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Cat Chat 69

Meet Olga Bellon on Cat Chat Show 69 http://youtu.be/8EhvAIHIRQQ Olga Bellon gets a crash course in big cat care at Big Cat Rescue to implement in the new big cat facility being built in Spain as part of AAP.  Download the  Lower Res Podcast File here. More about Big Cat Rescue's work with AAP Primadomus Big Cat Rescue was recruited to offer our expertise and guidance in the development of a rescue center in Spain that will be broadening their focus from primates to now include big cats.  AAP Primadomus is located on more than 400 acres Read More

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Reisa Cougar Paw Project

Reisa Cougar Paw Project Reisa Cougar's paws were butchered when she was a cub that was sold as a pet to a drug dealer in NY. Our vet takes a look at her paws today to see what can be fixed.   Reise's blood work results indicated mild kidney disease which is not a surprise for her age. An appointment will be set up in the near future for her to visit Ehrlich Animal Hospital where Dr. Wynn will repair her botched de-claw. When she was de-clawed by her previous owner they did not remove the entire first Read More

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Shell Game

Sometimes Sanctuary Work is a Shell Game Well, sort of... http://youtu.be/i4qe_nv95Zg 12 yards of seashells, two hours of shoveling and raking and a lot of sore muscles the next day, create a beautiful place for our tour guests to wait for their tour to be called. Alex Tiger goes on vacation in the 2.5 acre Vacation Rotation enclosure Alex Tiger goes on vacation in the 2.5 acre Vacation Rotation enclosure Alex Tiger goes on vacation in the 2.5 acre Vacation Rotation enclosure Alex Tiger goes on vacation Read More

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Tiger vs Elephant

Who is smarter; a tiger or an elephant? Ron Kagan, director of the Detroit Zoo, in a recent CNN Morgan Spurlock piece, that did a good job of raising the question as to whether zoos should exist, said when people come to a zoo they should expect to see animals "thriving."  Good term.  Some years back Kagan made a very forward thinking and controversial decision.  He decided zoos simply cannot provide a thriving humane home for elephants.  They need to roam large areas and graze to be happy.  He sent their two elephants to PAWS sanctuary in Read More

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Film a Rescue

How Can I Film a Rescue? Before you contact Big Cat Rescue and ask if you can film a rescue, or film a few days of yourself working here, please consider the following: Wild cats are as emotionally complex as humans; maybe even more so. A mother cat will kill her young rather than let them suffer, if they are born into a situation that is too unfavorable to their happy existence. Yet we use the term "tiger mom" to convey the fact that a tiger will fight to the death and sacrifice herself to protect her young, as will any other cat. Read More

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Cherokee

  Cherokee Female Bobcat DOB 7/13/94 Rescued 9/13/94   Cherokee was purchased at an auction at the age of six weeks. She apparently had never been handled and was very wild. Although she spent much time around people from a very young age, Cherokee is very elusive and prefers the company of her bobcat neighbors as opposed to her keepers. Cherokee loves enrichment time and when given tubes with her favorite spices in them she will flop and roll around on her back and rub her chin on the ground incesently. Keepers hand out enrichment Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Feb 13 2015

Fun Photos on Friday the 13th Andi Bobcat up in her tree at Big Cat Rescue Vernon Stairs posts new tour sign at Big Cat Rescue Little Dove Bobcat peeks out of her den at Big Cat Rescue Natasha Lynx enjoys a spice bag a few weeks ago at Big Cat w Aspen Echo Cougar strikes a pose at Big Cat Rescue Aspen Echo looks so regal in front of her cave den at Big Cat Rescue Do you look at your cat, with half closed eye, to show your love? Tonga the White Serval still doing well, years after cancer was Read More

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Snow Leopard Facts

  Snow Leopards Hear about Snow Leopards: Common Name: Snow Leopard Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Pantherinae Uncia Species: uncia Misc.: This species, like the clouded leopard, is one of those that is somewhere between the small cats and the great cats in that it can’t purr like the small cats and it can’t roar like the true great cats. It makes a happy sound similar to the tiger's chuffing. Its greatest threats are the hunting of its main Read More

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Cubs

Be a Big Cat Friendly Tourist! Did you know that big cats and cubs are exploited and even abused at tourist attractions here in the U.S. and in dozens of countries around the world? What can you do to make sure you don’t unwittingly participate in tourist activities that exploit big cats and other wild animals? Easy ways YOU and your family can be responsible tourists: • Never pay to touch or have your photo taken with a tiger or lion cub • Don’t attend circuses, fairs, or attractions that feature wild animal shows • Don’t Read More

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Black Panthers

Black Panthers Hear about black panthers:   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 Read More