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El gato de Geoffroy

  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

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Geoffroy Cat Facts

Geoffroy's Cat Common Name: Geoffroy’s Cat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Oncifelis) Species: geoffroyi 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.   Sub-species: F.g. geoffroyi F.g. salinarum (once believed to be a separate species) F.g. paraguae F.g. Read More

Posted in Bobcats, Canadian Lynx, Caracals, Cougars, Geoffroy Cats, Kittens, Leopards, Lions, News @ BCR, Ocelot, Sand Cats, Servals, Siberian Lynx, Tigers, Videos, Working with Cats | 5 comments

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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Nico

  NICO Female Geoffroy Cat DOB 5/1/93 Rescued 7/19/94   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 Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Jan 23

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 http://youtu.be/qamuMtxkojQ 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 . First Read More