April 15 2017

Big Cat Updates

4/14/2017

With these older picky cats they choose what they want to eat and keepers work hard trying to figure¬†out what they want. ¬†Right now, TJ is on a “turkey pieces’ kick. ¬†Because of that, Afton prepared him a special box of them in the freezer and prepared¬†a box of them in the walk-in cooler to thaw. ¬†LOL, she put Post-It notes on them so everyone knows those are reserved¬†JUST FOR TJ!

Cameron ate really well.

Here at the sanctuary there is a LOT of trees, and I do mean a LOT of trees.  While this means plenty of shade for the cats it also means there is a TON of raking to do.  On a 67 acre sanctuary with this many trees you can only imagine how much raking there is to be done.  Keepers, interns, and volunteers have been raking up a storm and it appears they will be raking all weekend, too.

Note To Viewers:  Keepers want to THANK YOU to EVERYONE who sent them snacks and refreshments!!  They have REALLY been enjoying them, especially after a hot afternoon of raking, raking, RAKING.  You all have made our volunteers feel very appreciated!!!


CatRescue.biz

Carole just added this Tribute to Angie Bobcat.  THANK YOU to those viewers who requested Angie Tribute items.  Click on one of the screenshots to go to the page to see this item.

The proceeds from this gift shop go to help support our legislative efforts to get new laws passed that will end the abuse and exploitation of big cats and their babies.


Facebook Live Video Replays

Walkabout with Kathryn, Carole, and gift shop volunteers PART TWO:  We have some cats who are not on the tour path and the volunteers in the gift shop only see the cats they can see from the tour path.  Pam suggested a special behind the barricade tour for the gift shop volunteers that never get to see those cats.

Walkabout with Kathryn, Carole, and gift shop volunteers PART ONE:  We have some cats who are not on the tour path and the volunteers in the gift shop only see the cats they can see from the tour path.  Pam suggested a special behind the barricade tour for the gift shop volunteers that never get to see those cats.

Vacation Rotation Camera:  Get outdoors and take a play break with the big cats. Watch more at http://explore.org/bigcatrescue

Kitten Cabana Cam:  Rescued kittens play and heal while they wait for their forever homes. Watch more at http://explore.org/bigcatrescue

Kitten Cabana Cam: There’s a bad case of the CRAZIES in the Kitten Cabana right now. Watch more at http://explore.org/bigcatrescue


Facebook Live Contest

When you purr-ticipate in Carole’s Facebook Live contest you need to put your answers in the special form at BigCatRescue.org/win

4/14/2017

Question:  When was Cameron Lion neutered?  Day Month Year

Answer:  11/5/2013

Winner:  No one answered this question correctly.  This is an absolute first.

BigCatTV.com

Here is a recap of Afton’s most recent videos, in case some of you missed any of them.

Tiger Easter Bunnies??

Watch as the tigers and lioness turn into the Easter bunny with our Easter face boards. Also some other big cats joined in on the fun!

Two Bobcats Get Reunited:

After Sioux and Lakota arrived at Big Cat Rescue, they were taken in for a medical exam. See how it went, and then they get reunited for the first time since their rescue.

Wyeth Bobcat Runs Free:

Watch as we set free another one of our rehab bobcats. Wyeth was released back to the wild where she belongs after being brought in after being hit by a car. Thank you to Deputy Wyeth for rescuing this bobcat and bringing her to Big Cat Rescue!


 Foster Kitten Program

This weekend is the last chance to turn in your kitten photos for the upcoming Viewer Kitten Pix Contest!!

Domestic kitten fostering photos

Go to http://explore.org/live-cams/player/big-cat-rescue-kitten-cabana and take snapshots of the kittens and email your best ones to lawanna.mitchell@bigcatrescue.org


Keeper Corner

Jamie:  Lots of work done on the rehab enclosures this week. Shade cloth added and roofing reinforced thanks to Victor Alonso and Bonnie Farago.

Nova glaring at us as we work nearby.

Bonnie reinforcing the roof.

Working on the new bobcat rehab cages

Victor installing shade cloth.

Working on the new bobcat rehab cages

Job well done!

Working on the new bobcat rehab cages


  Viewer Videos From Explore.org/bigcatrescue

Momma Becky and Chelsea, the kitten whisperer, visiting the kittens

Joseph lion hunting vultures?

Time to eat

Here is a list of YouTube channels that feature videos of the cats here:


¬†¬†WANTED ‚Äď Graphic Artists

Carole is looking for a graphic artist who really gets what we are all about and would would like to help us with some graphics for shirts.  If that is you or if you know someone like that, please have them email Carole at cat@bigcatrescue.org


 Quick Links

As per viewer suggestions, Quick Links now has it’s very own page https://bigcatrescue.org/quick-links/

Bookmarking it will help you find things quickly.  That will come in handy for:

  • Helping us answer questions on social media
  • Finding answers to some of Carole‚Äôs Facebook Live questions

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