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Andre the Tiger

Male Tiger Born 1/1/96 Rescued 9/28/11 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 over a year to find permanent Read More

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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

Posted in Bobcats, Cougars, Leopards, News @ BCR | 1 comment

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

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Little Feather

Female Bobcat DOB 5/3/93 Rescued 5/8/93   Little Feather was five days old when she came to Big Cat Rescue. She had been bred at a game farm that bred bobcats and cougars. Game farms often breed wild animals to be shot as game, or to be exploited in other awful ways.  One of the most common is one that you have probably seen. If you have ever seen bobcat or lynx mothers with their kittens in a field of flowers, you have probably seen game farm cats.  Photographers will pay a lot for images they can't get in the wild because Read More

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Nico

Female Geoffroy Cat DOB 5/1/93 Rescued 7/19/94   We had been following his story from birth and chased him through his second owner, who sent him along to Big Cat Rescue with three Bengals on 7/19/94. He arrived taped up in a cardboard box. The fury from within the box made opening it a death defying act. As with many exotic cats, the smaller they are, the more fierce they can be. Everyone says that she "looks just like a domestic cat" but careful study of her size and shape shows that she is indeed a wild cat. It wasn’t until we Read More

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Jade

Female Leopard DOB 6/17/97   Jade arrived at Big Cat Rescue with her sister, Armani. Jade is definitely the more mischievous one of the two. Like all leopards, she loves to jump up in the branches of the tree that is in her cat-a-tat. Most people have a very hard time telling the two sisters apart, they look so much alike.  But, if you look closely, you can tell Jade from Armani by the V-shaped row of spots on her forehead that look like a tiara. These two are so beautiful that some of the volunteers refer to them as the “Hilton Read More

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Max

Max the Bobcat Male DOB 9/1/10 Rescued 5/31/11   http://youtu.be/O9ytloon7TI Max the bobcat kitten was at the center of a months-long legal battle that touched off after a Rhode Island vet seized him from someone who bought him from a backyard breeder... It is illegal to have bobcats as pets in Rhode Island. The cat's owner went to court to get the cat back, but the state won. Now Max will live at Big Cat Rescue for the rest of his life! We're so glad we could step in and offer Max a permanent home, if you want to help Read More

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Narla

Female Cougar DOB 1/1/97 Rescued 1/8/2010   Rescue of Narla the Cougar:   This is a letter from someone who knew the Loppi's.  This person below, wanted us to know that Rob was well intended and I post it here as an example of how even the best intentions usually end up bad for the exotic animal.   According to a number of emails I got after the fact, Rob's wife was looking to euthanize the cat, but Rob's friends, family and the media were on her case and she couldn't  do it without looking like a monster Read More

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The Great Pretender

Male Bobcat DOB 4/30/92 Rescued 10/15/92 The Great Pretender came to Big Cat Rescue at the same time and as a litter mate to Precious. We named him the Great Pretender because he always pretended to be so "bad" when he was little. Unfortunately, once he was full grown he wasn’t just pretending anymore. He does not care for people much and actually grew to be quite aggressive especially at feeding time. This changed dramatically after he began to participate in operant conditioning sessions. He is much calmer when being fed which in Read More

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Skipper

Male Canada lynx Appx. 1/1/07 Rescued 5/5/13   Skipper's age is unknown. He had been purchased along with Gilligan at an auction. Skipper had the largest cage measuring about 5' x 30'. He had a small plastic dog house and a plastic shelf precariously attached to the side of his cage. A large rabbit carcass lay rotting in the corner of his cage and the entire cage was just as dirty as the others, feces lying everywhere and urine soaked straw. Big Cat Rescuers entered Skipper's cage with nets in hand and a large transport crate. Read More