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Zeus

Zeus Male Siberian Lynx DOB 5/1/97 Rescued 6/24/97   Zeus arrived at Big Cat Rescue from the same fur farm as Willow. He and Apollo, another fur farm survivor, share a large habitat across from the lake. Although, you would not normally find two adult male Lynxes living together in the wild, in captivity this is actually a form of enrichment. They play together, groom each other, stalk ducks together and even sleep curled up next to each other. They have a habit of puffing air out of their noses when agitated, especially at feeding Read More

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Kricket Serval

Kricket Female Serval DOB 4/1/2001 Rescued 3/11/2011   Kricket the serval was born in 2001 and had been kept as a pet, but when her owners divorced, the wife decided that she didn’t have time for Kricket and began looking for a home for her. We agreed to rescue Kricket and began preparing an enclosure for her with lots of places to hide and fun things to explore, she’d just spent the last ten years living indoors so we wanted to make her adjustment to life outside as stress free and enjoyable as possible. Her owner was willing Read More

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Zouletta Serval

Zouletta Female Serval DOB 6/1/1998 Rescued 4/29/2011   Sponsor Zouletta http://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/products/serval-sponsorship A woman in NY was battling cancer, her sister had run off leaving her with her three children ages 6-17 and her home was in foreclosure…. She also had five servals living in her basement!     She would never be able to rent an apartment to keep her five servals and was left no choice but to try and find them a new home. After careful consideration we decided that we Read More

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Zimba Serval

Zimba Male Serval DOB 11/1/1998 Rescued 4/29/2011 Sponsor Zimba http://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/products/serval-sponsorship A woman in NY was battling cancer, her sister had run off leaving her with her three children ages 6-17 and her home was in foreclosure…. She also had five servals living in her basement! She would never be able to rent an apartment to keep her five servals and was left no choice but to try and find them a new home. After careful consideration we decided that we were able to rescue the 5 servals and immediately Read More

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Santino Serval

Santino Male Serval DOB 11/1/1998 Rescued 4/29/2011 Sponsor Santino http://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/products/serval-sponsorship A woman in NY was battling cancer, her sister had run off leaving her with her three children ages 6-17 and her home was in foreclosure…. She also had five servals living in her basement! She would never be able to rent an apartment to keep her five servals and was left no choice but to try and find them a new home. After careful consideration  we decided that we were able to rescue the 5 servals  Read More

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JoJo

JoJo Male DOB 1/1/03 Rescued 9/1/13 Caravel (Caracal / Lynx Hybrid)   http://youtu.be/92ao7chHllY   Meet Jo Jo the Caracal Serval Hybrid   I first met JoJo the Caracal / Serval hybrid at the South Florida Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in 2005 after a hurricane had taken down the perimeter fencing and dumped piles of deadfall on the cages. The owner, Dirk Neugebohm, had ended up in the hospital with a heart attack from trying to clean the mess up by himself. He wrote from what he thought Read More

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Tommie

Tommie Girl Female Bobcat DOB appx 10/1/11 Rescued 3/6/12   Sponsor Tommie Girl http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-995/Bobcat-Sponsorship/Detail   On Mar 5 we got a call from the Florida Wildlife Commission asking if we could help a blind bobcat that had been reported by the Manager of the Cemex Mine.  His name is Tommie and he loves the wildlife that calls his land a sanctuary.  He knew there was something desperately wrong with this little kitten from the first day he saw her, which was about two weeks before.   We Read More

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Tobi

Tobi Female Cougar DOB 3/1/91 Rescued 8/18/95   She is the perfect example of why it never works out to make a pet of a wild cat.  In her case there was a husband and wife who had lots of money, larger than usual cages and who fed their cats a decent diet. But all in the same month the wife became pregnant and the husband discovered that he was terminally ill.  With two tigers and eight cougars as pets, where were they going to find forever homes for their animals?  We were able to take one tiger and all 8 cougars, but big Read More

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Raindance

Raindance Female Bobcat DOB 5/8/93 Rescued 5/27/93   Raindance came to Big Cat Rescue from a fur farm in Minnesota. We had ordered six Bobcat kittens by phone, but were told that we must pick them up in person. We traveled to Minnesota, and when we arrived, we saw a sign out front that said "Fur Farm". We thought that the sign probably only applied to the mink and foxes being raised there (although that is bad enough). We asked what they do with the Bobcats, Canadian, and Siberian Lynx kittens that aren't sold to pet homes, Read More

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Narla

Narla Female Cougar DOB 1/1/97 Rescued 1/8/2010   Rescue of Narla the Cougar:   This is a letter from someone who knew the Loppi's.  This person below, wanted us to know that Rob was well intended and I post it here as an example of how even the best intentions usually end up bad for the exotic animal.   According to a number of emails I got after the fact, Rob's wife was looking to euthanize the cat, but Rob's friends, family and the media were on her case and she couldn't  do it without looking like Read More