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Enrichment

Big Cat Enrichment at Big Cat Rescue Watch another video of our enrichment HERE.     Enrichment Adds Quality to Life Bobcat Enrichment (photos are from pumpkin enrichment) At Big Cat Rescue, the volunteers formed a committee to focus on the development of appropriate enrichment for the animals in our care. When using different enrichment techniques, the animals can be stimulated to investigate and explore their surroundings. This can be accomplished by presenting novel food items (or presenting food in different ways), Read More

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AdvoCat 2013 08

Vacation Rotation Enclosure Grand Opening We are so pleased to announce that the Vacation Rotation Enclosure has been completed and Big Cat Rescues celebrated the grand opening of the new space with dozens of volunteers, donors, and the media.  Everyone gathered early in the morning on July 30th to watch as Bengali the tiger was the first to explore the 2.5 acre enclosure. After 11 longs months of hard work and $200,000 in cost the super sized enclosure inspired awe in the 18 year old tiger.  Bengali made his way through a long tunnel Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue June 24 2013

Today at Big Cat Rescue June 24 2013   http://youtu.be/4ympAzwPzjU   Enjoy tigers ripping up Summer Camper's enrichment offerings, "play" with bobcats, see leopards leaping and attacking cardboard, hear about a water spout that passed by and more on this Sunday afternoon walkabout at Big Cat Rescue.  Thanks to SkipAHolic Peggy McDermott Sundquist, we have three new computers donated by Ciber, Inc. the International IT Consultant company. Ken Goodrich is their Infrastructure Manager and came with Peggy to deliver the Dell computers.   Happiness Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue June 21 2013 Ocelot Enrichment

Tiger Mauls Caregiver   June 21, 2013 Anderson, IN: A 21 year old female employee named Marissa Dub was attacked by tiger at Joe Taft's Exotic Feline Rescue Center. For cleaning purposes, the tiger was moved into a holding area. Officials report that the door to the holding area did not get shut all the way, allowing the tiger to bite and latch onto her head. Co workers distracted the tiger with food and retrieved Dub who was airlifted in critical condition to Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis.   Helping Wild Cats All Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue May 8 2013

Thurston Bobcat Hybrid Gets First Spice Bag   http://youtu.be/8pEKpwPzoPM Thurston, AKA, Mr Howell, the bobcat hybrid that we just rescued from KS is enjoying his first spice bag. Video by Willow. at Big Cat Rescue  Tampa FL. The Plan's Approved. Now What? ACT Needs Your Help to Make the County's Life-Saving Plan a Reality ACT, The Humane Society and countless other organizations have been trying for years to persuade Hillsborough County Animal Services to reduce the euthanasia rate and develop Read More
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