Bornean Bay Cat
Common Name: Bornean Bay Cat
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)
Genus: Felinae (Catopuma)
Misc.: No actual studies of this cat have ever been made in the wild, and it continues to be the mystery cat of the feline family. Virtually all information has been taken from museum specimens, except for in 1992 when a female was captured in a trap accidentally. It is believed she was kept in captivity for some months after capture, and was brought in to Read More
Little Feather was five days old when she came to Big Cat Rescue. She had been bred at a game farm that bred bobcats and cougars. Game farms often breed wild animals to be shot as game, or to be exploited in other awful ways. One of the most common is one that you have probably seen.
If you have ever seen bobcat or lynx mothers with their kittens in a field of flowers, you have probably seen game farm cats. Photographers will pay a lot for images they can't get in the wild because Read More
Male Siberian Tiger
DOB 8/20/95 - DOD 1/22/15
Nakita is a large tiger weighing in at nearly 600 pounds at his prime. He had been raised with Simba, Joseph, and Sasha and the four shared an enclosure prior to coming to Big Cat Rescue. When the group initially arrived they remained together, but over time the tigers and lions became less tolerant of each other.
Joseph and Sasha were given their own spacious enclosure as well as Nakita and Simba. The two pairs lived a glorious Read More
Happy Valentine's Day 2015
...and AdvoCat MewsLetter
New Store is a Much Better Shopping Experience
Find out why people who are shopping in our new online store are loving it! We've had an online store since the beginning of online stores, but as soon as this one launched last week our sales went through the roof. Check it out to see how much easier it is to find the purr-fect gift for others or yourself and how easy it is to check out. Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so you will want to make sure your order is Read More
Letter to Catster Magazine
Catster Magazine sent me an email today saying they were picking up where Cat Fancy left off, and my heart groaned inside my chest. Immediately, I thought of the pages and pages of ads and promotion for the cruel act of hybridizing wild cats and domestic cats to create "designer" breeds.
I flashed forward to years more of people calling me, desperately wanting to get rid of their Bengal Cat or Savannah Cat, because none of the rescue groups will take them and the shelters usually have to put them down, due to their Read More
Enjoy the Kids Tour at Big Cat Rescue!
If you want to bring children under the age of ten, this is the only tour available for your family. This is a complete guided tour where children of all ages and their parents can get up-close and learn about exotic cats and other animals.
Tours for kids under 10 are on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY. Click ticket for times.
Geared toward children under 10 years old.
Privately guided small tour groups of 20 or less.
Tour is one hour long & children are expected to behave Read More
Male DOB 1/1/03
Caravel (Caracal / Lynx Hybrid)
Meet Jo Jo the Caracal Serval Hybrid
I first met JoJo the Caracal / Serval hybrid at the South Florida Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in 2005 after a hurricane had taken down the perimeter fencing and dumped piles of deadfall on the cages.
The owner, Dirk Neugebohm, had ended up in the hospital with a heart attack from trying to clean the mess up by himself.
He wrote from what he thought was his Read More
Big Cat Rescue Meets Strategic Goals
We get a lot of requests from students to help them with their reports, studies and thesis papers, and we respond as frequently as we can. You never know what a student will do with the information, or if it could possibly help the sanctuary at all, but in this case Lee Ann not only nailed our history and strategy, but she also suggested actions we can (and will) take to improve our mission of ending the trade in big cats as pets, props and for their parts. Check out her paper, which got the highest score Read More
Big Cat Rescue Rehabilitates Bobcats
for Release Back to the Wild
Donate to make this bobcat rehab work possible.
How to Care for Rehab Bobcat
Cage rest sounds pretty peaceful for the cat, but it's a real challenge for the caregivers.
See a playlist of some of our successful rehab and release bobcats.
While we do bobcat rescue, rehab and release in Florida, we will not relocate bobcats as state law requires Read More