Snow Leopard Study Program Participation 2007
Big Cat Rescue loves to help out and support wild feline conservation. We were recently asked to participate in a project that collected fecals from captive snow leopards, in order to be used to train dogs to identify the smell. These dogs will then be used out in snow leopard habitat to better help the researchers. Helping out the snow leopard is important as lets face it, the leopard doesn’t have the fact that people can ride up to it sleeping on the plains on a jeep Read More
Will We Save the Florida Panther 2007
At Big Cat Rescue we often try to help others understand why the cat populations are going down in places like Asia and Africa. We sometime forget that this is happening in our own backyard. Take a look at the current situation of the Florida Panther. Even though their numbers are slightly higher than reported in the 1980's after decades of over hunting there are more killed on the roads than ever before.
In 2006 we had 11 endangered Read More
Cougar Cubs All Grown Up
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The current situations with cougars (mountain lions etc…) are interesting. You could be a Florida Panther, which are protected and slowly heading towards extinction (as many are hit by vehicles each year due to a huge population growth in Florida), or you could be a western puma and legally hunted in states like Oregon for a $10.00 fee.
The cougars we mostly hear about are those that are people’s former pets. We get calls all the time where people went out and bought Read More
The Tampa, Florida summers are getting hotter and hotter… so, to help our water loving felines “Beat the Heat” we build ponds in their enclosures. Watch as our tigers cool off and have some fun in their personal pools.
Thanks to having some of the best supporters in the world, Big Cat Rescue is able to give excellent care to its 140+ residents.
*Special mention to author Caleb Carr for his generous donation toward the pond reconstruction project.
4 Tigers Rescued from Robert Baudy's Savage Kingdom
When a long time feline breeding compound was closed down, the resident cats there needed a place to call home. Even though there are so many unwanted adult captive tigers in the U.S. some of the facilities that took the animals would use them for breeders (Even though none of them have the genes needed in the Tiger Species Survival Program) or put them right back up for sale onto the exotic animal market.
Big Cat Rescue got the call Read More
TOO MANY TIGERS? (female tiger spayed)
So many times we get asked why we get our endangered animals spayed or neutered?...well, in this video we address that subject. In short- believe it or not, there are more captive tigers than wild tigers and that is something we do not like. The cats we have serve no purpose for the future of their species (not a part of the SSP) other than educating the public. We do tours of our facility and educate the public about captive and wild tigers and we send funds to tiger conservation Read More
TIGERS LIONS LEOPARDS in "Closed on Sundays"
Closed on Sundays is a nice look at Big Cat Rescue on our quietest day.
Get a close up look of the cats like never before.
Educating the public about captive and wild felines is very important and that is why we do tours Mon- Sat. We feel strongly about only being open on tour times, as not only does everyone get a tour guide to educate them about the cats and answer all their questions, but then it allows the cats to have a break between times where guests are walking Read More
TIGER vs Cow (tails)
Our animal enrichment program is always looking for new and safe ways to keep our cats entertained. Senior keeper Barbara came up with an idea of wrapping cow tails up in paper so that the tigers had to work for their treats. Watch as the tigers get cow tails for the first time. This pod cast also includes some tiger facts as well. With around 5,000 of these animal left in the wild, we need to take action right now for their survival. Human over population and illegal trade in their body parts Read More
Tribute to Haley Hilderbrand who was killed by a tiger 2007
This song was written and composed by Dennis Mitchell, a volunteer, with his wife Susan, at Big Cat Rescue as a tribute to Haley Hilderbrand who was killed by a tiger while posing for her yearbook photo at a pseudo sanctuary.
Please help support the work of Big Cat Rescue to end the trade in big cats as pets, props and parts at: http://bigcatrescue.org/donate.htm or by mailing a check to Read More
Stacey Knights performs live for the big cats at Big Cat Rescue 2007
Stacey Knights performs live for the big cats at Big Cat Rescue to
see how they like the flute. Watch Shere Khan, Nikita, Tonga, The Cubs,
Squeaker, Hercules, Bengali, Snorkle, Katmandu & Kanawha, Ty and
Windsong react to the sound of music.
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