Big Cat Updates
Max Bobcat has been limping so he has been moved to the recovery hospital so he can rest it and doesn’t aggravate it more.
MaryAnn Bobcat is still in FunCation.
Alexa Flash News Briefing
Coordinator Report - December 24, 2018 - Lynda Licht
It was fun to be in on a weekday and on Christmas Eve no less. Lots of volunteers sacrificed their extra day off and holiday to help with the cats on both the keeper and the partner side. Good thing because we sold out for all tours throughout the day.
While Partners covered all tours this morning, interns Tanya and Elle were able to mow and weed eat Cameron and Zabu's open-air section while they were "on vacation" next door in Priya's enclosure (she's in Vacation rotation). They scrubbed Cameron's water bowl on his platform and removed the large enrichment too. Susana was able to get a cleaning sign-off as well.
In the morning we moved Amanda Tiger from the recovery hospital back to her enclosure. But the recent rains made the way to the safety gate quite "squishy" and the transport cage got stuck. Quick thinking led us to use a large 4" by 4" wood beam as a way to prop the transport up as others pushed. Never underestimate the power of 6 determined women to move 1400 lbs!! Amanda Tiger was very well behaved throughout and she and Andre were very happy to be reunited.
Later in the morning, it was decided to bring Max Bobcat into the recovery hospital for some cage rest as his limping seemed worse. When we last checked on him, he was all curled up and snoozing on a Skip bed, so it seems to be working.
At 2 pm we did a live stream on The DoDo and featured Andre & Priya tigers with large boxes. Andre really really REALLY loved his box while Priya was more interested in us...although she did eventually get 2 paws in.
Earlier today, Afton went around and put a lot of holiday enrichment out that our enrichment elves had been busy making. Pharaoh Serval got a little village that was so detailed! I went to get a closer look of it and him, and when I rode by later - it was totally destroyed. What fun!
With so few interns (only 3) and all of them needed for afternoon tours, I was worried about getting food prep, dishes, and cooler cleaning done, but BethAnn Bluder and Candy Couser jumped in to get us started before they had to head home to holiday parties and such. Newly yellow Amanda Fenwick also tackled dishes. But my real angel in yellow today was Alyssa Engiles who helped me finish all the diets, cleaned up, and stayed for pm chores. This allowed me to help Kathryn with PM meds and feeding so all of it could get done before dark.
Thanks to all and Merry Christmas!!
Foster Kitten News from Kitten Karma
My apologies for the long hiatus. I needed to take a bit of a break after the Panleuk outbreak, and then the business of the Wildcat Walkabout and the holidays hit. We have 5 new kittens ready for the Cabana! Now if it would just get warm enough to let them spend the day there.... It really needs to be 60 degrees or above to be comfortable for them. I'm hoping Monday will be warm enough. Welcome to the Cabana....the P kittens! Photo collage courtesy of E-Train! -Karma
Videos of the Day
Pharaoh Serval gets a Christmas town Enrichment to enjoy on Christmas Eve!
Amanda Tiger is home for the holidays!
Q & A Morning Walkabout at Big Cat Rescue - Follow along as Keeper Brittany shows you many of the Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Jaguar, Cougars, Lynx, Servals, Bobcats, Savannah Cats and an Ocelot that Call Big Cat Rescue Home!
Big Cat Merchandise
Meowy Christmas Eve from All the Big Cats at Big Cat Rescue! Visit BigCatRescue.biz and Sponsor a Cat for the Holidays!
Photos of the Day
Beacher singing Christmas carols by his Christmas tree
Diablo Savannah snuck out of his den to check out his Christmas tree while no one was watching... or so he thought!