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
What are Liligers?
As sad as the video above is, it isn't even as bad as the places that use the cubs for petting and photo sessions because those cubs are taken from their mothers shortly after birth and denied the protective love their mothers would try to give them, as this one who was filmed at a zoo.
They are a money making scheme promoted by some of what we believe to be the world's worst big cat exploiters.
First it was this guy promoting Ligers.
Then it was his friend, Joe Exotic, Read More
Christmas Eve at Big Cat Rescue
Amur Leopard Video
This made my day!
Office Makeovers at Big Cat Rescue
Chelsea's new office
Gale's new office
Jeff and Tigger's office
Willow's new office
When the floor began to give way in our office trailer, Scott Haller had to rip out the floors and start from scratch. He found a wood floor product that is cheaper than vinyl and looks a lot nicer, so all of Read More
Protecting Big Cats from Big Development
No cats (other than the cool cat, Howie) in this video. When we learned that a big developer was planning to build townhomes right up to our fence, we began trying to work with them to come up with a plan that would protect the cats, but they become unresponsive after our meeting four months ago, so we went to the zoning hearing to make sure that our concerns were heard by the zoning master.
Commercial Development Makes for Better Neighbors
For Read More
Film Wins at My Hero Contest
http://myhero.com/go/films/festival_winners.asp (Scroll to bottom of page)
There is a playlist of famous people in India speaking out for tigers at this link that will give you goosebumps. Very nicely done. http://www.kidsfortigers.org/
Recent House Votes
Budget Agreement passage - Vote Passed (332-94)
Before leaving for the rest of the year, the House passed legislation based on talks between House and Senate conferees that establishes Read More
Consider Making a Year End Tax Deductible Donation to Big Cat Rescue
As the clock winds down on 2013 and you count your blessings, please consider making a year-end, tax-deductible donation to Big Cat Rescue.
Your donation will allow us to continue to rescue abused and abandoned exotic cats, provide them with excellent nutrition and medical care, and live out their lives in dignity and peace at our sanctuary.
We are so grateful for your amazing support of our sanctuary and cats Read More
Too Late for Christmas?
Did the holiday shopping season sneak up on you, and now you are scurrying to find that purr-fect cat-lover gift as a download?
You found it here!
All new Sponsor Kits for the Tigers and Sandcats at Big Cat Rescue that you can download and print on your own computer for those last minute gifts.
Need a good laugh?
Male Bengal/Siberian Tiger
Sponsor Shere Khan http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-994/Tiger-Sponsorship-Kit/Detail
If you saw The Tiger Next Door on Animal Planet, then you saw the horrid conditions at the facility owned by Dennis Hill in Flatrock, Indiana. The Tiger Next Door didn't air until 3/25/2010 and it was about USDA taking away Hill's permit and the DNR (Dept. of Natural Resources) seizing all but three tigers in 2005. What the show doesn't bring out is that the Read More
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 by the lake.
When Nik first arrived, he was very elusive and would often hide in his den when keepers approached his enclosure. Gradually he became more and more curious about the new people in his life and would peer out the doorway to the den and watch everyone very closely.
He has now warmed Read More