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Big Cat Rescue, one of the world’s largest accredited sanctuaries for exotic cats, is a leading advocate in ending the abuse of captive big cats and saving wild cats from extinction.  We are home to about 100 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars, servals and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts.

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A Swimming Bobcat? Really? Rare Footage! MAX Bobcat one of the youngest residents here investigates his two pools and "goes for a swim!"

Shakur Markus, Dawn M. Kirk and 23 others like this

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Sue AlexanderI don't think he liked it much! LOL Poor guy just couldn't stay on the rocks.38 minutes ago   ·  6
Patricia LarkinI don't think he liked it too much.39 minutes ago
Rebecca BurtenshawIs he panting because he's stressed?29 minutes ago   ·  1
Rachel Austin BookerThat was amazing, a cat in the water?18 minutes ago
Sydney WalkerHe sure didn't like it. Lol7 minutes ago
Nesrin AliHaha:D26 minutes ago
Elisabeth BlackwoodSuch a cat to get into that situation, lol9 minutes ago
Ricky BoydNever saw a cat that likes getting wet n this ones no exception.21 minutes ago
Cindy WarnerI like how he did that typical cat move the one time when he slipped in, and he got out, looked around to see if anyone saw then acted like "I meant to do that."21 minutes ago
Linda McGinnisFunny!27 minutes ago
Biljana NikolićBeautiful big cat.15 minutes ago
Jayhan Lobo IzzetAww he is so beautiful :) you guys do such a great job.15 minutes ago
Michelle Rosadotoo cute and funny19 minutes ago
Wayne MerchelSuch beautiful fluid movement. Stunner !12 minutes ago
Blanca Quintero-Buizaawwww.... but it looks like it was more of a mishap. :( but cute non the less.31 minutes ago
Gabrielle Scaforapoor baby :( ... I'm glad he found the right way :)15 minutes ago
Merle Lynne LudwigToo cute!!22 minutes ago
Lisa WilliamsonThat was great .. lol!14 minutes ago
Darlene LewisLol, reminds me of when house cats try to walk on the thin edge of the bathtub.33 minutes ago
Jamie RichardsThat clearly took a lot of courage. Good boy Max <336 minutes ago   ·  1
Nicole VannHe looks trapped and unhappy18 minutes ago   ·  1
Lynn PlummerPoor guy!26 minutes ago
Sheila Rose Kirkpatrick-BrinkmanI could watch for hours!8 minutes ago
Paula Parks PricePoor baby22 minutes ago
Lisa QuinnHe was determined and realized that's wat he had to do.21 minutes ago

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Swimming Bobcat - Max Rare Footage
A Swimming Bobcat? Really? Rare Footage!

MAX Bobcat one of the youngest residents here investigates his two pools and "goes for a swim!"
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Barb Huyser, Pam Comport and 23 others like this

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Melissa Weaver MasseyI noticed how every time he slipped in, he looked around to make sure no one saw him... So human! :-)46 minutes ago   ·  11
Laura Aliagais not an animal to be locked up !!!46 minutes ago   ·  2
Donald MeyersNot a happy bob cat.40 minutes ago   ·  1
Janet ScottPoor puss... he swam because he had no space to do anything else36 minutes ago   ·  1
Scot ChristensonHa! The ultimate "cat walking on the edge of the bathtub" video.35 minutes ago   ·  1
El BurkePoor boy did NOT want to get wet. LOL ❤17 minutes ago
Heather WelkerAwwww50 minutes ago
Rachel GuytonI don't think he wanted to swim, poor baby!!😨😨😨😨33 minutes ago
Wendy VromanMax I am in love with you..I loved seeing you swim..!!46 minutes ago
Kayla Sligerrofl he's trying so hard to stay dry and falls in 12 times. QT baby ;u;48 minutes ago
Teri A LyonMy pelt is all wet now :)44 minutes ago
Sharon KohanAll cats can swim. I had two that did13 minutes ago
Paul MehlerSo funny😼19 minutes ago
Cherie Daltonawesome.26 minutes ago
Candy FielekHe did not look happy 😊46 minutes ago
Samantha Evonythats so awesome47 minutes ago
Maria MorenoSí el pobre no tiene sitio ni para moverse48 minutes ago
Holly LecterSo dang adorable!46 minutes ago
Sean Peacock38 minutes ago
Cecilia Ramirezjajajaja xD48 minutes ago
Kayko S NodineHe needs a better habitat..21 minutes ago
Kayko S NodineW e l l...I keep falling in so I might as well get in..lol22 minutes ago
Kathryn GreenWhat an adventure!47 minutes ago
Amy StrevelerWET STUBBIE!! :)40 minutes ago
Martha ThamPobre animalito q sufrimiento no tiene espacio pueden ayudarlo los q filmaron hagan una denuncia ya q están filmando y tienen como probar el maltrato de ese animalito xd43 minutes ago

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