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Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act

Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act http://youtu.be/zcHm73NsaJw H.R. 669: Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act. To prevent the introduction and establishment of nonnative wildlife species that negatively impact the economy, environment, or other animal species' or human health, and for other purposes. This will NOT affect hamsters, guinea pigs, etc. so don't drink the KoolAid the animal dealers are trying to sell you. The bill is to allow the US Fish & Wildlife Svc come up with a list of truly dangerous invasive animals that Read More

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COUGAR + CHEETAH = Big Cat Success!

COUGAR + CHEETAH = Big Cat Success! http://youtu.be/Qpr3jZbapDU The June 17, 2009 hearing of the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission set a record for the number of animal lovers to attend and speak up at their meetings. Carole Baskin as been attending these meetings since 1994 and rarely do more than two or three animal advocates show up but at this meeting we counted more than 40 people who spoke in favor of tougher laws to regulate the trade in exotic animals. We hope this is the beginning of a trend and if so it will shape the future. Read More

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Moments of Happiness at Big Cat Rescue by Julie Hanan

Moments of Happiness at Big Cat Rescue by Julie Hanan

Watch 5 minutes of joy while experiencing some of the special moments we see as we work hard caring for these rescued, captive wildcats at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, FL.  Video by Julie Hanan.

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LION TIGER vs Giraffe?

LION TIGER vs Giraffe? http://youtu.be/7HcYJKMxpcg We recently did a free tour for a group of veterans from our local V.A. hospital. Since a number of our own members are former military it is always a meaningful experience. We decided to make a different form of enrichment to give to Cameron and Zabu our male lion and white tiger that live in the same enclosure! The cardboard giraffe/gazelle was filled with small chunks of red meat to entice the big cats into action! Cameron was first on scene and didn't seem interested so Zabu had the enrichment Read More

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Easter Egg Enrichment for Big Cats 2009

Easter Egg Enrichment for Big Cats 2009

We are always thinking of new ways to keep our cats entertained at the sanctuary, this year we decided to give them easter eggs to see how they’d react!

They had a mixed reaction but overall the cats enjoyed their eggs and we think it was an egg-cellent idea!

Enrichment is very important for captive animals, we make lots of different items for our cats to stimulate natural behaviors and give them something to do.

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Lions and Tigers of Big Cat Rescue in 2009

Lions and Tigers of Big Cat Rescue in 2009

This video introduces the viewer to all of our 18 tigers and 4 lions that currently call Big Cat Rescue home! They all come from a variety of different backgrounds, but are now enjoying life at Big Cat Rescue in the Florida sunshine!

Thanks for watching and we hope you can visit the sanctuary to see these characters in person!

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2008 Pageant Queens

2008 Pageant Queens

Watch Scott Lope give Florida’s 2008 Pageant Queens a tour of Big Cat Rescue.

Thanks to Allison Donato – Miss Florida Jr. Teen United States 2008.
www.afstampa.petfinder.com

Thanks to Jessica Minch – Miss Florida United States 2008.
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Tiger in a Shed, Bobcat in a Box

Tiger in a Shed, Bobcat in a Box http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sojN2VM5AY4 Music only version below A tiger has been kept in a shed, in a small concrete floored cage for more than 3 years. She interrupts her constant pacing, only to stand up and look out the small window at the world who has forgotten about her.  Outside there is a tiny chain link box barely more than two feet wide and maybe eight feet long.  Inside, on a gravel floor, paces a bobcat.  No where to go and nothing to do, the pitiful bobcat paces back and forth, back and Read More

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Florida Panther Week 2009

Florida Panther Week 2009   For some awesome photos and field stories, go to WWW.FLORIDAPANTHER.ORG and sign up to receive their Panther Tales Newsletters. Though the panther historically was found throughout the southeastern United States, today it is restricted to less than 5% of its historic range in 1 breeding population of fewer than 100 animals, located in South Florida. The Florida panther, Florida's state animal, is one of the most endangered mammals on earth. Vehicle strikes and problems associated with being a single, small, Read More

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Tiger Truck Stop Cat Fight

Tiger Truck Stop Cat Fight http://youtu.be/2RtlMxgDlJY Watch Michael Sandlin's employees attack Advocates who came to speak up for Tony the Tiger. FreeTony.com for more info. You can safely speak up and ask that Tony be sent to Big Cat Rescue at CatLaws.com  2009 http://youtu.be/t74NNFTdN-k Help free Tony the tiger from the Tiger Truck Stop in Louisiana. Visit FreeTony.com to find free ways to help him retire to Big Cat Rescue. 12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625 813 920-4130 BigCatRescue.org Addn'l photo credits: Julie Hanan and Jamie Read More