The Whisker Chronicles

Whiskers are also known as vibrissa, from the latin vibrare "to vibrate". Vibrissa are the specialized hairs on mammals and the bristlelike feathers near the mouths of many birds. Their resonant design is symbolic of the energies, good and bad, that are reverberating throughout the natural world. Every living thing is connected and, by birthright, deserves to exist.


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Through The Whisker Chronicles, Maymie Higgins aspires to share the stories animals are telling us about the state of the wild and how every living thing is connected.  Maymie holds a diploma in nursing (R.N.) from Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, a B.S in Business Administration and Economics from High Point University and an M.S. in Environmental Studies/Conservation Biology from Green Mountain College.  Her graduate thesis examined the efforts of AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums in conserving native U.S. animal species and subspecies.  Her adventures have included zoo keeper internships in two zoos and one safari park, and an aquarist internship at the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center.

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3 comments on “About

  1. Josh
    July 24, 2015

    Oh my, I had no idea how much you’ve contributed to such a wide range of conservation initiatives. Perhaps I should’ve looked you up before being critical of your comments. Oops.

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    • Maymie Higgins
      July 24, 2015

      It’s okay, buddy. I like passionate people.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. I was reading your piece on Pere David’s deer, after having initially found about these while reading A Bevy of Beasts, by Gerald Durrell. I decided to learn a bit more about these deer, and imagine my dismay to discover that a number of the captive populations are maintained by hunting ranches, such as the Lazy J Ranch in Texas. They avow that the deer were saved from extinction because of the “illegal” acquisition (from what I’ve read, Pere David was given the animals, so I can only imagine that the author(s) have some personal axe to grind, perhaps suggesting that there is some positive benefit to be gained by acting outside the law, as though laws were destructive restrictions on man’s otherwise beneficial actions according to their own urges). I am astounded that such establishments can, first of all, operate with impunity when an EW” species is concerned, but astonishing to me, seem to be unaware of the irony inherent in their activities.

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