Male Siberian/Bengal Tiger
DOB 1989 DOD 1/5/2014
Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 1/1/2002
Flavio arrived at Big Cat Rescue in 2002 after retiring from the circus. He was hailed as the smartest circus tiger ever known. He performed a light and music number flawlessly for years until he decided one day that he didn't like the other tigers and all he wanted to do was fight.
Perhaps he really was the smartest circus tiger because that bought him a ticket to retirement with us.
He was known here Read More
For many cities and towns across our country the circus is a tradition of the holiday season. Revelations about behind the scenes practices of the circus raises serious questions about an event that many Americans regard as a holiday tradition.
For the most part, the circus is a wonderful event. The clowns, acrobats, trapeze artists and other talented performers provide terrific entertainment. There is, however, a dark side to traditional circuses that the industry keeps far from the glare of the bright lights of the big top. The “tricks” Read More
Today at Big Cat Rescue was full of
Foster Kittens and Storm Preparation
Play the Ad for the Hamburger Mary's Event to Benefit Big Cat Rescue on July 1 and then RSVP to 813 241-MARY
Lovey Bobcat gets her stitches out and moves back outside, next to Thurston AKA Mr Howell
The cats are hunker down in their dens to ride out Tropical Storm Andrea
Can you see Tommie Girl the Bobcat in this photo?
Mr E takes to his fort for watching out for Tropical Storm Read More
Big Cat Rescue Intern Up for
Best Park Ranger Job in Australia
We are so excited that our former Intern, Margi Shah, has been shortlisted for Best Park Ranger Job in Australia! Please help her in her quest to be chosen because you know that Big Cat Rescue Volunteers are the best trained in the world. https://www.facebook.com/bestparkrangermargi
More about the contest here: https://bestjobs.australia.com/?fb=false&state=qld
Flavio Tiger Sleeps In
Flavio Tiger Sleeps Read More
Circus tiger escapes during show in Salina
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A circus tiger gets loose behind the scenes during a show in Kansas but is quickly captured by handlers before many spectators knew what was going on.The Salina Journal (http://bit.ly/15xRgWq) reports the big cat escaped backstage during an Isus Shrine Circus show at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Salina Bicentennial Center.
Staff members blocked off all entrances where the public could come into contact with the tiger to minimize risk. That included a public restroom, where Read More