Feb 6 2017
Cameron was getting Ivermectin today. he tasted it in the first bite and made it quite clear he was not going to eat breakfast after the keepers pulled that trick on him. Keepers, of course, took him more food. You should have seen the look he gave the keepers.
Zeus ate a good breakfast. Today, his favorite food was red meat.
EVERYONE, keepers, staff, interns, EVERYONE carries a radio so everyone knows where everyone else is and what is going on.
Bobcat Rehab Area Update: They are putting in the last of the poles in the fourth enclosure. Once that is done they will begin putting the roof on. The chain link has been delivered.
Gale is working creating a lunch room area for the volunteers, previously that was a table in the cat’s food prep area.
A team of volunteers is working on making improvements to the gift shop.
Kewlona and Dryden are getting more cage improvements adn we are hoping to move them soon.
VIDEO: 2/5/2017 How many volunteers does it take to move a tiger transport?
Check in on Hoover Tiger, Reise Cougar, Sabre Leopard and Kricket Serval. The FB question of the day was: Be the first to post the 3 word .com URL of the best place to send people to reach their member of congress in support of the Big Cat Public Safety Act. Also another shameless plug asking US and Canadian viewers to help the cats win $55,000 at VoteCats.com by voting for Big Cat Rescue.
VIDEO: 2/6/2017 Carole’s Morning Walkabout
There are no tours until 3:00 so are a lot of projects are going on.
Facebook Live Contest
Each day that Carole does a Facebook Live video she asks a question and someone who answers it correctly wins a prize. So, go to Facebook and Like our Facebook Page and choose to get notifications of our live videos. Then participate in the contests, join in conversations in the comments area, too. Be sure to book mark BigCatRescue.org/win which is where you will post your answer to qualify for a future prize if you are the first one to get the correct answer.
Question: What is the three word URL for the best place to have people go to send a letter congress to protect big cats? If you were going to ask somebody to help protect big cats what is the best URL to send them to? HINT: It is three words .com
Winner: Keli W
Prize chosen: Heart Pendant – Sabre Leopard
Silver finish heart setting features stunning image of Sabre the leopard under glass tile. Pendant is 1″x1″ and comes with a 24″ – 1.5mm diameter silver ball chain necklace.
Read Sabre’s rescue story here: http://bigcatrescue.org/sabre/
YOU CAN watch her live streaming web cam.
If you would like to share her stream web cam feed you can do it by sharing the link to the cam: https://video.nest.com/live/B7C7VpSW4b This is the link you would use to share it on your Facebook wall, etc.
If you have a blog or website here is the Embed code so her cam will play live from your blog or website: <iframe allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen src=”https://video.nest.com/embedded/live/B7C7VpSW4b” frameborder=”0″ width=”720″ height=”576″></iframe>
NOTE: If you share her streaming web cam, PLEASE, ask your viewers to go to VoteCats.com to vote for Big Cat Rescue. If we win that contest, it can provide up to $65,000 for our wild bobcat rehab and release program to help get kittens like this ready to return to the wild so they can live wild and free.
VIDEO: How YOU can Help Orphaned Baby Bobcats be rehabbed and returned to the wild.
VIDEO: New tree in the KC 2017 02 06
The kittens will LOVE this new tree, for sure.
Gabrielle enjoying her vacation. ~Keeper Rebecca W
We LOVE our amazing keepers & interns, but I wonder if the cats think they are a little goofy at times.
VIDEO: UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION – Big Cat Rescue, Tampa FL
In March 2014, undercover investigators (a.k.a. Chris) secretly filmed staff and volunteers at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa Florida.
WARNING the footage in the is video may be disturbing to some viewers! – Big Cat Rescue
We get a lot of questions about our two New York tigers, Keisha and Zeus. Is Zeus blind? And what happened to Keisha’s tail? Now you have your answers!
My husband and I came from Washington DC to visit BCR. We thoroughly enjoyed the Keeper Tour with Babs and Rebecca, we could tell they love working there and the cats are extended family to them. They really took their time and answered all our questions. Thank you for a spectacular start to our vacation! It was truly a highlight. I got a million pictures but this one of Nikita is my favorite…she looks like she’s throwing a little ‘Catitude’ ~ Guest Sharon M
WE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PHOTO!!!!!!! It is such a treat when guests share their favorite photos online. LOL, Nikita is FULL of ‘Cattitude’ Did you know? Babs & Rebecca are volunteers. They have both been here giving of the hearts, time, and effort for the cats for a long time. They know the cats very well. They are both totally PAWSOME! My PURRR-sonal all time favorite tour is the Keeper Tour because guests work with a keeper to make Enrichment goodies for the cats and then walk around with a keeper to watch the cats enjoy the goodies..
PLEASE continue to ask your friends and family to go to VoteCats.com to vote for Big Cat Rescue. The cats have 12,808 votes which is GREAT!! However, if the cats are to stand a chance to win a good portion of the $65,000 they will need several thousand more votes.
VIDEO: Playing Pie Face with My Cat
There are some GREAT videos recorded by viewers at explore.org/bigcatrescue that you will really enjoy watching. Here are some sample videos.
VIDEO: After Breakfast Roar with Joseph
Here is a list of YouTube channels that feature videos of the cats here:
- 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
- A Heart For Nikita https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSxAXUTh29XWQw35acpU1Ag
THANK YOU, Silver. Silver is one of the amazing Explorers at Explore.org/bigcatrescue