Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Wake Up Sabu! It's Photo Shoot Time!

Happy Tuesday to all our readers!  It is time for an update on our two tigers, Saber and Kazuri.

Saber is a happy tiger now!
Last week, we reported that Saber and Kazuri were having some "tummy problems."  To our dismay, both tigers could not hold down their food.  So with a little Vaseline on their food and the administration of Famotidine, we hoped the problem would clear up on its own without having to take them to Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Kazuri is happy to eat meat without
the added Vaseline!

Great news!  Our tigers no longer have any problems holding down their food and resumed their normal eating habits once more!  Our cats are now eating and enjoying their meals without any problems.  Whew!  We are very happy because there is nothing worse than watching a big cat lose it's dinner!

Yesterday, we asked the question: Can you name the tiger featured in our new video called "Swimming with Tigers"?  We had quite a few brave souls who took the quiz (thank you!), and so without further ado, here are the final tallies:

Tacoma   8.1%
Mohan    10.8%
Smuggler 62.2%
Stryker    18.9%

If you guessed "Smugger", then you correctly identified our budding star!  Wasn't Smuggler terrific in the video?  Here's the video (once more) for your viewing pleasure (click HERE)!

Here's a quick keeper update: Our keepers try to weigh our big cats as often as possible.  One particular lion has been very stubborn and refused to step on the scale until last week.  Our Twitter fans received the news first that Jazz finally stepped on the scale and stood quietly in place so he could be weighed last Wednesday. We are pleased to announce that our Jazz weighed in at 577 lbs! 

Sabu is Ready for His Photo Shoot!

Pssst...Sabu!  Wake up, Sabu!  It's picture time!

Now that the weather is starting to get a bit coolers, you can expect our cats to be, dare we say, "friskier"?  You do not want to miss out on an opportunity to capture our big cats in action this fall, as we are holding our Fall Big Cat Photo Shoot scheduled for Saturday, Oct 13th from 7:30am-11:30am! 
In-Sync Exotics is excited to offer professional and amateur photographers the opportunity to photograph our exotics wild animals in a natural and semi-natural background. Capture those special moments as our wild ones splash in their pools, play with their toys on the playground, or just coming up to greet you, up close and personal! We cater to small groups with only 15 reservations available for the spring, summer, and fall photo shoots; however, we must have at least 10 people scheduled in order for the private photography session to take place.  
What to expect during your photography shoot  
All participants will receive an orientation prior to breaking out into small groups with two volunteer animal caretakers per group. Our goal is to allow you to photograph our animals without the double barrier hindering your view. If you have professional photo equipment you can focus past single cage wire if the cat is far enough from the side of the enclosure. If you are using amateur photo equipment, you may have single cage wire in some of your photographs. Our animals always come first—we do not force our animals to perform, but allow them to act naturally in their own environment. If one of our cats is not in the mood to be photographed (for instance hiding in her den), then the small group will have to move on to the next animal. Some of our smaller cats can be rather shy and elusive, so we cannot guarantee you will get a great shot of all our wild ones, but we will give it our best effort to quietly encourage our shy ones to come out and greet you!
This event is by appointment only. Please email Lynne (click HERE for email address) for info on availability, waiting list, payment options and details about the shoot. The cost for the private photo shoot tour is $100 per photographer. Prices and terms subject to change without notice. You do not want to miss this opportunity to take some fabulous photos of our animals! With the weather a little cooler in the mornings, we feel confident that you will walk away with some of the most amazing pictures of our animals waking up and playing! So sign up today and we’ll see you on October 13, 2012! To view or print our flier for this event, please click HERE!
We hope you enjoyed today's blog posting!  Be sure to check back tomorrow for more fun and informative information about the animals (and humans) of In-Sync Exotics!  Don't forget to let us know your reaction to this posting by clicking on one of the reaction buttons below--and share this blog posting with others please ~ Thank you!

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