Nirvana has gone back outside. See the Facebook Live Video Replays below.
In captivity these highly intelligent cats can get bored easily. One of our biggest challenges is keeping their minds and bodies active. It is amazing how their mental and emotional health impacts their physical health. Therefore, we take alleviating boredom very seriously. Moving cats around takes a lot of people quite a bit of time. However, it is important, so the keepers and interns view those tasks as vital and tackle the hard work with a smile every time. Most cats really enjoy getting to check out new territory. Gabrielle (a.k.a. Gabby) and Priya are no exception.
- Priya has access to the empty cage by the tunnel.
- Gabby has been given access to the section of Priya's cage that has the tunnel to vacation in it.
NOTE: Things like this is where our cage design comes in quite handy. With the cages built in sections connected by doors and tunnels(above ground), we can safely shift the cats around giving them new territory to investigate.
How our cages are built: http://bigcatrescue.org/cages/
We will be Live on The Dodo at 2:30 PM ET today and 5:00 PM ET, tomorrow. Please join us.
VIDEO: Nirvana Ocelot Leaves Hospital & Goes Back Outside 1/24/2017
VIDEO: Bobcat Rehab & Release Program Expansion - Part One
Rehab expansion can be funded by your vote for us at VoteCats.com US & Canada only
VIDEO: Bobcat Rehab & Release Program Expansion - Part Two
VIDEO: A Tribute To Charaka Tiger
VIDEO: Evening Meds w/Afton 1/23/2017
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: Name the first bobcat KITTEN to be rehabbed and released back to the wild.
Winner: Lauren Lynn
Learn about our Bobcat Rehab and Release Program at: http://BigCatRescue.org/bobcat-rehab/
Winner's Prize Choice: Tote Bag - Zabu, the Tiger
Show your love for Zabu, the tiger, with the purchase of this custom made tote. 100% spun polyester weather resistant fabric, dual handles 100% natural cotton bull denim, bag 15" x 15", made in America.
TODAY will be the last day in the Cabana for Luke and Leia, as they will be headed back to the ASPCA on Tuesday night. Sweetie's kittens are not quite ready to go to the Cabana yet as they must weigh a pound before they get their vaccines. I am working on getting someone else in the Cabana for everyone until the little guys are ready.
VIDEO: Nikita vs waterbowl 2017 01 23
Nikita wants to play with her water bowl. She also has another water bowl in her roofed section. Notice how she didn't even drink from it once it was filled. How typical cat can you get?
VIDEO: Quick drink before back to patrolling 2017 01 24
VIDEO: Seth and his tiger twin 2017 01 24
VIDEO: TJ shouting out 2017 01 24
VIDEO: Last morning in the the KC for Luke and Leia 2017 01 24
VIDEO: Nikita checking her stuff 2017 01 24
VIDEO: TJ's walkathon breakfast 2017 01 24
VIDEO: Seth's breakfast and wait for dessert 2017 01 24
VIDEO: Afton visiting Joseph 2017 01 24
Note to Viewers: We apologize for not getting everyone's Viewer Videos posted on this page today. We will be adding them to tomorrow's page. Thank you for your patience.
Last year the online votes of over 9000 supporters won us over $50,000 toward the $350,000 expansion of our bobcat rehab area we are currently building. The 2017 Valspar PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge contest is now underway – please help us win again to fund the construction by voting just once and then asking your friends and family to vote as well.
Big Cat Rescue will get $1 for every vote we receive of the first 10,000 votes cast for the tournament; votes after that will help us win a portion of the $65,000 in prize money!
You can only vote ONCE; please don’t try to vote more than once. The final day to vote is March 11. Contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.
VOTE HERE: votecats.com
Look for Big Cat Rescue and click on SELECT. Fill out the form that pops up and is used to confirm you only vote once and submit. Over 9000 supporters voted last year and no spam or unwanted mail resulted from the form.
A Validation Email should show up in your email but there may be a delay. Please click on it to confirm your vote. Don’t worry if you do not receive the email – your vote will still count.
Thanks so much for helping us help the tiny orphaned bobcat kittens. Please pass this email on to anyone you think would share your concern for them.