RISING SUN — Nothing draws a crowd like baby animals and Plumpton Park Zoo had a packed house this weekend as it introduced its newest additions to the community.
The zoo on Telegraph Road recently acquired an 18- week- old arctic wolf named Shadow and a 14- week- old cougar named Nicole. In addition, a litter of continental giant bunnies was born at the zoo in July. Shadow was purchased from a breeder in Virginia after a three year wait while Nicole came to the zoo from Texas.
Cheryl Lacovara, director of the zoo, said she made the drive to Texas just hours after getting a call that the young cougar was available.
“They said they had a litter of four and they
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Kelsey McGrellis, zookeeper, tries to engage Nicole, a 14-weekold cougar, in play Sunday at Plumpton Park Zoo in Rising Sun.