Common Name: Jungle Cat, Swamp Cat, Reed Cat
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)
Genus: Felinae (Felis)
Misc.: This cat, contrary to its name, is found in a variety of habitats but typically is not a frequenter of "jungles". Like the African wildcats and domestic cats, the Jungle Cat has been mummified and placed in tombs in Ancient Egypt.
Size and Appearance: Similar in build to the Serval, the Jungle cat has long legs and a slender Read More
Today at Big Cat Rescue June 24 2013
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.
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Female Jungle Cat
Died 10/3/13 Read her tributes here.
Shaniqua came from an exotic animal auction where all sorts of wild animals are sold to the highest bidder with no thought as to their well being. From the first day she arrived here it became apparent why Shaniqua or any Jungle Cat would never make a good pet.
She was so hyperactive she was bouncing off the walls, literally. She even jumped into a ceiling fan or two and did not seem to learn anything from the experience, Read More
Male Jungle Cat
Rambo came to Big Cat Rescue on 12/5/99. He was bred for the pet trade. His owner had sent him to live with her daughter who died unexpectedly and his primary caregiver became the 12 year old grand daughter. She and her relatives agreed that they did not want to see Rambo exploited as part of a hybridization breeding plan for profit and asked if he could come live at Big Cat Rescue.
Here he has a 900 square foot Cat-A-Tat with tunnels, grasses, hills, bushes, trees and Read More
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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Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 14
Last Two Days to Vote and we REALLY need your help!
If you live in LA, TX, FL,AZ, CO, NM and Texarcana, AR and Salt Lake City, UT and at least 13 years of age or older we need you to vote 5 times a day for Big Cat Rescue to win $25,000.
Voting ends tomorrow!
You can do all 5 votes in a row each day. http://www.albertsonscpchallenge.com/index.php
Our code number is 0063. Here is a flyer to post: Albertsons $25,000 Contest Flyer An easy URL to remember is VoteCats.com Please vote every day!
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Our little Jungle Cat, Crystal, may be fighting her last battle as she squares off against old age, renal failure and a detached retina. See what Big Cat Rescuers do to give her a better quality of life and maybe even a second chance at living.
Please forgive the quality of this video as Chris is on vacation and Jamie just hates being on camera so it’s hard to get close enough to her with it to get the sound.
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