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Today at Big Cat Rescue June 28 2013

Foster Kittens Oscar and Cole   http://youtu.be/JWPzS0lFMRU   They will be ready for adoption in just a few days!  Let us know if you want to give them a fur-ever home at Cat@BigCatRescue.org   Snow Leopard News   Dear Friends and Colleagues,   We are happy to report that many of our staff members are making their way back from the field, bringing with them, some exciting updates!   Our Senior Regional Ecologist, Dr. Koustubh Sharma, recounts his 3 exhilarating weeks of field work Read More

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Cat Chat Show Notes June 26 2013

Cat Chat Show 9   http://youtu.be/-UXb5B6mja8   Sanctuary News   Bobcat Kitten   New rescue of a 6 week old baby bobcat. See photos. I will be hooking up a webcam today, but it is the kind that can see in near darkness, because she likes to hide, so if you want to watch, I need your email address to send you and invite. Send request to Cat@BigCatRescue.org One Eyed Momma Cat   Cierra the one eyed cat. See photo. She had a big splinter embedded in her eye when she arrived at Animal Services with Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue June 24 2013

Today at Big Cat Rescue June 24 2013   http://youtu.be/4ympAzwPzjU   Enjoy tigers ripping up Summer Camper's enrichment offerings, "play" with bobcats, see leopards leaping and attacking cardboard, hear about a water spout that passed by and more on this Sunday afternoon walkabout at Big Cat Rescue.  Thanks to SkipAHolic Peggy McDermott Sundquist, we have three new computers donated by Ciber, Inc. the International IT Consultant company. Ken Goodrich is their Infrastructure Manager and came with Peggy to deliver the Dell computers.   Happiness Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue June 23 2013

Inside Nature's Giants Big Cats and How They Roar   http://video.pbs.org/video/2194140946 Filmed in part at Big Cat Rescue for PBS. Black or Melanistic Serval. Black Serval vs White Serval Black Serval & White Serval vs Normal Golden Serval Today at Big Cat Rescue June 23 2013 Thanks to SkipAHolic Peggy McDermott Sundquist, we have three new computers donated by Ciber, Inc. the International IT Consultant company. Ken Goodrich is their Infrastructure Manager and came with Peggy to deliver the Dell Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue June 19 2013

  Say NO to Farm Bill In a disappointing late-night move, the House leadership refused to allow debate on any animal welfare amendments when the Farm Bill goes to the full House. Bipartisan amendments on horse slaughter, horse soring, and protecting egg-laying hens were left out of consideration, while the dangerous, overreaching "King Amendment" remains in the Farm Bill. The King Amendment seeks to repeal state laws regarding agriculture production and could nullify measures on farm animal confinement, horse slaughter, puppy mills, shark Read More

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Cat Chat Show Notes June 19 2013

Cat Chat Show 8   http://youtu.be/fqNQtQm83O0   Zabu the white tiger and her ball. People Magazine featured it on their online version last week!   http://youtu.be/j7CEgLSo0Co     Joseph lion eating ice cream.  This is a rare and small treat for him and not a big part of his diet.   http://youtu.be/mV1CVTPVAJg     Cool Cat News   We have a complete virtual tour of the sanctuary available now in the Apple App Store. Look for Big Cat Rescue and choose the lion Read More

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Animal Husbandry

BIG CAT RESCUE’S BASIC HUSBANDRY INTRODUCTION   Much of the Keeper's time is spent in basic husbandry routines such as cleaning and feeding. Unless efficient procedures are mastered the Keeper can waste much time in unnecessary movement and labour, especially where large areas must be covered. Proper routines are efficient, effective and flexible; they have been developed over a period of time into the best way to cope with a particular job. Routines are always subjected to change as they deal with living, changing animals; routines Read More

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SARMOTI

SARMOTI Male Siberian/Bengal Tiger DOB 1/1/93 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 9/9/2000 Died 6/18/13   Sarmoti is an acronym for Siegfried And Roy, Masters Of The Impossible.  Despite the great name for a working cat, he was retired earlier than all of his buddies because he doesn't do tricks.   He came here at the same time as Bengali, his brother.  While Bengali is very social, playful, and loves to play pranks on all the keepers, Sarmoti is the more serious of the two.  Sarmoti has developed quite an interest in Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue June 16 2013 Fathers Day

Happy Father's Day   Find last minute Father's Day cards, games, and gifts here: http://bigcatfun.com/fathers-day.html http://youtu.be/4auTyqQr2X8   http://youtu.be/lrSdDLcad6U   http://youtu.be/ZIXgeuTX05E Looking over our census of 105 cats, 50% came from outside FL, including: Canada, AZ, CA, CT, ID, IL, IN, KS, MN, MO, NE, NH, HY, OH, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA AND WI   Today at Big Cat Rescue June 16 2013 Fathers Day Read More

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Cat Chat Show Notes June 12 2013

http://youtu.be/HTdYWQumT_E Cat Chat 6 http://youtu.be/Fhg9IJ_Zfb0 Cat Chat 5 http://youtu.be/gewQ7Sx2yuI Cat Chat 4 http://youtu.be/gX74F9NKgqU Cat Chat 2   Cat Chat 1 has been lost There is always so much to talk about. This newsletter will be launched tomorrow, so I was thinking we could talk about the stuff in it and tell people that if they want the full stories and photos and videos they need to sign up for our Animal Lover's Dream Vacation and that subscribes them to the newsletter.  A slide for that Read More
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