Zeus (Siberian Lynx)
Zeus was bought for $380 along with Apollo $380 and a Maverick $380. Unless you believe that it is ethical for breeders to buy cats from fur farms and later call them rescues, these 3 cats, Zeus, Apollo, and Maverick, were not rescued.
The Evolving Stories
Wildlife on Easy Street 1999
"Zeus arrived at Wildlife On Easy Street, on 6/24/97, with Maverick and Apollo, from a Canadian fur farm. This exaggerated, teenage pose, typifies the body style which consists of longer legs in the rear for powerful leaps."
Big Cat Rescue (present)
"Zeus arrived at Big Cat Rescue from the same fur farm as Willow. He and Apollo, another fur farm survivor, share a large habitat across from the lake. Although, you would not normally find two adult male Lynxes living together in the wild, in captivity this is actually a form of enrichment. They play together, groom each other, stalk ducks together and even sleep curled up next to each other. They have a habit of puffing air out of their noses when agitated, especially at feeding time. This behavior has earned them the nickname of “The Hufflepuffs.” These two lynx are the least friendly of all the lynx at Big Cat Rescue, although they have been known to warm up to the occasional keeper. Perhaps they are just more bark than bite…"