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Today at Big Cat Rescue Dec 14 2013

Consider Making a Year End Tax Deductible Donation to Big Cat Rescue   Dear Friends,   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

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Dec 10 2013

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? Funny cats...   Read More

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Nikita

    NIKITA Male Siberian Tiger DOB 8/20/95 Rescued 10/21/07   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

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Nov 25 2013

This Looks Like Fun! http://youtu.be/lRY4-feFZZY   3rd iPad Mini Winner via Front Flip! I am looking forward to using it to keep up to date with one of our favorite charities.  Diana Play Front Flip for your chance to win an iPad mini and other great prizes.   40 Pictures of Tigers Having Fun at Big Cat Rescue     http://youtu.be/x6rmmTPcakc http://youtu.be/Bv4oDxAL85o Some videos of the tigers in the Vacation Rotation enclosure. Read More

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Cat Chat 30

Howard Baskin Explains the Big Cat Crises in America   http://youtu.be/gnd2ul5favQ   In episode 30 of Cat Chat Howard Baskin, the CFO of Big Cat Rescue presents to The Body Shop, the Bratskier Group and editors and journalists from 7 major health, beauty and fitness magazines.   Get the audio version here or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Join us at noon, EST here:  https://plus.google.com/+bigcatrescue See previous episodes of Cat Chat   http://youtu.be/j3kD84iFPms   On this same Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Nov 19 2013

Tiger Expert and Champion Ron Tilson Dies   Tilson, Ron L. age 69, of Apple Valley, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 16, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents. Ron is survived by his wife, Janet; his son, Lincoln (Amberly); granddaughter, Raelynn; sister, Sharilynn Womack; niece, nephew, colleagues and friends. Ron was a dedicated employee of the MN Zoo for 25 years and was an international consultant on Tiger Conservation. A gathering of family and friends for Ron will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 3-6 PM at Henry W. Anderson Read More

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AdvoCat 2013 11

Will Amanda Have More to be Thankful For? We are so close to funding Amanda the tiger's ability to run with her brothers in the new 2.5 ac Vacation Rotation enclosure.  Can you make this her best Thanksgiving Day ever by giving $2.00, or whatever you can afford, to make her dream come true? Fully Funded on Nov 19, 2013!  Thank you!   Thank you for including these wonderful cats in your Thanksgiving and Holiday giving.  We hope that your holidays are filled with joy!     GROWLOWEEN! Lions Tigers & Bats!   http://youtu.be/PcdKmZc6-vo     Do Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 21 2013

Big Cat Walkabout Oct 2013   http://youtu.be/HFS-Zi8y4QE   Come along with Carole Baskin as I show you our recently completed Kitten Cabana for foster kittens, see Vern, Chuck and Scott talk about finishing the Vacation Rotation "curtain" that makes the 2.5 enclosure cat safe for just about any species of exotic cat. See Babbs planting some beautiful plants around the property with volunteers. Watch Gale lead a project building a rehab cage for Fencer along w/ interns and volunteers. See Jen doing enrichment with some of Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 18 2013

Big Cat Rescue Right This Minute     ABC's http://www.rightthisminute.com/video/tj-tiger-gets-vacation   Just gave a tour this morning to a news station here from Vietnam, thanks to an invitation by the U.S. State Department. Yesterday the press was here to view cats vs pumpkins. Tampa Bay Times - print edition had color photo of Ben on the front page of the Local section. Tampa Bay Times online (3 photos of the cats) --  http://lifetimes.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/big-cat-rescues-big-cats-get-pumpkins-pinatas-as-a-halloween-treat/2147837 Tampa Read More

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Freckles the liger

Freckles the Liger DOB 1/1/93 -7/5/2011 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 12/19/2008 Most ligers suffer from a condition called Giganticism where they grow to over a 1,000 lbs in the first couple years of life. Since it is un natural for lions and tigers to cross breed (being that they are typically not on the same continent) the cubs are usually too large for the mother to deliver without a c-section and they die very young from a multitude of birth defects and due to the rapid growth. Freckles only weighs  about the same as a lion and Read More
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