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Now at Big Cat Rescue Feb 24 2014

http://youtu.be/Y3lbT_F0-a0 In this 30 minute wild cat walkabout, Dr. Justin and Jamie Veronica check in on Cypress the bobcat, volunteers release Armani Leopard back out to her enclosure after a polyp had been removed from her throat the day before, Cleo Serval got fluids and B-12 and Thiamine injections, the Lynx brothers got hay, Little Feather Bobcat just looks too cute, Zabu the White Tiger takes time with her dinner, and Jamie gives Shere Khan the tiger his pills. Join Us in Gainesville March 21 for a Free Symposium on Florida Panthers   Florida Read More

Posted in Big Cat Facts, Jaguar, Videos | 15 comments

Jaguar Facts

Jaguar   Jaguar: Panthera onca Common Name: Jaguar Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Pantherinae Panthera Species: onca Misc.: The Jaguar and the Leopard are often confused with one another in zoos. Their coloring and markings are so similar that it is difficult for people to distinguish them. The difference lies in the center of the Jaguars rosettes, because unlike the leopard, the Jaguar has spots inside of its rosettes! The Jag is also a much stockier Read More

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Tiger Facts

TIGERS   Common Name: Tiger Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Pantherinae Panthera Species: tigris Sub-species: Bengal Tiger - Panthera tigris tigris 1200-1500 left Siberian (Amurian) Tiger - Panthera tigris altaica 331 left Sumatran Tiger - Panthera tigris sumatrae 136 left Indo-Chinese Tiger - Panthera tigris corbetti Malayan Tiger - Panthera tigris jacksoni ** South China Tiger - Panthera tigris amoyensis 37 left Javan Tiger - Panthera tigris Read More

Posted in Jaguar, Leopards, News @ BCR | 7 comments

Black Panthers

Black Panther   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 panther may refer to: Animals Black Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Feb 20 2014

YOU DID IT!  Washington's Senate Bill 6287 is Dead! Washington state Senators Brian Dansel and Don Benton authored a bill to force the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to allow trophy hunters to use hounds to kill cougars for fun. The bill died in the Senate on February 18th. Washington's cougars and hounds can sleep a little safer. To everyone who shared the alert and contacted legislators: Thank you for helping us stop this cruel and unnecessary legislation!.... continue reading   Panleuk 101 Tuesday, March Read More

Posted in Canadian Lynx, Kittens, Leopards, News @ BCR, Servals, Tigers, Videos, Working with Cats | 0 comments

Now at Big Cat Rescue Feb 19 2014

http://youtu.be/2eIuxWSYmu4 In this Keeper Walkabout the first 20 minutes are: Armani the leopard going from the Cat Hospital back out to be reunited with her sister Jade. We rescued 5 newborn kittens and Jamie gives them a health check and makes sure they are all nursing well before handing off to the interns to raise. Jamie and Jo take the afternoon shift feeding kittens because Jamie wants to see if syringes will work better than bottles. Gale builds a rolling metal cabinet. Cleo the Serval is doing that weird neck arching Read More

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Banjo

Male Binturong Born 1991 Rescued 6/15/95 Died 2/11/14 Banjo was used in classroom presentations by Wildlife Educators of America in Castaic, CA and was sent here when it was discovered that he was a he and not a she. He was Staff Member Vern’s favorite animal here and since Vern builds the enclosures, Banjo has one of the biggest. Banjo was also a favorite of tour guests. His unusual appearance and even more unusual scent of popcorn amazes the crowd. Even though Banjo has an enormous enclosure, he always hangs out in the Read More

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Cypress

Update:  3/11/14:  Thanks to our wonderful SkipAHolics, who keep a constant eye on our hospitalized cats, we were able to detect that Cypress the bobcat was straining to defecate again.  She went in to Ehrlich Road Animal Hospital to be examined and it was clear that she is never going to heal properly and be able to pass food; not even the ground diet she's been getting.  The only humane option was to euthanize her while she was asleep. Tributes to her brief, but inspiring life, are here:  https://sites.google.com/site/bigcattributes/home/cypress-bobcat Video Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Feb 14 2014

Happy Valentine's Day! News from Tiger Nation   With the Illegal Wildlife Trade conference in London, hosted by the UK Government, the brainchild of both Prince Charles and Prince William, and alongside senior officials from across the globe, let us all hope that they can get some concrete action on stopping the catastrophic toll on our planet’s flora and fauna. According to new research carried out by TRAFFIC, parts of 1537 Tigers have been seized in illegal trade across 13 Tiger range countries in the 14 years between 2000 and Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Feb 13 2014

Note from Big Cat Rescue President, Jamie Veronica, to the Interns: Tonight I dropped off new foster kittens at the Modglin and Himalayan Houses. It was a litter of 5 that were dumped at Animal Services and rescued by the Humane Society of Tampabay today. All about 10 days old. The litter was split into two groups; Modglin got Benson (black male), Eli (white tabby male with white back feet), and Carli (white tabby female with black spots on the bottoms of her back feet) Himalayan got Abigail (black female) and Dee Dee (white tabby female)   The Read More