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Amanda the Tiger

Amanda Female Tiger Born 1/1/96 Rescued 9/28/11   Amanda is the most timid of the three tigers who live together. She is very shy and years after her rescue will still slink away to hide when people approach her enclosure.Although at times she has the opposite reaction and will charge the side of the enclosure and roar. It is unclear if she is doing this to be aggressive or to get a rise out of her keepers for her own entertainment. The reason it is unclear is if when she charges and roars and the keeper stands still and Read More

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Bengali

Bengali Male Siberian/Bengal Tiger DOB 6/1/95 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 12/5/2000   A circus commissioned Big Cat Rescue to build him, as well as several other big cats, a 2,000 square foot enclosure with a den, pool, and lots of space to lay out by the lake and soak up the Florida sunshine. They could have sold him into the pet trade or worse, but instead they sent Bengali here. Bengali used to ride on a horse drawn chariot in the circus. When he arrived we were told that he was very dangerous because he was so confrontational. 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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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