Common Name: Geoffroy’s Cat
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)
Genus: Felinae (Oncifelis)
Misc: Geoffroy’s cats are strong swimmers that regularly enter the water, and have been recorded frequently swimming fast flowing rivers 100 feet wide. Geoffroy’s cats were named after the French naturalist Geoffroy St. Hilaire.
F.g. salinarum (once believed to be a separate species)
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Male Siberian Tiger
DOB 8/20/95 - DOD 1/22/15
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
Cougar VS Armadillo
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
Tiger Toys Calling Senators from Walmart Brandy Singalong
Michael and Joey at Octane One donated some Tigerific tubes for the cats, so I pick up the last two, then go get some paint at WalMart, but call my Senators while waiting for the paint tech, to ask them to NOT vote for the ridiculously named Sportsman Act, then kitten check ups, all #ThroughGlass 2014 07 07
Jamie, Gale and Carole at Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls with Jamie and Gale on May 26, 2014. Read More
Operant Conditioning Video
Operant Conditioning: Big Cat Rescue’s Animal Training Program is based on operant conditioning and clicker training techniques. Operant conditioning is a type of learning in which behaviors are altered by the consequences that follow them. The behaviors are not forced, but “caught”, reinforced and therefore trained. We train only natural behaviors, no entertainment types of behaviors.
Clicker Training: Clicker training is a positive-reinforcement training system. It is Read More