Appx DOB 1/1/2000
Josie and 5 others arrived at Big Cat Rescue on Oct. 17, 2016 from Spirit of the Hills. Find out more about the rescue here: https://bigcatrescue.org/spirit-of-the-hills/
In 2004 Josie came to Spirit of the Hills from Ken and Nancy Kraft in Minnesota. Josie is spayed. Keith Kraft, who had owned BEARCAT Hollow in Racine, Minn., had pleaded guilty to falsifying records and conspiracy and was convicted of two counts of witness tampering in connection with the case. Kraft and eight others, including his wife, Nancy Kraft, were accused of illegally trafficking animals, including 17 tigers, seven leopards, five grizzly bears and dead animals and animal skins between 1999 and 2003.
The Krafts became infamous for their part in Operation Snow Plow and for selling theTiger to the Harlem apartment owner, who made news when the police had to scale the side of the building to tranquilize the tiger after it bit the owner.
Her favorite foods are ground buffalo, deer carcasses and rabbit in the winter. Otherwise chicken like quarters in the warmer months and fresh butchered beef. For enrichment we put essential oils in paper bags , bowling balls, and they always had beef bones or wild game bones.
The video below is Josie Cougar back in 2010 at Spirit of the Hills
Feeding Time at Spirit of the Hills