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Canyon

  CANYON Male Sand Cat DOB 7/27/00 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue  10/23/00 DOD 12/5/14 It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that our beloved sandcat Canyon has died. On December 5th, volunteers reported that he seemed to be having a seizure. Jamie and Carole were immediately called to the scene where staff members were already gathering nets and blankets. Jamie saw that Canyon was on his side, and didn't appear to be breathing so she ran into his enclosure and began giving him chest compressions. When Carole went Read More

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Alex

Male Tiger DOB 1/1/96 Arrived 12/19/08 Alex is an energetic and playful tiger who greets everyone with a hearty chuff. He loves lounging in his swimming pool and gets really excited about enrichment. Enrichment includes special food treats like turkeys or bones that they do not get every day, paper mache animals with treats inside, interesting scents from perfumes and spices. Providing these types of enrichment to the cats makes their lives in captivity more tolerable. In the wild a tiger like Alex would roam several miles a day, so being Read More

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Bengali

Male Siberian/Bengal Tiger DOB 6/1/95 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 12/5/2000   A circus commissioned Big Cat Rescue to build him, as well as several other big cats, a 2,000 square foot enclosure with a den, pool, and lots of space to lay out by the lake and soak up the Florida sunshine. They could have sold him into the pet trade or worse, but instead they sent Bengali here. Bengali used to ride on a horse drawn chariot in the circus. When he arrived we were told that he was very dangerous because he was so confrontational. Read More

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Conservation Travel

http://youtu.be/seoRAp3smXo   Description: In most places around the world, the value of living wildlife can't seem to match the value of it dead, but tourism can change that. World Wildlife Fund leaders take the stage at the Adventure Travel World Summit in Ireland to show how adventure travel can make positive economic waves throughout a community and make wildlife worth more alive than dead. Features Jeffrey Parrish (WWF), Julian Matthews (TOFTigers Wildlife Association), Praveen Moman (Volcanoes Safaris).   Chris Slappendel Read More

Posted in Animal Abuse, Big Cat Attacks, Lions, News @ BCR, Videos | 0 comments

Canned Hunt 60 Minutes

It is a shame that 60 minutes diluted the impact of their show by having Richardson behave irresponsibly around lions, but it is about time main stream media exposed the fact that cub petting almost always ends badly for the cubs.  For someone to roll around with lions and then tell others that if they do it the cubs will end up being killed for their parts, is hypocritical and sets a bad example, but at least the people who don't know any better might be drawn in by this bad behavior and actually learn something in the end about what really Read More

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Happy Thanksgiving 2014

http://youtu.be/oEm2RUFJf-k Video from the past 3 weeks at Big Cat Rescue. All filmed in iPhone 6+.  Stay till the end to see an update on Mickey Cougar when he gets hay and a pumpkin.  Kittens to foster, Reno Leopard chews up a palm tree, gets a pumpkin and some hay, Jade and Armani Leopards, the Holleys build a platform, Kali Tiger gets really scary at Zeus Tiger's place as she heads back from vacation, Cameron and Zabu get pumpkins, Andre Tiger rolls around in slo mo, Jamie cares for rehab bobcat in the rain, Bengal Tiger, Volunteers give Read More

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Kittens

Kittens   http://youtu.be/uv89J6f57EI   Live Kitten Cams These web cams are usually on domestic cat kittens that we are fostering for adoption, but are sometimes on the exotic cats in our on site Cat Hospital so that we can monitor their progress when they are recovering.  We do not breed exotic cats.  Find out why no legitimate sanctuary breeds animals.   Want to link to this page with a cute kitten button?  Use the one below and link to http://bigcatrescue.org/kittens/   Read More

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Ares

Male Cougar DOB 10/1/05   Ares is the laid back mellow sibling. He likes to hang back and relax while his brother and sister wreak havoc. Ares has the loudest purr of the three cubs. His purring is so intense, his whole body shakes when he purrs! Ares also likes to play with the palmetto stumps in his enclosure and will often rip them out of the ground so he can shred them and bat them around his Cat.a.tat. A mother mountain lion had been shot by a hunter leaving her three newborn kittens orphans. A rehabber had been given temporary Read More

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Thurston

Thurston AKA Mr. Howell Male bobcat Appx. 1/1/2008 Rescued 5/5/13   Mr. Howell is approximately five years old and was Lovey's mate. He is declawed on all four paws and his left ear is folded over most likely the result of a past injury. The two of them shared a cramped cage about 5'x13'. Their only shelter was a small plastic dog house that they managed to cram themselves into to escape the cold weather. The also had a tiny child's play table to perch on. Mr. Howell was not neutered and it is most likely that Lovey has Read More