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.
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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