What's It Like to Work at Big Cat Rescue?
Most animal organizations our size have 30 paid staff, but we are able to maintain excellent care with about a third of that in paid staff because none of our paid staff are paid to work with animals. There are so many people who love big cats that they will do all of the cleaning, feeding, enrichment, operant conditioning and vet care for free. Our paid staff do the things animal lovers don't enjoy like managing the gift shop, managing the data base, paying attention to donors, writing newsletters Read More
Moving Tigers Leopards and Combing Bobcats
Jade the leopard grooms herself. A first peek at an new serval rescue named Sheena. Nik the tiger is moved next door to Joseph the lion. Sundari the leopard is moved in the rain. Raindance and Anasazie the bobcats like the bear claw back scratcher, but Gilligan the Canada Lynx does not. Lovey and Thurston the bobcats wake from a nap at the sound of approaching food carts. Levi the bobcat is still looking good. Narla Cougar takes a bath. Sabre the black Read More
Intern Karma Hurworth joins Carole Baskin on this episode of Cat Chat to talk about what inspired a 52 year old woman to give up everything, drive from Oregon to Florida, and commit to the grueling schedule of being an intern at the sanctuary.
Karma will be looking for employment as a vet tech in 2014 in the Tampa area and is a mature, hard worker with lots of experience. She can be contacted via email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or cell number is 541-408-3010
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Coral the foster kitten is adopted from the Big Cat Rescue foster program by one of our interns today.
Losing Big Carnivores May Be as Big a Threat as Climate Change
Link to the study: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/343/6167/1241484
Lion Cat Kills and Tries to Eat Elephant and Giraffe
Ginger the Serval Gets X-Rays
When a raccoon began acting crazy and lunging at three cougars who were housed together, we feared that he was rabid. We sedated him for Animal Control, but there was a bit of a surprise ending to this story. Update: Tests confirmed the raccoon was rabid.
After Darting We Needed to Use Up the C02
Later that Night, Interns got to watch Morgan the domestic kitten Read More