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Now at Big Cat Rescue Feb 24 2014

http://youtu.be/Y3lbT_F0-a0 In this 30 minute wild cat walkabout, Dr. Justin and Jamie Veronica check in on Cypress the bobcat, volunteers release Armani Leopard back out to her enclosure after a polyp had been removed from her throat the day before, Cleo Serval got fluids and B-12 and Thiamine injections, the Lynx brothers got hay, Little Feather Bobcat just looks too cute, Zabu the White Tiger takes time with her dinner, and Jamie gives Shere Khan the tiger his pills. Join Us in Gainesville March 21 for a Free Symposium on Florida Panthers   Florida Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Feb 19 2014

http://youtu.be/2eIuxWSYmu4 In this Keeper Walkabout the first 20 minutes are: Armani the leopard going from the Cat Hospital back out to be reunited with her sister Jade. We rescued 5 newborn kittens and Jamie gives them a health check and makes sure they are all nursing well before handing off to the interns to raise. Jamie and Jo take the afternoon shift feeding kittens because Jamie wants to see if syringes will work better than bottles. Gale builds a rolling metal cabinet. Cleo the Serval is doing that weird neck arching Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Jan 24 2014

Coral the foster kitten is adopted from the Big Cat Rescue foster program by one of our interns today.   Losing Big Carnivores May Be as Big a Threat as Climate Change   http://www.kcet.org/news/redefine/rewild/mammals/losing-big-carnivores-may-be-as-big-a-threat-as-climate-change.html   Link to the study:  http://www.sciencemag.org/content/343/6167/1241484   Lion Cat Kills and Tries to Eat Elephant and Giraffe http://youtu.be/w0MueLc68zU   Ginger the Serval Gets X-Rays Read More

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Serval Facts

Serval   Common Name: Serval Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae 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

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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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Tonga

  TONGA Male White Serval DOB 5/21/97 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

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Today at Big Cat Rescue June 24 2013

Today at Big Cat Rescue June 24 2013   http://youtu.be/4ympAzwPzjU   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

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Today at Big Cat Rescue June 23 2013

Inside Nature's Giants Big Cats and How They Roar   http://video.pbs.org/video/2194140946 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

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Today at Big Cat Rescue May 17 2013

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   http://youtu.be/thoLvmsnaCc   BCR Today 2013 May 15 includes footage of the Kansas Rescue Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue May 15 2013

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