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Sand Cat Facts

Sand Cat   Common Name: Sand Cat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Felis) Species: margarita Misc: This is one of the more difficult cats to study in the wild. Their foot coverings allow them to walk on sand without sinking, leaving their footprints nearly invisible.  They have learned to crouch down and shut their eyes when a light is shone on them, which prevents the light from reflecting their eyes for tracking. That combined with their protective Read More

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Canyon

  CANYON Male Sand Cat DOB 7/27/00 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue  10/23/00   Pat Quillen of S.O.S. Care sent five Sand Cats to Big Cat Rescue on October 23, 2000. They were born to Pebbles and Papoose who were the offspring of wild caught Sand Cats sent here during Desert Storm for their protection. Most of the known origin Sand Cats in the U.S. are from these imported Founders who produced well at S.O.S. Care. They have been sent here as genetic back up and will not be bred at Big Cat Rescue unless their offspring with cats Read More

Posted in Bobcats, Canadian Lynx, Caracals, Cougars, Geoffroy Cats, Kittens, Leopards, Lions, News @ BCR, Ocelot, Sand Cats, Servals, Siberian Lynx, Tigers, Videos, Working with Cats | 5 comments

Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 21 2013

Big Cat Walkabout Oct 2013   http://youtu.be/HFS-Zi8y4QE   Come along with Carole Baskin as I show you our recently completed Kitten Cabana for foster kittens, see Vern, Chuck and Scott talk about finishing the Vacation Rotation "curtain" that makes the 2.5 enclosure cat safe for just about any species of exotic cat. See Babbs planting some beautiful plants around the property with volunteers. Watch Gale lead a project building a rehab cage for Fencer along w/ interns and volunteers. See Jen doing enrichment with some of Read More

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Genie

  GENIE Female Sand Cat DOB 7/27/00 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue  10/23/00 Pat Quillen of S.O.S. Care sent five Sand Cats to Big Cat Rescue on October 23, 2000. They were born to Pebbles and Papoose who were the offspring of wild caught Sand Cats sent here during Desert Storm for their protection. Most of the known origin Sand Cats in the U.S. are from these imported Founders who produced well at S.O.S. Care. They have been sent here as genetic back up and will not be bred at Big Cat Rescue unless their offspring with cats Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Dec 8 2012

Sand Cat Enrichment   http://youtu.be/yFN9PpK9fvg   Tour De Clay Benefits Big Cat Rescue   The Florida West Coast Ceramic Society presents its fifth annual studio tour called “Tour de Clay 2012” Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8th& 9th. Five local studios open for the public with a wide range of functional and decorative pottery by 21 world class potters. Tour hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The tour includes two stops in Palm Harbor; one in Lutz; one in Odessa; and one Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Sept 1

Wayne Pacelle Talks About Zanesville and GW Exotic Animal Park The description is a little off as there was no mention of animals being rescued in OK, but rather talk about how they may end up in need of rescue given the situation there. Listen to more like these here: http://www.humanesociety.org/about/podcast/                   Read More
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