Meow! The EcoTarium opens one of the largest mountain lion exhibits in the U.S. on May 11!
Big things are coming to the Ecotarium. Big, furry and feathery things!
The EcoTarium museum of science and nature enthusiastically announces that two mountain lions and several native bird species are at the center of Wild Cat Station, a new spectacular outdoor exhibit at the EcoTarium museum of science and nature, scheduled to open to the public on Saturday, May 11, 2019!
The permanent mountain lion habitat ranges across two stories in height, offering multiple viewing stations for guests. It is one of the largest mountain lion exhibits in the U.S. at 18,500 square feet and meets all accreditation standards and USDA requirements to house large carnivores. Comprised of grass, trees, rocky alcoves and outcroppings that allow the cats to utilize their natural abilities of climbing, scratching and jumping.
About the Cats
The orphaned brother and sister kittens were found emaciated in Half Moon Bay, California. Both were infected with external and internal parasites. The male, in particular, had sustained injuries to his face and principally his nose, most likely due to interactions with other wildlife. Due to their lack of survival skills, they were unable to be returned to their natural environment. EcoTarium’s Johanna Black and a team of wildlife keepers will care for the large cats handling their nutrition, enrichment, and medical care. The cats will be trained as all animals at the museum are using positive reinforcement.
About The EcoTarium
The EcoTarium museum of science and nature in Worcester, Massachusetts offers an indoor-outdoor experience to visitors of all ages. Guests are encouraged to explore three floors of indoor interactive exhibits, live animal habitats, exciting shows in the digital planetarium, daily science discovery programs, hikes through forest and meadow nature trails, outdoor imaginative play, and a narrow-gauge railroad Explorer Express Train. Founded in 1825, it has been a leader in informal science and nature education for nearly 200 years, and today still intent on inspiring a passion for science and nature, welcomes more than 175,000 visitors per year.
Wildcat Station at the EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way, Worcester MA 508-929-2700