August 18 2017
Big Cat Updates
Plans are to introduce Cyrus and Chaos, possibly on Monday. Cyrus needs to fully mend from being neutered.
Kali tiger is on vacation and is enjoying sniffing the freshly mowed grass.
Joseph’s birthday is coming up. If you go to https://BigCatRescue.org/catbio/ and look below the list of cats you will find a calendar of all the cats’ birthdays. That is a calendar made and maintained by friends of the cats, our amazing online viewers who do do so many wonderful things for the cats.
Keeper Kathryn’s Coordinator Report for Wednesday, 8/16/2017
Very hot day today , but the project folks were awesome and got a lot done! Sam, Jo, Victoria, Kelly, Jarred, Aleesa, and Andrew
Weeded and raked Jinx’s enclosure so he can go home tomorrow.
Mowed, weeded and raked Priya’s new enclosure on Tiger Row so she can go home tomorrow.
Cleaned and pulled weeds in half of Apache and Divinity’s enclosure, they have full access now.
Made many bloodcicles thanks to Mai who stayed later.
Picky cats ate ok today. Sarah ran around all day getting them to eat.
Cleaned the recovery hospital, hospital cages and squeeze cages.
Windsong hospital still needs to be mopped.
Everyone in North America is excited about the solar eclipse happening August 21, 2017, but how does Seth the tiger feel about it?! BigCatTV.com
Seth Tiger gets enrichment, a shower and has some fun, Zabu the white tiger takes a bath and then Cameron Lion gets fed. Priya Tiger chases Carole’s bike back from Vacation Rotation and more.
Facebook Live Video Replays
Carole chats with viewers while watching Kali Tiger on Vacation – Watch our big cats LIVE any time at http://bigcatrescue.org/cams
Afternoon Walkabout with Carole, Keepers, and Cats
Morning with Carole, Keepers, and Cats (short version)
Moving Cats on Thursday Morning
Safari Days Wildcat Walkabout 2017 Gear
Celebrate Big Cat Rescue’s 25th anniversary and help support conservation projects aimed at saving tigers, ocelots, cougars, bobcats, and lions in the wild with the purchase of this awesome 2017 Wildcat Walkabout mug. Graphic features the Wildcat Walkabout logo silhouettes of tiger, ocelot, cougar, bobcat, and lion and the text “Wildcat Walkabout – Big Cat Rescue – 25 Saving Big Cats for 25 Years – End Exploitation, Support Conservation.
Proceeds from the sale of these mugs go towards; Primorskii Regional Non-commercial Organization in Russia, S.P.E.C.I.E.S. in Trinidad, The Mountain Lion Foundation and the Felidae Conservation Fund in California, and Working Dogs for Conservation in Africa.
This brawny version of ceramic mugs shows its true colors with quality assurance to withstand heat in the microwave and put it through the dishwasher as many times as you like, the quality will not be altered.
What is Special About Safari Days?
On November 4, 2017 you can walk about the sanctuary at your own pace, take all the photos and videos you want, and have the benefit of knowing that your admission will go to conserving exotic cats in the wild. Children of all ages are welcome but all tickets are $25 each. We are ADA compliant for wheelchairs and scooters.
We have selected five important “in situ” projects (i.e. work being done out in the wild to preserve species). Each project is devoted to a different species – Tiger, Lion, Cougar, Ocelot and Bobcat.
When you check in, you receive five tickets each worth $5. As you go around the sanctuary you will visit stations where you can learn about the project. Then YOU DECIDE which projects your $25 admission fee will go toward by dropping your $5 tickets in the jar at the projects of your choice. You can divide up your tickets in any way you want – all to one project, or split them among the projects. ALL of your admission will be donated to the projects you select. You can read more about the five projects at http://bigcatrescue.org/safari-days/
Foster Kitten Program
Big Cat Friend Shawna Prested captured this video of the kittens arriving at the Kitten Cabana this morning.
Marie Scoubert: Sassy Cougar is daydreaming. What do YOU think she could be daydreaming about?
Marie Scoubert: Joseph has a case of the “Friday Lazies”
ON SALE: Necklace – Live Love Rescue
Are you a rescuer in real life? If so you will want to show the world how to be good to animals with the Live, Love, Rescue pendant necklace. At Big Cat Rescue we consider all of our supporters to be Big Cat Rescuers and this is your way to proclaim that dedication to protecting big cats to everyone. It is a great conversation starter.
Bobcat Rehab – New Cooper Photos
Jamie Veronica sent in new photos of Cooper that were taken August 8, 2017
Learn more about Cooper at http://bigcatrescue.org/cooper/
Foster Kitten Program
Susann Mesna created a cheat sheet of the kittens in the Kitten Cabana
Here is a list of YouTube channels that feature videos of the cats here:
- Jamie Veronica: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsY6X3rUv8UlIUbrxNeu-Aw
- 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
- Janie M https://www.youtube.com/user/donutgirl100
- Jaime T: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsY_oF0NhXc5OS8CcTaUi2A/videos
Big Cat Fan Art
Artist Fennekate: Just a little fan art I did of Cooper the Rehab Bobcat. He’s just so spoiled and talkative like my senior cat. He has a feather in his mouth and a stuffed chick next to him. Hopefully, he’ll hunt for more than just chickens when he goes back to the wild.
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
WANTED – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org