Photos available on FWC’s Flickr site: Go to http://flic.kr/s/aHsjF6SLK3.
Rehabilitated panther released to the wild by @MyFWC today: http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/aa0be0 #PantherPalooza
FWC returns rehabilitated Florida panther to the wild
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists released an endangered Florida panther March 10 on private property in southeast Hendry County.
“We are pleased that we have been able to successfully rescue, rehabilitate and release Read More
Wild Cat Walk About
In this 37 minute walkabout you can see how Gale distracts Bengali Tiger so the vet can take a look in his ear. Watch Carole and Jamie struggle to hang a lion mural in the new E-Center, and see how much better Gale and Chelsea are at building storage cabinets, than Howie and Carole. Vern and Scott talk about things they are going to do to prepare for the March for Lions. Carole drops by and asks Sue to do some work for the March, and says "Hello" to Edith. See a cute clip of Nala Read More
This is a global event (15 countries and 50 cities with 191 organizers of lion marches) to raise awareness about:
Cub handling, posing with cubs for photos, petting cubs and why that is always abuse
Walking with lions (walking lions on leashes and letting people walk out into groups of sub adult lions, so the lions get used to people walking up within shooting distance)
Canned hunting (where lions are shot for a fee in cages)
Lion meat issues (all of these are connected)
530 registrants will "march" through Big Cat Rescue Read More
Interns at the Kitten Cabana
Dave Matthews Band and Big Cat Rescue event, on the same page. Jamie will like that!
Today Big Cat Rescue hosted a celebrity. Her name is Elizabeth and she was the woman in the background of this famous photo.
Iconic VJ Day Sailor and Nurse in foreground and Elizabeth to the left behind them.
After news of the Japanese acceptance and before Truman's announcement, Americans began celebrating "as if joy had been rationed and saved up for the three years, eight months and seven days since Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941", as Life magazine later reported.
Fast forward 69 years...
Elizabeth came to meet Amazing Grace the Ocelot Read More
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 was his deathbed back then to anyone and everyone he could think of asking for help; and Read More
Cypress the Rehab Bobcat Update
Cypress the bobcat was rescued on January 4, 2014 and has been recovering in the West - Boensch Cat Hospital for these past 7 weeks. She had been resisting eating whole prey items, such as rats and chicks, so we were getting worried that she would never switch off the ground diet we have been giving her to the real prey items that she would have to eat in the wild. We couldn't let her lose her ability to recognize prey and insisted that she eat what wild bobcats eat, but maybe Cypress knew best because Read More
In this 30 minute wild cat walkabout, Dr. Justin and Jamie Veronica check in on Cypress the bobcat, volunteers release Armani Leopard back out to her enclosure after a polyp had been removed from her throat the day before, Cleo Serval got fluids and B-12 and Thiamine injections, the Lynx brothers got hay, Little Feather Bobcat just looks too cute, Zabu the White Tiger takes time with her dinner, and Jamie gives Shere Khan the tiger his pills.
Join Us in Gainesville March 21 for a Free Symposium on Florida Panthers
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Since the 1960's it has been considered politically incorrect to call a black cat a black panther. The big black cats are black leopards or black jaguars and are not referred to as black panthers by anyone who knows anything about big cats. Some people claim to have seen black cougars, which are sometimes referred to as Florida Panthers (despite the fact that they are not in the Panthera category) and thus extrapolate the term black panther, but Florida Panthers are always tan.
Black panther may refer to:
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YOU DID IT! Washington's Senate Bill 6287 is Dead!
Washington state Senators Brian Dansel and Don Benton authored a bill to force the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to allow trophy hunters to use hounds to kill cougars for fun.
The bill died in the Senate on February 18th. Washington's cougars and hounds can sleep a little safer. To everyone who shared the alert and contacted legislators: Thank you for helping us stop this cruel and unnecessary legislation!.... continue reading
Tuesday, March Read More