Big Cat Updates
Kathyrn Stapleton’s Coordinator Notes for 3/30/2018
Very busy day today!! Lots of Cat Moves. Hoover finally made it to his new enclosure from Vacation Rotation. We had to make a tunnel from the roofed section to the outback tunnel. Maya moved home through her new tunnel. Armani is now in Funcation.
We had a lot of great volunteers today and were able to open a fourth afternoon tour.
We had full specialty tours today!
Thanks to Brandy, Abbey, and Emma for busting out the funcation cleanup so Armani can go on vacation!!
That’s it for me!!
Maya Went Home from FunCation: Maya took her time going home. Sundari was locked in her back section so Maya could pass safely through her enclosure son her way home. Maya had a goo time on her trip home from FunCation. Along the way she had to stop and check out Sundari’s dens etc.
Armani went on FunCation: Armani is an old pro at navigating the tunnels to get to FunCation and she wasted no time. She headed straight away. Once there she quickly made the rounds checking everything out and marking over Maya’s scent.
Foster Kitten Adoptions: The following kittens were adopted last week and have started the next adventure of settling in with their furever families.
- Tiny Tom
Bobcat Rehab Center
Noel, Aphrodite, Lucky and Clover have all been hunting for quite a while and doing great at it.
Internet is coming to the Rehab Center next Thursday and then probably another week before they have Nest cams up and running for you, according to Randall, our IT guy. If you would like to contribute to help cover expenses please donate at BigCatRescue.org/donate/
Shamrock’s Face:Apparently Shamrock’s face swole up yesterday. People were saying they thought it was from a bad fall she had, or maybe her rat bit back. She had been seen eating a caterpillar a few days ago too. The two bad shots below were yesterday. I watched her this morning and it’s still a little swollen, but not nearly as bad. Top photo is today. Bottom 2 photos are yesterday. She’s not showing any sign of slowing down and the swelling has gone down considerably overnight.
While some are attributing it to her falling off the swing, that seems a lot less likely than being stung by the caterpillars she’s eating. We have a fuzzy version that stings like heck. Or being bitten back by the rat, but my money is on the caterpillar, since the swelling went down so fast.
Hoover is LOVING his new home. He have found some good napping spots but especially loves the big higher den.
Hoover got an Easter / House Warming Gift!!
His VERY OWN HOOVER VACUUM!
Keepers and Interns had worked very hard raking, cleaning, and preparing Hoover’s new home. So, what better house warming gift could a tiger named Hoover get, than his very own Hoover Vacuum?
Well…. What did Hoover think of this Easter / House Warming gift?
Hmmmm… considering the current condition of the now, not so new, Hoover vacuum and the by the look on Hoover Tiger’s face, I’m not sure whether he loved it and wore it out or whether he’d have preferred a basket full of Easter Eggs like Armani & Natalia got.
Either way, that new Hoover vacuum got quite a work out and is currently in serious need of the Hoover repairman.
Facebook Video Replays
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We cage the water bowls because big cats like to play with them. See what this little female tiger did to her bowl and what we are doing to keep her from getting at it again.
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Be sure to check out yesterday’s update to see video of Hoover and Maya’s journeys home from vacation and Armani’s funny entrance to her FunCation.
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