Big Cat Rescuers in Action
Ares Cougar Gets a New Jingle Ball
Cybil Serval Gets Diagnostics in New Windsong Memorial Hospital
Apollo the Siberian Lynx Gets Follow Up Exam in New Windsong Memorial Hospital
Angelica Bobcat has Mass Removed in New Windsong Memorial Hospital
Mickey Cougar Recovers in West-Boensch Cat Hospital
Two New Videos
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Common Name: Marbled Cat
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)
Genus: Pantherinae (Pardofelis)
Misc: Genetic studies of this cats blood serum, shows that it shares an identical karyotype with Lynx, Panthera and Uncia, leaving this cats evolutionary history somewhat of a taxonomic puzzle. Perhaps, this little cat is similar in form to the forest ancestors of the big cats some 10 million years ago (Collier and O’Brien, 1985). However, it may have Read More
Ringling’s Relent on Elephants as Performers Was Long Overdue by Ira Fischer
Faced with mounting pressure from animal welfare organizations and bans and restrictions by local jurisdictions, Ringling Brothers finally relented on the use of elephants as entertainment. Ringling’s announcement that it will phase out the use of elephants comes after years of dwindling attendance in the wake of adverse publicity about the treatment of its elephants and other wild animals used as performers.
The victory in this long-standing battle belongs to the Read More
Legislative Intern Position Description
The Legislative Intern [LI] works under the direction of the Founder, the Director of Outreach, and the Operations Manager. As with all other intern paths, the LI must complete 600 hours of service during the 12-week internship. This is equivalent to working 50+ hours per week. Interns may be required to work more or less hours as needed by the sanctuary.
The objective of the LI is to support the Director of Outreach in both our educational and legislative programs. Our goal is twofold: 1. Educate Read More
Now at Big Cat Rescue Mar 11 2015
Cybil Serval Update 2015
Cybil has some moderate liver enzyme elevations for which she will start a new supplement as well as worsening kidney disease which is pretty significant. She will be monitored closely now that she is back in her enclosure.
Mickey Surgery Update
Mickey was taken to Dr. Hay last Friday for surgery on his right knee. His left knee was repaired in September of last year. During his exam we took x-rays of his previously repaired knee. Unfortunately it did not heal very well.
The upper and lower leg bones are misaligned at the joint and the knee cap is displaced. However he is actually walking much better on that knee which is unexpected. So it was decided to leave that joint alone as it is so deteriorated that it most likely would not survive another Read More
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Meet Olga Bellon on Cat Chat Show 69
Olga Bellon gets a crash course in big cat care at Big Cat Rescue to implement in the new big cat facility being built in Spain as part of AAP. Download the Lower Res Podcast File here.
More about Big Cat Rescue's work with AAP Primadomus
Big Cat Rescue was recruited to offer our expertise and guidance in the development of a rescue center in Spain that will be broadening their focus from primates to now include big cats. AAP Primadomus is located on more than 400 acres Read More
How Can I Film a Rescue?
Before you contact Big Cat Rescue and ask if you can film a rescue, or film a few days of yourself working here, please consider the following:
Wild cats are as emotionally complex as humans; maybe even more so. A mother cat will kill her young rather than let them suffer, if they are born into a situation that is too unfavorable to their happy existence.
Yet we use the term "tiger mom" to convey the fact that a tiger will fight to the death and sacrifice herself to protect her young, as will any other cat. Read More