Big Cat Updates
Cyrus and Chaos has been reunited. They now both have access to all of Cyrus’ cages as well as all of Chaos’ cages giving them a LOT of space. they have multiple dens in case they decide of spend time away from each other.
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Keeper Lynda’s Coordinator Report for Sunday, August 20, 2017
We had a sea of red shirt keeper trainee and partner trainees today – I just love to see new volunteers coming in to experience the joy of being here at BCR. The keeper trainees started their day by picking up all the large branches that had fallen in yesterday’s rainstorm. Then they cleaned the small cat sections and afterwards three of them, Bridget, Stephanie and Deidre joined Jen R on the project of cleaning out behind Kali. They mowed and week whacked and dug up some very large burr plants. Also during the day I sent some of the interns to scour the area around the new gift shop and in the front section for burr plants as well and they found quite a few. We’ll have to all be on the lookout for those again.
Unfortunately we did not get to the wire pile behind Jinx so that will have to stay on the project list for this week.
We were a little tight on senior keepers but Sarah C, Sarah D and Mary Lou got it all done. Bonnie, meanwhile, got a signoff for doing the keeper part of the keeper tour – she just needs one more.
Brooke, a red shirt from the gift shop, Bridget and Stephanie stayed even later and helped in doing food prep & cleaning the cooler since we have so few interns. It was really a great team effort for another wonderful Sunday. I decided to use some of the red to make ground beef so there are baseballs of that in the small cat diets. There’s a tub of some more ground beef in the cooler for tomorrow.
Even Keisha ate some in lockout this morning and the other picky cats did alright as well.
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Hi, Karen, you are only seeing a portion of their cage in the videos. They actually have a lot more space than can be seen in the videos. Each cat has a minimum or two cage sections with each section being 1200 to 1800 sq ft. Learn more about their cages at http://bigcatrescue.org/cages/
Hi Karen, we too, wish they could go wild and free. However, there are many reason that we cannot just set them free. It is really interesting to read the reasons why at http://bigcatrescue.org/gofree/
We do not have any cheetahs or jaguars. Here is why: http://bigcatrescue.org/cheetah-jaguar/
Hi Tara, you can access the videos Carole was talking about on our new Facebook Show Channels at:
Have you reserved your Safari Days ticket, yet? This annual even usually sells out in advance, so grab your tickets early.
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.
Learn More at: http://bigcatrescue.org/safari-days/
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.
Keeper Afton: We reintroduced Chaos and Cyrus. I’m sitting here (the cage behind me is empty) keeping a watchful eye.
Keeper Honey: Babycakes and Zucari using their Coolaroo beds
Keeper Lauren Buckingham: A HUGE Thank You to our wonderful followers who were so quick to respond to my call for Fly Traps. We have had numerous boxes delivered over the past few days and I’m told there are more to come. You have far exceeded what I had hoped for. This is one of the simplest ways to help keep the cats comfortable in buggy Florida and we now have a good supply because of YOU! I have passed them over to the keepers who told me we were short, I’m sure they will be thrilled.
Jen R shared some more project photos: Today we kicked some serious plant butt. Great project team today.
Keeper Karla: Seth Yawn, Sigh, Roll over
Interns a.k.a. Angels In Blue
Photo contributed by Big Cat Friend Deb Quimby
Big Cat Friend Deb Quimby: I took this screen shot yesterday during Carole’s live feed. I thought it was so funny! Looks like Andy is staring Carole down! Haha!
Just wanted to share in hopes of making you smile! Have a Good Friday! ( Sorry for the posting delay, I am running behind. ~LaWanna)
Big Cat Friend Robin: Joe came out and paced for about 30 minutes, but did not show any interest in his new platform!
Note To Viewers: Still looking for a photo of Joseph on his new throne. If you get one, please send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to his throne page. http://bigcatrescue.org/josephs-lakeside-platform/
Many of you have contacted us about hearing a dog barking on Cooper’s web cam so I asked Carole about it. Here is Carole’s reply: There is a dog that has been barking all day on the West side of the wall at the party house. The wall echos it and the water carries the sound. So the dog is a LOOOOOONG way away, but annoying us all.
Big Cat Friend Matthew B got a couple cute night videos of Cooper playing and climbing his platform.
Big Cat Friend Susann got some cute vidoes of Cooper, too.
Big Cat Friend Nancy B. got a cute clip of Little Cooper playing with a rock. Here is a longer version on her YouTube channel.
Get Cooper’s full story, photos, and videos at http://bigcatrescue.org/cooper/
Note to Viewers: If you take videos of the cats and upload them to your YouTube channel, please send the link to email@example.com
Big Cat Friend Matthew B: I caught Andy Tiger playing in Tiger Lake on Friday August 18th, 2017. It is two separate clips edited together because at one point he got out of the Lake then went back in a minute later.
Big Cat Friend Matthew B: I caught Cameron Lion roaring on the Vacation Rotation Camera just after midnight on 8-21-17. And I know it was Cameron because I double checked Joseph’s camera at lionselfie.com and I couldn’t hear roaring there.
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
- Matthew B: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx1uGi59r4r9xA6ZTiUu65Q/videos?shelf_id=0&view=0&sort=dd
- Nancy B: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu7SJDnkunGtFgpU7N-PYoQ/videos?sort=dd&shelf_id=0&view=0
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