Big Cat Updates
Rehab Bobcat, Alpha will be in the Cat Hospital for cage rest for another week and then she will get her final exam of the jaw healing, to make sure she’s ready for release.
Rehab Bobcats, Bravo and Tango are going back together. Probably today.
Priya Tiger goes on VR tomorrow. Don’t know who is going to FunCation yet.
We are going to give Nabisco Bobcat and Mrs. Claws Bobcat a safe howdy wall, to see if there is any chance of them going back in together.
Alexa Flash Briefing
Many of you have been calling and messaging asking about what is going on with Seth Tiger. Carole explains that in today’s Alexa Flash Brifing. Click play on this video to hear Carole tell you what’s going on.
In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find them all at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw
Beautiful Sundari Leopard is a great Whiskers Wednesday spokesperson! >>•<<
2/18/2019 – Devin Saari
As many of you know Cameron crossed the rainbow bridge today, may he rest in peace.
Food-prep was finished early today thanks to Fred Pagan. Thanks, Marie Schoubert, and Sharon Henry for doing the cicles. Interns and volunteers got their needed sign-offs. The rat cages were deep cleaned today thanks to Dylan Lavigne, Mazz, Catiy, Moe Mahamud, Fred Pagan, and Christina Cochard. Also, Angie Gabor did her El Dodo live stream today.
Zuccari was taken into the hospital today and will be in the recovery hospital.
It’s a fast day tomorrow for flea treatment on Thursday so only some of the cats will get food tomorrow.
Thank you, everyone, for your help today!
2/19/2019 – Sue Messineo
Very busy day today, lots of afternoon tours. Thank you to Gale for backing up a tour so that Fred could help Tanya finish food prep and do supplements. Fred, Dylan, and Caity cleaned the other half of Hutch Serval’s enclosure.
Nabisco Bobcat and Running Bear Bobcat have swapped enclosures, Bear was a bit tentative but Nabisco enjoyed the ride and exploring his new home.
Saying Goodbye to our beloved Cameron Lion
Cameron the 18-year-old lion was euthanized last night. His necropsy seems to indicate liver cancer and samples have been sent out for testing. Zabu slept in her hammock through the entire ordeal, but we will be giving her extra attention over the coming days to make sure she adjusts to the transition.
When Cameron arrived in 2004 he was skin and bones and for the past 15 years his keepers have coaxed and tempted him, at just about every meal, to eat. In recent years they would come out 2-4 times a day, and offer every kind of food they could think of, to see what he might prefer that day. In recent months his medications were changed several times to try and find that magic balance that would keep him eating and feeling good, but the time had come when there was nothing left to try.
We will miss his roars across Tiger Lake and his joyful antics with his toys. We will miss seeing the love he and Zabu expressed for each other in daily baths and spooning naps. If ever there was a cat who should inspire us to end the practice of breeding wild cats for life in cages, it was Cameron.
Foster Kittens Update
Big Cat Rescue Intern, Tanya, introduces you to the new foster kittens. Did you know that Big Cat Rescue has a domestic kitten fostering program?
Videos of the Day
Adorable chattering from a young rehab bobcat. Recorded live yesterday on the Explore.org/bigcatrescue Bobcat Rehab webcam. https://www.facebook.com/groups/BigCatRescueUnits/permalink/428883427849703/
Zucari Serval was on the chart for not eating and acting lethargic so he is being seen by Dr. Justin in the Windsong memorial hospital. BigCatRescue.org/Zucari/
Keeper Angie Gabor does a video in Spanish on El Dodo every week.
Morning Q & A Walkabout 2/18/2019 – 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: Seth, Max, MaryAnn, Andi, Breezy, Purrfection, King Tut, Smalls, Gilligan, Frankie, and Zimba.
Merchandise of the Day Tuesday & Wednesday
Frankie Bobcat now has his own line of merchandise♥ Shop a variety of products on our Amazon or Teespring stores and help support this cutie pie bobcat!
Amazon Designs: (Be sure to check the size chart)
Your purr-chase helps Big Cat Rescue provide rehab care of native bobcats and permanent care of nearly 60 abandoned and abused Big Cats.
Photos for the Day
Sleepy sleepy Natalia Leopard
Silly Andre Tiger is watching the world go by (upside down) on this peaceful night! ⭐️
Have you ever wondered how Big Cat Rescue got started? Check out the early beginnings and the journey to today at Facebook.com/groups/BigCatRescueUnits/ One there go to the History and Evolution link.
Photo of Armani Leopard by Marie Schoubert
From Yesterday – Handsome Pharaoh Serval is reminding us it’s Tongue Out Tuesday!
You can donate to the cats at NO COST TO YOU when you select BCR as your charity on Amazon Smile and shop Smile.Amazon.com instead of Amazon.com. It is exactly the same as regular Amazon EXCEPT when you use the Smile URL Amazon donates .5% of your purchase to BCR. It’s added up to over $100,000 for the cats!
Gilligan Lynx has his own designs, too.
Oh my goodness! Look at this adorable design of Gilligan Lynx by Cindy Arthur!! It is now available on lots of merchandise including NEW Die Cut Stickers, Coffee Mugs, Tee-shirts, V-necks, Hoodies, Tank Tops etc… Your purr-chase helps Big Cat Rescue provide rehab care of native bobcats and permanent care of nearly 60 abandoned and abused Big Cats. Teespring.com/gilligan-canada-lynx-graphic