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Cameron

Cameron the Lion DOB 10/1/00 Rescued 5/3/04   Cameron the lion and Zabu the white tiger are Big Cat Rescue’s odd couple. They were both born at a run down roadside zoo in 2000 and were rescued in 2004. At the New Hampshire zoo, Cameron had been raised with Zabu, the white tigress, with the hopes of cross breeding them and selling the resulting liger cubs. People often hybridize lions and tigers because they are either trying to create a novelty that people will pay to come see or trying to avoid the law. Until recently, Read More

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Lion Facts

Lion - Panthera leo This "King of Beasts" once roamed over most parts of the world including Africa, North America and Eurasia. Today, however, they are restricted to the savanna, open expanses, and grassy plains of Africa, and to a small area of western India. There are about 15,000 lions in the wild today. Just ten years ago that number was closer to 50,000.  The shrinking numbers are due to hunting and overpopulation of humans. One hundred and fifty years ago, there lived a subspecies of lion, Panthera leo persica, which was found Read More

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Cat Chat 69

Meet Olga Bellon on Cat Chat Show 69 http://youtu.be/8EhvAIHIRQQ Olga Bellon gets a crash course in big cat care at Big Cat Rescue to implement in the new big cat facility being built in Spain as part of AAP.  Download the  Lower Res Podcast File here. More about Big Cat Rescue's work with AAP Primadomus Big Cat Rescue was recruited to offer our expertise and guidance in the development of a rescue center in Spain that will be broadening their focus from primates to now include big cats.  AAP Primadomus is located on more than 400 acres Read More

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Joseph

Lion DOB 8/19/98 Rescued 10/21/07   Joseph the lion was rescued along with several other lions and tigers who had been bred to be used as photo and ego props.   Sponsor Joseph http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-1001/Lion-Sponsorship/Detail   What do you do when a lion needs a vet?   http://youtu.be/OgcdfIN47Qc     http://youtu.be/aEkCSBdmegg   Call in a team of experts for a lion size house call.   Keepers reported that Joseph the lion wasn't eating Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Aug 3 2014

#GoodPetsBadPets   http://youtu.be/uh0m1CflFxM Cougar VS Armadillo   http://youtu.be/dinl20hE_gQ 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