Sand Cat Videos
We are proud to have some of the happiest cats around. And right now our sand cats are at the top of that list as they love their new sand. A BCR supporter named Lindsay chose to have her friends give money to donate to a project for us rather than spend it on gifts for her. When donating money you can earmark the donation and tell us exactly what you want that money to go to. She picked a “Casper project” (named after a cougar we all loved) and wanted sand to be put in our Read More
Tiger Swims, Bobcat Runs and Jungle Cat gets Scratched
Alex the Bobcat goes back home.
The flooding at the sanctuary has the roadways being used by ducks.
Working on a room addition for Jumanji the black leopard.
Playing with kittens.
Moving Mickey Cougar back out to his Cat-a-Tat.
Our new net launcher arrives for catching injured bobcats at a distance.
Enrichment Committee makes a huge candle for Nik Tiger's birthday, but he mostly just needs to pee.
Sundari Leopard gets locked up so Read More
In Case You Are Wondering What the Fuss Was About
Last Friday (Oct 3, 2014) the Florida Wildlife Commission inspectors came out, based on a complaint filed by Vernon Yates and Kathy Stearns, of Dade City Wild Things. The officers told us that the rules say you can't have leopards in an open top cage unless you get a prior, written, approval by the FWC.
This was news to us, because in the past it was OK to have leopards in open top cages and back when we first built the sanctuary, a lot of our leopard cages were built that way and Read More
Male Canada lynx
Gilligan's age is unknown. He was purchased along with Skipper at an auction.
Gilligan had the tiniest cage measuring 5' x 7'. It was also the dirtiest of all of the cages. The mud floor was not mud, but feces covered with a sprinkling of straw. It appeared as though Gilligan had tried to keep much of his waste confined to one area on top of his plastic dog house. He had perched atop the house day after day to defecate. The large pile of feces cascaded out Read More
How to build a strong brand on Facebook
"Organic reach of the content brands publish in Facebook is destined to hit zero. It’s only a matter of time." says Social@Ogilvy writer on March 6, 2014.
Non profits, like Big Cat Rescue, are "brands" so that didn't bode well for us.
Social@Ogilvy went on to say, "100 brand pages, organic reach hovered at 6 percent, a decline of 49 percent from peak levels in October. For large pages with more than 500,000 Likes, organic reach hit 2 percent in February. And Facebook sources were unofficially Read More
Since he is one of the first black leopards you see at the sanctuary, Jumanji is used to quite a bit of attention. Most days, he can be found in the shadiest part of his cat-a-tat lounging on his fern-covered tree log. It is very easy to see how well black leopards camouflage themselves in the jungle since most people walk right by without noticing him there. People magazine certainly noticed Jumanji though. His photo was featured in an article written about Big Cat Rescue.
Jumanji Read More
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Big Cat Rescue Honored as 2014 Top-Rated NonProfit
by GreatNonprofits.org Award is based on Positive Online Reviews
Keisha Tiger on her first "Vacation" in the Vacation Rotation enclosure
Thanks to YOU!
Last month, after some animal exploiters posted some fake reviews to try and bring our scores down, we asked you to post reviews about Big Cat Rescue if you had been here to several sites and today it was announced that we won the prestigious 2014 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about Read More
Daily Big Cat - 9-22-14 - Bengali vs. The Puzzle Box
Natalia Borrego, a doctoral research student from the University of Miami, conducts a research experiment with Bengali and some of the other tigers around the sanctuary. Turns out, Bengali is one smart feline (but we already knew that)!
Daily Big Cat - 9-21-14 - Cuteness Overload #2 (Kung Fu Kittens)
It's playtime in the #kittencabana at Big Cat Rescue! Check out these rascals as they take on each other, Read More
Daily Big Cat 2014 09 22
Simba Leopard gets treats on a stick from Angie, Ginger Serval catches something in the ferns, Gale, Cody and Meredith remove a rotten limb and ants from Narla Cougar's cage, check in on Mickey Cougar, and Vern talks about room addition for Jumanji Leopard.