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Ariel

Ariel the Bobcat Female Bobcat DOB appx: 3/1/2010 Rescued:  8/1/2014   http://youtu.be/qTZmFG53hGA The Florida Wildlife Commission agreed to let Ariel stay at Big Cat Rescue in January 2015.  Now we will begin working on gaining her trust and making her a part of our happy wild cat clan. http://youtu.be/KhMOOY5UxmQ Ariel Begins Settling In at Big Cat Rescue http://youtu.be/ys4wf7gvS1s Read More

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Little White Dove

Little White Dove Female Bobcat DOB 5/19/97   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

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Tommie

Tommie Girl Female Bobcat DOB appx 10/1/11 Rescued 3/6/12   Sponsor Tommie Girl http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-995/Bobcat-Sponsorship/Detail   On Mar 5 we got a call from the Florida Wildlife Commission asking if we could help a blind bobcat that had been reported by the Manager of the Cemex Mine.  His name is Tommie and he loves the wildlife that calls his land a sanctuary.  He knew there was something desperately wrong with this little kitten from the first day he saw her, which was about two weeks before.   We Read More

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Raindance

Raindance Female Bobcat DOB 5/8/93 Rescued 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 sold to pet homes, Read More

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The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender Male Bobcat DOB 4/30/92 Rescued 10/15/92 The Great Pretender came to Big Cat Rescue at the same time and as a litter mate to Precious. We named him the Great Pretender because he always pretended to be so "bad" when he was little. Unfortunately, once he was full grown he wasn’t just pretending anymore. He does not care for people much and actually grew to be quite aggressive especially at feeding time. This changed dramatically after he began to participate in operant conditioning sessions. He is much calmer when Read More

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Lovey

Lovey Female bobcat Appx. DOB 1/1/08 Rescued 5/5/13 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

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Windstar

Windstar Male Bobcat DOB 5/11/98   Windstar was an unexpected surprise to Windsong and Alexander. Because Alex was a Hybrid we assumed he was infertile after four years of watching him breed with no success. We had neutered all of our male Bobcats except for the hybrids as we were so sure they could not reproduce. Windstar was proof to the contrary and his birth resulted in his father and uncle, Des-Purr-ado being immediately neutered. Windstar is affectionately called "Bobcat" and has a wonderful purrsonality. Windstar loves the water. Read More

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Thurston

Thurston AKA Mr. Howell Male bobcat Appx. 1/1/2008 Rescued 5/5/13   Mr. Howell is approximately five years old and was Lovey's mate. He is declawed on all four paws and his left ear is folded over most likely the result of a past injury. 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. Mr. Howell was not neutered and it is most likely that Lovey has not Read More

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MaryAnn

MaryAnn Female bobcat Appx. DOB 1/1/08 Rescued 5/5/13 Mary Ann is approximately four years old and was bottle raised from a kitten. We were told that she may suffer from short range vision, however, this has not been confirmed. Mary Ann was kept in a cage about 5' x 10'. Her cage was absolutely filthy, feces and meat scraps had piled up for months. She had two small plastic dog houses, one of which was broken in half and filled with urine. The other which she used for shelter from the rain and snow was filled with small animal carcasses. Mary Read More

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Breezy

Breezy Female Bobcat Date of Birth: 4/14/96   Befitting her name, Breezy’s cat-a-tat is naturally located on the lakeshore where she enjoys our tropical breezes. This little bobcat, though hand-raised, only bonded with her foster mother and is still timid around strangers. She has a very lush enclosure with many hiding places to make her feel safe and comfortable.  Occasionally, she sleeps up in her oak tree, comes out to enjoy enrichment items put in her cat-a-tat, or watches the ducks, peacocks, and swans as they wander by.  Read More