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JoJo

JoJo Male DOB 1/1/03 Rescued 9/1/13 Caravel (Caracal / Lynx Hybrid)   http://youtu.be/92ao7chHllY   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 Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Dec 11 2014

Now at Big Cat Rescue Dec 11 2014   Arizona the Serval is 25 years old but had to be spayed today due to a tumor in her uterus. Reisa Cougar welcomes back her neighbor, Natasha the Siberian Lynx, after her chemotherapy. Natasha the Siberian Lynx is glad to be back home after her chemotherapy for a tumor in her throat. Skipper the Canada Lynx gets sub q fluids to help him pass a blockage. Skipper the Canada Lynx gets sub q fluids to help him pass a blockage.   Skipper the Canada Lynx gets Read More

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Nikita

    NIKITA Male Siberian Tiger DOB 8/20/95 Rescued 10/21/07   Nakita is a large tiger weighing in at nearly 600 pounds at his prime. He had been raised with Simba, Joseph, and Sasha and the four shared an enclosure prior to coming to Big Cat Rescue. When the group initially arrived they remained together, but over time the tigers and lions became less tolerant of each other. Joseph and Sasha were given their own spacious enclosure as well as Nakita and Simba. The two pairs lived a glorious life of Read More

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Alex

Alex Male Tiger DOB 1/1/96 Arrived 12/19/08 Alex is an energetic and playful tiger who greets everyone with a hearty chuff. He loves lounging in his swimming pool and gets really excited about enrichment. Enrichment includes special food treats like turkeys or bones that they do not get every day, paper mache animals with treats inside, interesting scents from perfumes and spices. Providing these types of enrichment to the cats makes their lives in captivity more tolerable. In the wild a tiger like Alex would roam several miles a day, Read More

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Keisha

Keisha   http://youtu.be/_qkXhZkZyKY   Keisha was the second generation of tigers born at that facility and some reports state than five generations were born there over the years. Keisha is missing a portion of her ear and her entire tail. JnK volunteers reported that she lost both to two lions that shared a common wall with her. It is unknown if she received veterinary care for these injuries or was left that way and luckily survived. All over the compound the bears and big cats shared common walls where they could easily Read More

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Zabu

ZABU White Female Siberian/Bengal Hybrid DOB 5/15/00 Rescued 5/3/04     http://youtu.be/QuXO1fjLiUU   Zabu was born at a circus and roadside zoo in New England that has since closed. Zabu was raised and housed with Cameron, a male lion, neither of which were spayed or neutered. Leaving these two intact cats together could have had grotesque consequences resulting in the birth of ligers. These genetically mutated cross-breeds are victim to a plethora of birth defects that plague the animal its entire Read More

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Arthur the Tiger

  ARTHUR Male Tiger Born 1/1/96 Rescued 9/28/11 Arthur is social with his keepers, however he keeps his guard up at times. He settled in soon enough as it is hard to resist the charm of the volunteers who bring treats to their newest charges. Arthur loves his brother Andre dearly and the two are often found cuddled up in the same den or lounging together in one of their pools. Arthur is the dominant tiger in the group and shows off his fierce attitude at dinner time. We can only guess the feeding situation of their previous Read More

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Amanda the Tiger

  AMANDA Female Tiger Born 1/1/96 Rescued 9/28/11   Amanda is the most timid of the three tigers who live together. She is very shy and years after her rescue will still slink away to hide when people approach her enclosure. Although at times she has the opposite reaction and will charge the side of the enclosure and roar. It is unclear if she is doing this to be aggressive or to get a rise out of her keepers for her own entertainment. The reason it is unclear is if when she charges and roars and the keeper stands Read More

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Andre the Tiger

ANDRE Male Tiger Born 1/1/96 Rescued 9/28/11 Arthur, Andre and Amanda were born in 1996 in New Jersey to be used as pay-to-play photo props.  It never makes sense to breed more cubs to raise money to feed last year's cats, and the New Jersey facility fell into disrepair and then was shut down after USDA revoked their license following a tiger escape. In 2003, Wild Animal Orphanage took in the 24 tigers but big cats have big appetites and by 2010 the Wild Animal Orphanage was in bankruptcy. It took over a year to find permanent Read More

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Bengali

BENGALI Male Siberian/Bengal Tiger DOB 6/1/95 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 12/5/2000   A circus commissioned Big Cat Rescue to build him, as well as several other big cats, a 2,000 square foot enclosure with a den, pool, and lots of space to lay out by the lake and soak up the Florida sunshine. They could have sold him into the pet trade or worse, but instead they sent Bengali here. Bengali used to ride on a horse drawn chariot in the circus. When he arrived we were told that he was very dangerous because he was so confrontational. Read More