Automated Tours at Big Cat Rescue
This is the training class for our volunteers and interns to learn how to give an automated tour of Big Cat Rescue. This insures that the message is accurate and relevant and helps us achieve our mission of educating the public about the plight of exotic cats in the wild and in captivity.
Gotta Love This Senator's Position on Protecting Cougars
Male Sand Cat
Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 10/23/00
Pat Quillen of S.O.S. Care sent five Sand Cats to Big Cat Rescue on October 23, 2000. They were born to Pebbles and Papoose who were the offspring of wild caught Sand Cats sent here during Desert Storm for their protection. Most of the known origin Sand Cats in the U.S. are from these imported Founders who produced well at S.O.S. Care. They have been sent here as genetic back up and will not be bred at Big Cat Rescue unless their offspring with cats Read More
Cougar - Felis concolor
Common Names: Cougar, Puma, Panther,
Mountain Lion, Catamount
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)
Genus: Felinae (Puma)
Eastern Texas to Florida – P.c.coryi –IUCN: Endangered, CITES:Appendix I Northeastern US and southeastern Canada Cougar – P.c. couguar - IUCN: Endangered, CITES: Appendix I Central American Cougar – P.c. costaricensis – CITES: Appendix I
Misc: The cougar has the greatest natural Read More
Howard Baskin Explains the Big Cat Crises in America
In episode 30 of Cat Chat Howard Baskin, the CFO of Big Cat Rescue presents to The Body Shop, the Bratskier Group and editors and journalists from 7 major health, beauty and fitness magazines.
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Join us at noon, EST here: https://plus.google.com/+bigcatrescue
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Supporters Gather in Washington, DC
Looking out my hotel window, through the gorgeous fall leaves of reds, yellows and every shade in between, at the Capitol building and feeling all warm and fuzzy that so many wonderful supporters are joining us to talk with their lawmakers.
Getting together tonight for dinner where we will make sure everyone is comfortable with their part in our action plan. We have about 20 people here to talk with their Senators and Congressmen, and we are hoping to get all of them to Co Sponsor HR 1998 Read More
Common Name: Bobcat
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)
Genus: Felinae (Lynx)
Sub-Species: L.r. escuinapae Mexican bobcat
Misc: This cat is named for its short tail.
Size and Appearance: The Bobcat is a medium sized cat with a ruff of fur around the sides of the face. They weigh between 13-30 pounds, stand 21 inches high and are 30-50 inches long. The bobcats in the North tend to be larger than those in the south. Their coat color Read More
Drag Queen Bingo Nov 25 at Hamburger Mary's
Big Cat Rescue raised $2,336 in 2 hours at Hamburger Mary’s Drag Queen Bingo on July 1, 2013 and $2,157.00 in two hours a couple weeks later. We completely sold out and they had to turn people away because the place was packed with Big Cat Rescue lovers. Our next event there will be Nov 25, 2013 so be sure to make reservations so that you don’t miss out on all the fun! RSVP to 813 241-MARY
Florida Panther Festival 2013 This Weekend
According to US Fish and Wildlife, the wild population is estimated to be between 100 to 160 adult Florida Panthers left in the wild.
On Saturday Nov. 16 there will be activities all day and on Sunday, November 17, the Florida Panther Festival is dedicated to on-site field trips. To RSVP, call Lisa Andrews, Outreach/Education Specialist at Big Cypress National Preserve, at 239-695-1164.
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Will Amanda Have More to be Thankful For?
We are so close to funding Amanda the tiger's ability to run with her brothers in the new 2.5 ac Vacation Rotation enclosure. Can you make this her best Thanksgiving Day ever by giving $2.00, or whatever you can afford, to make her dream come true?
Fully Funded on Nov 19, 2013! Thank you!
Thank you for including these wonderful cats in your Thanksgiving and Holiday giving. We hope that your holidays are filled with joy!
GROWLOWEEN! Lions Tigers & Bats!
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Big Cat Rescue Today 2013 11 12
Watch amazing video in slow motion of Khaleesi bobcat being released. See foster kittens having fun with paper in the kitten room, walk the new 10 acres next door that we have under contract, along with a wetlands expert. See how we build a tunnel to move lions and tigers to and from the Vacation Rotation enclosure. Enjoy a giant paper bat enrichment made for Nyla the leopard. See how we move the huge pieces of machinery in and out of the enclosures. See Read More