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Simba

Simba Male Leopard DOB 6/6/94 Rescued 8/4/94 Simba is a male Asian spotted leopard born on 6/6/94. He came to Big Cat Rescue on 8/4/94 with his sister, Nyla, as a bottle fed baby. Simba had the misfortune of being born the wrong sex.  Backyard breeders always want more females than males.  Since his sister Nyla was cross eyed, he was not a good candidate for breeding and was unwanted. Seeing what a beautiful leopard he has grown up to be, we are fortunate that we were able to take him in to save him from a long life of breeding. Simba Read More

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Leopard Facts

Leopard   Common Name: Leopard Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Pantherinae Panthera Species: pardus (asian) Sub-species: (Not all listed, these are the most common)   Javan leopard - P.p. melas Amur leopard - P.p. orientalis Indian leopard - P.p. fusca North Chinese leopard - P.p. japonensis Somali leopard - P.p. nanopardus Zanzibar leopard - P.p. adersi Sinai leopard - P.p. jarvisi Sri Lankan leopard - P.p. kotiya Barbary leopard Read More

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Sundari

Sundari Female Leopard DOB 11/15/96 This leopard demonstrates, better than most, the fact that you may be able to take the animal out of the wild but you will never take the wild out of the animal.  Sundari will watch very closely as groups of people walk through the sanctuary.  She immediately sizes up “the herd” from a distance and determines who is the weakest, the youngest or the most infirm.  That is the person who gets her utmost attention.  She’s even been seen climbing to the top of her enclosure just to get a closer Read More

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Shell Game

Sometimes Sanctuary Work is a Shell Game Well, sort of... http://youtu.be/i4qe_nv95Zg 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 Rotation enclosure Alex Tiger goes on vacation in the 2.5 acre Vacation Rotation enclosure Alex Tiger goes on vacation in the 2.5 acre Vacation Rotation enclosure Alex Tiger goes on vacation Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Feb 16 2015

Video of a month at Big Cat Rescue http://youtu.be/JfGrCrUQSns   After being gone for a few weeks while Howard Baskin had open heart surgery, I was visiting the cats and helping with their K-Laser treatments. The cats love blood, tuna and liver cicles. Jamie removed Jumanji's stitches. Dr. Jim Sanderson visited and saw some Operant Conditioning w/ small cats. Vern, Barbara and Chuck worked on cages and grounds. Read More