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Now at Big Cat Rescue Oct 3 2014

Now at Big Cat Rescue Oct 3 2014   Genie the Sandcat is rushed to the vet when her keepers note that she is acting weird. Genie Sandcat was sedated in a glass box used for domestic cats.   This was to make sedation easier on her since she is only 3.3 pounds and 14 years old.   Dr. Wynn keeps a close eye on her vitals.   The monitors are just all over the place, so she has to rely on feel, sound and instincts.   For such an old and tiny cat, Genie Sandcat has some fearsome Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue May 2 2014

Wildcat Walkabout 2014 05 01   http://youtu.be/XRC_pCZqza4   Shere Khan Tiger is still mourning the loss of China Doll.  Jade & Armani Leopards pose for the camera.  Thuston and Lovey Bobcats cuddle up in their tree house.  Gilligan watches Skipper the Canada Lynx get caught and taken to the vet, a water moccasin threatens Gale and Pharaoh the white serval, JoJo the Caravel is up on this platform and Rusty and Sassy Caracals are snuggled in the bush.  Ginger Serval is on the prowl. There are some great vocalizations Read More

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JoJo

http://youtu.be/92ao7chHllY   Meet Jo Jo the Caracal Serval Hybrid   I first met JoJo the Caracal / Serval hybrid at the South Florida Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in 2005 after a hurricane had taken down the perimeter fencing and dumped piles of deadfall on the cages. The owner, Dirk Neugebohm, had ended up in the hospital with a heart attack from trying to clean the mess up by himself. He wrote from what he thought was his deathbed back then to anyone and everyone he could think of asking for help; and Read More

Posted in Bobcats, Canadian Lynx, Caracals, Cougars, Lions, News @ BCR, Siberian Lynx, Tigers, Videos | 0 comments

Today at Big Cat Rescue Dec 24 2013

Christmas Eve at Big Cat Rescue http://youtu.be/seWB8hk7VCs     Amur Leopard Video   http://youtu.be/V8wImqVo46Y   This made my day!   Office Makeovers at Big Cat Rescue   Chelsea's new office Gale's new office Jeff and Tigger's office Willow's new office When the floor began to give way in our office trailer, Scott Haller had to rip out the floors and start from scratch.  He found a wood floor product that is cheaper than vinyl and looks a lot nicer, so all of Read More

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Caracal Facts

Caracal Common Name: Caracal Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Caracal) Species: caracal Misc: The name Caracal is derived from a Turkish word "karakulak" meaning "black ear." The Caracal was once trained for bird hunting in Iran and India. They were put into arenas containing a flock of pigeons, and wagers were made as to how many the cat would take down. This is the origination of the expression "to put a cat amongst the pigeons." The Caracal is capable Read More

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Sassy

  SASSY Female Caracal DOB 12/6/94 Sassy and Rusty share a large cat-a-tat and can usually be found napping nestled together. Rusty tends to over groom Sassy, so she ends up looking like she’s wearing a band of short fur around her neck. Though Sassy is the smaller one of the two, she certainly calls the shots at feeding time. Despite living among cat-a-tats of lions, tigers, and leopards, the feeders always make sure Sassy is fed first or she will cause quite a ruckus. The saying, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 21 2013

Big Cat Walkabout Oct 2013   http://youtu.be/HFS-Zi8y4QE   Come along with Carole Baskin as I show you our recently completed Kitten Cabana for foster kittens, see Vern, Chuck and Scott talk about finishing the Vacation Rotation "curtain" that makes the 2.5 enclosure cat safe for just about any species of exotic cat. See Babbs planting some beautiful plants around the property with volunteers. Watch Gale lead a project building a rehab cage for Fencer along w/ interns and volunteers. See Jen doing enrichment with some of Read More

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Rusty

RUSTY Male Caracal DOB 3/28/97 Rusty has some of the most beautiful features you will find in a caracal. Having been around humans all of his life, he is extremely interested in what the volunteers who clean his enclosure are up to every day. Even when he is enjoying a delightful catnap, he insists on jumping up and following the volunteers around his cat-a-tat, all the while marking his palm fronds and rubbing his cheeks against the wire. He is in constant motion while he enjoys his “human enrichment.”   http://youtu.be/wHN7vJW8t5o   Sponsor Read More

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Rose

  ROSE Female Caracal DOB 3/28/97 - 7/31/13 Rose is such a friendly caracal that she was featured in Jack Hanna’s show “Wild Adventures” for a demonstration of photo tour techniques. Guests love looking at the characteristic black tufted ears of this little caracal. Rose, like many other wild cats that were raised to become pets, did not learn proper grooming techniques from her mother when she was young.  This explains the matted sections of fur she so often has on her coat.   http://youtu.be/x3BHSt42L0Y   On Read More