Remember Issaquah zoo’s beloved cougar Saturday
March 25, 2011
NEW — 10 a.m. March 25, 2011
Join other zoogoers to remember the cougar Nashi, the beloved and iconic Cougar Mountain Zoo denizen, at a Saturday celebration.
Nashi died at age 17 late last month. The celebration starts at 2 p.m. at the zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St. The zoo plans to open the stage for zoogoers and zookeepers to talk about Nashi.
The orphaned cougar cub arrived at the nonprofit zoo from Minnesota woods more 17 years ago.
The other cougar at the zoo, Merlin, died in 2008, and General Curator Robyn Barfoot is raising money to refurbish the cougar habitat and acquire cubs for the exhibit.
The zoo is seeking donations to cover the expected $10,000 cost. Zoogoers can donate at the zoo website.