BIG CAT RESCUE – Keeper Tour!

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I just found this pet related video on YouTube … and thought it would be of interest!

>> Note: From YouTube >>
We offer a variety of different tours at Big Cat Rescue, from regular guided tours of the sanctuary to feeding tours where you get to watch the big cats chomping down on their dinner up close! We also offer night tours where you are guided around Big Cat Rescue with the aid of a flashlight, when the cats are at the most active for a totally different experience! Our Big Cat Keeper Tour is our most popular and offers guests an exclusive behind the scenes experience found nowhere else in the world, that is respectful to the animals and safe for the guests. The experience is divided into two parts: Enrichment (making toys and treats for the cats and watch as a keeper hands out what you’ve made) and Operant Conditioning featured in this video, which is a training session between the cats and a keeper. Operant conditioning is a positive reinforcement training method we use to observe the animals up close in case any medical treatment is required and also to move our cats into seperate parts of their enclosure when maintenance is scheduled. This is completed with minimum stress on the animal. For more information about the variety of tours we provide and prices please visit:, call (813) 426-5948 or e-mail: For more info about BIG CAT RESCUE visit: Find us on FACEBOOK MYSPACE: TWITTER: DONATE: PLEASE SUBSCRIBE AND RATE… THANK YOU!

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25 Responses

  1. hitokage4
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    I adore the little domestic cats following the tour group. How do the little cats react around the big cats for the most part? Are the little cats free-roaming/outdoor cats?

  2. huskiepup
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    wow, a white serval. those must be rare. how do you keep your place going, donations?

  3. BigCatRescue
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    @huskiepup We have two white servals the only two that we know of in the world! Yes we get no government support instead we survive using, tour revenue, gift shop sales, individual donors and company sponsors etc… 🙂 Thanks for watching!

  4. Kyder
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    Wow, I never realized how tall Tigers were until the keeper had that Tiger stand up for his treat. Thats unbelievable. A question about the white Serval. Are they born white by natural means? Or is it like the white Tiger? Where its a genetic defect?

  5. BigCatRescue
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    @Kyder We have the only two white servals that we know of in the world, they are caused by a recessive gene similar to the white tigers, although our white servals seem to be healthy??

  6. Kyder
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    @BigCatRescue Oh, I see. Thats interesting. Thanks for the reply! And I’m glad they’re both healthy. 🙂

  7. Ddstairclimber
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    you dont have any jaguars do you?

  8. BigCatRescue
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    @Ddstairclimber Nope, no jaguars or cheetahs, but this is a good thing 🙂

  9. TheGreeenDeath
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    i like maya 😉

    i’m so happy that you rescued all these cats!

  10. malhagosippo
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    Haha that random jack jack cat is so cute.

  11. TheLongAndWindingRd
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    I thought making the cats stand on their hind legs was frowned upon? Are you doing that only to showcase the cats size? Also, do the domestic cats ever walk directly up to the big cats enclosures and if so, what is the reaction of both animals to each other?

  12. BigCatRescue
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    @TheLongAndWindingRd In places like circuses where they make their cats “walk” etc… it is. With operant conditioning at BCR, when we have the cat perform an “up” we can get a good look at their claws, stomach etc… so it’s fun for them they get food treats and we can safely assess the cat 🙂 The domestic cats always stay behind the barrier which is 3ft away from the enclosure, we do have cats that stalk the domestics but not that often.

  13. TheLongAndWindingRd
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    @BigCatRescue – Thank you for your response. 🙂

  14. cscate
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    who owns that domestic cat?

  15. BigCatRescue
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    @cscate Jack Jack lives at Big Cat Rescue 🙂

  16. gothickthulu
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    wow thanks so much for the wonderful video i wish i lived a little closer than wisconsin but we have the bear den up here which up until a few years ago had a large black bear hence the name and i would have never realized that tigers were so tall or that cougars could purr thank you again for a wonderful video and the work your doing

  17. antonlikesxbox
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    @BigCatRescue, Have you seen the big cats mate?

  18. BigCatRescue
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    @antonlikesxbox We do not breed at BCR, but the cats still try!!

  19. klramon
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    I’ve got a question… Well I am from Germany and well is it possible for me to become an intern in big cat rescue?

  20. BigCatRescue
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    @klramon Yep, definitely, if you visit our website BigCatRescue*org you can find all the info you need about applying for an internship: Good Luck!

  21. klramon
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    @BigCatRescue I am looking forward to become an intern for this or next summer! Thanks! 🙂

  22. klramon
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    I was reading about applications for the internship and I’ve got a question. Quote: “… Upon your first day another 4150 deposit will be required at the time of signing your contract.” Does it mean that I’ve got to pay 4150 $ for the internship?

  23. BigCatRescue
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    @klramon No this is a typo, I e-mailed our intern manager and will let you know when she responds, thanks for pointing this out to us 🙂

  24. BigCatRescue
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    @klramon It should read $150 not 4150, thanks again, hope to see you at BCR! 🙂

  25. klramon
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    @BigCatRescue aaa… Someone forgot to to press shift while typing. 🙂

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