Common Name: Sand Cat
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)
Genus: Felinae (Felis)
Misc: This is one of the more difficult cats to study in the wild. Their foot coverings allow them to walk on sand without sinking, leaving their footprints nearly invisible. They have learned to crouch down and shut their eyes when a light is shone on them, which prevents the light from reflecting their eyes for tracking. That combined with their protective Read More
Common Name: Caracal
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)
Genus: Felinae (Caracal)
Misc: The name Caracal is derived from a Turkish word "karakulak" meaning "black ear." The Caracal was once trained for bird hunting in Iran and India. They were put into arenas containing a flock of pigeons, and wagers were made as to how many the cat would take down. This is the origination of the expression "to put a cat amongst the pigeons." The Caracal is capable Read More
Protecting Big Cats from Big Development
No cats (other than the cool cat, Howie) in this video. When we learned that a big developer was planning to build townhomes right up to our fence, we began trying to work with them to come up with a plan that would protect the cats, but they become unresponsive after our meeting four months ago, so we went to the zoning hearing to make sure that our concerns were heard by the zoning master.
Commercial Development Makes for Better Neighbors
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Film Wins at My Hero Contest
http://myhero.com/go/films/festival_winners.asp (Scroll to bottom of page)
There is a playlist of famous people in India speaking out for tigers at this link that will give you goosebumps. Very nicely done. http://www.kidsfortigers.org/
Recent House Votes
Budget Agreement passage - Vote Passed (332-94)
Before leaving for the rest of the year, the House passed legislation based on talks between House and Senate conferees that establishes Read More
Consider Making a Year End Tax Deductible Donation to Big Cat Rescue
As the clock winds down on 2013 and you count your blessings, please consider making a year-end, tax-deductible donation to Big Cat Rescue.
Your donation will allow us to continue to rescue abused and abandoned exotic cats, provide them with excellent nutrition and medical care, and live out their lives in dignity and peace at our sanctuary.
We are so grateful for your amazing support of our sanctuary and cats Read More
Join the Global March for Lions Community Page and stand with us against this horrific "industry". You will find all the marches listed below (more cities/towns will be added as the events pages are put up and we are recruiting more as we go along). Please keep an eye on this post to find and join the march closest to you!
Big Cat Rescue will lead a march on March 15, 2014. De-tails to come, but I'm thinking a family day march through the sanctuary Read More
Too Late for Christmas?
Did the holiday shopping season sneak up on you, and now you are scurrying to find that purr-fect cat-lover gift as a download?
You found it here!
All new Sponsor Kits for the Tigers and Sandcats at Big Cat Rescue that you can download and print on your own computer for those last minute gifts.
Need a good laugh?
Male Canada lynx
Gilligan's age is unknown. He was purchased along with Skipper at an auction.
Gilligan had the tiniest cage measuring 5' x 7'. It was also the dirtiest of all of the cages. The mud floor was not mud, but feces covered with a sprinkling of straw. It appeared as though Gilligan had tried to keep much of his waste confined to one area on top of his plastic dog house. He had perched atop the house day after day to defecate. The large pile of feces cascaded out Read More
Male Bengal/Siberian Tiger
Sponsor Shere Khan http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-994/Tiger-Sponsorship-Kit/Detail
If you saw The Tiger Next Door on Animal Planet, then you saw the horrid conditions at the facility owned by Dennis Hill in Flatrock, Indiana. The Tiger Next Door didn't air until 3/25/2010 and it was about USDA taking away Hill's permit and the DNR (Dept. of Natural Resources) seizing all but three tigers in 2005. What the show doesn't bring out is that the Read More