Big Cat Updates
Lauren Grant’s Coordinator Notes for 4/5/2018
What a day!
We were short handed with senior keepers today, but thankfully Aleesa, Kathryn, Karma, & MaryLou all helped out today to make sure we were still able to get cleaning and feeding done by lunch time! 🙂
Our picky cats were normal picky today, except for Arthur who ate like a champ (15Lbs)! We have to watch when feeding Cameron. He wants to take his turkey drum to the platform and leave it for the birds 😉
Cam and Zabu’s roofed section was cleaned up today. The outside of the enclosure was weed-eated, but still needs to be raked.
That was about it for the day!
– Lauren Grant
Little White Dove Bobcat
Dr. Justin did an exam on little white dove a 21 year old bobcat due to not eating. Elevated kidney values and bad teeth. Extracted the Bad teeth gave meds and fluids we hope she turns a corner and recovers.
Thought you all would enjoy this photo of Little White Dove and Running Bear snoozing in their favorite tree.
Facebook Video Replays
Little White Dove’s vet visit is broken up into smaller videos. These are the actually vet visit videos, unedited, as they happened yesterday.
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Little White Dove's Recovery Hospital Web Cam
Little White Dove is still in the recover hospital. She has a web cam running 24 hours a day is you’d like to check in on her. https://video.nest.com/live/l0j483FoeG
More Facebook Live Video Replays
Andy and Seth Tiger get Enrichment
Keeper Corner & Fun Photos
Cameron Lion is VERY skilled at the “ignore the human” game! Some viewers have said this photo reminds them of an elephant’s face. What do you think?
Photo by Keeper MaryLou Geis
Big Cat Fact - Leopard
The STARS Award
Stars Prize: Each month volunteers who dedicate 25% over their minimum hourly requirements are put into a pool from which one partner and one keeper is randomly selected to win a prize.
The prize for this year will be a paw painting from one of the cats.
February Keeper – Jennifer Ruszczyk
February Partner – Melinda Coats
March Keeper – Brittany Mira
March Partner – Christine Hamblin
Purrfection Ocelot Gets Fan Mail
Cameron K. and his parents came for a private tour this past week (Wednesday-April 3, 2018). Purrfection ocelot received some “fan mail” from Cameron.
Reise Cougar is a chatty girl always happy go lucky except when it is snack time or meal time when she turns growly, snarly, and grabby.
This sweet funny snarly cougar has her own line of Cougar Gear including many coloring and styles of shirts with this adorable photo of her and a butterfly. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078T1WBVY?th=1
More Keeper and Fun Photos
Pineapple Enrichment for Apollo, Siberian Lynx
Apollo, an almost 21 year old Siberian lynx, has always really loved pineapples as his favorite enrichment item!