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Now at Big Cat Rescue July 10 2014

Moving Tigers Leopards and Combing Bobcats   http://youtu.be/MeFuWPM72kk   Jade the leopard grooms herself. A first peek at an new serval rescue named Sheena. Nik the tiger is moved next door to Joseph the lion. Sundari the leopard is moved in the rain. Raindance and Anasazie the bobcats like the bear claw back scratcher, but Gilligan the Canada Lynx does not. Lovey and Thurston the bobcats wake from a nap at the sound of approaching food carts. Levi the bobcat is still looking good. Narla Cougar takes a bath. Sabre the black Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue May 3 2014

Wildcat Walkabout 2014 05 03   http://youtu.be/H2mNXNF07_4   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 Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue May 2 2014

Wildcat Walkabout 2014 05 01   http://youtu.be/XRC_pCZqza4   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 Read More

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Kricket Serval

Kricket Female Serval DOB 4/1/2001 Rescued 3/11/2011   Kricket the serval was born in 2001 and had been kept as a pet, but when her owners divorced, the wife decided that she didn’t have time for Kricket and began looking for a home for her. We agreed to rescue Kricket and began preparing an enclosure for her with lots of places to hide and fun things to explore, she’d just spent the last ten years living indoors so we wanted to make her adjustment to life outside as stress free and enjoyable as possible. Her owner Read More

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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