Center for Animal Research and Education

The Center for Animal Research and Education's mission is to provide for a safe, permanent and loving home to exotic animals in need. CARE focuses on excellence in physical and emotional care, advocating animal welfare through education, and conducting minimally-invasive research that will improve living conditions for captive animal populations world-wide. www.carerescuetexas.com
The “Baby” pile. A very common sight around here, the 4 “Babies” love to cuddle with each other. Even though they are 8 years old, they are still best buddies and will often be in some kind of grouping when they nap (this is, clockwise from top, Allucia, JP, and Luca). 

While rarely seen in the wild, did you know that a group of tigers is called a “streak”? While tigers are typically solitary, you will often see them in pairs or groups in captivity where they are raised together. #tigers #bigcatsofinstagram photo by @kristacope

The “Baby” pile. A very common sight around here, the 4 “Babies” love to cuddle with each other. Even though they are 8 years old, they are still best buddies and will often be in some kind of grouping when they nap (this is, clockwise from top, Allucia, JP, and Luca).

While rarely seen in the wild, did you know that a group of tigers is called a “streak”? While tigers are typically solitary, you will often see them in pairs or groups in captivity where they are raised together. #tigers #bigcatsofinstagram photo by @kristacope

Come ‘ere. Let me tell you secrets. Jezzabell & Elley gossiping. Photo taken by     @stephaniecahoon. #sisters #tigers #bigcatsofinstagram

Come ‘ere. Let me tell you secrets. Jezzabell & Elley gossiping. Photo taken by @stephaniecahoon. #sisters #tigers #bigcatsofinstagram

This is Bagheera (Baggy for short), one of the 5 domestic cats that also call CARE home. They were all rescues too! Baggy lives in the vet center where the intern housing is. If you visit CARE she will probably be sitting in the window of the vet center ready to welcome you to her home. Be sure to say hi to her when you see her! #catsofinstagram

This is Bagheera (Baggy for short), one of the 5 domestic cats that also call CARE home. They were all rescues too! Baggy lives in the vet center where the intern housing is. If you visit CARE she will probably be sitting in the window of the vet center ready to welcome you to her home. Be sure to say hi to her when you see her! #catsofinstagram

Jakey has an itch, and a bit of a belly! Happy Friday!! #tiger #bigcatsofinstagram

Jakey has an itch, and a bit of a belly! Happy Friday!! #tiger #bigcatsofinstagram

Another sad announcement from CARE-yesterday we lost the uniquely handsome Eerie. Many of you know of Eerie’s lifelong battles with a variety of health problems. The closest thing, in human terms, to what Eerie suffered from is Marfan Syndrome. Eerie was not supposed to ever see his 5th birthday. He had to prove everyone wrong and live almost until his 13th! Lately he hadn’t been doing too well, and yesterday he took a turn for the worst. We don’t know exactly what happened, but it surely was a complication of his condition. Due to long-term steroid doses to give him the quality of life that he had, it is likely he went into kidney/liver failure. We helped him on his way yesterday when we knew that there was no recovery in store for him this time, knowing that he was a miracle and that every day that we had with him was a day he wouldn’t have gotten just about anywhere else. He was such a special cat to so many people, just by being “different”. He also was extremely affectionate with his female CAREtakers, he gave love and kisses freely, although he was never one for male companionship. He will certainly be missed, but we celebrate his extraordinary life instead of mourn it.

Another sad announcement from CARE-yesterday we lost the uniquely handsome Eerie. Many of you know of Eerie’s lifelong battles with a variety of health problems. The closest thing, in human terms, to what Eerie suffered from is Marfan Syndrome. Eerie was not supposed to ever see his 5th birthday. He had to prove everyone wrong and live almost until his 13th! Lately he hadn’t been doing too well, and yesterday he took a turn for the worst. We don’t know exactly what happened, but it surely was a complication of his condition. Due to long-term steroid doses to give him the quality of life that he had, it is likely he went into kidney/liver failure. We helped him on his way yesterday when we knew that there was no recovery in store for him this time, knowing that he was a miracle and that every day that we had with him was a day he wouldn’t have gotten just about anywhere else. He was such a special cat to so many people, just by being “different”. He also was extremely affectionate with his female CAREtakers, he gave love and kisses freely, although he was never one for male companionship. He will certainly be missed, but we celebrate his extraordinary life instead of mourn it.

It’s Donya’s 13th birthday today!! Happy birthday big girl! #tiger photo by @wildliferchick

It’s Donya’s 13th birthday today!! Happy birthday big girl! #tiger photo by @wildliferchick

We need everyone’s help welcoming Dahlia the llama to the CARE family! Visit carerescuetexas.com to read her story! #llama #rescue

We need everyone’s help welcoming Dahlia the llama to the CARE family! Visit carerescuetexas.com to read her story! #llama #rescue

This pretty photo of Elley is our April Photo of the Month winner, taken by Allison Rocco Moore. Congratulations Allison and Elley!

Don’t forget to submit your pictures on the website for next month’s selection.

We also wanted to announce that Akisa the lemur has been adopted, so Bindi the coati is the only CARE animal still available for adoption!! All animals are available to sponsor. More info on adopting and sponsoring is on the website.

This pretty photo of Elley is our April Photo of the Month winner, taken by Allison Rocco Moore. Congratulations Allison and Elley!

Don’t forget to submit your pictures on the website for next month’s selection.

We also wanted to announce that Akisa the lemur has been adopted, so Bindi the coati is the only CARE animal still available for adoption!! All animals are available to sponsor. More info on adopting and sponsoring is on the website.

Happy 8th birthday to “The Babies”! They are a very good looking bunch, don’t you think? Clockwise from top left: Allucia, Luca, Jakey, and JP. This pic does a great job of showing how we tell the tigers apart. If you look at the markings right above their eyes (their eyebrows) they each have a unique design. Tiger stripes and patterns are like our finger prints, no two are alike! All we have to do is take a quick glance at those faces and we know exactly which cat we are looking at. #tigers #bigcatsofinstagram

Happy 8th birthday to “The Babies”! They are a very good looking bunch, don’t you think? Clockwise from top left: Allucia, Luca, Jakey, and JP. This pic does a great job of showing how we tell the tigers apart. If you look at the markings right above their eyes (their eyebrows) they each have a unique design. Tiger stripes and patterns are like our finger prints, no two are alike! All we have to do is take a quick glance at those faces and we know exactly which cat we are looking at. #tigers #bigcatsofinstagram

Bonnie having a “cute fit”! #tiger #whitetiger #bigcatsofinstagram