Male Siberian Tiger
Nik, short for Nikita, is a very large tiger comparable in size to the massive Shere Khan. He is very shy and spends most of his time napping in the doorway to his large cave-like den. His best friend in the whole world is Joseph the lion and the two often lounge near one another always surveying their land. When Nik first arrived, he was very elusive and would often hide in his den when keepers approached his enclosure. Gradually he became Read More
Big Cat Bailout
Our federal government allows the private sector to trade in big cats, but when times get tough and the owners can't feed the cats, who eat 15 lb of meat a day, it isn't the government bailing them out. When you hear the term, "too big to fail" they aren't talking about 500 lb cats and too many of them, but maybe they should be. All over America there are back yard cages, full of starving lions, tigers and leopards.
How did they get there?
Little to no oversight allows just about Read More
Male Siberian/Bengal Tiger
Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 1/1/2002
Flavio arrived at Big Cat Rescue in 2002 after retiring from the circus. He was hailed as the smartest circus tiger ever known. He performed a light and music number flawlessly for years until he decided one day that he didn't like the other tigers and all he wanted to do was fight.
Perhaps he really was the smartest circus tiger because that bought him a ticket to retirement with us.
He is known here as having Read More
Male Siberian/Bengal Tiger
Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 12/5/2000
Bengali and Sarmoti, his brother, used to ride together on a horse drawn chariot in the circus. When he was retired here, we were told that he would surely kill someone because he was so confrontational. It is amazing what a change of living conditions can do for a tiger! Since his days are no longer spent on the road living in a transport carrier, but rather playing with his giant red Planet Ball, jumping in his pool, napping high on top Read More
White Female Siberian/Bengal Hybrid
Zabu was born at a circus and roadside zoo in New England that has closed. It was their intention to cross breed Zabu, a white tiger, with their resident male lion, Cameron, in order to create baby white Ligers These freakish hybrids have become popular, though this is not an animal that would even exist in the wild. It is important that people understand that, by refusing to visit venues with these animals on display, this type of animal abuse can be Read More
Big Cat Rescue Intern Up for
Best Park Ranger Job in Australia
We are so excited that our former Intern, Margi Shah, has been shortlisted for Best Park Ranger Job in Australia! Please help her in her quest to be chosen because you know that Big Cat Rescue Volunteers are the best trained in the world. https://www.facebook.com/bestparkrangermargi
More about the contest here: https://bestjobs.australia.com/?fb=false&state=qld
Flavio Tiger Sleeps In
Flavio Tiger Sleeps Read More
Tigers For Tigers Coalition
Tigers For Tigers Coalition (T4TCoalition.org) was founded in 1997 as a way of harnessing the team spirit of colleges with tiger mascots to protect tigers. It has grown over the years and has been inclusive of any tiger mascotted school who wanted to participate. This year they held their first National Summit at Clemson University and asked a number of tiger experts to come talk to the students about the real steps they can take, right now, to protect tigers.
They were able to secure Read More
Our Interns Describe the Purr-fect Intern
Accepting of help
Graceful leader and follower
Take a step back/consider others perspectives
Don’t sweat the small stuff
Always learning and improving
Know how to give and take constructive criticism
Here Read More
Lions and Tigers and Models, Oh My!!
I’m pleased to inform that Big Cat Rescue has teamed up with Natasha Sakhuja (http://www.natashasakhuja.com/), a fashion designer based out of Toronto who will be conducting a public awareness/fundraising campaign in support of the magnificent creatures that call Big Cat Rescue home.
Ms. Sakhuja and her like-minded colleagues are very much opposed to private ownership/confinement of Big Cats and are seeking to raise awareness regarding the plight of such creatures, both in captivity Read More
Andre is the friendliest of the three tigers.
He always greets his Keepers and guests alike with a hearty chuff.
He is easily identified within the group because all four of his canine teeth are broken off.
According to his care givers at his previous home, when he was rescued in 2003 he bit the transport cage and broke off all of his canines.
After the incident he did not receive any dental care. Once he arrived at Big Cat Rescue it became a top priority to get him and Read More