Cub Abuse at Colossalcon in the Kalahari Resort
Once again the annual anime convention called Colossalcon at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio will exploit tiger and lion cubs. Event organizers are charging attendees $175 for a “shared 30-minute hands-on session with a baby cat.” The sessions have already sold out.
How many exhausted cubs will be handled, deprived of sleep and gawked at during the 4-day event? How many will get sick? How many will cry out for the mothers they were torn away from?
Last year we asked our newsletter Read More
What is a day like at Big Cat Rescue?
Some things happen EVERY day, some things happen a few times a week, some things happen once a month and some things happen once a year. The problem with all of this structured order is that EVERY day there is some chaos introduced, so it is always a balancing act to take care of both the critically important, and the things that have to get done every day.
To Set the Stage
There are 100 exotic cats on 67 acres and about 80-100 volunteers and staff to care for them. Some cats have more than one Read More
Big Cat Rescue is Using Salsa
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