Pets spend more time at home than their people do, so it’s important to look at your home and make it the best it can be for them. Here’s a fun infographic to help you make some little changes that can help your pets be happier at home.
Busch Gardens Tampa has welcomed two new adorable additions – three-month-old cheetah cubs. The Busch Gardens animal care team is providing 24-hour-care as the cubs continue to get stronger and explore their new home.
The cubs were born on Nov. 22, 2014 and weigh approximately 12 pounds. Their names, which were given by the Busch Gardens animal care team, are Tendai, meaning “thankful,” and Thabo, meaning “joy.”
Get a first look at the cheetah cubs by visiting the Busch Gardens YouTube channel, or watch the cuteness below (they are so adorable in action).
Once the cubs are old enough, they will start their own coalition as part of Cheetah Run, the innovative cheetah habitat that opened alongside Busch Gardens’ triple-launch coaster, Cheetah Hunt, in 2011. Until then, guests can see the cubs at various times throughout the day in the Edge of Africa area of the park, or by taking an Animal Care Center Behind The Scenes tour through Sunday, March 1.
Cheetahs are included on both the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) list of vulnerable species as well as on the US Endangered Species Act list of threatened species. Upon reaching maturity, the cubs may also become an important part of Busch Gardens’ cheetah breeding program that will help boost the cheetah population.
These births are part of Busch Gardens’ participation in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Species Survival Plan® (SSP). The mission of the SSP is to cooperatively manage specific, and typically threatened or endangered, species populations within AZA-accredited facilities. Busch Gardens’ participation helps create genetically diverse, self-sustaining populations to guarantee the long-term future of these animals.
Busch Gardens is owned by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™, one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a worldwide leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company cares for one of the largest animal collections in North America and has helped lead advances in the care of species in zoological facilities and in the conservation of wild populations.
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When we first heard about The Majority Project, we knew we had to do our part to help spread the word. They seek to end BSL, breed specific legislation. Right now pit bulls are the target of these kinds of laws, but who knows what might happen in the future? What if your favorite breed was being discriminated against?
We know pit bull owners and they have such beautiful, loving dogs. We know what wonderful family pets they can be.
The Majority Project is a campaign founded by The Animal Farm Foundation. The Animal Farm Foundation, a non-profit group founded in the mid 1980s, aims to secure equal treatment and opportunity for “pit bull” dogs, eliminate Breed Specific Legislation, rescue and re-home animals and make grants to other humane organizations.
You can learn more by visiting their website, or following The Majority Project on Facebook and/or Twitter. You can also help spread the word and join with celebrities like actor and “pit bull” dog owner, Jon Bernthal and show your support of The Majority Project, a real-life photo collection of responsible pit bull dog pawrents, and other animal lovers that are working together get rid of negative stereotypes about pit bulls and the people who love them.
Our sweet Baby the Maltese went over the rainbow bridge last night. Everything happened quickly, starting on Monday when we learned that she had cancer and that it had spread to multiple organs. There was nothing that could be done except to make her happy and comfortable until it was time to say good bye.
We are heartbroken and will miss her so very much.
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