In this Keeper Walkabout the first 20 minutes are:
Armani the leopard going from the Cat Hospital back out to be reunited with her sister Jade.
We rescued 5 newborn kittens and Jamie gives them a health check and makes sure they are all nursing well before handing off to the interns to raise.
Jamie and Jo take the afternoon shift feeding kittens because Jamie wants to see if syringes will work better than bottles.
Gale builds a rolling metal cabinet.
Cleo the Serval is doing that weird neck arching Read More
Update: 3/11/14: Thanks to our wonderful SkipAHolics, who keep a constant eye on our hospitalized cats, we were able to detect that Cypress the bobcat was straining to defecate again. She went in to Ehrlich Road Animal Hospital to be examined and it was clear that she is never going to heal properly and be able to pass food; not even the ground diet she's been getting. The only humane option was to euthanize her while she was asleep.
Tributes to her brief, but inspiring life, are here: https://sites.google.com/site/bigcattributes/home/cypress-bobcat
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Coral the foster kitten is adopted from the Big Cat Rescue foster program by one of our interns today.
Losing Big Carnivores May Be as Big a Threat as Climate Change
Link to the study: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/343/6167/1241484
Lion Cat Kills and Tries to Eat Elephant and Giraffe
Ginger the Serval Gets X-Rays
Sasha Was Gone and Wasn't Coming Back
Sasha the lioness who would be 20 this year has long had a mass on her face, but it was small and innocuous. Recently it had ruptured and there were reports that she wasn't eating as well as expected so we decided to sedate her, remove the mass and check on an oral mass that had been seen back in 2008, when Sasha had been sedated to remove a collar that was embedded in her skin. Sasha's previous owner had used her for photo ops and would stake her down tightly to the ground, with a short Read More