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Coordinator Report - Lynda Licht
We had a lovely Sunday today. We had the return of former intern Andrew Blackwood who's here for a couple weeks and we had a visit from Barbie Barbara Zingg. So nice to see old friends. Barbie did a cleanup of the recovery hospital.
We had a small workgroup from the University of Tampa who worked with Candice Casey and Deidra Ritchie and they cleaned outside the cougar cubs old enclosure all along the cart path. They cut back the bushes so you can drive down the path without getting whacked.
Lauren Buckingham covered AM meds. Desmond Fowles came in on his birthday today and enjoyed a lovely keeper tour. Rebecca Williams did the feeding tour and Dylan Lavigne got his last signoff. Yay!
Sunday regulars Brittany Mira, Stephanie Chaiser, Mai Richardson, Lacy Benton, and Stephanie Witherspoon all came and cleaned and did their usual great job. Interns Tanya Chute, Maz and Elle did a meat inventory so there’s a new tab in the spreadsheet with today’s starting count.
Rebecca and Steph C got a start on cleaning up tiger island but still lots to do in the tunnels and cutting back palmettos. Steven Becker got another feeding signoff and then fixed some lockout doors, the bridge by Kali and other maintenance items.
Sarah Copel came in for the afternoon and did supplements and chores and took her Keeper tour class!! We need more people to do those specialty tours. Kathryn and Becky Gagliardo did their usual magic with meds tonight - especially Cameron. They let me take care of my boy Hoover.
We ended by about 6 pm and enjoyed an early night.
Becs and Steph C hauling the clean up of tiger island to the dumpster.
Barbie organized the closet in the recovery hospital and cleaned up.
Sarah takes keeper tour class.
Dylan works so fast it’s like he is in two places at once.
I went to visit Nikki lion and this is what I get. Lol. In all fairness, she did come from across her enclosure to see me.
Videos of the Day
Sundari the Leopard, celebrated her 22nd birthday on November 15, 2018, making her over 100, in the equivalent of human years. The average lifespan of a leopard in the wild is 12-17 years. Help us celebrate with this beautiful, silly girl!
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Cat Photos of the Day
Dryden Bobcat likes to think he is invisible and when he catches keepers watching him he always seems surprised they can see him. LOVE LOVE LOVE this handsome boy!
What are your Thanksgiving plans this year? The big cats here LOVE getting whole turkeys and the small cats enjoy getting a whole cornish game hen. You can give your favorite cat a special Thanksgiving treat at BigCatRescue.org/turkey This is Kewlona Bobcat
Kricket Serval is ready to settle in for a comfy catnap on the beloved Coolaroo bed.
Gabrielle Tiger says, "THANK YOU, to Everyone who did a Facebook Fundraiser for Big Cat Rescue in October!" Those Facebook Fundraisers truly make a BIG DIFFERENCE in what we can do here for the cats. Did you know, You do NOT have to wait for your Birthday to do a Facebook Fundraiser for the cats? See how easy this is to do at BigCatRescue.org/facebook-fundraiser/
Pharaoh serval gets so frisky when the Florida weather cools down ❤️
Sleepy Ares Cougar out enjoying the beautiful cooler weather ?
It’s #sundayfunday with Cam & Bu!
Thurston and Lovey bobcat are hopeful to see the Keeper Tour today!
Smalls bobcat has been spending these chilly mornings hanging out in her warm hay-filled dens ❤️
Andre Tiger LOVES when the enrichment team makes him special toys to play with ❤️
Past Thanksgiving Video
Big Cats And Their Thanksgiving Turkeys - Published on Dec 1, 2015 - Every year here at Big Cat Rescue we celebrate Thanksgiving with our big cats. We provide turkeys for the bigger cats and Cornish game hens for the smaller cats. Check it out!
You can help us give the cats special treats for Thanksgiving at BigCatRescue.org/turkey