Big Cat Updates
Alexa Flash Briefing
In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find them all at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw
Coordinator Report – Angie Gabor
Another awesome day at Big Cat Rescue!!! We had awesome volunteers and interns that made sure all the cats and our guests were well taken care of.
We were lean but we were mean! With the help of a workgroup Fred, Mazz, Christina, Brooklynne, Barbara Brooks, Amanda and Tanya cleaned the enclosures behind the staff offices from top to bottom! They are sparkling ✨
Lots of tours today! Special thanks to Jennifer for leading the Keeper Tour. Brittany did a great job with the Feeding tour.
Videos of the Day
Breezy the Bobcat was born in 1996, making her 23 this year! She is a gentle old lady who is a favorite of many keepers. See her as she comes to say hello in 360 VR. 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
Sunday afternoons are for napping. – Watch foster kittens playing every day on the Kitten Cabana LIVE Streaming Webcam found at Explore.org/bigcatrescue or find the individual webcam links at BigCatCams.com
Pearly Kitten Update
She is growing and always providing Howard and Carole with plenty of snuggles, purrs, and laughter.
Merchandise of the Day
Photo Frame Memory Locket in Silver or Gold Available now at CatRescue.biz! Keep your furry friend close to your heart with this photo frame memory locket necklace and help us fight the freedom fight for Big Cats! https://catrescue.myshopify.com/products/photo-frame-memory-locket-silver-gold-color-pendant-cat-paw-footprint-necklace
Photos for the Day
Cyrus Caracal is all smiles because it’s the weekend!
Pharaoh the white serval is slipping into his den to watch the tours go by!
Stunning Miss Natalia Leopard wishes you a beautiful and blessed Sunday! ?
Hoover Tiger can’t believe tomorrow is Monday already!
Insitu Project – The Rainforest Trust
Big Cat Rescue believes wild cat species should not have to live in cages. We also believe if people would learn about, promote, and support conservation projects that are truly making a difference in preserving and protecting cats in their wild habitats that wild species can be saved in the wild where they belong. To that end, Big Cat Rescue does purr-ticipate in doing just that. Here is one Insitu project we have helped support.
Big Cat Rescue made a donation to the Rainforest Trust, to benefit Jaguars, through their Securing a Missing Link in the Amazon project. With a $1 for $1 match offered by the Rainforest Trust as a result of an anonymous donor, our donation of $2500, doubled to $5,000!
The Rainforest Trust and their local partner, Center for the Development of an Indigenous Amazon (CEDIA) are working to protect a missing link that will create a combined 7.8 million-acre tai-national corridor, safeguarding critical Amazon Rainforest Habitat across Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia.
The missing link corridor will be secured by expanding a current Reserve of more than 1.3 million acres, protecting against illegal logging, oil exploitation, and agricultural enrichment. The reserve expansion will incorporate involvement from resident indigenous communities to strengthen the protection and management of the entire Güeppí region of northwest Peru.
Only one community exists within the proposed expansion of Airo Pai, a small Secoya settlement named Puerto Estrella. The Secoya people are believed to be one of the most ancient groups living in the Amazon and are strong proponents of conservation initiatives. To protect this vast area of Amazonian lowlands from further exploitation, Rainforest Trust will work with CEDIA and local indigenous communities to implement an integrated surveillance and control program that includes highly trained forest guards.
Learn about more Insitu projects Big Cat Rescue has helped support at BigCatRescue.org/insitu/