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Guest Blogger: Behind the Scenes with Parker L.

 October 9, 2020
Hi, my name is Parker and I’m almost 10 years old. I was invited to a Behind the Scenes Tour to meet the brand new bobcat, who is now known as Sarge. Getting to go behind the scenes was unlike anything I could’ve imagined. We got to see some other animals too like deer and turkeys. Now, I know that the deer and turkeys are open to the public, but we got to go right next to the fence and see the deer up-close. I even got licked by a deer!
     Something I learned about Sarge is that he isn’t like any other normal bobcat – he actually has a pretty sad backstory. Unfortunately, he was in an accident which resulted in him getting his right, front leg amputated. However, I noticed that even though Sarge has a disability, he can still jump around 11-15 feet with ease. In about 3 or 4 years, I will be able to volunteer at the Virginia Living Museum, and I am excited to finally be able to help out and see the animals more often. Also, I am looking forward to seeing Sarge in his new habitat once it is finished. Overall, it was a very exciting, fun, and educational journey that I am happy I was able to go on.

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