A Year in Video
Big Cat Rescue is more than just a place that provides permanent care for big cats. It is a movement; a change in the tide of human perceptions and is the combined effort of more than 79,000 supporters. If you are one of them, you are a Big Cat Rescuer and the following is the great work YOU did! If you haven’t helped yet, you can do so now at the top right of the screen or here: http://www.bigcatrescue.org/donate
Big Cat Rescue’s Mission Statement: Big Cat Rescue’s dual mission Read More
Big Cat Rescue Rehabilitates Bobcats
for Release Back to the Wild
See a playlist of some of our successful rehab and release bobcats.
This is a series about Hope the bobcat kitten and her successful reintroduction to the wild.
While we do bobcat rescue, rehab and release in Florida, wewillnot relocate bobcats as state law requires that they be released very near where they were captured. They must be released on at least 40 acres and we must get written permission from the owner Read More
If a lion and tiger got into a fight, who would win?
A: While we would much prefer that people focus their thoughts on saving these magnificent animals than on who would win if a lion and tiger fight, the power of these two largest cats seems to raise this question in people's minds. While it would depend on the size, age and aggressiveness of the specific animals involved, generally tigers have a significant advantage. On average tigers are larger, but more importantly they are more capable Read More
Christian the Lion the Truth About Lion ReUnion and His Tragic Demise
Christian the Lion or Lion Re Union
Why we are opposed to people forwarding Christian the Lion Reunion: No matter how many times you say that big cats should not be bred and traded as pets, if people see images of big cats acting like pets, they will continue to buy and dump them. More HERE about the kind of people who own exotic animals.
If you have had Internet access for more than a week, someone has probably sent you the 1971 video clip of two guys hugging Read More
Skip the Bobcat
Skip's injuries made it impossible for him to be released back into the wild because his pelvis canal healed too narrowly to pass fur and bones. He has to be kept on a soft diet and have constant monitoring to make sure he doesn't get blocked up. Skip has gathered a huge fan club called the SkipAHolics and they check in on him via web cam videos and photos taken by our Keepers below. They have set up a donation page to gather some things for the Big Cat Rescue Wishlist here:
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International Tiger Coalition
Top 10 Tiger Facts
1. Poaching of tigers and their prey is driving decreases in tiger populations throughout their range, along with poaching of their prey and degradation of their habitat.
2. Inadequate law enforcement and residual demand for tiger products pose the greatest near-term threats to the survival of wild tigers.
3. Even talk of reopening trade in farmed (or captive-bred) tiger products has helped sustain residual demand, prompted investors to stockpile tiger skins and bones, and caused Read More
Your Name on a Sign on the Tour Path and on a
Ceramic Tile at the Gift Shop
If you prefer we not send the various items that come with our Sponsor Kit but would like to have your donation recognized with the attractive sign on the tour path and ceramic tile at the gift shop wall, this is the option for you.
The tiles increase in size based on the donation, and signs increase in size and change in format as described below. Your sign and tile not only recognize your generosity, but they help encourage our visitors to join you as donors. In Read More
Relocating the Cats is Not the Solution
A single bobcat requires 5 square miles of territory in order to have enough prey to support him. All exotic cats, male and female, spray to mark their boundaries. Except for an overlapping of territory during mating the cats patrol and defend their boundaries against other cats and other top predators. These boundaries must be fiercely guarded or the cats will starve to death. If two wild cats find themselves in the same area they will fight to the death. That is why respecting these scent marked boundary Read More
Big Cat Rescue Offers Home for Tony
Big Cat Rescue has been working with animal advocates for more than 10 years for the day when Tony can finally be freed. Big Cat Rescue was the first organization to hire an attorney for Tony and to bring his plight national awareness. We stand ready to pick him up and bring him to Tampa where he can live out his life in a beautiful lakeside enclosure with a hillside cave, pool and world class staff and volunteers to cater to his every need. Everyone involved in Tony's case knows that we Read More