White Tiger and Lion
October 2, 2004 update:
The long awaited day had to wait even longer when Hurricane Jeanne roared into Big Cat Rescue. Cameron the male lion and Zabu the female White Tigress were supposed to be reunited on September 25, but the approaching hurricane deterred us from introducing them and then having to lock them in a den together for the storm. The following week was too muddy to move the transport cage. The week after that was looking just about as muddy, but thanks to a remarkably hot day, by the end of this Saturday Read More
Hunted to extinction in the U.S. by 1940, the Jaguar is in trouble world wide, and two in particular are barely escaping death due to the rescue efforts of Big Cat Rescue. There are only 300 such cats registered with the International species Information Service and only 22 of those are considered sufficiently pedigreed to be bred for conservation efforts.
When a road side zoo owner died recently, leaving behind Jaguars and Leopards, his wife called upon a family friend to help her find a home for the aging great cats. Because their pedigrees Read More
2003 Annual Report
If your charity doesn't make this information accessible on line, perhaps you should ask why. We are proud of the way we have utilized your donations and think you should know how your money has been spent. The following figures reflect the fiscal and calendar year 2003.
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Gifts and Contributions cash: 688,571.
Inventory Sold: 33,942.
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Extinction via Hunting
Lions face new threat: They're rich, Americans and they've got guns
Schwarzkopf and George Bush Senior mobilize opposition as Botswana moves to save its big cats
Special report: George Bush's America
Chris McGreal in Johannesburg
Friday April 27, 2001
You might call the lions of southern Africa potential Bush meat. The former American president, George Bush senior, and his old Gulf War ally, General "Stormin' Read More
All In a Day's Work
One of our volunteers rushed into my office one evening at dusk and said "I just heard on the radio that a bobcat was involved in an accident at Gunn Highway and Cosme Road!"
As I ran to load nets and a carrier into the truck, she asked if I'd need help, and I told her I'd call if the cat had survived. We had rescued three such bobcats in the past few years. All had lived and we had been able to return them back to the wild. The intersection was only a few miles away and I was there in minutes.
Arriving on the scene Read More
Lessons in Compassion
The greatest gift you can give your child, and thus all of society, is a sense of responsibility. In our world of materialism we have substituted giving toys for the giving of our time. Gandhi said: "The greatness of a nation, and its moral progress, can be judged by the way that its animals are treated." Teaching kindness is not a new concept. In 1693, English philosopher, John Locke said: "People should be accustomed, from their cradles, to be tender to all creatures, and to spoil or waste nothing Read More
Big Cat Rescue News Prior to 2003
The following are just a few of the stories printed about Big Cat Rescue. For hundreds more visit: http://bigcatrescue.org/about/media/
They say first impressions say so much. If that is true, then we are glad our newest addition tells a tale of how much we value the appearance of our sanctuary, the safety and well-being of our big cats and guests as well as have the support of generous donors like you. 8 feet of wrought iron and about a 15k price tag raised from the Catter-Wall project fund has Read More
[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 130 (Wednesday, July 8, 1998)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-17771]
Department of the Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service
50 CFR Part 17
Endangered Read More
I'm So Lucky
At least once a day someone will tell me how lucky I am to get to work with big cats. I'm writing this at 9:30 PM in a restaurant because if I were at home there would be too many interruptions to write. It's late because it's ALWAYS this late before I get fed. I eat out because I am too easily called away from the stove and there's not a room in my house that I don't have to fight a Bobcat, Caracal, Cougar or Fishing Cat for my food.
When I get home I'll check on the youngsters, the sick, the injured and the recovering before Read More
Animal Intelligence and Heroism
While this occurred more than a decade ago, some scientists are still trying to decide if animals are intelligent or if they act purely on instinct. A cat's instinct to avoid fire and save herself would be far stronger than her instinct to save her kittens, but Scarlett proved that animals act on emotion as well as instinct. If they know fear, pain, loss, grief, a sense of family, love and so many other emotions that we experience, then how can we treat them as if they do not?
Scarlett the cat
Scarlett Read More