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Today at Big Cat Rescue Dec 2

Jamie Has Been Getting New Photos of the Big Cats Each day for the next week or so we will be posting some of the newest photos of the cats. There are a bunch of new ones for sale in the Big Cat Shop. Today's featured exotic cats are Bobcats. What else is happening in the big cat world? Tampabay Cat Alliance Event The Tricky Tray/Charity Auction is this Saturday, Dec. 3rd at The American Legion, Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Doors open at 4pm. They have 100+ baskets and prizes that will be raffled off. Susan Ottati, Secretary Read More

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World’s oldest tiger species is discovered in China

World's oldest tiger species is discovered in China   Skull and jaw from extinct jaguar-sized tiger dates back 2.16 million to 2.55 million years   By Charles Choi The oldest extinct species of tiger known yet has been discovered in China, scientists say.   Although the skull of the more than 2-million-year-old fossil is smaller than most modern tigers, it appears very similar in shape, researchers added.   The tiger (Panthera tigris) is one of the largest living cats, a giant predator native to Asia Read More

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Inbred White Tiger Loses Leg Due to Defects from Inbreeding

Snow, a white Bengal Tiger, recovering at Serenity Springs near Colorado SPrings, Colo., Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, about two weeks after having her left rear leg amputated. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Mark Reis) "Tigers are just a much bigger version of a domestic cat that we do all the time. But it was neat to see something different like that." What was tricky was the anesthesia. "It was challenging because he had to be down for the tests and the surgery. We couldn't do them while he was awake." The surgery was a major teaching moment, with Read More

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Tiger Owner Tells Police His 3 Tigers are Loose

Tiger owner, animals evaluated after second call for help                              by James Muñoz Posted on November 23, 2011 at 3:26 PM BCSO: No tigers loose in N. Bexar County, owner was confused       Gallery SEE ALL 2 PHOTOS »  Though the Tuesday alert about loose tigers was a false alarm, authorities decided to take a closer look at the owner who made the calls.   Tuesday morning around 9:21 a.m. Bexar County Sheriff's deputies received Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Nov 22

Thanksgiving Big Cat Love Story http://youtu.be/ENRuuwVZrpY Take our poll here about what you love most about cats:  http://www.facebook.com/bigcatrescue     Mark your calendars! Fun Fur All Ball at Skipper’s Join us for a benefit concert at Skipper’s Smoke House in Tampa on Sunday December 11th. Enjoy musical entertainment from Juanjamon Band, Skull and Bone Band, The Human Condition, and Sunset Bridge while perusing the raffle and auction items, including original paintings created live during the show by Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Nov 18

Tigers Unleashed on Fatal Attractions   Nov 18 at 9 PM EST watch the premier of Animal Planet's Fatal Attractions - Tigers Unleashed! On a compound in Florida one man is killed and another fights for his life when a tiger breaks free and attacks. Carole Baskin is interviewed and TJ and Bella star in the show.  I think Alex and Modnic may have had a cameo role as well, but need to watch it again to see.  In Kansas, a young and innocent girl lies broken and dead when her dream photo shoot with a tiger goes badly wrong. If you missed Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Nov 17

See us in the News Today The front page of the Metro section of today's St. Pete Times has a big photo of Zabu with her turkey. Headline is "Where's the cranberry sauce?" and there is a brief caption about BCR giving turkeys to the cats and that white tigers do not exist in the wild. Tigers Unleashed on Fatal Attractions Nov 18 at 9 PM EST watch the premier of Animal Planet's Fatal Attractions - Tigers Unleashed! On a compound in Florida one man is killed and another fights for his life when a tiger breaks free and attacks. In Kansas, a young Read More

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The Plight of Tigers in the United States

Comprehensive Video of the Plight of Tigers in the U.S.   http://youtu.be/Xf5-Hk_UrlM   Uploaded by MSLawdotedu on Nov 4, 2011   http://www.mslaw.edu   In the wake of the exotic animal tragedy in Zanesville, Ohio, the Educational Forum takes a closer look at the plight of tigers in the US and the exotic animal trade in America.   Twenty one states allow the ownership of exotic animals as pets and there are no federal regulations preventing you from owning a tiger; in fact you can purchase a cub for Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Nov 10

Today at Big Cat Rescue Nov 10 The photos of lynx and sand cats below can be purchased in our Big Cat Store Join us Friday Nov 11: THE VENUE on 2675 Ulmerton Rd 33762 is graciously helping the Cougar Calendar ladies get the word out about Big Cat Rescue. November 11th , Friday, at 5:30pm cash bar, Outside Bar (inside if too cold of course!) for Calendar signing. Animal print, etc are appropriate attire for this wild night. Read More

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Leonardo DiCaprio talks about J Edgar saving wild tigers

Leonardo DiCaprio talks about 'J. Edgar,' saving wild tigers Activist and actor shares details about his lead role in 'J. Edgar' and his dedication to environmental issues like animal conservation. Photo: Keith Bernstein/Warner Bros. Almost as well-known for his dedication to environmental causes as he is for his acting,Leonardo DiCaprio does much more than pay lip service to the crucial issues concerning the planet. "Why is it important to me? It's important to everybody," he replied when MNN asked about it at the news conference for his Read More