October 10 2018

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 🙂

Cameron Lion Walkabout Drawstring bag
Cameron Lion Walkabout Drawstring bag

https://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/products/drawstring-bag-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.

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!!

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!!
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.

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.
Photo by Jamie Verionis – 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

This guy is always alert and stalking someone! Manny Jaguar
This guy is always alert and stalking someone! Manny Jaguar

Thurston bobcat can survey all his land from the top of his favorite platform

Thurston bobcat can survey all his land from the top of his favorite platform ❤️
Thurston bobcat can survey all his land from the top of his favorite platform ❤️

Amanda Tiger is stunningly fierce

Amanda Tiger is stunningly fierce ❤️🐅
Amanda Tiger is stunningly fierce ❤️🐅

Sweet baby blue eyes Moses

Sweet baby blue eyes Moses 😻
Sweet baby blue eyes Moses 😻

Yoga at Big Cat Rescue

“Come enjoy yoga at Big Cat Rescue! On August 12 at 9am, Lauren Nunn of The Keep Yoga and Circus Arts and Teach Peace Yoga will be leading us in some relaxing yoga for all levels. Sarah Copel, 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, AND you will receive a coupon for 10% off Big Cat Rescue's gift shop! In addition, The Grind Coffee Bar is donating 10% 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 (8011 Meadowview Cir N, Tampa, FL 33625). 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, and we recommend you apply sunscreen in advance as we will be outside. Feel free to go to the gift shop afterwards to check out our merchandise and learn more about the sanctuary. If you are attending, please respond “yes” in the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2134371580154836/?ti=ia For more information, contact Sarah Copel at sarah.copel@bigcatrescue.org. Can't wait to see you there!” Thank you! Sarah
Hosted by Senior Keeper Sarah Copel

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!
-Sarah Copel

How much did you like this?

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

Now at Big Cat Rescue Sept 22 2014

Daily Big Cat 2014 09 22 Simba Leopard gets treats on a stick from ...

abused baby tiger cub

Sept 1 2016

Tropical Storm Hermine has dumped many inches of water on us and is still ...

July 29 2017

Big Cat Updates Staff Changes After 20 years of incredible service Barbara Stairs, despite ...