For Nicole to have a suitable habitat for her work as an Educational Ambassador, the mountain lion habitat needs $6,000 worth of renovations. Assistant Animal Care Director Katie Woolery tells us more:
Nicole's new enclosure is going to be upgraded in several ways. Most excitingly there will be 5 large platforms in a tiered pyramid style. They will be wide enough apart to display her exceptional leaping skills, and large enough to accommodate her well-crafted napping skills. We hope to use these to display to the public the grace and power of the mountain lion at tour time.
Along with the new platforms we are moving the existing large tree trunks in various ways. The large platform at the back of the enclosure will remain as an excellent napping and eating spot.
The safety holding section of the enclosure will be redone to incorporate a narrow hallway, which will enable us to draw blood, give vaccines, and administer flea vaccines in a manner safe to both the lion and the staff.The hallway will also include a break-away carrier which we can use to transport her in in case of an emergency or for her yearly check-up at the vet.
These improvements are necessary to improve the safety of those working with Nicole, as well as to provide Nicole with a comfortable and exciting environment in which we can attend to her needs with minimal stress to her.
to donate for her enclosure.