View Mobile Site

Sight of the Phoenix

Cougar almost ready for first public viewing

The cougar on loan to the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo will soon be moved to an area for public viewing, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said.

Phoenix, an 11-year-old cougar that was rescued from the exotic pet trade when he was about 2 weeks old, now belongs to Texas-based Panthera Research. The animal is on loan to the local zoo for about a year, while Panthera Research works on developing an exotic animal refuge that will become its permanent home.

Great Bend was recommended as the temporary home for the cougar by the State of Kansas Wildlife Division and by the ...

** Subscribers Log in to read this full article.

In order to view premium content, you must purchase a subscription.

Thank you for showing so much interest in our site! Our policies allow 10 free article views each month. To access additional articles including the E-Tribune, please subscribe. Already a print or online subscriber? Just log on to access additional content.

A subscription is required before viewing this article and other premium content.

Already a registered member and have a subscription?

If you have already purchased a subscription, please log in to view the full article.

Are you registered, but do not have a subscription?

If you are a registed user and would like to purchase a subscription, log in to view a list of available subscriptions.

Interested in becoming a registered member and purchasing a subscription?

Join our community today by registering for a FREE account. Once you have registered for a FREE account, click SUBSCRIBE NOW to purchase access to premium content.

Membership Benefits

  • Instant access to creating Blogs, Photo Albums, and Event listings.
  • Email alerts with the latest news.
  • Access to commenting on articles.

Please wait ...