Friday, May 13, 2011

Ocelot kitten learns to fish

Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Communications


Last week, 16-week-old ocelot kitten Evita learned about water. First we added still water to her exhibit and she did not hesitate to splash around in it. Then we turned on the exhibit's stream to get her used to running water. And last Friday we put live trout in the stream to give Evita her very first fishing experience.



Evita stayed close to her mother, Bella, watching Bella's moves before trying some out on her own. In the above video you'll also see her exploring all around her exhibit as she becomes more adventurous and curious each day.

Have you seen Evita out on exhibit yet? Her most active times seem to be between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Look for her in the award-winning Tropical Rain Forest exhibit.

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful video, and I love the music.

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  2. I went to Marwell Zoo on Sunday and the ocelots refused to show themselves, so this was a nice substitute!

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