November 19 2017

Cameron Lion

Big Cat Updates

SUMMARY:  Telling them apart Running Bear and Little White Dove, A lion and his Thanksgiving turkey, Letter to management form Nikita Lioness, Kittens found their purrmanent home, Shout out to Lewis Elementary, Tiger pizza party, and more.

Keeper Angie Gabor’s Coordinator Report for Saturday, 11/18/2017

Another beautiful day! The weather was great. We had lots of volunteers today.
Lots of cleaning, feeding, specialty tours and enrichment sign offs were done today.
Keisha and Diablo’s enclosures were finished by a work group and great interns.

Our Lion boys were a bit naughty today with their food intake, but all other picky eaters did wonderful. (Especially Will and Divinity)
We had a good orientation with 6 new potential volunteers.

That’s it for me.

 Foster Kitten Program

Foster kittens, Cinder and Smoke have found their Purrmanent homes.

A Lion And His Thanksgiving Turkey – Published on Nov 17, 2017 – We all know Joseph LOVES ice cream, but does this grumpy old guy like anything else? Yes, yes he does…Thanksgiving turkey!

 Buy a Turkey for a Tiger

It is time again for our annual drive for funds to purchase extra turkeys and game hens for the cats for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Would you like to help us provide special holiday treats to your favorite cats? is a secure webpage to donate to this fund at.


Kali Tiger Double Sepia Long Sleeved Tee

  • Solid colors: 100% Cotton; Heather Grey: 90% Cotton, 10% Polyester; All Other Heathers: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
  • Machine wash cold with like colors, dry low heat
  • Design by Big Cat Rescuer JoAnn Weiss
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

Get Yours at

Telling Them Apart

Telling Them Apart – Running Bear and Little White Dove

Telling them apart Running Bear and Little White Dove

Running Bear is bigger and more silvery, although, his color does change some with the seasons.

Telling them apart Running Bear

Little White Dove is smaller and darker.  Her white ruff has a black stripe.

Photos of Running Bear


Photo of Little White Dove


Photos of the two together


 Big Cat Facts

The Lion’s head and body can be up to eight feet, two inches, and tail up to three feet, five inches. Its weight can be up to 550 pounds.

 Big Cat Shout Out

A Big Cat Shout Out to Lewis Elementary for their support of Reise Cougar as part of last Thursday’s Great American Teach In.

 Letter To Management

November 18, 2017

Dear Sir/Madam:

Issues. I have issues!

1 –What does a Queen have to do to get more chicken around here? Am I speaking another language, or am I just being ignored? I’ve even resorted to posing as a chicken to make sure the staff gets it (1, 2) and still no chicken delivery truck has pulled up to my enclosure. I’m getting quite tired of this, and may have to start throwing around my 278 beautiful pounds. I am generally a very quiet, reserved queen, but I must admit I am starting to lose patience. (Note that anyone who questions my official weight will be sent immediately to the dungeon.)

2 –I understand another new resident has moved into our gated community – once again, without my prior approval. I will let that slide – for now – because I understand the new resident is a preacher. Heaven knows there are certain cats around here that could use one – and I’m looking right at YOU, Hoover! Maybe with a preacher on the grounds we can finally marry him off to one of his lady friends and stop his philandering ways. Between his mooing and the female tigers moaning about who is getting more attention every night, it gets a little crazy. Heaven knows we could all use a little more sleep around here.

3 – I hear that the Secretary is planning to move Zabu in with her on the pretense of using her as an emotional support animal. If we’re going to start a program like that, then I want to be someone’s emotional support animal, too. Calling Dr. J …

Sigh. I have just been informed that my informants gave me incorrect information and that the new resident is not a preacher at all, but a Savannah cat named Beacher. You just can’t get good help these days. Please forward their mail to their new residence, Cell 186, The Dungeon.


HRL Nikita Lioness
(Sent via Lori D., Secretary to the Cats)

 Big Cat Public Safety Act

Has YOUR Reppresentaive Co-Sponored yet?

Have YOU made the Call of the wild at yet, this week?  Have you asked at least one friend to make the call?

What is the Call of the Wild?

ClipArt film Past Videos

A Pizza Party Gone Wild – Published on May 2, 2017 – Our enrichment team has been very busy over the past 6 months making the holidays fun for the big cats. So we threw a pizza party for the big cats and for our hard working enrichment team!

 Quick Links – These links will come in handy as you beginf teaching other about big cat issues.  Let us know if something needs to be added.  Are there questions you are having trouble finding answers for?

 Cole & Marmalade’s Corner

Ultimate Cat Shaming! – Published on Jul 15, 2015 – It’s no secret that cats do whatever they want… they don’t feel remorse, they’re just cats doing cat stuff! – Cat shaming is the perfect win-win way to get back at them – we can feel like we’ve punished our cats while they get to continue to do as they please 🙂

 Big Cat Times

The Fall and Winter issues are now available online, FREE.

NOTE: If YOU want to sign up for this free subscription to this magazine drop an email request to being sure to let us know the name and mailing address.  There are only four issue pet year (one each season) and as with any magazine it can take a couple issues before the subscription kicks in and starts coming regularly.


32 page full color magazine about the big cats at Big Cat Rescue and about big cat issues. Great Photos, too!



Because this bright colorful magazine has always been offered free the mailing list for it is pretty long and continually growing which means the printing and mailing expense for this project is pretty large, too, and continually growing.  If you would like to you donate to this project to help offset the costs please donate at

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