Not your average cat, zoo announces new animals - WNEM TV 5

Not your average cat, zoo announces new animals

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Meeka (Source: Saginaw Children's Zoo) Meeka (Source: Saginaw Children's Zoo)
Tut (Source: Saginaw Children's Zoo) Tut (Source: Saginaw Children's Zoo)
SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

They may look like your average house cats, but don’t let these felines fool you.

The Saginaw Children’s Zoo has announced two new wild cat residents. Meeka and Tut are black-footed cats, a species of wild cat found in Africa that has been classified “vulnerable”.

Adults average only six pounds, but they are predators in their native lands, capable of taking down ten prey items a night.

Meeka is an 8-year-old female, and Tut is an 8-and-a-half-year-old male. Zoo officials say that while Tut is laid-back, Meeka is the boss.

You can find the two in the former serval exhibit by the barnyard when the zoo opens to the general public on April 23rd.

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