January 1 2018
Big Cat Updates
SUMMARY: Cat Birthdays & Challenge, Keeper short video clips, Geronimo update, New Year’s Resolution, Keeper photos,
Keeper Becky Gagliardo’s Coordinator Report for Sunday, 12/31/2017
Another great day with the cats. Tons of tours and – we had around 350 guests. Went very smoothly.
Thanks to all the great volunteers and interns who kicked above & beyond taking care of the cats and doing the tours.
Thanks to Steven, Steph C and Dililah for coming back to help with the meds cleanup dishes.
Picky cats did ok today.
Big Cat Friend, Matthew B. made this collage.
Happy Birthday to these 20 cats! There are so many cats who have birthday’s on January 1st because their birthdays are unknown or, the month is January but the date is unknown. ~Matthew B.
You can get a Google calendar with all of the cats birthdays on it at http://bigcatrescue.org/big-cat-birthdays
- Age 23 – Reise Cougar
- Age 23 – Frosty Serval
- Age 22 – Amanda Tiger
- Age 22 – Andre Tiger
- Age 22 – Arthur Tiger
- Age 21 – Gabrielle Tiger
- Age 18 – Servie Serval
- Age 13 – Artemis Cougar
- Age 13 – Ares Cougar
- Age 13 – Orion Cougar
- Age 13 – Diablo Savannah
- Age 11 – Gilligan Canadian Lynx
- Age 11 – Skipper Canadian Lynx
- Age 10 – Lovey Bobcat
- Age 10 – MaryAnn Bobcat
- Age 10 – Thurston Bobcat
- Age 9 – Desi Serval
- Age 9 – Ginger Serval
- Age 9 – King Tut Savannah
- Age 8 – Nala Serval
To honor these cats on their birthday, let try to get 100 Calls of the Wild today. That is five calls for each cat. We can do this if everyone who loves one of these cats makes the call and asks a friend to make the call, too.
As of 9:00 am on January 1, 2018 the number of Calls to Wild are 3,787. By 9:00 and January 2, 2018 will YOU help us get 100 Calls of the Wild made?
By noon 27 calls had been made. We still need 73 people to make the Call of the Wild today. Will YOU be one of the 73? Will you ask a friend to be one of the 73?
Today’s goal of 100 calls would bring the call total up to 3,887. Will you help us meet the cats Birth Challenge?
Watch the tally at TigerRescue.org
What are the top 5 questions people ask?
Find out at BigCatRescue.org/top5/
Afternoon Wildcat Walkabout
How Many Keepers Does It Take to feed a 21 year old, sick tiger and a grumpy lion?
After major surgery to repair three broken bones Noel sustained in a tangle with a car, she’s learning how to rock herself up onto the pinned bones and walk again.
Geronimo enjoying his favorite snack this morning. Walnuts!
Get Geronimo’s full story at https://BigCatRescue.org/geronimo/
- Big Cat Bans Enacted
- When can we pet the cubs?
- Big cat credit card
- Telling them apart: Lovey & Thurston Howell
- Ways to help for free
These two are at it again lol. ~Keeper Afton
Keeper Brittany Mira: Welcome 2018 and all the adventures to come! Starting our new year with the cats of course ? We had an incredible year with amazing experiences like wild bob cat releases, hospital procedures, lots of new residents and learned so many new skills… BCR 2017 will be hard to top but I’m sure going to try! Smalls Bobcat
Jamie Veronica: Cooper tracks and claw marks.
Manny, the Photogenic ~Michael Heap
I thought this was SOOOOOO COOOOOL!!! Way to go Michael Heap!!!
Some of you have probably noticed I haven’t sent any Christmas cards this year, mainly because Christmas seems to have happened straight after October this year 😉 So instead of spending a fortune on cards and postage, the money has gone to sponsoring you all an equal share in Gabrielle instead. Merry Christmas! ~Michael Heap
Someone is getting spoiled by Keeper Michael Heap.
More success 🙂 That was a bloodsicle by the way, the second in 2 days I got her to enjoy. ~Michael Heap
Kali Tiger says, “Merry Christmas” to Keeper Afton.
Have you seen this?
Manny has a heart on his belly. ~Keeper Afton
Keeper Michael Heap: Stalky Gabrielle…. Wait for it… Wait for it…
What is your New Year’s Resolution? Tell us in the comments what yours are and what you think the cats’ are.
Big cat friend, Madeleine Boyle, posted this in the Big Cat Rescue Official Facebook Group
What are the BCR cats’ New Year’s Resolutions?
Manny: “Collect more toys for my den.”
Joseph: “Bring dreadlocks back.”
Cameron: “I’m starting a turkey thigh-only diet.”
Zeus: “I’m going to read more classic literature.”
Amanda: “I’m going to start working on my anger issues, CAROLE.”
Nikita: “I don’t need resolutions because I am perfect.”
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ONE: Gucci and Michaels Kors going fur-free, Ringling Brothers shuttering after 146 years and boosting the global movement against circus acts with wild animals, and China closing down 172 carving shops as it ends its domestic ivory trade are among the biggest gains for wildlife in 2017. Wildlife must always be a central concern in a big, broad movement against animal cruelty, and see the top 10 gains in the fight against cruelty to the wild ones on my weekend blog. READ ARTICLE
TWO: GFAS-accredited sanctuary in California saves tiger cub, 5 bears READ ARTICLE
THREE: WAY TO GO PITTSBURGH! Mayor Bill Peduto signed a bill into law this week that makes it illegal to use a whip, electric prod or elephant hook on any wild or exotic animal in Pittsburgh. READ ARTICLE
FOUR: Animal Welfare Act could protect animals and taxpayers — if it’s enforced READ ARTICLE
FIVE: Tens of Thousands of Exotic Wild Animals Are Suffering as Captive Pets in Private Homes READ ARTICLE
SIX: Tiger census begins in January 2018, numbers expected to go up READ ARTICLE