Dec 9 2016

Keeper Notes

Karma took over for Gale yesterday, so here was her report:

Projects finished were water box done for Priya, barricade put back up around Moses & Bailey. Sod was dropped too close to the enclosure, so barricade is around that.  (the septic tank mound was seeded on top)

Modglin House (intern housing) has had all pictures/screwed in posters taken down for the work crew to paint. All the garbage on the porch has been removed.

Did not get shade cloth up on Priya’s enclosure or area by the cubs. ¬†(doing that today and moving her)

Per Gale, the outside hospital cage that Priya is in now must be completely disinfected and bleached out (because of her infection) before Gabrielle goes in after her spay.

New cooler fan works REALLY well. We may need to monitor how quickly food is thawing and adjust food pull times. Most of the mush was still frozen pretty solid this morning.

A person from CGM Cooler will be coming in on Saturday to install an on/off switch for the cooler. Whomever is coordinating can escort him back.

Most of the picky eaters ate really well today. TJ ate about 6 lbs total. Zeus & Zouletta did not eat well in the morning, but ate well in the evening.

Hoover has been fussy about taking his meds. He does like the ground turkey (ground chicken is his next choice, he spit the ground beef out) and finally took all his pill in that for me today.  (He should get cleared for swimming tomorrow)

I think that’s it for today. ¬†Karma L. Hurworth ¬†Assistant Manager/Master Keeper, Big Cat Rescue



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