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.
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Natasha the lynx was rescued from being turned into a fur coat 20 years ago. Since then she has lived in progressively larger cages, but has never had an unobstructed view of the sky. This may be her last year on this earth. Would you give her the chance to see the stars above and bask in the sun, in an enclosure that measures in acres rather than sq feet? Cougars, bobcats, servals, caracals and other exotic cats are in need of room to run too. We will be using the area that you see in the video, but it needs totally different walls to keep Read More
Christmas Eve at Big Cat Rescue
Amur Leopard Video
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Office Makeovers at Big Cat Rescue
Chelsea's new office
Gale's new office
Jeff and Tigger's office
Willow's new office
When the floor began to give way in our office trailer, Scott Haller had to rip out the floors and start from scratch. He found a wood floor product that is cheaper than vinyl and looks a lot nicer, so all of 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 Siberian Lynx
Zeus arrived at Big Cat Rescue from the same fur farm as Willow. He and Apollo, another fur farm survivor, share a large habitat across from the lake. Although, you would not normally find two adult male Lynxes living together in the wild, in captivity this is actually a form of enrichment. They play together, groom each other, stalk ducks together and even sleep curled up next to each other. They have a habit of puffing air out of their noses when agitated, especially Read More
Male Siberian Lynx
Apollo arrived at Big Cat Rescue with Zeus from a Canadian fur farm on 6/24/97. When he arrived he had severe parasite issues, however, with good veterinary care and a nutritionally balanced diet he made major improvements very quickly. He and his friend Zeus share a large shady enclosure. Although, you would not normally find two adult male lynxes living together in the wild, in captivity this is actually a form of enrichment. They play together, groom each other, Read More
Goodbye to Willow the Siberian Lynx
Female Siberian Lynx
DOB 5/6/94 1/3/2013
Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 6/1/94
Willow (on right) was born at a fur farm in Canada. We had bought all of the kittens the farm had and they were shipped here in crates so small that the kittens could not move. The little wire crates appeared to be full of sticky, smelly gray fur. We opened the crates and pulled out the contents, and found a group of soiled, starving, sick and stressed little kittens. None of them died in transit, which was Read More
Two Days Until Big Cat Rescue Turns 20!
Thank you to all of the wonderful donors and matching donors who made it possible for us to forego our big gala, the Fur Ball, this year and concentrate on changing the laws so that big cats are not born into lives of confinement and deprivation as pets and props. As you can see from the screen shot above you helped us exceed our goal of $100,000 two days before the sanctuary celebrates its 20th year of saving exotic cats. Thank you !!!
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