, Dr. Troy Majure, a veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center of Jackson answers your pet questions. Each week, you’ll learn more about the animals that live in our homes and the animals who live in the world around us. You’ll also find out more about family-friendly exhibits and events at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson. Email your pet and animal questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and listen to Creature Comforts Thursday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio.
We’re talking about the difference between dogs and wolves on today’s show. How closely related are dogs and wolves? Which breed of dog is the closest to a wolf? What behaviors do both dogs and wolves share? Can wolves ever be tamed enough to be a pet?Read More
Today we have a creepy crawly edition of Creature Comforts. We’re putting the spotlight on spiders AND scorpions. What types of scorpions do we have in our state? What do you do if you are stung by a scorpion? And how do you recognize a black widow or a brown recluse?Read More
Things are heating up on today’s show because we’re talking about ants. Not just any ants, fire ants. What makes fire ants different from the other ants in our state? What do you do if you are bitten by them? What kinds of problems do they cause and how do you control them?Read More