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Lion News

Your One Stop Source for All Articles About Lions   Best Lion Quotes:  http://www.curatedquotes.com/cat-quotes/lion-quotes/   These headlines linked to the story when it broke, but news portals often change their link structure after the first day, so some articles may not load.  Follow Big Cat Rescue so that you never miss an important lion story. Lion lion View "Lion" on Spundge  This is where you can find out about everything that is happening with lions and get involved to make a difference.  The opinions Read More

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Tiger News

Your One Stop Source for All Articles About Tigers   Best Tiger Quotes:  http://www.curatedquotes.com/cat-quotes/tiger-quotes/ These headlines linked to the story when it broke, but news portals often change their link structure after the first day, so some articles may not load. Follow Big Cat Rescue so that you never miss an important tiger story. Tiger Tiger News tiger View "Tiger" on Spundge  This is where you can find out about everything that is happening with tigers and get involved to make a difference. Read More

Posted in Kittens, News @ BCR, Servals, Videos | 0 comments

Now at Big Cat Rescue Jan 24 2014

Coral the foster kitten is adopted from the Big Cat Rescue foster program by one of our interns today.   Losing Big Carnivores May Be as Big a Threat as Climate Change   http://www.kcet.org/news/redefine/rewild/mammals/losing-big-carnivores-may-be-as-big-a-threat-as-climate-change.html   Link to the study:  http://www.sciencemag.org/content/343/6167/1241484   Lion Cat Kills and Tries to Eat Elephant and Giraffe http://youtu.be/w0MueLc68zU   Ginger the Serval Gets X-Rays Read More

Posted in Cat Laws, Lions, News @ BCR, Videos | 0 comments

Now at Big Cat Rescue Jan 23 2014

http://youtu.be/gLFBETjsxsE   Lion Ark Nominated Lion Ark nominated for 45th NAACP Image Award, “Outstanding International Motion Picture” category Lion Ark has been nominated by America’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, the NAACP, in their Outstanding International Motion Picture category for the 45th NAACP Image Awards. The prestigious Image Awards by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) celebrates "the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the Read More

Posted in Tigers, Videos | 19 comments

Zabu

ZABU White Female Siberian/Bengal Hybrid DOB 5/15/00 Rescued 5/3/04   Zabu was born at a circus and roadside zoo in New England that has closed.  It was their intention to cross breed Zabu, a white tiger, with their resident male lion, Cameron, in order to create baby white Ligers These freakish hybrids have become popular, though this is not an animal that would even exist in the wild. It is important that people understand that, by refusing to visit venues with these animals on display, this type of animal abuse can be Read More

Posted in Bobcats, Clouded Leopards, Cougars, News @ BCR, Snow Leopards, Videos | 0 comments

Now at Big Cat Rescue Jan 10 2014

Big Cat Missing Link   A fossil recently found in the Zanda Basin in Tibet included remains of Pantera blytheae, a new species of big cat that is most closely related to the modern day snow leopard. The skull of P. blytheae is the oldest big cat fossil found to date, and fills a significant gap in the fossil record. It indicates that ancient big cats lived nearly 6 million years ago, 2 million years earlier than previously thought, and sheds light on their geographic origins in Asia. Read more: http://newsdesk.si.edu/releases/smithsonian-scientist-confirms-missing-link-big-cat-evolution   Illegal Read More

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Bobcat Rehab

Big Cat Rescue Rehabilitates Bobcats for Release Back to the Wild   http://youtu.be/JeoNeg764Pg   How to Care for Rehab Bobcat   http://youtu.be/S3DIAsJXk78   Cage rest sounds pretty peaceful for the cat, but it's a real challenge for the caregivers.   See a playlist of some of our successful rehab and release bobcats.     While we do bobcat rescue, rehab and release in Florida, we will not relocate bobcats as state law requires that they be released very near where they were Read More

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Flavio

FLAVIO  Male Siberian/Bengal Tiger DOB 1989 DOD 1/5/2014 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 1/1/2002   Flavio arrived at Big Cat Rescue in 2002 after retiring from the circus.  He was hailed as the smartest circus tiger ever known.  He performed a light and music number flawlessly for years until he decided one day that he didn't like the other tigers and all he wanted to do was fight.   Perhaps he really was the smartest circus tiger because that bought him a ticket to retirement with us.   He was known here Read More

Posted in Big Cat Facts, Jungle Cats, Videos | 1 comment

Jungle Cat Facts

Jungle Cat Common Name: Jungle Cat, Swamp Cat, Reed Cat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Felis) Species: chaus Misc.: This cat, contrary to its name, is found in a variety of habitats but typically is not a frequenter of "jungles". Like the African wildcats and domestic cats, the Jungle Cat has been mummified and placed in tombs in Ancient Egypt.   Size and Appearance: Similar in build to the Serval, the Jungle cat has long legs and a slender Read More
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