For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — The city of Marshfield Parks & Recreation Department regrets to announce the death of its beloved male Canada lynx, Kiki. Born on May 19, 2001, at Wildwood Wildlife Park in Minocqua, Kiki had just turned 15 years old, which is the top life expectancy of a lynx in the wild.
Over the past year, Kiki’s health had been declining, and for the past month he was receiving medicine daily for an infection. When he showed no signs of improvement, Kiki was brought to the Athens Veterinary Clinic on May 27 for additional examinations. Athens’ staff, along with Marshfield’s, decided that the most humane course of action for Kiki would be to euthanize him. Kiki will be greatly missed by both the staff and many visitors to the zoo.
Kiki will always be remembered as the lovable cat that would sleep right next to the window in the sun. He was always inquisitive and outgoing and loved the smell of perfume and essential oils.