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Jumanji

  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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Sabre

  Sabre Male Leopard DOB 3/1/92 Rescued 7/20/95 Sabre was 3 years old when he arrived at Big Cat Rescue on 7/20/95. Though he was only supposed to be here temporarily, his former owner moved and left no forwarding address. This could have been another sad ending as most are in the exotic pet world. Luckily, we had taken Sabre in and he will have a home here for life. He is very playful and fun loving and always has a mischievous look on his face. He loves to act very silly, running about his cat-a-tat and jumping on top Read More

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Black Panthers

Black Panther   Since the 1960's it has been considered politically incorrect to call a black cat a black panther.  The big black cats are black leopards or black jaguars and are not referred to as black panthers by anyone who knows anything about big cats.  Some people claim to have seen black cougars, which are sometimes referred to as Florida Panthers (despite the fact that they are not in the Panthera category) and thus extrapolate the term black panther, but Florida Panthers are always tan. Black panther may refer to: Animals Black Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Dec 4

Lion Man's Zion Park Ordered to Pay $60,000 to Mauling Death Victim's Partner The lawyer for the former owner of Zion Wildlife Gardens says the fatal mauling of a zookeeper deeply affected his client. Zion Wildlife Gardens Limited has been ordered to pay $60,000 in reparation to the partner of mauled keeper Dalu Mncube. He was fatally attacked in May 2009 by a tiger while cleaning the enclosure. Evgeny Orlov acts for Patricia Busch and says this brings closure to the case and to the family of Mr Mncube. He says Ms Busch was deeply affected Read More
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