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China Doll

  CHINA DOLL Female Siberian/Bengal Tiger DOB 11/94 Rescued 4/25/95 DOD 12/12/2014 Read tributes to China Doll here:  https://sites.google.com/site/bigcattributes/home/china-doll-tiger When China Doll's owners discovered that they were going to have a baby and be dealing with terminal illness in their family, they asked Big Cat Rescue to take their tiger and 8 cougars and we did. Even people who could afford to give proper care to these cats in large cages, good food and vitamins and love, were not prepared to Read More

Posted in Jungle Cats, Rescues, Videos | 3 comments

Rambo

RAMBO Male Jungle Cat DOB 2/22/99 Rescued 12/5/99   Rambo came to Big Cat Rescue on 12/5/99. He was bred for the pet trade. His owner had sent him to live with her daughter who died unexpectedly and his primary caregiver became the 12 year old grand daughter. She and her relatives agreed that they did not want to see Rambo exploited as part of a hybridization breeding plan for profit and asked if he could come live at Big Cat Rescue. He is very talkative and loves to carry on conversations with his keepers. Most Jungle Read More

Posted in Big Cat Facts, Rescues, Videos | 28 comments

Liger Facts

Where do Ligers Come From? http://youtu.be/txcbe4EtuUw Irresponsible breeders is the short answer. A liger is the result of breeding a male lion to a tigress. A tigon is the result of breeding a male tiger to a lioness. Since lions and tigers do not exist in the same areas, this is not something that happens in the wild. It is done in captivity by disreputable carnies to produce a freak that ignorant people will pay to see. These cats suffer from many birth defects and usually die young. Because ligers are usually larger than either Read More

Posted in Articles by BCR, Bobcats, Rescues | 35 comments

Bearing Witness When It Is Unbearable

I was up most of the night after seeing the image at the bottom of this page, so stop at the big Red Warning label below if you don't want to see something you can never un-see.  I leave a lot of room after the warning so you won't accidentally see that awful image, so please read this through and just stop at the huge red letters. Bobcat rehab is the most rewarding, most challenging and most gut wrenching part of our work at Big Cat Rescue. The moment a call comes in about a bobcat in distress the tension starts to mount.  Is it really Read More

Posted in Rescues | 21 comments

Injured Bobcat Rescued – Euthanized

Injured Bobcat Rescued - Euthanized   3/22/14 10:57 am a call comes in from someone named Stacie who says she is watching a bobcat, in a ditch across from her house in Northport, FL (1hr 17min away) and he is limping and has blood dripping from his leg. She says her father walked right up to the cat and it didn't run, so I asked her to text me a photo and it was a bobcat. The cat looked to be in pain, but was sitting in the grass and the photo was blurry, so I didn't know how bad the injury might be. We sprang into action and loaded Read More

Posted in Bobcats, Cat Laws, News @ BCR, Rescues | 1 comment

Now at Big Cat Rescue March 22 2014

West Virginia Bans Private Possession of Wild Animals!   Gov. Tomblin has signed a bill into law to prohibit the private possession of dangerous wild animals. Introduced by Del. Randy Swartzmiller (D-1), HB 4393 passed the House by a vote of 72 to 23, and the Senate by a 22 to 11 vote. The bill creates a Dangerous Wild Animal Board, whose members will determine which animals to include under the law. The Humane Society of the United States, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the International Fund for Animal Welfare praise Gov. Tomblin’s Read More

Posted in Rescues, Servals, Videos | 2 comments

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 Read More

Posted in Rescues, Tigers, Videos | 2 comments

TJ

TJ Male Siberian/Bengal Tiger Hybrid DOB 1999   TJ was the youngest of four tigers who were rescued in 2007 from a breeding facility in Center Hill Florida called Savage Kingdom.  He is quite playful and loves to crash through all of the high grasses in his enclosure. TJ has a particular fascination with water and will splash in and out of his pools or the pond, when he is on vacation in the Vacation Rotation enclosure.  He seems to delight in the way the light moves on the surface of splashing water. Savage Kingdom was Read More

Posted in Lions, Rescues, Videos | 9 comments

Joseph

    JOSEPH Lion DOB 8/19/98 Rescued 10/21/07 Joseph the lion was rescued along with several other lions and tigers who had been bred to be used as photo and ego props.   Sponsor Joseph http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-1001/Lion-Sponsorship/Detail   A Lion Pride of a Different Stripe   It took the combined efforts of USDA, undercover agents and concerned citizens seven years to shut down Diana McCourt (aka Cziraky) and her Siberian Tiger Foundation. It wasn’t until her Read More

Posted in Breeding, Caracals, Cougars, itunes, News @ BCR, Rescues, Servals, Tigers, Videos | 12 comments

JoJo

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 was his deathbed back then to anyone and everyone he could think of asking for help; and Read More
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