It’s Global Tiger Day! We believe these magnificent animals deserve a place on this earth and are worth protecting. We are saddened at the thought that it is more than possible, even highly likely, that they will cease to exist in the wild in our lifetime. Many sub-species are already gone forever. We celebrate the #tiger today and applaud those who protect them and strive to keep the species alive! #savethetiger #eyethetiger
A gorgeous shot of Allucia (w/ one of the boys in the background) by visitor Dave Burton. Allucia looks huge here, but she is actually dwarfed by her brothers JP, Jakey, and Luca.
It’s almost the end of the month, so if you have a great shot of one of the CARE animals, be sure to submit it online (details are on the front page of our website), and it just might make it into our Photo of the Month!! #tiger #bigcats #bigcatsofinstagram
Little lion playtime!! The use of toys and stuffies during play is SO important right now! Not only does it help with motor skills, provides enrichment, and allows the boys to practice their natural instincts to hunt, it also teaches them to practice those skills on something more suitable than their CAREkeepers!
We have added a few more cub videos to YouTube, so find us at CAREBigCats to see the boys playing and following Dahlia around the yard! #lions #cubs #bigcatsofinstagram
Archie (photo by @kristacope).
Did you know that according to Chinese culture, the tiger is the king of beasts, not the lion. Tigers represent royalty and fearlessness. They have a marking on their forehead that looks like the Chinese symbol for “king”!
Yet, despite their importance (and partly because of it) in Chinese culture, they are still hunted and poached and their body parts used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Tiger parts such as bones, eyes, and teeth are used to treat malaria, insomnia, and bad skin. Tiger parts are worth far more to those that trade in TCM than a live animal. #tiger #bigcatsofinstagram
Just posted a story all about cougars on the website. Tawney says you should go read it cause it’s all about her species and how great she is! carerescuetexas.com #cougar #mountainlion #bigcatsofinstagram