Big Cat Updates
Alexa Flash Briefing
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Daily Memes & Quotes
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BIG WIN for Big Cats
FANTASTIC NEWS!! The bill to ban the use of wild animals in circuses in England has just passed its third and final reading in the House of Lords. It will become law in January! After more than 20 years of ADI investigations and campaigns, and over a decade of government promises, this archaic abuse will finally end, sparing countless animals from a life of circus suffering and violence. A huge thank you to everyone who has taken action to help the animals over the years – writing to your MP (again and again!), attending circus protests, donating to enable us to expose and campaign against the suffering, and more. TOGETHER WE DID IT! Read more http://bit.ly/CircusBanEngland
Coordinator Report – Erin Carden
It was a rainy wet morning for us today! Thanks to volunteers Randy, Taylor, Bridget, Marie, Mazz, Mary Lou, Gina, and Mary G for getting all the sections cleaned and double-checked even in the rain!
While everyone was out cleaning, interns Justin and Kate rolled out food prep before lunch!
Fred, Justin, Kate, Elizabeth, Nisha, Erin A, Erin P, Kathryn and myself dug more of a trench to help direct some water out of Purrfections cage so it won’t be as flooded. Thanks, Jamie and Victor for the pump too, that’ll help!
We were expecting it to rain but it held off so our tours could go out, and some sticks/brush around the property could be cleaned up. Jennie was the tour pro today giving two private tours back to back in the morning and one of our afternoon. Mazz handed out supplements and all the cats were excited to get snacks.
That’s it for me!
Thanks, everyone for a purrrrrrrfect day!
Videos of the Day
From Carole: I spoke at the annual, Women Making Connections event last week, but had set up my iPhone too far away and one of the ladies didn’t realize I was using it to film the talk, so she walks in front of it for most of the event. I was nervous and didn’t notice she was blocking the camera, but probably wouldn’t have called her out in front of everyone even if I’d noticed. My fault for not choosing a better spot. The sound is horrible too, but it’s only about 12 minutes long if you care to suffer through it. Most people ask me to talk about the sanctuary, but they had asked me to talk about me, so that’s why it’s more personal. The WMC, sponsored by Crowe, is making a donation to the sanctuary too.
The Enrichment team has been hard at work creating new enrichment for the cats! It’s Max and MaryAnn’s turn!
Merchandise of the Day
On the weekends I spend a lot of time in my art studio. Lots of new original art jewelry as well as Nikita lion and Sapphire Paw-casssos are now available for purrr-chase. DancingButterflyStudio.com
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1. Video – Gilligan, the Canada Lynx, is such a handsome fellow. And just look at the size of those feet!
2. Video – Natalia loves sicles so much she came out of her air-conditioned den to get one!
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Sample Keeper Moments Video – You can’t get much closer to Kali than this! Look at that adorable snout, and I love those feet! What’s your favorite part?
Photos for the Day
Amanda Tigress is bright-eyed and bushy-tailed this morning!
Handsome Manny Jaguar has the cutest whiskers for Whiskers Wednesday! >>•<<
Apollo LOVES his Coolaroo bed and giving a little puff to keepers that pass by!
Smalls Bobcat has to take a good long bath after breakfast before her all day nap!
Aww-virtual boop! Goodnight Kali Tigress!
Frankie Bobcat can’t believe it’s only Wednesday night! He is already ready for the weekend!
Kristine’s Bobcat Rehab Overnight Kitten Report
What were rehab bobcat kittens, Ash and Cinder up to the last 24 hours?