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 Birthday Challenge

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 https://bigcatrescue.org/big-cat-birthdays

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 


 Top 5 Questions Asked

What are the top 5 questions people ask?

Find out at BigCatRescue.org/top5/


ClipArt film Facebook Live Video Replays

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 Update

Geronimo enjoying his favorite snack this morning. Walnuts!

Get Geronimo’s full story at https://BigCatRescue.org/geronimo/


BigCatRescue.org Updates

Updates Pages

New Pages


ClipArt Cub in a cape Keeper Corner

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

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!

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

After a tough morning scaring away those pesky vultures, Cameron takes a well earned break.
After a tough morning scaring away those pesky vultures, Cameron takes a well earned break.

Kali Tiger says, “Merry Christmas” to Keeper Afton.

Have you seen this?

Manny has a heart on his belly. ~Keeper Afton

Manny has a heart on his belly.

Keeper Michael Heap:  Stalky Gabrielle…. Wait for it… Wait for it…


 New Year’s Resolutions

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.”


 Have YOU gotten a 2018 Big Cat Calendar, yet?

Love BEAUTIFUL photos of YOUR FAVORITE Big Cats? NEW Big Cat Calendar is NOW Available – LIMITED QUANTITY

13-month glossy color calendar features the big cats who call Big Cat Rescue home. Size Approx 8.5″ x 11″ when closed, 17″ x 11″ when fully open.

Fin it in our online gift shop at BigCatRescue.org/calendar or, it is now available on Amazon as well: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078KNKJ8T/


 News & Articles

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
Tiger census begins in January 2018, numbers expected to go up

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