Description

Big Cat Rescue is one of the world's largest accredited sanctuaries for big cats and a leading advocate to end big cat abuse. Students will learn about day-to-day operations at the sanctuary, be introduced to the 12 species of cats that call Big Cat Rescue home, and find out about the issues that threaten wild cats both in nature and in captivity. Best of all, everyone will learn simple actions they can take to help big cats and end big cat abuse. 

The presentation includes entertaining videos, sounds, and fun photos of our cats. All abuse topics and discussions of threats to wild cats are catered to the age group. The presentation does not contain any graphic or disturbing images.

Key Questions

1. What species of wild cats live at Big Cat Rescue and where are these cats found in nature (i.e. continent, habitat)?

3. Example of vocabulary words:

  • adaptation
  • camouflage
  • carnivore
  • domesticated
  • enrichment
  • habitat
  • prey
  • species

4. What special adaptations do these wild cats have and why?

5. What is enrichment and why is it necessary?

6. What do wild cats eat?

7. Why are wild cats dangerous?

8. How can I help wild cats?

Expected Outcomes

Students will learn about:

  • Big Cat Rescue's mission and work.
  • The various species of cats we care for and where they are found in their wild, about their habitat, diet, adaptations, physical characteristics, behavior, and camouflage.
  • The difference between a domestic cat and wild cat.
  • Why wild cats do not make good pets.
  • Ways to work with big cats.
  • Ways to help wild cats both in nature and in captivity.

Documents

Curriculum Alignment

Completed Date

 04/18/2018 1:00 PM   Eastern Time

Duration

 00:45

Presenter

Jennifer Leon Big Cat Rescue

Invitee

JACINTA ASALE NEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

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NIKKI HENDRIX LYNN CAMP SCHOOLS

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Christi Gulledge (AV) AVOCADO ELEMENTARY

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Kelli DeMent (AV) AVOCADO

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Lori Clark

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Kriste Senninger (AV) AVOCADO

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Elizabeth Becker

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Cathleen Blayney MAPLEBROOK EL

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Chelsea Stewart FAIR PARK COLLEGE PREP HIGH SCHOOL

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Cynthia Hopkins

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Heather Russ EL CAMINO HIGH

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Sandy Hearron

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Shauna Stueve-Malone (FH) FLYING HILLS ELEMENTARY

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Melanie Arrington ELM STREET ELEMENTARY