October 11 2018

Armani Leopard relaxing after coming home from FunCation. Photo by MaryLou Geis

Big Cat Updates

Today was cat moving day.  Who went on Vacation and who went on FunCation?

ACTION ALERT – Help Save Avni Tigress & Her Two Cubs

UPDATE ON AVNI TIGRESS!

Avni Tigress and cub
ACTION ALERT

We’ve learned from our reliable source in India that today the #NTCA (National Tiger Conversation Authority) has issued a strong letter to the Chief Wildlife Warden that says it “violates operating procedures to declare Avni (T1) a man-eater and there is questionable haste in calling in a shooter to eliminate this mother tigress.”

Also, the case has been filed with the Supreme Court in India. However in light of the new evidence (the NTCA letter), there’s a fair chance that the Supreme Court will send the case back to the Nagpur Bench (of Bombay High Court) on grounds that the High Court never saw this NTCA letter and would need to take another look at the case with this fresh evidence.

These are good steps that offer temporary relief but do NOT guarantee Avni will be spared. Since Tuesday more than 7800 of you have signed our Action Alert, which automatically emails top Indian officials asking them to spare Avni and her cubs or relocate them if necessary. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SIGNED!!!

Please continue to sign our Alert and share it with your family and friends to keep the pressure on Indian officials!

SIGN HERE: http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51389/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=25559

#LetAvniLive

Alexa Flash New Briefing

Coordinator Report – Lauren Grant

We had a great day today!
Armani was moved home and is loving her new enclosure next to Manny!
Vacation and FunCation were mowed and weed-eated.
Priya was moved out to Vacation and Sundari was moved into FunCation.
The last bubble of Thurston and Lovey’s enclosure was cleaned up and looks great!
Lots of sign-offs for enrichment and operant we’re done.
The old concrete memorial wall by Hoover was taken down and a new barricade was started.
That’s about it! Thanks, everyone!

Videos of the Day

Priya Tiger will be on Vacation for the next 2 weeks! Highlights from Explore.org/bigcatrescue

Armani Leopard is going home from FunCation and getting a new home enclosure! BigCatRescue.org/armani/

Hoover Tiger Talking! Highlight from the 24/7 hi-quality webcam at Explore.org/tigerlake

Armani Leopard Goes Home from FunCation

Q & A Morning Walkabout 10/11/2018  Join Keeper Brittany as she introduces and talks about many of the cats living at Big Cat Rescue! BigCatRescue.org/catbio/

Seth Tiger says, “Turn off the lights!” Highlight from the 24/7 hi-quality webcam at Explore.org/tigerlake

Photos of the Day

Armani Leopard relaxing after coming home from FunCation. Photo by MaryLou Geis

Des Serval is celebrating his 9 year Rescue Anniversary today!! He was found limping alongside a road in the Arizona desert until he collapsed. He had almost completely given up the will to live. Learn his story here: https://bigcatrescue.org/desiree/

Des Serval is celebrating his 9 year Rescue Anniversary today!!
Des Serval is celebrating his 9 year Rescue Anniversary today!!

Sponsor him here:
https://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/products/serval-sponsorship

Make the Call of the Wild for him here:
BigCatAct.com

Keeper Erin using the retractable scratcher to help prevent Running Bear from getting matted fur!

Keeper Erin using the retractable scratcher to help prevent Running Bear from getting matted fur!
Keeper Erin using the retractable scratcher to help prevent Running Bear from getting matted fur!

Tiger Lilly bobcat loves her daily blood sicles! She is one of our oldest cats and they help keep her cool and hydrated ❤️ Learn more at BigCatRescue.org/tiger-lilly/

Tiger Lilly bobcat loves her daily blood sicles! She is one of our oldest cats and they help keep her cool and hydrated ❤️ Learn more at BigCatRescue.org/tiger-lilly
Tiger Lilly bobcat loves her daily blood sicles! She is one of our oldest cats and they help keep her cool and hydrated ❤️ Learn more at BigCatRescue.org/tiger-lilly

Armani Leopard goes home from her two-week FunCation in our 22,000sq ft vacation enclosure and gets a new home enclosure! She is now neighbors with Natalia ❤️

Armani Leopard goes home from her two week Funcation in our 22,000sq ft vacation enclosure and gets a new home enclosure! She is now neighbors with Natalia ❤️
Armani Leopard goes home from her two-week Funcation in our 22,000sq ft vacation enclosure and gets a new home enclosure! She is now neighbors with Natalia ❤️

Manny Jaguar is on the edge of his seat waiting for breakfast!

Manny Jaguar is on the edge of his seat waiting for breakfast!
Manny Jaguar is on the edge of his seat waiting for breakfast!

Max and Maryann bobcat getting all cleaned up for the day!

Max and Maryann bobcat getting all cleaned up for the day!
Max and Maryann bobcat getting all cleaned up for the day!

Sleepy silly Maya- photo by Keeper Karla

Sleepy silly Maya- photo by Keeper Karla
Sleepy silly Maya- photo by Keeper Karla

Keeper Candy handing out Snacks to the “Snack Cats”. Snack cats are the picky eaters that don’t eat all their breakfast at once and have their meals divided up during the day!

Keeper Candy handing out Snacks to the “Snack Cats”. Snack cats are the picky eaters that don’t eat all their breakfast at once and have their meals divided up during the day!
Keeper Candy handing out Snacks to the “Snack Cats”. Snack cats are the picky eaters that don’t eat all their breakfast at once and have their meals divided up during the day!

Product of the Day

Let the Big Cats guide you while you drive! Wild Cat License Plates featuring Big Cat Rescue Cats from the Past but always in our hearts.

Choose Sabre the Black Leopard, Simba the Leopard, Joseph the Lion, Skipper the Canada Lynx, Windstar the Bobcat or Genie the Sand Cat. Each is a standard sized collector license plate that is made of an aluminum type metal with pre-cut bolt holes.https://big-cat-rescue.myshopify.com/products/auto-plate-big-cat-photo-vanity-plate

Coordinator Photos of the Day

Volunteers at work 10-11-2018
Volunteers at work 10-11-2018
Volunteers at work 10-11-2018
Volunteers at work 10-11-2018
Volunteers at work 10-11-2018
Volunteers at work 10-11-2018
Volunteers at work 10-11-2018
Volunteers at work 10-11-2018
Volunteers at work 10-11-2018
Volunteers at work 10-11-2018
Volunteers at work 10-11-2018
Volunteers at work 10-11-2018

 

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