Male Amur Leopard Cat
Only two Amur Leopard Cats were born in this hemisphere between 2000-2001 according to ISIS. Both were born here. These cats have been recommended for phase out by the Felid TAG to make room for “more important cats”. There are only 11 left on this side of the world and three of them are here.
Mr. E and Trick-E. will provide many years of education about the serious plight that their wild cousins face in Siberia. Both Mr. E and Trick-E have been neutered and their father Draikko, who has since passed on, was neutered as well.
Trick E. was named so for the trick he played on the keepers at Big Cat Rescue. When he was born, it was believed he was actually a she and so was named Miss. E. That all changed once he was actually examined and it was discover that “she” was a “he”. This earned him the name Trick E.
Trick E. is very shy around most people, however, when some of his favorite keepers are around, he will joyfully pounce out into the open and converse in his very special language, EARRRRRRRR EARRRRRRR! We do not believe that any cat should be born for life in a cage and have altered all of our male cats or permanently separated males and females so that no other cat will ever again be born for life in a cage here.
We quit breeding cats in 1997. We spent the next 3 years building better Cat-A-Tats for our 150 residents. We neutered and spayed all of the bobcats, cougars and lynx first. We never did breed lions or tigers.
We had a pair of ancient Amur Leopard Cats who had lived together since 1995 in the “Bengal barn”. All of the Bengal Cats have since been altered.
When the Leopard Cats moved into their new 1000 square foot Cat-A-Tat with it’s bushes, trees and underground dens. It must have been very romantic because the old cats surprised us with a his birth, but they have since died of old age, leaving only Mr. E & Trick E behind.