WORCESTER – In early May, the EcoTarium in Worcester will be opening the Wild Cat Station — a new, outdoor exhibit featuring two mountain lions and several native bird species.
According to the EcoTarium, the new mountain lion habitat — which was re-purposed from the museum’s former polar bear habitat — is two stories tall and is one of the largest mountain lion exhibits in the United States.
The mountain lions are brother and sister kittens from Half Moon Bay, CA. The California Fish and Wildlife deemed the mountain lions orphans and brought them to Oakland Zoo for vet care. However, due to their lack of survival skills, they were unable to return to their natural environment and the EcoTarium worked with the Oakland Zoo for safe transport to Worcester.
The exhibit is made up of grass, trees, logs and rocks and outcroppings that allow the sibling cats to climb, scratch and jump. The habitat is also New England-friendly and was designed with all four seasons in mind and includes a conditioned space to house the cats at night and during inclement weather.
The exhibit is set to open on May 11. Tickets to the opening can be purchased here.
For more information on the Wild Cat Station, click here.
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