New puma for Codicote animal trust
PUBLISHED: 15:00 13 October 2012 | UPDATED: 19:56 13 October 2012
A THIRD puma was introduced at the Big Cat Survival Trust last week in the hope of establishing a new breeding programme.
The as yet unnamed Puma was transported to the centre in Codicote last week (Tuesday, October 3) from Exmoor zoo where he was born in March.
The puma is the centre’s third, as they already have two females – Crunchie and Kitkat – who he was introduced to yesterday, after spending a week getting used to his new surroundings.
Crunchie and Kitkat have already had three litters of cubs, and so the new puma has been introduced in the hope of starting a new bloodline.
There are a number of zoos around the world that have pumas, but some of these are very old and will need to be replaced by younger animals in a few years time.