March 5, 2010

The latest on our bobcats

Animal Care Curator Katie Mokkosian provides this report about the bobcats:

The male and female get along great and are often seen sleeping curled up together. When they are not sleeping they are having fun chasing each other around the exhibit. Just recently we redid the holding facility for the male, giving him more physical activities to enjoy. He now has a hammock made of fire hose to sleep in and climb on, a new scratching post, and a hanging log “catwalk” that enables him to make use of his natural climbing behavior. This spring we will overhaul the exhibit, adding fresh dirt for them to dig in, new logs to scratch, and some more rocks to climb on. We are continuing their training program and both male and female are excelling at the behaviors asked of them and are always eager to participate in the training.”

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