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mickey

Mickey Cougar Male Cougar Born 6/25/2003 Rescued 8/18/2014   http://youtu.be/gsh2DQx-krM   http://youtu.be/0bndB9_8wBQ Mickey Cougar's story is so long and heartbreaking that it will be hard to tell in just a few minutes.  (Watch his rescue video to find out the whole story.) Animal House, in Moulton, AL, was a backyard zoo that operated with a USDA license up until 2006 when it was revoked.  At the time Alabama had no laws to regulate the private possession of wild animals, so once USDA washed their Read More

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Cody

  CODY Male Cougar DOB 1/1/96 Rescued 1/21/00 Cody and Missouri were rescued as a result of a divorce, in which they became the unwanted and abandoned dependents. They arrived here on January 21, 2000 and were filmed for Jack Hanna’s Wild Adventures which aired on May 6, 2000. Cody is very handsome. He and his mate Missouri, who has since passed on, are the only two Cougars at Big Cat Rescue that have solid black noses.   Cody is quite shy around people and will often retire to his cave den when visitors approach, Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Aug 3 2014

#GoodPetsBadPets   http://youtu.be/uh0m1CflFxM Cougar VS Armadillo   http://youtu.be/dinl20hE_gQ The cougar "cubs", Ares, Artemis and Orion get an armadillo and Gale has to save him.  Jamie & Vern plan some big cat cages and moves.  Tommie Girl is up on her new platform made by Jen & Darren Holley.  The kittens escape!  Nakita Lion gets enrichment made by summer campers.  Joseph Lion gets a watermelon.  Nikita Tiger goes on "vacation."  A rare conversation with the family matriarch, Barbara.  Jamie & Carole Read More

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Reise

http://youtu.be/92ao7chHllY Her name is pronounced RYE-zuh and is German for Journey and it certainly is appropriate for a cougar who was born into the pet trade in 1995 in Texas, was shipped to New York and then traveled to a rescue center in South Florida before taking the last road trip, at the age of 18, to her forever home at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa. This folder of images will be updated as they come in from the Big Cat Rescue team. From a former volunteer: Hello! Here is some basic information about Reise the cougar and Read More