Died 10/22/15 at the old, old age of 24
She is the perfect example of why it never works out to make a pet of a wild cat. In her case there was a husband and wife who had lots of money, larger than usual cages and who fed their cats a decent diet.
But all in the same month the wife became pregnant and the husband discovered that he was terminally ill. With two tigers and eight cougars as pets, where were they going to find forever homes for their animals? We were able to take one tiger and all 8 cougars, but big rescues like that are very expensive and include taking on a lifetime commitment to the cats. They did find another home for their male tiger, but good sanctuaries are all full and over flowing, so it is very rare that big cats can be rescued by places that don’t implode shortly thereafter.
Tobi is a very small and secretive cat, and is also very agile and active. She loves to hide in the palmetto of her cat-a-tat until a person has just passed and then rushes out to surprise them from behind. Tobi lives in an enclosure next to Hal, who is always vying for her attention.
You can read tributes to Tobi Cougar here: https://sites.google.com/site/bigcattributes/home/tobi