Big Cat Updates
Summary: LOTS of photos, Fun video of Pharaoh, the white serval, playing, Bobcat rehab update, Amazon Tees, Funny Cole & Marmalade video & more.
Joseph had a whole 12 pound turkey yesterday and he left very little of it. His sponsor came to visit him so he got his Thanksgiving Turkey early. You can buy a turkey for a tiger or a hen for smaller cat at https://bigcatrescue.org/donate
REMINDER: YOU CAN make the Call of the Wild on the weekend and only have to speak with an answering machine. Won’t YOU do it FOR THE CATS! BigCatAct.com
Evening snacks and meds.
Live on the Dodo Impact
Priya got a sicle & Treats for Artemis
Jamie Veronica: Repairing an old den for the TX tigers with Victor Alonso. (Note first photo is after we busted off old concrete patching in preparation for the repair.)
Den after the old patching was busted off in preparation for the repair.
A mix of terra-cotta and charcoal dyes in the concrete mix.
All done and ready for the tigers..
Babycakes is a very elderly African Genet ~Photo by Keeper Sharon Henry
Sundari is always posing for the camera! ~Keeper Afton
Will Bobcat in the outside hospital cage where we can watch him closely. Photo by Keeper Afton
Warrior the Rehab Bobcat Passed Away
We picked up a bobcat yesterday from Nature’s World Wildlife Rescue in Homosassa Springs, FL. She said the young male had been struck by a car and so stunned a passerby had managed to pick him up and bring him in.
He had no external injuries but was wobbly and we suspected brain trauma. Since there was nothing we could repair, we gave him a soft bed and access to food and water. We didn’t want to compound his stress through a rigorous exam, so we thought we would keep him comfortable over night and have the vet come this morning. We put a webcam on him to monitor his movement, but he didn’t get up during the night, to come over to the side where the camera was, and it was dark, so we thought he was just resting. This morning, at first light, it was found that he passed away peacefully in his sleep. We knew him for less than a day, but he touched our hearts deeply.
UPDATE: We did do a necropsy and poor Warrior was just a mess inside. Crushed spine near the hips, a dead lung (likely from a while back) shattered organs. Since he wasn’t bleeding or making raspy noises when breathing, we thought he just needed some time to gather his wits about him, before we planned to put him through sedation and Xrays. Nothing we could have done would have saved him.
Kali Tiger is ready for an after breakfast nap.
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Chaos Caracal looking surprised the keepers found her. She likes to hide from Cyrus.
Kewlona being sneaky. WATCH OUT, Dryden, she found you!
Mr. Howell and Lovey Bobcat: Is it Naptime or Wrestle Mania?
Arthur Tiger looks like he is trying to not fall asleep. ~Photo by Keeper Aleesa Salcido
Photo by Keeper MaryLou Geis
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White Serval’s Greatest Moments
Published on May 9, 2017 – Pharaoh the white serval LOVES enrichment. Take a look at some of his greatest playful moments!
Published on Nov 24, 2014 – Cat enrichment normally starts with a box … Just add holes and a mouse! Cole & Marmalade sure enjoyed this game 🙂