Silver the Hamster
(1995 - 1996)
In the spring of 1995 the Youth Services Department accepted the donation of a long-haired hamster named Silver. He became an instant hit with the children even though, being nocturnal, he spent most of our open hours curled up asleep in his house. When Silver passed away a year later it was decided that we wanted to continue having a department pet, but that the new pets should be gerbils because they are awake and active on and off throughout the day.