Big Cat Updates
Alexa Flash News Briefing
Coordinator Report – Sue Messineo
It was a breezy day with spurts of rain. The cats are still locked in their roofed sections. Volunteers and Interns had feeding, cleaning and food prep done by 12:30. Interns got Thurston and Lovies front two bubbles of their enclosure all cleaned up. All picky cats ate like champs today.
URGENT ACTION ALERT
URGENT! Please sign our Action Alert and help us save wild tigress Avni (T1) and her 2 young cubs in India. We’ve heard that today the government has brought in dogs to locate her and then she will likely be kllled. #LetAvniLive
NOTE: Even if you already signed a petition for this PLEASE join this one as it is different than the one a couple days ago!
It is very important that big cat lovers let government officials in India know that the world is watching and that there are thousands of us who want Avni’s life spared. Please take action NOW as time is running out to save this wild tigress!
Avni (pictured here), her two young cubs and her mate are in grave danger. Avni is a young tigress who lives in the western forests of India with her cubs and her mate T2. She lives in an area where illegal cattle grazing and human encroachment of the forest land are rampant.
The government is alleging that 13 people found dead in the forest in the last 2 years have died from attacks by Avni, even though DNA reports show signs of a tiger attack in only one of the cases. Avni has been labeled a “man-eater” or “marked tiger” while there is no solid proof or evidence of her killing those humans.
We’ve been told courts in India have given the directive to state forest officials to eliminate her. A notorious hunter has been hired by the state to hunt her down.
Can we count on you to speak up for Avni and her cubs?
Click here to take action: http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51389/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=25559
Videos of the Day
Q & A Afternoon Walkabout w/ Carole and Keepers as they try to feed the more fragile cats. Don’t fret for me w/ circles under my eyes. I was doing a lot of work inside the Oculus Go headsets and they leave deep creases in my old skin. Carole
Q & A Morning Walkabout at Big Cat Rescue – Follow along as Keeper Brittany shows you many of the Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Jaguar, Cougars, Lynx, Servals, Bobcats, Savannah Cats and an Ocelot that Call Big Cat Rescue Home!
Product of the Day
Do you have your Cameron Lion Walkabout Drawstring bag yet? Only a couple weeks until our SOLD OUT 2018 Wildcat Walkabout 🙂
Celebrate Big Cat Rescue’s 26th anniversary and help support conservation projects aimed at saving lions, jaguar, leopard, cougar, and black-footed cats in the wild with the purchase of this awesome 2018 Wildcat Walkabout gear.
Photos of the Day
Manny Jaguar LOVES toys and enrichment time. Keeper MaryLou Geis caught him rolling around hugging his ball. Shout Out is you think Manny is PAWSOME!!
Cameron hiding in the grass. He was ignoring his keepers, as usual, but had to peek around and make sure their attention was still focused on him. What a silly boy.
This guy is always alert and stalking someone! Manny Jaguar
Thurston bobcat can survey all his land from the top of his favorite platform
Amanda Tiger is stunningly fierce
Sweet baby blue eyes Moses
Yoga at Big Cat Rescue
Come to enjoy the second yoga at Big Cat Rescue! Karla Pinzon of Teach Peace Yoga and Big Cat Rescue will be leading us in some relaxing yoga for all levels. She and Barbara Riddle, a volunteer senior keeper at Big Cat Rescue will be there to chat about cats. Open to yogis, cat lovers, and anyone curious!
With a minimum suggested donation of $15, all proceeds will benefit Big Cat Rescue. Every guest will also get a coupon for 10% off Big Cat’s gift shop in person or online AND The Grind Coffee Bar is donating 20% off coupons! It’s located ten minutes away on W Linebaugh Ave in Tampa.
We’ll be set up on a field behind Big Cat Rescue’s Meadowview Circle North’s entrance. We will have a stunning view of a few enclosures and a lake. BYOM (bring your own mat) but also some will be provided if you need them! Please wear light-weight clothes you can move in easily. Since it will be so close to Halloween, you can even wear a costume!
Feel free to go to the gift shop afterward to check out our merchandise and learn more about the sanctuary. Also, there are tours throughout the day starting at 10:00 am. Go to bigcatrescue.org/tickets/ for more info!
Can’t wait to see you there!