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Junior Museum & Zoo's Bobcats Need A New Home

Original post made by Friends of the PA Junior Museum & Zoo, Community Center, on Jan 25, 2008

Thanks for the great photo of Rufus & Tule which appeared in the Friday, January 25th PA Weekly edition (page 3). As you mentioned, the Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo are actively seeking donations to renovate the old 1968 bobcat habitat. On January 24th, the Friends signed a contract to design a new habitat for Rufus & Tule. The new exhibit will create a more natural, stimulating environment that better suits the behavior and instincts of bobcats, as well as, vastly improve visibility and interaction for visitors to observe the animals throughout the day. If you are interested in learning more about this exciting project and how you can help, please contact the Friends Office at 650-326-6338 or info@friends.jmz.org.

Without community support, this project will not be possible!

Thanks,
The Friends of The PA Junior Museum & Zoo
www.friendsjmz.org

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Posted by Friends of the PA Junior Museum & Zoo
a resident of Community Center
on Jan 28, 2008 at 10:21 am

Thanks for the great photo of Rufus & Tule. As you mentioned, the Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo are actively seeking donations to renovate the old 1968 bobcat habitat. On January 24th, the Friends signed a contract to design a new habitat for Rufus & Tule. The new exhibit will create a more natural, stimulating environment that better suits the behavior and instincts of bobcats, as well as, vastly improve visibility and interaction for visitors to observe the animals throughout the day. If you are interested in learning more about this exciting project and how you can help, please contact the Friends Office at 650-326-6338 or info@friendsjmz.org

Without community support, this project will not be possible!

Thanks,

The Friends of The PA Junior Museum & Zoo

www.friendsjmz.org


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Posted by Bobcat
a resident of Green Acres
on Jan 28, 2008 at 10:30 am


Hello, Is the Museum and the Zoo part of the City of Palo Alto?
Do they get there basic funding from the City?


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Posted by J
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jan 28, 2008 at 11:03 am

Yes, the Jr. Museum is part of the City. My guess is that there is only so much funding that the general fund can provide for the JM. This is a "special project" and I assume there is not enough money to move around in the Jr. Museum's budget to pay for this and not sacrifice somewhere else. This is why many city's have sub non-profit orgs that can take donations to help supplement these things. Good luck Bobcats!


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Posted by Fireman
a resident of another community
on Jan 28, 2008 at 12:23 pm

Again the huge amount of waste impacts something else.
Citizens,Kids,Animals It is not that the City does not have or had the money. No it was wasted and covered up.
Now the bobcats have to suffer. And everyone else..


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Posted by Molly
a resident of Community Center
on Mar 13, 2008 at 6:05 pm

HELP OUR BOBCATS BY JUNE 1st!!!

Great news! Thanks to an anonymous donor, all gifts received before June 1st to the Bobcat Habitat Renovation Project will be generously matched! This means that, right now, your donation will go even further toward helping us refurbish the outdated 1968 bobcat facility for Rufus and Tule. The new design includes increased space, non-reflective windows, a climbing tree, and more interactive features for the kids.

For more information about the new Bobcat Habitat Renovation Project, please call me.

Molly McAuliffe, Director of Development
Friends of the PA Junior Museum & Zoo
(650) 326-6338
www.friendsjmz.org


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