Big Cat Updates
She is now in the enclosure next to hoover, in front of food prep. You can watch her on the Tiger Lake webcam.
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 – Lauren Buckingham
Ivermectin day today and everyone did well. Picky cats ate well. MC got food prep mostly finished before lunch. Fred, Bridget, Michael, Candy, Alyssa E., and Intern Caity all worked on a leopard enclosure. They got most of it done except for the bubble by Sundari. Bridget took her map test. Bethann gave out PM cicles.
Zabu moved to her new enclosure and is LOVING it!! She has been non-stop most of the day exploring.
Thank you to everyone that came in to clean and feed! If you are in volunteering in the next few days I would suggest rain boots!
That’s it from me!
Diablo Savannah Cat is Celebrating His 11 Year Rescue Anniversary at Big Cat Rescue! We love you, Tiny Gentleman! http://bigcatrescue.org/diablo/
Sponsor him on his special day:
Videos of the Day
Tiger Lake has now been “Zabu Approved!” Watch her streaming LIVE every day now on Explore’s amazing Tiger Lake webcam. Find all the webcam direct links at BigCatCams.com
Keeper Brittany checking on Zabu ?❤️
Zabu, the white tiger, wondering around her lakeshore forest calling out announcing this is her territory. Watch closely to see which part of the forest she appears from. Watch her every day, and night, now on Explore’s amazing Tiger Lake webcam. Find all the webcam links at BigCatCams.com
Priya Tiger, who LOVEs pouncing around in the pond, is trying hard to keep her paws dry during the recent rain. What a funny girl, she loves playing in the pond but doesn’t want to walk through a little rain puddle. Watch her every day, and night, now on Explore’s amazing Vacation Rotation webcam. Find all the webcam links at BigCatCams.com
Operant Conditioning with Brittany & Tiger Lilly Bobcat
Follow along as Keeper Brittany gives treats to Tiger Lilly bobcat to get an up-close view of the very shy bobcat using Operant Conditioning techniques.
Learn her story:
Big Cat Rescue’s Animal Training Program is based on operant conditioning. Operant conditioning is a type of learning in which behaviors are altered by the consequences that follow them. The behaviors are not forced, but “caught”, reinforced and therefore trained. We train only natural behaviors, no entertainment types of behaviors.
Operant Conditioning can:
- Reduce the stress loads imposed by captivity
- Enhance keeper safety
- Facilitate routine care
- Improve animal welfare
- Enrich the animal and volunteer experience
Big Cat Rescue’s Operant Training Program is intended for:
- Eliciting calm behavior from each of our animals while they are in the presence of their keepers and veterinary staff
- Training behaviors that are dependable regardless of the trainer present
- Providing mental stimulation for our animals
- Enabling safe emergency and non-emergency transportation of the animals
- Providing public education
Merchandise of the Day
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Photos for the Day
Pharaoh the White Serval showing off one of his Serval spots.
Running Bear Bobcat is 21 years old but has been acting like a kitten in his new enclosure <3
Kricket Serval hopes everyone had a terrific day! ?
She is ready for a quiet evening!