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Cub Handling Exposed by HSUS

Cub Handling Exposed by HSUS http://youtu.be/kIV79gIZMeE   Get the whole story here:  http://blog.humanesociety.org/wayne/2015/01/roadside-zoos-investigation.html   America Has a Tiger Problem It is so encouraging to see huge organizations take up the banner to protect big cats AND their cubs.  Check out this excellent article by Smithsonian: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/america-has-tiger-problem-and-no-ones-sure-how-solve-it-180953974/?no-ist Read More

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On The Trail of Big Cats by NatGeo

If you attended National Geographic's presentation by Steve Winter called On the Trail of Big Cats last night at the Straz you know just how awesome it was. Steve and his wife, Sharon Guynup, had planned to visit Big Cat Rescue while they were here performing at the Straz Center, but Sharon was called away on a story she is doing and they wanted to come together, so they are hoping to do so later in the year. They will be doing some work on the Florida Panther. Some of you in the audience asked about what is being done about the captive crises Read More

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Amanda the Tiger

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 chuffs Read More

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Now at Big Cat Rescue Jan 3 2015

Texas Tigers go on "vacation" in the 2.5 acre Vacation Rotation enclosure at Big Cat Rescue   Arthur Tiger checks out the new addition of a culvert to play in on his tour of the Vacation Rotation enclosure   Kali Tiger bites into a pumpkin during enrichment time at Big Cat Rescue Kali Tiger is focused on fun during enrichment time at Big Cat Rescue   Kali Tiger carving her own Jack-O-Lantern during enrichment time at Big Cat Rescue   Kali Tiger wants to make it just Purr-fect during Read More

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Nikita

    NIKITA Male Siberian Tiger DOB 8/20/95 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 life of Read More