Lions And Tigers And Christmas!!

Meet Cameron the male African Lion who resides at Big Cat Rescue sanctuary located on 55 acres in Tampa, Florida. This lucky 12 year old Lion, who weighs approx. 300 lbs, was rescued 8 years ago from a roadside zoo and has been there since. Cameron loves this special time of year with his best buddy Zabu a female White tiger (also rescued from the same zoo). The ‘Odd Couple’ look forward to the staff delivering Christmas presents. These boxes are enhanced with spices and sometimes sprayed with perfume that are wrapped in festive paper, which the cats simply LOVE to destroy. The sanctuary also puts real pine Christmas trees into the animal enclosures for the cats to attack and rub up against which helps to keep them physically and mentally active. Big Cat Rescue, a non profit sanctuary began rescuing exotic cats in November 1992 and is the largest accredited sanctuary in the world dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats. They are home to over 100 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts. Big Cat Rescue’s dual mission is to provide the best home they can for the cats in our care and educate the public about the plight of these majestic animals, both in captivity and in the wild, to end abuse and avoid extinction. Donations for the care of the Big Cats can be sent via the internet here:

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