Big Cat Updates
King Tut was seen by Dr. Justin. He was sedated today for X-rays and to take off the mass on his hip. He is recovering well in the Recovery Hospital.
Alexa Flash Briefing
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Coordinator Report - Kathryn Stapleton
Great day today. Beautiful weather. We had lots of great help with cleaning and feeding. Thanks to BethAnn Bluder, Candy Couser, Gale Ingham, MaryLou Geis, Phyllis Middaugh, Mike Surdyk, Bethany Smit,h Brooklynne Dillon, Megan Myers, Alyssa Engiles, and Christina Cochard for cleaning and feeding.
Thanks to Bonnie Farago, Tanya Chute, and Caity Farr for helping in the hospital. Megan Alyssa and Christina cleaned Tut’s enclosure while he was in the hospital. Megan, Candy, Bethany, and Bonnie also worked on tiger enclosures.
Thanks to everyone for helping with tours!! Was a packed day!
King Tut Savannah Cat was seen by Dr. Justin Boorstein today. He has been observed limping and got X-Rays and a full exam. We are consulting with other vets but think he may have a torn ligament. He also had a mass removed from his side which is being sent out for testing. He is waking up well and will be in the recovery hospital for several days to heal from the removal and for observation. Supporters like you make this type of medical care possible so THANK YOU!!
Videos of the Day
Dr. Justin took a walk through Big Cat Rescue checking on the cats and. shot this cute video of a serval playing.
Bobcat Rehab Update
A 100-acre burn had separated a mother bobcat from two of her kittens. Wild bobcat brothers, Bravo and Tango, were orphaned as a result of clear-cutting forest for development in the panhandle. The brothers were raised together at Big Cat Rescue in the Rehab and Release Program. Here is a glimpse into what it looks like (and feels like) to release them back into the wild. Keeper Brittany put her GoPro on Operations Manager Kathryn for a first-person perspective. You can hear, feel and see the emotions in this short clip.
For a longer look at their journey check out - https://youtu.be/uyYLSaTOasY
Merchandise of the Day
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Photos for the Day
Hutch Serval sure loves marking his entire enclosure as all his!
Beautiful Keisha Tiger enjoying the sunshine!
I guess we all know how Natalia Amur Leopard feels about it being Monday... and April 15th!
Sioux Bobcat enjoys extra treats in the late afternoon <3
Servie Serval was ready for breakfast
It’s past Sioux Bobcat’s bedtime!
Kewlona Bobcat was ready for breakfast - but she wouldn't sneak out until the keepers dropped the food and left!