Big Cat Updates
Zabu will be moving to Tiger Lake on Monday. Check out her flash briefing below to get more details.
Alexa Flash Briefing
In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find them all at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw
Have You Ever Wondered?
Have you ever wondered…… Does Breeding Tigers in the U.S. Kill Tigers in the Wild?
The facts on this issue just might surprise you. After you read the info at http://bigcatrescue.org/breedingkills/ we’d be happy to chat with you.
Foster Kitten Program Request
Do you know someone who does glass work who would be able to convert our Kitten Cabana from a screened room to a glass room? This would make it usable even when it would otherwise be too hot, too cold or too wet and we could even have moms with their litters in this room if we didn’t have to worry about them pushing out screens. Post their contact info in the comments if you know someone who could do this job for Big Cat Rescue.
Here is the Kitten Cabana link https://www.explore.org/livecams/big-cat-rescue/big-cat-rescue-kitten-cabana
Videos of the Day
Alpha the Bobcat came to Big Cat Rescue in 2018, at just a few months old. She was rescued from the wild, and as a result became a candidate for our Rehab and Release Program, meaning once she was big enough and in good health she could go back out to the wild. Alpha was found alone in the wild with no parents or siblings near by. Wild Bobcats come to Big Cat Rescue for two reasons:
1) Injuries such as having been hit by cars or disease, illness, birth defects.
2) Kittens that have been separated from their mothers or orphaned and are too young to survive in the wild.
Upon arrival, the cats receive a full exam and given whatever medical care is needed for their injuries or illness. Blood is drawn and tested for infectious diseases. They are vaccinated, dewormed, and flea treated. Injured cats are given the time and supportive care they need to heal. They must prove they can hunt and survive before being released.
On arrival, it was found that Alpha had a broken Jaw. It looked as though it had been broken for a long time. One side was sharp and broken looking, the other side was smooth and calcified over. Our Veterinarian Dr. Justin was able to fix the Jaw and wire it back together. Watch in 360 as Dr. Justin takes a look at Alpha and the healing progress of her Jaw, a few months later, to see if she is ready to be released back where she belongs!
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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. 🙂
Merchandise of the Day
Help us Fund the Freedom Fight with Every Purr-chase! Amazing Watercolor Big Cat Throw Pillow Cases will look stunning in your home! https://catrescue.myshopify.com/products/watercolor-lion-leopard-tiger-cougar-bobcat-ocelot-throw-pillow-case
Photos for the Day
Gabrielle Tiger loves her lake view <3
Beautiful Priya Tigress wants you to know she’s watching you … ?
Waiting for you to make the Call of the Wild!
Make the call for the captive cats like Priya! ?
Be a voice for the voiceless! ?
Have a beautiful, blessed day!?
Sleepy Cute Chaos Caracal!
Beacher Savannah is trying to figure out what Cyrus Caracal is chattering about…
Sundari says “lights out! It’s bedtime!”