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AR Zoo

Grand Opening From Tampa | Photos & Videos March 2019 Tampa In this very short video, Carole explains what the AR Zoo is and why it is important. What is an AR Zoo? Transforming Zoos Into Wildlife Portals Protecting nature is critical to the survival of us all.  Demand that zoos transform their practice of […]

Carole Baskin

Carole Baskin Founder of Big Cat Rescue CEO AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS Carole Baskin is the founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue. She runs a real estate business and manages 100+ volunteers and interns from around the world and 10 staff and contractors. She has run this Tampa based non profit since 1992 and […]

DonorRecognition
Donations with Recognition   To Dedicate a Donation in Honor of an Individual or Special Life Event: Make a donation in honor of someone special. Choose the amount you wish to donate as well as the message you prefer.  Details/Donate   Sponsor a Cat: Your Name on a Sign on Tour Path at your chosen [...]
Sapphire

Update 4/2/2021  Sadly we had to euthanize Sapphire Tiger tonight. She had significant increase in her kidney values to end stage values. She didn’t have any signs of an infection. Her blood work in 2019 was bad and even worse later in 2019 so we expected it would be her kidneys today. Her kidneys were […]

New Toys for the Bobcat Boys
Big Cat Attacks

These big cat attack stories are from 1919-2020.  There are so many that they won’t all fit on one page. Big Cat Killings, Maulings & Escapes 2010 & Before http://bigcatrescue.org/big-cat-attacks-before-2000/ http://bigcatrescue.org/big-cat-attacks-2000-2005/ http://bigcatrescue.org/big-cat-attacks-2006-2010/ http://bigcatrescue.org/big-cat-attacks-2011-2017/ For an Excel sheet of incidents by state, by year, by species and by country go HERE Click to see the killings, […]

A cat that LOVES water? in 3D 180VR
Cat Vs Toilet Paper
Curious about Caracals? 3D 180VR
Tiger Gets Treats
Cat Laws

Action YOU Can Take to Save Big Cats and their Cubs Due to the government web forms that receive our data, only people who are constituents of certain representatives can contact their legislators.  Please do not use a fake address to game the system as it renders your real identity as useless when there are […]

Carole Baskin Tim Harrison Big Cat Public Safety Act
Oculus Rift Tiger Game

Big Cat Rescue VR Available for FREE in the Oculus store for Oculus Rift Beginning Thursday June 25th, 2020 @ 10AM Pacific Time Did you know the tiger could go extinct in the wild, in YOUR lifetime? It’s not too late to save them! Become a wildcat tracker assistant and learn how to find and […]

Big Cat Act
Big Cat Act The Most Important Big Cat Bill Ever The Big Cat Public Safety Act is a federal bill that would address two of the biggest sources of abuse of big cats by ending owning big cats as pets and stopping exploitative roadside zoos from offering cub petting and photo ops. Big cats purchased [...]
Jasmine
Watch Jasmine Tiger LIVE 24/7 Jasmine Tiger by her Pool Female Tigress DOB Unknown Arrived August 2015 Jasmine makes some of the most unique sounds, some of which sound similar to Chewbacca. She really enjoys showers with the hose and has even been known to repay the favor by spraying the keepers! She does great [...]
Big Cat Rescue is Live 24/7 on Webcams
Best Quality Cams are the Explore.org Cams Our best quality webcams are provided by explore.org and are located at these links: Easy to Remember Shortcut - BigCatCam.com (no letter ‘s’) is the easy URL link to get you to our main page of webcams on explore.org’s site. FunCation! - Brand NEW!  See a new cat every 2-4 [...]
A Big Cat is Still a Cat
Sunday morning walkabout with Brittany and the cats of Big Cat Rescue!
Tiger in a Hammock
What do The Big Cats Think of the New Year?
Nice Bobcat vs Mean Bobcat
Silly Black Leopard
Cub Petting Shame
Cub Petting Shame It wasn't long ago (2013 or so) that paying to play with cute little tiger cubs, lion cubs or even liger cubs, was considered something people wanted to do and brag about, but now people know better...at least many people know better.  If you have been sent to this page, after sharing [...]
Max Tiger

Male TigerBorn 2010Rescue from the circus by ADI June 2018Arrived at Big Cat Rescue November 25, 2019 Max the tiger was rescued from the circus in Guatemala. We don’t know his exact birth date but believe he was born in 2010.  We first heard about the circus tigers in Guatemala in February 2018. There was […]

2020 Annual Report
28 Years of Saving Big Cats Thanks to YOU! Some of the most impressive work to save big cats has been done by big cat lovers joining their voices to end abuse and pooling their resources to save exotic cats in the wild before they are all gone. The Cats YOU Rescued 2020 started in [...]
Where are the Tiger King stars now?

Where are the Tiger King stars now? Tiger King, Murder, Mayhem and Madness aired on Netflix on March 20, 2020 and by April Variety reported that more than 64 million households had watched it.  The bizarre twist to this story of big cat exploiters being called out by me, Carole Baskin, for what I consider […]

Papi Bobcat Return to the wild in 3D 180VR
BIG CAT CHRISTMAS! 3D 180VR
Bobcat Release – Home For The Holidays
Meowy Big Cat Christmas
Tiger goes crazy for Christmas! in 3D 180VR
Amazing Small Wild Cats Up Close in 3D 180VR!
Tiger VS Christmas Tree
Jaguar Roar
Cat Duos = Double the Fun! in 3D 180VR
Volunteer Injured By Tiger

Volunteer Injured By Kimba Tiger December 3, 2020, during feeding at 8:21 am, Candy age 69, who has been a volunteer at Big Cat Rescue for five years, and a Green Level Keeper (lions, tigers, etc.) for almost three years was feeding 3 year old Kimba Tiger. She saw that he was locked in a […]

Big Cats Are Thankful!
Big Cats + Turkeys = Bone Crunching!
Vote Big Cat Act on 12/3
Running Bear bobcat LOVES gourds! in 3D 180VR
Tour of Big Cat Rescue
Feeding Tour – Breakfast With Big Cats!
Roly Poly Tiger in 3D 180VR
Update On Angel The Baby Bobcat’s Recovery
Bobcat kitten sees the vet in 3D 180VR!
Big Cats Smashing Pumpkins
Purranormal Cativity in 3D 180VR!
Big Cat Grrrrowloween!
Pallas Cat Steppe Wildlife Conservation Research
Wildcat Walkabout 2020

Wildcat Walkabout 2020 Nov. 14, 2020 Tickets available here:  https://bigcatrescue.salsalabs.org/WildcatWalkabout2020 Tickets are $4.99 and will get you access to the secret agenda.  There will be VIP add ons available later for some of the Zoom meetings. This year’s Wildcat Walkabout will be an online virtual event but it’s going to be as much fun as […]

Circus to Sanctuary in 3D 180VR
Tiger Touches Grass For The First Time – Final Episode
GWzoo

Joe Exotic and Jeff Lowe’s GW Zoo is closed forever by Big Cat Rescue.

Bobcat Bestfriends in 3D 180VR!
A Tiger’s Tale – A Life Saving Story, Episode 5
Cats on Vacation in 3D 180VR!
A Tiger’s Tale – A Life Saving Story, Episode 4
Beautiful Black Leopard in 3D 180VR!
Baby Angel The Rehab Bobcat
Big Cat Bans Enacted

2020 Big Cat Bans Enacted 11/22/2020 Damian Aspinall runs the Aspinall Foundation and two wildlife parks but in this article says that zoos serve no purpose and should be phased out over the next 30 years.  Until now I have not seen any main stream media outlet give voice to my beliefs, other than a […]

Tigers in 3D 180VR!
24 year old Ocelot in 3D 180VR!
Big Cat Rescue Is Getting Squirrley!!
How do we clean up after Big Cats? 3D 180VR
Hungry Bobcat Makes CUTE sounds!
Big Cat Rescue Home Tour: Amanda Tiger

Big Cat Rescue Home Tour: Amanda Tiger #BigCats #BigCatRescue #Tiger #HomeTour #CaroleBaskin Join us as we walk around each residents home at Big Cat Rescue on the Home Tour. 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 […]

Big Cat Rescue Home Tour: Bobcat Rehab

Big Cat Rescue Home Tour: Bobcat Rehab BigCatRescue.org/Bobcat-Rehab #BigCats #BigCatRescue #Bobcat #BobcatRehab #HomeTour #CaroleBaskin 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 […]

Big Cat Rescue Home Tour: Jasmine Tiger

Big Cat Rescue Home Tour: Jasmine Tiger #BigCats #BigCatRescue #Tiger #HomeTour #CaroleBaskin Join us as we walk around each residents home at Big Cat Rescue on the Home Tour. BigCatRescue.org/Jasmine 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 […]

Big Cat Rescue Home Tour: Ares Cougar

Big Cat Rescue Home Tour: Ares Cougar #BigCats #BigCatRescue #Cougar #HomeTour #CaroleBaskin 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 […]

Big Cat Home Tour: Manny Jaguar

Big Cat Home Tour: Manny Jaguar #BigCats #BigCatRescue #Jaguar #HomeTour #CaroleBaskin 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 […]

Big Cat Home Tour: Hutch Serval

Big Cat Home Tour: Hutch Serval #BigCatHomeTour #BigCats #BigCatRescue #Serval #CaroleBaskin 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 […]

Big Cat Home Tour: Kali Tiger

Big Cat Home Tour: Kali Tiger #BigCatHomeTour #BigCats #BigCatRescue #Tiger #CaroleBaskin 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 […]

Big Cat Home Tour: Simba Tiger

Big Cat Home Tour: Simba Tiger #HomeTour #BigCats #BigCatRescue #Tiger #CaroleBaskin BigCatRescue.org/Simba-Tiger 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 […]

Big Cat Home Tour: Kimba Tiger

Big Cat Home Tour: Kimba Tiger #HomeTour #BigCats #BigCatRescue #Tiger #CaroleBaskin BigCatRescue.org/Kimba-Tiger-2 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 […]

Big Cat Home Tour: Max Tiger

Big Cat Home Tour: Max Tiger #HomeTour #BigCats #BigCatRescue #Tiger #CaroleBaskin BigCatRescue.org/Max-Tiger 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 […]

Big Cat Rescue: Home Tour Illithia Serval

#BigCats #BigCatRescue #Tiger #HomeTour #CaroleBaskin BigCatRescue.org/Illithia Join us as we walk around each residents home at Big Cat Rescue on the Home Tour. 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 […]

Big Cat Rescue: Home Tour Breezy Bobcat

Big Cat Rescue: Home Tour Breezy Bobcat BigCatRescue.org/Breezy #BigCats #BigCatRescue #Bobcat #HomeTour #CaroleBaskin Join us as we walk around each residents home at Big Cat Rescue on the Home Tour. 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 […]

Big Cat Rescue: Home Tour Priya Tiger

Big Cat Rescue: Home Tour Priya Tiger BigCatRescue.org/Priya #BigCats #BigCatRescue #Tiger #HomeTour #CaroleBaskin Join us as we walk around each residents home at Big Cat Rescue on the Home Tour. 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 […]

Big Cat Rescue: Home Tour Purrfection Ocelot

Big Cat Rescue: Home Tour Purrfection Ocelot BigCatRescue.org/Purr-fection #BigCats #BigCatRescue #Tiger #HomeTour #CaroleBaskin Join us as we walk around each residents home at Big Cat Rescue on the Home Tour. 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 […]

Big Cat Rescue: Home Tour Running Bear Bobcat

Big Cat Rescue: Home Tour Running Bear Bobcat BigCatRescue.org/Running-Bear #BigCats #BigCatRescue #Bobcat #HomeTour #CaroleBaskin Join us as we walk around each residents home at Big Cat Rescue on the Home Tour. 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 […]

Big Cat Rescue: Home Tour King Tut Savannah Cat

Big Cat Rescue: Home Tour King Tut Savannah Cat #BigCats #BigCatRescue #Savannah #HybridsAreNotPets #HomeTour #CaroleBaskin Join us as we walk around each residents home at Big Cat Rescue on the Home Tour. You can donate to the cats at NO COST TO YOU when you select BCR as your charity on Amazon Smile and shop […]

Big Cat Rescue Home Tour Nikita Lion

Big Cat Rescue Home Tour Nikita Lion #BigCats #BigCatRescue #HomeTour #Lion #CaroleBaskin BigCatRescue.org/Nikita-3 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 […]

Big Cat Rescue – Home Tour Cyrus Caracal

Big Cat Rescue – Home Tour Cyrus Caracal BigCatRescue.org/Cyrus #BigCats #BigCatRescue #Caracal #HomeTour #CaroleBaskin 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 […]

Hungry Tiger Gets Jealous!!

Kali the tiger always gets jealous that Kimba and Max get to eat before her. The boys are the first to be fed on their route, but Kali is third in line on hers. So she takes her frustrations out on the permanent enrichment in her enclosure. You can help feed the cats at no […]

Paw-caso: Big Cats Painting in 3D 180VR!

Our residents at the sanctuary love to paint! Join us as we watch Priya, Ginger, Jasmine & Dutchess show off their skills. The paint we use is non-toxic, approved by our vets and safe for the cats! These wildcats were filmed and edited in VR 180 3D. Subscribe to see more fully immersive VR180 3 […]

Magnificent Manny Jaguar in 3D 180VR!

Enjoy an up close visit with our Magnificent Jaguar Manny. Big Cat Rescue became Manny’s forever home in 2017. He is the only Jaguar we currently have the sanctuary. You can read his full story here: https://bigcatrescue.org/manny/ You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT […]

Big Cats + Watermelons = Summer FUN!

Join in on the summer fun as the big cats get watermelons for their seasonal enrichment! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the exotic feline residents of “Big […]

Big Cats get New Toys in 3D 180VR!

Watch as Dutchess the Tigress and Jinx the Black Leopard get new toys added to their enclosures. Toys are a great way to keep the cats busy and having fun and new toys are always the BEST! Toys act as a form of enrichment for the cats, encouraging natural behaviors and giving them something new […]

Baby Bobcat Makes Friends With Feral Kittens

Papi the rehab bobcat was introduced to two feral kittens in an attempt for Papi to learn some feral behaviors to set him up for success in the wild. The two kittens have currently been pulled from Papi, are being socialized, and are ready for adoption. If you are interested in adopting the kittens, please […]

Two Bobcats Become Best Friends

Flint and Nabisco are very young bobcats. We do not typically like to introduce our wild cats to one another as they are solitary animals by nature, but we are afraid of these two being so young to spend 20+ years alone in captivity. Lets see how their introduction went! You can help feed the […]

What Are The Tigers Excited About?

Big Cat Rescue is celebrating International Tiger Day by supporting the Corbett Foundation, a non-government organization solely committed to the conservation of wildlife, working in some of the most important habitats in India. Please help us help tigers in the wild! Find out more: https://bigcatrescue.salsalabs.org/intltigerday2020/index.html You can help feed the cats at no cost to […]

A Tiger’s Tale – A Life Saving Story, Episode 2

WARNING-GRAPHIC MEDICAL IMAGERY NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL VIEWERS Follow along with us as we tell the story of our latest witness protection tiger named Aria. This series of episodes will reveal the life saving efforts we went through to help this tiger that was in much need of medical care. You can help feed the […]

A Tiger’s Tale – A Life Saving Story, Episode 1

Follow along with us as we tell the story of our latest witness protection tiger named Aria. This series of episodes will reveal the life saving efforts we went through to help this tiger that was in much need of medical care. What is Witness Protection? https://bigcatrescue.org/law-enforcement/ You can help feed the cats at no […]

Hang out with our small cats in 3D 180VR!

Hang out with some of the different small cat residents we have at the sanctuary in 3D 180VR! Ocelots, Bobcats, Servals, Lynx, Caracals and Hybrids. This looks AMAZING if you wear Oculus Go, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Playstation VR, Windows Mixed Reality, HTC Vive Pro, Google Cardboard, Pimax VR, other VR Headsets. Get […]

Carole Baskin Dancing With The Stars

Is Carole Baskin Really Going To Be On Dancing With The Stars? Yes, it’s true; Carole Baskin, founder of Big Cat Rescue, is going to be dancing her heart out on Dancing With The Stars!  Good Morning America confirmed what the rumor mills have been saying for weeks and what the cats have been sworn […]

Jamie Veronica

JAMIE VERONICA MURDOCK PRESIDENT, VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE, BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jamie Veronica is President of Big Cat Rescue, a member of the Board of Directors, and Chair of the Volunteer Committee.  She has served in these capacities for well over ten years. She spent many years developing a sponsorship program whose financial success continues to contribute […]

Howard Baskin

HOWARD BASKIN SECRETARY, TREASURER, ADVISORY BOARD CHAIRMAN AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS Howard Baskin is a retired management consultant who worked with early stage and fast growing companies in the areas of strategic planning, finance and operations.  He spent 11 years at Citicorp in various assignments, most recently as Director of Strategic Planning for the Commercial […]

Ares
Male Cougar 10/1/2005 - 8/23/2020 On August 23, 2020 Ares was humanely euthanised.  Severe liver cancer was found on necropsy despite lab work being moderate.   http://bigcatrescue.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Ares-Artemis-Orion_Cougar.mp3 Ares is the laid back mellow sibling. He likes to hang back and relax while his brother and sister wreak havoc. Ares has the loudest purr of the [...]
Nikita Lioness
Lioness DOB 2/3/01 Rescue 11/30/01 This is the LIVE webcam in the feeding lockout where Nikita Lioness is fed each morning around 8AM ET. Nikita was found chained to the wall in a crack house during a drug bust in Tennessee. Because she had been confined to a concrete floor, she had huge swellings on [...]
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Autograph

Want a Carole Baskin Autograph? Since Tiger King, Carole has been inundated with requests for autographs.  We need to ask people to understand that she still has a more than full time job running the sanctuary.  With the virus cancelling tours, it is even a more full time job as she personally spends time on […]

Quick Links
Quick Links If you have questions that you think should be included on this page, please add it to the comments at the bottom of the page.  THANK YOU, for caring about the cats at Big Cat Rescue and about big cat issues. LIVE Streaming Line-Up Each week we do several LIVE Streaming videos. Below [...]
Papi

Papi (pronounced Poppy) Bobcat was too imprinted on people during the weeks he was held by a couple who thought they were raising a feral cat.  He was sent to Big Cat Rescue for rehab and release back to the wild when he’s big enough.

Serval Runs For Snacks

Zucari the serval would do anything for a snack! Watch as he runs for a tasty treat

Big Cat RESCUE?

Big Cat Rescue is an accredited sanctuary dedicated entirely to rescuing big cats, but where are they being rescued from. Each big cat comes to the sanctuary with their own story, but not all big cats are that lucky.

Joes Exotic Cub Abuse Tossed
Joe Exotic Sick Cub
Virtual Keeper Tour with Master Keeper Maureen and Brittany!! 07 05 2020

Virtual Keeper Tour with Master Keeper Maureen and Brittany!! 07 05 2020 #BigCats #BigCatRescue #Enrichment #CaroleBaskin BigCatRescue.org/Enrichment BigCatRescue.org/Operant-Conditioning See daily updates with photos and videos at BigCatRescue.org Big Cat Rescue Caring for Cats and Ending the Trade Join us for a Virtual Keeper Tour with Master Keeper Maureen and Brittany!! Watch as a variety of […]

Mothers Lisa Spencer Novak Priya

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. Thru the years, it’s added […]

Singing Sunday w/ Lisa Spencer Novak and Des Serval 05 24 2020

Singing Sunday w/ Lisa Spencer Novak and Des Serval 05 24 2020 #BigCats #BigCatRescue #SingingSunday #Serval See daily updates with photos and videos at BigCatRescue.org Big Cat Rescue Caring for Cats and Ending the Trade BigCatRescue.org/Desiree You can learn about all the cats at Big Cat Rescue at: BigCatRescue.org/CatBio You can donate to the cats […]

Singing Sunday with Jasmine Tiger and Li’s Spencer- Novak 05 17 2020

Singing Sunday with Jasmine Tiger and Li’s Spencer- Novak 05 17 2020 BigCatRescue.org/Jasmine #BigCats #BigCatRescue #SingingSunday #Tiger #CaroleBaskin See daily updates with photos and videos at BigCatRescue.org Big Cat Rescue Caring for Cats and Ending the Trade Follow along as Carole shows you many of the Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Jaguar, Cougars, Lynx, Servals, Bobcats, Savannah […]

Singing Sunday w/ Lisa Spencer-Novak and Simba Tiger at Big Cat Rescue 05 31 2020

Singing Sunday w/ Lisa Spencer-Novak and Simba Tiger at Big Cat Rescue 05 31 2020 #BigCats #BigCatRescue #Tiger #SingingSunday #CaroleBaskin See daily updates with photos and videos at BigCatRescue.org Big Cat Rescue Caring for Cats and Ending the Trade Singing Sunday w/ Lisa Spencer-Novak and Simba Tiger Follow along as Carole shows you many of […]

Windy and rainy Singing Sunday with Lisa and Ariel Bobcat 06 07 2020

Windy and rainy Singing Sunday with Lisa and Ariel Bobcat 06 07 2020 BigCatRescue.org/Ariel #BigCats #BigCatRescue #Bobcat #CaroleBaskin See daily updates with photos and videos at BigCatRescue.org Big Cat Rescue Caring for Cats and Ending the Trade Wildcat Walkabout at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, FL where we will visit with rescued lions, tigers, leopards, […]

Singing Sunday with Lisa Spencer-Novak and Mouser Savannah 06 14 2020

Singing Sunday with Lisa Spencer-Novak and Mouser Savannah 06 14 2020 #BigCats #BigCatRescue #SingingSunday #Savannah #CaroleBaskin Join Lisa and Carole as Lisa sings to Mouser Savannah on Singing Sunday at Big Cat Rescue! You can get a mask like Lisa or Carole have on at Tread365.com See daily updates with photos and videos at BigCatRescue.org […]

Singing Sunday w/ Lisa Spencer- Novak and Pharaoh Serval 06 21 2020

Singing Sunday w/ Lisa Spencer- Novak and Pharaoh Serval 06 21 2020 BigCatRescue.org/Pharaoh See daily updates with photos and videos at BigCatRescue.org Big Cat Rescue Caring for Cats and Ending the Trade Wildcat Walkabout at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, FL where we will visit with rescued lions, tigers, leopards, bobcats and more! You can […]

Singing Sunday with Lisa Spencer-Novak and Kali Tiger at Big Cat Rescue 06 28 2020

Singing Sunday with Lisa Spencer-Novak and Kali Tiger at Big Cat Rescue 06 28 2020 #BigCats #BigCatRescue #SingingSunday #Tiger #CaroleBaskin See daily updates with photos and videos at BigCatRescue.org Big Cat Rescue Caring for Cats and Ending the Trade Singing Sunday with Lisa Spencer-Novak at Big Cat Rescue singing to Kali Tiger Wildcat Walkabout at […]

Singing Sunday with Lisa Spencer-Novak singing to Aria Tiger at Big Cat Rescue 07 05 2020

Singing Sunday with Lisa Spencer-Novak singing to Aria Tiger at Big Cat Rescue 07 05 2020 BigCatRescue.org/Aria #BigCatRescue #BigCats #Tiger #SingingSunday #CaroleBaskin See daily updates with photos and videos at BigCatRescue.org Big Cat Rescue Caring for Cats and Ending the Trade Singing Sunday with Lisa Spencer-Novak at Big Cat Rescue singing to Aria Tiger You […]

Tiger Tree Hugger

Simba the tiger LOVES trees! Something so simple that he was deprived of living in a circus wagon in the Guatemalan circus. Watch as he hugs and rubs on his trees! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into […]

RELAX WITH OUR BIG CAT RESIDENTS! 3D 180VR

Life can be hectic and stressful for us all at times, so take 5 minutes and relax with the help of our Big Cat residents in 3D 180VR! This looks AMAZING if you wear Oculus Go, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Playstation VR, Windows Mixed Reality, HTC Vive Pro, Google Cardboard, Pimax VR, other […]

Trying To Save A Baby Bobcat’s Life

A tiny baby bobcat we named Grayce, arrived at Big Cat Rescue in poor health. With the heroic efforts of our staff and Flint the bobcat, we did everything we could to try and save this little bobcat’s life. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile […]

Treats For The Fourth With BIG Cats!

It is always a fun time celebrating the holidays with the big cats using face boards. Check out some of the big cats getting treats for the Fourth of July! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our […]

How to Shift Squeeze a Rehab Bobcat
Treats For BIG Cats! 3D 180VR

Follow along in 3D 180VR with one of our Keeper Coordinators Lynda, as she does a Positive Reinforcement Operant Conditioning Session with some of our cats! Operant conditioning is a method of learning that occurs through rewarding the cats when they complete asked behaviors….for our cats thats not tricks, but anything that can assist with […]

Tiger Lake Cam

 

Quarantine Essentials With BIG Cats!

Check out what the big cats think are quarantine essentials during this crazy time! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the exotic feline residents of “Big Cat Rescue” […]

Dutchess

Female Tigress DOB Unknown Arrived August 2015 Dutchess Tiger enjoys stalking the golf carts as they ride by her enclosure. She LOVES Apple Pie Spice, Pumpkin Pie spice, and cicles! She is a favorite for Private tour guests because she loves to position “purr-fectly” for photos and with posing comes the right to try and […]

Donate Drugs

If you are a pharmaceutical company wanting to save big cats, these are a few of the products we use. We buy from Bayer and Nutramax through the distributor Patterson. Bayer has Advantage (fleas), Baytril (antibiotic), Praziquantel (dewormer) and Profender (dewormer). The biggest size Advantage is the most cost effective. We use all sizes of […]

Bobcat Celebrates First Birthday

Flint the bobcat was a part of our Bobcat Rehab Program until he was declared unreleasable due to his bone deformities. So he became a permanent resident to the sanctuary, and we wanted to make his first birthday very special. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit […]

Jinx

Jinx, Male Black Leopard Exact DOB Unknown estimated 1999 Arrived August 2015 Jinx the Black Leopard came to us amidst a four-year-long legal battle. He was seized by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and temporarily housed at Big Cat Rescue along with Jasmine Tigress, Dutchess Tigress, and Sapphire the White Tigress for the duration of […]

Big Head Manny Jaguar
Manny Jaguar Gets his Thanksgiving Turkey!
Manny Jaguar on FunCation at Big Cat Rescue
Leopard Duel! Armani and Jade Being Playful Video 6/13/2015
Christmas Tree Massacre
Manny Jaguar Loves Sicles
Get a Job at Big Cat Rescue
Leopards Love Cloves
Armani Lesson Learned
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_0Rc_6Y2Aw
2019 Annual Report

27 Years of Saving Big Cats Thanks to YOU! Some of the most impressive work to save big cats has been done by big cat lovers joining their voices to end abuse and pooling their resources to save exotic cats in the wild before they are all gone. THE CATS YOU RESCUED Illithia is a three-year-old […]

Make the Call of the Wild

Do you want to support the cats but are nervous about making the Call of the Wild? Follow along as we show you just how easy it is in this instructional video updated for the most recent session of Congress. Curious about how it all works? Want to understand where the Big Cat Public Safety […]

Aria

Aria Tiger DOB Appx. 1/1/2005 Rescued 9/9/19 Aria Tiger is a perfect example of why we need the Big Cat Public Safety Act to pass Congress this year!  Aria was most likely the cast off from a cub petting scheme that ended up in the backyard of a private owner who was not subject to […]

Hungry Bobcat Sounds!

Listen to the many sounds of Shiloh the bobcat as he gets excited for breakfast and snacks. Turn the volume up! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the […]

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Bobcat Buhl Alabama

Big Cat Rescue was called upon to help a bobcat who had been hit by a car in Buhl, AL. See part of what took us all day to do, in order to get this bobcat some relief.

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The wild Bobcat visits Romeo again 4-8-2020
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Romeo jumping on and off his den much better 4-10-2020
Romeo playing around the coolaroo 4-21-2020
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Romeo startled by the wild Bobcat 5-6-2020
Romeo running up the fence after a rat 5-8-2020
Romeo and the wild Bobcat chatting 5-14-2020
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Howard Baskin OK Orders 2020-06-01

Oklahoma Judgments On June 1, 2020 the federal court in Oklahoma issued a judgment against an entity controlled by Jeff Lowe based in part on what the judge described as “willfully failed to comply” with one previous court order and “other failures to obey or respond to the Court’s orders in this case.” The ruling […]

Joe Exotic Wondery & Netflix Don Lewis

On August 26, 2019 Wondery released their second season of Over My Dead Body called Joe Exotic. It is a six part series in podcast form written by Robert Moor. We worked with Robert over many months and like and respect him. We feel he worked very hard to wade through a massive amount of […]

Interested in Buying a Big Cat?

How much is that “kitty” in the window? See the cub petting video that got more than 17,000,000 views: https://www.facebook.com/UNILADAdventure/videos/1760859587576854/ If you are thinking it might be really cool to have a big cat as a pet, take a few minutes to consider the costs.  But first, check out the slideshow to see what it […]

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Serval Has A Hay Day!

During the colder months we give the smaller cats straw in their dens to keep warm. That is when we found out how much Hutch the serval LOVES straw.

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Talking Savannah VS Popsicles

Simba the Savannah cat loves fishy-sicles so much that he likes to tell you all about it! Om-Nom-Nom

Agreed

  Oklahoma Judgments On June 1, 2020 the federal court in Oklahoma issued a judgment against an entity controlled by Jeff Lowe based in part on what the judge described as “willfully failed to comply” with one previous court order and “other failures to obey or respond to the Court’s orders in this case.” The […]

Romeo

Meet Romeo, Wild Rehab Bobcat Male Rehab Bobcat Arrived 1/27/2020 Age at that time estimated to be barely 1 year old May 26, 2020 Romeo completed rehab and was released back to the wild!  Video coming soon! January 27, 2020 We rescued an adult male bobcat today. He is currently in the Recovery Hospital and […]

Caracal Facts

Caracal Cat Interesting Facts Common Name: Caracal Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Caracal) Species: caracal Misc: The name Caracal is derived from a Turkish word “karakulak” meaning “black ear.” The Caracal was once trained for bird hunting in Iran and India. They were put into arenas containing […]

Jaguar Facts – Interesting Information About Jaguars

Jaguar: Panthera onca
Common Name: Jaguar
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Pantherinae Panthera
Species: onca

Interested in Petting a Tiger Cub?
[cq_vc_videocover videoimage="129165" videolink="https://youtu.be/QFn8mwD757s"] Interested in Petting a Tiger Cub? Big Cat Rescue would like to stress it is never ok to pet a tiger cub or lion cub. We have put together a resource discussing the negative effects of tiger/lion cub handling here: http://bigcatrescue.org/cubs Want to end the abuse of cubs? Text CATS to 52886 [...]
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Race To Save a Kittens Life In 3D 180VR

Big Cat Rescue has decades of experience rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing, wild native Florida Bobcats. On May 20th 2020 we were contacted about a 4 week old kitten, originally found by a construction site in Clearwater, that needed out help. She was not eating, severely dehydrated and anemic. Watch in 3D 180VR as we raced […]

Tiger Named Max – A Circus Story

Max the tiger was rescued with Kimba and Simba from the Guatemala circus. But something was wrong with Max that set him aside from the other two. Watch his story and see the progress he has made! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT […]

Refuting Netflix Tiger King

When the directors of the Netflix documentary Tiger King; Murder, Mayhem and Madness came to us five years ago they said they wanted to make the big cat version of Blackfish (the documentary that exposed abuse at SeaWorld) that would expose the misery caused by the rampant breeding of big cat cubs for cub petting exploitation and the awful life the cats lead in roadside zoos and back yards if they survive. Instead, you got what you saw, but it doesn’t tell the whole truth.

Big Cats VS Water Hose

Many of you know that tigers LOVE water and being sprayed with the house, but do any of the other big cats like it? Check out Hutch and Zucari servals and Flint the bobcat have a blast playing with the water hose. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon […]

Bobcat Rehab
Big Cat Rescue Rehabilitates Bobcats for Release Back to the Wild Is it your dream to rehab bobcats for release back to the wild?  Check out our FREE online course at https://www.zoocollege.com/course/bobcat/ Watch our Rehab Bobcats LIVE on this high-quality xplore.org webcam: http://explore.org/live-cams/player/big-cat-rescue-bobcat-rehab-and-release  If you cannot remember the log link here is a shortcut that is [...]
Armani
  Female Leopard Born 6/17/1997 Came to Big Cat Rescue 6/27/1997 Died 5/4/2020 http://bigcatrescue.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Armani_Leopard.mp3 Armani and her sister Jade were always fun to watch! Both were very playful and had goofy personalities. Armani has been known to greet tours and chat with those who passed her by. She absolutely loves paper enrichment, blood cicles, and [...]
Help Free
There are lots of ways to help save big cats from abuse and abandonment.  Some are free and some have a cost. WAYS TO HELP FINANCIALLY Donate Sponsor a cat / Become a member Set up a monthly donation Leave a Legacy:  Remember the cats in your Will Big Cat Rescue Wish List Amazon Wish [...]
Turkey Time At Big Cat Rescue

It is that time of year…Turkey Time!! Thanksgiving is one of the big cat’s favorite holidays!

TIGER VET VISIT In 3D 180VR

On April 20th 2020, Max the Tiger was seen by our Vet Dr Justin, after it was noted by keepers that he was limping. No obvious causes were found so max will be closely monitored and have pain meds to help ease the issue. Take a look at his vet visit in 180VR 3D! You […]

Big Cat Coalition
Timeline of the Big Cat Coalition   If it seems rather late to be discussing these coalitions,  it is because we have to be as stealthy as the cats we are protecting, so that those who abuse wild cats cannot thwart our mission.  There are LOTS of exciting things going on behind the scenes right [...]
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Natalia Female Amur Leopard 4/6/01 – 4/27/2020 She was 19 when she was euthanized for bladder cancer. Big Cat Rescue Collaborates with Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium to Bring a Jaguar and Leopard to the Sanctuary December 13, 2017 For the second time in less than a week, Big Cat Rescue has new cats arriving […]

Our Cat Bios
Meet the Cats of Big Cat Rescue or see general facts of all exotic cat species Large CatsMannyJinxNikita LionessAmanda the TigerDutchess71215975_10156364168256957_48444052823080960_nJasmine60813103_10156099347026957_8739450671385804800_nKaliKimbaMax TigerPriyapriyaSimba TigerSmall CatsArielBailey2011BobcatsMosesBailey0353_oBreezyDrydenFlintFrankieFrankieBobcat169KewlonaLakota BobcatLoveyMaryAnnMaxMaxBobcat4MosesMoses_034Mrs ClawsNabiscoPhilmoRunning BearbobcatsRunningBearShiloh BobcatSiouxSmallsTom Tom71095172_2598831150358958_7928577042222678016_nCanada Lynx CaracalsChaos74693492_10156495408611957_401803334526173184_oCyrusOcelots Savannah CatsBeacherDiabloKing TutLokiLoki_002MouserSimba Savannah CatSimba_001ServalsDesireeDesireeServal20171000HutchGingerIllithiaKricket ServalNala ServalServie60673314_10156094885851957_1338605340383510528_oSheenaZucari
Tigers Make A Run For It!

Many viewers have been questioning the size of our enclosures. In most videos, the camera is focused on the big cat and not the entire space they live in. Let the big cats show you the amount of space they have! Learn more: bigcatrescue.org/cages You can help feed the cats at no cost to you […]

Easter FUN With The Small Cats

Check out the fun our smaller species of cats had with their Easter enrichment! Here is a chance to see some of the big cats not typically featured in our videos! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into […]

CaroleBaskin VS TigerKing Hate Mail

When the directors of the Netflix documentary Tiger King; Murder, Mayhem and Madness came to us five years ago they said they wanted to make the big cat version of Blackfish (the documentary that exposed abuse at SeaWorld) that would expose the misery caused by the rampant breeding of big cat cubs for cub petting […]

Wild Pampas Cat fitted for GPS Collar in 3D 180VR!

Watch in 3D 180VR this first time footage of a Pampas Cat being fitted for a GPS collar in the wild, by the team at the Peruvian Desert Cat Project. Big Cat Rescue supports a number of conservation projects, benefiting wild cats, annually. The Peruvian Desert Cat Project was a recipient of $8000 in funding […]

Cages

Big Cat Rescue Enclosures Tigers, Cougar, and a Serval Make a Run For It! Big Cat Rescue doesn’t believe big cats should be bred for life in cages, but for those who had the misfortune of being bred in captivity, we offer the best habitats (or cat-a-tats as we like to call them) in the […]

Tiger Lilly

Tiger Lilly Female Bobcat DOB 4/30/95 Rescued 6/6/95 Died 4/9/2020 The photo above was taken by one of her keepers, Mary Lou. Tiger Lilly was merely two months old when she arrived at Big Cat Rescue. She was rescued from a fur farm in Minnesota along with twenty-two other exotic cats, which included bobcats and […]

Species That Call Big Cat Rescue Home in 3D!

Take a virtual look at the many species that call Big Cat Rescue home. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the exotic feline residents of “Big Cat Rescue” […]

https://bigcatrescue.org/bobcat-celebrates-his-first-birthday-2/

Flint the bobcat was a part of our Bobcat Rehab Program until he was declared unreleasable due to his bone deformities. So he became a permanent resident to the sanctuary, and we wanted to make his first birthday very special. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit […]

Rules

WORKPLACE SAFETY PROGRAM Table of Contents Section I – Management Commitment and Involvement 1 Section II – Safety and Health Training 2 Section III – Safety Meetings 3 Section IV – Safety Committee 4 Section V – Safety Inspections 5 Section VI – First Aid Procedures 6 Section VII – Accident Investigations 7 Section VIII […]

Critical Incident Hurricane and Disaster Plan

Big Cat Rescue Captive Wildlife Critical Incident/Disaster Plan Contact info:  Big Cat Rescue 12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625 813.920.4130 fax 866.571.4523 Info@bigcatrescue.org USDA 58-C-0814 FL ESB 578 ID# 402067429 Lat 28.061125 Long. -82.571387 Hurricane Evacuation Zone Category? NO  Flood Zone? NO Emergency Contacts: Capture Equipment Kept on Site: 1 blowgun, 1 pole syringe, 1 […]

Safety Program

WORKPLACE SAFETY PROGRAM   Table of Contents     Section I – Management Commitment and Involvement   1 Section II – Safety and Health Training   2 Section III – Safety Meetings   3 Section IV – Safety Committee   4 Section V – Safety Inspections   5 Section VI – First Aid Procedures   […]

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GoFree

Why Can’t They Go Free? This question is one of the top five most asked questions so it tells me that people just don’t know the laws of nature or the laws of governments. Law of Nature In the wild kittens or cubs stay with their mothers from a year and a half to 5 years, […]

A Very Personal Message from Howard Baskin Regarding Netflix’s Tiger King

A Very Personal Message from Howard Baskin Regarding Netflix’s Tiger King

Recovering Bobcat’s Second Doctor Visit

Romeo the rehab bobcat is recovering from a broken pelvis after being hit by a car. Check out his latest check up by our vet staff to see the progress he is making. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close […]

InSitu

Big Cat Rescue donates more than $100,000 each year to saving wild cats in their native lands. We dedicate most of our donations to small exotic cat projects as they get so little funding elsewhere.

New Toy For A White Tiger

Our media producer raised funds for her birthday to get a new toy for her favorite big cat Sapphire the white tiger. Sapphire recently had two of her toys taken away after playing too rough with them, but now she will have a new toy to replace them. Let’s see if she likes it! Thank […]

Romeo wandering around and stalking the rat pipe 3-24-2020
Sanctuary Standards

Sanctuary Standards Right Click HERE and then select “Save Target As” for an Excel Chart with a complete chart of Sanctuary Standards. For Exotic Cat Care Standards go HERE. To read the Federal Trade Commission’s charity checklist, click HERE. How can you tell a real sanctuary from a fake? It’s actually easier than telling a […]

Baby Bobcat Has FUN!!

Flint the bobcat got his first holiday paper enrichment for St. Patrick’s Day, and he really knows how to have FUN!! Check out the cuteness overload! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation […]

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Big Cats Feeling Lucky

Watch as the big cats take part in some St. Patrick’s Day FUN!!

Enriching Big Cats!

Enrichment is the action of improving or enhancing the quality or value of something. For Big Cat Rescue, it is improving the quality of life for our big cats. There are several ways to enrich our big cats, but sometimes it is as easy as giving hay to some of our servals.

Big Cats Feeling Lucky

Watch as the big cats take part in some St. Patrick’s Day FUN!! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the exotic feline residents of “Big Cat Rescue” in […]

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How many tigers are in the US?

How Many Tigers are in the US? I am frequently asked that question and the answer is that no one really knows.  Here’s why: 1.  There are two kinds of tiger owners in the U.S.  Pet owners and commercial owners.  To be a commercial owner you have to obtain a USDA license.  It is a […]

Kitten Wrestling in 3D!!

Nothing is cuter than watching a couple of kittens wrestling. Watch them play and wrestle in a different view…180VR 3D!. All of the kittens we foster are through our partnership with Tampa Bay Humane Society https://bigcatrescue.org/kittens/ You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV […]

Coronavirus and Cub Petting

Coronavirus is a zoonotic disease you could catch from handling big cats and their cubs. Learn about the life threatening diseases you could catch and spread from having a close encounter with a lion cub, tiger cub or liger cub.

Sentencing Statement

The conviction of Mr. Schreibvogel Maldonado Passage was made based upon only a handful of vivid examples of his malicious intent to murder me.  The prosecution didn’t need to present the daily barrage of threats to harm, rape or kill me that were my daily experience for the past ten years.  The evidence showed that […]

What Joe Exotic’s Sentence Means to Me

This photo of Howie and me is from our honeymoon in 2004 when I wrote our 20 year plan to end the abuse of big cats. I like the octo-puss tenacles that represent reaching into every dark market the cats faced: cub petting, fur, circus, canned hunts, night club acts, inbreeding for color morphs, zoos, trafficking in their parts and private ownership. My vision of a world where all wild cats live free is one step closer today.

Joe Exotic Convicted for Murder for Hire & 17 Wildlife Trafficking Violations Sentenced to 22 Years in Federal Pen

Convicted & Sentenced to 22 Years in the Federal Penitentiary! 1/22/19 See quotes, photo and video at http://bigcatrescue.org/sentencing-statement/ How Carole Baskin Feels About It:  http://bigcatrescue.org/what-joe-exotics-sentence-means-to-me/ 4/2/2019 – I am grateful that justice was served and Joe Schreibvogel-Maldonado-Passage hopefully will serve time in prison and no longer present a threat either to me or to his […]

Joe Exotic Wondery & Netflix Don Lewis

On August 26, 2019 Wondery released their second season of Over My Dead Body called Joe Exotic. It is a six part series in podcast form written by Robert Moor. We worked with Robert over many months and like and respect him. We feel he worked very hard to wade through a massive amount of […]

Tiger King Murder Mayhem and Madness

Tiger King Murder Mayhem and Madness The press and our own supporters are asking how I feel about the 6 part Netflix documentary that debuts March 20, 2020. I don’t know what to think about it, because I haven’t seen it yet. I think the producer, Eric Goode, was well intentioned and hoped to create […]

Jaguar Takes Down A Camera!

Check out this never seen before footage from 2018 of Manny the jaguar taking down a mounted camera from the top of his enclosure. This is a MUST SEE! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day […]

JnK

New York JnK Tiger Rescue DejaVu is all I can say. It happens over and over, like a recurring nightmare for the wild animals suffering through it; only the names and places change. Someone wants to “rescue” wild animals because that seems like glamorous work, so they buy animals (and just prolong the problem) until the […]

Breakfast With A Tiger In 3D!!

Enjoy this up close view of Jasmine Tiger enjoying breakfast….hear bones crunch and a look at her huge teeth… sure to be a view you won’t get anywhere else!! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day […]

Enriching Big Cats!

Enrichment is the action of improving or enhancing the quality or value of something. For Big Cat Rescue, it is improving the quality of life for our big cats. There are several ways to enrich our big cats, but sometimes it is as easy as giving hay to some of our servals. You can help […]

Microchip

People often ask if we microchip our cats. We do microchip our permanent residents, but not the bobcats who are being released. Find out why we chip or not.

Injured Bobcat Goes Outside

Romeo the rehab bobcat started to get very restless in his indoor recovery cage as we watched as he tried to find a way to escape. So we modified our outdoor recovery enclosure to fit his special needs. Now it is time that he goes outside. Watch LIVE by visiting explore.org/bigcatrescue You can help feed […]

What Sound Does A Leopard Make?

Armani is a 22 year old leopard. Not only is she silly and playful, but she is very vocal as well. What kind of sound does a chatty leopard make? Turn your volume up because she has a lot to say! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! […]

Brooksville

Brooksville Wild Bobcat Rescue, Othello WILD BOBCAT RESCUE – Feb 23, 2020 – At 9:56 am the Hernando County Sheriff called saying a bobcat had been hit by a car and couldn’t use his back legs. They agreed to stay with the cat and keep people from harassing the bobcat until we could get there. […]

Be The Tiger

If you ever wanted to pet a tiger cub, this augmented virtual reality experience might give you some insight as to what it’s like to be the tiger.

Hit By Car Bobcat Gets Rescued

Romeo, our newest rehab bobcat, was found in a residential neighborhood injured and starving after being hit by a car. After getting the call, Big Cat Rescuers immediately went to his rescue to save him. Check out our rescue efforts and his first doctor visit. You can help feed the cats at no cost to […]

Hutch

Male Serval Appx DOB 1/1/2007 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 2/28/2018 Listen to Hutch’s rescue story February 28, 2018 Carole is on her way back to the sanctuary from Jupiter, Florida where she has just picked up an 11-year-old serval and 2 four-month-old bobcat kittens! Carole got a call from the new management of the […]

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Download the FREE Tour App With this free tour app you can see and hear the stories of all of the cats at Big Cat Rescue!  You can get the online version (doesn’t download anything to your phone) by texting CATS to 56512 or you can download the version below by going to the app […]

What is a day like at Big Cat Rescue?
Big Cat Rescue as a Reality TV Show If we have asked you to come to this page, it's probably because you have asked about filming a reality TV show here.  It makes sense, because people pitch us all the time and the public is always asking why we don't have our own show.  Especially [...]
Valentine’s Treats For The Tiger Boys

To celebrate the Guatemala tiger’s first Valentine’s Day here at the sanctuary, they were made a very special Valentine’s treat of a heart-shaped blood popsicle and chicken drums. Enjoy! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day […]

Valentine’s For Big Cats

We shared some love with our big cats in celebration of Valentine’s Day! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the exotic feline residents of “Big Cat Rescue” in […]

Orion
Orion Male Cougar DOB 10/1/05 10/28/05 - 2/10/20 Saying Goodbye to Orion Cougar On Feb. 10, 2020 we brought Orion back in to see the vet.  On Nov. 17, 2019 he had seen the vet for vomiting, and again on Dec. 2 for inappetence and a couple times more for the same.  His blood work [...]
Tiger Has Long Claws in 3D!

*Footage from Jan 2020* – Amanda Tiger turned 24 this year. It was noted by keepers that she had an ingrown dew claw, so Dr Justin came to take a look. Whilst under sedation we also took the opportunity to test her kidney values, teeth, draw blood and do an overall physical exam. You can […]

Lion Gets A Birthday Treat!

Nikita the lioness just celebrated her 19th birthday. What better way to celebrate than with a chicken stuffed turkey!! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the exotic feline […]

Tiger Predicts BIG Game Winner

Watch Big Cat Rescue’s third annual Big Game prediction with Kali the tiger. She has been correct the last two years, but will she get it right this year? Shop Big Cat Rescue online: bigcatrescue.biz You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is […]

Romeo

Meet Romeo, Wild Rehab Bobcat Male Rehab Bobcat Arrived 1/27/2020 Age at that time estimated to be barely 1 year old January 27, 2020 We rescued an adult male bobcat today. He is currently in the Recovery Hospital and will be examined tomorrow, for tonight he needs to eat and rest.  He did eat and […]

Hangry Lion and Tigers

In many of our videos the big cats come of to be sweet, but wait until they are introduced to food. This is one of those times they like to show their wild side! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a […]

Artemis
Artemis Female Cougar 10/1/05 - 1/26/20 January 26, 2020, Artemis Cougar has been euthanized. When she was reported as vomiting and not eating, Dr. Justin Boorstein decided to come in today (1/26/20), instead of waiting another day. We are glad he did. Her blood work showed her kidney disease to be absolutely off the charts [...]
Fun New Toy for Tiger in 3D 180VR
Tiger VS Hawk

We noticed a hawk in one of our tiger enclosures, and it was in need of rescue. Check out how we rescue the bird before the tiger finds it! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day […]

Do Big Cats Like Fresh Oregano?

As you know we give our big cats a variety of herbs and spices in their enrichment items. We tried them with fresh oregano, and you have to see their reactions! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into […]

Podcast The United States Has A Tiger Problem

There is a tiger problem in the USA. There are more tigers in captivity in the US than exist in the wild. The number of American tigers lies somewhere between five and ten thousand. We don’t know the actual number because they mostly go unregulated. Sadly, most of these tigers live in cages in private […]

Thank You!

Something most donors can agree on is that they want their donations to go to the cause and not to frivolous expenses.  That’s why we have created this page to show our thanks. In the past our donation and sponsor kits have come with varying levels of appreciation gifts; from sending the donor an 8 […]

Thank You From Big Cat Rescue

As we welcome a new year here at Big Cat Rescue, we would like to reflect back on 2019 at many of the great times we had last year. All of this was made possible because of YOU!! Thank you!! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit […]

January 16 2020

Big Cat Updates Catch up on the daily news from the sanctuary. Carole’s Big Cat Briefing In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find more at DailyBigCat.com. You can find older briefings at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw Inspirational Memes and Quote of the Day Your journey begins with the first step. Coordinator Reports for […]

January 15 2020

Big Cat Updates Jinx, the 21-year-old black leopard is happy to be back outside in his enclosure after a short stay in the Windsong Memorial Hospital.  He had an overall checkup, had some bad teeth removed, x-rays, and bloodwork, he was also neutered. He was found to have some lumps which Dr. Justin biopsied and […]

Small Wild Cat Conservation Summit in Sri Lanka

In December 2019, Big Cat Rescue was invited to attend the 2nd ever International Small Wild Cat Conservation Summit, being held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Summit, which was a 5-day event, filled with presentations, discussions, and workshops, was open to Conservationists, Donors, and enthusiasts from around the world. Over 30 participants attended from a […]

Hangry Serval

Hutch the serval is a very chatty guy, especially when it is breakfast time! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the exotic feline residents of “Big Cat Rescue” […]

Florida Panther Facts

Protect the Florida Panther or Lose Her Forever What is the Species? Puma concolor coryi. The Florida Panther is a unique subspecies of cougar that has adapted to the subtropical environment of Florida. Schoolchildren picked the panther as the state animal in 1981. This large charismatic umbrella species is the mascot for dozens of schools across […]

Preparing for Your First Trip to the Vet

A trip to the vet doesn’t have to be unpleasant for you or your pet. In fact, it can be an exciting time for both you and your pet to spend some time together. Make it a great experience the first time and your pet won’t mind going back again for regular checkups or emergency […]

Bobcat King And His Castle

Thank you to Cat Man Chris and Cole and Marmalade for donating this super fun castle for our baby bobcat Flint to play in. Check out the cuteness overload! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day […]

Bobcat’s Surprising Doctor Visit

We noticed that recently rescued bobcat, Philmo, was developing mats on his hind end. That is not very common for a young bobcat of his age. So we took him in for an exam, and you will never believe what we found!!! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon […]

Bobcat Goes Home For The Holidays

Malachite the rehab bobcat was released back to the wild where he belongs just in time for the holidays. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the exotic feline […]

Zimba Serval

Zimba Male Serval DOB 1/1/1998 Rescued 4/29/2011 Died 12/30/19 21 year old Zimba Serval came in a few months ago when his health was declining and his kidney values were bad, but during his recheck today they were off the charts bad, despite being fed many small meals a day and being on the great […]

Andi

Andi Female Bobcat DOB 4/22/97 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue  11/30/01 Died 12/30/19.  In October of 2019 we discovered that Andi had bone cancer in her jaw after she had seen the vet for chewing issues.  We extracted the bad teeth, but knew that it would only be a matter of time before she would […]

Mouser

Mouser Male Savannah Cat Date of Birth: 1/1/2004 Date of Rescue: 9/8/2019 Mouser is a male Savannah cat born in 2004. He arrived here in 2019 with three bobcats from a failed California facility called the Wildlife Waystation. We are told he was used for handling by the public. This is a practice we oppose […]

Philmo

Male Bobcat Date of Birth: 1/1/2016 Date of Rescue: 9/8/2019 Philmo is a male bobcat born in 2016. He came to Big Cat Rescue in September 2019 at only 3 years old from a sanctuary called Wildlife Waystation in California that closed down.  He is the youngest of the bobcats that came from that facility. […]

Shiloh Bobcat

Male Bobcat Date of Birth: 1/1/2008 Date of Rescue: 9/8/2019 Shiloh is a male Bobcat born in 2008. He came from a failed facility in California known as the Wildlife Waystation in 2019 and at 35 pounds is the largest bobcat at Big Cat Rescue This handsome bobcat is the most relaxed of the bobcats […]

Tom Tom

Female Bobcat 1/1/1999 – 04/14/2021 Date of Rescue: 9/8/2019 Despite her name, Tom Tom is a female bobcat and is one of our senior citizens, born in 1999. She came to us at age 20 in 2019 with three other cats from a California facility that closed down. Vet reports from California indicated difficulty getting […]

White Tiger Christmas

Sapphire the white tiger loves the holidays because she gets one of her favorite enrichment items, a Christmas tree! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the exotic feline […]

Sundari

Sundari Female Leopard DOB 11/15/96 Died 12/27/19 Sundari Leopard was euthanized 12/27/19. Her 23 year old body has been giving out on her, and we’ve managed her pain as best we could, but it reached a point where we could no longer offer her a life worth living. Thank you to everyone who made her […]

Simba Tiger

Simba Tiger Male Tiger Born 2010 Rescue from the circus by ADI June 2018 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue November 25, 2019 Simba the tiger was rescued from the circus in Guatemala. We believe he was born in 2010. He came to us with two other male tigers, Max and Kimba. At the circus these […]

Kimba

Kimba Tiger Male Tiger Born 2017 Rescue from the circus by ADI June 2018 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue November 25, 2019 Kimba is a male tiger who was rescued from the circus in Guatemala along with two other tigers, Max and Simba. Kimba is the youngest, born sometime in 2017. They came to us […]

Meow-y Christmas With Big Cats

Watch how the big cats celebrate the holidays at Big Cat Rescue. Don’t miss all of the FUN! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the exotic feline residents […]

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Cat Lovers in Your Life

If you have a cat lover in your life and are looking for the ideal gift, there are a host of amazing finds that will bring a smile to the owner of a furry friend as well as to the cat itself. Our team has collected a list of 10 Holiday Gifts the Cat lover […]

Catfight

Working together to protect Florida’s panther. Florida panthers are in a fight for their lives! These iconic cats are facing multiple threats from habitat depletion and prey loss to vehicle collisions and the risk of losing their federal protective status. This catfight is ongoing and must be won one battle at a time. Show your […]

State Laws Exotic Cats

State Laws for Keeping Exotic Cats as Pets 4 states have no laws on keeping dangerous wild animals as pets: Alabama, Nevada, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. 6 states do not ban or regulate keeping big cats as pets: Alabama, Nevada, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Delaware, and Oklahoma. 21 states ban all dangerous exotic pets, while the rest allow […]

Tigers First Turkey!

Rescued circus tigers, Simba, Max, and Kimba, get their first whole turkeys for the holidays. They are really loving their retirement here at Big Cat Rescue! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation […]

2 Bobcats Set Free

From tiny kittens introduced to each other after being abandoned, to two grown up bobcats ready to face life in the wild. Ash and Cinder were released and given their second chance to be free where they belong. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG […]

December 15 2019

Big Cat Updates Did you catch the news that rehab bobcats, Ash and Cinder, were returned to the wild this past Friday? Alexa Flash Briefing In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find more at DailyBigCat.com. You can find older briefings at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw Daily Memes & Quote of the Day “Focus […]

Did Rehab Bobcat Casper Survive?

Last time we were keeping our paws crossed for Casper the rehab bobcat as we tried to save his life. Watch how his veterinary visit went and an update on his survival. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look […]

Serval Has Stick Mouth?

Zucari the male serval got a piece of vegetation lodged between his teeth causing him discomfort. Here we call that stick mouth. Watch as we bring him into the cat hospital to see our veterinarian. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is […]

New Tigers Are Circus Free

Listen to the story of our three new retired circus tigers and what they went through during the rescue process bringing them to safety with ADI, and then to their forever home at Big Cat Rescue. Watch this beautiful drone footage of Simba entering our vacation rotation enclosure. You can help feed the cats at […]

3 New Tigers Arrive From Guatemala

Thank you to the heroic efforts of Animal Defenders International for another successful collaboration with Big Cat Rescue. Now 3 retired circus tigers have a safe and loving place to call their forever home. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a […]

2018 Annual Report

26 Years of Saving Big Cats Thanks to YOU! Some of the most impressive work to save big cats has been done by big cat lovers joining their voices to end abuse and pooling their resources to save exotic cats in the wild before they are all gone. The Cats YOU Rescued 2018 has flown […]

Big Cats LOVE Turkey Day!!

The big cats love Thanksgiving because they get to eat Cornish game hens and turkeys. It is always a bone crunching good time! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, […]

Thanksgiving FUN with Big Cats

Join our big cats as they enjoy their Thanksgiving enrichment. We at Big Cat Rescue have so much to be thankful for, and it is all because of the great support we get from YOU!! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is […]

White Tiger VS Turkey

Sapphire the white tiger gets her first whole turkey that we were able to film since she has been in the Witness Protection Program. She certainly had a good time before settling down for a feast! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV […]

Kali

Female Tiger
Born 2000
Arrived 9/6/2014

Nabisco

Male DOB 5/1/2016 (the smallest bobcat) He’s about 6 months old. Nick name is baby one. He is not neutered and is microchipped. Was dropped off during the Crow Peak forest fire in June 2016. Nabisco and 5 others arrived at Big Cat Rescue on Oct. 17, 2016 from Spirit of the Hills.  Find out more […]

Manny

For the second time in less than a week, Big Cat Rescue has new cats arriving at the sanctuary!

Mrs Claws

Appx. DOB 7/1/2015 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue on 11/11/2015 Mrs Claws was rescued from Christmas, FL along with a male bobcat named Mr. Claws.  Find out more about him at http://bigcatrescue.org/the-claws/  It is always our goal to send wild born cats back to the wild, but Mrs Claws failed rehab.  We suspect her early brain […]

Lovey

Appx. DOB 1/1/08 Rescued 5/5/13 Lovey is approximately five years old and was Mr. Howell’s mate. She is declawed on all four paws and is missing her top right canine. The two of them shared a cramped cage about 5’x13′. Their only shelter was a small plastic dog house that they managed to cram themselves […]

Moses

Male Bobcat Born 4/22/2001 (Earth Day) Rescued 5/14/2001 Moses was abandoned here at Big Cat Rescue with no note and no one to tell us what his story was. He was approximately four weeks old and near death when his carrier was discovered just inside the front gates in May of 2001. He knew how […]

Flint

Date of Birth: March 31, 2019 Rescued June 30, 2019 Meet Flint! Flint’s First week has shown a lot of improvement, check out this video of his first week in rehab. Watch him go from not being able to walk to wrestling with his special ‘stuffie.’ Below is a chronological walk thru Flint’s journey. June […]

Bailey

Female Bobcat DOB 5/13/03? Rescued 6/4/03 Bailey’s mother was possibly a native Florida Bobcat who was killed in Odessa.  That or she was a pet that was abandoned. Lost and alone little Bailey wandered out in search of the mother who would never return and was discovered by a local woman about the same time […]

Amanda the Tiger

Female Tiger Born 01/01/1996 Rescued 9/28/2011 Click this button to hear a short summary of Amanda’s story. Amanda is the timidest of the three tigers that have become known as the Texas Tigers or the Texas Trio. She is very shy, even years after being rescued, she still slinks and hides away when people approach […]

Pharaoh

Pharaoh Male White Serval 4/22/99 – 2/15/2021 Pharaoh the 21 year old white serval crossed over the Rainbow Bridge today as Jamie Veronica kissed his sleeping face. He was euthanized after the last round of drugs and supportive care proved incapable of turning back the hands of time. Dr. Liz Wynn came to help make […]

Keisha
Keisha Tigress Born 6/25/2000 Rescued 5/28/2014 Crossed the Rainbow Bridge 11/13/2019   Help care for Keisha Tiger here:  http://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/collections/sponsor-a-cat http://bigcatrescue.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Keisha-Tiger.mp3   Keisha was the second generation of tigers born at that facility and some reports state than five generations were born there over the years. Keisha is missing a portion of her ear and her [...]
Running Bear

Male Bobcat DOB 6/2/97 Running Bear was born in 1997.  He was neutered and lived with Little White Dove until she died at the advanced age of 21.  He pretends to be tough, but can’t help but show his silly side when enrichment is involved. Most of our bobcats were rescued from fur farms where […]

King Tut

Male Savannah Cat DOB appx 1/1/2009 Arrived 10/16/2012 Sponsor King Tut http://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/collections/sponsor-a-cat Hybrid Cat Rescue We didn’t plan it this way, but on NATIONAL FERAL CAT DAY we were asked to rescue two exotic cat hybrids who had been dumped by their owners and were now starving to death….. The cats had been trapped by Animal […]

Nala Serval

Nala Female Serval DOB appx 1/1/10 Rescued 1/5/13 9/9/2016 This morning, Nala Serval didn’t come out to eat. When we called her to the side of the cage she was holding up her left foreleg. It turned out to be broken. She probably did it while bounding around after a bird or squirrel. She’s an […]

Kricket Serval

Kricket Female Serval DOB 4/1/2001 Rescued 3/11/2011   Kricket the serval was born in 2001 and had been kept as a pet, but when her owners divorced, the wife decided that she didn’t have time for Kricket and began looking for a home for her. We agreed to rescue Kricket and began preparing an enclosure […]

Diablo

Male Savannah Cat DOB appx. 1/1/05 Rescued 3/4/08 Diablo is a savannah cat, which is a hybrid between a domestic cat and an African serval.     This cross-breeding is not only cruel to the animals involved but also produces confused offspring that can not figure out how to be a house pet. Diablo is […]

Zucari

Zucari Serval DOB 7/2/2015 Male Serval Arrived 6/6/2017 Zucari is a serval who was born in 2015 and came to Big Cat Rescue in 2017.  Zucari’s former owner has refused to reveal who she bought him or Chaos the caracal from.  Since it was illegal to have the cats in Ohio, it would implicate the […]

MaryAnn

Female Bobcat Appx. DOB 1/1/08 Rescued 5/5/13 Mary Ann is approximately four years old and was bottle raised from a kitten. We were told that she may suffer from short range vision, however, this has not been confirmed. Mary Ann was kept in a cage about 5′ x 10′. Her cage was absolutely filthy, feces […]

Servie
Female Serval DOB 1/1/00 Rescued  5/25/10 http://bigcatrescue.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Servie_Serval.mp3   A  pet Serval was confined to a tiny, two room apartment for the past 10 years. She was housed with a domestic cat, presumably for the purpose of breeding Savannah Cats which can fetch as much as $26,000. Her life was about as boring as can be [...]
Beacher
Savannah Cat DOB 11/11/12 Arrived at Big Cat Rescue 11/13/17 On Beacher's 5th birthday his owner gave him the gift of his freedom...well, the most freedom he can have anyway, as an F1 Savannah Cat. Beacher had been purchased as a 7 week old kitten from the Drinkwater cattery in Pasco County, FL who held [...]
Chaos
DOB 5/1/2009 appx. http://bigcatrescue.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Chaos-Caracal.mp3 Chaos is a caracal who was born in 2009 and came to Big Cat Rescue in 2017. When the Ohio Department of Agriculture learned of the illegal possession of Chaos the caracal at a breeding cattery, they seized Chaos and a male caracal named Cyrus and a serval named Zucari and [...]
Cyrus

Caracal DOB 8/10/2010 Cyrus is a caracal who was born in 2010 in an Okeechobee, FL breeding cattery that sells more servals and other small exotic cats into the pet trade than any other we know.  The owner claims to be a wildlife rehabber and is lauded as such by the community.  But the primary […]

Loki
Loki Savannah Cat DOB 1/1/14? Date Arrived 12/26/17 Loki was purchased from a breeder by a family.  Sadly when the husband and wife divorced neither had room in their lives for this young wildcat and tried to relinquish him to the local shelter.  The shelter however would not take him.  It was their policy to refuse all wildcat [...]
Smalls

Spayed Female Appx. DOB 4/1/2013 Smalls the bobcat had been dropped off at Spirit of the Hills in 2013 by people that found her drowning in a creek in Wyoming. Smalls and 5 others arrived at Big Cat Rescue on Oct. 17, 2016 from Spirit of the Hills.  Find out more about the rescue here: http://bigcatrescue.org/spirit-of-the-hills/ […]

Illithia
Illithia Female serval Born 4/25/16 Illithia was declawed on all four paws before 12 weeks by her breeder in Missouri, and later spayed by her FL owner.  She was surrendered to Big Cat Rescue on 5/25/19. Exotic cats never work out long term as pets...even if you do everything right.  Two men decided to make [...]
Ginger
Ginger Female serval Appx. DOB 1/1/2009 Rescued on  5/5/2013   Ginger is approximately four years old and was bottle raised from a kitten. She did not have a name, so in keeping with the Gilligan's Island theme she was named Ginger. Ginger was kept in a cage about 9' x 12'. On one side of [...]
Breezy

Female Bobcat Date of Birth: 4/14/96 Breezy has a very lush enclosure with many hiding places to make her feel safe and comfortable. She comes out to enjoy enrichment items put in her cat-a-tat, or watches the ducks, peacocks, and swans as they wander by.  When she does, it is the perfect opportunity for everyone to […]

Desiree

Desiree Male Serval DOB unknown Rescued  10/11/2009   Serval Rescue! An African Serval was limping along in the Arizona desert until he collapsed alongside a road. He had almost completely given up the will to live. He was probably a pet or perhaps used in the hybrid breeding scheme that has become all the rage where […]

Dryden

Male Bobcat DOB appx. 5/1/2015 Dryden and 5 others arrived at Big Cat Rescue on Oct. 17, 2016 from Spirit of the Hills.  Find out more about the rescue here: http://bigcatrescue.org/spirit-of-the-hills/ Dryden and Kewlona are siblings who had been orphaned when they were only weeks old.   We got this feedback from a previous volunteer at Spirit […]

Frankie
Male Bobcat DOB appx. 1/1/06 Date of Arrival at Big Cat Rescue 6/14/18 http://bigcatrescue.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Frankie-Bobcat.mp3 When the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary in Jupiter, Florida asked Big Cat Rescue to rehab Lucky and Clover in February 2018, and give a permanent home to Hutch the serval, I (Carole Baskin) noticed an old bobcat in the cage next to [...]
Kewlona

Female DOB appx. 5/1/2015  Rescue October 17, 2016 Play the story of Dryden and Kewlona: We got this feedback from a previous volunteer at Spirit of the Hills, summarized below, along with the two adorable kitten photos of them here: “Dryden and Kewlona came to Spirit of the Hills in June 2015 when they were […]

Meet Max: The Pet Bobcat Rescued from a Backyard Breeder

Male Pet Bobcat DOB 9/1/10 Rescued 5/31/11   Max the pet bobcat kitten was at the center of a months-long legal battle that touched off after a Rhode Island vet seized him from someone who bought him from a backyard breeder… It is illegal to have bobcats as pets in Rhode Island. The cat’s owner […]

Sioux

Female Bobcat DOB appx 3/1/13 Rescued: 3/23/17 Sioux is a female bobcat who was born in 2013 and sent to the Mobile Zoo in Alabama along with another bobcat named Lakota.  Some say they were taken from the wild, and that they are siblings, but no one seems to know for sure.  What we do […]

Sheena

Sheena Female Serval DOB 2/1/2003 Rescued 6/26/14 Funny Serval Sounds     Sheena’s owner was unwilling to meet the standards required to keep her so she was surrendered to the state of Ohio. Will you help Sheena? http://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/collections/sponsor-a-cat In 2003 John Babb of Berea, Kentucky shipped an 8 week old serval kitten to a woman in […]

Lakota Bobcat

Male Bobcat DOB appx 3/1/13 Rescued: 3/23/17 Lakota is a male bobcat who was born in 2013 and sent to the Mobile Zoo in Alabama along with another bobcat named Sioux.  Some say they were taken from the wild, and that they are siblings, but no one seems to know for sure.  What we do […]

Ariel

Female Bobcat DOB appx: 3/1/2010 Rescued:  8/1/2014   The Florida Wildlife Commission agreed to let Ariel stay at Big Cat Rescue in January 2015.  Now we will begin working on gaining her trust and making her a part of our happy wild cat clan. Make sure Ariel Bobcat has a permanent home here:  http://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/collections/sponsor-a-cat Ariel […]

Priya

Arrived at Big Cat Rescue on 11/17/16 Tiger F DOB 12/20/03 Priya was born at Big Cats of Serenity Springs on 12/20/03 and had 4 cubs by Charaka Tiger on 3/14/10 while still at Serenity Springs.  Charaka was neutered a year later and it is unknown how many cubs they may have had before this […]

Gilligan

Male Canada lynx Appx. 1/1/07 Rescued 5/5/13   Gilligan’s age is unknown. We were told he was purchased along with Skipper at an auction. Gilligan had the tiniest cage measuring 5′ x 7′. It was also the dirtiest of all of the cages. The mud floor was not mud, but feces covered with a sprinkling […]

Purr-fection
Female Ocelot DOB 5/22/96 http://bigcatrescue.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Purrfection_Ocelot.mp3   2/7/18 Purr-Fection has been growling at keepers and not eating well for the past few days so Dr. Justin did diagnostics and found she has a broken toe and two bad teeth.  He pulled the teeth and has put her on cage rest for the toe. PURRfection, and her [...]
Simba Savannah Cat
Simba Savannah Cat DOB 4/1/05 appx. Male http://bigcatrescue.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Simba-Savannah-Cat.mp3 We get these calls all the time:  “I have a _____ hybrid cat and he’s not happy.  He needs to live outside.”  Usually, the caller has purchased a very expensive designer cat, and now that the cat has reached sexual maturity (regardless of which sex or how soon they were [...]
Guatemala
Guatemala Circus Tiger Rescue On Feb. 7, 2018 was the first time we heard about the circus tigers in Guatemala.  It was Daily Mail story telling about how a 55 year old man had both his arms ripped off by starving tigers, who ate them as villagers threw rocks and beat the cats with sticks.  [...]
What Does The Tiger Say?!

Tigers make a variety of different sounds. Find out what the science is behind the vocalization of chuffing. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the exotic feline residents […]

November 18 2019

Big Cat Updates Alexa Flash Briefing In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find more at DailyBigCat.com. You can find older briefings at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw Daily Memes & Quotes “Sometimes your circle decreases in size, but increases in value” The Tigers Next Door Sharon Guynup’s article, The Tigers Next Door, in the […]

November 17 2019

Big Cat Updates Alexa Flash Briefing In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find more at DailyBigCat.com. You can find older briefings at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw Daily Memes & Quotes “May your vibes shift the whole frequency of the room when you walk in” Coordinator Reports Angie Gabor – It was a Chilly […]

700 Guests Visit Big Cat Rescue!!

The 2019 Wildcat Walkabout was a HUGE success as we raised more than $40,000 for five conservations projects for big cats in the wild! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we […]

November 15 2019

Big Cat Updates Walkabout 2019 Donations to 5 Conservation Projects The 2019 Wildcat Walkabout was a HUGE success as we raised more funds for five conservations projects to save big cats in the wild! Because of all of you awesome people and your help at the Walkabout, we raised over $40,000 to donate to the […]

November 16 2019

Big Cat Updates Alexa Flash Briefing In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find more at DailyBigCat.com. You can find older briefings at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw Daily Memes & Quotes “Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness” Coordinator Reports Sue Messineo – Today was a bit cool but […]

Hoover

Hoover Tiger DOB 4/23/2004 Rescued 4/23/2016 Died 10/7/19  Euthanized after squamous cell carcinoma (cancer) returned repeatedly.   THE SAD STORY OF HOOVER THE CIRCUS TIGER HAS A FAIRYTALE ENDING… Hoover Tiger arrived at Big Cat Rescue on Saturday, April 23rd, which was his 12th Birthday!! #HooverHome We are very excited to let everyone know that Big […]

November 14 2019

Big Cat Updates WOOHOO!!! BIG NEWS!!! Congratulations Afton!!! Our main YouTube channel, BigCatTV.com has reached 1 MILLION Subscribers!! YouTube sent a pawsome plaque to Afton and BCR! THANK YOU, AFTON, for the many hours you spent creating such amazing wonderful fun and educational videos of the cats! We are all VERY PROUD of you and […]

The Tigers Next Door

Sharon Guynup’s article, The Tigers Next Door, in the 12.2019 issue of National Geographic is so well researched, documented and written that Carole wants everyone to read it. The images by her partner, Steve Winter, show tigers in places where you might never expect them to be. We want you to have a hard copy […]

November 13 2019

Big Cat Updates We had to say goodbye to our preciousKeisha Tiger, today. Philmo Bobcat left the recovery hospital today and returned to his outside suite of cages. Alexa Flash Briefing In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find more at DailyBigCat.com. You can find older briefings at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw Saying Goodbye […]

CUTE Bobcat Gets A Permanent Home

Through our efforts to rehabilitate Flint the bobcat, we learn her has deformed bones and a narrowed and collapsed pelvic canal. Due to these disabilities, he would not be able to eat large whole prey or survive on his own in the wild. So we were granted permission to move him onto the sanctuary as […]

Planet B

Imagine a world where nature is restored AND you don’t have to sacrifice anything to enjoy it.

Casper Bobcat

November 6, 2019 Casper passed away.  We took his body to the state lab and copied the Florida Wildlife Commission’s vet team with the diagnostics we did and gave them access to all of the state lab reports because we all fear this is related to whatever is plaguing bobcats and Florida panthers across the […]

Life-Saving Bobcat Rescue!

We got a call about a possible injured bobcat, so rescuers sprung into action. He is in rough shape, but we will do everything we can to get him on the road to recovery. Paws Crossed For Casper! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG […]

November 3 2019

Big Cat Updates Final 10 Days – Help the Cats Win $5,000 Purrfection ocelot wants you to know we’re in the final 10 days of the All Star Slots contest to win $5000 for the cats! But we’re 1300 votes behind first place and need everyone who hasn’t yet voted to take 30 seconds to […]

November 2 2019

Big Cat Updates Today was a BIG DAY! Big Cat Rescue celebrated its 27th anniversary but hosting a three-hour Wildcat Walkabout with around 700 guests.  See the videos below. Alexa Flash Briefing In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find more at DailyBigCat.com. You can find older briefings at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw Daily […]

Halloween With Big Cats

Watch as the big cats enjoy their pumpkins and Halloween themed enrichment! They had so much fun! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the exotic feline residents of […]

November 1 2019

Big Cat Updates Casper, the new rehab bobcat went to see Dr. Justin. Flint Bobcat moved from the rehab area to his own suite of cages on the tour path. Alexa Flash Briefing In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find more at DailyBigCat.com. You can find older briefings at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw […]

October 31 2019

Big Cat Updates A wild bobcat was rescued today and s in the Rehab Bobcat Hospital (see below) Simba Savannah finally decided to go to his new enclosure so we are going to try to move Flint Bobcat tomorrow to his new enclosure. Now is the time to really step up making those calls of […]

Serval And Bobcat Pumpkin Soccer

Hutch the serval and Running Bear the bobcat had a blast with their gourds this Halloween season! Check out all of the action! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, […]

October 26 2019

Big Cat Updates Florida Currents Magazine THANK YOU to Florida Currents Magazine for this article about Big Cat Rescue. https://www.floridacurrents.com/a-heart-for-protecting-exotic-cats/ Daily Memes & Quotes “Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish been caught, and the last steam poisoned, will we realize we cannot eat money” Coordinator Report – Becky Gagliardo […]

White Tiger Has A Ball!

Sapphire the white tiger loves the big red ball in her enclosure. She is one silly tiger! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the exotic feline residents of […]

October 25 2019

Big Cat Updates YIKES – HELP PLEASE Yikes! We’ve fallen almost 1000 votes behind first place in this contest to win $5000. If you haven’t yet voted, please do! Voting is once per person and takes 5 seconds. Our big cats thank you! https://www.allstarslots.com/competitions/win-the-jackpot-2019/big-cat-rescue WOOHOO!! Manny Jaguar made it into the “TIMES” Manny made the […]

October 24 2019

Big Cat Updates Great media day today! ABC and CBS attended and filmed 4 cats receiving Halloween enrichment. A reporter from the Tampa Bay Times also attended. Bay News 9 could not attend but requested video, which Afton will be putting together. All are excited to be here when the Guatemala tigers arrive. ? CBS […]

October 23 2019

Big Cat Updates 22 is the MAGIC NUMBER!! The Big Cat Public Safety Act needs just 22 more U.S. Representatives to sign on to federal bill HR 1380 as co-sponsors for the bill to have majority support in the House! Dutchess says LET’S DO THIS!! You can check this link and scroll down to search […]

A Tribute To A One Of A Kind Tiger

After battling severe arthritis and two different types of aggressive cancer, we had to say goodbye to a one of a kind tiger. Hoover the retired circus tiger got to spend his last remaining years at Big Cat Rescue feeling love and respect. Footage provided by: Big Cat Rescue and Animal Defenders International You can […]

October 22 2019

Big Cat Updates Andi Bobcat is feeling pretty good today. Big Cat Rescue’s Founder Carole Baskin is being honored today by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) as the! This prestigious award is given annually to a sanctuary or individual who embodies and puts into practice the GFAS philosophy of vision, dedication, and excellence […]

October 21 2019

Big Cat Updates Mouser and Shiloh saw Dr. Justin today. Alexa Flash Briefing Carole gives you a four-minute flash briefing update of sanctuary news. In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find more at DailyBigCat.com. You can find older briefings at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw Daily Memes & Quotes “Begin to weave and the […]

October 20 2019

Big Cat Updates Alexa Flash Briefing In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find more at DailyBigCat.com. You can find older briefings at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw Daily Memes & Quotes “The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ~Winston Churchill Coordinator Reports Lynda Licht – […]

Vegan Big Cats? – FAQ Friday

Many viewers see our videos with the big cats interacting with melons and pumpkins and ask, “Are we trying to make the big cats vegan?!” Find out what the fruits and veggies are all about. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is […]

Big Cats VS Boxes

It is that time of year where the big cats will be getting pumpkins, turkeys, and trees! Fall is here! Watch as our big cats enjoy fall seasonal boxes! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day […]

5 Servals Living In A Basement

Meet Zimba, the last of 5 servals that were rescued from a New York basement. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the exotic feline residents of “Big Cat […]

Sneak Peak: Behind The Scenes- Video Making

Get a sneak peak of the next enrichment video from Big Cat Rescue. Watch as we set up an apple pie for cougars, Orion and Ares. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation […]

Sweet Old Lady Bobcat

Meet Tom Tom from our latest rescue in California. She was the first to get settled in comfortably at the sanctuary. Due to her rough appearance, we sedated her for an exam to help her out. Check out how it went! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! […]

October 6 2019

Big Cat Updates Alexa Flash Briefing In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find more at DailyBigCat.com. You can find older briefings at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw Daily Memes & Quotes “Say ‘I love you’ to your friends and family sincerely and often” Videos of the Day SOOOO CUTE!!!!! Max MaryAnn Bobcats Get Nip […]

October 5 2019

Big Cat Updates It was a great day, hot with some rain. You simply must check out Carole’s walkabout below she showed us some really fun moments. Alexa Flash Briefing In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find more at DailyBigCat.com. You can find older briefings at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw ANNOUNCEMENT: Flint Bobcat […]

Pay To Play With Tigers In 3D

Learn about the cruel act of paying to pay with tiger cubs featuring Amanda the tiger. Her and her brothers were rescued from this awful practice. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation […]

October 4 2019

Big Cat Updates Alexa Flash Briefing In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find more at DailyBigCat.com. You can find older briefings at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw Daily Memes & Quotes “If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies, how different our ideals of beauty would be” Coordinator Report – Fred Pagan Busy […]

October 3 2019

Big Cat Updates Today was cat moving day!! Alexa Flash Briefing Find out which cats went on vacation and which cat took her time creating a lot of bribing. In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find more at DailyBigCat.com. You can find older briefings at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw Daily Memes & Quotes […]

October 2 2019

Big Cat Updates Alexa Flash Briefing In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find more at DailyBigCat.com. You can find older briefings at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw Daily Memes & Quotes “If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” ~Joe Namath BEST NEWS FOR CAPTIVE BIG CATS! The Big Cat Public […]

Real Tiger VS Fake Tiger

We wanted to see what our tigers would think about a BIG stuffed tiger. Check out their reactions! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the exotic feline residents […]

ABC 20 20 Siegfried and Roy

I Hated the ABC 20/20 Piece on Siegfried & Roy We had high hopes for what was marketed as an investigative piece about Siegfried & Roy. We hoped it would not only expose their lies about white tigers but also the other animal welfare issues inherent in these kinds of acts including the training techniques.  […]

Lion and Tiger’s Truth

Take a glimpse into the eyes of captive big cats and the horrors they face in human hands. WARNING: this poem may tug on your heart strings! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the […]

4 New Rescued Cats!!

A team of Big Cat Rescuers flew out to California to pick up 4 new wild cats from a shut down sanctuary. Watch the long journey back to Tampa, Florida where they were let out into their new enclosures of their forever home. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using […]

Big Cats On Witness Protection? In 3D

What does it mean to have big cats in a Witness Protection Program here at Big Cat Rescue? This video features former witness protection big cats Jinx, Sapphire, Dutchess, and Jasmine. Law Enforcement You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close […]

Carole Baskin Weds Howard Baskin

Carole Baskin Weds Howard Baskin Big Cat Wedding Big Cat Rescue Founder Carole Lewis weds Advisory Board Chairman Howard Baskin on Nov. 1, 2004 ! On Nov. 1, 2002 Howie and Carole met at the kick off party for a new concept that Mary Hessler Key was introducing to Tampa Bay called No More Homeless […]

September 19 2019

Big Cat Updates Flint has passed his outside tests and has moved outside meaning his inside webcam has been unplugged since he is no longer in there.  He is doing well, growing and getting stronger every day. The cage he is in has been modified to prohibit climbing. Keepers will be looking him over well […]

A Special Bobcat Update – Part 2

Get another update from our veterinarian Dr. Boorstein on our special bobcat Flint. Learn about what his future holds and what we are doing in the meantime. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the […]

September 14 2019

Big Cat Updates FOUR **NEW** Cats arrived early this morning. Rescuers are exhausted but happy to see the cats exploring their new enclosures. (videos below) Alexa Flash Briefing Big Cat Rescue’s founder, Carole Baskin, tells us about the **NEW CATS** that arrived today and some other news you will enjoy hearing. In case you have […]

White Tigers – The Truth In 3D

Learn the truth about Royal White Bengal Tiger and the defect they can suffer from through the cruel practice of inbreeding. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the […]

September 13 2019

Big Cat Updates The rescue team is still on the road driving straight thru from California to Tampa bringing in the four precious new cats. Alexa Flash Briefing In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find more at DailyBigCat.com. You can find older briefings at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw Daily Memes & Quotes “When […]

Wildlife Waystation

Big Cat Rescuers Are on The Way to the Sanctuary with Precious California Cargo! September 12, 2019 A team of Big Cat Rescuers led by Big Cat Rescue President Jamie Veronica has traveled all the way to California to rescue four exotic cats from the now-shuttered Wildlife Waystation sanctuary. The team flew to California, rented […]

September 12 2019

Big Cat Updates **NEWS** Rescue of 4 new cats – Happening NOW Four new cats are on their way to the sanctuary, right now!! A team of Big Cat Rescuers led by Big Cat Rescue President Jamie Veronica has traveled all the way to California to rescue four exotic cats from the now-shuttered Wildlife Waystation […]

September 11 2019

Big Cat Updates CUTE Kitten Ready for Adoption On Monday, Dr. Liz Wynn came in to give Afton’s special foster kitten the next round of vaccinations and a clean bill of health so that she can be adopted. She absolutely LOVES to be held. You can’t put her down because she freaks out and leaps […]

A Special Bobcat Update – Part 1

Our special needs rehab bobcat Flint gets a check up by our veterinarian Dr. Boorstein. Check out how it went and what we learned about his physical health. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, […]

September 10 2019

Big Cat Updates Hoover Tiger is back outside. He is locked in a section without a pool cause he still can’t get his foot wet. Please leave him in those two bubbles. Sapphire Tiger has access to both hers and Jasmine’s enclosures while Jasmine is on vacation. Alexa Flash Briefing In case you have missed […]

September 9 2019

Big Cat Updates Sapphire has access to both hers and Jasmine’s enclosures while Jasmine is on vacation. Hoover is back outside. He is locked in a section without a pool cause he still can’t get his foot wet. Please leave him in those two bubbles. Alexa Flash Briefing In case you have missed previous days’ […]

September 8 2019

Big Cat Updates Cats On The Move Mrs. Claws Bobcat was moved to the enclosure to the right of the backyard door across from bobcats, Bailey and Moses. Beacher Savannah was moved to Max and Mary Ann’s old enclosure. Sapphire Tiger is home from Vacation. Jasmine Tiger is now out in Vacation. Illithia Serval is […]

September 7 2019

Big Cat Updates HOOVER TIGER LAB RESULTS: Hoover’s mass is called a squamous cell carcinoma. This is a malignant type of cancer which means it can spread. Our pathology report says that all of the cancer was removed, which is great news. But, this type of tumor can recur. Daily Memes & Quotes “If you want […]

Truth About Circus Tigers in 3D

Find out the truth about circus tigers, and how Hoover made his way to Big Cat Rescue. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the exotic feline residents of […]

September 6 2019

Big Cat Updates Max and MaryAnn Bobcat moved to a new enclosure.  This new space for them is as long as a football field has hills, dens, platforms etc.  It is where Ares, Orion, and Artemis Cougar lived quite some time ago.  These two comical energetic bobcats are going to LOVE this new space. When […]

September 5 2019

Big Cat Updates Hoover Tiger is doing well – he is on another round of antibiotics to make sure his foot is healing well from cancer removal surgery. He is eating well and getting lots of rest! Alexa Flash Briefing In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find them all at […]

Good VS Evil in the Battle to Save Big Cats

I feel compelled to set the record straight.  It’s pretty heady stuff to be cast as the heroine in the Carole VS Joe saga that recently rolled out in New York Magazine and Wondery’s Over My Dead Body podcast, but it’s not about me and it’s certainly not about Joe.  Writers are taught there are […]

September 4 2019

Big Cat Updates NEW Contest Frankie Bobcat wants to be sure ya’ll heard about the NEW CONTEST sponsored by All Star Slots that started this week! First prize is $5000!! It’s easy to vote and no personal information is required. We were in First place but have slipped to second place. Will you help us […]

New Bobcat Kitten

Meet Malachite, the newest bobcat kitten in our Bobcat Rehab Program. Check out how his first doctor visit went. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the exotic feline […]

September 3 2019

Big Cat Updates Hoover Tiger is on the second round of antibiotics just to be safe because although the area is healing well the area is still a little puffy. Priya Tiger‘s eye is looking better and the vets are consulting with specialists. There are now 1,081 Facebook Subscribers. We need 63 more to reach […]

Wildcat Walkabout Safari Days 2018 & 2017

Celebrates Big Cat Rescue’s 26th Year of Saving Exotic Cats! In 2018 we had completely sold out of 600 tickets as of August 12th so get yours now! ALL of your admission dollars were donated to the projects you selected. The five projects are: ​Walkabout – Lion Conservation Project ​​ Walkabout – Jaguar Conservation Project ​​ […]

Hybrid Cats As Pets

A hybrid cat is a result of crossbreeding a wild cat with a domestic cat. Learn why we disagree with the breeding of these cats and the struggles they face as pets. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look […]

Dorian

What does Big Cat Rescue do in the face of a storm like Hurricane Dorian? LOTS more detail about what we do to prepare for disasters long before they are headed our way. http://bigcatrescue.org/critical-incident-hurricane-and-disaster-plan/ Big Cat Rescue Helping Others Big Cat Rescue’s cages are well known for being able to withstand hurricanes and our trained […]

Bobcat Kitten VS Adult

Bobcat Kitten VS Adult Photos for Tracking Rehabbers who rescue bobcat kittens and release them back to the wild have asked for photos that show the spot and stripe patterns on kittens vs the way they look as adults. This helps them track the cats in the wild via trail cams. Here are a few:

August 29 2019

Big Cat Updates With Hurricane Dorian headed our way Carole, Kathryn, and Afton created a video for you to see what we do to prepare. See it below. Alexa Flash Briefing In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find them all at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw Preparing for Hurricane Dorian You can help ensure […]

Cougar Makes A BIG Mess!

Cougar siblings Ares, Orion, and Artemis were given snack enrichment, and Ares makes a BIG mess! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the exotic feline residents of “Big […]

Apollo

Apollo Male Siberian Lynx 5/1/97 – 8/25/19 Rescued 6/24/97 When Apollo arrived at Big Cat Rescue, he had severe parasite issues. With veterinary care, a nutritionally balanced diet, and a little time, he was able to make significant improvements very quickly. He was rescued with another male Siberian Lynx named Zeus. He and Apollo had […]

August 24 2019

Big Cat Updates THANK YOU to the 1,032 subscribers on facebook.com/bigcatrescue. We hope you are enjoying the extra videos clips from keepers. Alexa Flash Briefing In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find them all at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw Daily Memes & Quotes “What you do makes a difference and you have to […]

How Did Big Cat Rescue Get Started? -VR 180 3D

Join a virtual VR180 3D walkabout with the founder herself, Carole Baskin and her husband Howard, and learn about how Big Cat Rescue got started, our evolution, and what we are working towards for the future! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV […]

August 23 2019

Big Cat Updates Apollo, the 22-yr-old, Siberian Lynx was taken into the cat hospital today. See more info below. Alexa Flash Briefing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THGCWgWDiDQ In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find them all at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw Apollo Medical Update August 23, 2019 Even though he had been provided an a/c unit earlier […]

August 22 2019

Big Cat Updates Chaos Caracal went home from FunCation Illithia Serval is now on FunCation Jasmine moved into Sapphire’s enclosure so we can mow in there. Alexa Flash Briefing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKqpkbhMeS4 In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find them all at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw Daily Memes & Quotes “The secret of change is […]

August 21, 2019

Big Cat Updates ANNOUNCEMENT We are so excited to announce that BigCatRescue.biz has a Brand NEW look!! Go check it out!! https://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/ Your purr-chases help Big Cat Rescue provide rehab care of native bobcats and permanent care of nearly 60 abandoned and abused Big Cats. Thank you for your support! Alexa Flash Briefing In case […]

Tiger Belly Flop?!

Priya the tiger tries a belly flop, but she is no match for Dutchess. This is a must see!!! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the exotic feline […]

August 20, 2019

Big Cat Updates Malachite – It’s a boy! The newest rehab 4-month-old Malachite was examined on Monday. He had three broken canine teeth removed. These were his baby teeth and X-rays showed his adult teeth look good and are coming in normally. From August 14th: Sheena Serval went back outside to her enclosure. From August […]

Malachite

Male Rehab Bobcat Kitten Arrived 8/15/2019 Age at that time estimated at 4 months August 15, 2019 This was Kitten Karma’s first solo bobcat rescue trip!  Upon arrival, we are not sure if this new rehab kitten is are a boy or a girl but will find out on Monday. This kitten is coming to […]

Serval Suffers A Broken Leg in 3D

Learn about Ginger the serval and how bad she broke her leg. Take a look into the surgery room as our veterinarian repairs the break. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts […]

Special Kittens – Different Is Better

Meet Big Cat Rescue first litter of Cerebellar Hypoplasia kittens we are fostering. Learn more about the disorder and how that effects their future. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we […]

Caracals of Big Cat Rescue

Meet Cyrus and Chaos, the caracals of Big Cat Rescue, and learn their story about how they came to the sanctuary. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the […]

Summer Fun With BIG Cats

Check out all of the summer fun the big cats are having with these summer themed enrichment items! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the exotic feline residents […]

Wild Bobcat Runs Free In VR180 3D!

Join us as we release Alpha the rehab bobcat back to her native home in the wild in this 3D virtual reality experience! You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, […]

July 31 2019

Big Cat Updates Alexa Flash Briefing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNTpP1-6UX4 In case you have missed previous days’ news briefings you can find them all at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPv8ivo6o4CZHFifkfRYDw Daily Memes & Quotes Be strong! You never know who you are inspiring Videos of the Day Q&A at Big Cat Rescue- Follow along as Keeper Brittany shows you many of the […]

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