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Big Cat

Where Where The Wild Things?

     I don’t want to have to ever utter those words. But with the way things are heading it is a real possibility. Everyone wants to jump on the BANwagon. Case after case of an exotic animal being sensationalized by the press (after all using the words, clawed, bit or chewed is
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Facing The Facts

    Almost every month you will pick up a paper, or read an article on line about a animal handler or caregiver being hurt while tending to the animal(s) in their care. But the media can and is our worst enemy at times. They will sensationalize any incident to the point where it can a
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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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Extinction Is Forever

    I have found that as I aged, I seem to be more aware of the world it what is going on in it, than I did as a younger person. I started paying attention to things that effected the world as a whole, instead of what effected just me.  For instance, the same week that Hostess announc
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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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Dispelling the Lies- Let’s talk Biology 101

    Oh, I could say “Dispelling the mis-truths, but that in itself would be a lie. Let’s call it what it is. A LIE. I am amazed, and at this point in time, should not be, at the total genius of this person. I mean, the innate ability to tug at the heart strings, that of co
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Private Owners and AZA Zoo’s- There is hope yet

    I had an AMAZING week after attending the Feline Conservation Federation convention in Nashville TN. A fun-filled week that had heavy concentration on continuing education, I will definitely go to next years. I am now a credentialed Wildlife Educator!       As a private owner (yes
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Where The Wild Things WERE?

Sounds like a title for some kids movie huh? But this is not at all humorous. The newest Big Cat Safety Act HR 1998 could very well end big cats in captivity. Well not all captivity and not all big cat species. Only AZA zoo’s could breed them and only sanctuaries can have them. 
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