Lynda Licht’s Coordinator Notes for 3/18/2018
It started off as a dark and foggy morning, but turned into a bright and productive day. We had a great volunteer turnout so we could get a lot of sold-out tours done as well as some specialty tours, feeding, cleaning and operant signoffs.
We also accomplished:
Area around Windsong Hospital, the white gate and big tree was raked and leaves picked up first thing by the red shirts waiting for feeders to come back.
The Holley’s built a new platform for Maya in the front section of her enclosure while she’s in Funcation. Kathryn wants to cut back the overgrowth of palmettos in front so she can see the guests on the tour path.
Nikita lioness’s open air section was mowed and weedwhacked. Nikki was happy to get back to a nice clean section.
A large palm was planted near Reise’s newer concrete den to give her shade and privacy so hopefully she will use it more often.
Another large palm was planted near the drain at bottom of the ramp of gift shop.
All the replanted and new palms inside the rehab cages were thoroughly watered.
We took a toy out of a certain tiger’s enclosure that had some puncture holes in it, cleaned it off and gave it to the cougar cubs to enjoy.
Rebecca refilled our supply of bloodcicles and brought tunacicles over from the Barn.
Intern Alex took her walking test, so she can walk on property. Keeper Bridget took her feeding class.
Jamie and a group of Big Cat Rescuers left Tampa on Friday-March 16th for a trip to India. They are going to a remote region to photograph wild tigers in their natural habitat. They are scheduled to return on Wednesday-March 28, 2018. We look forward to hearing about the trip and seeing their photos when they return.
Jamie will come back to quite a surprise because Big Cat Friend, Lesa, has sent Jamie a printer from our Amazon Wishlist. We have set the box in Jamie’s off for her to open upon her return.
Three Big Cat Friends, have sent head lamps to Carole, which Victor has added to the Bobcat Rehab team’s “Go Bags.” No the next time we are called out on a wild bobcat rescue after dark we won’t be trying to juggle flashlights in our hands while trying to manage nets to capture an injured wild bobcat.