Working at Big Cat Rescue 2009
Jobs working with animals involve doing a variety of different things especially at Big Cat Rescue! We clean, feed, give tours, make enrichment, do admin work and of course do some landscaping on the property! We have over 140 big cats, which is alot of enclosures to maintain year round, watch as Big Cat Rescue staff and volunteers remove trees from two bobcat enclosures, one which fell over night and one which gets pulled down to prevent problems in the future. All the enclosures at Read More
BOBCAT HIT BY CAR! - Big Cat TV
When Big Cat Rescue received a call that a bobcat had been struck by a car and needed our help, Scott Lope and volunteer veterinarian Dr.Wynn were on the scene!
Watch as the female bobcat is sedated, assessed for injuries and weighed before being taken for an x-ray by Dr.Wynn.
Because of the human development in Florida bobcats are being forced out of their natural habitat more and more, this then results in bobcats being struck by cars and other interactions with people.
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Big Cat Rescue wins the People's Choice Award 2009
Big Cat Rescue wins the People's Choice Award for the 3rd year in a row! The People's Choice Award was likened to the American Idol of the Non Profit World by host Jack Harris at the WEDU event on Jan. 15, 2009. This was an online voting contest that resulted in more than 50,000 votes cast for 90 non profits in a 16 county viewing area. Thanks to all of our wonderful supporters, Big Cat Rescue was voted the People's Choice in 2006, 2007 and 2008!
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Big Cat Rescue Fur Ball 1999-2009
Story link: MyFoxTAMPABAY.com
The 2009 Fur Ball is less than a week away and Jamie and I were reminiscing on the Fur Ball days of old...
The very first big event that we had was a cookout at the sanctuary in 1999 and we called it the Safari Benefit. In those days children under the age of 10 were not allowed to visit the sanctuary. Our Education Department had not yet been launched so once a year we began something we called Family Day. At this writing I don't know how far back that practice went, Read More
Growing Up Bobcat a Rehab Story
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Snow Leopard Species Spotlight 2007-2009
The snow leopard is one of natures most beautiful but very reclusive animals. The Snow Leopard Trust is leading the way to eduate people on this magnificent feline. Big Cat Rescue is proud to be a huge supporter of the trust. Watch and learn how you can help save the snow leopard.
!!!WATCH THIS RARE FOOTAGE OF A SNOW LEOPARD "CHUFFING" HELLO TO BIG CAT KEEPERS!!!
Even though Snow Leopards are classed as a greater cat just like Read More
Big Cat Rescue Public Service Announcements
Big Cat Rescue 30 second PSA, visit bigcatrescue.org or chat with others who love big cats at ChatBigCats.com.
It is upsetting that the fur industry is still going strong after all these years. I am sure we all have seen the shocking animal rights videos showing the horrible scenes of an animal being electrocuted at a fur ranch or a fox caught in a trap in the wild simply for its fur.
At Big Cat Rescue we have several beautiful lynx and Read More
Big Cats Depend on Fur Ball Success
TAMPA - Cougars, bobcats, lions and tigers— more than a hundred are living out their lives at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa.
And one of the newest arrivals is pretty rare, even by big cat standards.
Freckles is a 16-year-old liger, a cross between a lion and a tiger. There's nothing natural about a liger.
Director of Operations, Scott Lope, says they're a hybrid, bred in captivity that would never be found in the wild.
"It does nothing to save the species. So you can talk Read More