April 22 2019

Armani Leopard Photo by MaryLou Geis

Big Cat Updates

Hoover was in to see Dr. Justin today. More info below.

Some of the necropsy results and other test results are back:

  • Test results for the spot removed from Hoover’s tongue on his last vet visit was cancerous but the test results show Dr. Justin got it all.
  • Cameron – lymphoma
  • Zabu – still has tissues out at the lab
  • Seth – high blood pressure and aneurysms brought on by significant kidney disease.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to Moses Bobcat! He is celebrating his 18th birthday today! Sponsor Moses for his birthday: https://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/products/bobcat-sponsorship

Happy Birthday Moses Bobcat
Happy Birthday Moses Bobcat

The sweetest boy has a BIG BIRTHDAY today! Pharaoh, the white serval is celebrating his 20th birthday today! Sponsor him here: https://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/products/serval-sponsorship

The sweetest boy has a BIG BIRTHDAY today! Pharaoh the white serval is celebrating his 20th birthday today! Sponsor him here: https://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/products/serval-sponsorship
Happy Birthday Pharaoh Serval

Help Us Wish a Happy 22nd Birthday to Andi Bobcat! Sponsor her here: https://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/products/bobcat-sponsorship

Help Us Wish a Happy 22nd Birthday to Andi bobcat! Sponsor her here: https://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/products/bobcat-sponsorship Learn her story: https://bigcatrescue.org/andi/
Happy Birthday Andi Bobcat

Alexa Flash Briefing

In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find them all at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw

Coordinator Report – Lauren Buckingham

Today turned out to be a very hectic day.

Hoover and Mary Ann were both seen by Dr. Justin. Hoover is in the outside recovery hospital whilst he recovers from toe surgery. Alyssa E., Megan, and Bonnie helped in the hospital with Hoover’s procedure.

The side of Bailey and Moses’ enclosure, closest to the gift shop, was cleaned up thanks to Candy, Alyssa E., Megan, Bethany, Matt, and the interns, at different points in the day.

. Bethann did PM sicles. Alyssa W. came in and did PM supplements and snacks. Christina and Bethany finished food prep before lunch.

Cleaning, operant, and enrichment sign-offs were done.

Thank you to everyone that came in today to help out with cleaning, feeding and all other aspects of the day! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Videos of the Day

Hoover Tiger was still experiencing discomfort in his paw and was seen in the Windsong Memorial Hospital by Dr. Justin Boorstein. A short while back Hoover was in the hospital for an overgrown claw.  When cats get older they do not shed their claws as well.  Even this is age related because he’s so old he doesn’t shred his claws enough on the trees and platform.

Recap by Dr. Justin: At the time of the claw trims, he feared this nail may be dead but he was 2 hours in already and didn’t want to amputate a toe on top of all that. He hoped the antibiotics would work, but looks like the nail was dead, so it’s got to go.

Wild rehab bobcat, Sky, has her paws full with this little kitten. SO Cute, SO adorable, and SO LOUD!

BUT MOM!!! Oh, Sky Bobcat’s little kittens are busy little rascals. That one, just cracks me up, so active and vocal!

Wild rehab bobcat, Sky and her kittens. Oh, that one little kitten is a stinker!

It’s hard to explore when your legs are shorter than the grass and logs. Sky, the wild rehab bobcat, has the cutest babies. I look forward to seeing these babies grow up to be returned to the wild as a family.

You can watch more of Sky and her kittens on the Bobcat Rehab webcam at Explore.org/bigcatrescue or find the direct link at BigCatCams.com

Merchandise of the Day

Do YOU have the NEW Big Cat Rescue Playing Cards yet??

Big Cat Rescue Merchandise
Big Cat Rescue Merchandise

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Photos for the Day

Keisha Tiger says “Quiet, please! It’s time for my catnap!”

Keisha Tiger says “Quiet, please! It’s time for my catnap!”
Keisha Tiger says “Quiet, please! It’s time for my catnap!”

Sensational Sundari Leopard wishes everyone a magnificent Monday!

Sensational Sundari Leopard wishes everyone a magnificent Monday!
Sundari Leopard
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