Big Cat Updates
Lauren Grant’s Coordinator Notes for 3/8/2018
It was a cold day so all of the cats were happy, and a little hyper 🙂
Everyone ate well, including Hoover who ate 12 Lbs today!
The tunnel from FunCation to Natalia’s enclosure was cleaned up. Abbey & new intern Paz pulled all of the burr and weeds out.
The interns who worked today (Romina, Abbey, Brandy, Lisa, Steph, Emma, Jenny, & Paz) all helped move palms in the rehab enclosures today. It’s a huge project, but they are almost done!
Enrichment and Operant signoffs were done today.
That’s about it!
Victor, BCR’s “Fix It Guy” work with the AMAZING Interns to get palm trees transplanted into one of the wild Bobcat Rehab areas yesterday.
Joseph's Lab Work Results
Some of the lab results have come back and showed Pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer typically spreads rapidly to nearby organs. It is seldom detected in its early stages. His necropsy and biopsy showed that Joseph was in latter stages of the disease when he stopped eating and was euthanized. This confirms we made the merciful choice for our beloved Joseph. This precious lion is deeply missed.
Many of you have been asking and asking about memorial items for him. There are still some Joseph items in the gifts shops. Cindy Arthur also created some memorial shirts. Links can be found in yesterday’s Big Cat Updates page.
Rehab Bobcat, Noel
March 7, 2018: Some overnight snapshot of Noel in the wild bobcat rehab area.
March 8 2018: SHE DID IT!!!! She killed the rat! 😀 She hasn’t eaten it yet, something scared her and she went to her den, but she didn’t let it run all around her or smell her nose this time!
Keepr Corner & Fun Photos
I wasn’t sure if everyone saw the photos from Teuci Bobcat’s recent release into the wild. My favorite photo is the one of his stretch out in a full leap headed to the woods. Which is your favorite?
Facebook Video Replays
Keeper Karma tells us about two of the domestic foster kittens that are little miracle babies. Carole tells us about a couple recent wild bobcat calls. The whole time they are chatting kittens are romping and playing.