Female serval
Approx. DOB 1/1/2009
Rescued on  5/5/2013

Moved to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge on December 29, 2023


Ginger is approximately four years old and was bottle raised from a kitten. She did not have a name, so in keeping with the Gilligan’s Island theme she was named Ginger. Ginger was kept in a cage about 9′ x 12′. On one side of her two cougars were housed and on the other was an empty cage about half the size of hers.


That empty cage housed another serval who died a few months before the rescue. Sadly the serval had become wedged in between the door panels and died. It is unknown how the serval died. The dead serval was left in the cage for weeks before it was removed and dumped in an open pit just a few feet from the cage.

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Ginger was the first cat at the Kansas property to be captured. She was netted by Big Cat Rescuers so volunteer veterinarian Dr. Justin and the Kansas City Zoo veterinarian could examine her. Despite living next door to two large intimidating cats, witnessing the death of her serval neighbor, and living in complete filth, Ginger was surprisingly calm during her capture and exam, and quickly adapted to her new found comforts at Big Cat Rescue.

Above photos are all taken at Big Cat Rescue

Read more about the rescue and see photos and videos here:  https://bigcatrescue.org/most-daring-rescue-ever/

September 2014

July 2016

October 2016

Ginger serval goes on Funcation!

February 17, 2017

Ginger! ~Jamie Veronica

June 22, 2017

Ginger enjoying an afternoon siesta in her hammock bed.~Jamie Veronica

January 4, 2019

Ginger serval sees the vet

July 4-5, 2019

The following videos are of Ginger serval being seen by Dr. Justin Boorstein when she broke her leg and her subsequent surgery.

July 29, 2019

Ginger is being seen for a recheck on her broken leg.

September 16, 2019

Ginger and Flint follow up exams today. Ginger’s fracture is healing, but there was some fluid near her ankle joint that was of concern. A sample of the fluid was sent to the lab to test for infection. If it comes back negative she can go back outside! Otherwise she may need a little more time hearing in the Recovery Hospital. ~Jamie Veronica

Novemeber 4, 2019

Ginger serval getting another check up on her broken leg.

January 2, 2020

Ginger Exam — with Brittany Mira – Big Cat Rescue in Citrus Park, Florida

August 3, 2020

Ginger serval’s home tour

January 17, 2021

Paws in the air! ~Brittany Mira

January 17, 2022

Happy birthday Ginger!

April 3, 2022

“Hey Ginger, it’s been years since you let me take a pretty photo of you – can you look over here”Ginger’s response ❤ ~Brittany Mira

May 14, 2022

Ginger enjoying her Funcation!

May 26, 2022

Ginger serval moving to her new home!

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