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Where do Ligers Come From?
Irresponsible breeders is the short answer.
A liger is the result of breeding a male lion to a tigress. A tigon is the result of breeding a male tiger to a lioness. Since lions and tigers do not exist in the same areas, this is not something that happens in the wild. It is done in captivity by disreputable carnies to produce a freak that ignorant people will pay to see. These cats suffer from many birth defects and usually die young. Because ligers are usually Read More
Find out more about current snow leopard work. Big Cat Rescue supports the Snow Leopard Trust by selling Erbis Enterprises items in our gift shop. These items fund villagers in snow leopard regions as long as no snow leopard is killed in their area. That makes everyone a snow leopard protector.
Snow Leopard Trust
Snow Leopard Conservancy
Save the Snow Leopard From Extinction
Field Update 2009:
TERICH VALLEY: SNOW LEOPARD SURVIVAL ISSUES,IN THE HIGH HINDU KUSH REGION OF CHITRAL.
The district of Chitral, Read More
Karma started out as an Intern but began working part time as staff in 2015.
Two days a week she helps manage the Gift Shop and one day a week is devoted to keeping all of our cats' records updated in ZIMS.
She is also the Kitten Monitor to ensure our Foster Kittens are growing and thriving.
Meet the Big Cat Rescue Team. See a typical day at the sanctuary.
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Gale worked her way up to Senior Keeper twice. The first time around she ended up as Den Mother to our interns, but family issues required her to move away for a while. When she returned, she started over again and quickly worked her way back up to Senior Keeper.
Gale is a By-The-Book kind of person and Big Cat Rescue has a LOT of rules on its books that keep our cats well cared for and our people safe. When our Operations Manager, Scott Lope decided to resign in order to pursue his film career Gale was Read More
Chelsea Feeny first arrived at Big Cat Rescue in early 2009 as an intern. Before the completing of her internship she was hired as Project Manager.
She currently is responsible for database management, donations processing and acknowledgement, and Intern intake/screening.
This is no small feat with a support fan base of more than 80,000 people.
She aims to share her passion and excitement for this magnificent sanctuary with all of the guests, donors, and volunteers that help to make Big Cat Rescue Read More
SECRETARY, TREASURER, ADVISORY BOARD CHAIRMAN AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Howard Baskin is a retired management consultant who worked with early stage and fast growing companies in the areas of strategic planning, finance and operations. He spent 11 years at Citicorp in various assignments, most recently as Director of Strategic Planning for the Commercial Real Estate Division. After leaving Citicorp in 1991 he was an equity participant and general manager in three companies, one of which he co-founded. He now devotes full time Read More
JAMIE VERONICA BOORSTEIN
PRESIDENT, VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jamie Veronica is President of Big Cat Rescue, a member of the Board of Directors, and Chair of the Volunteer Committee. She has served in these capacities for well over ten years. She spent many years developing a sponsorship program whose financial success continues to contribute largely toward meeting our annual budget.
Jamie runs everything involved with the administrative side of the volunteer program including processing promotion applications, running Read More
Timeline of the Big Cat Coalition
If it seems rather late to be discussing these coalitions, it is because we have to be as stealthy as the cats we are protecting, so that those who abuse wild cats cannot thwart our mission. There are LOTS of exciting things going on behind the scenes right now that we can't talk about, for that very reason, but now that we have achieved many of our goals, it's time to give credit where credit is due.
The timeline of the Big Cat Coalition starts with the
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