February 15 2019

These two! True love sees no difference. Photo by Afton Tasler

Big Cat Updates

Howard Baskin of Big Cat Rescue lectures at International conference about the plight of big cats in captivity.

Alexa Flash Briefing

In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find them all at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw

Videos of the Days

Feeding a lion up close with a GoPro. This is Devin and the Lion is Cameron, a very elderly lion at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida. Listen to that crunching.  Find more videos at DailyBigCat.com

Silly Zabu and her big red ball.  Find more videos at BigCatTV.com

Merchandise of the Day

No tiger or any wild animal should be forced to perform. Show your support with this statement tee. The graphic says “Just because they wear stripes does not mean they should be treated like prisoners”. https://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/search?q=prisoner

No tiger or any wild animal should be forced to perform. Show your support with this statement tee. The graphic says "Just because they wear stripes does not mean they should be treated like prisoners". https://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/search?q=prisoner
Your PURR-chase helps us care for the cats.

Photos of the Day

Sleepy Sleepy Des Serval

Sleepy Sleepy Des Serval
Sleepy Sleepy Des Serval

Hoover Tiger is ready for a nice long catnap!

Hoover Tiger is ready for a nice long catnap!
Hoover Tiger

Does breeding big cats for life in cages help save tigers in the wild or does it hurt those conservation efforts? If you think you know the answer the info posted in the unit “Breeding Kills” at Facebook.com/groups/BigCatRescueUnits/ might really shock you. Would be very interested in your thoughts after checking out that info.

Does breeding big cats for life in cages help save tigers in the wild or does it hurt those conservation efforts? If you think you know the answer the info posted in the unit "Breeding Kills" at Facebook.com/groups/BigCatRescueUnits/ might really shock you. Would be very interested in your thoughts after checking out that info.
Does breeding big cats for life in cages help save tigers in the wild or does it hurt those conservation efforts? If you think you know the answer the info posted in the unit “Breeding Kills” at Facebook.com/groups/BigCatRescueUnits/ might really shock you. Would be very interested in your thoughts after checking out that info.

This photo shows you how we have walk spaces between the cat’s enclosures to ensure they cannot reach each other.

At some facilities, cats share a common cage wall which is something we do not do here. While it would be cheaper to have common walls, for the safety of the cats we prefer they have space between. Keisha tiger is an example of why we choose not to have cats share common walls. When Keisha came to us she was missing her tail, part of an ear, and some of her stripes do not match up and look as if she had been injured and the stripes no longer matched when she healed.

We do not know what happened to her in her previous home but volunteers there told us the lions next door to her got her through the common wall they shared. Keepers go through very in-depth training before being allowed in these areas to care for the cats.

Just a couple girls hanging out. Kali and Keisha really enjoy each other’s company!!
Photo by Afton Taslet

Handsome, Mr. In ense~Manny Jaguar is ready to head into the weekend!

Handsome, Mr Intense~Manny Jaguar is ready to head into the weekend!
Manny Jaguar

These two! True love sees no difference.
Photo by Afton Tasler

These two! True love sees no difference. Photo by Afton Tasler
Cameron Lion and Zabu Tiger

 

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