Lion Ark Nominated
Lion Ark nominated for 45th NAACP Image Award,
“Outstanding International Motion Picture” category
Lion Ark has been nominated by America’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, the NAACP, in their Outstanding International Motion Picture category for the 45th NAACP Image Awards.
The prestigious Image Awards by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) celebrates "the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the Read More
Big Cat Missing Link
A fossil recently found in the Zanda Basin in Tibet included remains of Pantera blytheae, a new species of big cat that is most closely related to the modern day snow leopard.
The skull of P. blytheae is the oldest big cat fossil found to date, and fills a significant gap in the fossil record. It indicates that ancient big cats lived nearly 6 million years ago, 2 million years earlier than previously thought, and sheds light on their geographic origins in Asia.
Illegal Read More
Big Cat Rescue Rehabilitates Bobcats
for Release Back to the Wild
How to Care for Rehab Bobcat
Cage rest sounds pretty peaceful for the cat, but it's a real challenge for the caregivers.
See a playlist of some of our successful rehab and release bobcats.
While we do bobcat rescue, rehab and release in Florida, we will not relocate bobcats as state law requires that they be released very near where they were Read More
Male Siberian/Bengal Tiger
DOB 1989 DOD 1/5/2014
Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 1/1/2002
Flavio arrived at Big Cat Rescue in 2002 after retiring from the circus. He was hailed as the smartest circus tiger ever known. He performed a light and music number flawlessly for years until he decided one day that he didn't like the other tigers and all he wanted to do was fight.
Perhaps he really was the smartest circus tiger because that bought him a ticket to retirement with us.
He was known here Read More
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
Common Name: Geoffroy’s Cat
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)
Genus: Felinae (Oncifelis)
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.
F.g. salinarum (once believed to be a separate species)
F.g. Read More
DOD 1/7/14 http://bigcatrescue.org/sasha-gone-wasnt-coming-back/
Sasha has been declawed (and very badly, at that) and defanged) so she struggles to eat.
We provide a soft diet for her, but without her teeth it is hard to hold the food and even hard to contain her tongue.
You will often see her with her tongue hanging out as a result.
A Lion Pride of a Different Stripe
It took the combined efforts of USDA, undercover agents and Read More
Doing What Bobcats Do
Bobcats make great neighbors but lousy pets. More info about Living With Bobcats.
Awesome ad erases all the animals in The Lion King's opening sequence
This is a great ad by Greenpeace Netherlands, brilliantly executed by Studio Smack: They erased all the animals of The Lion King's opening sequence to show kids and adults how the African savanna would look if we don't protect its animals.
I can imagine the kids first puzzled, then crying, as all their favorite animals disappear leaving the beautiful Read More
Arthur, Andre and Amanda were born in 1996 in New Jersey to be used as pay-to-play photo props. It never makes sense to breed more cubs to raise money to feed last year's cats, and the New Jersey facility fell into disrepair and then was shut down after USDA revoked their license following a tiger escape.
In 2003, Wild Animal Orphanage took in the 24 tigers but big cats have big appetites and by 2010 the Wild Animal Orphanage was in bankruptcy.
It took Read More