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  JUMANJI Male Leopard DOB 2/23/96   Since he is one of the first black leopards you see at the sanctuary, Jumanji is used to quite a bit of attention. Most days, he can be found in the shadiest part of his cat-a-tat lounging on his fern-covered tree log. It is very easy to see how well black leopards camouflage themselves in the jungle since most people walk right by without noticing him there. People magazine certainly noticed Jumanji though.  His photo was featured in an article written about Big Cat Rescue. Jumanji Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 8

Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 8 Who are the protesters out front of Big Cat Rescue? The protesters outside Big Cat Rescue are owners, breeders and dealers of big cats who are increasingly threatened by the success Big Cat Rescue is having in raising national awareness of the plight of exotic cats and the need to ban private ownership of these cats.   Big cats should not be bred for monetary gain, entertainment, or use as pets, props or for their parts. Period. Private ownership and commercial exploitation results in these majestic Read More

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Calif. zoo’s black leopard euthanized

Chaffee Zoo's black leopard dies Posted at 10:33 PM on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009The Fresno BeeKalika, a 19-year-old female black leopard, was euthanized Thursday at Fresno Chaffee Zoo following extensive treatment for renal failure, zoo officials said."One of the saddest aspects of working in a zoo is when these difficult decisions have to be made," zoo Director Scott Barton said. "Kali lived a good, long life, and we're happy our guests were able to appreciate how amazing leopards are through her living here."Kalika was born in the Houston Zoo in Read More

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Black Leopards in Love

Black Leopards in Love Adonnis and Bagheera came to Big Cat Rescue on 5/27/95 from Oklahoma. Adonnis was a pet leopard that had been declawed. His owners then moved and didn't have room for he or Bagheera in their new location. This is just one of so many reasons that leopards don't make good pets. People dont realize that they are making a 20 year commitment - at least when they acquire big cats like this. Some leopards have even lived past 29 in captivity. Adonnis and Bagheera, his roommate, are now able to spend Read More