iPad Game for Cats: Day at the Conservators' Center in Mebane, NC!
The Conservators' Center is a nonprofit organization that preserves threatened species through rescuing wildlife in need, responsible captive breeding, and providing educational programs and support worldwide. You can view their website here.
They graciously showed us around for a day and let us try out our game on various exotic cats!
The Animals Need Your Help!
This is Arthur the White Tiger!
In the summer of 2008, the Conservators' Center staff received a request to take a white tiger cub that had been seized by a government agency. Arthur was only 19 pounds at over three months of age, a fraction of what he should have weighed. His previous owner had kept him eating only a very watered-down formula when he should have been eating solid foods. Arthur was used in photo booths the people having their picture taken with him could feed him the bottle, and he was so hungry he always focused on it rather than on biting them. On the ride to his new home at the Conservators Center, Arthur ate half his body weight in solid food.
The staff was initially concerned he would not grow normally because of the severe malnutrition he had endured, but young animals can make remarkably fast recoveries. He is now a little tall for his age and has filled out well. His pink nose and blue-green eyes are strikingly bright against his fuzzy, almost all-white coat.
It is donations from people like you that provide the funds to allow the Conservators' Center to make these amazing rescues If you would like to help this work then donate now!
Sammy the Serval!
Look at those ears!
By the time he was six months old, Sammy was almost as big as his mother. He taught himself to throw toys in the air and catch them, to reach under doors to surprise the house cats, and to always win at wrestling his brothers.
Victoria Geoffroy's Cat
Geoffroy's Cat is a wild cat in the southern and central regions of South America. It is the about the size of a domestic cat. While the species is relatively common in many areas, it is considered to be "Near Threatened" by IUCN because of concern over land-use changes in the regions where it lives.
Tiny Victoria Geoffroy's cat came to the Center when she retired from a breeding facility. Today almost all of the Geoffroy's in captivity are held in private facilities. Victoria is one of the grand matriarchs of the Geoffroy's clan. She and her sister were the most prolific breeders of their generation. Victoria came to the Center in 2007 at age 18.
The Conservators' Center is a nonprofit organization and their care of cats is made possible by generous donations by people like you. Would you consider helping one of these cats? You can pick an individual cat for sponsorship here.