Zoo to dedicate lion habitat to Becker
Lee Richardson Zoo’s African Lion exhibit soon will be named after the person who “ran the biggest cat house in Garden City” for nearly 30 years.During Tuesday’s City Commission meeting, commissioners voted unanimously to dedicate the zoo’s lion habitat in memory of the late Robert Becker, per the request of Garden City resident Tom Dial.Dial was not present at Tuesday’s meeting due to illness, but Zoo directtor Kristi Newland spoke on his behalf.
Rare Sumatran tiger has died at Zoo Atlanta
Emerson, a 10-year-old male Sumatran tiger and a member of one of the rarest big cat species in the world, has died at Zoo Atlanta. The Animal Care and Veterinary Teams had recently been monitoring Emerson following visible signs of a decline in his health and behavior, including lethargy and lack of appetite. When he did not respond to veterinary treatment, during the evening of November 8,...