What happened: When Keepers noticed that Nirvana the 22 year old ocelot was squinting, Dr. Liz Wynn was called in to diagnose the problem. The stain showed an ulcer which resulted in Nirvana spending some time in our West Boensch Cat Hospital to get eye drops several times a day.
Nirvana is doing well. She has spent several days in the recovery hospital. We left the lights on during the day and turned most of them off at night so her day/night cycle would not get messed up. She is eating, drinking, and pooping. Her attitude was good. She took her meds and got her eye drops.
GOOD NEWS: Nirvana was seen and cleared by the vet to go back outside today.
You Can: You can help us keep an eye on her at: https://video.nest.com/live/B7C7VpSW4b
Hoover is doing well since this surgery to repair his stitches. He’s still in the hospital cage, to keep the surgery site clean. He is eating small meals multiple times a day. He is taking his meds, is alert, and in general doing well and is even playing with his new toy.
You Can: You can watch him streaming live in the outdoor recovery cage:
Dutchess was given back her second cage that had been modified, in case Hoover would need it for healing.
The Tampa wind advisory says winds won’t exceed 25 MPH so we are letting the cats back out into their open air cages.
Seth will be very please to get back out into the vacation enclosure. Ve sure to watch the live streaming Vacation Rotation cam at: http://explore.org/live-cams/player/big-cat-rescue-vacation-rotation
Nikita, Cameron, and Zabu will also be thrilled.
Currently at Big Cat Rescue there are 76 exotic cats and of those 29 are over the age of 17 this year.
As of noon today the cats have 2,454 votes.
Can You help the cats get another 500 votes today by sharing this photo with your friends and family and asking them to got to VoteCats.com to vote for Big Cat Rescue?
If you enjoy watching Big Cat Rescue videos here is a list of places you can find literally hundreds of our videos.
ONE: Over 500 Facebook Live Video Replays
TWO: Our main YouTube channel BigCatTV.com has hundreds of short video clips of the cats being cats, enrichment & playtime, feeding time, important issues, etc
THREE: Our secondary YouTube channel is YouTube.com/DailyBigCat and has some of the Facebook Live replays, as well as other videos both short and long. It is more of a behind the scenes view.
FOUR: Roku channel BigCatTV
FIVE: Watch several live streaming web cams at BigCatCams.com
QUESTION for Viewers: Do you have a favorite big cat video spot?
Each day that Carole does a Facebook Live video she asks a question and someone who answers it correctly wins a prize. So, go to Facebook and Like our Facebook Page and choose to get notifications of our live videos. Then participate in the contests, join in conversations in the comments area, too. Be sure to book mark BigCatRescue.org/win which is where you will post your answer to qualify for a future prize if you are the first one to get the correct answer.
Question: What is the entire URL for the best page on our website if you were trying to tell them about our history and evolution of thought?
Winner: Katie M
How to Find the Answer: Look at the top menu and click on the menu item “About” then scroll down the page looking at the big blue buttons for the one titled “History of Big Cat Rescue”
Winner’s Chosen Prize: Paw Prints Bag
Paw print collage on a classic black leopard print tote. 100% spun polyester weather resistant fabric, dual handles 100% natural cotton bull denim, bag 15″ x 15″, made in America. Paw prints include; Tj Tiger, Hoover Tiger, Zabu Tiger, Aspen Cougar, Jumanji Leopard (passed away), Mrs. Claws Bobcat, Small Bobcat, Nala Serval, Pharaoh Serval, Nirvana Ocelot, JoJo Hybrid, and Canyon Sand Cat (passed away).
Note to Viewers: The purr-ticipation photo yesterday was Sabre. When I sent it out there were a couple emails that came back as undeliverable. IMPORTANT: When you input your email address at BigCatRescue.org/win to purr-ticipate in the daily Facebook.com/bigcatrescue contest please double check your email address is types correctly. If it is not entered correctly we will not be able to contact you if you win nor send you purr-ticipation photo.
Note to viewers: Today’s purr-ticipation photo will be MICKEY COUGAR!! Be sure to watch facebook.com/bigcatrescue to purr-ticipate in the daily Facebook Live Video contest.
People Often Ask: Do you allow visitors?
The short answer is yes, we offer guided educational tours.
We are a sanctuary, not a zoo, so our animals come first. We do not allow people to wander around unescorted. Our tours are all guided and provide an educational experience that includes the plight of big cats in the wild and in captivity and what you can do to save them.
We are closed on Thursdays. We offer guided tours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday at 3 PM for adults and children 10 and over. On Saturday & Sunday we offer tours at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for adults and children 10 and over. These are walking tours and take about an hour and a half.
Click on each tour to see how they differ.
- Day Tour
- Kids Tour
- Feeding Tour
- Private Tour
- Keeper Tour
- Photo Tour
- Group Tour
- Night Tours (Only one per quarter)
Learn more at: http://bigcatrescue.org/tickets/
VIEWER VIDEO: Seth, breakfast and a drink 2017 01 23
VIEWER VIDEO: Hoover eating dinner 2017 01 22
VIEWER VIDEO: Hoover having something to eat 2017 01 22
VIEWER VIDEO: Lion roar light 2017 01 22
VIEWER VIDEO: Thanks to the keeper for helping Seth get all of his breakfast 2017 01 22
VIEWER VIDEO: Joseph’s breakfast 2017 01 22
VIEWER VIDEO: Nikita’s breakfast 2017 01 22
VIEWER VIDEO: Seth’s Sunday morning breakfast 2017 01 22
VIEWER VIDEO: Joseph has something to say about the windy weather 2017 01 22
VIEWER VIDEO: Squirrel testing out TJ’s boomer ball 2017 01 22
VIEWER VIDEO: Nirvana having her breakfast 2017 01 22
VIEWER VIDEO: Seth’s morning bath 2017 01 22
VIEWER VIDEO: Hoover taking his meds and eating 2017 01 21
VIEWER VIDEO: Hoover wants to play rather than take his meds 2017 01 21
VIEWER VIDEO: A dinner walk with TJ 2017 01 21
VIEWER VIDEO: Good boy Hoov taking his meds, Recovery January 23
VIEWER VIDEO: Hoovie saying no and later saying yes, Hoover in Recovery January 21
VIEWER VIDEO: Two birds and a tiger, Seth in VR Jannuary 21
VIEWER VIDEO: Carole and Niki January 22
VIEWER VIDEO: Frisky Hoovie, Recovery January 22
VIEWER VIDEO: Morning dip in the pond with Seth, VR January 22
VIEWER VIDEO: Some Hoovie tongue, Recovery January 22
VIEWER VIDEO: Squirrels Sunday, January 22
VIEWER VIDEO: Hoover’s eyes. 🙂 Jan. 22/17 Can YOU Find them?
Captioned Photo To Share On Social Sites
One way to brighten Monday is to ask your friends and family to vote for the cats at VoteCats.com