Enrichment for Lions, Tigers, Leopards and Cougars
Enrichment is very important, and also very expensive, for captive big cats. These "indestructible" big balls are $200 a piece. They're intended for soccer-style play, to encourage healthful exercise as an alternative to destructive chewing, pacing, and other undesirable behaviors. The balls have rigid sidewalls which are resistant, but not impervious, to chewing and scratching.
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Video Recap of 2008 at Big Cat Rescue
A review of what Big Cat Rescue has accomplished in 2008. Joseph's Pride Rescue and Bobcat Rehabilitation. For more see our 2007 Big Cat Rescue Annual Report
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Bobcat Hematoma Surgery 2008
When a swelling was noticed on the ear of one of our bobcats, we decided to sedate Windstar in order to drain the fluid from his ear. We then stitched the incisions open so no further problems would occur.
Windstar had been relocated to another enclosure the previous week, so we could renovate his.
So when he woke up we transferred him back into his new and improved living space for him to enjoy!
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Wildlife trade in Indonesia 2008
The wildlife trade in Indonesia and what the U.S. is doing to try and stop it.
Sumatran tiger faces extinction due to wildlife trade
The critically endangered Sumatran Tiger faces extinction due to the tiger parts trade in Indonesia, reports a new report from TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network run by IUCN and WWF.
The watchdog reports that 23 tigers were killed to supply parts seen in retail outlets surveyed during 2006 in 28 cities and towns across Sumatra, an island in Indonesia.
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