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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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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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Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 15 2013

South Dakota Sets its 2014 Lion Hunting Quotas   Despite arguments by conservationists that South Dakota's local mountain population was struggling from years of over hunting, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission set the 2014 lion hunting quota Thursday at 50 females or 75 total lions for the Black Hills hunting region.  More here: http://www.mountainlion.org/newsstory.asp?news_id=1464   Tomorrow is National Feral Cat Day Tomorrow’s the big day! How are you going to celebrate National Feral Cat Day®? With Read More

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Cat Chat 22

Carole Baskin Discusses Some Recent Rescues http://youtu.be/plh32ner9y4 Get the audio version of Cat Chat 22 here. See previous episodes of Cat Chat Here are 2 of the videos that played in Cat Chat 22   Fencer Bobcat Rescue   http://youtu.be/atTS5j7t0iI   http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bigcathospital   Reise Cougar Rescue Slideshow   http://youtu.be/2NIJnqWACfg   This folder of images will be updated as they come in from the Big Cat Rescue team.  Read Reise' s story here. Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Sept 7 2013

Great News for Mountain Lions NO MORE UNNECESSARY KILLINGS! Thanks to all of you, landmark lion protection legislation became reality today when California Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 132. This is a first of its kind piece of legislation built on decades of scientific knowledge to define exactly what "imminent threat to public health and safety" means in regards to mountain lions.  It requires the use of nonlethal procedures for dealing with those lions that come into contact with humans, yet do not meet the threshold of imminent threat. SB Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Aug 15 2013

Cat Chat Audio Podcasts   Now available in iTunes and watch for the launch of our iTunes and Android apps in the iTunes Store and Google Play Store.  Before we even announced the Cat Chat show there were 51 downloads from our RSS feed here:  http://bigcatrescue.libsyn.com/rss You can see a YouTube Playlist of the video version of the Cat Chat shows here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p3z2GOoYvI&feature=share&list=PLeS5KW7rpwtUdcAbpmmcyvwulvRoLr8M0 Subscribe to our weekly live Cat Chat Show in iTunes or on YouTube.com/DailyBigCat Photos Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue June 24 2013

Today at Big Cat Rescue June 24 2013   http://youtu.be/4ympAzwPzjU   Enjoy tigers ripping up Summer Camper's enrichment offerings, "play" with bobcats, see leopards leaping and attacking cardboard, hear about a water spout that passed by and more on this Sunday afternoon walkabout at Big Cat Rescue.  Thanks to SkipAHolic Peggy McDermott Sundquist, we have three new computers donated by Ciber, Inc. the International IT Consultant company. Ken Goodrich is their Infrastructure Manager and came with Peggy to deliver the Dell computers.   Happiness Read More

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Tobi

TOBI Female Cougar DOB 3/1/91 Rescued 8/18/95   She is the perfect example of why it never works out to make a pet of a wild cat.  In her case there was a husband and wife who had lots of money, larger than usual cages and who fed their cats a decent diet. But all in the same month the wife became pregnant and the husband discovered that he was terminally ill.  With two tigers and eight cougars as pets, where were they going to find forever homes for their animals?  We were able to take one tiger and all 8 cougars, Read More

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Orion

  ORION Male Cougar DOB 10/1/05   Orion is the goofy one in the group, he is always up to something and puts a smile on our faces with his silly antics. The three cubs can be hard to tell apart at times, but if you look in their eyes, you will be able to pick out his mischievous gaze and know right away which one is Orion. Orion loves dinner time and can change abruptly from cute goofball to serious cougar with an appetite. Orion also loves to climb the trees in his enclosures and is constantly testing the limits of Read More