OKC ZOO LAUNCHES MOUNTAIN LION CUB CAM ON WEBSITE
March 07, 2019
The Oklahoma City Zoo’s 11-week-old mountain lion cubs are ready to make their public debut and you can watch the wild fun unfold live with Zoo’s “Mountain Lion Cub Cam”! The OKC Zoo is excited to officially launch its new “Mountain Lion Cub Cam,” online at www.okczoo.org. Tune in and watch as young siblings, Toho, Tanka and Tawakoni, explore their new habitat the Zoo’s Oklahoma Trails and get ready for all the pouncing, playing and sibling bonding you can handle!
Get your daily feline fix by accessing the “Mountain Lion Cub Cam” from the OKC Zoo’s website, www.okczoo.org on your computer, phone or tablet!
The mountain lion cubs arrived at the OKC Zoo in late January after being orphaned in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Game officials with the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks found the cubs and contacted the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) to locate a permanent home for the litter because recovered cubs cannot return to the wild according to South Dakota state protocol. Learning of the cubs’ situation, the Zoo made the decision to provide a forever home for both Toho and Tanka. Tawakoni will be relocating to her permanent home at AZA-accredited Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, Texas, later this summer. Until then, she will remain with her brothers at Oklahoma Trails.
The OKC Zoo’s new webcam provides a purr-fect opportunity for virtual guests to get a live look at the cubs and stay connected with them as they grow. After completing a 30-day quarantine at the Zoo’s Joan Kirkpatrick Hospital, the cubs moved to Oklahoma Trails where they can be seen daily in the current bobcat habitat. The Zoo’s carnivore caretakers determined the bobcat habitat would be an easier space for the cubs to navigate at this time and cub-proofed the habitat before allowing the adventurous youngsters access. When the siblings are bigger they will “graduate” to the mountain lion habitat. In the meantime, Cody, the Zoo’s bobcat, can be seen daily in the mountain lion habitat.
“Cub Cam” viewers will enjoy watching as the mountain lion cubs become familiar with their new environment and curiously explore it. The rambunctious trio are a sight to see as they investigate all the new smells and sounds around them. Trust us, it will be hard to take your eyes off of the screen! The “Mountain Lion Cub Cam” will be live at www.okczoo.org – with viewing of the cubs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, weather permitting.
It’s Caturday all day, every day, with the OKC Zoo’s “Mountain Lion Cub Cam”! Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, the Zoo is a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the American Alliance of Museums, Oklahoma City’s Adventure District and an Adventure Road partner. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Regular admission is $11 for adults and $8 for children ages 3-11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free. Stay up-to-date with the Zoo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by visiting Our Stories. Zoo fans can support the OKC Zoo by becoming Oklahoma Zoological Society members at ZOOfriends.org or in-person at the Zoo! To learn more about these and other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit okczoo.org.
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Photos/Video Cutline: OKC Zoo launches “Mountain Lion Cub Cam,” online at www.okczoo.org. Viewers can watch as mountain lion cub siblings, Toho, Tanka and Tawakoni, explore their new habitat at the Zoo’s Oklahoma Trails. The “Mountain Lion Cub Cam” will be live daily with optimal viewing of the cubs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.