Tiger and Leopard Awareness Day

September 30, 2012 - 10:00am to 02:00pm

Tigers and leopards from the Amur region are critically endangered.

Oregon Zoo tigers Mikhail and Nicole and leopards Boris and Kia serve as ambassadors for their wild counterparts, which are quickly losing habitat and room to roam. Come learn about these gorgeous creatures, and how they aren't that different from your domestic kitties at home. ZooGuides will tell you more about what you can do to help tigers and leopards in Asia, Zoo Keepers will talk about how they take care of our big cats and veterinarians from Banfield Pet Hospital will be on hand to tell you how to take better care of your pets.

Animal Talk Schedule:

      • 11 a.m. at tigers: Keeper Talk: crate training & medical exams; Banfield Vet Talk: medical care for your domestic cats
      • 12 p.m. at leopards: ZooGuide Animal Talk: Social dynamics of big cats; Banfield Vet Talk: Introducing new pets to your household, introducing babies to pets
      • 1 p.m. at leopards: Keeper Talk: Nutrition, weight management and exercise for big cats; Banfield Vet Talk: Nutrition, weight management and exercise for domestic cats
      • 2 p.m. at tigers: ZooGuide Animal Talk: Nutrition, weight management and exercise for big cats; Banfield Vet Talk: Nutrition, weight management and exercise for domestic cats