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Nirvana

NIRVANA Female Ocelot DOB 6/20/94 Rescued 7/24/94   Nirvana came to Big Cat Rescue from a broker on 7/27/94. He had left her at the vet’s office for dead because she was so dehydrated. Ocelots were once in great demand as pets thanks to their striking coats and small size. However, as with most exotic cats, their unpredictable nature and propensity for spraying soon changes people’s minds.   Many of these once beloved pets end up abandoned, sold to canned hunts or ultimately euthanized. Nirvana was rescued and Read More

Posted in Lions, Rescues, Videos | 12 comments

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   What do you do when a lion needs a vet?   http://youtu.be/OgcdfIN47Qc     http://youtu.be/aEkCSBdmegg   Call in a team of experts for a lion size house call.   Keepers reported that Joseph Read More

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Bailey

BAILEY Female Bobcat DOB 5/13/03? Rescued 6/4/03   Bailey's mother was possibly a native Florida Bobcat who was killed in Odessa.  That or she was a pet that was abandoned. Lost and alone little Bailey wandered out in search of the mother who would never return and was discovered by a local woman about the same time as she was being discovered by a hawk.  The woman rushed to her rescue and thinking she was a feral cat, she called the animal shelter.  The woman called Big Cat Rescue to see if there was anything we could Read More

Posted in Cougars, Rescues, Videos | 4 comments

Sassyfrass Cougar

  Sassyfrass Male Cougar DOB  1/1/1998 Rescued  11/17/2010 Sponsor Sassyfrass http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-998/Cougar-Sponsorship/Detail   If only they could speak to us in a language that we understand.  Then we might know the horrors they have survived and be more inclined to protect others from enduring their fate. I'll share with you what I do know and hope that will inspire you to help these cougars and to do all you can to end the trade in exotic cats. Back in the 90s, farmers Al and Read More

Posted in Cougars, News @ BCR, Videos | 13 comments

mickey

Mickey Cougar Male Cougar Born 6/25/2003 Rescued 8/18/2014 http://youtu.be/gsh2DQx-krM   http://youtu.be/0bndB9_8wBQ Mickey Cougar's story is so long and heartbreaking that it will be hard to tell in just a few minutes.  (Watch his rescue video to find out the whole story.) Animal House, in Moulton, AL, was a backyard zoo that operated with a USDA license up until 2006 when it was revoked.  At the time Alabama had no laws to regulate the private possession of wild animals, so once USDA washed their hands Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Oct 14 2014

Cat Chat Show 67   http://youtu.be/kD8AlXaPKzM   Carole records a day in the life of the sanctuary via Google Glass and the iPhone 5s. Jumanji Leopard gets a stick stuck across the roof of his mouth, Apache and Divinity Bobcats move to a new Cat-a-Tat, but Divinity puts up a fight. Cats get mint and Halloween treats for enrichment, including the Texas Tigers, Reno, Raindance Bobcat, Windstar Bobcat, Anasazie and Will the Bobcats and a load of trees arrive in this DailyBigCat 2014 10 14. #ThroughGlass   Cougars at Big Read More

Posted in Lions, News @ BCR, Siberian Lynx, Tigers, Videos | 0 comments

Now at Big Cat Rescue Oct 13 2014

Lion feeding webcam. Log in to this page every day between 4PM and 8PM EDT to see Nikita Lion being fed. We change feeding times through out the year, but it usually falls within these times. http://bigcatrescue.org/feed-cats/   New Halloween Big Cat Videos   Bengali Tiger vs The Mummy     http://youtu.be/PviP24fismk   Cameron and Zabu Vacation Rotation   http://youtu.be/LJtjS5UP8Fs   Siberian Lynx vs Pumpkin   http://youtu.be/i11AhgDffRo   Read More

Posted in Bobcats, News @ BCR | 2 comments

Now at Big Cat Rescue Oct 11 2014

Your Honest Opinion   We are trying something new with our main YouTube channel at YouTube.com/BigCatRescue.  In the past we would launch one video per week and make sure it was the best we could offer, with concise editing, music and scripted dialogues where necessary. Anything else we filmed, such as keeper walk abouts, long form videos, mini clips, etc. would be posted at our secondary channel YouTube.com/DailyBigCat It dilutes our branding to divide our videos across two channels, but we don't want our loyal primary channel viewers Read More

Posted in Bobcats, Cougars, Jungle Cats, Kittens, Leopards, News @ BCR, Tigers, Videos | 0 comments

Now at Big Cat Rescue Oct 9 2014

Tiger Swims, Bobcat Runs and Jungle Cat gets Scratched   http://youtu.be/W21qM_WrqlA Alex the Bobcat goes back home. The flooding at the sanctuary has the roadways being used by ducks. Working on a room addition for Jumanji the black leopard. Playing with kittens. Moving Mickey Cougar back out to his Cat-a-Tat. Our new net launcher arrives for catching injured bobcats at a distance. Enrichment Committee makes a huge candle for Nik Tiger's birthday, but he mostly just needs to pee. Sundari Leopard gets locked up so Read More

Posted in Lions, News @ BCR, Tigers | 0 comments

Now at Big Cat Rescue Oct 7 2014

Now at Big Cat Rescue Oct 7 2014   Oct. 6, 2014 Jupiter, FL:  A construction worker lost his thumb after being bitten by a tiger at Zoological Wildlife Foundation (a ZAA member)  owned by a convicted felon and suspected drug kingpin, Mario Tabraue.  Visitors to the zoo are encouraged to interact with the animals in the vast collection, which includes an alligator, different types of monkeys, birds, two different kinds of anteater, a fox and other exotic creatures. In December 1987, the Associated Press reported that Tabraue was arrested Read More