Pretender Bobcat Moves to New Cat-a-Tat
Pretender falls for the old lure of going into his feeding lockout
Volunteers cover the carry crate and Pretender Bobcat goes into the dark, hiding spot
Reversing the capture procedure, Pretender Bobcat is released into his new space
Pretender was sure relieved to know he wasn't going to the vet, but rather to a brand new enclosure
New plants, new grass, new neighbors and a whole new aspect on things is great enrichment for the cats
Mickey Goes Home
Daily Big Cat 9-12-14
Master keeper Gale discusses Mickey the cougar's release and rehabilitation on this episode of #DailyBigCat.
Toronto Jays and Wall Street Journal
At least the Jays had the good sense to take down the photos, once they found out that people who love animals think this is nothing more than animal abuse. Big cat cubs belong with their mothers. They aren't ego props. Shame on the WSJ for not doing a simple Internet search on the subject of pay to play cubs before condoning Read More
Keisha the tiger was born in 2000 at a pseudo sanctuary in Sinclairville, NY called JnK's Call of the Wild. She was the second generation of tigers born at that facility and some reports state than 5 generations were born there over the years. While the website proclaimed to be a sanctuary, in fact, all but one of the 11 tigers had been bred for use as pay to play props. According to volunteers, Zeus was the son of the original female, Kimba, and then was bred back to his mother to create Read More
BBC Documentary on the American Tiger
Mickey the Cougar Goes Back Outside After Surgery
This den isn't very pretty, but it give him shelter and is easy for him to access while his knees heal.
Male Canada lynx
Gilligan's age is unknown. He was purchased along with Skipper at an auction.
Gilligan had the tiniest cage measuring 5' x 7'. It was also the dirtiest of all of the cages. The mud floor was not mud, but feces covered with a sprinkling of straw. It appeared as though Gilligan had tried to keep much of his waste confined to one area on top of his plastic dog house. He had perched atop the house day after day to defecate. The large pile of feces cascaded out Read More
Male Bengal/Siberian Tiger
If you saw The Tiger Next Door on Animal Planet, then you saw the horrid conditions at the facility owned by Dennis Hill in Flatrock, Indiana. The Tiger Next Door didn't air until 3/25/2010 and it was about USDA taking away Hill's permit and the DNR (Dept. of Natural Resources) seizing all but three tigers in 2005. What the show doesn't bring out is that the conditions you saw in the movie were far better than when DNR first Read More
Jumanji the Leopard Vet Emergency
When we found Jumanji Leopard "down" and unresponsive we had to make a quick decision; go in and wrangle him into a transport to go to the vet, or sedate him in this weakened state. It looked like heat stroke or maybe a bad encounter with a cane toad, but he didn't have a temperature and wasn't drooling as much as a toad usually causes.