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Animal House, in Moulton, AL, was a backyard zoo that operated with a USDA license up until 2006 when it was revoked.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 hands of the mess, Read More
BBC Documentary on the American Tiger
Mickey the Cougar Goes Back Outside After Surgery
This den isn't very pretty, but it give him shelter and is easy for him to access while his knees heal.
Cougar VS Armadillo
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
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
Rescue of Narla the Cougar:
This is a letter from someone who knew the Loppi's. This person below, wanted us to know that Rob was well intended and I post it here as an example of how even the best intentions usually end up bad for the exotic animal.
According to a number of emails I got after the fact, Rob's wife was looking to euthanize the cat, but Rob's friends, family and the media were on her case and she couldn't do it without Read More