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Jumanji

 

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JUMANJI

Male Leopard

DOB 2/23/96

 

Since he is one of the first black leopards you see at the sanctuary, Jumanji is used to quite a bit of attention. Most days, he can be found in the shadiest part of his cat-a-tat lounging on his fern-covered tree log. It is very easy to see how well black leopards camouflage themselves in the jungle since most people walk right by without noticing him there. People magazine certainly noticed Jumanji though.  His photo was featured in an article written about Big Cat Rescue.

Jumanji is also known as quite the superstar achiever in our Operant Conditioning Program.  He learns very quickly and always wants to please, especially when treats are involved.  If the keeper is not quick enough with the reward, Jumanji will offer other behaviors to see if maybe the keeper wants something else.  He makes it easy to capture and reward other behaviors, which he will then subsequently remember.  The adage that leopards have the longest memories truly applies to Jumanji.

On 2/3/09 Panther International pledged to donate $20,000 to Jumanji’s life time care.

 

 

Sponsor Jumanji http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-1000/Leopard-Sponsorship/Detail

Why isn’t this cat called a Black Panther?

2 Comments

  1. I just sponsored Jumanji yesterday when I went to the "feeding tour". He is quite impressive!!

  2. OMG his beauty made my eyes sting with tears (I have no clue why). I would hug him everyday and appreciate being being mauled by those big fluffy paws.

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