Mexico Agrees to Build Big Cat Sanctuary
April 21, 2015 Mexico City, Mexico: Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue, Antonio Franyuti, Founder of Animal Heroes, and Lourdes Lopes, Federal Deputy for the Green Party PVEM, entered into a Declaration that we would work together find and build sanctuaries to care for the big cats who have been banned from being used in public exhibition. The contract was signed following a two hour presentation to the media and members of Mexico’s congress.
While it may have been our signatures on the formal Read More
Environmental Groups that Dominate Facebook
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The environmental groups that dominate Facebook
Meet the organizations wielding the power of Facebook to inspire, educate and advocate for the planet.
The 25 most dominant environmental groups on Facebook include the WWF, Greenpeace and Conservation International just to name a few.
Interested in learning more about some of social media's most influential environmental organizations? Using Read More
Who doesn’t love baby animals?
Hands in the air if you don’t find baby animals to be the cutest darn things you have ever seen! Nobody? That’s not surprising. Most of us spend an amazing amount of time on the Internet watching videos or sharing pictures and articles on those tiny bundles of joy. Most of us are overjoyed when a zoo announces the birth of yet another healthy baby wild animal, especially the exotic cats! We are glued to the screen and happily share newly released videos of newborn cubs and kittens all over social media.
What 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
Now at Big Cat Rescue April 5 2015
Sierra Bobcat hasn't been doing well in April of 2015. We are trying some last ditch efforts to get her to eat.
Now at Big Cat Rescue April 4 2015
Photos by Will Rhoades from 1996
Male DOB 1/1/03
Caravel (Caracal / Lynx Hybrid)
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 Read More
Big Cat Rescue at HSUS Animal Care Expo
This year's HSUS Animal Care Expo officially wraps up tomorrow afternoon but Big Cat's participation ends tonight as Thursday is dedicated to workshops. It has been an exhausting yet thrilling week. I have never been so proud to represent my place of work, my professional home - my big cat family.
The week started on Sunday with Big Cat Rescue joining as the newest member of the National Council for Animal Protection [NCAP] at the Summit for the Animals, a meeting for leaders of the animal Read More