Mesker Park Zoo is celebrating Beliza the Jaguar’s 14th birthday!

Currently due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Mesker Park Zoo is closed to the public, but that isn’t going to stop them from celebrating a Beliza’s birthday! They decided to celebrate Beliza’s birthday, and bring everyone along with them by celebrating on Facebook live.

Beliza enjoyed a diet of Nebraska beef, fish, smelt, and chick (which zoo staff says chick is her special birthday treat).  They took everyone behind the scenes to show viewers how they set up her party, and then live streamed Beliza enjoying her treats while answering questions from viewers.

This was such a nice distraction in my newsfeed, and I really enjoyed getting to see such a beautiful animal, while learning all about her from kids asking questions in the comments.  I hope Mesker Park Zoo keeps this series up, it’s a great way to keep all of us connected with their animals, while social distancing. Be sure to follow Mesker Park zoo that way you can keep up to date with all the animals.

And now I can’t wait for the weather to warm up, and things to calm down so I can head to the zoo and see Beliza! Oh, and happy birthday Beliza!



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