Hi All, those that know or follow me are aware I spend a good deal of time taken photo's at The Milwaukee County Zoo. One of the Zoo's Ambassadors for the Zoo and the Jaguar plight in South America is the rescue Jaguar from Belize. "Pat The Cat"
Pat came to us from the wild forests of Belize. This during a time when ranchers were due to expansion of there farms cutting down and encroaching on his natural habitat. Due to this Pat started preying on the ranchers' cattle.
Pat was fortunately captured not shot. Due to the dedicated actions by Milwaukee philanthropist and retired attorney Nancy Kennedy working with zookeepers in Belize and Milwaukee to Pat to the Milwaukee County Zoo in 2008.
Since that time, Pat with his mate Stella have sired two sets of cubs, his addition has greatly added to the genetic diversity in the captive jaguar population.
In the Past, Pat has had a book written about his journey to arrive at the Zoo. Which you can buy at the Zoo or online.
Now, Pat is helping tell the plight of the Jaguar again with a Shirt/hoodie fundraiser Titled
Paws for a Purpose...and buy a shirt!!
This campaign is to raise funding for the Belize Zoo and Neotropical Conservancy (BZNC). BZNC supports the Problem Jaguar Rehabilitation Program at the Belize Zoo, The Belize Tapir Project and The Belize Corridor Project. You can check this out for yourself at the: At Paws for a Purpose
I already purchased m,y shirt and made an extra donation, check it help and maybe help these big cats!
Till next time, Happy Clicking!
MJ was described as a hybrid orangutan, Bornean-Sumatran. She was born at the Toledo Zoo in 1980. She came to the Milwaukee County Zoo in 2007. On Monday September 14th she passed away. Some of these pictures are a small tribute to her, and some include my friend Scott Engel as well, As both her and the Male ORANGUTAN Tommy enjoyed the enrichment with the iPad. I feel lucky to have known her over the last number of years, due to me being at the Zoo allot she knew me on sight and would come up to me, much like she would with Scott.
I'm a photographer who loves animal photography. Trying to capture that perfect moment is a passion of mine.