Common Name: Caracal
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)
Genus: Felinae (Caracal)
Misc: The name Caracal is derived from a Turkish word "karakulak" meaning "black ear." The Caracal was once tamed and 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 Read More
Sassy and Rusty share a large cat-a-tat and can usually be found napping nestled together. Rusty tends to overgroom 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.
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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.”
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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.
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Big Cat Attacks and the Big Cat Club
Zabu at 2:56, can you pick out our other big cat stars?
Jade the leopard gets weighed before seeing the vet
Volunteers left Jade Leopard into the van where Jamie and Dr Justin will drive her in to Ehrlich Animal Hospital
Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act
Press Conference TODAY
Big cat possession and breeding is at epidemic proportions in the U.S. It is estimated that there could be up to 20,000 big cats in private ownership. The animals are often kept in squalid conditions and dangerously close to residential areas.
IFAW is helping lead a press conference on Capitol Hill U.S. with Reps. Howard ‘Buck’ McKeon (R-CA) and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) to discuss the importance of passing the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act (H.R. Read More
Wow! We just got a check from eBay Giving Works for $10,671.43 thanks to all of YOU who chose BigCatRescue as the beneficiary when you shopped or sold on eBay last month! If you didn't save us as a favorite when you shop, here's how:
BUY: Go to http://donations.ebay.com/charity_event_14.html and buy items that have designated 10-100% of the sale price to Big Cat Rescue. You can also buy anything on eBay.com and donate any amount to Big Cat Rescue when you check out. SAVE Big Cat Rescue as YOUR FAVORITE: Go to our eBay page <a Read More
2012 Cruel Leg Hold Trapping & Torture of Bobcat
Please speak out for this bobcat by asking that the people involved in his torture be fired and leg hold traps be banned.
Speak out against this here: CatLaws.com
Big Cat Rescue is home to over a dozen species of cats! Tigers and Lions may be the largest species at the sanctuary but many of our smaller species get the most attention! Say hello to the small cats of Big Cat Rescue, to read more about an individual cat on the video please visit CatBios .
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