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Creature Comforts

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 and listen to Creature Comforts Thursday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio.

  • Spring Drive Time  image
    Excerpt (54:43) | Air date 04/10/14
    It's a special Spring Drive Time edition of Creature Comforts!
  • Nature Fest  image
    Excerpt (53:55) | Air date 04/03/14
    On today's show, we talk about Nature Fest at the MS Museum of Natural Science.
  • Fishing in Mississippi image
    Excerpt (54:17) | Air date 03/27/14
    We once again visit Mississippi waters as we dip into the world of fishing.
  • For the Birds image
    Excerpt (53:54) | Air date 03/20/14
    Today's show is all about birds. Learn which ones appear with the season and much more.
  • Wild Turkeys image
    Excerpt (51:12) | Air date 03/14/14
    It's not Thanksgiving, but it's turkey season. We discuss turkey hunting and their population in Mississippi.
  • The Great Outdoors image
    Excerpt (53:38) | Air date 03/06/14
    Do you enjoy outdoor activities and events? Discover how to appreciate nature on today's show.
  • Fossils image
    Excerpt (53:40) | Air date 02/27/14
    Learn about fossils in Mississippi and how to identify them.
  • Let's Go Fishing! image
    Excerpt (53:54) | Air date 02/20/14
    Grab you pole, bucket, and bait as we learn about fishing events and fishing in Mississippi.
  • Nature by the Numbers image
    Excerpt (53:53) | Air date 02/13/14
    Guest and author Sarah C. Campbell talks about her book and the exhibit featured at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.

Send us a picture of your pet and they'll be displayed in our gallery, like the Louvre for fur and feathers. Take the tour.


Salamanders and frogs, do you know what's in your backyard? Check out these photographs, taken by Tom Mann, a zoologist with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife.

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