From the Curator: This is a fundraiser to help the zoo purchase much-needed squeeze transfer crates. The crates are an important element of moving bears and big cats to our new zoo location. Because of the squeeze element, the crates will be used continuously as behavior husbandry tools. These crates are specialized and must be custom made.
Our animal care goal at the zoo is to provide the best care possible for our animals in the least invasive way. Training our large mammals to use a squeeze-transfer crate will provide an endless opportunity assess the health of our larger animals.