Big Cat Updates
- Rehab Bobcat, Sky, and her kittens were returned the wild today. Info below.
- FREE download of the latest issue of the Big Cat Times has posted, see below.
- New 6-week-old rehab bobcat arrived yesterday.
Alexa Flash Briefing
In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find them all at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw
The Big Cat Times
The instant download of the Spring 2019 issue of The Big Cat Times has been posted. In this new issue, Jamie Veronica talks about our bobcat rehab program as well as about Alph, Echo, and Foxtrot. There are articles about Keisha Tiger, the federal bill called the Big Cat Public Safety Act, the AR Zoo, cub petting issues, Insitu conservation projects, the Guatemala rescue efforts, Kids For Kats, foster kittens, wildlife investigation, clouded leopards, vet reports, and more. Find this issue and all back issues at http://bigcatrescue.org/big-cat-times/
Rehab Bobcat Update
Sky and her kittens are on their way to freedom! We think her recent pacing is nature telling her it’s time to abandon the den and head out with her meat-eating kittens so that they aren’t luring predators to the old den site. We have an amazing release site for her with lots and lots of prey. They left a little earlier today for their forever home in the wild. We never release specifics on release locations, but this is a place where we have been before and know the people and where she will have an amazing legacy.
Sky and her babies are going free! The last 24 hours have shown that momma Sky is ready to continue raising Azul, Indigo, and Cobalt in the wild! They will all be released together on this beautiful day!
A message from Jamie: Sky’s babies have started to eat whole prey, and she has shown us over the past two days she is ready to move them to a new location. (possibly to find more prey as she only receives a certain amount each day, she may think she needs to move to a site with more options). We are taking them to a wonderful spot that has an abundance of food and water and is protected from hunting. The trip will take a few hours so we will be transporting Sky in a separate crate from her kittens so she does not accidentally harm them. Once at the release site we will leave both transport crates so they can continue to use them as a den site. This release will be different in that we will just open the doors and leave. We will not get to see them leave the crates. We want them to come out on their own timing and feel comfortable continuing to use the crate as a home until they find a new den site. We will monitor the area with camera traps and check on the photos in about a week. Sky is a great mom and we have no concerns with her being able to establish a new territory with her family. Thank you, everyone, for helping us keep an eye on this beautiful bobcat fam!
New Rehab Bobcat Kitten Arrived Yesterday
We have a new rehab, Cinder, named for the gray skies we had today. She is approximately 6 weeks old and readily ate meat as her first meal. She was found by a citizen in the middle of the road in Lakeland and then surrendered to the SPCA.
Videos of the Day
Q&A at Big Cat Rescue- Follow along as Keeper Brittany shows you many of the Tigers, Lion, Leopards, Jaguar, Cougars, Lynx, Servals, Bobcats, Savannah Cats and an Ocelot that Call Big Cat Rescue was Rescue Home! Cats Featured: Jinx, Hutch, Cyrus, Diablo, Beacher, Sundari, Manny, Armani and Natalia!
Merchandise of the Day
We now have merchandise for Nala, Mrs. Claws and Des in our Amazon store! Thanks to BCR Supporter Natalie Powell we have these new designs on Tank Tops, Baseball Tees, V-Necks, Hoodies, T-shirts and more… Amazon.com/bigcatrescue
Our Official Designs:
Please make sure you check the Size Chart for Amazon because sizes may run differently than you are used too.
You can donate to the cats at NO COST TO YOU when you select BCR as your charity on Amazon Smile and shop Smile.Amazon.com instead of Amazon.com. It is exactly the same as regular Amazon EXCEPT when you use the Smile URL Amazon donates .5% of your purchase to BCR. It’s added up to over $100,000 for the cats!
Photos for the Day
Gilligan, Canadian Lynx
The boys are up to something! What do you think Ares and Orion are looking at?
Dutchess loves basking in the sunshine on her nice soft grass. Have you checked her out on the Tiger Lake webcam yet? BigCatCams.com
Handsome Hoover is ready for a wonderful Wednesday!
For a cat who wasn’t quite sure what to do with Enrichment when he got here four years ago, Jinx has certainly become a HUGE fan of it. Keeper Brittany snapped this photo of Jinx and his melon last summer <3