April 5 2017
Big Cat Updates
Angie Bobcat was seen by Dr. Justin. She will remain in the recovery hospital for several days to get fluids and wait for test results to come back.
Please speak up for big cats being exploited in a circus act in Cleveland!
The I-X Indoor Amusement Park in Cleveland, Ohio will be hosting the cruel Bengal Tiger Encounter circus act run by the notorious Frisco family and booked at the park by Capitol International Productions from April 6 – April 17. That’s 12 days the big cats will be forced to perform and live in tiny transport cages.
The best way to STOP these traveling circuses is to let Capitol International, the management company that books the acts, know that MANY people want to see an END to their practice of selling circus acts with big cats to fairs and other venues. Email Capitol’s owner David Musselman at firstname.lastname@example.org and call him at 800-278-0002.
Keeper Afton: I just love Sassy cougar’s cattitude! It is a good reminder that big cats are wild animals, and they should not be pets!! We need to be the voice for the big cats! Speak now! BigCatAct.com
Keeper Afton: Woke up early, took a big stretch, and now ready for my day! It looks like Pharaoh is up to the same thing!
Keeper Afton: Isn’t this the most handsome guy you have ever seen?!?! Love my JoJo Bear! ❤️?
Keeper Afton: A special thank you to Susann Mesna for recording the wonderful encounter on explore.org/tigerlake between TJ and Seth.
Keeper Afton: this is how I felt when my alarm went off this morning! Here’s to another week with the big cats and making a difference!!
Jamie: Mickey can be such a serious guy.
Jamie: Gilligan is ready for breakfast.
Thinking about Wyeth, today. She is now living wild and free on a wonderful section of land that is purr-fect for a young feisty bobcat.
Here is a video clip of her before she was returned to the wild enjoying a good scratch on her favorite log. Video by Jamie
A Little Background: Each morning before feeding time the keepers go around and separate cats who live together. This is another reason having our enclosures built in sections connected by doors and tunnels is handy. Cats who normally live together will often fight if food is involved. We never want any cat to have to fight for food or be intimidated at feeding time. Therefore, we shift them to separate sections and close the tunnels and doors. We do not re-open them until all cats are finished and any scraps has been picked up and feeding tiles cleaned. When Keeper Desmond went to separate cats, Andre and Arthur stubbornly refused to leave their pool party.
Keeper Desmond F: The 2 reasons today why Arthur and Andre did not want to seperate for me into their pre feeding bubbles.
Pool Party and Pool Party.??????
We just might stay in here forever!!
There are some GREAT videos recorded by viewers at explore.org/bigcatrescue that you will really enjoy watching.
Zabu considering jumping in the pond
Cameron being a stinker
Vultures competing about who can get closest to the lion
Bu protecting her Cammy
Where is my Bu to help me?
Sneaky funny Bu!
Cameron hunting birds
Nutz visiting HRL (watch the right side of the screen)
Cameron and Zabu’s evening stroll around the lake
Here is a list of YouTube channels that feature videos of the cats here:
- Susann https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUFOZiTvzKRvj-oVbzdByvg
- Ruxandra https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvCsjKptd1gM9BhfDkGQGNg
- Donna P: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcFbhMc8Sqr-8MreWuYr4Bg
- Shawna https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfl9S-vDPJIgjl8QpM6Aypw
- Cathy S https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6ynHBFLKj0BVnK5jo2gTnw
- A Heart For Nikita https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSxAXUTh29XWQw35acpU1Ag
- Janie M https://www.youtube.com/user/donutgirl100
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 email@example.com
As per viewer suggestions, Quick Links now has it’s very own page http://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’s Facebook Live questions