The Big Cat Doctor Performs Life-Saving Surgery

DR JUSTIN BOORSTEIN: I get asked what it feels like to be that close to a big cat. It’s intimidating and scary. COMM: Unlike most vets, Dr. Justin Boorstein spends much of his time looking after cats that are a little bit bigger than your average furry feline. DR JUSTIN BOORSTEIN: Yeah, so when I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vegan Big Cats? – FAQ Friday

Hey everyone, Afton here from Big Cat Rescue and welcome to another FAQ Friday. As pumpkin season approaches, I think all the questions and comments I get when you watch videos of our big cats interacting with melons and pumpkins wondering… are we trying to make our big cats vegan? No, silly! We know our […]

Sneak Peak: Behind The Scenes- Video Making

Big Cat Rescue here in Tampa, Florida and we’re doing a little behind-the-scenes of making a video that we have for Fall. So here we’re gonna be with Ares, Artemis and Orion, they’re three Cougars. Um siblings, one female and two males. Little preview, it smells like it to. So the fun part is fitting […]

A Tribute To A One Of A Kind Tiger

On April 23rd 2016, Big Cat Rescuers anxiously awaited for the arrival of our newest rescue and birthday boy, Hoover the tiger. Through the collaborating efforts of two amazing organizations, Animal Defenders International and Big Cat Rescue, we were able to provide Hoover with a life of retirement he truly deserved. [Music] Little did Hoover […]

A Tribute To A Lion King

Cameron the lion was rescued in 2004 with his white tiger companion Zabu from a run-down roadside zoo. The odd couple were raised together by the zoo in hopes of crossbreeding liger cubs. He came to the sanctuary skin and bones and it was up to us to turn his life around and give him […]

White Tigers – Get The FACTS!

There are many misconceptions about white tigers. They’ve been called snow tigers, endangered and their own species. None of these labels are correct. White tigers are not their own species but rather the result of a double recessive gene that results in a condition called leucism. Leucism takes away from the tiger’s pigmentation giving them […]