Big Cat Updates
Angie Gabor’s Coordinator Notes for Sunday, 2/4/18
It was a wet one, today.
We got lucky and were able to feed and clean without rain. We got some sign offs done for cleaning, feeding and enrichment.
Cameron & Joseph were difficult eaters today. We had better luck with the tigers.
The morning tours were nice and dry, but even though the pm tour was wet everybody had a good time.
Cats On The Move (In case you missed it)
Kewlona and Dryden have moved to Little Dove and Banshee’s old cage suite. They have an overhead sky walk that connects the cages. This gives these playful bobcats more space and new territory to explore. They were kind of shy at first but are now loving it.
Zucari was moved to Kewlona and Dryden’s previous suite of cages. As you can imagine this feisty fellow had a ball checking out all the smells and marking everything as his.
Gabby is home from vacation. It took her no time at all to check out all the changes keepers had made while she was away. Of course, she also had to prance around and spy on the neighbors to see what they were up to.
Priya is now on vacation and having a good time. You can watch her streaming live 24/7 at Explore.org/bigcatrescue Please note, there is a chat room below the live cams, feel free to use the Explore.org snapshot feature to take photos of Priya and share them in that chat room.
Manny is in the FunCation enclosure. He has investigated every inch of the 22,000 square foot, too. Keepers have gotten some cute photos so be expecting to see those soon.
The following kittens have reached two pounds, are healthy, well socialized and ready to find their furever homes so will be returning to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
Foster kitten adoption followup: I adopted one of the babies from the cabana ? This is Luna (aka Tasha/Diana). I have to say, the socialization she got is so evident! She is such a confident and cuddly girl ?
THANK YOU - Facebook Fundraisers & Live Video Donations
The cats just received $7,846.71 from Facebook. THANK YOU, ALL of you for the donations and the shares to make this happen!! YOUR EFFORTS generated these funds for the care of the cats!!
Several of you did Facebook Fundraisers for the cats as well as funds donated by viewers of Carole’s Facebook Live Walkabout videos. All of you are our heroes!!
CLICK HERE to learn how easy it is to do a Facebook Fundraiser for the cats.
What's Not to Smile About?
Howard Baskin always smiles at strangers as his way of generating a little more love in the Universe. He inspired this design called “I Smile Back” as a way for people wearing the tee to inspire those who see it to smile. Cindy illustrated that idea with our “smiling” Natalia the Amur Leopard. The proceeds go to funding the freedom fight for exotic cats. What’s not to smile about? CLICK HERE to see other colors and sizes
Do You Like Vegetarian Recipes?
Several of the staff and keepers here at Big Cat Rescue love vegan and vegetarian recipes. Do YOU have any vegan or vegetarian recipes you’d care to share?
Would YOU be interested in contributing to another Big Cat Rescue Recipe Book? If so, email your vegan or vegetarian recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org Feel free to include a photo that you have taken of your finished creation.
REMINDER: Recipes contributed to the book must be recipes that are not copyrighted. We want to be respectful and not to violate anyone’s copyrights.
For today’s Keeper Corner, you will see a new format to display keeper photos. You will notice that if you click or tap on a photo it will popup larger but will not close the update page. We really hope you like this new layout for Keeper Corner.
I’d also like to INVITE YOU to join our Official Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigcatrescue/ as that is where several keepers are now sharing their photos and videos.
Facebook Video Replays
KITTEN Save From a Tangle We rolled back the LIVE camera footage to find out how it all got started. You won’t believe the tangle this kitten got himself into! You can find the link to the Kitten Cabana web cam at BigCatCams.com
Wildcat Walkabout at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, FL where we will visit with rescued lions, tigers, leopards, bobcats and more!
FUNNY ANDY TIGER: Watch as Andy the tiger has a splash of a good time with his pumpkin and big red ball! BigCatTV.com
Did You Miss this one on YouTube.com/DailyBigCat ?
What do YOUR kitties like to be spoiled with? Once in a great while, Joseph Lion gets a vanilla ice cream treat. This clip is from a while back.
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