Clarksville, TN Online: News, Opinion, Arts & Entertainment.


Topic: Karen Rice

Nashville Zoo’s Clouded Leopard Cubs Go On Exhibit

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Sip Saam and Natida, the Zoo’s clouded leopard cubs born in March, are making public appearances every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am – 11:30am.

“It’s been several years since we have exhibited clouded leopard cubs, so I know the public is anxious to see them,” said Karen Rice, carnivore supervisor at Nashville Zoo. “At nearly four months old, Sip Saam and Natida enjoy exploring the habitat, climbing trees and chasing one another around.”

The cubs can be seen at the lynx habitat, which is temporarily closed due to construction on the new Andean bear exhibit.

Nashville Zoo Clouded Leopard Cub. (Mary Brenna Corr)

Nashville Zoo Clouded Leopard Cub. (Mary Brenna Corr)

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: Events | No Comments
 

Nashville Zoo Mourns Loss of Cougar

 

Jackson had been at Nashville Zoo since 1996

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Due to declining health issues, Nashville Zoo has euthanized Jackson, an 18-year old cougar. Jackson passed away on May 7th.

“This is a very sad day for all of us at Nashville Zoo,” said Dr. Heather Robertson, director of veterinary services at Nashville Zoo. “Jackson had been battling renal (kidney) disease for the last few years. He had done well with medical support until recently when his condition began to rapidly decline. Due to this decline, the veterinary and keeper staff believed humane euthanasia was the best option.”

Nashville Zoo Cougar, Jackson. (Christian Sperka)

Nashville Zoo Cougar, Jackson. (Christian Sperka)

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

Two Clouded Leopards born at Nashville Zoo

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo is proud to announce the births of two clouded leopards born March 13th and March 18th. The cubs, both female, are doing well and are being hand-raised together.

“Nashville Zoo is on the forefront of clouded leopard care and conservation,” said Karen Rice, carnivore supervisor. “The births of these two cubs aids in our conservation efforts and benefits the long-term plan to create a sustainable captive population.”

Clouded leopards are considered vulnerable to extinction due to deforestation, poaching and the pet trade.

Clouded Cubs born at the Nashville Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

Clouded Cubs born at the Nashville Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 


Nashville Zoo now has Red Panda Cub on Exhibit

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo’s red panda cub Phayara has made her debut. The four month old cub, named by a public vote, can be seen on exhibit in the Zoo’s Bamboo Trail.

“Since her birth on July 3rd, Phayara has been in her den growing into a healthy red panda cub and learning the skills she will need to navigate her exhibit,” said Karen Rice, carnivore supervisor. “After several months of exploring her nest box area, we introduced her to the exhibit and she’s doing exceptionally well; running around, climbing trees and chasing mom around.”

Red Panda Cub and Mother. (Nashville Zoo)

Red Panda Cub and Mother. (Nashville Zoo)

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

Nashville Zoo Announces First Red Panda Birth

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of a red panda on July 3rd. The female cub is doing well and bonding with her mother in their off exhibit den.

“This is the first birth of a red panda at Nashville Zoo, so it is certainly cause for celebration,” said Karen Rice, carnivore supervisor. “Though the cub can’t be seen on exhibit right now, we hope she will make her debut this fall and bring attention to the fight to save this species.”

Known for their cinnamon colored fur and bushy ringed tail, the red panda is native to the mountains of Central China, Nepal and northern Myanmar (Burma).

Red Panda Cub at the Nashville Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

Red Panda Cub at the Nashville Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

Nashville Zoo Announces Births of Three Clouded Leopards

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo is pleased to announce the births of two litters of clouded leopard cubs. On March 26th, Jing Jai gave birth to one female cub and Baylie gave birth to one male and one female. All three are doing well and are being hand-raised by the Zoo’s animal care staff.

“Nashville Zoo is a leader in clouded leopard conservation, with 18 clouded leopards born at our off-exhibit breeding facility since 2009,” said Karen Rice, carnivore supervisor at Nashville Zoo. “These cubs will remain a part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) clouded leopard population as breeding cats, education or exhibit animals. Whatever role they play, they will contribute to the ongoing conservation effort.”

Three Clouded Leopards born at the Nashville Zoo

Three Clouded Leopards born at the Nashville Zoo

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 



  • Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On PinterestVisit Us On YoutubeCheck Our FeedVisit Us On Instagram
  • Personal Controls

    Now playing at the Movies