Frequently Asked Questions

Join us LIVE Daily

Each week we do several LIVE Streaming videos. Below is a list of some of them as well as when and where to find them.

Morning Walkabouts with Keeper Brittany can be found on several mornings a week.

CATurday Walkabouts with Senior keepers Amanda and Kristen can be found every other Saturday at 2 pm EST at

Evening Meds and Snacks are sometimes streamed live near the end of the day at This is usually done by Carole when she is available.

NOTE: If you miss any of the live streams they will all be posted for playback at

Big Cat Web Cams: 

Watch the cats 24 hours a day on several live streaming webcams.  The best quality web cams are provided by and will be listed first on that page linked below.  The other web cams listed are Verkada cams and Nest cams that are not as good a quality as the Explore cams but are certainly fun to watch, too.  Check them all out and let us know which are your favorites.

  1. Find the best quality webcams at
  2. Find all the webcams at
  3. Find all the Verkada cams at Verkada cams

See 2 New Videos Every Week

Our YouTube Channels:

Learn more about the cats, the sanctuary, and big cats issues by watching our videos.  Also, when you use YouTube’s “Share” feature and your friends and family watch the videos you are also helping raise funds to care for the cats.

  1. Short videos of Enrichment and big cat issues
  2. Get behind the scenes at Big Cat Rescue
  3. Watch our 360 videos at

Stay Connected Links

  1. Need to stay in the know? Sign up at
  2. Join us on Facebook Instant Messenger to be notified through Instant Messenger when something important happens.

Ways to Help Links

  1. Cat Laws-the best way you can help change laws to save big cats!
  2. Ways to help for free
  3. Pledge not to go to circuses that use wild animals
  4. Help with Legislative issues
  5. Ways to donate
  6. PURRchase things from our WishLists
  7. Start a Facebook Fundraiser for the cats
  8. Add our YouTube fundraisers to your YouTube channel.  Contact for instructions.

Get To Know Us Links

  1. Meet the Cats
  2. Come see the cats (We are currently closed to the public due to COVID)
  3. Bobcat Rehab & Release Program
  4. Who is Big Cat Rescue?
  5. How Big Cat Rescue Started
  6. Early History and lessons we learned
  7. Credentials
  8. Staff
  9. Volunteers

Frequently Asked Questions – Abuse & Exploitation

A great place to reach new people with the message about how to save big cats and their babies from a life of abuse and exploitation is in the comment areas of social media posts and Internet news articles.  If you know the issues inside out then you can answer about any question that comes up.  If not ask us, we are happy to help you with info.  However, most info you will find on those pages.

  1. Cub handling issues
  2. Printable flyer about cub handling
  3. Big Cat Exhibitions
  4. Big Cat Attacks
  5. Big Cats in Zoos
  6. Circus is NO Fun for Big Cats
  7. Big Cats as Pets
  8. Why Regulating Conditions Under Which Big Cats are Kept Cannot Work
  9. White Tigers
  10. Fur Trade
  11. Trophy Hunting:  Find out why hunting big cats causes environmental damage
  12. Canned Hunting: Did you know that petting a cub could mean making it easier for the cat to be shot in a cage?
  13. Rabies

Frequently Asked Questions – General

  1. Why don’t you set them free?
  2. What is the Call of the Wild?
  3. Where do you get the cats’ toys?
  4. Don’t they miss being petted?
  5. Why is breeding in captivity bad?
  6. When can we pet the cubs?
  7. I want to help but don’t have money.
  8. Why don’t you have cheetahs?
  9. What about Christian the lion?
  10. What is the real cost of buying a big cat?  Or I want a big cat as a pet.
  11. Do you microchip the cats?
  12. Are the cats lonely?
  13. Why can’t you rescue more cats from other countries?
  14. How do you decide when to euthanize a cat?
  15. What does Big Cat Rescue do to save cats in the wild?
  16. How can I help when I see animal abuse?
  17. How can I tell the difference between a real sanctuary and a fake?
  18. What do you mean that tigers go on vacation?
  19. Can you come reloacte a wild bobcat or cougar?
  20. Big Cat Bans enacted

Frequently Asked Questions – Sanctuary

  1. What are BCR cages like?
  2. What is Enrichment?
  3. What is Operant Conditioning?
  4. How is Big Cat Rescue different than a zoo?
  5. Can I create a page or group using Big Cat Rescue’s cats, logos, brand etc?
  6. Read back issues of “The Big Cat Times” magazine
  7. What is the “Windsong Memorial Hospital?”
  8. What is Big Cat Witness Protection?

Frequently Asked Questions – The Cats

  1. What happened to Keisha Tiger’s Tail?
  2. Why doesn’t Cameron Lion have a mane?
  3. Why can’t they live with a friend?
  4. Why do some of the cats look thin?
  5. What do the cats eat?
  6. Memorials of past cats

Frequently Asked Questions During Medical Procedures

  1. Why aren’t you wearing gloves?
  2. Why are you painting their paws?

Our Gift Shops

  1. – Proceeds support the cats at Big Cat Rescue
  2. is our Spring store where you will find other Big Cat Rescue merchandise
  3. Sponsor a cat for as little as $25/year

Volunteer Opportunities

  1. What training do I need to work at BCR?
  2. Become a Volunteer
  3. Become an Intern
  4. Can I volunteer on my vacation?
  5. Volunteering online – contact

Rebuttals to Haters

  1. Why do abusers & exploiters say bad things about BCR?

Refuting the lies told about Carole Baskin in Netflix’ new documentary called Tiger King; Murder, Mayhem and Madness

In order to make the documentary as salacious as possible Netflix dragged up 20-year-old lies. For more detail see the page created after the recent Wondery podcast.