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A rescue mission for lions and tigers and other big cats

While watching the Skip the bobcat story on ABC I came across this news post about our Fur Ball last year that I had not remembered seeing before. TAMPA, Fla. - The sights are stunning to say the least: a tiger swims gracefully, a lion shows off its fearsome teeth and cougars play chase. Big Cat Rescue is a wildlife sanctuary in the heart of Tampa but it can't do the work all on it's own. On Saturday, Action News contributor, Sean Daly got a look at the magic that happens everyday and how you can support it. The vision for Big Read More

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Live recovering bobcat video draws 50,000 hits in two weeks

Skip the Bobcat touches lives world wide TAMPA - Rescuing stray cats is nothing new for Nici and Skip Haerter, but their latest rescue is no ordinary cat. "I love animals and there was never a question in my mind. I'd do whatever it took," Nici said. While driving down Highway 46 in Sorrento, Nici saw a wild bobcat in the grass. Except, the wild bobcat wasn't acting very wild. He wasn't really moving at all, likely hit by a car. Nici called Skip for help. He brought his truck and loaded the bobcat in, which was the easy part because Read More

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Big Cat Rescue’s Website is Down

We are spending 160.00 a month for a dedicated server at Hostican butit cannot keep our website up and running. We keep getting the runaround from support. If you need tour times or to contact us use:BigCatRescue.com12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625813.920.4130SaveTheBigCats@gmail.comJoin more than 37,000 Big Cat Rescue fans  Follow Me and get a free wild cat screen saver or ecardaccount @BigCatRescue Read More

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Family Mourns Death of Lion Tamer Father

Those of us who grew up in the Conejo Valley may remember a place called Jungleland, a wild animal park that offered animal rides, exhibits and wild animal shows. Truly a unique place, Jungleland drew people from all areas, including celebrities, and essentially helped put Thousand Oaks on the map.Those of us who were fortunate enough to have visited this marvelous place may recall seeing a big cat show, where ferocious wild lions came charging into a steel arena only to be halted by the snapping whip of a courageous lion trainer, that man being Read More

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Elusive wildcat species believed extinct, spotted by camera traps

London, Jan 17 (IANS) One of the world's most elusive wildcats, believed extinct after 2003, has been spotted in pictures from camera traps. The Bornean Bay Cat, similar in size to a large domestic cat, has a long tail and either a reddish or grey coat. Three pictures showing two or three of the Bay Cats were taken in the northern highlands of Sarawak state in Borneo, Malaysia by researchers working for the forestry department, the Telegraph reports. The last pictures of the Bay Cat were taken in Lanjak Entimau wildlife sanctuary in Read More

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LaCrosse, FL Woman Healing After Rabid Bobcat Attack

Woman exposed to rabies recovers The LaCrosse resident was bitten by a bobcat By Cindy Swirko Published: Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 4:35 p.m.A LaCrosse woman is recovering physically from an attack by a rabid bobcat, but finding the courage to go outside her house is another matter. Diana Vaughn, 51, was bit on the hand on Dec. 28 by the 25-pound bobcat as she put her hands to her neck to protect herself from the springing feline.Vaughn has gotten rabies shots and spent nine days in the hospital because the wounds Read More

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Big Cat Sanctuary Started in N Carolina

By James Carli IIFor the Salisbury PostOn a small road between Rockwell and China Grove lies a big cat rescue named Suzie’s Pride.Abutting the property on which stands the more well-known Tiger World, Suzie’s Pride is a nonprofit started by former Freightliner employees Bill and Char Cook.In 1998, the Cooks were approached by a friend about keeping a lion named Suzie in their sanctuary. From that point forward Suzie’s Pride has developed into a no-kill, no-breed facility for unwanted, abused, and neglected big cats from private owners, commercial Read More

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Will the Utica Zoo replace Minona the tiger?

Story Created: Jan 15, 2011 at 4:26 PM ESTStory Updated: Jan 15, 2011 at 6:49 PM ESTUTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - One of the most popular exhibits at the Utica Zoo is now empty. Minona, the zoo's only remaning Siberian Tiger had to be euthanized this week due to illness.Zoo spokesperson Beth Irons announced on Friday that Minona had to be put down due to the advanced stages of kidney disease. She lived to be eleven years old. Minona came to Utica with her sister Wingra from a zoo in Wisconsin when they were just two years old back in 2001.Irons says both Read More

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Two arrested in tiger”s killing at Sariska

PTI 10:01 PM,Jan 17,2011Alwar, Jan 17 (PTI) Two more persons were today arrested by a forest deapartment team in Sariska for their alleged involvment in the killing of a translocated tiger in the national park last year. "Bhagwanya and Kailash Gujjar were involved in the killing of ST-1 in November last year. They were caught from near Tehla village," an official said, adding the duo were being interrrogated. ST-1, one of the five tigers translocated to the reserve, was poisoned to death and the carcass of the big cat was found on the night on Read More

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Man attacked by tiger, escapes

TNN, Jan 17, 2011, 10.16pm ISTCHAMARAJNAGAR: Even as locals and tribals are demanding that Biligiri Ranganathswamy Hills be declared a tiger reserve, one person sustained injuries in an attack by the big cat.G Vasantharaju, a resident of a tribal hamlet, was travelling downhill on his two-wheeler, when the tiger attacked him. But he escaped with minor injuries and is admitted to hospital at Yelandur. This is first time that a human has come under attack by the big cat at the forested area, once dominated by slain brigand Veerappan. Some one year Read More