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Some big cat pics from the Jacksonville zoo, and a species or 2 more!

post #1 of 14
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Just got back from a 400 mile road trip to Jacksonville Florida. I took some pics at the Jacksonville Zoo of the big cats. They do not have a Tiger, and my Cheetah pic did not come out. (What a beautiful cat she was!!). What is sad is all the information I read at the zoo, about how the big cats are being hunted into virtual extinction, and that many of these species only have hope of surviving through breeding programs at Zoo's such as this wonderful one in Jacksonville. Sorry, for some reason my photobucket resized the cat pics a little small for some reason But I hope you enjoy these pics

A beautiful panther taking a cat nap


A sleek Bobcat..


A gorgeous leopard..


The King of the Jungle, chilling under a tree (center back, he was far away!


A mother monkey with her bald headed patchy baby


A bright feathered bird from the South American Aviary(I forgot the name!)


another fine feathered friend, a stork, walking the grounds...

post #2 of 14
very beautiful pics!
Thanks for sharing.
post #3 of 14
Beautiful pics!! Thanks for sharing!
post #4 of 14
I'll move this to the pet pics in the cats and other animals forum for you
post #5 of 14
Gorgeous pics.

The parrot looks like a Red Lory to me.
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by sbw999
Just got back from a 400 mile road trip to Jacksonville Florida. I took some pics at the Jacksonville Zoo of the big cats. They do not have a Tiger, and my Cheetah pic did not come out. (What a beautiful cat she was!!). What is sad is all the information I read at the zoo, about how the big cats are being hunted into virtual extinction, and that many of these species only have hope of surviving through breeding programs at Zoo's such as this wonderful one in Jacksonville.
Not only do zoos breed these wonderful cats but many responsible PRIVATE onwers do as well. But, unfortunately, with the many stupid useless ban laws being enforced, many private owners will no longer be able to raise these beutiful cats. PRIVATE ownership has a big role in the survival of these cat species, even more so than most zoos. Useless ban laws are banning these cats to extinction The pictures are wonderful by the way
post #7 of 14
That leopard is beautiful!

I love the little baby monkey - how sweet!

Great pictures, I hope you had a wonderful time!
post #8 of 14
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Thanks everybody. Glad you enjoy the pics. And Amber I am so glad for people that privately are saving these beautiful animals. I wasnt aware that the laws are making it so tough for people like you. It is so wrong.
post #9 of 14
Those are some beautiful animals!
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by sbw999
And Amber I am so glad for people that privately are saving these beautiful animals. I wasnt aware that the laws are making it so tough for people like you. It is so wrong.
I do support good fair regulations, they help protect the welfare of these wonderful animals and protects the safety of the public. But banning is wrong. I am happy that you agree that these ban laws are wrong
post #11 of 14
I love the one of the leopard. It's so beautiful. And the vividness of the red bird is stunning.
post #12 of 14
Hey that's my zoo (I live in Jacksonville!) Do you have family here?
post #13 of 14
great pictures thankx for sharing them with all of us!
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by squirtle
Hey that's my zoo (I live in Jacksonville!) Do you have family here?
Nope. I live In NC. Just was in Florida to watch the NCAA tournament, and figured I would see the Zoo also. Jacksonville is a nice City
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