Big Cat Updates
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Spirit Feather Goes Free on Jan 8, 2017
Support Spirit Feather’s Release
YOU CAN HELP us rehab and release more bobcat by PURR-chasing Spirit Feather Gear at http://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/search?q=spirit+feather
We want to do an update, and something special, all about Spirit Feather for Jamie & Dr. Justin. We need YOUR HELP!
If you have photos or videos of Spirit Feather and you wouldn’t mind letting us use them PLEASE send them (or their links) to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Question: Guess Spirit Feather’s weight
Winner: Pam Lazo at 10.7 lbs.
Answer: 10 lbs (note the furthest from the weight was a guess of 300 lbs!) They must grow ’em big where that person comes from 😉
VIDEO ONE: Jan 7th Afternoon Spending Time With Charaka
Jamie spends some time with Charaka Tiger before his stomach is scoped. She’s really worried because he can’t keep enough food down and is quickly losing his appetite.
VIDEO TWO: Jan 7th Afternoon Sedating Charaka
Charaka is asleep and we are getting the transport ready.
VIDEO THREE: Charaka’s Surgery Part One
VIDEO FOUR: Charaka’s Surgery Part Two
VIDEO FIVE: Checking On Charaka
Checking in on Charaka Tiger the day after his surgery and putting him outside. The volunteers are overjoyed that Spirit Feather will be set free today. He wasn’t taking his meds so Jamie distracted him with a scratcher while Dr. Justin gave him a shot.
VIDEO SIX: Getting Things Ready to Say Good-Bye to Spirit Feather
Say Goodbye to Spirit Feather the native bobcat who is being set free today. Find out more about her story and how you can help us save bobcats who have been orphaned or injured for release back to the wild. https://bigcatrescue.org/spirit-feather/
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VIDEO SEVEN: Spirit Feather’s Release Back Into the Wild
Spirit Feather the bobcat was released LIVE on Facebook. Sorry about the image being turned on its side but the camera operator was excited that Spirit Feather was going free and not experienced with how to film for FB. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube.com/BigCatRescue channel so you don’t miss the edited version, which will be high res and include some great drone footage (I hope) More about Spirit Feather’s rescue and rehab here: BigCatRescue.org/Spirit-Feather
VIDEO EIGHT: Getting Little White Dove Ready to Go Home
VIDEO NINE: Mickey Gets Hay
Viewer Videos From Explore.org/bigcatrescue
VIDEO: Third Surgery on Hoover’s Man Parts
VIDEO: TJ Eating
VIDEO: Little White Dove
VIDEO: Picking Up Spirit Feather For Release
Thank you Susann Mesna for capturing the last capture to ever happen on this web cam at this location. We will be moving the cameras to the new bobcat rehab area.
VIDEO: Nikita Lioness Viewed From Above
VIDEO: Nikita Playing With A Big Stick
VIDEO: Nikita Being Sneaky
VIDEO: Nikita Playing With Her Ball
VIDEO: Charaka in Hospital
VIDEO: Spirit Feather On Rat Watch
VIDEO: Nikita Playing With Her Feet & Roaring
VIDEO: Push That Ball
VIDEO: Charaka Waking Up
VIDEO: Hoover After Surgery
VIDEO: Precious & Funny Nikita
January 8, 2017
Now that my BFF Spirit Feather has been released to the wild (I miss her already), I have a request. Since there are now some new bobcat rehab cages, and everyone has a vacation rotation except me, I think it would only be fair that Spirit Feather’s old digs be named “Monty’s Vacation Home.”
To be fair, I was there before Spirit Feather, so she actually stayed in MY space.
I’m not asking for two weeks like the big cats; I don’t need that much time because Chelsea takes such good care of me. But a day or two would be kinda nice. You could put my peanut butter out there for me to eat and maybe a toy or two. That’s all. I’m pretty easy going.
It would be nice to be back there and remember the time I spent with Spirit Feather and smell her smell again, and visit the old haunts. And I figure I better ask quickly, before those two stinky playboy tigers try to turn it into a love nest or something.
Please consider my request. Thank you.
(Sent via Lori D., Secretary to the Cats and a Rat)
iBooks: 9,876 Downloads
Currently on iTunes we have the following books. The number beside each title is the number of times that book has been downloaded from iTunes. Click on the title to go see that book on iTunes and to get your free copy.
1,930 The Elusive Sand Cat
1,260 Lions of Big Cat Rescue
1,200 China Doll Loves Pumpkins
985 Meet JoJo
702 Black Footed Cat
665 Black Panthers: Fact or Myth
505 Big Cat Attacks
488 Who Is Big Cat Rescue?
469 Big Cat Care
458 Tigrina or Oncilla<
358 Shaquille Shattered Dreams
342 The Bobcats of Big Cat Rescue
208 What Do You See?
140 The African Wild Dog
45 Caracal Lynx
45 The Dunking
34 Black Leopard, Jumanji
30 A Leopard Named Armani
12 Common Myths That Fuel the Cruel Big Cat Selfie Trade
Amazon Kindle: 1.546 Downloads
Below is the list of book we currently have available for Amazon Kindle. The number beside them is the number of times that title has been downloaded from Amazon / Kindle. Click on the title to go see that book on Amazon and to get your copy.
169 The Elusive Sand Cat
300 Lions of Big Cat Rescue
204 Black Footed Cat
284 Big Cat Attacks
29 Shaquille Shattered Dreams
356 The Bobcats of Big Cat Rescue
25 What Do You See?
31 Caracal Lynx
74 The Dunking
33 Black Leopard, Jumanji
41 A Leopard Named Armani
?? Common Myths That Fuel the Cruel Big Cat Selfie Trade
NOTE: These Kindle versions are supposed to be free. Amazon was prices matching them to the price on iTunes, which is free. However, from time to time the price jumps back to $2.99 instead of free. If that happens, let me know (email@example.com) and I will show you what to do to get the Kindle book free)
There is a PDF version of most of the books above available for PC, Mac & other devices. We did not keep a count of PDF downloads however, there are far more PDF download requests than iBooks and Kindle combined. If YOU want a PDF copy of one of the above books go to ChatBigCats.com/books/
PLEASE, let us know if YOU THINK we should make more books. If so do you like info books like Species Spotlight books, books about individual cats and their rescue, or fun books with a lot of pictures of the cats. YOU let us know what YOU would like to see more of and we will give it a try.
Each day you have been getting two new pages from the coloring book made by SparklyPony.com for an event we did a few years ago called “March For Lions.” Today is the end of this coloring book so tomorrow we will start a new coloring book.
Big Cat Video Links:
- Watch our big cats LIVE on our many webcams at BigCatRescue.org/cams See our Vacation Rotation enclosure there for cats on “vacation”. Watch TJ & Hoover’s “Tiger Lake” Cam
- All of out live cams: BigCatCams.com
- Almost every medical procedure will have a video on YouTube.com/BigCatRescue or YouTube.com/DailyBigCat or a LIVE Facebook feed at Facebook.com/BigCatRescue
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Ways To Help Links:
Get To Know Us Links:
- How We Started
- Early history and lessons we learned
- Who is Big Cat Rescue?
- Meet the cats
- Bobcat Rehab & Release
- Our Free Books
- Come see the cats
Important Big Cat Issues:
If you are familiar with the info on these pages you will be able to help others understand and care about them which is the first step in the process of getting new laws passed that will end the abuse. Please frequent these pages so you can help us teach others in the comments area of articles and social media. A great place to reach new people with the message is in the comments area of social media posts and news articles. If you know the issues inside out then you can answer about any question that comes up. If not ask us, we are happy to help you with info. However, most info you will find on those pages.
- Cub handling issues
- Printable flyer about cub handling
- Big Cat Exhibitions
- Big Cat Attacks
- Big Cats in Zoos
- Circus is NO Fun for Big Cats
- Big Cats as Pets
- Why Regulating Conditions Under Which Big Cats are Kept Cannot Work
- White Tigers
- Fur Trade
- Trophy Hunting: Find out why hunting big cats causes environmental damage
- Canned Hunting: Did you know that petting a cub could mean making it easier for the cat to be shot in a cage?
Answers To Frequently Asked Questions:
- Why do abusers & exploiters say bad things about BCR?
- What is Enrichment?
- What is Operant Conditioning?
- Don’t they miss being petted?
- Why don’t you set them free?
- Why can’t they live with a friend?
- Why do some of the cats look thin?
- I want to help but don’t have money.
- Why don’t you have cheetahs & jaguars?
- What are BCR cages like?
- What do the cats eat?
- What about Christian the lion?
- Where do you get the cats’ toys?
- Can I volunteer on my vacation?
- What training do I need to work at BCR?
- Why is breeding bad?
- When can we pet the cubs?