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Mickey

Mickey Male Cougar Born 6/25/2003 Rescued 8/18/2014 http://youtu.be/gsh2DQx-krM   http://youtu.be/0bndB9_8wBQ Mickey Cougar's story is so long and heartbreaking that it will be hard to tell in just a few minutes.  (Watch his rescue video to find out the whole story.) Animal House, in Moulton, AL, was a backyard zoo that operated with a USDA license up until 2006 when it was revoked.  At the time Alabama had no laws to regulate the private possession of wild animals, so once USDA washed their hands of the mess, Read More

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Reise

Reise Female Cougar DOB appx. 1/1/1995 Rescued 9/22/13 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! 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

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Now at Big Cat Rescue March 14 2015

Big Cat Walkabout March 14 2015

The first few minutes are sounds you might not have ever heard a tiger make, as Amanda Tiger does Operant Conditioning w/ Olga, our guest from Spain. After being away for a few days, Carole goes around checking on cats and takes note of what the volunteers and interns have been doing. Rare footage of Vern at Family Dinner too.

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Reisa Cougar Paw Project

Reisa Cougar Paw Project Reisa Cougar's paws were butchered when she was a cub that was sold as a pet to a drug dealer in NY. Our vet takes a look at her paws today to see what can be fixed.   Reise's blood work results indicated mild kidney disease which is not a surprise for her age. An appointment will be set up in the near future for her to visit Ehrlich Animal Hospital where Dr. Wynn will repair her botched de-claw. When she was de-clawed by her previous owner they did not remove the entire first Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Feb 13 2015

Fun Photos on Friday the 13th Andi Bobcat up in her tree at Big Cat Rescue Vernon Stairs posts new tour sign at Big Cat Rescue Little Dove Bobcat peeks out of her den at Big Cat Rescue Natasha Lynx enjoys a spice bag a few weeks ago at Big Cat w Aspen Echo Cougar strikes a pose at Big Cat Rescue Aspen Echo looks so regal in front of her cave den at Big Cat Rescue Do you look at your cat, with half closed eye, to show your love? Tonga the White Serval still doing well, years after cancer was Read More

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Florida Panther Facts

Protect the Florida Panther or Lose Her Forever What is the Species? Puma concolor coryi. The Florida Panther is a subspecies of cougar that has adapted to the subtropical environment of Florida. How Many Panthers Are Left? Only 80 to 100 panthers still remain in Florida, making this one of the most rare and endangered mammals in the world. Where is their Habitat? Florida Panthers are usually found in pinelands, hardwood hammocks, and mixed swamp forests. Adult males may range over an area of 200 square miles, while females range Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue New Years Eve 2014

Friends from Brazil who rescue native wild cats in their area. Karma and Becky administer K-Laser therapy to Jade the Leopard Karma and Becky administer K-Laser therapy to Jade the Leopard Karma and Becky administer K-Laser therapy to Jumanji the Leopard Karma and Becky administer K-Laser therapy to Jumanji the Leopard Karma and Becky administer K-Laser therapy to Jumanji the Leopard Karma and Becky administer K-Laser therapy to Little Feather the Bobcat Karma and Becky administer K-Laser therapy Read More

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Big Cat Rescue Wants to be the Only Big Cat Sanctuary

That is the lie that animal abusers tell everyone to try and change the subject from protecting exotic cats to a message of mere competition.   They trot out their modified version of our 20 year plan to back up their ridiculous claims, but they leave out the most important part of the plan, which is that there no longer be big cats suffering in captivity, and thus no longer a need for sanctuaries, including Big Cat Rescue's sanctuary. As the public becomes better educated about why it is so wrong to breed wild cats for life in Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Oct 9 2014

Tiger Swims, Bobcat Runs and Jungle Cat gets Scratched   http://youtu.be/W21qM_WrqlA Alex the Bobcat goes back home. The flooding at the sanctuary has the roadways being used by ducks. Working on a room addition for Jumanji the black leopard. Playing with kittens. Moving Mickey Cougar back out to his Cat-a-Tat. Our new net launcher arrives for catching injured bobcats at a distance. Enrichment Committee makes a huge candle for Nik Tiger's birthday, but he mostly just needs to pee. Sundari Leopard gets locked up so Read More