A few weeks ago, I visited the Conservator’s Center in Mebane, NC to see some wild cats and to learn more about private ownership of different cat species in North Carolina.
But the fun part was seeing these beautiful creatures:
It’s been a while since I’ve seen some exotic animals. I don’t remember the last time I’ve been to a zoo or anything like this. But God’s creations awe me sometimes.
At the Conservator’s Center, there’s also some lemurs and wolves as well as many wild cats.
Wild cats and ownership of them is actually a very hot topic right now and there are so many different laws and regulations about private ownership on various levels.
Many times we think that animals don’t enjoy living in captivity–they prefer the wild. But this is a myth.
I learned that animals can triple their life expectancy in captivity and that they enjoy where they’re living. This changed my perspective a little bit.
I also learned some other fun facts like there is a bear and a rhino living in Durham County, NC under private ownership–not sure why! Also, lions like to paint and some lemurs were living in someone’s house wearing diapers before they came to the Conservator’s Center.
This all taught me that you learn new, interesting things everyday in unexpected places! It was so great to get in touch with nature and learn more about the environment where we live.
Have you gone on adventures recently?