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.
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).
Azul is the smallest. The top of her head and along her back is very dark.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Sweet Nabisco Bobcat wants everyone to know that he has gorgeous whiskers too as we end Whiskers Wednesday! >>•<<
Manny Jaguar is demonstrating the definition of “handsome” on this Whiskers Wednesday! >>•<<
Running Bear Bobcat being cute and silly for Keeper Mary Lou Geis
Keisha Tiger just lounging around watching the birds!
Intense Manny Jaguar loves getting Daily Sicles. Keeper Marie Schoubert took this photo on her sicle route. Look at those eyes!!!