February 4 2019

Kewlona bobcat is leery and secretive around Keepers unless its breakfast time!

Big Cat Updates

Wildcat Walkabout 2019

UPDATE:  There ARE still tickets available, see the link below.

Wildcat Walkabout 2019 - UPDATE We have had to Split the tickets into several reservation groups, Walkabout 2 is open and available to reserve. https://bigcatrescue.org/safari-days/ Do Not Be Concerned about the time, the walkabout times are all the same. JUST REMEMBER WHICH GROUP YOU SIGNED UP UNDER AS THIS IS HOW YOU WILL CHECK IN UPON ARRIVAL. Sorry for the confusion I will add more groups as needed to get in 700 guests. Reserve your tickets early because this event sells out every day. Gate opens at 11 am for guest to arrive, Sanctuary opens at noon till 3 for visiting the cats. The last Guest will be admitted at 2:15pm to tour path. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Wildcat Walkabout 2019 – UPDATE

We have had to Split the tickets into several reservation groups, Walkabout 2 is open and available to reserve. https://bigcatrescue.org/safari-days/

Do Not Be Concerned about the time, the walkabout times are all the same. JUST REMEMBER WHICH GROUP YOU SIGNED UP UNDER AS THIS IS HOW YOU WILL CHECK IN UPON ARRIVAL.

Sorry for the confusion I will add more groups as needed to get in 700 guests. Reserve your tickets early because this event sells out every day.

Gate opens at 11 am for guests to arrive, Sanctuary opens at noon till 3 for visiting the cats. The last Guest will be admitted at 2:15 pm to tour path.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Alexa Flash Briefing

Coordinator Report – Lauren Buckingham

Great day today, we were a little short-handed compared to a normal Monday but still had enough people to get everything done.

Interns Caity and Moe took their small cat cleaning classes first thing.  Mazz, Tanya, and Steph C got food prep done and cleaned up. Candy gave all the cats their cicles.  Fred did PM snacks and supplements.

Today was ivermectin and all of the cats that needed it got it. Thank you to everyone that came in to help feed.

Picky cats ate well

We sent out three 3 pm tours in the afternoon and had lots of happy guests.

Andre got some amazing enrichment for the DoDo, he had a blast!! Even Amanda joined in for a quick few minutes and came to check it out

Thank you Barb N for covering the 9 am private tour so I didn’t have to pull cleaners. Thanks also to Diana for taking out an unplanned private tour and staying to help with the 3 pm tour.

Operant was done by a number of keepers and some sign-offs were also done.

That’s it from me!

Videos of the Day

Andre Tiger and his special Enrichment was streamed LIVE on The Dodo

GoPro: Feeding Nikita Lioness – Breakfast with the Queen – Keeper Brittany shows you the process of Feeding Nikita Lioness her breakfast while training Level 4 Intern Fred on feeding the biggest cat at Big Cat Rescue.

Learn how we feed over 60 Big Cats each day at https://bigcatrescue.org/feed-cats/

Big Cat Vets

Frankie Bobcat arrived at Big Cat Rescue in 2018. Frankie was a relinquished pet, that spent many years at another facility, that was dedicated primarily to rehab and release before he came here to his forever home. Frankie is 12 years old and a relatively small amount is known about his health and background, so Dr. Wynn came out to give him a full exam, and also to neuter him as we do not breed here at the sanctuary. Watch his exam here in 360 VR!

This looks AMAZING if you wear Oculus Go, HTC Vive, Rift, Cardboard or any other sort of HMD. Get our inexpensive headset and support the cats at the same time at BigCatRescue.org/VR

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 $89,000 for the cats!

Please visit BigCatRescue.org/amazon-smile for how to sign up and let us know you did so we can thank you. 🙂

Check out our website at BigCatRescue.org or shop at BigCatRescue.biz
Join our Official Facebook Groups at Facebook.com/groups/BigCatRescueUnits/ and Facebook.com/groups/BigCatRescue/
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Morning Q & A 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! Cats Featured: Andre, Amanda, Kali, Cameron, Zabu, Priya, Gabrielle, and Keisha.

Merchandise of the Day

Max and MaryAnn will be celebrating their 5 year Anniversary together this Valentine’s Day <3

Big Cat Rescue Merchandise helps provide care for the cats at Big Cat Rescue.
Big Cat Rescue Merchandise helps provide care for the cats at Big Cat Rescue.

Amazon Links:
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Teespring:
https://teespring.com/bobcats-in-love

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!

Photos of the Day

Kewlona bobcat is leery and secretive around Keepers unless its breakfast time!

Kewlona bobcat is leery and secretive around Keepers unless its breakfast time!
Kewlona bobcat is leery and secretive around Keepers unless its breakfast time!

Gilligan the Canada Lynx is always striking but especially in the morning sunshine.

Gilligan the Canada Lynx is always striking but especially in the morning sunshine.
Gilligan the Canada Lynx is always striking but especially in the morning sunshine.

Loki Savannah loves to use his camouflage to blend in <3

Loki Savannah loves to use his camouflage to blend in
Loki Savannah loves to use his camouflage to blend in <3

Smalls Bobcat is all snuggled in one of her favorite spots in her ferns and is ready for bed!

Smalls Bobcat is all snuggled in one of her favorite spots in her ferns and is ready for bed!
Smalls Bobcat is all snuggled in one of her favorite spots in her ferns and is ready for bed!

Sundari Leopard never gets tired of being goofy. She keeps us smiling.

Sundari Leopard never gets tired of being goofy. She keeps us smiling.
Sundari Leopard never gets tired of being goofy. She keeps us smiling.

Simba Savannah enjoys watching his silly neighbor Pharaoh Serval<3

Simba Savannah enjoys watching his silly neighbor Pharaoh
Simba Savannah enjoys watching his silly neighbor Pharaoh <3
  • Show Comments (1)

  • Donna

    It’s wonderful you’ve given the Savannah’s a home there at BCR, but still so sad that they’re being bred and that people think they make wonderful “pets”. Someday..they will learn…I hope.

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