Cougars get new home at Palm Beach Zoo

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New exhibits at The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society Florida’s wetlands section include the John and Carole Moran ‘Panther Prowl,’ home to cougar Micco and a rescued Florida female panther Sassafras.

Sassy, rescued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in Collier-Seminole State Park, was in the temporary care of Naples Zoo before arriving in West Palm Beach.  It is believed the orphan’s mother was hit and killed by a vehicle on U.S. 41 in October 2015.

 

Mardi, the zoo’s resident white alligator, also received a new spacious home with stunning underwater views. The bald eagle exhibit, the roseate spoonbill, and the ibis exhibits were also upgraded.

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