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Freckles the liger

Freckles the Liger DOB 1/1/93 -7/5/2011 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 12/19/2008 Most ligers suffer from a condition called Giganticism where they grow to over a 1,000 lbs in the first couple years of life. Since it is un natural for lions and tigers to cross breed (being that they are typically not on the same continent) the cubs are usually too large for the mother to deliver without a c-section and they die very young from a multitude of birth defects and due to the rapid growth. Freckles only weighs  about the same as a lion and Read More

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The Singularity and Big Cats Our friend Salim Ismail talks about how technology is changing the world.  At 21 minutes he talks about glow in the dark cats.  Toward the end there is some fascinating news about break throughs in creating clean drinking water and meats that don't include animal suffering or environmental destruction. How do you think this will change the natural world?   Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Sept 24 2013

Bobcat Rescue! Caught in a fence and hanging from his back toe this poor little bobcat must have thought he was doomed. See the photos from the rescue today in our DropBox folder.   This morning a man who lives in the Enclave in Land O Lakes Florida got his morning cup of coffee and opened the blinds to his back yard to enjoy the natural view that he has since his cul-de-sac home backs up to a long corridor of power lines.  A four foot high fence, made of a material often referred to as hog fencing, Read More

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Tigers for Tigers Update

Greetings everyone,   I would like to update all of you on the progress of the National Tigers for Tigers Coalition. We are extremely thankful for your support and the students are excited for our bright future. I could not be more proud of the students and their passion for the cause. I truly believe that we have something incredible here.   All of the schools are forming their own Tigers for Tigers clubs on campus and are currently developing their own initiatives with the National T4T Coalition. Many are focused on obtaining Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Sept 9 2013

"Silent Killer" Health Problems Increasingly Affecting Cats   Warns Veterinarians     All About Cats Veterinary Hospital is warning cat owners that "silent killer" health problems are common for cats of all ages, including those in their prime. While it may be common knowledge that humans need regular health screenings to detect underlying disease, cat owners may be surprised to learn that the same is true for cats. Just as humans receive regular blood pressure and cholesterol checks, the cat clinic recommends that Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Aug 18 2013

Annual Report 2012 Big Cat Rescue had 93 volunteers at the end of 2012 who clocked in 37,715 man-power hours in addition to staff, 25 interns (12,700 hours) and 5,658 Volunteer Committee member hours. Volunteers provided roughly the equivalent workforce of 24 more full time staff. Annual Report 2011 Big Cat Rescue had 96 volunteers at the end of 2011 who clocked in 37,556 man-power hours in addition to staff, 25 interns (12,700 hours) and Volunteer Committee member hours. Our interns Read More

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  BELLA Female tiger DOB 1996 Rescued 5/18/07  Died 10/11/13   Bella is very quite and reserved. She spent her first few days in her new enclosure in her den. She had never had a den before, so the dark secluded area was quite appealing. Bella was spayed shortly after her arrival, so that she and TJ can live together again. They were a breeding pair at Savage Kingdom. Bella has turned around since her arrival and is quickly becoming a favorite among volunteers and guests alike.   Tributes to Bella    Savage Read More

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Big Cats and Public Safety Protection HR1998 S1381

Most Important Big Cat Bill Ever   This bill called the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act HR 1998 and S 1381 is the most important piece of legislation to ever be introduced to protect lions, tigers and other exotic wild cats from being kept as pets and in miserable roadside zoos.  Ask your member of Congress to Co-Sponsor this bill now!   Send a quick and easy letter to your lawmaker using our sample letter asking them to support     Big Cats Read More

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A Baby Bobcat Named Faith

Bobcat Rehab and Release   Big Cat Rescue does bobcat rehab and release of native, Florida bobcats.  The video playlist below shows the great lengths we will go to in order to save bobcats and give them a second chance at living free.  Search our site for the word "rehab" to see more.     Stories about some other rescued bobcats:   A Baby Bobcat Named Faith Gets a Second Read More

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Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary Field Trip

Big Cat Rescuers take a field trip to visit Patricia Norton, the President and  Executive Director of the Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary at 26928 Deacon Loop Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544 813-545-5406  Find the Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary at and on Twitter at  @FlaBirdSanct and check out their blog here:     The birds are cute, but don't buy them as pets! As FEBS Read More
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