Alexa and Big Cat Rescue

Our 3.0 version of the Alexa app has been released to the wild today!

If you have an Alexa Echo Dot, Spot or Show, you can now find Big Cat when you search for skills on your app.  Enable the skill and then just say, “Alexa, open big cat” and she will ask you if you want to hear about cubs, or if you want to hear the latest news, or if you want to hear a rescue story.

We also have a Daily Flash Briefing where you get a one-minute Keeper Report.

To get this in your daily news briefing just open the Alexa app and then

  • Click Settings
  • Scroll down to and click Flash Briefing
  • Click:  Get more Flash Briefing content
  • then search: Big Cat Briefing
  • Add that to your briefing and you will get a quick report from me (Carole) every day that catches you up on the news.

Do you travel?

If you are like me, you often forget something you really needed on a trip.  I created a free app for Alexa called Travel Checklist.  Just go to Alexa and say, “Open Travel Checklist” to have us walk you through what you are packing to make sure you don’t forget anything.

Sample Flash News Briefing

Here is a sample of a Daily Flash Briefing.

Alexa Flash Briefing 8-15-2018

If you want to check out previous Daily Flash Briefing you can go to

Make a Donation using Alexa

You can also make a donation to Big Cat Rescue directly through your Alexa enabled device.  You can even donate as little as $5 through you Alexa device.  Simply say, “Alexa, make a donation to Big Cat Rescue.”  The Alexa will walk you through that quick easy process.

Just say, "Alex, make a donation to Big Cat Rescue."
Just say, “Alex, make a donation to Big Cat Rescue.”

Future Possibilities with Alexa


Do you have an Alexa Device?

If yes, which one(s)?

  • Echo
  • Echo Plus
  • Dot, Dot 2
  • Echo Show (Has a video screen)
  • Echo Spot (Has a video screen)

Do you think you will use your Alexa device to get Big Cat Rescue’s Flash Briefings?

Would you be interested if in the future, Big Cat Rescue were to invest the time and effort into making some Alexa Skills such as the big cats’ stories, explanation of big cat issues, fun quizzes, or trivia games?

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