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.
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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
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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
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40 Pictures of Tigers Having Fun at Big Cat Rescue
Some videos of the tigers in the Vacation Rotation enclosure. Read More
Howard Baskin Explains the Big Cat Crises in America
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.
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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
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!
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Big Cat Walkabout Oct 2013
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
Big Cat Rescue Right This Minute
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
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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