Ariel bobcat

Female bobcat

DOB approx: 3/1/2010
Rescued:  8/1/2014

Moved to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge November 30, 2023

In July 2014, a woman called Big Cat Rescue and said her son had a bobcat that his dog had dragged in as a kitten, four years earlier. She had been living in the house as a “pet”. Now he was expecting a baby and was afraid the bobcat would harm the child, so he wanted to find a home for Ariel, but he wasn’t licensed to have her.
In the state of FL, it is illegal for anyone to take a wild animal from an unlicensed person, so we contacted the FWC, explained the situation, and since Ariel was a native bobcat, we were told we could bring her in under our rehab permit and try to rehab her. At the end of the rehab time limit, which would be up the end of that month, we would see if she was ready for release, or if she could be released to our captive population, under our captive wildlife permit.
We gave rehab our best shot and Ariel can kill in a confined space, but she will boldly walk right up to anyone she thinks has food, and that is never going to work in the wild. It will get her killed, and could very well get someone hurt. The Florida Wildlife Commission agreed to let Ariel stay at Big Cat Rescue in January 2015 and she has lived here ever since.

The Florida Wildlife Commission agreed to let Ariel stay at Big Cat Rescue in January 2015.  Now we will begin working on gaining her trust and making her a part of our happy wild cat clan.

Make sure Ariel Bobcat has a permanent home here:  https://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/collections/sponsor-a-cat

Ariel Begins Settling In at Big Cat Rescue

Ariel is a very elusive bobcat. One of her favorite places to spend her day is on top of her platform.Ariel bobcat platform
Ariel BobcatWhen you can catch Ariel for a good photo

before she heads to her platform, you can

see her bobcat beauty!

Sponsor Ariel Bobcat

Did you know you can sponsor/adopt Ariel Bobcat for as little as $25.00?

All kits include the following appreciation gifts:

A four-page color fact sheet about your chosen species
Big Cat Rescue logo window decal

Registration Card you use to select the cat of your choice. The card has the link to our website to see the cats and their bios

8×10 color photo of the cat you choose to sponsor with the cat name and your name as sponsor printed on it

If this interests you go to https://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/collections/sponsor-a-cat/products/download-bobcat-sponsorship

Ariel Bobcat Gear

You can find shirts, tote bags, mugs, necklaces, mousepads and so many more fun items featuring Amanda Tiger in our online gift shops.  Go to reach gift shop linked below and search “Ariel Bobcat.”  Your PURRchases of Ariel Bobcat Gear helps us provide for all the cats at Big Cat Rescue and work toward ending the abuse and exploitation of big cats.

Ariel Bobcat Online Store

Donating at NO COST to YOU!!

You can donate to the cats at NO COST TO YOU when you select BCR as your charity on Amazon Smile and shop Smile.Amazon.com instead of Amazon.com. It is exactly the same as regular Amazon EXCEPT when you use the Smile URL Amazon donates .5% of your purchase to BCR. It’s added up to over $89,000 for the cats!

Please visit BigCatRescue.org/amazon-smile for how to sign up and let us know you did so we can thank you. 🙂


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  1. So glad BCR is here to take Ariel in for the care she needs. I am sure with her history, she would not be able to survive in the wild.

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