Here at the Sanctuary, we love spring. Spring brings great temperatures, lots of tours, and some playful and active bears and felines. The Grizzly bears have woken up from hibernation, the cats spend more time lounging in the sun, new interns have arrived and everyone is feeling great!
This spring, the Sanctuary’s Education Program is ready for lots of outreach! We have plenty of school tours booked (providing conservation education for school children), several off-site presentations are in the works (to gain support for the cats and bears of IEAS), and we are even in the process of setting up some video tours and presentations (via Skype) with schools across the country! We are particularly excited about that last part, as it will give us the opportunity to spread the word about these amazing animals and the conservation needs of their wild cousins, as well as introduce our unique Emotional Enrichment Program, to students from all over who would not have the chance to visit them otherwise! We can’t wait to see what spring has in store for the animals of IEAS. With the beautiful weather ahead, we hope to see YOU out at the Sanctuary visiting your favorite furry friends here in Texas.
Thor and Scoundrel Updates!
It’s been some time since our last update on these two residents, and they have both come such a long way since then!
Male American Black Bear
Born: March 4, 2011
Arrived: October 18, 2011
Scoundrel is one of the newest residents of IEAS and is certainly one of the cutest. His beady little eyes will win you over in an instant. He has really gained confidence since his initial arrival at IEAS and is growing into a strong, secure bear. He is loving his life in Bear Orphanage, spending lots of time lounging in the trees!
Born: March 6, 1993
Arrived: May 1, 1993
Domino is the only jaguar living at the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary, and he certainly does the species proud. He is a very instinctual animal. He is certainly a hunter, and his senses are extremely keen. Domino is very difficult to gain the trust of but once he decides you are a friend, his visits are some of the most rewarding you could have!
Born: March 17, 2008
Arrived: May 12, 2008
Chrissy is a playful little bobcat. True to a bobcat’s nature, she loves to lounge high up in the trees with her best friend, Tricia, keeping a close eye on her surroundings. In the evenings, however, she always comes down to explore her habitat, play with her toys, and visit with trusted caregivers. Little meows can be heard from Chrissy and Tricia as you approach their habitat for a visit!
Born: March 17, 1992
Arrived: June 1, 1992
Gedi is a special lioness. She is extremely regal and very affectionate with those she trusts. Though she is most often very poised, our favorite moments with Gedi are those during which she lets loose and has fun. She loves to play with her toys, particularly her tires and firehose ball, and there are few things more enjoyable to watch than Gedi running around her habitat playfully!
Born: March 19, 1995
Arrived: March 1, 1996
Ron is one of the IEAS residents who it takes time to gain the trust of. He is always very aware of our actions and behaviors, and he is always auditioning us to see if we are to be trusted. Once he accepts you into his “pride,” he is extremely affectionate and caring. There are none, however, that Ron cares more for than his tire. He always keeps it nearby and protects it from any potential harm!
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