July 11 2019
Big Cat Updates
Sapphire Tiger Update from Afton
Sapphire was taking a nap after breakfast this morning. She is still day by day, but every day she seems to be improving. She is eating and taking her meds, even though she is being a picky eater. Her X-rays showed that she was bound up as well, and this morning I found a very big “pile” ? so that probably made her feel a bit better. She is chuffing at me again and showing her excitement for me, which is something she stopped doing when she was really sick. ?
Alexa Flash Briefing
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Memes & Quotes of the Day
The happiest people I know are always evaluating and improving themselves. The unhappy people are usually evaluating and judging others.
Coordinator Report – Lauren Grant
Rainy day today!
Dylan, Erin A., Erin P., Nisha, & Lisa Spencer-Novak mowed and weed-eated all around the trailers, workshop, & dirt mounds by food prep first thing this AM.
We didn’t move any cats today, but Fred, Lisa, & Nisha still weed-eated around the outside of Funcation so there is less to do when cats move tomorrow ? Dylan, Kate, & Justin cleaned up all of the sticks and branches that fell on and around the long empty enclosure by Des. Dylan also worked on some patches in there. Erin & Erin picked up lots of sticks & branches around intern housing and the tour path. Kate, Fred, Dylan, & Elizabeth cleaned up the grassy area by Beacher. Candy Couser did some patches on Zuchari’s enclosure.
BethAnn Bluder, Gina Schopmeyer, & Lisa worked on letters today.
We ended a little early, but managed to get lots of clean up done! Thanks, everyone for your hard work and making it a great day!
Videos of the Day
Getting ready to open the second Augmented Reality Zoo – Time lapse of tricking out the new AR Zoo in Plantation.
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Sample Keeper Moments Video – Here’s cute little Smalls Bobcat just hanging out on her platform taking in all the sounds around the sanctuary.
Photos for the Day
Apollo the Siberian Lynx was born in 1997 and saved from a fur farm -he has been able to live his best life ever since at BCR!
Des Serval says Good night!
MaryAnn Bobcat is ready for her catnap! Did you know that MaryAnn Bobcat and Priya Tigress are the only 2 cats at BCR with almond eyes? ❤️
By Jamie Veronica: Such a serious little man. Pharaoh, serval
Mr. Intense, Handsome Manny Jaguar wishes everyone a Happy FURsday Thursday!
Smalls Bobcat always has the “zoomies” in the mornings before being fed!
Manny Jaguar is so intense… intensely handsome that is!
Sundari Leopard is cleaning up before bedtime!
Kristine’s Bobcat Rehab Overnight Kitten Report
What were rehab bobcat kittens, Ash and Cinder up to the last 24 hours?
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