(puma concolor coryi)
My name is “Dani” and I am a high percentage Florida Panther. I am a small female and, as a full grown adult, I weigh only about 60 pounds. I am proud to be a part of BCFC’s conservation breeding program with my mate “Saint.”
I was originally gifted to a 13 year old boy as a kitten. At 6 months, his parents rehomed me when the boy discovered girls, and lost interest in taking care of me.
(leptailurus serval or felis serval)
I am “Chakka,” the matron of our esteemed Serval colony. I am proud to be a part of Bear Creek’s educational program because I like attention! My species has been kept by humans in Africa for more than 1000 years, and we are somewhat domesticated. But there is no doubt about our heritage in the wild.
“Cheetah” is one of the “stars” in our group. He retired to Bear Creek from his career in show business. He impersonated a “Cheetah” in a male revue based in Texas. Hence his name. He is paired with “Sheena”, the daughter of “Aza” and “Chakka”, two of the resident original cats when Bear Creek was just a dream. Our sweet ambassadors are usually available for some gentle petting during your tour. The Servals here at Bear Creek are very happy to get love and attention from all of our visitors.
This just in! 3 African feline cubs will arrive here for you to see and photograph next Thursday, Nov 28. Pictured below, African Serval whose name is Anisa. Also, male African Caracal, Hadley and female Caracal, Lola. These cubs will be seen at BCFC courtesy billiekatz, PCB. Billie Lambert studied with Bear Creek for years, obtaining her Masters degree with her thesis: “Smart Start,” which continues to be the reference back bone for feline husbandry techniques that are in wide usage with Feline Conservation Federation member/breeders. Come meet Billie and her famous cats on Turkey Day.
John Somerville Park, author of non fiction book “Seeds of Reprisal,” travels to the Florida Panhandle today for book signing. John and Jim Broaddus, BCFC Director, co produced film projects including “The Hidden Florida,” a travel log documentary shot in this area over a decade ago.
John Somerville Park’s new release is now available from Amazon.
Just confirmed….our friend and BCFC supporter, Tim Thomas, will attend the BCFC Thanksgiving Rendezvous next week! Tim is pictured here with National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore, as he presents his book “DIDYANO?” to be hand delivered to Nat Geo HQ in Washington DC. Meet Tim as he signs his book here on the 28th.