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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 raised at Big Read More

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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 the lion wasn't eating 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

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Oct 21 2014

Keisha Tiger Pumpkin Pool http://youtu.be/XTpiyLEubs4   Keisha the tiger was just recently rescued from NY and acts like this is her first Halloween pumpkin.  She what she does to it!   Cody Cougar in Memoriam   http://youtu.be/6jCvmM6tYPQ   Cody cougar was a much beloved resident of Big Cat Rescue. His life was a long and happy one at BCR and now he has now crossed the rainbow bridge to be with his old mate Missouri. He has brought many of us here great joy and we hope he has to you, too. Farewell, Cody Read More

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Sassyfrass Cougar

Male Cougar DOB  1/1/1998 Rescued  11/17/2010 Sponsor Sassyfrass http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-998/Cougar-Sponsorship/Detail   If only they could speak to us in a language that we understand.  Then we might know the horrors they have survived and be more inclined to protect others from enduring their fate. I'll share with you what I do know and hope that will inspire you to help these cougars and to do all you can to end the trade in exotic cats. Back in the 90s, farmers Al and Kathy Abell, decided to start Read More

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Whiskey Joe’s Supports Big Cat Rescue

Whiskey Joe's Supports Big Cat Rescue Whiskey Joe's restaurant and Bar recently had it's grand opening in Tampa. They are very generously donating a portion of each customers bill to Big Cat Rescue to help take care of these cats, Whiskey Joe's also offer customers the opportunity to donate directly to Big Cat Rescue when paying for their meal and stocks our brochures at the front desk. Big Cat Rescue staff, volunteers and interns were invited to the grand opening where we were treated to free food and drink all night (which was ggrrrreeat!) Take Read More

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AdvoCat 2014 10

Happy Halloween from Big Cat Rescue!     Most of this month's AdvoCat news can be found in the Big Cat Times online edition here:  BCT-2014-4 It is there that you will find out about our most recent tiger rescue, an update on Mickey Cougar, see our Windsong Memorial Hospital rising from the ground, get an update on Ariel the most recent bobcat rescue, bid a sad farewell to some of our beloved big cats, check out some great photos of recent rescues, Zeus and Keisha Tigers, going on vacation, see some fun new Halloween photos, Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Oct 14 2014

Cat Chat Show 67   http://youtu.be/kD8AlXaPKzM   Carole records a day in the life of the sanctuary via Google Glass and the iPhone 5s. Jumanji Leopard gets a stick stuck across the roof of his mouth, Apache and Divinity Bobcats move to a new Cat-a-Tat, but Divinity puts up a fight. Cats get mint and Halloween treats for enrichment, including the Texas Tigers, Reno, Raindance Bobcat, Windstar Bobcat, Anasazie and Will the Bobcats and a load of trees arrive in this DailyBigCat 2014 10 14. #ThroughGlass   Cougars at Big Read More

Posted in Lions, News @ BCR, Siberian Lynx, Tigers, Videos | 0 comments

Now at Big Cat Rescue Oct 13 2014

Lion feeding webcam. Log in to this page every day between 4PM and 8PM EDT to see Nikita Lion being fed. We change feeding times through out the year, but it usually falls within these times. http://bigcatrescue.org/feed-cats/   New Halloween Big Cat Videos   Bengali Tiger vs The Mummy     http://youtu.be/PviP24fismk   Cameron and Zabu Vacation Rotation   http://youtu.be/LJtjS5UP8Fs   Siberian Lynx vs Pumpkin   http://youtu.be/i11AhgDffRo   Read More

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Feed Cats

Big Cat Rescue's Feeding Protocol WHAT BIG CAT RESCUE FEEDS   Big Cat Rescue feeds our 500 pounds of food per day and we use Triple A Brand Meat Company because it is the best and the cats LOVE it. Feline Complete Diet: Beef muscle meat, KanTech Feline Complete vitamin/mineral premix. Packaged in three 10 pound frozen bags per box Click here for complete nutritional information* Bones:Bovine leg shanks. Packaged in one 40 pound bag per box Choice of 4-5" small and 8-10" large Raw Hides: Beef Hides Approximately Read More