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Santuario mexicano de grandes felinos

Santuario Mexicano de Grandes Felinos This section will be for gathering assets to be translated into Spanish for use in creating sanctuaries for big cats in Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries. Esta sección será para la recopilación de los activos para ser traducido al español para su uso en la creación de santuarios para grandes felinos en México y otros países de habla hispana. Algunos de los artículos son un poco anticuado, pero estoy vinculándolos aquí para actualizar y traducir.   What Happens to All Read More

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What is a day like at Big Cat Rescue?

What is a day like at Big Cat Rescue? Some things happen EVERY day, some things happen a few times a week, some things happen once a month and some things happen once a year.  The problem with all of this structured order is that EVERY day there is some chaos introduced, so it is always a balancing act to take care of both the critically important, and the things that have to get done every day. To Set the Stage There are 100 exotic cats on 67 acres and about 80-100 volunteers and staff to care for them.  Some cats have more than one 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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Ariel

Ariel the Bobcat Female Bobcat DOB appx: 3/1/2010 Rescued:  8/1/2014   http://youtu.be/qTZmFG53hGA The Florida Wildlife Commission agreed to let Ariel stay at Big Cat Rescue in January 2015.  Now we will begin working on gaining her trust and making her a part of our happy wild cat clan. http://youtu.be/KhMOOY5UxmQ Ariel Begins Settling In at Big Cat Rescue http://youtu.be/ys4wf7gvS1s Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue April 6 2015

Now at Big Cat Rescue April 6 2015

Chelsea went ALL Easter Bunny on us and hid 170 prize filled eggs for the volunteers to find after working on Easter today.  Thanks Chelsea.

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Now at Big Cat Rescue April 4 2015

Now at Big Cat Rescue April 4 2015   https://youtu.be/0HPup0OlNg8 Photos by Will Rhoades from 1996   Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue March 31 2015

Now at Big Cat Rescue March 31 2015

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Zabu

Zabu White Female Siberian/Bengal Hybrid DOB 5/15/00 Rescued 5/3/04     http://youtu.be/QuXO1fjLiUU   Zabu was born at a circus and roadside zoo in New England that has since closed. Zabu was raised and housed with Cameron, a male lion, neither of which were spayed or neutered. Leaving these two intact cats together could have had grotesque consequences resulting in the birth of ligers. These genetically mutated cross-breeds are victim to a plethora of birth defects that plague the animal its entire Read More

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Sundari

Sundari Female Leopard DOB 11/15/96 This leopard demonstrates, better than most, the fact that you may be able to take the animal out of the wild but you will never take the wild out of the animal.  Sundari will watch very closely as groups of people walk through the sanctuary.  She immediately sizes up “the herd” from a distance and determines who is the weakest, the youngest or the most infirm.  That is the person who gets her utmost attention.  She’s even been seen climbing to the top of her enclosure just to get a closer Read More