Feline Rescue

Kitten Development & Care

What Is Big Cat Rescue About?!

What Is Big Cat Rescue About?!

[Music] Big Cat Rescue started in 1992 with the rescue of a single Bobcat named Wind Song. But then people started calling and saying, “Would you take my Lion? Would you take my Tiger”? I’m like, “what are you guys doing with lions and tigers”? So that was how it morphed into what it is …


Tiger Has A Close Call

Back in May, Keisha the tiger who is now 18 years old was not eating and acting strange stumbling around her cage or hiding in her den. In 2015 Keisha was diagnosed with high blood pressure that we have been treating with medication, but if she was not eating she wasn’t getting her meds and …


What Happens When The Cats Pass Away? – FAQ Friday

What Happens When The Cats Pass Away? – FAQ Friday

Since the early 90s Big Cat Rescue has rescued hundreds of big cats. We specialize in the care of geriatric and impaired big cats that were left unwanted or were no longer profitable to their former owners. Most exotic cats live between ages 10 and 12 years but with exceptional care we have the capability …


Hoover Tiger Undergoes Emergency Surgery

Hoover Tiger Undergoes Emergency Surgery

It’s like. Hold him. [Medical Machines] Today we sedated Hoover. For the past 24 hours, he’s had his penis stuck out of the sheath, which is a very serious condition for animals. This can lead to it drying out, and even dying in some cases. So, an immediate sedation was definitely needed. We decided to …


Breeding Big Cats – FAQ Friday

Breeding Big Cats – FAQ Friday

Welcome back to another FAQ Friday where this month’s topic is breeding. There is no reason to breed tigers or any other wild cat for lives of confinement and deprivation. The only sanctioned international breeding plans for exotic cats are called Species Survival plans and they are only carried out by accredited zoos. None of …


Watch Our Big Cats LIVE!!

Watch Our Big Cats LIVE!!

A lot of you like to follow us on our various social media sites, such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, just to name a few. But did you know you can watch our big cats live every day by visiting explore.org? Check out some of our live streaming webcams we have throughout our sanctuary. …


Big Cats Eating Bones? – FAQ Friday

Big Cats Eating Bones? – FAQ Friday

Hello, again, and welcome to another FAQ Friday. Many of you watch our Thanksgiving videos of our big cats getting whole turkeys and wonder, “Do the big cats eat bones?” And yes, yes they do. In the wild, big cats would eat bones, so it’s important that our big cat residents eat bones, as well. …


Visit The Big Cats – FAQ Friday

It’s that time again time for another FAQ Friday. Big Cat Rescue is one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world dedicated to abused and abandoned big cats. We give home to lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars and other species. Most who have been abandoned,abused,orphaned saved from being turned into fur coats or retired from …


Holiday Gifts For The Big Cats

How To Work At Big Cat Rescue – FAQ Friday

How To Work At Big Cat Rescue – FAQ Friday

Oh many of you wonder what it takes to work here at Big Cat Rescue but what you may not know is that our sanctuary is ran by over a hundred volunteers. We have about 14 or so full-time paid staff members that take care of the administrative work. The staff members at Big Cat …