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Mac

  MAC Male Cougar DOB 9/2/96 Rescued 1/9/98   Mac was brought here by his owner to be boarded because of zoning laws changing in his owner’s home town, but that was many years ago. He now has a permanent home at Big Cat Rescue and enjoys a 1200 square foot lush Cat.a.tat with a large cave den.   Mac has a particular penchant for small children, as do most big cats. Big cats see children as potential prey and having a big cat as a pet is a recipe for disaster. When a group comes by on a guided tour, Mac always Read More

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Cody

  CODY Male Cougar DOB 1/1/96 Rescued 1/21/00 Cody and Missouri were rescued as a result of a divorce, in which they became the unwanted and abandoned dependents. They arrived here on January 21, 2000 and were filmed for Jack Hanna’s Wild Adventures which aired on May 6, 2000. Cody is very handsome. He and his mate Missouri, who has since passed on, are the only two Cougars at Big Cat Rescue that have solid black noses.   Cody is quite shy around people and will often retire to his cave den when visitors approach, Read More

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Aspen Echo

  ASPEN ECHO Female Cougar DOB 8/30/97   Aspen sports the kinked tail and mid-back cowlick that are common to the Florida Panther. She also has a very reddish hue to her coat. Aspen is definately one of the more hyper active cougars at Big Cat Rescue. She has no trouble at all entertaining herself by crashing through the thick palmettos in her enclosure chasing after lizards, squirrels, and anything else that moves. She even likes to stalk Keepers as they clean her enclosure in the mornings. Quite the character, Aspen Read More

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Artemis

  ARTEMIS Female Cougar DOB 10/1/05 Artemis is the serious sister and the more aloof of the three cubs. She is very sweet and loves her brothers, but she tends to be a bit of a loner at times. Artemis also goes by the nickname of "Baby" among the Keeper Volunteers. A mother mountain lion had been shot by a hunter leaving her three newborn kittens orphans. A rehabber had been given temporary custody of three cougar cubs by Idaho's Fish and Game Department and three weeks to find them a home in a zoo or to euthanize them. The idea Read More

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Ares

  ARES Male Cougar DOB 10/1/05   Ares is the laid back mellow sibling. He likes to hang back and relax while his brother and sister wreak havoc. Ares has the loudest purr of the three cubs. His purring is so intense, his whole body shakes when he purrs! Ares also likes to play with the palmetto stumps in his enclosure and will often rip them out of the ground so he can shred them and bat them around his Cat.a.tat. A mother mountain lion had been shot by a hunter leaving her three newborn kittens orphans. A rehabber Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Feb 27 2013

Some of the Oldest Sand Cats   Today the 2012 Sandcat Studbook arrived and Big Cat Rescue's Canyon and Genie are in the top 10% age bracket for the species.   Check out MLF's new feature article! MOUNTAIN LIONS IN AMERICA: WILD & HAZARDOUS WORLD One writer's foray into the controversies surrounding America's most magical and beleaguered cat. By Noah Sudarsky    From the Mexican border to Washington State, Sudarsky's wide-ranging research and fieldwork over the course of two years has yielded an unsettling 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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News

If a cat of any kind sneezes on this planet, you can probably find out about it here.  This page lists the 3 most recent articles for each species of wild cat, but to see the most recent 100 news stories for each type of exotic cat visit Big Cat Facts & Photos Big Cat Incidents These stories include killings, maulings, escapes and wild cat sightings that were most likely captive cats who were set free or who had escaped. big cat incidents, mauling, tiger attack, tiger escape View "Big Cat Incidents" on Spundge   Tiger Tigers Read More
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