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Coordinator Report - Lynda Licht
A productive yet peaceful Sunday. The fasting day before Panacur (intestinal dewormer) always feels a little weird because we don't feed and get cleaning done so quickly. It did give all the volunteers a chance to go out and do operant training with their cats this morning, so that was nice.
Interns Mike and Alec led a workgroup from Allstate and they cleaned Breezy's two bubbles near the tour path top to bottom. They got done so quickly, they then tackled another enclosure. Both really look great.
Volunteers Des and Candice stayed after cleaning for a while to work on a project down by the rehabs. With the help of interns Abbey, Mazz, and Mike they cut back the overgrowth that was encroaching on the front of the rehab enclosures. We regained several feet of clearance near those cages.
Jen R. resumed her meds route this morning and was happy she had 100% success. Then she led the keeper tour with Abbey along for a sign-off.
Interns Tanya, Dyla, and Austin prepared the special diets needed for thePanacurr feed tomorrow. All done and meat cleaned up before handling kids tours. Brittany helped out by doing all the dishes after she was done cleaning. Kathryn made a modified pull list of the food still needed and Dylan showed me where everything is kept in the freezers.
Hoover is doing much better with coming over to eat. He came running over for both Jen this morning and Kathryn this afternoon.
Reise seems to have settled into her new enclosure as she's out more - even caught her watching the tour path from the top of her den.
It was intern Kerry's last day but she came in this morning to give one last tour before saying goodbye to everyone.
Big Cat Rescue is asking for your help to spread the word, sign the petition below and SHARE this post in order to raise awareness of the plight of wild tiger Avni!
A wild tigress in India named Avni, her two young cubs and her mate are in grave danger. Avni (also known as T1) is a young tigress who lives in the western forests of India with her two 9-month-old 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.
Please share this post to raise awareness and sign this petition: https://www.change.org/p/president-of-india-save-avni-the-tigress-and-her-two-cubs-from-death
Videos of the Day
360 Cubs 13th Birthday - Watch the keepers make their cakes and see the cats getting the cakes.
Photos of the Day
This is from Brittany Mira - BigCatRescue on October 2, 2018 - My BCR BFF Sarah D took this photo of me giving my special girl Tiger Lilly her #tacotuesday Enrichment ❤️ She got a mini taco with pumpkin spice, although she didn’t come down to play while we were there... it was definitely not in the same spot the next morning ❤️?
This is from Afton Tasler - Big Cat Rescue - Andre enjoying a nice dip in the pool. I just love how the tip of his tail is out of the water lol.
This is from Brittany Mira - BigCatRescue on October 2018- Highlight of the week - watching Max & Maryann enjoy their bacon & eggs enrichment ❤️ I can’t wait to see Afton’s video ?? Our enrichment group blows my mind! BigCatRescue.org/enrichment
Calls of the Wild
GOOD MORNING from BEAUTIFUL Armani Leopard who is 21 years old and still active and alert. She LOVES Enrichment goodies, snacks, and stalking her keepers. I made the Calls of the Wild at BigCatAct.com in her honor this weekend.
Keeper Video of the Day
I just found this tonight on Brittany's Facebook page. It was posted on September 26, 2018. -Literally the moment I ended my LIVE feed this morning, sat down on the golf cart to look through comments... Cameron walked up behind me and started roaring ??