Many times when new cats arrive at IEAS, it does not take long for them to figure out the feeding and cleaning routine. The two newest tiger residents are no exception! They quickly figured out where each one was going to eat their breakfast and are now catching on to the cleaning routine. We like to clean inside each habitat at least three times per week. This morning, the female tiger was happily rolling around in the grass while we were cleaning in one side of their habitat. The male watched us patiently from his house. When we were through with the first half, the female came right over when we raised the gate to eat her food. The male came out of his house so that we were able to feed him and then clean the other half of their habitat.
We are so happy that these two amazing animals are settling in so nicely to their new home. The female has been spending more and more time exploring outside during the day, just watching us while we are working around the facitlity. The male was hanging out on top of his cave yesterday evening, just watching the world go by!
Remember, there are only a few more days left to participate in the Cougar Naming Contest! Be sure to submit your name by the end of March for a chance to win!