Big Cat Updates
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Coordinator Report – Devin Saari
It was a little bit of a windy day today. We had just enough volunteers to get feeding and cleaning done. All of the cats are still locked in their roofed sections in case we get some higher winds from the hurricane.
We did a little bit of hurricane prep today.
-Mike, Austin, Mazz made some sandbags that we put on the rat room door
-Tanya and Fred got all of the things off of the rat room floor in case of flooding
-Austin and Mike took the ladders down and put them on the ground
-Candy secured the painting supplies and blue bins under the white awning
-Mike and Dylan picked up sticks around the sanctuary
-Candy organized the cleaning area
Keisha was eating very well today and she is liking red and chicken breast. Hoover also ate very well today! Kathryn and I made a tunnel that connects Hutches enclosure with Frosty’s old enclosure. So Hutch now has access to both enclosures.
Operant and Enrichment sign-offs were completed today for volunteers and interns. The cicle cats got their icy treats thanks to Victoria. Food-prep was made for Panacur tomorrow.
Coordinator Photos of the Day
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?
Videos of the Day
22-yr-old Andre Tiger swimming and hiding behind a tree. (He will be 23 in January) This video was recorded from the Explore.org/bigcatrescue webcam in September 2018. (Explore.org/bigcatrescue highlight)
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!
Photos of the Day
Not sure what it is but Manny Jaguar LOVES looking at the keepers upside down. What a funny boy.
Reminder: Have you made the Call of the Wild this week at BigCatAct.com
Loki is so playful when he thinks no one is watching.
Taking care of the Big Cats is hard work but so worth it!
Manny Jaguar did this to his giant watermelon in one bite.
Product of the Day
Siberian Lynx brothers Apollo & Zeus keychain is still available on Amazon!
You can donate to the cats at NO COST TO YOU when you select BCR as your charity on Amazon Smile and shop Smile.Amazon.com instead of Amazon.com. It is exactly the same as regular Amazon EXCEPT when you use Smile URL Amazon donates .5% of your purchase to BCR. Adds up to over $89,000 for the cats in the last year!