Big Cat Health Notes
Mac Cougar is back out in his Cat-a-Tat. See him come out of his den for one of his favorite keepers. https://www.facebook.com/BigCatMatt/posts/10207472948002202?pnref=story Sorry if you are not on Facebook. This was a video posted by a volunteer, so I don’t have a way to share it outside of FB.
Smalls & 5 others arrived on Oct. 17, 2016 from Spirit of the Hills. Learn more about the rescue at: https://bigcatrescue.org/spirit-of-the-hills/
Big Cat News
Howard Baskin, our CFO, spoke at the 2016 Internationals Captive Wildlife Conference in San Andreas, CA on Friday. His 30 minute presentation was called Why Regulation Does Not Work, and the Solution. I learned new info that he’s recently compiled through his extensive interrogation techniques. So many people came up to us to tell him what a wonderful speaker he is and to compliment him on presenting new information.
Too often people tend to dumb down their presentations to the newest person in the room, which makes it tedious for those who have been on the leading edge of these issues. Howie brought the latests facts, figures and nuances to the group and it was much appreciated.
There have been great presentations by others on big cats, elephants, primates and even marine sanctuary planning. The best part has been networking with people who are in the trenches, saving wild animals from being used as pets, props and parts. I am even more encouraged that we can work together for better legislation to protect the animals.
Hot or Cold, You Decide
Either way this Tiger Tumbler is a way to have your drink and save cats too.
Nala Serval Returns to Outside Cat-a-Tat
Your Ideas Needed
I’m building a quiz to see what cat you are most like. What kinds of YES / NO questions would you suggest for building this fun quiz? Let me know in the comments.
See example quiz below:
First Cat Quiz
Global Big Cat News
Officials demand the removal of Kivú the lion from public display. The battle over Kivú the lion continued this week as officials from the Ministry of the Environment (MINAE) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) ordered his removal from public display at the Simón Bolívar Zoo in downtown San José, to reduce stress on the lion from his exposure to visitors just a few feet away. http://www.ticotimes.net/2016/11/11/kivu-lion-public-display-costa-rica
Zimbabwe court drops charges against hunter who helped kill Cecil the lion. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-zimbabwe-wildlife-hunter-idUSKBN1360ZT
The Horrifying Video Of This Tiger Being Violently Whipped Reinforces The Absurdity Of Circuses. http://www.holidogtimes.com/the-horrifying-video-of-this-tiger-being-violently-whipped-reinforces-the-absurdity-of-circuses/#gs.7luVDu0
Zoo Gets Citation for Thin Lion. http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Tri-State-Zoo-Lion-Health-Citation-400551111.html
3 cubs born in Ranthambore, tiger count now 63. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/3-cubs-born-in-Rbore-tiger-count-now-63/articleshow/55321113.cms
Are tiger deaths being suppressed? http://www.mid-day.com/articles/tiger-deaths-being-suppressed-wildlife-enthusiasts-group-claw/17744157
Venezuelan coke trafficker tried to buy lion and tiger cubs. http://nypost.com/2016/11/08/venezuelan-coke-trafficker-tried-to-buy-lion-and-tiger-cubs/
Man mauled by lions after falling into zoo enclosure in horror clip. http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/560223/lion-maul-attack-man-Jesus-taipei-zoo-taiwan-video
Perth Zoo devastated over death of 14yo African lion Mandela during dental surgery. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-08/african-lion-mandela-dies-during-dental-surgery-at-perth-zoo/8005414
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