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Now at Big Cat Rescue March 30 2014

Stealing Images Becomes Harder...Thankfully Someone asked us on Facebook what kind of cat this was: We knew it was an altered photo of Nirvana our ocelot.  See the original photo below: Google makes it easy to find out who is stealing your images, or where images originate.  Just go to: http://www.google.com/imghp Click the camera icon in the search bar Click the Upload image tab Upload the image and Google will show you what they have that looks like it. Usually the largest version could be considered to be the original, Read More

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Ocelot Facts

Ocelot Common Name: Ocelot Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Leopardus) Species: pardalis Misc: This cat is probably the best known of the South American cats because of its pelt being the mainstay of the fur trade, and for the fact that it was frequently kept as a pet. Due the fact that Ocelots are high strung, unpredictable, comedic little cats, humans de-fanged, de-clawed, de-scented, and altered these cats in order to make them conform to the "pet" Read More

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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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Today at Big Cat Rescue June 21 2013 Ocelot Enrichment

Tiger Mauls Caregiver   June 21, 2013 Anderson, IN: A 21 year old female employee named Marissa Dub was attacked by tiger at Joe Taft's Exotic Feline Rescue Center. For cleaning purposes, the tiger was moved into a holding area. Officials report that the door to the holding area did not get shut all the way, allowing the tiger to bite and latch onto her head. Co workers distracted the tiger with food and retrieved Dub who was airlifted in critical condition to Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis.   Helping Wild Cats All Read More

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Purr-fection

PURR-FECTION Female Ocelot DOB 5/25/96   PURRfection, and her twin brother PURRsistance, were born at the sanctuary before it was known that no privately held exotic cats would ever be able to help preserve the species due to the inability to tract them back to the wild. She is the epitome of the perfect looking ocelot, which explains her name.  Her markings are extraordinary and demonstrate why this species was almost hunted out of existence for its fur.  She is much more timid than any of the other ocelots at Big Cat Read More

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Nirvana

NIRVANA Female Ocelot DOB 6/20/94 Rescued 7/24/94   Nirvana came to Big Cat Rescue from a broker on 7/27/94. He had left her at the vet’s office for dead because she was so dehydrated. Ocelots were once in great demand as pets thanks to their striking coats and small size. However, as with most exotic cats, their unpredictable nature and propensity for spraying soon changes people’s minds.   Many of these once beloved pets end up abandoned, sold to canned hunts or ultimately euthanized. Nirvana was rescued and Read More

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Amazing Grace

AMAZING GRACE Female Ocelot DOB 5/1/92 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 9/27/96   Amazing Grace was reported to be a three-year-old female ocelot when she arrived on 9/27/96, but appears to be much older. Her ears were very tattered because the place where she lived before had cats with common walls; meaning that one wall of the cage was shared between adjoining cats. When Amazing Grace would rub against the wire, the cat next to her would bite off pieces of her ears trying to get a grip on her. She is safe from harm now and Read More
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