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Simba

Simba Male Leopard DOB 6/6/94 Rescued 8/4/94 Simba is a male Asian spotted leopard born on 6/6/94. He came to Big Cat Rescue on 8/4/94 with his sister, Nyla, as a bottle fed baby. Simba had the misfortune of being born the wrong sex.  Backyard breeders always want more females than males.  Since his sister Nyla was cross eyed, he was not a good candidate for breeding and was unwanted. Seeing what a beautiful leopard he has grown up to be, we are fortunate that we were able to take him in to save him from a long life of breeding. Simba Read More

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Leopard Facts

Leopard   Common Name: Leopard Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Pantherinae Panthera Species: pardus (asian) Sub-species: (Not all listed, these are the most common)   Javan leopard - P.p. melas Amur leopard - P.p. orientalis Indian leopard - P.p. fusca North Chinese leopard - P.p. japonensis Somali leopard - P.p. nanopardus Zanzibar leopard - P.p. adersi Sinai leopard - P.p. jarvisi Sri Lankan leopard - P.p. kotiya Barbary leopard Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue March 14 2015

Big Cat Walkabout March 14 2015

The first few minutes are sounds you might not have ever heard a tiger make, as Amanda Tiger does Operant Conditioning w/ Olga, our guest from Spain. After being away for a few days, Carole goes around checking on cats and takes note of what the volunteers and interns have been doing. Rare footage of Vern at Family Dinner too.

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Sundari

Sundari Female Leopard DOB 11/15/96 This leopard demonstrates, better than most, the fact that you may be able to take the animal out of the wild but you will never take the wild out of the animal.  Sundari will watch very closely as groups of people walk through the sanctuary.  She immediately sizes up “the herd” from a distance and determines who is the weakest, the youngest or the most infirm.  That is the person who gets her utmost attention.  She’s even been seen climbing to the top of her enclosure just to get a closer Read More

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Shell Game

Sometimes Sanctuary Work is a Shell Game Well, sort of... http://youtu.be/i4qe_nv95Zg 12 yards of seashells, two hours of shoveling and raking and a lot of sore muscles the next day, create a beautiful place for our tour guests to wait for their tour to be called. Alex Tiger goes on vacation in the 2.5 acre Vacation Rotation enclosure Alex Tiger goes on vacation in the 2.5 acre Vacation Rotation enclosure Alex Tiger goes on vacation in the 2.5 acre Vacation Rotation enclosure Alex Tiger goes on vacation Read More

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Black Panthers

Black Panthers Hear about black panthers:   Since the 1960's it has been considered politically incorrect to call a black cat a black panther.  The big black cats are black leopards or black jaguars and are not referred to as black panthers by anyone who knows anything about big cats.  Some people claim to have seen black cougars, which are sometimes referred to as Florida Panthers (despite the fact that they are not in the Panthera category) and thus extrapolate the term black panther, but Florida Panthers are always tan. Black Read More

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AdvoCat 2015 01

Happy Valentine's Day 2015 ...and AdvoCat MewsLetter   New Store is a Much Better Shopping Experience   Find out why people who are shopping in our new online store are loving it!  We've had an online store since the beginning of online stores, but as soon as this one launched last week our sales went through the roof. Check it out to see how much easier it is to find the purr-fect gift for others or yourself and how easy it is to check out.  Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so you will want to make sure your order is Read More

Posted in Bobcats, Canadian Lynx, Leopard Cats, Leopards, News @ BCR | 0 comments

What should I do with an old fur coat

Just about every day I am giving a tour, or overhearing a tour, or responding to a reporter and discussing the way that Big Cat Rescue started; which was in buying all of the cats off U.S. fur farms to end that trade. Since I am thinking about cats being killed for their coats almost every day, I forget sometimes that there are people out there who don't realize the cruelty involved in all fur products, until I hear from someone like Leigh. She wrote to me recently and said, "In going through many belongings, I came across something I’d almost Read More

Posted in Canadian Lynx, Geoffroy Cats, Leopards, News @ BCR, Tigers | 3 comments

Now at Big Cat Rescue Jan 3 2015

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

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Now at Big Cat Rescue New Years Eve 2014

Friends from Brazil who rescue native wild cats in their area. Karma and Becky administer K-Laser therapy to Jade the Leopard Karma and Becky administer K-Laser therapy to Jade the Leopard Karma and Becky administer K-Laser therapy to Jumanji the Leopard Karma and Becky administer K-Laser therapy to Jumanji the Leopard Karma and Becky administer K-Laser therapy to Jumanji the Leopard Karma and Becky administer K-Laser therapy to Little Feather the Bobcat Karma and Becky administer K-Laser therapy Read More