Pat The Cat
Pat the cat was a wild jaguar in Belize suspected of killing cattle on farms. The Belize Zoo took Pat in as part of their human-jaguar conflict program. No longer deemed fit to return to the wild, Pat was brought to the Milwaukee County Zoo and given a second chance. A new budding relationship formed between the two zoos and the Pat Gives Back program was created for our zookeepers to participate in on-the-ground conservation efforts.
Over many years this program has fostered the relationship with the Belize Zoo, worked with local communities in Belize to co-exist with jaguars in their region, improved veterinary care for jaguars and other native animals, and so much more.
Not only are we doing great work in the field, but Pat fathered two litters at the Milwaukee County Zoo. One of them, Frankie, still calls the Zoo home. The Zoo hopes Frankie will one day have a litter of his own, providing a valuable genetic line for future generations of jaguar. We need your help to keep this and other important programs going to protect animals that can’t protect themselves.