Since Mother’s Day is this weekend we wanted to say Happy Mother’s Day to our friends and family. We are amazed each day by our animal moms and surrogate moms here at the zoo. Tabitha is an amazing MOM to Tanzie….even when Tanzie does not leave her alone! Auntie Jingles is also a great mom to Tanzie. On Mother’s Day, our moms will get a special treat! We have a lot of new babies here at the zoo including monkeys, aoudads, goats, kangaroos, sheep and so many more to come too! We are asking for large cat boomer balls www.boomerballs.com for our lion cubs as a donation if anyone would like to make a donation to the animals! Thank You!
The Lion Cubs are getting really big and they are definitely showing their predator instincts. Although they are adorable and amazingly beautiful, they are “wild” and dangerous animals. Safety is our number one priority in caring for these animals and it is a Zookeeper’s job to never underestimate an animal and to observe and learn from their behavior. In this picture, our little male lion was reacting to his sister trying to steal a toy. Notice the teeth (yowza), eyes, and claws…they are definitely not babies anymore. They can be incredibly fast and unpredictable at this stage as they are learning, exploring and growing. They have been on a meat diet for some time (beef & venison) and they are only 3 months old!