In late August the female Margay at the Belize Zoo gave birth to an adorable new kitten! We are delighted to report that Sharon and her staff named the kitten "Cortland" in honor of the SUNY Cortland Belize Zoo Project's efforts on behalf of the zoo! As you can see both Mom and Cortland are doing well, and the animal management team at TBZ is giving them plenty of space to make sure proper bonding takes place. You may click on the picture to enlarge it.
We hope to post more "Cortland" pictures and stories on TBZblog in the near future. In the meantime, check out the "Margay" section of the Belize Zoo's website for more information about these rare and amazing animals. Some members and friends of the Belize Zoo Project will get to meet "Cortland" in person when we travel to Belize from January 3-10, 2009. There are still a few seats left on this trip, so if you'd like to find out more about travelling to the Belize Zoo with us send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.