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Wildlife Rockstars and star zoologist Jarod Miller to welcome Cash the Eurasian lynx to RMSC Saturday, Dec. 16

    ROCHESTER, NY—Visitors to the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) can meet the Wildlife Rockstars’ newest four-legged performer at an exclusive event on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Cash—a five-month-old Eurasian lynx—will perform for the first time in the Wildlife Rockstars’ 11:30 a.m. show at RMSC’s Bausch Auditorium, followed by a meet-and-greet in the Museum lobby. The Wildlife Rockstars will offer a second live-animal presentation at 1:30 p.m., in which Cash will not participate. To add to the day’s excitement, zoologist and television personality Jarod Miller will join the Wildlife Rockstars for the event.

    CASH is a five-month-old, male Eurasian Lynx. While he now weighs 35 pounds, he will grow to be 70 pounds as an adult. His huge feet are covered with fur on the bottom and his toes are webbed, enabling him to walk on top of the snow as he uses his paws much like snow shoes.   

    While still in high school, JAROD MILLER studied and raised a variety of animals and developed educational programs before earning a degree in zoology and starting his career at the world-famous Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, where he became the youngest zoo director in the nation at 25. Miller is best known as the host of hit television shows Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller (airing in worldwide syndication since 2007), Animal Planet’s Petfinder, and CBS’ primetime hit Greatest American Dog. He has made hundreds of appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Rachael Ray Show (where he has been a monthly guest for the past 12 seasons), Today, Good Morning America, The Early Show, and more. Miller is also a popular speaker on wildlife conservation.

    The Wildlife Rockstars’ live-animal presentations take place at RMSC nearly every Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., as well as select weekdays. Presentations feature different animals each week, including a wallaby, alligator, porcupine, and lemur.

    Live-animal experiences are free with regular Museum admission: $14 adults, $13 seniors and college students with ID, $12 ages 3 to 18, free for children under 3 and RMSC members. For group reservations and rates, call 585.697.1942.

    For images and additional information, contact Mare Millow, Marketing Communications Manager, RMSC, 585.697.1944,

    The Wildlife Rockstars program is a wildlife education outreach group run by staff and day-program members from Bridges for Brain Injury, Inc. As part of their rehabilitation, members are trained in the handling and care of native and exotic animals, birds, and reptiles. Wildlife Rockstars day-program participants inspire audiences with their knowledge of animals and personal stories of rebuilding their lives following a tragic accident or injury.

    Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester’s past including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is one of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.