We certainly can’t! The summer is trying to sneak up on us, but we’ve been busy getting ready for it. The last weekend in April, we held our 2nd Annual “Quench Our Thirst” Water Weekend, and it was a great success! During the three days of the event, Sanctuary visitors were able to substitute the normal suggested donation of $20 for an adult and $10 for a child with a case of bottled water from each member of their group! This year, the Water Weekend welcomed almost 100 people and we are so grateful for their visits!
These generous donations of bottles of water will help us quench the thirst of our summer tour-goers this year and also raise funds for the animals! The Texas heat certainly poses a challenge to Sanctuary visitors in the summer time and having plenty of water on hand helps to make everyone’s visit a great one! Well, that and the amazing animals that they all come to see!
Speaking of AMAZING ANIMALS!
Did you hear?! The International Exotic Animal Sanctuary is broadening its horizons and is now home to more than just big cats and bears. On April 27th, the Sanctuary became home to Morkand Mindy, two White-Nosed Coatimundis! This is such exciting news for us and we couldn't be happier to welcome these two small, furry creatures to their new forever home. These two came from the home of a very caring couple who, after having the coatis for just nine months, realized that they needed and deserved a home where they could be outdoors and enjoy the environment they were meant to.
Also donated in the past month was a high quality Chef’s Choice Trizor Professional knife from Knife Depot! This knife will help ensure safety, accuracy, and efficiency in the preparation of special diets for the feline residents of IEAS! Thanks Knife Depot!
Special Days to Celebrate!
Most of the time, Newt is a very reserved bobcat, spending his days lounging up on his favorite high perch. However, once in a while, Newt decides that it’s time to be rambunctious! Usually, this is right after we pick up his habitat. Newt loves the smell of our disinfectant and will rub and run all over his habitat playing when he can smell it!
Tassers is the oldest resident of the Sanctuary, but along with this title, he has the crown for being the sweetest! He is an extremely affectionate bobcat and loves to come over for a visit with a friend. He is always purring in the presence of his most trusted companions and we enjoy his company as much as he enjoys ours!
Mia will win your heart in an instant, that’s for sure! Her beauty and personality are incredible and she is always ready to greet a friendly visit with warm purrs and playful rolls all over the ground. Mia loves to climb, and our favorite thing is to see Mia bouncing and flipping between trees to reach her favorite perch. Beautiful AND agile? What a combo!
Sajani took almost no time at all to win a place in our hearts when she first arrived at the Sanctuary and we are so happy to celebrate her first birthday at IEAS! She turns 14 this year, but still acts like a cub! She loves to play with her toys, but has the most fun in her pool or pouncing on an unsuspecting Danvir!
Zippy is a very instinctual cat and loves an opportunity to startle and unsuspecting passerby. Zippy’s favorite time of day is the cool evenings, when she spends her time lounging on her waterfall. It almost looks like she is a queen relaxing on her throne. She certainly seems to think that’s what it is!