The June AdvoCat
When to Euthanize a Tiger
At Big Cat Rescue we have a general decision tree that we and our vets use to determine when it is time to euthanize a big cat, but every situation is different. The vast majority of the time we just aren't sure that it is the right decision until we do the necropsy, which is the animal version of an autopsy. The reason it is so hard to know, if we are doing the right thing, is because cats are hard wired to live the mantra of the wild; "Survival of the fittest." They just will Read More
Big Cat Missing Link
A fossil recently found in the Zanda Basin in Tibet included remains of Pantera blytheae, a new species of big cat that is most closely related to the modern day snow leopard.
The skull of P. blytheae is the oldest big cat fossil found to date, and fills a significant gap in the fossil record. It indicates that ancient big cats lived nearly 6 million years ago, 2 million years earlier than previously thought, and sheds light on their geographic origins in Asia.
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Lots of new Cat News
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Highlights re: exotic cats:
Direct contact with dangerous animals (eg, nonhuman primates, certain carnivores, other species that may serve as reservoirs for rabies, and venomous reptiles (more completely described in the Animal Care and Management section) should be completely prohibited.
Animals Not Recommended in School or Child-Care Settings
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Jaguar vs Crocodile
...not at Big Cat Rescue
Demand that Walton County Enforce Florida Anti-Cruelty Law in Brutal Cat Shooting
On Aug. 25, a Walton County, Fla., resident fatally shot MommaCat, one of the beloved feral cats a Freeport couple cares for. Despite repeated requests from Alley Cat Allies, the Walton County Sheriff’s Department has not confirmed whether they have informed the man who brutally shot MommaCat that shooting cats is against the law. The Florida State Anti-Cruelty Law makes it clear that shooting Read More
Foster Kittens Oscar and Cole
They will be ready for adoption in just a few days! Let us know if you want to give them a fur-ever home at Cat@BigCatRescue.org
Snow Leopard News
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We are happy to report that many of our staff members are making their way back from the field, bringing with them, some exciting updates!
Our Senior Regional Ecologist, Dr. Koustubh Sharma, recounts his 3 exhilarating weeks of field work Read More
Common Name: Snow Leopard
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)
Genus: Pantherinae Uncia
Misc.: This species, like the clouded leopard, is one of those that is somewhere between the small cats and the great cats in that it can’t purr like the small cats and it can’t roar like the true great cats. It makes a happy sound similar to the tiger's chuffing.
Its greatest threats are the hunting of its main prey species Read More
Big Cat Attacks and the Big Cat Club
Zabu at 2:56, can you pick out our other big cat stars?
Humane Society Grand Opening
Bob Reina the genius behind Talk Fusion
And leopards... Read More
The Snow Leopard Trust
The Snow Leopard Trust is the largest non-profit dedicated to the protection of the endangered snow leopards living in Central Asia. We place motion sensing research cameras throughout Mongolia and India that capture rare images of wild snow leopards. This video if a compilation of images taken in India and depict a pair of snow leopards spending time together. We don't know how or if they are related, but we do know they make a breathtaking pair.
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