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Now at Big Cat Rescue March 21 2015

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 https://youtu.be/097u3RKW9Ks     https://youtu.be/EU47KtrOM40 Read More

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Marbled Cat Facts

Marbled Cat Common Name: Marbled Cat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Pantherinae (Pardofelis) Species: marmorata 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

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Now at Big Cat Rescue March 14 2015

Big Cat Walkabout March 14 2015

The first few minutes are sounds you might not have ever heard a tiger make, as Amanda Tiger does Operant Conditioning w/ Olga, our guest from Spain. After being away for a few days, Carole goes around checking on cats and takes note of what the volunteers and interns have been doing. Rare footage of Vern at Family Dinner too.

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Ringlings Relent on Elephants as Performers Was Long Overdue by Ira Fischer

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

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Legislative Intern

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. SUMMARY 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

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Mar 11 2015

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.     Read More

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Mickey Cougar Surgery Update

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

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Cat Chat 69

Meet Olga Bellon on Cat Chat Show 69 http://youtu.be/8EhvAIHIRQQ 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

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Film a Rescue

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