Sunday, September 9, 2007

International Exotic Animal Sanctuary

I had no idea this place even existed, and it's about 30 minutes from here. I also didn't know that a bear has been housed at the North Texas Humane Society for over a year.

These wonderful people are "building him a sizable habitat consistent with those we build for our larger cats. He will have grass, a den, perches, a "jungle gym" to play on, and other enrichment items in a large habitat with grass and trees. We want to give him the life he deserves and to give him the best life he can have in captivity."

They have also taken in four grizzly bear cubs. These cubs are 17 months old and were unexpectedly born at a facility in Central Texas that didn't have the room or capacity to give them adequate housing. Their habitat will be adjoining the black bear habitats, and we are creating a "Bear Manor" with many concepts, trees, perches, a swimming pool, and play equipment so that they can have a happy and enjoyable life.

They just rescued two baby black bear cubs that were orphaned when their mother was killed by a Wyoming game warden when they were encountered in a residential neighborhood.

Not only are they giving these bears a safe and comfortable environment to live in but also leopards (including snow leopards), tigers, bobcats, cheetahs, cougars, jaguars, leopards, lions, and servals.

There are tours available Saturdays @ 11:00 and 3:00, and Sundays @ 11:00. Cost is a suggested $20 per adult and $10 per child. CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 7 ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE TOURS (That might be a good thing).
Please visit this website and, if at all possible, make a donation.

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