Cypress the Rehab Bobcat Update
Cypress the bobcat was rescued on January 4, 2014 and has been recovering in the West - Boensch Cat Hospital for these past 7 weeks. She had been resisting eating whole prey items, such as rats and chicks, so we were getting worried that she would never switch off the ground diet we have been giving her to the real prey items that she would have to eat in the wild. We couldn't let her lose her ability to recognize prey and insisted that she eat what wild bobcats eat, but maybe Cypress knew best because Read More
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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Common Name: Tiger
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)
Genus: Pantherinae Panthera
Bengal Tiger - Panthera tigris tigris 1200-1500 left
Siberian (Amurian) Tiger - Panthera tigris altaica 331 left
Sumatran Tiger - Panthera tigris sumatrae 136 left
Indo-Chinese Tiger - Panthera tigris corbetti
Malayan Tiger - Panthera tigris jacksoni **
South China Tiger - Panthera tigris amoyensis 37 left
Javan Tiger - Panthera tigris Read More
In this Keeper Walkabout the first 20 minutes are:
Armani the leopard going from the Cat Hospital back out to be reunited with her sister Jade.
We rescued 5 newborn kittens and Jamie gives them a health check and makes sure they are all nursing well before handing off to the interns to raise.
Jamie and Jo take the afternoon shift feeding kittens because Jamie wants to see if syringes will work better than bottles.
Gale builds a rolling metal cabinet.
Cleo the Serval is doing that weird neck arching Read More
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With the Illegal Wildlife Trade conference in London, hosted by the UK Government, the brainchild of both Prince Charles and Prince William, and alongside senior officials from across the globe, let us all hope that they can get some concrete action on stopping the catastrophic toll on our planet’s flora and fauna. According to new research carried out by TRAFFIC, parts of 1537 Tigers have been seized in illegal trade across 13 Tiger range countries in the 14 years between 2000 and Read More
Note from Big Cat Rescue President, Jamie Veronica, to the Interns:
Tonight I dropped off new foster kittens at the Modglin and Himalayan Houses.
It was a litter of 5 that were dumped at Animal Services and rescued by the Humane Society of Tampabay today. All about 10 days old.
The litter was split into two groups;
Modglin got Benson (black male), Eli (white tabby male with white back feet), and Carli (white tabby female with black spots on the bottoms of her back feet)
Himalayan got Abigail (black female) and Dee Dee (white tabby female)
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It's just a typical day at Big Cat Rescue according to Operations Manager Gale Ingham as she talks about everything that happened before noon today. Also come along w/ Honey Wayton on her day as Staff on Property and see Ginger the Serval going to the vet, some very cute kittens playing, Simba and Nyla meeting at a Howdy door, volunteers hauling dirt and Cameron and Zabu enjoying their vacation at Big Cat Rescue.
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Male Siberian/Bengal Tiger
DOB 1989 DOD 1/5/2014
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 was known here Read More
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 Read More