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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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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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Tiger vs Elephant

Who is smarter; a tiger or an elephant? Ron Kagan, director of the Detroit Zoo, in a recent CNN Morgan Spurlock piece, that did a good job of raising the question as to whether zoos should exist, said when people come to a zoo they should expect to see animals "thriving."  Good term.  Some years back Kagan made a very forward thinking and controversial decision.  He decided zoos simply cannot provide a thriving humane home for elephants.  They need to roam large areas and graze to be happy.  He sent their two elephants to PAWS sanctuary in 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

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Nikita

    NIKITA Male Siberian Tiger DOB 8/20/95 - DOD 1/22/15 Rescued 10/21/07   Nakita is a large tiger weighing in at nearly 600 pounds at his prime. He had been raised with Simba, Joseph, and Sasha and the four shared an enclosure prior to coming to Big Cat Rescue. When the group initially arrived they remained together, but over time the tigers and lions became less tolerant of each other. Joseph and Sasha were given their own spacious enclosure as well as Nakita and Simba. The two pairs lived a glorious Read More