Palm Seaside Zoo’s panther, cougar finding new habitat

The cats’ meow!

Which is what Sassy and Micco will be wondering when their new house opens at the Palm Beach front Zoo in West Palm Beach.

That facility, the Candace S. & William H. Hamm III Education and learning & Conservation Heart, formally broke floor in November and is slated to be ready for the two significant cats this summertime.

The new composition will enable both felines, Sassy (shorter for Sassafras), a Florida panther, and Micco, a Western cougar from Idaho, to have entry to a new enriched (entertaining!) habitat to explore and climb. It will also give them a bird’s eye view of the neighboring Caribbean flamingos as perfectly as folks passing by.

While the two massive cats generally like the solitary life and will take turns employing parts of the facility, they share a prevalent bond in that the two of their mothers were being struck and killed by motorists when they were kittens, and they have been rescued and raised in zoos.

Though seemingly serene, Sassy got her name after she managed to survive as a kitten in the wild for several weeks after her mother was struck and killed by a motorist.

In addition, to providing new stomping grounds for the big cats, the middle will offer you readers a possibility to see other Florida wildlife up close, together with the zoo’s North American river otters.

The facility, which is partly a renovation/transformation of the zoo’s Pioneer Hose, will have numerous significant screens exhibiting academic content on the animals and emphasize some of the zoo’s ongoing endeavours to protect and help you save the Florida Panther in the wild.