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Now at Big Cat Rescue June 22 2014

Now at Big Cat Rescue June 22 2014 Daily Big Cat June 21 2014   http://youtu.be/JbQZj9kuHfc   Becky comes to get Gale because Little Feather Bobcat is squinting her eye. Gale the Geek takes on routers and Internet hookups. Natasha Siberian Lynx shows her full belly after dinner. Jamie hands out treats to Jade & Armani Leopards, Raindance Bobcat, and tricks Moses into getting his meds in a chick. TJ Tiger gets a home brewed treat. Joseph Lion goes on vacation. Vern looks like he's ready to win a jousting Read More

Posted in AdvoCat Newsletters, Memorials, Ocelot, Snow Leopards, Tigers, Videos | 8 comments

AdvoCat 2014 06

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

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Now at Big Cat Rescue June 12 2014

Kimba Tiger Goes Back Outside   Even though Kimba really seemed to enjoy all of the attention in the Cat Hospital, along with the brushing, frequent baths and treats every 2 hours, she is very happy to be back outside in her Cat-a-Tat. She is chuffing and acting like it is new all over again to her.  She will remain on our critical list for some time though as she has a long road ahead to recover from being so ill and starved.   Read about why she was in the Cat Hospital: http://bigcatrescue.org/now-big-cat-rescue-june-11-2014/   Read Read More

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JnK Rescue Photos via IFAW

JnK Rescue Photos via IFAW When we rescued Kimba, Zeus and Keisha from JnK's Call of the Wild in Sinclairville, NY we were not allowed to film but IFAW did and shared these photos of the rescue with us to share with you. Kimba   Kimba the tiger had been almost entirely unresponsive to the rescue efforts going on around her, and had been sleeping in her den, but when we tried to shut her in it, she came out and refused to go back in.  There were no safety entrances on the cages, so there was no way to hook up our transport unless Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue June 11 2014

Kimba Tiger Update On June 8, 2014 both of our vets came out to re evaluate Kimba the tigress, as she just isn't eating as well as Zeus and Keisha.  They were deliberating over what would be the best and safest course of action for Kimba because she is 20 years old and extremely frail.  We didn't think she would even make it through the rescue and transport to FL as she was so starved and depleted.  Kimba would only eat a few morsels of food and then stop, so they decided to try and feed her several times a day to try and build her strength Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue June 5 2014

Tigers Forever http://youtu.be/UH52MNSeim8 by Sharon Guynup w/ photos by Steve Winter Get the book:  http://www.tigersforeverbook.com/ Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue May 16 2014

Big Cat Walkabout 2014 05 15   http://youtu.be/xUm2S3_HKqs   Levi the bobcat sees the vet, Jamie, BarJean and Carole paint on Mother's Day at Painting With a Twist, we get ready for some new rescues by revamping the tiger cages and we roof an area so cougars can move back and forth to the Vacation Rotation area.   Tiger Poaching Cheaper Than Tiger Raising   "The owner said he retained the permit when a leopard skin was previously sold to a public institution since it bore little risk of inspection; the permit Read More

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Big Cat Rescue gives a huge SHOUT OUT to Porsche!

Big Cat Rescue gives a huge SHOUT OUT to Porsche!   This month Porsche is unveiling their new SUV called the Macan – which means Tiger in Indonesian. When Big Cat Rescue recently learned that Porsche dealerships around the country planned to rent tiger cubs as part of the “entertainment” at their Macan launch parties, we knew we had to try and educate Porsche about why this is cub abuse. We contacted Porsche North America's headquarters in Atlanta and explained that Big Cat Rescue as well as other GFAS-accredited sanctuaries Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue May 3 2014

Wildcat Walkabout 2014 05 03   http://youtu.be/H2mNXNF07_4   If a tree falls in the woods and there is only a tiger to hear it, did it make a sound?  Ask Shere Khan. Reisa, Ares and Narla Cougars say "Hello." A kitten goes to the vet after chewing the nipple off his bottle and Jamie has to dig through the poo to find it. Great Canada Lynx vocalizations in this video by Gilligan at dinner time and we check in with Skipper who is feeling better. Jungle Cat vocalizations too, by Rambo. Some rare video of Nico the Geoffroy Read More

Posted in Canadian Lynx, Caracals, Cougars, Leopards, News @ BCR, Ocelot, Sand Cats, Servals, Tigers, Videos, Working with Cats | 0 comments

Now at Big Cat Rescue May 2 2014

Wildcat Walkabout 2014 05 01   http://youtu.be/XRC_pCZqza4   Shere Khan Tiger is still mourning the loss of China Doll.  Jade & Armani Leopards pose for the camera.  Thuston and Lovey Bobcats cuddle up in their tree house.  Gilligan watches Skipper the Canada Lynx get caught and taken to the vet, a water moccasin threatens Gale and Pharaoh the white serval, JoJo the Caravel is up on this platform and Rusty and Sassy Caracals are snuggled in the bush.  Ginger Serval is on the prowl. There are some great vocalizations Read More