Thurston Bobcat Hybrid Gets First Spice Bag
Thurston, AKA, Mr Howell, the bobcat hybrid that we just rescued from KS is enjoying his first spice bag. Video by Willow. at Big Cat Rescue Tampa FL.
The Plan's Approved. Now What?
ACT Needs Your Help to Make the County's Life-Saving Plan a Reality
ACT, The Humane Society and countless other organizations have been trying for years to persuade Hillsborough County Animal Services to reduce the euthanasia rate and develop Read More
National Geographic Moment
I was talking to a reporter about the new arrivals and noticed that a baby Cardinal had fallen out of the tree and onto Mary Ann the bobcat's jungle gym perch. The mother and father Cardinals were working desperately to lure Mary Ann away from the baby, so it could hop down to the ground outside her cage, but the baby was confused.
The baby wanted to watch the show from his perch on Mary Ann's platform. Mary Ann was so intrigued with these crazy Cardinals, who were just taunting her Read More
Most Daring Rescue Ever!
Nine exotic cats and two other wild animals were confiscated from a dilapidated Atchison, Kansas, property yesterday after authorities discovered that the animals had been abandoned in their enclosures without access to food or clean water. The Atchison County Sheriff’s Office seized one tiger, two cougars, three bobcats, two lynx, a serval and two skunks under the state’s Dangerous Regulated Animals Act and the animal cruelty code.
The Humane Society of the United States, Big Cat Rescue, In-Sync Exotics Read More
Running Bear and Little White Dove are the exception to the rule when it comes to wildcats living solitary lives.
One of our senior volunteers watched as these two young bobcats bonded and chose to live together. They now share a cat-a-tat that features high limbs for them to climb and sleep upon.
The higher the perch, the better they seem to like it. These two always prefer a room with a view!
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LITTLE WHITE DOVE
Little White Dove is well known for her beautiful golden eyes. She chose to bond and live with Running Bear. Though she was once food aggressive, as so many of the wildcats here are, she now defers to Running Bear at feeding time. She will even allow him to be fed before her.
During the day, they spend much of their time perched high up in their tree sleeping. Seeing them up there, it is easy for guests to understand the nocturnal nature of bobcats and how easily they can camouflage Read More
Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 5/8/93
Little Feather was five days old when she came to Big Cat Rescue. We began bottle feeding her, and she quickly became everyone’s little darling. Her surrogate mother was Breezy, a freebred domestic cat rescued from the streets.
She was very sickly as a kitten and spent days in a pouch around Carole Baskin’s neck to keep her warm and to monitor her every breath. She never grew to be very big for some unknown reason, and full grown she Read More
Arrived at Big Cat Rescue: 5/31/2011
TAMPA - Big Cat Rescue staffers flew into town Tuesday with a 9-month-old bobcat kitten rescued from Rhode Island.
The kitten was at the center of a months-long legal battle that touched off after a Rhode Island vet seized him from someone who bought him from a backyard breeder.
It is illegal to have bobcats as pets in Rhode Island.
The cat's owner went to court to get the cat back, but the state won. Now the bobcat will live at Big Cat Rescue for the rest Read More
RAINDANCE Female Bobcat
Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 5/27/93
Raindance came to Big Cat Rescue from a fur farm in Minnesota. We had ordered six Bobcat kittens by phone, but were told that we must pick them up in person. We traveled to Minnesota, and when we arrived, we saw a sign out front that said "Fur Farm". We thought that the sign probably only applied to the mink and foxes being raised there (although that is bad enough). We asked what they do with the Bobcats, Canadian, and Siberian Lynx kittens that aren't Read More
APACHE Male Bobcat
Date of Birth: 5/5/95
Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 6/6/95
Apache came to Big Cat Rescue on June 6,1995. His previous owner saw him urinate on the carpet and decided that having a bobcat as a pet was not the best idea. Apache shares a large Cat.a.tat with Divinity.
He is one of the shyest in the bunch and is always leary of Keepers that approach his enclosure. He can be quickly won over however with a few tasty treats.
Apache looks very different from the other bobcats he lives with, his coat is very light and Read More
DIVINITY Female Bobcat
Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 7/6/95
Divinity was sold from a fur farmer to an individual, along with an unrelated mate, Takoma, when she was only a few days old. She was bottle raised for three weeks before the new owner had a heart attack and could no longer care for the kitten. The woman had seen our video and knew that Big Cat Rescue could love and care for her little ones and we have.
Divinity’s color is almost silver and her disposition is pure gold. She was so tiny and frail when Read More