Now at Big Cat Rescue May 3 2014

Now at Big Cat Rescue May 3 2014

Wildcat Walkabout 2014 05 03

 

 

If a tree falls in the woods and there is only a tiger to hear it, did it make a sound?  Ask Shere Khan.

Reisa, Ares and Narla Cougars say “Hello.”

A kitten goes to the vet after chewing the nipple off his bottle and Jamie has to dig through the poo to find it.

Great Canada Lynx vocalizations in this video by Gilligan at dinner time and we check in with Skipper who is feeling better. Jungle Cat vocalizations too, by Rambo.

Some rare video of Nico the Geoffroy Cat, and Diablo the hybrid, and extremely rare footage of Genie the Sandcat.  King Tut the hybrid chows down on raw meat.

Cybil Serval says it is way too cold (64 degrees on May 3) and Serengetti, Kalahari, Nairobi and Desiree Servals go nuts because it is dinner time.  So does Nikita Tiger.  Max and Mary Ann Bobcats play and pounce and pace for dinner.  Check out some of the cutest bobcat bellies you will ever see, when Apache does his thing and Divinity pees on their toys.

Regina spends her S.A.V.E. award on toys for Sassyfrass Cougar and Simba Leopards.

Sassy, Mac, Cody and Tobi Cougars get ramps for their platforms; built and installed by the Holley’s.  Gale asks them to build a special platform for Tommy Girl the bobcat who is pretty much blind.  Some nice footage of her.

The Bravo fence guys come and fix a gate and more of our donor inscribed bricks are turned into an entrance to the sanctuary.  Reisa Cougar chirps, as Tonga the white serval takes a bath.  Canyon Sandcat hisses from inside his barrel.  Ocelots, Amazing Grace and Nirvana come out to see what is happening.  Little Feather turns 21 and gets a doll house.

Simba Leopard is acting friendly while Interns and Volunteers are working in Cameron and Zabu’s enclosure.  Sundari Leopard is on vacation and we see her exploring after dark on a night cam.

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More Lynx Vocalizations

This footage of Canada Lynx fighting was not at Big Cat Rescue.  Our Canada Lynx do not have to share a cage.

 

 

Donate Now

Canada lynx

Help end Idaho’s wildlife slaughter.

Dear Cat Lovers,

Idaho’s vicious war on wolves now threatens to devastate another endangered species: the Canada lynx.

The state’s keeping it quiet, but endangered lynx are dying because of the state-sponsored explosion of wolf trapping. There are just 100 of the beautiful cats left alive in the state, and they won’t last long if the illegal killing goes on.

So the Center for Biological Diversity is going to court to stop it. Please help us win the case by donating today to our emergency Predator Defense Fund. The Max and Anna Levinson Foundation has generously offered $50,000 if we can raise that much from our members too. This will make your donation worth twice as much, so please give as generously as you can.

To kill as many wolves as possible, Idaho isn’t just spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on sharpshooters and helicopters; the state has also dramatically ramped up the number of leghold, snare and body-crushing traps strewn across its landscape. The number of trapping licenses has skyrocketed from 1,114, before wolves were stripped of federal protection, to 1,943 in 2013.

Idaho's breeding wolf packs

It’s illegal to trap or kill lynx because they’re a federally protected species. Yet Idaho is ramping up trapping licenses to kill more wolves, bobcats, coyotes and other species knowing that lynx will get caught as well — in violation of the Endangered Species Act.

This level of trapping is deeply unsustainable. It may wipe out all the state’s lynx. And it will only get worse if we don’t stop it now.

Please help stop the killing of wolves and lynx by donating to the Predator Defense Fund.

The Center has formally notified Governor Butch Otter we’ll sue if the state doesn’t stop killing lynx — and that’s exactly what we’ll do. But we’ll need your help to win what’s bound to be a difficult legal challenge.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling
Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity
Now at Big Cat Rescue May 2 2014

Now at Big Cat Rescue May 2 2014

Wildcat Walkabout 2014 05 01

 

 

Shere Khan Tiger is still mourning the loss of China Doll.  Jade & Armani Leopards pose for the camera.  Thuston and Lovey Bobcats cuddle up in their tree house.  Gilligan watches Skipper the Canada Lynx get caught and taken to the vet, a water moccasin threatens Gale and Pharaoh the white serval, JoJo the Caravel is up on this platform and Rusty and Sassy Caracals are snuggled in the bush.  Ginger Serval is on the prowl.

There are some great vocalizations by Running Bear and Little White Dove in this one, as well as some cats you don’t see very often due to their shy nature.

 

Great article about why it is bad to breed white tigers and Big Cat Rescue is quoted and linked.

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/the-truth-about-white-tigers-and-why-their-breeding-needs-to-stop/

 

Shere Khan Tiger 2014 May 2

Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 21 2013

Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 21 2013

Big Cat Walkabout Oct 2013

 

 

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 the volunteers and a lot of the cats.

Then walk around to visit with Bobcats: Angelica, Angie, Lil White Dove, Little Dove, Levi, Precious, Mary Ann, Thurston, Lovey, Tommie Girl, Moses, Bailey, Andi, Sierra, Cherokee. Leopards: Cheetaro, Jade, Armani, Jumanji, Simba and Nyla. Canada Lynx: Gilligan. Siberian Lynx: Natasha. Caracal: Rusty. Hybrids: JoJo and King Tut. Geoffroy Cat: Nico takes a long bath. Ocelots: Amazing Grace and Nirvana. Tigers: Zabu and TJ. Cougars: Cody, Tobi and Aspen Echo. Lion: Cameron. Sand Cat: Canyon. Servals: Ginger, Nala, Frosty, Kalihari, Zouletta and Zimba… and a whole lot more.

 

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Animal Lovers Dream Vacation Winners Amy and Mario Godwin

Today at Big Cat Rescue Dec 8 2012

Today at Big Cat Rescue Dec 8 2012

Sand Cat Enrichment

 

 

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.

Tour De Clay Benefits Big Cat Rescue

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 in San Antonio, FL.

 

Watch kiln openings and demonstrations at each location.

 

All raffle tickets bought at Hidden Lake Pottery will support Big Cat Rescue and WMNF 88.5 FM – a listener sponsored radio station.

 

Kiln opening schedules for Saturday:

9 a.m. at the Pottery Boys Studio, 30 Bogie Lane, Palm Harbor. 727-736-4870

10 a.m. at the Paper and Clay studio,110 Peterson Lane, Palm Harbor. 727-772-9570

2 p.m. at the Hidden Lake Pottery, 16705 Hutchinson Road, Odessa. 813-920-4341

3 p.m. at the  Wellman and Welsch Pottery,17202 Whirley Road, Lutz. 813-961-7106

5 p.m. at the San Antonio Pottery studio, 11903 Curley Road, San Antonio. 352-588-4228

 

For more information, visit www.TampaTourDeClay.com or FB “Tampa Tour de Clay”

 

Today at Big Cat Rescue Dec 8 2012