Baby Fishing Cat’s Big Debut at the Greensboro Science Center
GREENSBORO, NC — Angler, the baby fishing cat born at the Greensboro Science Center (GSC) on February 15, 2018, will go on exhibit for the first time on Tuesday, May 15. Senior Keeper Rachael Campbell will give Angler and his mother, Tallulah, access to the exhibit at 8:30 a.m. Members of the media working on assignment may arrive as early as 8:00 a.m., but the Greensboro Science Center will not open to the public until 9:00 a.m.
Campbell reminds guests that although Tallulah and Angler will be provided access to their exhibit on May 15, they may not actually be on exhibit at all times. “The thing we have to keep in mind is that it may take them a bit to get on exhibit,” she says. “I do not expect them to run out as soon as I open the door.”
In fact, during the first week or two, the cats will have access to both the exhibit and their behind-the-scenes holding space. That gives Tallulah the opportunity to decide where she and Angler will be at any given time.
Campbell tells us that while they are on exhibit, guests can expect to see Angler acting like any other kitten — getting into everything, pushing boundaries, and testing his mom’s patience. Although the exhibit’s soundproofing could limit the auditory component, Campbell says guests may see Tallulah “talking” to Angler a lot, sounds she interprets mostly as “what are you doing?”, “where are you?”, “be careful!”, etc. Tallulah may also occasionally scruff Angler. While this can look like she is biting him, Campbell assures us it is nothing to be alarmed about.
After a few weeks of adjustment, Campbell plans to allow Angler and Tallulah access to their exhibit until around 3:00 p.m. After that time, they will move to their holding space so that Mako, Angler’s father, can rotate onto exhibit. For the safety and well-being of our fishing cats, Mako will never be placed on exhibit with Tallulah and Angler.
About the Greensboro Science Center – A premier family attraction in North Carolina that offers the state’s first accredited inland aquarium, a hands-on science museum, an accredited Animal Discovery Zoological Park, a state-of-the-art OmniSphere Dome Theater, and SKYWILD, an animal-inspired treetop adventure park. The Center is also NC’s only dually accredited AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) and AAM (American Alliance of Museums) science attraction – an honor only 14 attractions in the nation can claim. The Greensboro Science Center is located at 4301 Lawndale Drive in Greensboro and is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. For more information, visit www.greensboroscience.org