Today was my first day at the zoo. I won't bore you with the hours of details on enclosure cleaning, promise. I won't tell you about interacting with the red pandas, prairie dogs, or langurs. What I will tell you about are the amazing cats that I had an opportunity to interact with today: snow leopards, bobcats, and my beloved cougars.
|A photo I took of one of our|
Snow Leopards in 2011.
The bobcats (aka Lynx rufus) were cute - named Gene and Joan (like Gene Simmons and Joan Jett). It's assumed that they are brother and sister. Both were prior 'pets' and found released in the city some time ago. I was distracting them with mice and was enthralled when they kept swatting my hand to get my attention - so very house-cat like! They are much smaller than the snow leopards, both the size of medium dogs with Gene being a little larger than Joan. Once again, a great example of why people should NOT assume they should have exotic pets... how irresponsible to force animals to imprint on humans only to them release them to fend for themselves just assuming they will find their wild side. Amazing little animals!
|A photo I took of Coby earlier in 2011.|
I can't wait for my next day!