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2004 Endangered Species Cat List

2004 Endangered Species Cat List

IUCN Red List for All Cats According to the IUCN, all 36 of the listed cat species have a negative global population trend. Acinonyx jubatus Cheetah Hunting Leopard Vulnerable Decreasing Acinonyx jubatus hecki Northwest African Cheetah Endangered Unknown Acinonyx jubatus venaticus Asiatic Cheetah Critically Endangered Decreasing Caracal caracal Caracal African Caracal Asian Caracal Desert Lynx…

Give Day

GIVE DAY 2024 – A DAY TO SAVE THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL CATS Central and South America are home to some of the most beautiful wild cats in the world. You may not even have heard of some of them because they don’t get the same attention as their big “iconic” cousins like lions, tigers,…

Nakoma lion

Date of birth 1996 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 1997 Crossed Rainbow Bridge July 12, 1998 Nakoma was bought for $200 at an auction in Bushnell in early 1997. His previous owner tried to keep him lower than 40 pounds for as long as possible so tourists would pay to have their picture taken safely…

Cats Move To Arkansas

Cats Move To Arkansas

Why did the cats of Big Cat Rescue move to Arkansas? Big Cat Rescue entered into an agreement with Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, an accredited sanctuary in Arkansas, to move all but one of Big Cat Rescue’s cats to Turpentine Creek where we will continue to fund their care for the rest of their lives…

GATI

GATI

The Great American Teach In This year (2023) Deb Quimby coordinated the Great American Teach In What is The Great American Teach In or GATI as it’s commonly known? We don’t know exactly when The Great American Teach In began, but we’ve been participating since the 1990’s. Prior to this rebranding to GATI, it would…

A New Chapter for Our Tigers: Saying Goodbye and Looking Forward
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A New Chapter for Our Tigers: Saying Goodbye and Looking Forward

October 19, 2023: Twenty eight years ago, we embarked on a life-changing journey here at Big Cat Rescue. Our very first tiger, named Shere Khan, arrived, marking the beginning of a powerful mission to rescue and provide sanctuary for tigers who had been exploited, neglected, or abused. Up until then our residents were mostly bobcats…