Wild Wonders, located in Bonsall, California, is a wildlife preservation and education facility that focuses on the socializing of animals with each other and, especially, with people. From Penelope the porcupine to Olivia the wide-eyed and friendly owl monkey, they are truly the most interactive opportunity most people will ever have with these incredible, sometimes endangered animals.
However, Wild Wonders received some disheartening news this past week. Masika, their two-year-old cheetah, is in dire need of medical attention. After undergoing x-rays by several specialists, they have determined that she has double luxation of her patellas in her hind legs, more commonly known as floating kneecaps. This can lead to arthritis and torn cruciates, with surgery to fix these issues being very invasive with extensive recovery.