Monday, February 27, 2012

I Adopted a Sea Turtle!

Everyone knows I am a smart JellyBean, and I love animals.  So, I was on the internet doing some animal research recently and I came across an interesting place on South Padre Island, TX - Sea Turtle, Inc!  This organization rescues, rehabilitates and releases all kinds of Sea Turtles, as well as educate the public and work on conservation efforts.  They do good work!

 I became very intrigued by their adoption program, because I am adopted too!  I decided to help by donating and adopting a Sea Turtle!  Mom helped me donate the green papers, and I adopted Allison!  She is an Atlantic Green Sea Turtle.

Allison is famous just like me, though she is known for something very unique.  Allison is famous as being the first Sea Turtle in the whole world with a prosthetic, and she has just one limb!  Normally a Sea Turtle would die in a situation like this, but the nice people at Sea Turtle Inc, taught her how to swim just fine!

The exciting thing about all of this is mom says she will go pay Allison a visit soon on a Big World Assignment!

Stay tuned.  Soon it will be Turtle Time!

Before you go, please stop by JB's SMALL WORLD too, thanks!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Rescued Big Cats, Part III - Leopards, Cheetahs, Lynx, & Servals!

So here I come with the last installment of mom's Big World Assignment to the In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue Center in Wylie, TX.

Look at this amazing Big Cat!  This is a Leopard, and I believe his name is Jett.  He was rescued from a facility in Houston.
What a beautiful cat!

I am not sure why he is missing some fur.  Maybe from his previous rough life.

This is a resident Cheetah, named Kodi. Mom's notes did not say anything about his story.  He seemed to walk with a little limp.  He must be in a better place now than before he was rescued.

Duchess and Trooper are cagemates, and they are Siberian LynxDuchess lived in a house like a domestic house cat for 8 years, till her owner was forced to give her up.
Trooper was rescued from a bad situation with a badly broken leg and one eye missing.  
Wow, they both like to be petted by humans, just like I do!

Here is an interesting fact.
These Lynx seem to like bags and boxes, the same as I do!

Last but not least, mom observed a couple of African Servals, and this one is named Jasi.  Jasi was given up by his owner who could no longer care for him.
Did you know that Servals wash their faces, just like I do?  And take a look at the crinkle tunnel in this picture!  Servals like to run through a tunnel playing, just like I do!

I like all my new Big Cat friends.  
If I do say so myself, I think Big Cats are a lot like Little Cats, like me!

Before you go, please stop by JB's SMALL WORLD too, thanks!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Rescued Big Cats, Part II - Tigers!

I am continuing on now with Part II of my mom's Big World Assignment to the In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue Center, nearby in Wylie TX.

Mom's Big World Report notes are not complete, so I may have to ask for help on  which Tigers these are!  There are about 30 Tigers residing at this center.  
I really think I must get mom some Big World note-taking training! 

Now I ponder the thought again, Big Cats seem to be just like Little Cats, like me.  
See this Tiger?  He is smacking his lips and sticking out his tongue, just like I do!

Many of the species of Big Cats at the Center are considered Endangered, like the White Tiger.  This makes me very sad.

I sure hope my White Tiger friends will be protected so they will be around forever.  This is Kiro.  He was rescued from an owner that just used him to make money, and he was very uncared for.

Again, I notice that Big Cats are just like Little Cats like me!   
Kiro is sharpening his claws just like I do!

Hello, Miss Little Cat, JB!  It is nice to make your acquaintance, and you are right.   
Big Cats are a lot like Little Cats!

Before you go, please stop by JB's SMALL WORLD too, thanks!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Rescued Big Cats, Part I - Catnip or What??

I have been researching and become very interested in the similarities between Big Cats vs Little Cats like me, so I sent my mom on a Big World Assignment this past weekend to the In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center.
You know how I like to stay educated because I am a real Smarty Cat!

 My first bit of research was about some handsome White Lions (they have the recessive "chinchilla" or "color-inhibitor" gene) who were rescued from an entertainment venue, and had not been properly cared for.  Their names are Shazam and Jazz, and you can read their stories in the links here linked with their names.
But why is this Lion sitting amongst pizza boxes?

A very interesting weekly enrichment program goes on here at In-Sync Exotics.  These Lions go wild over horse poop in pizza boxes!   View their video here:  http://youtu.be/MwhsZyIi-Js
So a thought I ponder, would I like horse poop as much as these Big Cats, or would these Big Cats like Catnip as much as I do, being a Little Cat?
Mom says I am not going to be able to test this theory.

After the White Lions rolled in the horse poop, they took a nap.  Just like a Little Cat, like me, after I roll in Catnip!

 
 At the Center, were also some other Lions like this Barbary Lion, named Aramis.  He was rescued from a private owner, where he was completely uncared for. Hey, he sticks his tongue out when he sleeps too, just like me!

This appears to be another Barbary Lion, and could be Aurora, also rescued from the same private owner, in equally bad condition as Aramis.

Mom apologizes for not taking better notes on this Big World Assignment on the Big Cats' names.  She did say she enjoyed herself very much and did not think she would, seeing Big Cats enclosed like this.  The viewing areas allow visitors to be as close as 3 feet from the animals!  All the animals are rescued so they are definitely living a better life now than with their previous owners.

Rescued Big Cats, Part II - Coming up in my next post!

Before you go, please stop by JB's SMALL WORLD too, thanks!