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Rare Sumatran tiger gives birth to three cubs

Even though one cub died, zookeepers are optimistic about more cubs being born in the future.   Newly born cubs lie inside a cage with their mother at the Taman Rimba zoo in Jambi, Indonesia. (Photo: AFP)   JAKARTA — A rare Sumatran tiger has given birth to three cubs at an Indonesian zoo, an official there said on Sept. 25, giving hope for the survival of the endangered species.    The eight-year old big cat named Uni gave birth at Taman Rimba zoo in Jambi province on Sumatra island on Sept. 22 but one Read More

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Quinton Aaron of The Blind Side

On Sept 27, 2012 Quinton Aaron came to Big Cat Rescue, after filming a piece for Barack Obama, and filmed a PSA for Cox Radio to run for us on their 6 stations. You will probably remember Quinton Aaron best for his co starring role with Sandra Bullock in the Oscar nominated 2009 film called The Blind Side. Hear the PSA: QUINTON AARON BIG CAT RESCUE PSA   Quinton Aaron Visits Big Cat Rescue   Actor Quinton Aaron, most famously known for his lead role in the movie The Blind Side along Read More

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Reports of mountain lion sightings increasingly common

Woman says she saw cougar near McDonald's on N.W. Topeka Boulevard     There is never a shortage of wildlife in Topeka and Shawnee County.   Whether it is bobcats, coyotes, foxes, deer, raccoons, opossums, snakes or even otters, they all have been known to make appearances in unusual places around town.   But what about cougars or mountain lions?  That is where it gets a little murky.   Many wildlife and animal control officers in the area will tell you there has never been a confirmed sighting Read More

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Jacksonville Zoo Takes Lion Cub From Mom for PR

Let the Jacksonville Zoo know that cubs belong with their moms and not in TV studios or in nurseries at the zoo.

Two-month-old lion cub in studio for PR

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A baby boom continues at the Jacksonville Zoo. Two month old lion cub Gigi joined us this monring on Good Morning Jacksonville.

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Kiara Worlds First Liliger Born At Russian Zoo VIDEO

Li Liger Cub   Kiara, the world's first liliger, was born in a Russian zoo in August. Kiara is a curious cat: Her father is an African lion and her mother is a liger -- a cross between a lion and a tiger.   Thought to be the world's first known "liliger," Kiara was born last month in the Novosibirsk Zoo in Russia, ABC News reports.  To makethingsevenmore complicated, the super-hybridized feline is reportedly beingraised by an ordinary house cat named Dasha after her liger Read More

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Cages Panels

Free to Good Home   These cage panels are 11.5 gauge chain link and are free to anyone who rescues animals but does not buy, breed, sell or take off site for display. Call Carole 813.493.4564   These are in pretty bad shape, but too good to haul off for scrap. You will need to tear down and move them. Located at 12802 Easy St Tampa, FL 33625. A lot of the wire is cut because the cages had previously had holes cut for external water bowls and doors. Not much rust. Some pipes are bent. Free to first taker.  Sizes of Free Cage Read More

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Man jumps into tiger den at Bronx Zoo is mauled loses foot

  Man Mauled At Zoo 'Wanted To Be One' With Tiger   EnlargeJim Fitzgerald/APThe ticket booths are empty and the gates are chained shut at an entrance to the Bronx Zoo in New York, on Sept. 21. Zoo officials say a visitor who leaped into an exhibit and was mauled by a tiger was alone with the 400-pound beast for about 10 minutes before being rescued. September 22, 2012 A man who was mauled by a tiger at the Bronx Zoo is facing arrest after telling investigators he wanted "to be one" with the 400-pound Read More

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National Geographic Exposes Liger Breeding for the Scam It Is

You may have heard of a liger—the lion-tiger hybrid is, after all, Napoleon Dynamite's favorite animal—but nowa Russian zoo has released photos of a so-called "liliger" named Kiara, the offspring ofa liger mother and a lion father. (See liger pictures.)   "Liliger" Born in Russia NoBoon for Big Cats Unnatural mix-and-match felines have no conservation purpose, experts say. </div> This baby liliger cub may be the only one in existence.   The cub, born last week at Novosibirsk Zoo, may Read More

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Lion cub explores her new home at Jacksonville Zoo

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.     A lion cub at the Jacksonville Zoo is going through an experiment to see if it's ready for public viewing.     A Channel 4 crew was invited Friday to follow the cub around and see how it's coping in what will be its next home.   IMAGES: Tiger cut introduced to exhibit  The2 Read More

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Rescued tiger cub debuts at Tigers for Tomorrow

Rescued tiger cub debuts at Tigers for Tomorrow   Indian, a 12-week-old Siberian tiger mix rescued from Wisconsin, is making his debut appearances at Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain. Indian, a 12-week-old Siberian tiger mix rescued from Wisconsin, is making his debut appearances at Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain. (Special to The Times)  In a news release, Tigers for Tomorrow Executive DirectorSusanSteffenssaid Indian and three litter mates were being rescued from an unlicensed exhibitor who had the Read More