Common Name: Fishing Cat
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)
Genus: Felinae (Prionailurus)
Misc.: This is yet another example of a cat that disproves the misconception that cats don’t like water. This cat received its Latin name from its civet-like appearance (the viverridae family) from Bennet (1833) who first described the Fishing Cat scientifically.
Size and Appearance: A stock and powerfully built cat, with short legs, a big broad Read More
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
Genie the Sandcat is rushed to the vet when her keepers note that she is acting weird.
Genie Sandcat was sedated in a glass box used for domestic cats.
This was to make sedation easier on her since she is only 3.3 pounds and 14 years old.
Dr. Wynn keeps a close eye on her vitals.
The monitors are just all over the place, so she has to rely on feel, sound and instincts.
For such an old and tiny cat, Genie Sandcat has some fearsome teeth!
The tiniest mask straps Read More
Big Cat Attacks and the Big Cat Club
Zabu at 2:56, can you pick out our other big cat stars?
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Fun Fur All Ball at Skipper’s
Join us for a benefit concert at Skipper’s Smoke House in Tampa on Sunday December 11th. Enjoy musical entertainment from Juanjamon Band, Skull and Bone Band, The Human Condition, and Sunset Bridge while perusing the raffle and auction items, including original paintings created live during the show by Read More
AQUARIUS Female Fishing Cat
DOB 2/1/97 - 9/28/09
Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 2/4/98
Aquarius came to Big Cat Rescue on 2/4/98 with Pisces from a broker.
She had paper shell bones from improper nutrition and broke two legs jumping less than three feet.
She was also immediately switched to a healthy diet and has now fully recovered, although she has been permanently stunted.
We lost Pisces to kidney disease in 2007 so she now has the run of both of their Cat-a-tats, Read More