July 24 2018

Big Cat Updates

Lots of news today!

  • TAFA 2018
  • Rehab bobcat kittens outside
  • What happened to Cameron’s new A/C unit?
  • and more…

Bobcat Rehab

Bravo, Tango, and Foxtrot have moved outside. Notice Foxtrot in the back behind the logs. Echo lives in the next section over and shared a wall.

Bravo, Tango, and Foxtrot have moved outside. Notice Foxtrot in the back behind the logs. Echo lives in the next section over and shared a wall.
Bravo and Tango

Echo has already mastered the art of camouflage.

Echo has already mastered the art of camouflage.
Rehab bobcat kitten Echo
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More Bobcat Rehab News

Wi-Fi Camera Traps – Jamie Veronica is using a Wi-Fi enabled camera trap so she’s alerted if anything moves near the trap. We have three traps set across FL to try and help 3 bobcats who need help but are too evasive to net or dart.

Bobcat with drain pipe stuck on his neck – This bobcat has been seen a few more times recently and still has the drain pipe on his neck. Here is the photo of the trap set for him. Obviously, a lot of prey in the area so luring him into the trap has not been successful, yet. We will keep trying.

Trap set for wild bobcat with drain pipe on his neck.
Trap set for wild bobcat with drain pipe on his neck.

Another Bobcat Call – Today, Carole got a call from a guest who had brought his family here recently. He’s a Realtor in DC and just came across a family keeping a bobcat in their basement. He’s going to try and talk them into releasing the cat to us. This is NOT the actual cat in the photo. We will keep you posted.

Today I got a call from a guest who had brought his family here recently. He's a Realtor in DC and just came across a family keeping a bobcat in their basement. He's going to try and talk them into releasing the cat to us. This is NOT the actual cat in the photo. I'll keep you posted. PLEASE, make the Call of the Wild, EVERY WEEK, to make having wild cats as pets illegal.
PLEASE, make the Call of the Wild, EVERY WEEK, to make having wild cats as pets illegal.

TAFA 2018

This link should start the whole playlist of videos from TAFA 2018 https://www.facebook.com/bigcatrescue/videos/10155493886221957/

Master Chef Mike Markarian describing his customized BCR dessert made for TAFA conference.

This is Susan, Big Cat Rescue’s PR Director, at TAFA 2018 holding a special dessert made in honor of BCR’s efforts to save big cats.

Susan at TAFA 2018
Susan at TAFA 2018

Taking Action for Animals 2018 – A big roaring shout out to all of you who made it possible for us to be in DC advocating for laws to protect big cats! We love you guys!

Keeper Corner

While Cameron Lion did NOT appreciate someone coming to take away his new A/C unit Apollo Lynx who is in the hospital recovery cage certainly did appreciate it.

Apollo has borrowed Cameron's new A/C Unit
Apollo has borrowed Cameron’s new A/C Unit

We will return it to Cameron, as soon as possible.

Big Cat Updates

Devin Saari’s Coordinator Notes for 7/20/2018

Very wet day today; it rained all day! Luckily we had lots of volunteers to get feeding and cleaning done! The cicle cats all loved their icy treats! Interns that needed sign-offs got them. Picky cats ate well. The interns are in the process of deep cleaning the kitten cabana.

That’s all for today!
-Devin

Lynda Licht’s Coordinator Notes for 7/22/2018

Another fantastic Sunday. No rain and a nice breeze made it a lot more pleasant to work outside today.

We had red shirts aplenty but we were light on senior keepers, so I had to dust off my cleaning skills today to cover a section. I realized how much I miss it – quality time around the cats and a great sense of accomplishment to give them a clean place to eat and live. Oh, and thank goodness we have Level 3 interns that have chosen to spend so much time here with us.

Interns had food prep and the cooler clean by lunchtime, so in the afternoon we did various projects:

  • Picked up sticks from all over the sanctuary.
  • Took out broads from in front of Apollo’s den and restocked on wood pile and then picked up trash & recycling from party house.
  • I made more capsules for Hoover’s supplement.
  • Kept up on the laundry, of course.
  • Interns Dylan, Lauren, Steph K, Steph C, Shelby, Sam, Teagan and Mai & Mary did a clean up of both Small’s and Apollo’s enclosures while they are elsewhere.
  • Food inventory in the freezers is always fun on a hot day.

Maureen got her final signoff for the feeding tour, and interns got feeding signoffs they needed.

It was great to be back after being away for a couple Sundays.  Thanks to all for their help today and always.
-Lynda

Devin Saari’s Coordinator Notes for 7/23/2018

Another great Monday! Lots of volunteers came in to help get feeding and cleaning done.  It did not rain today but there was lots of water around the sanctuary from last night’s downpour

Projects from today:

  • The side of Ariel’s enclosure with the platform was cleaned.
  • Sticks were picked up around the sanctuary but there are still plenty more.
  • The recovery hospital was swept and mopped
  • The rehab cages were moved outside to the cleaning slab.

Picky cats ate well today!  The cicle cats loved their icy treats!

We had a big enrichment and operant party at the end of the day for those that wanted sign-offs

That’s all for today!
-Devin

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