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Big Cat Laws

This page lists pages that deal with big cat laws https://youtu.be/7d0khNvakis Killings, maulings and escapes by big cats State and Federal laws concerning exotic cats Big Cat Bans Why regulations don't work and why bans do Legislation cannot change the heart, but it can restrain the heartless.   http://bigcatrescue.org/county-authority-to-regulate-wild-animals/ http://bigcatrescue.org/saber-tooth-sleuth-2/ http://bigcatrescue.org/children-killed-and-mauled-by-big-cats/ http://bigcatrescue.org/captive-wild-animal-safety-act/   Visit Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue March 14 2015

Big Cat Walkabout March 14 2015

The first few minutes are sounds you might not have ever heard a tiger make, as Amanda Tiger does Operant Conditioning w/ Olga, our guest from Spain. After being away for a few days, Carole goes around checking on cats and takes note of what the volunteers and interns have been doing. Rare footage of Vern at Family Dinner too.

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Diablo

Diablo Male Savannah Cat   Diablo is a savannah cat, which is a hybrid between a domestic cat and an African serval.   http://youtu.be/oiLAcEp5Vng   This cross breeding is not only cruel to the animals involved, but also produces confused offspring that can not figure out how to be a house pet. Diablo is very unfriendly and has inherited every bit of a serval’s hissy personality. He is also food-aggressive and turns into a dangerous wildcat at feeding time. Diablo marks his territory including his new toys, Read More

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Relocating Bobcats and Cougars

Relocating the Cats is Not the Solution A single bobcat requires 5 square miles of territory in order to have enough prey to support him. All exotic cats, male and female, spray to mark their boundaries. Except for an overlapping of territory during mating the cats patrol and defend their boundaries against other cats and other top predators. These boundaries must be fiercely guarded or the cats will starve to death. If two wild cats find themselves in the same area they will fight to the death. That is why respecting these scent marked boundary Read More

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Frosty

Frosty Male White Footed Serval DOB 1/1/95 Frosty  is the father of the only two white servals in the world, which were born here at the sanctuary. Big Cat Rescue stopped breeding in the mid 1990’s because there is no reason to breed an exotic cat for a life in a cage. Frosty loves when you toss him a snack and will jump as high in the air as he can to catch it before it falls. Frosty is quite acrobatic and if a keeper tosses him a treat, he will jump high into the air to try to catch it before it hits the ground. Frosty is much more stocky Read More

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Ariel

Ariel the Bobcat

 

The Florida Wildlife Commission agreed to let Ariel stay at Big Cat Rescue in January 2015.  Now we will begin working on gaining her trust and making her a part of our happy wild cat clan.

Ariel Begins Settling In at Big Cat Rescue

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Sundari

Sundari Female Leopard DOB 11/15/96 This leopard demonstrates, better than most, the fact that you may be able to take the animal out of the wild but you will never take the wild out of the animal.  Sundari will watch very closely as groups of people walk through the sanctuary.  She immediately sizes up “the herd” from a distance and determines who is the weakest, the youngest or the most infirm.  That is the person who gets her utmost attention.  She’s even been seen climbing to the top of her enclosure just to get a closer Read More

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Mickey Cougar Surgery Update

Mickey Surgery Update Mickey was taken to Dr. Hay last Friday for surgery on his right knee. His left knee was repaired in September of last year.  During his exam we took x-rays of his previously repaired knee.  Unfortunately it did not heal very well. The upper and lower leg bones are misaligned at the joint and the knee cap is displaced.  However he is actually walking much better on that knee which is unexpected.  So it was decided to leave that joint alone as it is so deteriorated that it most likely would not survive another Read More

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Sassy

Female Caracal DOB 12/6/94 Sassy and Rusty share a large cat-a-tat and can usually be found napping nestled together. Rusty tends to over groom Sassy, so she ends up looking like she’s wearing a band of short fur around her neck. Though Sassy is the smaller one of the two, she certainly calls the shots at feeding time. Despite living among cat-a-tats of lions, tigers, and leopards, the feeders always make sure Sassy is fed first or she will cause quite a ruckus. The saying, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” certainly applies Read More

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Rusty

Male Caracal DOB 3/28/97 Rusty has some of the most beautiful features you will find in a caracal. Having been around humans all of his life, he is extremely interested in what the volunteers who clean his enclosure are up to every day. Even when he is enjoying a delightful catnap, he insists on jumping up and following the volunteers around his cat-a-tat, all the while marking his palm fronds and rubbing his cheeks against the wire. He is in constant motion while he enjoys his “human enrichment.”   http://youtu.be/wHN7vJW8t5o   Sponsor Read More