Big Cat Updates
Running Bear Bobcat lost 5 teeth, will be on meds for a few days, will spend the night in the recovery hospital and go outside once he starts eating. He will be on his normal cut up diet with no mush. He weighed 28.6 pounds – X-rays looked good, Bloodwork looked good.
Sapphire has access to her full enclosure.
Alexa Flash Briefing
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Running Bear Bobcat Sees the Vet
Cats are very skilled at hiding illness or medical issues. Therefore, our keepers have to be quite skilled at observation. They take their daily observation duties very seriously. They are great at noticing even the slightest changes in a cat’s behavior and quickly note things like decreased interest in food, chewing odd, limping, acting stiff, etc.
So when 22-year-old Running Bear Bobcat showed decreased interest at mealtime it was noted on the observation sheet, coordinators were notified, and observation increased and the vets were alerted and a vet visit was scheduled. Taking care of medical needs early often means not only a long life for the cats but more quality of life for them as well.
As it turns out this 22-year-old bobcat needed some bad teeth removed. While there he was groomed, had an overall exam that included bloodwork and x-rays.
Part 1 – Catching Running Bear Bobcat
Part 2 – Running Bear’s Exam Begins
Coordinator Report – Lauren Buckingham
Long hot day today. Ivermectin went well. MC helped Kathryn dose all the diets first thing.
Zucari’s whole enclosure was cleaned, had topsoil added and was grass seeded thanks to Candy, Bonnie, MC, Megan, and the interns. Running Bear was seen by Dr. Justin, he had some teeth pulled and is in the recovery hospital overnight.
- The big hospital was swept and mopped.
- The rat room was cleaned.
- Operant and enrichment sign-offs were done
- BethAnn and Cindy gave the cats their PM cicles.
- Bonnie made blood cicles as we were running low.
- The work on the kitten cabana was finished today, it was deep cleaned by the interns so it is ready for kittens tomorrow.
- Sapphire has access to her whole enclosure.
- Mazz and Brook finished food prep before lunch.
That’s it from me!
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Apollo Siberian Lynx waiting for his afternoon cicle.
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Foster Kitten Program Update
The following kittens are ready to find their furever homes.
Merchandise of the Day
Have you picked up a NEW Big Cat Rescue Lanyard yet?
We still have them available in 4 great colors!
WELCOME Summer 2019 Interns
The Big Cat Rescue intern program consists of two distinct departments, Keepers and Partners, with diverse skill levels and responsibilities. These levels are designed to enhance intern strengths and meet the varied needs of the sanctuary. Unless otherwise specified, interns will work in both departments.
Interns begin in Partner training to learn tour guiding and guest relations, to better familiarize themselves with the mission of the sanctuary and the daily operations, and then advance into the Keeper training to learn animal husbandry. Much of the initial training consists of the basic knowledge needed to be a valued intern. As a trainee advances through the program he or she will learn specific skills pertaining to a particular department. Big Cat Rescue can only accommodate a limited number of interns at any given time. Applications for internships are accepted year round. It is recommended that you apply no later than three months prior to your desired start date, but applications will be accepted anytime. We accept interns from all over the world and do not have set start dates. Start dates will be determined by the availability of the applicant and the needs of the sanctuary. Learn more at http://bigcatrescue.org/get-involved/volunteer/intern/
Photos of the Day
Good morning Big Cat Rescue Friends! ☀️
Miss Amanda Tigress is sharing her feeling about it being Monday! ?
Have a wonderful week everyone! ?
Dutchess Tiger looks like she is planning out her day. Nap, swim, nap, chase golf cart, eat, nap, swim, nap, chase squirrels or stalk keepers, nap, snacks, nap, cicle, nap, swim, …..
Black Leopards still have spots.
Can you see the spots on Jinx?
Good night Big Cat Rescue Friends! ?
Miss Andi Bobcat wishes you a peaceful evening of star shine and moonbeams! ✨
Happy Frankie Bobcat has had a great weekend! ?
Hope you have too! ?