Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 9/9/2000
Sarmoti is an acronym for Siegfried And Roy, Masters Of The Impossible. Despite the great name for a working cat, he was retired earlier than all of his buddies because he doesn't do tricks. He came here at the same time as Bengali, his brother. While Bengali is very social, playful, and loves to play pranks on all the keepers, Sarmoti is the more serious of the two. Sarmoti has developed quite an interest in Read More
Tigers For Tigers Coalition Update
The National T4T Coalition has been very productive since the conference in April. So far we have developed and sent letters to our congressmen asking for their support for H.R.1998. We also developed an informational sheet on the influence of crime syndicates on wildlife trade.
Last week, members of the coalition were in Washington DC with David Houghton of the National Wildlife Refuge Association and Tracy Coppola of the International Fund for Animal Welfare to meet with congress to discuss Read More
Just about everything
First of all, despite the lies that the breeder told you, those cubs were not "orphaned" or "rejected." That is just the terminology that exploiters use to make you feel good about them purposely breeding litter after litter of lions and tigers, ripping them from their mothers and pimping them out so you can have your picture made with a cub.
Using lion cubs and tiger cubs as photo props is bad enough, but some back yard breeders have figured out a way to make even more money: Swim with tiger cubs.
Why Read More
Live Kitten Cams
These web cams are usually on domestic cat kittens that we are fostering for adoption, but are sometimes on the exotic cats in our on site Cat Hospital so that we can monitor their progress when they are recovering. We do not breed exotic cats. Find out why no legitimate sanctuary breeds animals.
Want to link to this page with a cute kitten button? Use the one below and link to http://www.bigcatrescue.org/kittens/
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 Read More
Banjo was used in classroom presentations by Wildlife Educators of America in Castaic, CA and was sent here when it was discovered that he was a he and not a she.
He is Staff Member Vern’s favorite animal here and since Vern builds the enclosures, Banjo has one of the biggest. Banjo is also a favorite of tour guests. His unusual appearance and even more unusual scent of popcorn amazes the crowd. Even though Banjo has an enormous enclosure, he always hangs out in the same old corner, where he Read More
Male Canada lynx
Skipper's age is unknown. He had been purchased along with Gilligan at an auction.
Skipper had the largest cage measuring about 5' x 30'. He had a small plastic dog house and a plastic shelf precariously attached to the side of his cage. A large rabbit carcass lay rotting in the corner of his cage and the entire cage was just as dirty as the others, feces lying everywhere and urine soaked straw.
Big Cat Rescuers entered Skipper's cage with nets in hand and a large transport Read More
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 of the side Read More
Appx. DOB 1/1/08
Lovey is approximately five years old and was Mr. Howell's mate. She is declawed on all four paws and is missing her top right canine.
The two of them shared a cramped cage about 5'x13'. Their only shelter was a small plastic dog house that they managed to cram themselves into to escape the cold weather. The also had a tiny child's play table to perch on.
Lovey and Mr. Howell were both intact, so Lovey was spayed shortly after being rescued so that they can live together.
Lovey Read More
Arthur is social with his Keepers as well, however he keeps a guard up at times.
He will settle 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 dominent tiger in the group and shows off his fierce attitude at dinner time.
We can only guess the feeding Read More