Big Cat Care

March 27, 2018 - 7:35pm

Learn about preventive care and enrichment for cats large and small

Big Cat Care, presented by Banfield Pet Hospital, offers visitors the opportunity to see firsthand how zoo animal-care experts keep the lions active and engaged, and train them to participate in their own preventive care. And because many elements of essential cat care are the same—whether you're caring for a 500-pound African lion or a cuddly 10-pound tabby—keepers also share information on how guests can provide preventive care and enrichment for their domestic cat companions.

The program is part of a larger partnership between the zoo and Banfield Pet Hospital, which provides opportunities for kids and families to learn about the fundamentals of responsible pet ownership. For more cat care tips, download the Cat Enrichment Guide (produced by zoo and Banfield experts in 2016 and recently updated), which offers practical ways to make sure your cat gets enough physical, sensory and food enrichment. 

Big Cat Care runs every Saturday at 11 a.m. until May 27, 2019, in Predators of the Serengeti.

About Banfield Pet Hospital:

Banfield Pet Hospital was founded in Portland, Ore. in 1955 and today is the largest general veterinary practice in the United States with more than 1,000 hospitals in 42 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. More than 3,600 Banfield veterinarians are committed to providing high-quality veterinary care to over three million pets annually. As part of the Mars, Inc. family of brands, Banfield is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®—because pets make a better world for us. Press seeking additional information are invited to call the Media Hotline: (888) 355-0595.