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Ares

  ARES Male Cougar DOB 10/1/05   Ares is the laid back mellow sibling. He likes to hang back and relax while his brother and sister wreak havoc. Ares has the loudest purr of the three cubs. His purring is so intense, his whole body shakes when he purrs! Ares also likes to play with the palmetto stumps in his enclosure and will often rip them out of the ground so he can shred them and bat them around his Cat.a.tat. A mother mountain lion had been shot by a hunter leaving her three newborn kittens orphans. A rehabber Read More

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Thurston

Thurston AKA Mr. Howell Male bobcat Appx. 1/1/2008 Rescued 5/5/13   Mr. Howell is approximately five years old and was Lovey's mate. He is declawed on all four paws and his left ear is folded over most likely the result of a past injury. The two of them shared a cramped cage about 5'x13'. Their only shelter was a small plastic dog house that they managed to cram themselves into to escape the cold weather. The also had a tiny child's play table to perch on. Mr. Howell was not neutered and it is most likely that Lovey Read More

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Nirvana

NIRVANA Female Ocelot DOB 6/20/94 Rescued 7/24/94   Nirvana came to Big Cat Rescue from a broker on 7/27/94. He had left her at the vet’s office for dead because she was so dehydrated. Ocelots were once in great demand as pets thanks to their striking coats and small size. However, as with most exotic cats, their unpredictable nature and propensity for spraying soon changes people’s minds.   Many of these once beloved pets end up abandoned, sold to canned hunts or ultimately euthanized. Nirvana was rescued and Read More

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Joseph

  JOSEPH Lion DOB 8/19/98 Rescued 10/21/07   Joseph the lion was rescued along with several other lions and tigers who had been bred to be used as photo and ego props.   Sponsor Joseph http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-1001/Lion-Sponsorship/Detail   What do you do when a lion needs a vet?   http://youtu.be/OgcdfIN47Qc     http://youtu.be/aEkCSBdmegg   Call in a team of experts for a lion size house call.   Keepers reported that Joseph Read More

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Zeus Tiger

Zeus Zeus the tiger  was born at a pseudo sanctuary in Sinclairville, NY called JnK's Call of the Wild in 1996.  Zeus has limited vision and gets daily eye drops to manage the pain until he is strong enough for surgery. He was saved by Big Cat Rescue in May 2014  when the NY state attorney’s office decided to send a message to all of the backyard breeders, dealers and pseudo sanctuaries that they would no longer turn a blind eye to the danger that these facilities pose to the public and launched the biggest seizure of wild animals Read More

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Narla

NARLA Female Cougar DOB 1/1/97 Rescued 1/8/2010   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 looking Read More

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Bailey

BAILEY Female Bobcat DOB 5/13/03? Rescued 6/4/03   Bailey's mother was possibly a native Florida Bobcat who was killed in Odessa.  That or she was a pet that was abandoned. Lost and alone little Bailey wandered out in search of the mother who would never return and was discovered by a local woman about the same time as she was being discovered by a hawk.  The woman rushed to her rescue and thinking she was a feral cat, she called the animal shelter.  The woman called Big Cat Rescue to see if there was anything we could Read More

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Big Cat Attacks

These big cat attack stories are from 1919-2014.  There are quite a few, so a search for keyword may be helpful. For an Excel sheet of incidents by state, by year, by species and by country go HERE   http://youtu.be/tU9pkFsdYpg   Click to see the killings, maulings and escapes by big cats by total for each state  for  less detail, but numbers updated through 2013.   See a list of all of the known tigers in USDA facilities in America. Note that no one knows how many are in backyards and basements of private Read More

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Working with Big Cats at Big Cat Rescue

Small Cat Halloween Enrichment II   http://youtu.be/4gDJNpzs4xI   Our servals and bobcats get to celebrate the season, too! One very hissy serval, pulverized pumpkin and camera hog bobcat show off for you for Halloween!   Media Comes to Film Cats Getting Halloween Treats at Big Cat Rescue   Watch for us on all the local Tampa channels tonight. Big cats and pumpkins on 8, 10 & 13   via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152610733286919&set=a.10151220219636919.432193.595786918&type=1   3 Read More