July 29 2019
Big Cat Updates
Three servals saw the vet today. Check the videos below to find out who and why.
Alexa Flash Briefing
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Daily Memes & Quotes
Be the light…or the mirror that reflects it.
International Tiger Day 2019
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Coordinator Report – Lauren Buckingham
We had a very busy vet day Monday. Sheena, Zimba, and ginger were all seen by Dr. Justin. They are still in the recovery hospital.
The recovery hospital was swept and mopped as each cat went in. Candy opened the gift shop for karma and took a two-hour private tour first thing. Intern Justin worked on food prep in the morning and was helped by MC after cleaning and Candy after her tour.
Multiple stick pick-ups were done throughout the day. Bethann did PM cicles. Bonnie and Bethany did PM supplements and snacks. They also drove around picking up mosquito dunks that were no longer in water and placing new ones in waterlogged areas.
In the afternoon the interns mowed and weed-eated around the Gift Shop, the lake bank from Dutchess to Keisha, and along the tour path while those areas were dry enough.
The rain held off till around 5 and then we got a big downpour.
Cleaning, feeding, and operant sign-offs were done
That’s it from me!
From Karma Hurworth: I just wanted to give a big thanks to a couple of awesome partners today. Candy Couser came in and opened the gift shop so I could finish up meds and make sure my picky ones ate, then stayed and did a private tour.
Emily Prue was a total superstar. I got swamped with National Tiger Day orders, but Emily stepped right up and answered the phone, greeted customers and made sure the gift shop was stocked. This allowed me to get ALL the shipping done. She also got a tour sign off so she can begin being a guide.
Thank you, ladies! You really saved me today!
Videos of the Day
Part 1: Zimba the 21-year-old serval is being seen by Dr. Justin in the Windsong Memorial Hospital.
Part 2: After X-rays- Zimba the 21-year-old serval is being seen by Dr. Justin in the Windsong Memorial Hospital.
Ginger the serval recently fractured her leg and it’s time for Dr. Justin to take new x-rays and a quick check-up.
Sheena the serval is being seen by Dr. Justin for hair loss and hot spots.
Part 2: Sheena the serval is being seen by Dr. Justin for hair loss and hot spots and a very red nose. The x-ray showed an incisional hernia that Dr. Justin is operating on.
Cinder and Ash the Rehabs are due for their last set of vaccines!
Merchandise of the Day
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Beautiful Miss Dutchess Tigress wishes you a quiet, star-filled night! ?✨? You can still order International Tiger Day merchandise to support the conservation effort of wild tigers! Help Out and Learn More: http://bigcatrescue.org/international-tiger-day/
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2. Video – Close-up clips of beautiful Sundari Leopard. Sundari was born at the sanctuary 22 years ago before we learned that no privately-held exotic cat served any sort of conservation purpose.
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Sample Keeper Moments Video – Sapphire alert! Marie got some footage on her GoPro of Sapphire while she was on vacation!
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Photos for the Day
Sapphire Tigress got a purple cardboard flower with pumpkin pie spice and sure had a good time licking every inch clean!
Sweet little Pharaoh Serval absolutely loved his “cat-erpillar” enrichment.
Kristine’s Bobcat Rehab Overnight Kitten Report
Checking in on Flint, the little rehab bobcat kitten that was injured by dogs.
What were rehab bobcat kittens, Ash and Cinder up to the last 24 hours?