Howdy! It’s Aly. I just wanted to take the time to thank you for having me as an intern this summer at Big Cat. I learned so incredibly much and the experience really meant a lot to me. I loved every second that I spent working for the cats. Thank you for teaching me all […]
Outreach Intern The Outreach Intern [OI] (formerly known as the Legislation & Advocacy Intern [LAI]) works under the direction of the Director of Outreach, the Founder, and the Operations Manager. As with all other intern paths, the OI must complete approximately 600 hours of service during the 12-week internship. This is equivalent to working approximately 50 […]
Now at Big Cat Rescue Mar 11 2015 Cybil Serval Update 2015 Cybil has some moderate liver enzyme elevations for which she will start a new supplement as well as worsening kidney disease which is pretty significant. She will be monitored closely now that she is back in her enclosure.
Mickey Surgery Update Mickey was taken to Dr. Hay last Friday for surgery on his right knee. His left knee was repaired in September of last year. During his exam we took x-rays of his previously repaired knee. Unfortunately it did not heal very well. The upper and lower leg bones are misaligned at the […]
Sometimes Sanctuary Work is a Shell Game Well, sort of… 12 yards of seashells, two hours of shoveling and raking and a lot of sore muscles the next day, create a beautiful place for our tour guests to wait for their tour to be called. Alex Tiger goes on vacation in the 2.5 acre Vacation […]
Big Cat Rescue Hands On Training Mission Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, FL is the world’s largest sanctuary in the world for abused, abandoned and orphaned wild cats (lions, tigers, cougars, bobcats etc.) accredited by the Global Federation of Sanctuaries (GFAS). The mission of the sanctuary is to provide the best home we […]
http://youtu.be/d-ndYndJqhY 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.
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 […]
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 […]