Big Cat Updates
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Wow, what a busy and productive day. We had lots of volunteers, interns, and a workgroup. Lacy and Rebecca were great project leaders and the area behind Priya’s cage looks amazing!! Lacy and our interns finished food prep for the cats tomorrow. The Holly’s and our strong interns and volunteers gave Keisha a new platform. Throughout the day we spruced the place up for Walkabout. Interns got sign-offs since they will be leaving soon. Becky made sure all the cats got snacks in the evening. The weather was great but we are all ready for a good nights sleep.
On October 2nd, Reise Cougar was seen by the Big Cat Rescue Vet, Dr. Justin, in the Windsong Memorial Hospital. Reise is now 23 years old and has difficulty grooming due to advanced arthritis. She was also badly declawed as a cub so needs to be routinely examined.
Reise, is German for Journey, and it certainly is appropriate for a cougar who was born into the pet trade in 1995 in Texas, was shipped to New York and then traveled to a rescue center in South Florida before taking the last road trip, at the age of 18, to her forever home at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa.
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Videos of the Day
The Holleys tore down Keisha Tiger’s old platform to give her one better suited to her geriatric needs.
Volunteers getting their "kitten fix"
Kittens!!! If you are in Tampa next weekend be sure to join us at https://www.kittycontampabay.org/
Welcome to the Vacation Rotation, a 2.5-acre enclosure where each lion and tiger gets a two-week vacation out in the big play area. Watch her on the LIVE Streaming webcam at Explore.org/bigcatrescue
Product of the Day
If you have kids, grandkids, nieces, and nephews that share your love for Big Cats... we've got them covered!
Photos of the Day
GOOD NIGHT!! Frankie and his afternoon cicle.
Apollo, the elderly Siberian Lynx, sitting on top of his den... what do you think he is thinking?
Cameron Lion playing King of Dirt Mound while ignoring the keeper with snacks.
Andre Tiger - I see You!!!!
"GOOD MORNING," from Gabrielle Tiger peeking out from behind her den.
Cameron Lion is already hiding from Monday ?
Andre Tiger and his 2013 pumpkin. This has always been one of my favorite Halloween snapshots of him. Are YOU ready for the Autumn season?
Have you tested your knowledge on the fun little Big Cat Quizzes at Facebook.com/groups/BigCatRescueUnits/ We'd love to have your feedback on those?
Priya tiger is having a great time in Vacation Rotation ?
Lakota Bobcat cannot decide whether to take another catnap or get up and wander around with his best friend Sioux.
Loki being sneaky on a Sunday afternoon... well every day really ?
PURRfection Ocelot says, "Take time to sniff the leaves, today and check Big Cat Updates at BigCatRescue.org to see what the cats and keepers have been up to lately."
Seth greeting the keepers as they arrive each morning ?
Nikita Lioness is ready for #sundayfunday
Past Pumpkin / Halloween Video
How To Carve A Pumpkin At Big Cat Rescue - October 2012 - Wednesday night is Enrichment night, where Big Cat Rescuers come in after work to make treats for the cats, but tonight they are also carving Cat-O-Lanterns for Growloween and the Haunted Trail.