Big Cat Rescue Rehabilitates Bobcats
for Release Back to the Wild
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How to Care for Rehab Bobcat
Cage rest sounds pretty peaceful for the cat, but it's a real challenge for the caregivers.
See a playlist of some of our successful rehab and release bobcats.
While we do bobcat rescue, rehab and release in Florida, we will not relocate bobcats as state law requires
DOB 1988? - 1/11/15
Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 2/4/03
A tribute to Alachua Bob the bobcat here: https://sites.google.com/site/bigcattributes/home/alachuabob-bobcat
If I had to be an animal, I would want to be a bobcat. They are fearless, adaptable, resilient and far stronger than you would expect from a 25-pound cat. They are being hunted for their pelts and sport despite their very important role in keeping the rat and vermin populations in check. They are being pushed from their homes by urban sprawl and
Meet the Cats of Big Cat Rescue
or see general facts, photos and videos of all exotic cat species
Click on the wild cats' Names to see their photos, bios and videos, or just click the Play buttons to hear their stories.
Amanda has a forever sponsor
2 Steps to Saving Big Cats and Their Cubs
The Big Cat Protection & Public Safety Act died at the end of the 113th Congress in Dec. 2014, but had 120 cosponsors in the House and 6 in the Senate, so that is twice the momentum we had in the 112th Congress. We will be reintroducing the bill in 2015 and will need your help to bring the bill across the finish line to a law that bans the private possession of big cats. Please sign up for our monthly, AdvoCat Newsletter so that you will know when we need you to send a letter or make a call to save
Photos available on FWC’s Flickr site: http://ow.ly/GXQfu
Suggested Tweet: Rehabilitated panther released back to the wild by @MyFWC: http://content.govdelivery. com/accounts/FLFFWCC/ bulletins/e7f818 #Florida #panthers
Coming soon - downloadable video clip: http://vimeo.com/myfwc
FWC returns Florida panther to the wild after it recovers from vehicle strike
Today the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) released a rehabilitated Florida panther at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in Okeechobee County.
Just about every day I am giving a tour, or overhearing a tour, or responding to a reporter and discussing the way that Big Cat Rescue started; which was in buying all of the cats off U.S. fur farms to end that trade. Since I am thinking about cats being killed for their coats almost every day, I forget sometimes that there are people out there who don't realize the cruelty involved in all fur products, until I hear from someone like Leigh.
She wrote to me recently and said, "In going through many belongings, I came across something I’d almost
Arthur is social with his keepers, however he keeps his guard up at times. He settled in soon enough as it is hard to resist the charm of the volunteers who bring treats to their newest charges.
Arthur loves his brother Andre dearly and the two are often found cuddled up in the same den or lounging together in one of their pools. Arthur is the dominant tiger in the group and shows off his fierce attitude at dinner time. We can only guess the feeding situation of their previous home, but from
Amanda is the most timid of the three tigers who live together. She is very shy and years after her rescue will still slink away to hide when people approach her enclosure.Although at times she has the opposite reaction and will charge the side of the enclosure and roar. It is unclear if she is doing this to be aggressive or to get a rise out of her keepers for her own entertainment. The reason it is unclear is if when she charges and roars and the keeper stands still and chuffs
Arthur, Andre and Amanda were born in 1996 in New Jersey to be used as pay-to-play photo props. It never makes sense to breed more cubs to raise money to feed last year's cats, and the New Jersey facility fell into disrepair and then was shut down after USDA revoked their license following a tiger escape.
In 2003, Wild Animal Orphanage took in the 24 tigers but big cats have big appetites and by 2010 the Wild Animal Orphanage was in bankruptcy.
It took over a year to find permanent
Texas Tigers go on "vacation" in the 2.5 acre Vacation Rotation enclosure at Big Cat Rescue
Arthur Tiger checks out the new addition of a culvert to play in on his tour of the Vacation Rotation enclosure
Kali Tiger bites into a pumpkin during enrichment time at Big Cat Rescue
Kali Tiger is focused on fun during enrichment time at Big Cat Rescue
Kali Tiger carving her own Jack-O-Lantern during enrichment time at Big Cat Rescue
Kali Tiger wants to make it just Purr-fect during
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