Big Cat Updates
Grand Opening of our Augmented Reality “zoo” at the Citrus Park Mall! On Friday from noon till 1 PM Learn more at ARZoo.me
Zabu has access to her entire enclosure.
Alexa Flash Briefing
In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find them all at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw
March 18, 2019 – Lauren Buckingham
Very busy Monday! Steph C. got food prep done before lunch which was a huge help as everyone went on tours in the afternoon. We sent out 7 tours today, 2 in the morning and 5 in the afternoon. A huge thank you to everyone that helped out with them!
Candy, Rosel, Steph K., Fred, and Caity worked on the roof section of Zabu’s old enclosure. It is mostly finished, just needs a little work still around the outside. Michael did some work in Nabisco’s enclosure. He also fixed a number of the mowers and weedeaters.
Keisha was given access to the two bubbles of the enclosure closest to the solar panels. She was very excited to explore but then spent most of the afternoon sleeping in the tunnel between home and the new space.
The visiting cougar was moved to the outdoor hospital recovery cage. I cleaned the recovery hospital inside. Thanks to Bethann for doing PM Sicles. Picky cats ate well.
A huge thank you again to everyone that came in to cover all aspects of today. Its always great to see you all ?
That’s it from me!
March 19, 2019 – Devin Saari
Today was a very cold and rainy day but everyone worked hard to get everything done!
Food-prep was finished early thanks to Tanya Chute. Sharon Henry did the cicle cats and Marie Schoubert fed the picky cats and everyone ate well. Sign-offs for enrichment and operant were completed today for those that needed them. Mary Gagliordi made new cicles of all flavors.
The project for today was working in Zabu’s old enclosure, we were able to finish it today thanks to Megan Myers, Caity Farr, Tanya Chute, Mazz, Fred Pagan, and Michael Heap. Michael Heap also worked on some of the barricades that needed fixing around the sanctuary.
Thank you to everyone who helped out today!
March 20, 2019 – Kathryn Stapleton
Great Day Today! Weather was nice a bit chilly in the morning but warmed up to a nice afternoon. Thanks to everyone who came in to do tours!
Thanks to Michael Heap and Victoria DiGiacomo and Tanya Chute who worked on the empty Tiger Row cages. Tanya and Fred Pagan got food prep done and cleaned up before lunch. Jennie Jamison did several Private tours and an afternoon tour. Megan Myers did the 10 am tour. We were able to send out four afternoon tours thank to: Fred Pagan, Mazz, Jennie Jamison, Dennis Mitchell, Elizabeth Heath, Bhrielle Vasquez, Caity Farr, and Christina Cochard
Thanks to Cindy Kuharek, Marie Schoubert, Mary Jerome, Phyllis Middaugh, Caity Farr, and Christina Cochard who were in to get cleaning and feeding done as well!!
Zabu has access to her entire cage and she was patrolling all over the cage today!
That’s it for me,
Big Cat Fact
Did you know… the white spots on the back of bobcat ears are called Flashes! They are used to help them communicate with their young and ward off predators because they look like eyes!
Videos of the Day
Q&A at Big Cat Rescue- Follow along as Keeper s Brittany shows you many of the Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Jaguar, Cougars, Lynx, Servals, Bobcats, Savannah Cats and an Ocelot that Call Big Cat Rescue was Rescue Home! Cats Featured: Priya, Nikita, Cyrus, Diablo, Breezy, Andi, Max and Maryann, King Tut, Purrfection, Running Bear, Simba and Smalls!
Zabu the white tiger moves into a new enclosure. Now she has two acres of space to explore. Check it out!
Q&A at Big Cat Rescue- Follow along as Keeper s Brittany shows you many of the Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Jaguar, Cougars, Lynx, Servals, Bobcats, Savannah Cats and an Ocelot that Call Big Cat Rescue was Rescue Home! Cats Featured: Zabu, Sundari, Manny, Orion, Beacher, Keisha, Kali and Amanda.
Hoover Tiger is having a very relaxing lazy afternoon. Roll, Roll, Rooooooll over Hoover.
Gorgeous Nikita Lion – Closeup – “Is this my good side?”
Kali Tiger has the greatest stinky face expressions.
Merchandise of the Day
Spring is here and we are offering SALES on 5 of our Beaded Bracelet Styles on Amazon through Sunday! THEY MAKE GREAT GIFTS!
Mix and Match – Gold Leopard Charm Genuine Tiger Eye with “I <3 BCR” Engraved, Cobalt Blue Jasper Lion Head Charm, Purple Jasper Lion Head Charm, Semi-Precious Stone/Lava Jeweled Leopard Head Charm and Jasper Semi-Precious Stone Beads with Jeweled Leopard Head Charm!
You can donate to the cats at NO COST TO YOU when you select BCR as your charity on Amazon Smile and shop Smile.Amazon.com instead of Amazon.com. It is exactly the same as regular Amazon EXCEPT when you use the Smile URL Amazon donates .5% of your purchase to BCR. It’s added up to over $100,000 for the cats!
Unique charity link
Help Big Cat Rescue End The Trade! Your purchase helps Big Cat Rescue provide rehab care of native bobcats and permanent care of nearly 60 abandoned and abused Big Cats. Shop Teespring.com/stores/bigcatresue for a variety of products and End the Trade shirts at https://teespring.com/BCR-ending-the-trade
Photos for the Day
Manny Jaguar is really enjoying playing “hide and seek” with the den in Funcation!
Happy Whiskers Wednesday from the beautiful Natalia Leopard! >>•<<
Kali Tiger loves to flirt with the camera!
Good night Big Cat Rescue Friends! ?
Sweet dreams from adorable
Sheena Serval ??
Just a candid photo of Sundari Leopard <3 Photo by Intern Abbey who spent 1 year at Big Cat Rescue and reached her Level 4 Internship! She was a hard worker, made lots of memories and has many special relationships with the BCR cats. You can become an intern at BigCatRescue.org/get-involved/
Bravo and Tango just hanging out.
Photo by Jamie Veronica
Handsome, silly Manny Jaguar
Pharaoh Serval – his eyes simply melt my heart!