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Now at Big Cat Rescue March 30 2014

Stealing Images Becomes Harder...Thankfully Someone asked us on Facebook what kind of cat this was: We knew it was an altered photo of Nirvana our ocelot.  See the original photo below: Google makes it easy to find out who is stealing your images, or where images originate.  Just go to: http://www.google.com/imghp Click the camera icon in the search bar Click the Upload image tab Upload the image and Google will show you what they have that looks like it. Usually the largest version could be considered to be the original, Read More

Posted in Lions, News @ BCR | 1 comment

Now at Big Cat Rescue March 28 2014

What Would You Like BCR to Do? Let us know in the comments section below. GLOBAL MARCH FOR LIONS! A ROARING SUCCESS! What will you do on World Lion Day? 10th August 2014 There are four whole months before the big day.  Plenty of time to organise something. Start by sharing this newsletter with your family and friends. Then have a glance at our suggestions below. Any event will Read More

Posted in Jungle Cats, Rescues, Videos | 4 comments

Rambo

RAMBO Male Jungle Cat DOB 2/22/99 Rescued 12/5/99   Rambo came to Big Cat Rescue on 12/5/99. He was bred for the pet trade. His owner had sent him to live with her daughter who died unexpectedly and his primary caregiver became the 12 year old grand daughter. She and her relatives agreed that they did not want to see Rambo exploited as part of a hybridization breeding plan for profit and asked if he could come live at Big Cat Rescue. He is very talkative and loves to carry on conversations with his keepers. Most Jungle Read More

Posted in Leopard Cats, Memorials | 2 comments

Mr E

  MR E Male Leopard Cat DOB 6/30/00 - 5/27/14   We quit breeding cats in 1997 when our Co-Founder disappeared.  We spent the next 3 years building better Cat-A-Tats for our 200 residents. We neutered and spayed all of the bobcats, cougars and lynx first. We had a pair of Amur Leopard Cats who had lived together since 1995. In the Spring of 2000 the Leopard Cats moved into their new 1000 square foot Cat-A-Tat with it’s bushes, trees and underground dens. It must have been very romantic. Much to our amazement, Shalimar Read More

Posted in Articles by BCR, Bobcats, Rescues | 37 comments

Bearing Witness When It Is Unbearable

I was up most of the night after seeing the image at the bottom of this page, so stop at the big Red Warning label below if you don't want to see something you can never un-see.  I leave a lot of room after the warning so you won't accidentally see that awful image, so please read this through and just stop at the huge red letters. Bobcat rehab is the most rewarding, most challenging and most gut wrenching part of our work at Big Cat Rescue. The moment a call comes in about a bobcat in distress the tension starts to mount.  Is it really Read More

Posted in Articles About BCR, Cat Laws, itunes, Lions, Videos | 1 comment

March for Lions

Tampa March for Lions is a Roaring Success   The Tampa March for Lions may have just seemed like one heck of a party, but thanks to everyone who came and fundraised for the event, we were able to net $10,000 and we wanted to spend it on ways to help lions outside our gates. The movers and shakers behind the Global March for Lions were Chris and Bev Mercer of CannedLion.org. Any time we need the truth on what is happening in Africa regarding lions, we always turn to Chris and Bev. They have been the leading force against lion hunting and Read More

Posted in Bobcats, Cat Laws, News @ BCR, Rescues | 1 comment

Now at Big Cat Rescue March 22 2014

West Virginia Bans Private Possession of Wild Animals!   Gov. Tomblin has signed a bill into law to prohibit the private possession of dangerous wild animals. Introduced by Del. Randy Swartzmiller (D-1), HB 4393 passed the House by a vote of 72 to 23, and the Senate by a 22 to 11 vote. The bill creates a Dangerous Wild Animal Board, whose members will determine which animals to include under the law. The Humane Society of the United States, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the International Fund for Animal Welfare praise Gov. Tomblin’s Read More

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Sundari

Sundari SUNDARI Female Leopard DOB 11/15/96 This leopard demonstrates, better than most, the fact that you may be able to take the animal out of the wild but you will never take the wild out of the animal.  Sundari will watch very closely as groups of people walk through the sanctuary.  She immediately sizes up “the herd” from a distance and determines who is the weakest, the youngest or the most infirm.  That is the person who gets her utmost attention.  She’s even been seen climbing to the top of her enclosure just to get Read More

Posted in Leopards, Memorials, Videos | 3 comments

Nyla

  NYLA Female Leopard DOB 6/6/94 Rescued 8/4/94 DOD 3/16/14   Nyla came to Big Cat Rescue with her brother, Simba, on 8/4/94. She was a product of the entertainment industry, which only wants perfect looking models.  Because she was cross eyed, she was unwanted. She gets very jealous if her brother Simba is getting any attention and will begin making a nuisance of herself until all the attention is focused on her. All she wants is everyone's undivided affection. She’s much smaller than her brother, Read More

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Leopardo

Leopardo   Este felino, en su fase de color de melanismo, a menudo es llamado confusamente Pantera Negra. Esta especie ha sido (y sigue siendo) cazada ilegalmente en toda su área de distribución por deporte, y por su pelaje. El leopardo es capaz de correr un poco casi a 64 Kilómetros por hora durante períodos breves. Puede saltar más de 6 metros en horizontal y 3 metros verticalmente. También es un nadador muy hábil. Tamaño y apariencia : El leopardo es el miembro más pequeño de los 4 " grandes felinos " , y más estrechamente Read More
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