The Wildlife World Zoo has two new babies!
Mickey Ollson, zoo director, grew up raising all kinds of animals, ducks, guinea pigs, hamsters, ducks, chickensand birds.
According to Ollson, the zoo is 34 years old, on 100 acres with 600 species of animals. The new babies at
the zoo are a bobcat and a bison. The bobcat was born on May 26. He is not yet named. The bison was born on May
15. He weighs 75 pounds and is not yet named.
Ollson says the baby bobcat is being raised by two vets and a vet tech. They are more comfortable with
humans when hand raised. The bison is being raised by his parents and aunt.
He is gaining two pounds a day. The bobcat is on a diet of milk and the
bison is on mother’s milk and starting to eat grass and hay.
Ollson says most babies are raised by their parents and only raised in the nursery if they think they may not
survive with adults. Ollson says it is important to have babies to preservethem as they have no control over what
happens in the wild.
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