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Canyon

  CANYON Male Sand Cat DOB 7/27/00 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue  10/23/00 DOD 12/5/14 It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that our beloved sandcat Canyon has died. On December 5th, volunteers reported that he seemed to be having a seizure. Jamie and Carole were immediately called to the scene where staff members were already gathering nets and blankets. Jamie saw that Canyon was on his side, and didn't appear to be breathing so she ran into his enclosure and began giving him chest compressions. When Carole went Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Dec 11 2014

Arizona the Serval is 25 years old but had to be spayed today due to a tumor in her uterus. Reisa Cougar welcomes back her neighbor, Natasha the Siberian Lynx, after her chemotherapy. Natasha the Siberian Lynx is glad to be back home after her chemotherapy for a tumor in her throat. Skipper the Canada Lynx gets sub q fluids to help him pass a blockage. Skipper the Canada Lynx gets sub q fluids to help him pass a blockage.   Skipper the Canada Lynx gets sub q fluids to help him pass a blockage.   Thurston Read More

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Alex

Male Tiger DOB 1/1/96 Arrived 12/19/08 Alex is an energetic and playful tiger who greets everyone with a hearty chuff. He loves lounging in his swimming pool and gets really excited about enrichment. Enrichment includes special food treats like turkeys or bones that they do not get every day, paper mache animals with treats inside, interesting scents from perfumes and spices. Providing these types of enrichment to the cats makes their lives in captivity more tolerable. In the wild a tiger like Alex would roam several miles a day, so being Read More

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Keisha

Keisha   http://youtu.be/_qkXhZkZyKY   Keisha was the second generation of tigers born at that facility and some reports state than five generations were born there over the years. Keisha is missing a portion of her ear and her entire tail. JnK volunteers reported that she lost both to two lions that shared a common wall with her. It is unknown if she received veterinary care for these injuries or was left that way and luckily survived. All over the compound the bears and big cats shared common walls where they could easily Read More

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Zabu

White Female Siberian/Bengal Hybrid DOB 5/15/00 Rescued 5/3/04     http://youtu.be/QuXO1fjLiUU   Zabu was born at a circus and roadside zoo in New England that has since closed. Zabu was raised and housed with Cameron, a male lion, neither of which were spayed or neutered. Leaving these two intact cats together could have had grotesque consequences resulting in the birth of ligers. These genetically mutated cross-breeds are victim to a plethora of birth defects that plague the animal its entire life. Read More

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Bengali

Male Siberian/Bengal Tiger DOB 6/1/95 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 12/5/2000   A circus commissioned Big Cat Rescue to build him, as well as several other big cats, a 2,000 square foot enclosure with a den, pool, and lots of space to lay out by the lake and soak up the Florida sunshine. They could have sold him into the pet trade or worse, but instead they sent Bengali here. Bengali used to ride on a horse drawn chariot in the circus. When he arrived we were told that he was very dangerous because he was so confrontational. Read More

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Kali

Female Tiger Born 2000 Arrived 9/6/2014   http://youtu.be/e3p4kf9Fm6o KALI Female Tiger Born 6/25/00 Arrived 9/6/14 Kali (pronounced Kah-lee') the tiger was born in a travel trailer in the year 2000 the day after her mother and a transport full of tigers, leopards, cougars, bears and wolves were dropped off at the Augusta Conservation Education in GA.  The founder of the organization rescued over 300 animals in the 20 years that he ran the facility, but by 2014 he could no longer afford it and began placing the remaining Read More

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Zeus Tiger

Zeus Male Tiger Born 9/1/96 Arrived 5/28/14 According to JnK volunteers, Zeus was the son of the original female, Kimba. He was bred back to his mother to create the other nine tigers, including Keisha. This is commonly done on purpose to create white tigers, which are the result of severe inbreeding. Zeus suffered from an eye injury that would later be diagnosed as a luxated lens. He had been this way for over a year and never received any treatment. Because Zeus was so malnourished upon his arrival we could not perform surgery until Read More

Posted in Animal Abuse, Big Cat Attacks, Lions, News @ BCR, Videos | 0 comments

Canned Hunt 60 Minutes

It is a shame that 60 minutes diluted the impact of their show by having Richardson behave irresponsibly around lions, but it is about time main stream media exposed the fact that cub petting almost always ends badly for the cubs.  For someone to roll around with lions and then tell others that if they do it the cubs will end up being killed for their parts, is hypocritical and sets a bad example, but at least the people who don't know any better might be drawn in by this bad behavior and actually learn something in the end about what really Read More

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Big Cat Rescue Wants to be the Only Big Cat Sanctuary

That is the lie that animal abusers tell everyone to try and change the subject from protecting exotic cats to a message of mere competition.   They trot out their modified version of our 20 year plan to back up their ridiculous claims, but they leave out the most important part of the plan, which is that there no longer be big cats suffering in captivity, and thus no longer a need for sanctuaries, including Big Cat Rescue's sanctuary. As the public becomes better educated about why it is so wrong to breed wild cats for life in Read More