Sabre - (Deceased Leopard)
Sabre was one of Big Cat Rescue's original breeders. According to their now defunct Wildlife On Easy Street website, Sabre was bred to Nyla to produce Sundari.
Nyla gave birth to a spotted female cub, Sundari, in November, 1996, after a whirlwind romance with Black Leopard, Saber.
He was bred to another black leopard named Lola who gave birth to Black Majik and his brother Jumanji. Below is what the former Wildlife On Easy Street website said.
She mated with Saber and produced two wonderful cubs, Jumanji and Black Majik, in February, 1996.
Since you do not rescue leopards just to breed them, Saber, Lola, and Nyla were not rescues. Sundari, Jumanji, and Majik, the cubs produced from the breeding operation, were not rescues.
Questions for Carole:
- Have your tour guides ever told visitors that Sundari had been declawed by a former owner and had trouble climbing?
- Were you not the "former owner" who had Sundari declawed?
The Evolving Stories
Wildlife on Easy Street - 1997 - (source)
A male Black Asian Leopard born 3/1/92 arrived on 7/20/95 from Hayes Paradise at three years of age along with two Cougars.
Wildlife on Easy Street - 1999 - (source)
Saber arrived, at three years of age, on 7/20/95. He was supposed to be here on a breeding loan, but his former owner moved and left no forwarding address, so he will have a home here for life, if necessary. He is very playful and fun-loving and always has a mischievous look on his face. Some of the female Leopards find his antics annoying and others love him!
Big Cat Rescue - 2006 - (source)
Saber arrived at Big Cat Rescue, at three years of age, on 7/20/95. He was supposed to be here on loan, but his former owner moved and left no forwarding address, so he will have a home here for life. He is very playful and fun-loving and always has a mischievous look on his face. He loves to act very silly, running about his Cat-a-tat and jumping on top of his mountain den. Saber tells us to notice what really excites us because no matter what it is, that is what our true calling is. If we listen to that inner voice of inspiration that overcomes us at times when we do something that we truly enjoy we will know what it is that we came here to do. It doesn't have to be a great thing because you can do a small thing in a great way.
Big Cat Rescue - Present - (source)
Sabre was 3 years old when he arrived at Big Cat Rescue on 7/20/95. Though he was only supposed to be here temporarily, his former owner moved and left no forwarding address.
This could have been another sad ending as most are in the exotic pet world. Luckily, we had taken Sabre in and he will have a home here for life. He is very playful and fun loving and always has a mischievous look on his face. He loves to act very silly, running about his cat-a-tat and jumping on top of his mountain den.
Sabre the black leopardSabre, like many of our cats, has been relocated to new cat-a-tats a few times. The change of scenery and new neighbors to interact with provide another form of enrichment for our big cats. Sabre has enjoyed the time he has spent among other cougars, tigers, leopards and bobcats. The only thing Sabre probably hasn’t enjoyed is his recent neutering. But now he is back to his old energetic self loving his new location