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Jeff Van Patten Scottsbluff Star-Herald
SCOTTSBLUFF – After a few weeks in quarantine, the new puma babies at Riverside Discovery Center have been moved to their permanent enclosure.
Anthony Mason, the director of the Scottsbluff Zoo, said it couldn’t have been better.
“Now that they’re together they play a lot,” he said. “It’s really fun.”
Mason said he gave the cubs some time to familiarize themselves before putting them in the same enclosure.
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“We gave them a bit of time side by side where they could see and feel each other,” he said. “I think it was the first day they were trying to play with each other through the fence. (They got along well), so we gave them access to each other.
The little pumas were a little worried at first, but Mason said it didn’t last long.
“There was a bit of nervousness, but they got over it really quickly and started playing with each other. It was pretty quick. In one day they were playing with each other and wrestling, ”he said. “I kind of thought it would have taken them a few days to get used to each other.”
Like any kitten, pumas are a ball of energy. Mason said that having a mate makes things better for pumas.
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