Max the Bobcat Male DOB 9/1/10 Rescued 5/31/11 Max the bobcat kitten was at the center of a months-long legal battle that touched off after a Rhode Island vet seized him from someone who bought him from a backyard breeder… It is illegal to have bobcats as pets in Rhode Island. The cat’s owner […]
Now at Big Cat Rescue Mar 11 2015 Cybil Serval Update 2015 Cybil has some moderate liver enzyme elevations for which she will start a new supplement as well as worsening kidney disease which is pretty significant. She will be monitored closely now that she is back in her enclosure.
Mickey Surgery Update Mickey was taken to Dr. Hay last Friday for surgery on his right knee. His left knee was repaired in September of last year. During his exam we took x-rays of his previously repaired knee. Unfortunately it did not heal very well. The upper and lower leg bones are misaligned at the […]
Big Cat Rescue Hands On Training Mission Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, FL is the world’s largest sanctuary in the world for abused, abandoned and orphaned wild cats (lions, tigers, cougars, bobcats etc.) accredited by the Global Federation of Sanctuaries (GFAS). The mission of the sanctuary is to provide the best home we […]
http://youtu.be/d-ndYndJqhY BBC Documentary on the American Tiger Mickey the Cougar Goes Back Outside After Surgery This den isn’t very pretty, but it give him shelter and is easy for him to access while his knees heal.
What’s It Like to Work at Big Cat Rescue? Most animal organizations our size have 30 paid staff, but we are able to maintain excellent care with about a third of that in paid staff because none of our paid staff are paid to work with animals. There are so many people who love […]
Moving Tigers Leopards and Combing Bobcats Jade the leopard grooms herself. A first peek at an new serval rescue named Sheena. Nik the tiger is moved next door to Joseph the lion. Sundari the leopard is moved in the rain. Raindance and Anasazie the bobcats like the bear claw back scratcher, but Gilligan […]
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 http://www.kcet.org/news/redefine/rewild/mammals/losing-big-carnivores-may-be-as-big-a-threat-as-climate-change.html 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 […]
Meet the Interns & Volunteers of Big Cat Rescue Today Carole Baskin will pop in on the Interns and Volunteers at lunch time to talk with them about their experiences here including the recent Halloween Party, and the release of Khaleesi the bobcat. Get the audio version here or subscribe to the podcast […]