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The Final Countdown

      Mystic Jungle is dedicated to the fight against extinction. We deal in facts, not emotion.  Emotion is what drives us to do what we do, but it is the facts that helps us make the most informed decisions in regards to the outcome of the situation. If we are sent something such as
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Recap of 2014 Trials of the Jungle

It has been a REALLY long time since I have written. For that my friends I apologize. This year has been a rough year. Starting in January, at a big cat continuing education seminar, we had the main facility truck stolen. While it was recovered a week later, it spent three weeks in th
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Sometimes It Is A Zebra

     As many know I have had a life time in veterinary medicine, as well as the animal industry as a whole. I have worked some small farm town community clinics up to the Mayo type hospital of veterinary medicine. With all this vast experience of seeing a lot of unusual cases, I tend
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Winter Brings in Bleak Events

       November brought in the normal fall weather. Plans were in the making for the expansion of exhibits, building Spikes new enclosure and so much more. Little did we know what life had planned for us in the upcoming weeks.  The holidays came and went, and with them came the arriva
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The Day The Animals Cried

    I have written on this before, but this atrocity is one that merits attention once again. The Ohio Exotic Ban law is about to go into full effect as of January 1 2014. For the un-informed, one thinks this is a simple case of the closure of “road side zoo’s” and i
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Bobcat Rescue, Relocation and Release

    Here at the jungle we not only concentrate on conservation across the globe but in our backyard.  We are licensed by the state of Florida to rehabilitate and release native wildlife, as well as one of the few facilities that can post pictures of animals in rehab, as we have a spec
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“Let Them Be Free” – Educating the uneducated

    If I have seen it once, I have seen it at least THOUSANDS of times. Someone sees a picture of a big cat in captivity, and they begin the chant of “They belong in the wild”, or “Let them be free”.   I have tried to be nice, but now the gloves are off. I am b
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The After Effects Of Banning Exotics

     I feel no one has really thought through what will happen if an all out ban on exotics were to pass. I mean, really, seriously think about it.  I know people LOVE to think they are “helping” by signing that petition, or letter to your state legislator. After all, you
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Two Bobcat Girls Now Call Mystic Jungle Home

We are pleased to announce the arrival of two beautiful bobcat girls here at the Jungle. We are currently playing the name game to select a fitting name for each of these beauties. They once were residents at Everglades Wonder Gardens, a landmark and family owned facility that had ove
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Building a new Enclosure for Spike!

  We are currently in the lead to win 1,300.00 in the Suntrust Bank Contest! We need all Mystic Jungle fans to jump in and vote once every 24 hours to maintain that lead! Please vote once every 24 hours. It is only through your help that we can do this!!  Spike is our resident Siberia
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