Balam the jaguar cub, four weeks old on September 17th, will make his public debut this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, the 19th & 20th, at 9am. He will be in the jaguar exhibit with his keeper who will be on hand to let him be seen and answer public questions. There will not be any direct public contact. They hope to have him out until 10am but this will depend on him and how he responds. Balam had to be removed from his mother at birth due to her lack of parenting skills. He is doing well and getting stronger under the excellent care provided by his keepers and when not being fed or cleaned remains in visual, auditory, and olfactory communication with one of his parents.
Stop by and welcome baby Balam to Lufkin, TX!