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TJ

TJ Male Siberian/Bengal Tiger Hybrid DOB 1999   TJ was the youngest of four tigers who were rescued in 2007 from a breeding facility in Center Hill Florida called Savage Kingdom.  He is quite playful and loves to crash through all of the high grasses in his enclosure. TJ has a particular fascination with water and will splash in and out of his pools or the pond, when he is on vacation in the Vacation Rotation enclosure.  He seems to delight in the way the light moves on the surface of splashing water. Savage Kingdom was Read More

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Joseph

    JOSEPH Lion DOB 8/19/98 Rescued 10/21/07 Joseph the lion was rescued along with several other lions and tigers who had been bred to be used as photo and ego props.   Sponsor Joseph http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-1001/Lion-Sponsorship/Detail   A Lion Pride of a Different Stripe   It took the combined efforts of USDA, undercover agents and concerned citizens seven years to shut down Diana McCourt (aka Cziraky) and her Siberian Tiger Foundation. It wasn’t until her Read More

Posted in Breeding, Caracals, Cougars, itunes, News @ BCR, Rescues, Servals, Tigers, Videos | 12 comments

JoJo

http://youtu.be/92ao7chHllY   Meet Jo Jo the Caracal Serval Hybrid   I first met JoJo the Caracal / Serval hybrid at the South Florida Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in 2005 after a hurricane had taken down the perimeter fencing and dumped piles of deadfall on the cages. The owner, Dirk Neugebohm, had ended up in the hospital with a heart attack from trying to clean the mess up by himself. He wrote from what he thought was his deathbed back then to anyone and everyone he could think of asking for help; and Read More

Posted in itunes, Leopards, Rescues, Videos | 4 comments

Sabre

  Sabre Male Leopard DOB 3/1/92 Rescued 7/20/95 Sabre was 3 years old when he arrived at Big Cat Rescue on 7/20/95. Though he was only supposed to be here temporarily, his former owner moved and left no forwarding address. This could have been another sad ending as most are in the exotic pet world. Luckily, we had taken Sabre in and he will have a home here for life. He is very playful and fun loving and always has a mischievous look on his face. He loves to act very silly, running about his cat-a-tat and jumping on Read More

Posted in Bobcats, Leopards, News @ BCR, News World, Tigers | 10 comments

Now at Big Cat Rescue Feb 25 2014

 Cypress the Rehab Bobcat Update Cypress the bobcat was rescued on January 4, 2014 and has been recovering in the West - Boensch Cat Hospital for these past 7 weeks.  She had been resisting eating whole prey items, such as rats and chicks, so we were getting worried that she would never switch off the ground diet we have been giving her to the real prey items that she would have to eat in the wild. We couldn't let her lose her ability to recognize prey and insisted that she eat what wild bobcats eat, but maybe Cypress knew best because Read More

Posted in Cougars, Rescues, Videos | 10 comments

Reise

http://youtu.be/92ao7chHllY Her name is pronounced RYE-zuh and is German for Journey and it certainly is appropriate for a cougar who was born into the pet trade in 1995 in Texas, was shipped to New York and then traveled to a rescue center in South Florida before taking the last road trip, at the age of 18, to her forever home at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa. This folder of images will be updated as they come in from the Big Cat Rescue team. From a former volunteer: Hello! Here is some basic information about Reise the cougar and Read More

Posted in Bobcats, itunes, Leopards, News @ BCR, Servals, Siberian Lynx, Tigers, Videos, Working with Cats | 0 comments

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 | 12 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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