March 31 2017
Big Cat Updates
Wyeth Update: Wyeth was released yesterday on thousands of acres of prime bobcat habitat.
Zabu’s red meat has been cut in smaller pieces, as she recently seems to prefer smaller bites. She was carrying the large chunks of red meat out of the lock out and leaving them laying in the enclosure. Before we can go in to retrieve it we have to lock her and Cameron in another section.
Sioux’ webcam is live again. Sorry it was down for a bit, all fixed and back up and running.
Ask luxury fashion brands to stop using exotic cats in ads!
It is time for fashion brands to stop exploiting big cats, cubs and kittens – like this cougar kitten currently being used in a PUMA sneaker advertisement – in their marketing and advertising campaigns. Big cats belong in the wild. They should not be exploited as photo props to sell clothes, shoes, handbags, watches and perfume!
PUMA is owned by the Kering Group, a $40 billion French conglomerate which also owns Gucci and more than a dozen major luxury fashion brands with a disturbing history of exploiting big cats as advertising props. Gucci’s Spring 2017 ad campaign features models posing with tigers, lions, leopards and other big cats. Kering brand Yves Saint Laurent had a perfume advertisement featuring a model stroking a live leopard. Worst of all was Alexander McQueen, another Kering brand, which bought a taxidermied tiger from a German zoo to use as an ad prop in 2010.
Will you please help us politely convince Kering Group to implement a “no wild animals in advertising” policy across all of their brands? This would be a major win for big cats used as advertising props and set a new standard for the fashion industry!
Here is Kering’s Facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/keringgroup
Learn all about our Wild Bobcat Rehab & Release Program Part 1
Learn all about our Wild Bobcat Rehab & Release Program Part 2
Learn all about our Wild Bobcat Rehab & Release Program Part 3
Enrichment for Lakota
Lakota has decided he likes the platforms and really likes Enrichment!
Fastest Bobcat Release, EVER!!!!
Wyeth, races back to freedom!!!
Hear Wyeth’s Fierce Growl
Wyeth Bobcat in rehab. Today she gets set free! Watch for our LIVE broadcast coming soon! Meanwhile help fund bobcat rehab and release:
Wyeth Release begins.
A big shout out to Rita Lowman of Pilot Bank. Rita is on the Board of the Outback Bowl. Each Board member gets to choose a charity to receive a $5000 donation as part of the Bowl’s community involvement and Rita chose – you guessed it – Big Cat Rescue!
Pictured here is Preston Argyros from the Linebaugh branch of Pilot Bank delivering the check to CFO Howard Baskin. Rita you Rock!!
We were assigned small cat lockouts the morning of March 25th. We were excited to see our newest residents- Sioux and Lakota. We saw Sioux in her den right away but searched and searched for Lakota. We were ready to panic and call the coordinator to come locate him when we looked up and saw him up in his tree! He had been staring at us from up there the whole time! It’s so funny how we got used to 20 year old bobcats that don’t climb and now we have some very crafty, curious younger ones to keep us on our toes. ~Keepers Mark & Brittany Mira
Bobcat items to help support the new rescues, Sioux & Lakota
Bobcat Tees: Available in different styles and many colors.
Bobcat Tote Bags: Available with different bobcat photos
Bobcat Mugs: Available in two different sizes.
Goosebumps and happy tears… run free Wyeth <3 ~Keeper Brittany M
My Love patiently waiting for dinner. ~Keeper Afton
FEB 22, 2017: Priya loved her time in the Vacation Rotation enclosure. ~Jamie
Spent my evening assembling this, while Monty the rat supervised. ~Keeper Chelsea
Lily, Lance, Logan, Rosy Dandelion, Violet, Jade and Tyler all went to their forever homes last week!
There are some GREAT videos recorded by viewers at explore.org/bigcatrescue that you will really enjoy watching.
Big Yellow Ball – Under Attack
Happy COuple on Vacation
Please Don’t Go To Sleep
The Long Soaking
Bu says thanks for breakfast but next time, less mush, more chicken please
Here is a list of YouTube channels that feature videos of the cats here:
- Susann https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUFOZiTvzKRvj-oVbzdByvg
- Ruxandra https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvCsjKptd1gM9BhfDkGQGNg
- Donna P: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcFbhMc8Sqr-8MreWuYr4Bg
- Shawna https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfl9S-vDPJIgjl8QpM6Aypw
- Cathy S https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6ynHBFLKj0BVnK5jo2gTnw
- A Heart For Nikita https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSxAXUTh29XWQw35acpU1Ag
These pages have been updated recently:
ONE: These small spotted balls of fur provide hope for the conservation community. This is a major milestone on the road to recovery for the Florida panther.
Carole is looking for a graphic artist who really gets what we are all about and would would like to help us with some graphics for shirts. If that is you or if you know someone like that, please have them email Carole at email@example.com
As per viewer suggestions, Quick Links now has it’s very own page http://bigcatrescue.org/quick-links/
Bookmarking it will help you find things quickly. That will come in handy for:
- Helping us answer questions on social media
- Finding answers to some of Carole’s Facebook Live questions