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Posted in Bobcats, Canadian Lynx, Cougars, Kittens, Leopards, Lions, News @ BCR, Servals, Tigers, Videos, Working with Cats | 0 comments

Now at Big Cat Rescue July 10 2014

Moving Tigers Leopards and Combing Bobcats   http://youtu.be/MeFuWPM72kk   Jade the leopard grooms herself. A first peek at an new serval rescue named Sheena. Nik the tiger is moved next door to Joseph the lion. Sundari the leopard is moved in the rain. Raindance and Anasazie the bobcats like the bear claw back scratcher, but Gilligan the Canada Lynx does not. Lovey and Thurston the bobcats wake from a nap at the sound of approaching food carts. Levi the bobcat is still looking good. Narla Cougar takes a bath. Sabre the black Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue May 3 2014

Wildcat Walkabout 2014 05 03   http://youtu.be/H2mNXNF07_4   If a tree falls in the woods and there is only a tiger to hear it, did it make a sound?  Ask Shere Khan. Reisa, Ares and Narla Cougars say "Hello." A kitten goes to the vet after chewing the nipple off his bottle and Jamie has to dig through the poo to find it. Great Canada Lynx vocalizations in this video by Gilligan at dinner time and we check in with Skipper who is feeling better. Jungle Cat vocalizations too, by Rambo. Some rare video of Nico the Geoffroy Read More

Posted in Canadian Lynx, Caracals, Cougars, Leopards, News @ BCR, Ocelot, Sand Cats, Servals, Tigers, Videos, Working with Cats | 0 comments

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

Posted in Breeding, Caracals, Cougars, itunes, News @ BCR, Rescues, Servals, Tigers, Videos | 12 comments

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

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Reise

http://youtu.be/92ao7chHllY Her name is pronounced RYE-zuh and is German for Journey and it certainly is appropriate for a cougar who was born into the pet trade in 1995 in Texas, was shipped to New York and then traveled to a rescue center in South Florida before taking the last road trip, at the age of 18, to her forever home at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa. This folder of images will be updated as they come in from the Big Cat Rescue team. From a former volunteer: Hello! Here is some basic information about Reise the cougar and Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Feb 20 2014

YOU DID IT!  Washington's Senate Bill 6287 is Dead! Washington state Senators Brian Dansel and Don Benton authored a bill to force the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to allow trophy hunters to use hounds to kill cougars for fun. The bill died in the Senate on February 18th. Washington's cougars and hounds can sleep a little safer. To everyone who shared the alert and contacted legislators: Thank you for helping us stop this cruel and unnecessary legislation!.... continue reading   Panleuk 101 Tuesday, March Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Jan 10 2014

Big Cat Missing Link   A fossil recently found in the Zanda Basin in Tibet included remains of Pantera blytheae, a new species of big cat that is most closely related to the modern day snow leopard. The skull of P. blytheae is the oldest big cat fossil found to date, and fills a significant gap in the fossil record. It indicates that ancient big cats lived nearly 6 million years ago, 2 million years earlier than previously thought, and sheds light on their geographic origins in Asia. Read more: http://newsdesk.si.edu/releases/smithsonian-scientist-confirms-missing-link-big-cat-evolution   Illegal Read More

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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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Narla

  NARLA Female Cougar DOB 1/1/97 Rescued 1/8/2010   Rescue of Narla the Cougar:   This is a letter from someone who knew the Loppi's.  This person below, wanted us to know that Rob was well intended and I post it here as an example of how even the best intentions usually end up bad for the exotic animal.   According to a number of emails I got after the fact, Rob's wife was looking to euthanize the cat, but Rob's friends, family and the media were on her case and she couldn't  do it without Read More

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Cougar Facts

Cougar - Felis concolor   Common Names: Cougar, Puma, Panther, Mountain Lion, Catamount Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Puma) Species: concolor Sub-species: Eastern Texas to Florida – P.c.coryi –IUCN: Endangered, CITES:Appendix I Northeastern US and southeastern Canada Cougar – P.c. couguar - IUCN: Endangered, CITES: Appendix I Central American Cougar – P.c. costaricensis – CITES: Appendix I Misc: The cougar has the greatest natural Read More