A continuation of the tommy thread:
Went to Lindsay Wildlife Museum today. I think I went there last bout 8 years ago? They had a live Puma and a live Bobcat then. Unfortunately those two creatures have passed on and are now stuffed and on display (at least the Puma was). Today they had a small fox that was found abandoned some years ago and now lives permanently at the display. He was deemed to be too close to humans to be safely released.
The privately funded tiny institute is laudable in the care of injured animals found by people in the bay area. Most of the animals (notably birds) were brought there injured and sick and nursed back to health. They have owls and eagles that have been there since 1994, etc.
The thing is the birds are tied by a strap to a stand and placed in the open above peoples heads. They have little ability to move during open hours. I sure hope that at night they are allowed an enclosure that has space for them to fly a bit and enjoy much more freedom then being tied to a post on a very short strap. Think less then six inches.
The place is very very small and really most fun for small children only. But at least the 8.5/person goes to support the animals there and the efforts they make to rescue sick and injured animals.
Stuffed animals for sale there as well.
(uhm. the one on the right is the stuffed animal )