Hi everyone! We thought we’d take this chance to give you a little insider information about one of the more interesting vet cases we have at the zoo right now. […]Read More about Getting Up To Speed on Beliza
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Working with/for Beliza: Keeper Jackie
“Working with Beliza (AKA: Beezee, Beezee J, Beliza Sunshine, Princess B) for the past 7 years has been very rewarding. Beliza’s playful, sassy personality has made me smile & laugh […]Read More about Working with/for Beliza: Keeper Jackie
Keeping up with our favorite lady’s journey.
The day we learned of Beliza’s cancer diagnosis was a difficult day – to be honest, the days were difficult for awhile. Not knowing how long Beliza had left, or […]Read More about Keeping up with our favorite lady’s journey.
Training a Sassy Cat!
Although training is typically done for health reasons, it is also a form of enrichment. Training sessions break up the day to day routine and allow Beliza to use problem […]Read More about Training a Sassy Cat!
Beliza’s Continued Treatment
As Beliza continues her cancer treatment, one of the things we’re watching closely is her weight. Sounds easy, right? But… it’s a bit more complicated than when you step on […]Read More about Beliza’s Continued Treatment
The Role of the Jaguar
Thank you so much for your ongoing well-wishes for Beliza as she undergoes cancer treatment. She continues to thrive, and the community’s generous support toward her care has been heart-warming. […]Read More about The Role of the Jaguar
First Ever Successful Natural Breeding of Endangered Eastern Hellbenders at Mesker Park Zoo
Oct. 7, 2020, was a historic day at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden as a nest full of eggs was found in an artificial breeding stream as part of […]Read More about First Ever Successful Natural Breeding of Endangered Eastern Hellbenders at Mesker Park Zoo
A Brief Beliza History
We’re excited to share that last week was the one year anniversary of when Beliza the jaguar started her cancer treatment. We thought we’d use this occasion to share a […]Read More about A Brief Beliza History
This summer, Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden staff participated in a hellbender release with Nick Burgmeier, Research Biologist and Extension Wildlife Specialist from Purdue University Department of Forestry and […]Read More about Hellbender Release