May 11 2019

Chaos Caracal by Tanya Chute

Big Cat Updates

Big Cat Fact

Jaguars are the largest felines in the Americas. Adult males can reach an overall length of more than 7 feet and can weigh anywhere from 150 to 200 pounds.

Jaguars are the largest felines in the Americas. Adult males can reach an overall length of more than 7 feet, and can weigh anywhere from 150 to 200 pounds.
Manny Jaguar

The name Jaguar comes from the ancient Indian name “yaguar” which meant “the killer which overcomes its prey in a single bound.”

The name Jaguar comes from the ancient Indian name “yaguar” which meant “the killer which overcomes its prey in a single bound.”
Manny Jaguar

Big Cat Briefing May 11, 2019

In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find them all at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw

Coordinator Report – Sue Messineo

What a day, busy and hot. Summer has arrived in Florida. A big thank you to Babs and Maureen for taking enrichment and cicles out to all of the cats and giving them out so afternoon tour guests cats could see them enjoying their treats.

We had a nice amount of volunteers today and were able to get sign-offs done for those who needed them. Thanks to Rich and Barbara Ann for giving the feeding tour and to Babs for giving the keeper tour. Bethann gave out cicles to the cicle cats. Barbara Ann did her Saturday stick picking-up. Becky, Amanda, Mary J., and Kristen were in to clean and feed, among other things. Tonya, Dylan, Mazz, and Barbara Ann cleaned up Jasmine’s enclosure for when she comes back from vacation.

Hoover and Keisha both ate well in the PM.

Nikita Lion to See the Vet

Carole lets us know about a medical scare with Nikita Lion. You Can Lead a Lion to Water

But can you make her drink? Nikita the 18-year-old lioness ate breakfast, as usual, this morning, but later in the day, it was obvious that she felt horrible. She coughed some yesterday but hasn’t coughed at all today. Her keepers lured her into the shade and are trying to get her to drink or have a frozen treat to cool down.

Meanwhile, the vets have been called and Dr. Wynn may have to sedate her tonight if we can’t get anti-nausea meds into her today. It hurts to see her moving so slowly and being so uncomfortable. We will keep you posted.

Keeper Moment

So my afternoon project was making more sicles to hand out to the cats. I emptied this freezer first into the other horizontal freezer so that all of the frozen sicles can be handed out over the weekend on the Keeper Tours. Then I filled the vertical freezer UP!!! The cats love these treats when it is hot here….which is pretty much all the time. Sicles are also important for some of our older cats who have kidney disease so this gives them extra fluids. – Master Keeper Honey Wayton
😻🥳😎😍🥰😇🐱🐯🦁🐅

So my afternoon project was making more sicles to hand out to the cats. I emptied this freezer first into the other horizontal freezer so that all of the frozen sicles can be handed out over the weekend on the Keeper Tours. Then I filled the vertical freezer UP!!! The cats love these treats when it is hot here....which is pretty much all the time. Sicles are also important for some of our older cats who have kidney disease so this gives them extra fluids. - Master Keeper Honey Wayton 😻🥳😎😍🥰😇🐱🐯🦁🐅
Enrichment

Videos of the Day

HAPPY CATurday! Dutchess Tiger says, “Wearing stripes is fashionable!”

Dutchess Tiger is LOVING her Tiger Lake enclosure. Her ‘stinky face’ cracks me up!

Merchandise of the Day

New custom design by artist Micah Keillor to raise awareness for Big Cat Rescue. Show your love of wild cats and start a conversation about saving big cats in the wild with this vintage style apparel that benefits the big cats! Available with our logo on the front and design on the back or just a bold design on the front!

New custom design by artist Micah Keillor to raise awareness for Big Cat Rescue. Show your love of wild cats and start a conversation about saving big cats in the wild with this vintage style apparel that benefits the big cats! Available with our logo on the front and design on the back or just a bold design on the front! https://teespring.com/big-cat-rescue-tiger-lake https://teespring.com/big-cat-rescue-vintage
Big Cat Rescue Merchandise

https://teespring.com/big-cat-rescue-tiger-lake
https://teespring.com/big-cat-rescue-vintage

Photos for the Day

Max doing what Max does best – looking adorable and stalking birds! Photo by Keeper Karla, a yellow shirt keeper that works with the Small Cats and Cougars and has been a wonderful Keeper here since 2017.

Max Bobcat
Max Bobcat

Happy CATurday from the silly Princess Priya Tigress!

Princess Priya Tigress 👑🐯💗 Have a fantastic day everyone! 🌺
Priya Tiger

Gilligan the Canada lynx thinks that the lockouts are for eating, drinking, AND napping.

Gilligan the Canada lynx thinks that the lockouts are for eating, drinking, AND napping.
Gilligan Canadian Lynx
Photo by Afton Tasler

Miss Tiger Lilly Bobcat is looking for a spot to take a long catnap on this CATurday evening!

 

 

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

Keisha Tiger

July 3 2019

Big Cat Updates Flint, the new rehab bobcat, was moved to a special room ...

Seth Tiger photo from a few months ago. Photo by Jerry Lee Gingerich DVM

February 21 2019

Big Cat Updates Seth Tiger Updates From Carole: Seth chuffed at Kathryn today and ...