Big Cat Updates
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Coordinator Report – Lauren Buckingham
Great day today! It was very productive and also lots of fun!
The other half of Running Bear Bobcat’s enclosure and around the outside was cleaned up thanks to Mary J, Candy, Michael, & Tanya. He was given back access at the end of the day.
We were also able to get to Gabrielle Tiger’s enclosure later in the day. Myself, MC, Michael, Candy, Fred, & Tanya worked on it whilst the other interns finished up tours and did chores.
Mazz and Mary J did food prep before lunch.
We sent out a large number of tours in the afternoon in addition to the private tours in the morning.
Bethann made sure the cicle cats got their afternoon treats.
Phyllis, Mike, and Mary Lou, Monday regulars, came out to help clean and train new cleaners.
A meat inventory was done and Kathryn was notified about the items we are low on.
Enrichment and operant sign-offs were done. Keepers were also given the chance to work with their assigned cats.
That’s it from me!
What is Enrichment and Why is it Important?
What is Enrichment and why does Big Cat Rescue consider it to be so very important in the cats’ overall health?
Here is a short video and if it peaks your interest and you’d like to see more information about the hows and whys of our Enrichment program there are 9 Facebook posts about it at Facebook.com/groups/BigCatRescueUnits/ Scroll down the list that link loads and click on “Enrichment – What is it and Why is it Important?” (Photos are there, too.)
Merchandise of the Day
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Videos of the Day –
ENRICHMENT ADDS QUALITY TO LIFE – Watch as Keeper Brittany shows you the process of making tasty treats for the Big Cats of Big Cat Rescue! Cyrus Caracal especially loves bloodsicles – so make sure you watch till the end! Big Cat Rescue hands out daily enrichment for our cats. We also have a very talented and creative Enrichment Committee that meets once a week for larger specialty enrichment. Learn more about our enrichment program at BigCatRescue.org/enrichment.
These magnificent big cats should be living wild and free, some with ranges of hundreds of square miles. Since they are not free it is very important to regularly give them fun things to do, see, smell, and play with to avoid stress and boredom.
Morning Q&A 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! Cats Featured: Cameron, Zabu, Priya, Kali, Keisha, Gabrielle, and Nikita.
Photos of the Day
Hutch Serval is ready for a nice quiet evening of ???
Beautiful Princess ? Priya wishes you a magnificent Monday! ???
Photo: Brittany Mira