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
Female Siberian/Bengal Tiger
Sponsor China Doll http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-994/Tiger-Sponsorship-Kit/Detail
When China Doll's owners discovered that they were going to have a baby and be dealing with terminal illness in their family, they asked Big Cat Rescue to take their tiger and 8 cougars and we did.
Even people who could afford to give proper care to these cats in large cages, good food and vitamins and love, were not prepared to commit to a lifetime of care 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
Rescue of Narla the Cougar:
This is a letter from someone who knew the Loppi's. This person below, wanted us to know that Rob was well intended and I post it here as an example of how even the best intentions usually end up bad for the exotic animal.
According to a number of emails I got after the fact, Rob's wife was looking to euthanize the cat, but Rob's friends, family and the media were on her case and she couldn't do it without Read More
Common Name: Serval
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)
Genus: Felinae (Leptailurus)
Species: Serval (L.s. constantina)
Barbary Serval thought to now be Extinct
Misc: The name Serval is derived from a Portuguese word meaning "wolf-deer."
Size and Appearance: Often referred to as the cat of spare parts, this unusual, but beautiful cat is among the feline family’s most successful. It has a small, delicate head and extremely large ears set on Read More
Noelle Almrud the Director of Animal Care at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch is our guest today with host, Carole Baskin, on Cat Chat.
Google Hangouts has had some serious syncing issues, so I apologize for the visual and audio being off.
The audio file won't go live in iTunes until after Christmas due to storage limits at Libsyn. I am paying for their highest level of storage, but have exceeded it and won't have any bandwidth available until Dec. 28.
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Cat Chat 32 Video Audio Show Notes Noelle Almrud, of Black Beauty Ranch
Cat Chat 31 Video Audio Show Notes Justin Mikolaitis, Esq. chats with us about pet laws
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When a raccoon began acting crazy and lunging at three cougars who were housed together, we feared that he was rabid. We sedated him for Animal Control, but there was a bit of a surprise ending to this story. Update: Tests confirmed the raccoon was rabid.
After Darting We Needed to Use Up the C02
Later that Night, Interns got to watch Morgan the domestic kitten Read More
Fencer the Bobcat Rescue
Tour Price Increase
Everything just keeps getting more and more expensive and that goes for "cat" food, their shelter and more. We had to raise our tour prices but it is a wonderful value to be able to walk amid 100+ exotic cats who need your discretionary dollars for their survival. See the new prices at Visit Big Cat Rescue.
See more photos and explanation of Big Cat Cages
Since all exotic cats, no matter how early they are neutered or spayed, spray bucket loads of urine all day you will want to provide an outdoor cage. Because we have so many cats we have many varieties of cages depending on the cats’ needs. We will begin with our favorite cages and proceed down to our minimum cages. USDA only requires that the animal be able to stand up and turn around in the pen and that it be clean. Some states have minimum size standards but they, like Read More