July 9, 2013
Cougar Mountain Zoo’s female cougar Tika was spayed last month using the most cutting edge equipment, thanks to Seattle Veterinary Specialists.
Tika is one of three cougars at the zoo and is just over 2 years old.
“We wanted to wait until she went through her first season before we spayed her,” General Curator Robyn Barfoot said. “Since she lives with her sister and brother, we will not be breeding our cougars.”