May 8 2019

Purrfection Ocelot by MaryLou Geis

Big Cat Updates

Guide to telling Rehab Bobcat kittens, Cobalt, Azul, and Indigo apart, photos, too.

Hoover Tiger goes home to his new suite of cages. He has three cages, two of which are at least 1800 sqft each and a third that is almost as large. He has pools, toys, platforms, big dens, and at least one nest cam. His suite of cages is along the shore of Tiger Lake so he will LOVE the gentle breezes off the lake. See the video below.

Amanda Tiger moved down 2 cages towards Sapphire.

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 – Kathryn Stapleton

Was a good day. Getting hot out there. Thanks to Marie Schoubert, Susan Reed, Andrew Myers, Phyllis Middaugh, Mike Enders, Brittany Mira, Mary G., and all the interns for feeding and cleaning today.

Marie and Sue did cicles with the cats and made some more. Sue stayed to do fly traps and get Keisha to eat some more. Mike helped Karma with kittens. Tanya Chute, Ofek Krauss, and Austin got Amanda’s old cage ready for Hoover.

Thanks to Afton Tasler for helping get Hoover in the transport and back in Outback. Thanks to Dylan Lavigne and Tanya as well.

Thanks to Mazz and Dylan, food prep was done early and a lot of work on the empty cage by staff office was done by Andrew, Mike Enders, Tanya, and Dylan.

Thanks to everyone for helping with tours so projects could get done.

That’s it for me.
Kathryn

Foster Program Update

Momma Clarice and Clive have been adopted!

Rehab Bobcat – Sky’s Kittens – Telling Them Apart

ID guide for Sky the rehab bobcat’s kittens for those of you who watch them 24/7 at BigCatRescue.org/cams (just click on the cam link titled Bobcat Rehab).

Bobcat Rehab - Sky's kittens - Telling Them Apart
Bobcat Rehab – Sky’s kittens – Telling Them Apart

Azul is the smallest. The top of her head and along her back is very dark.

Bobcat Rehab - Sky's kittens - Telling Them Apart
Azul – Bobcat Rehab – Sky’s kittens – Telling Them Apart

Cobalt is the biggest. He has a light colored horseshoe pattern on the top of his head and prominent spots down his spine that look like a racing stripe.

Cobalt - Bobcat Rehab - Sky's kittens - Telling Them Apart
Cobalt – Bobcat Rehab – Sky’s kittens – Telling Them Apart

Indigo is the middle child and has a light and dark speckled head and some speckled spotting down her back. If you have screenshots of them you can post them in the comments and I will do my best to ID them for you.

Cobalt and Indigo - Bobcat Rehab - Sky's kittens - Telling Them Apart
Cobalt and Indigo – Bobcat Rehab – Sky’s kittens – Telling Them Apart

Videos of the Day

Today is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. In 2017, Hurricane Irma slammed into Florida affecting the entire state. See how the big cats, staff, and interns made it through the storm.

Today is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. As a tropical storm/hurricane approaches, we are at the sanctuary preparing for the weather. Watch as we prepare to weather the storm. Video from 2016.

Hoover Tiger goes home and Carole chats about Hoover, Dutchess, recovery cages, cameras, sanctuary equipment, etc. Hoover Tiger is DONE with the hospital cage and happy to be going back outside. He will be moving into the two tiger enclosures closest to the Enrichment Center, where he will have lakeside views and breezes and his own dedicated Nest cam so we can keep an eye on his progress and reach him better for his snacks and meds. Find his nest cam link at BigCatCams.com

It’s Kitten Season so the Kitten Cabana is full of foster kittens.

Merchandise of the Day

If you are shopping on Amazon for Mother’s Day – Don’t forget to support the Big Cats too!
Amazon.com/bigcatrescue

If you are shopping on Amazon for Mother's Day - Don't forget to support the Big Cats too! Amazon.com/bigcatrescue 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! Unique charity link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3330495
Big Cat Rescue Merchandise

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!

Unique charity link
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3330495

Photos for the Day

Tanya Chute got a great snapshot of Pharaoh Serval patiently waiting for the sicle keepers to get to him. Sicles are such a highlight of the day for the cats.

Tanya Chute got a great snapshot of Pharaoh Serval patiently waiting for the sicle keepers to get to him. Sicles are such a highlight of the day for the cats.
Pharaoh Serval photo by Tanya Chute

Sweet Nabisco Bobcat wants everyone to know that he has gorgeous whiskers too as we end Whiskers Wednesday! >>•<<

Sweet Nabisco Bobcat wants everyone to know that he has gorgeous whiskers too as we end Whiskers Wednesday! >>•
Nabisco Bobcat

Manny Jaguar is demonstrating the definition of “handsome” on this Whiskers Wednesday! >>•<<

When Manny Jaguar gets home from FunCation he will certainly be busy remaking everything in his suite of cages because those pesky keepers have been in there again rearranging everything, cleaning, raking, etc and in general invading his territory. ;-)
Manny Jaguar

Running Bear Bobcat being cute and silly for Keeper Mary Lou Geis

Running Bear Bobcat being cute and silly for Keeper Mary Lou Geis
Running Bear Bobcat

Keisha Tiger just lounging around watching the birds!

Keisha Tiger just lounging around watching the birds!
Keisha Tiger

Intense Manny Jaguar loves getting Daily Sicles. Keeper Marie Schoubert took this photo on her sicle route. Look at those eyes!!!

Intense Manny Jaguar loves getting Daily Sicles. Keeper Marie Schoubert took this photo on her sicle route. Look at those eyes!!!
Manny Jaguar
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