Common Name: Serval
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)
Genus: Felinae (Leptailurus)
Species: Serval (L.s. constantina)
Barbary Serval thought to now be Extinct
Misc: The name Serval is derived from a Portuguese word meaning "wolf-deer."
Size and Appearance: Often referred to as the cat of spare parts, this unusual, but beautiful cat is among the feline family’s most successful. It has a small, delicate head and extremely large ears set on Read More
Meet Jo Jo the Caracal Serval Hybrid
I first met JoJo the Caracal / Serval hybrid at the South Florida Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in 2005 after a hurricane had taken down the perimeter fencing and dumped piles of deadfall on the cages.
The owner, Dirk Neugebohm, had ended up in the hospital with a heart attack from trying to clean the mess up by himself.
He wrote from what he thought was his deathbed back then to anyone and everyone he could think of asking for help; and asking for help was not something Read More
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 Read More
Male White Serval
Sponsor Tonga http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-1166/Serval-Sponsorship/Detail
To our knowledge, only two white servals exist in the world: Tonga and his brother Pharaoh. The white coat is just the outward indication of the deleterious effects of inbreeding. Tonga was 15 years old when he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma. Although most arise without antecedent cause, in many species, especially in white cats, prolonged exposure to sunlight is a major Read More
Today at Big Cat Rescue June 24 2013
Enjoy tigers ripping up Summer Camper's enrichment offerings, "play" with bobcats, see leopards leaping and attacking cardboard, hear about a water spout that passed by and more on this Sunday afternoon walkabout at Big Cat Rescue. Thanks to SkipAHolic Peggy McDermott Sundquist, we have three new computers donated by Ciber, Inc. the International IT Consultant company. Ken Goodrich is their Infrastructure Manager and came with Peggy to deliver the Dell computers.
Happiness Read More
Inside Nature's Giants Big Cats and How They Roar
Filmed in part at Big Cat Rescue for PBS.
Black or Melanistic Serval.
Black Serval vs White Serval
Black Serval & White Serval vs Normal Golden Serval
Today at Big Cat Rescue June 23 2013
Thanks to SkipAHolic Peggy McDermott Sundquist, we have three new computers donated by Ciber, Inc. the International IT Consultant company. Ken Goodrich is their Infrastructure Manager and came with Peggy to deliver the Dell Read More
Appx. DOB 1/1/2009
Rescued on 5/5/2013
Ginger is approximately four years old and was bottle raised from a kitten. She did not have a name, so in keeping with the Gilligan's Island theme she was named Ginger. Ginger was kept in a cage about 9' x 12'. On one side of her two cougars were housed and on the other was an empty cage about half the size of hers.
That empty cage housed another serval who died a few months before the rescue. Sadly the serval had become wedged in between the door panels and died. Read More
Today is Endangered Species Day
Today is Endangered Species Day. Take a moment today to enjoy the spectacular endangered pandas and polar bears on live cams. Learn more about elephants, tigers, and gorillas. And celebrate the triumph of the ospreys with Rachel and Steve - once endangered, the osprey has made a steady comeback.
Never stop learning,
Charlie / explore.org
BCR Today 2013 May 15 Kansas Rescue Cats
BCR Today 2013 May 15 includes footage of the Kansas Rescue Read More
Next Tuesday, May 21st there is a public meeting with the Pinellas County Board of Commissioners at 2 pm at the Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court Street, 5th Floor Assembly Room, Clearwater, FL. We need a large turn out in support of this mission.
During the "Citizens to be Hear" portion, a video on mandatory spay and neuter and how it has worked in other communities to reduce the pet overpopulation problem and decrease the number of homeless and euthanized animals each year.
Attendees are invited to listen and learn or speak on this Read More
Serengeti and Kalahari became unwanted pets after their owners divorced. Even people with the best intentions are not usually prepared for the life time commitment involved in owning an exotic cat. Serengeti is distinctively larger than her sister Kalahari. Serengeti is very quite and keeps to herself.
Sponsor Serengeti http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-1166/Serval-Sponsorship/Detail
Most of our servals were rescued from people who got them as pets and were not prepared for Read More