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Zabu

ZABU White Female Siberian/Bengal Hybrid DOB 5/15/00 Rescued 5/3/04     http://youtu.be/QuXO1fjLiUU   Zabu was born at a circus and roadside zoo in New England that has since closed. Zabu was raised and housed with Cameron, a male lion, neither of which were spayed or neutered. Leaving these two intact cats together could have had grotesque consequences resulting in the birth of ligers. These genetically mutated cross-breeds are victim to a plethora of birth defects that plague the animal its entire Read More

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Arthur the Tiger

  ARTHUR Male Tiger Born 1/1/96 Rescued 9/28/11 Arthur is social with his keepers, however he keeps his guard up at times. He settled in soon enough as it is hard to resist the charm of the volunteers who bring treats to their newest charges. Arthur loves his brother Andre dearly and the two are often found cuddled up in the same den or lounging together in one of their pools. Arthur is the dominant tiger in the group and shows off his fierce attitude at dinner time. We can only guess the feeding situation of their previous Read More

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Andre the Tiger

ANDRE Male Tiger Born 1/1/96 Rescued 9/28/11 Arthur, Andre and Amanda were born in 1996 in New Jersey to be used as pay-to-play photo props.  It never makes sense to breed more cubs to raise money to feed last year's cats, and the New Jersey facility fell into disrepair and then was shut down after USDA revoked their license following a tiger escape. In 2003, Wild Animal Orphanage took in the 24 tigers but big cats have big appetites and by 2010 the Wild Animal Orphanage was in bankruptcy. It took over a year to find permanent Read More

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Bengali

BENGALI Male Siberian/Bengal Tiger DOB 6/1/95 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 12/5/2000   A circus commissioned Big Cat Rescue to build him, as well as several other big cats, a 2,000 square foot enclosure with a den, pool, and lots of space to lay out by the lake and soak up the Florida sunshine. They could have sold him into the pet trade or worse, but instead they sent Bengali here. Bengali used to ride on a horse drawn chariot in the circus. When he arrived we were told that he was very dangerous because he was so confrontational. Read More

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Zeus Tiger

Zeus Male Tiger Born 9/1/96 Arrived 5/28/14 According to JnK volunteers, Zeus was the son of the original female, Kimba. He was bred back to his mother to create the other nine tigers, including Keisha. This is commonly done on purpose to create white tigers, which are the result of severe inbreeding. Zeus suffered from an eye injury that would later be diagnosed as a luxated lens. He had been this way for over a year and never received any treatment. Because Zeus was so malnourished upon his arrival we could not perform surgery until Read More

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Conservation Travel

Conservation Travel   http://youtu.be/seoRAp3smXo   Description: In most places around the world, the value of living wildlife can't seem to match the value of it dead, but tourism can change that. World Wildlife Fund leaders take the stage at the Adventure Travel World Summit in Ireland to show how adventure travel can make positive economic waves throughout a community and make wildlife worth more alive than dead. Features Jeffrey Parrish (WWF), Julian Matthews (TOFTigers Wildlife Association), Praveen Moman (Volcanoes Safaris).   Chris Read More

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Canned Hunt 60 Minutes

Canned Hunt 60 Minutes It is a shame that 60 minutes diluted the impact of their show by having Richardson behave irresponsibly around lions, but it is about time main stream media exposed the fact that cub petting almost always ends badly for the cubs.  For someone to roll around with lions and then tell others that if they do it the cubs will end up being killed for their parts, is hypocritical and sets a bad example, but at least the people who don't know any better might be drawn in by this bad behavior and actually learn something in Read More

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Happy Thanksgiving 2014

Happy Thanksgiving   http://youtu.be/oEm2RUFJf-k Video from the past 3 weeks at Big Cat Rescue. All filmed in iPhone 6+.  Stay till the end to see an update on Mickey Cougar when he gets hay and a pumpkin.  Kittens to foster, Reno Leopard chews up a palm tree, gets a pumpkin and some hay, Jade and Armani Leopards, the Holleys build a platform, Kali Tiger gets really scary at Zeus Tiger's place as she heads back from vacation, Cameron and Zabu get pumpkins, Andre Tiger rolls around in slo mo, Jamie cares for rehab bobcat in the rain, Read More

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Kittens

Kittens   http://youtu.be/uv89J6f57EI   Live Kitten Cams These web cams are usually on domestic cat kittens that we are fostering for adoption, but are sometimes on the exotic cats in our on site Cat Hospital so that we can monitor their progress when they are recovering.  We do not breed exotic cats.  Find out why no legitimate sanctuary breeds animals.   Want to link to this page with a cute kitten button?  Use the one below and link to http://bigcatrescue.org/kittens/   Read More