Common Name: Geoffroy’s Cat
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)
Genus: Felinae (Oncifelis)
Misc: Geoffroy’s cats are strong swimmers that regularly enter the water, and have been recorded frequently swimming fast flowing rivers 100 feet wide. Geoffroy’s cats were named after the French naturalist Geoffroy St. Hilaire.
F.g. salinarum (once believed to be a separate species)
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Texas Tigers go on "vacation" in the 2.5 acre Vacation Rotation enclosure at Big Cat Rescue
Arthur Tiger checks out the new addition of a culvert to play in on his tour of the Vacation Rotation enclosure
Kali Tiger bites into a pumpkin during enrichment time at Big Cat Rescue
Kali Tiger is focused on fun during enrichment time at Big Cat Rescue
Kali Tiger carving her own Jack-O-Lantern during enrichment time at Big Cat Rescue
Kali Tiger wants to make it just Purr-fect during Read More
Female Geoffroy Cat
We had been following his story from birth and chased him through his second owner, who sent him along to Big Cat Rescue with three Bengals on 7/19/94. He arrived taped up in a cardboard box. The fury from within the box made opening it a death defying act. As with many exotic cats, the smaller they are, the more fierce they can be. Everyone says that she "looks just like a domestic cat" but careful study of her size and shape shows that she is indeed a wild cat. It wasn’t until we 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
Wildcat Walkabout 2014 05 03
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
El Gato de Mato
Los Gatos de Mato son fuertes nadadores que entran regularmente al agua, y se han registrado con frecuencia nadando en ríos caudalosos de 30 metros de ancho. Los gatos de Geoffroy o Gatos de Mato se nombraron por el naturalista francés Geoffroy St. Hilaire.
Tamaño y Aspecto: Uno de los gatos más pequeños sobre el cual poco se sabe, este gato tiene una capa de pequeñas manchas negras de casi igual tamaño y el espaciamiento patrón uniforme. El color de fondo tiende a ser más de un color ocre Read More
Big Cat Walkabout Oct 2013
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
Big Cat Attacks and the Big Cat Club
Zabu at 2:56, can you pick out our other big cat stars?
2012 Cruel Leg Hold Trapping & Torture of Bobcat
Please speak out for this bobcat by asking that the people involved in his torture be fired and leg hold traps be banned.
Speak out against this here: CatLaws.com
Big Cat Rescue is home to over a dozen species of cats! Tigers and Lions may be the largest species at the sanctuary but many of our smaller species get the most attention! Say hello to the small cats of Big Cat Rescue, to read more about an individual cat on the video please visit CatBios .
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