March 26 2019

Handsome Apollo wishes you a wonderful end to Tongue Out Tuesday! 👅

Big Cat Updates

Hoover was moved into the outside recovery cage. He will be there for a few days.

Alexa Flash Briefing

In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find them all at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw

Bobcat Rehab Update

UPDATE on Sky, our newest rehab bobcat rescued on Sunday who gave birth to 3 kittens (Azul, Cobalt, and Indigo) that day while trapped in a farmer’s trap. They are all safe at Big Cat Rescue now and will be rehabbed as a family and eventually released back into the wild. Jamie reports mama bobcat Sky is taking really good care of her kittens.

Dr. Justin weighed and examined them yesterday: Cobalt (pictured here) is a 7-ounce boy, Indigo and Azul are both 6-ounce girls! Jamie covered a large rehab hospital cage with mesh and added it to Sky’s current cage so she has a lot more room now too. If you’d like to donate to our rehab bobcat program, you can do so here: https://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/products/bobcat-rehabilitation-program

UPDATE on Sky, our newest rehab bobcat rescued on Sunday who gave birth to 3 kittens (Azul, Cobalt and Indigo) that day while trapped in a farmer's trap. They are all safe at Big Cat Rescue now and will be rehabbed as a family and eventually released back into the wild. Jamie reports mama bobcat Sky is taking really good care of her kittens. Dr. Justin weighed and examined them yesterday: Cobalt (pictured here) is a 7-ounce boy, Indigo and Azul are both 6-ounce girls! Jamie covered a large rehab hospital cage with mesh and added it to Sky's current cage so she has a lot more room now too. If you'd like to donate to our rehab bobcat program, you can do so here: https://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/products/bobcat-rehabilitation-program
Bobcat Rehab

THANK YOU !!!!!!!!

THANK YOU to the 390 people who made 1,678 Calls of the Wild yesterday!

Ginger Serval is a Purrfect Serval – long, lean and agile! Servals are one of the most successful hunters in the cat world!

THANK YOU to the 390 people who made 1,678 Calls of the Wild yesterday! Ginger Serval is a Purrfect Serval - long, lean and agile! Servals are one of the most successful hunters in the cat world!
Ginger Serval

Big Cat Public Safety Act Gets a Hearing

3/26 10 am EST hearing in the Water, Oceans & Wildlife Subcommittee of the Natural Resources Committee will be live streamed on the Subcommittee’s YouTube page! The Big Cat Public Safety Act HR1380 is one of seven bills scheduled. BCR friend and IFAW Campaigns Manager Carson Barylak, who has long worked with us to pass this bill, is testifying.
Watch at

Coordinator Report – Devin Saari

Today was a busy day and we had just enough people to get everything done! Thank you to everyone who helped out!

Hoover was moved into the outside recovery cage. Food-prep was finished around tour time thanks to Mazz, Fred Pagan, and Caity Farr.  Sharon Henry and Marie Schoubert did the cicle cats. Sign-offs for enrichment and operant were completed today for those that needed them.

There were a few projects done today!

  • Bethany Smith and Devin Saari worked out in the Bobcat Rehab area. She mowed Bravo and Tangos enclosure and Devin Saari mowed Alpha’s.
  • Mazz and Devin Saari scrubbed clean the outside recovery cage for Hoover to move into for the next few days.
  • Bethany Smith and Devin Saari cleaned the transport cage that Hoover was in and it’s now drying by the cleaning slab.
  • Caity Farr and Fred Pagan worked in the enclosure our guest cougar was moved into it still needs to be finished.

Thank you to everyone who helped out today!
-Devin Saari

Videos of the Day

Yesterday we had to say goodbye to our sweet Zabu, the white tigress. Zabu was a gentle, loving girl in her later years who will be missed greatly by us all. But she is at peace and free now, reunited with Cameron. I wanted to share with you all in 360, one of the quieter times I sat with her and just observed the beautiful being she was.

This looks AMAZING if you wear Oculus Go, HTC Vive, Rift, Cardboard or any other sort of HMD. Get our inexpensive headset and support the cats at the same time at BigCatRescue.org/VR

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Please visit BigCatRescue.org/amazon-smile for how to sign up and let us know you did so we can thank you. 🙂

Big Cat Fact

Big Cats spend a lot of time grooming…. Sundari Leopard is demonstrating for us!

Big Cats spend a lot of time grooming.... Sundari is demonstrating for us!
Sundari Leopard

Photos for the Day

From Dr. Justin – Zimba the Serval not excited about my Sanctuary walkthrough @bigcatrescue ! This is the most common look I get out there!!

From Dr. Justin - Zimba the Serval not excited about my Sanctuary walkthrough @bigcatrescue ! This is the most common look I get out there!!
Zimba Serval

Beautiful Armani Leopard just chillin’ in the Florida sunshine.

Beautiful Armani Leopard just chillin' in the Florida sunshine
Armani Leopard

Handsome Apollo wishes you a wonderful end to Tongue Out Tuesday! 👅

Handsome Apollo wishes you a wonderful end to Tongue Out Tuesday! 👅
Apollo Siberian Lynx

King Tut, “Man it is a tough job being so handsome. So much to do such as so many sunny spots to take a nap in!”

King Tut, "Man it is a tough job being so handsome. So much to do such as so many sunny spots to take a nap in!"
King Tut Savannah

Ares Cougar wishing everyone the happiest of Tongue Out Tuesday’s! 👅

Ares Cougar wishing everyone the happiest of Tongue Out Tuesday’s! 👅
Ares Cougar
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