Is Disneyland overrun with cats?
Is it true that Disneyland is home to hundreds of feral cats?
I heard an interesting rumour today and would be interested to know if anyone has any inside information! That Disneyland is actually overrun by hundreds of feral cats! Apparently there are even feeders around the park to welcome the cats to keep the mice population in control. I wonder how true this really is? What do you all know?? :)
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If it's true, then how ironic that Disney would want to keep the mice away. Has anyone told Mickey or Minnie?
Okay, sorry for my attempt at humor...
Yes, Disneyland does have a Feral Cat Colony. They control the rodent and pest population within the park at night and Disneyland allows them to stay. They also spay/neuter them to keep the colony under control as well as adopt out the kittens. According to different sources online it's been happening not long after the parks original opening.
If you google "Disneyland Feral Cats" you'll get loads of results with info on the colony. I ended up having to look it up as part of a project I did last semester in college.
I think every theme park has both stray and feral cats running about. I know Walt Disney World has them as well as Seaworld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa. That's how I knew about them as well as fellow employees talking about it at various times. We always suspected the ones from Seaworld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa where sneaking in from the neighborhoods near by but they do one hell of a job keeping the pest problem down.
I saw it on CNN last week
Doesn't surprise me. Cats are efficient and prolific predators. Even my chubby housecat catches mice from time-to-time.
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