A fully grown cougar was seen by staff sauntering around Goldstream Park on Thursday, just one hour before a kindergarten class was due to visit.
The cougar was caught on tape just a few metres from the main building.
The kindergarten class visited anyway as scheduled but the park gave safety lectures.
"It's when they're hurt or startled that maybe they would come back at you," said Rick Carswell, Park operator,"But they would usually just run away."
If you want to, you can take a look at my article on Big Cats in England.