Four Corners News Leader

Follow Us On:

Feed the Hyenas at Florida International Teaching Zoo!

Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 1:23 am

The Florida International Teaching Zoo (FITZ) is “giddy” about our newest animal encounter. And it’s no laughing matter. FITZ is home to one of America’s few African Spotted Hyena pairs (the laughing kind). Spotted Hyenas are falsely labeled as cowardly scavengers. In actuality, Spotted Hyenas are true predators. Immensely powerful, they can crush cow leg bones in one bite. They are revered, respected, and feared in their native Africa. Spotted Hyenas are also under increasing pressures to survive in the wild.
SO how better to honor a feared deadly predator than by allowing (SAFELY) FITZ’s visitors to feed our Spotted Hyenas. AND you get photographic proof of your daring feat. FITZ’s professional staff will supervise your feeding and take cool pictures of your personal feeding time with our Spotted Laughing Hyenas. I bet they will laugh at you. But believe me a predator’s laugh is not funny. FITZ’s Hyena Feeding Encounter and Photos are a $25 donation. A portion of the donation supports African anti-poaching programs.
FITZ’s Zoo Hyenas and YOU are helping wild threatened Hyenas. For FITZ Tour information call 1-866-937-1115. FITZ is located at 7725 Fl 48 West. Appx. 7 miles west of I -75 at The ONLY Bushnell Exit.