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Young cougars a welcome addition to Brit Spaugh Zoo

Dear Editor,
I was very pleased to read the article in the Great Bend Tribune: “Baby cougars coming to Brit Spaugh Zoo” (April 2 issue). I am thankful that the U.S. Department of Wildlife rescued the two young cougar cubs from California and Oregon, from being sold on the black-market. Since the one young cub arriving from Oregon is nearly 90 percent blind, it had no real chance of surviving “in the wild” and if sold on the black-market, chances are likely that it would have been neglected or killed for its pelt. Thankfully, the Zoo at Great Bend ...


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