21Sep

Whether it be finding a playmate for a cub or a companion for an adult, there are occasions where big cats need to be introduced to other cats that they don’t know. The process whereby two cats can be put together can be long and ultimately fail, or result…

14Sep

As an all-volunteer organization, CFAR depends on the generosity of time and energy that volunteers bring to the group.  But what does it take to be a volunteer?  And what is it like volunteering around big cats?  Dr. Simba Wiltz and Asli Goncer introduce you to the three very…

08Sep

CFAR News update: published in the Osceola News-Gazette Osceola News-Gazette – Official community newspaper of Kissimmee, Osceola County including Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Celebration, Poinciana, Harmony and surrounding areas.

07Sep

As an all-volunteer organization, CFAR depends on the generosity of time and energy that volunteers bring to the group.  But what does it take to be a volunteer?  And what is it like volunteering around big cats?  Dr. Simba Wiltz and Asli Goncer introduce you to the three very…

31Aug

Technology continues to advance at a breakneck pace, but that does not mean that nature is left behind! Some of those new technologies are changing the landscape when it comes to conservation–and putting new and powerful tools in the hands of everyday people to make a difference for their…

24Aug

Trying to answer the ‘ticklish question’ was a lot of laughs, but hardly the whole story. Humor is a challenging concept for humans and even more challenging to establish for other species. CFAR Sounding takes a look at the social elements involved in humor among a few species, and…

17Aug

We’ve gotten several questions over time, but this one caused a thoughtful chuckle: Are tigers ticklish? For that matter–what the heck is tickle anyway? What can it tell us about the cats and ourselves? It turns out that it’s no laughing matter as Simba and Asli take on this…

10Aug

Our show starts off with a construction update! Get caught up on the latest happenings at the new facility. H.R. 1998 is all the rage in the big cat world–this bill, introduced in 2013 will amend the Lacey Act of 1981 and effectively alter the landscape for big cats…

03Aug

H.R. 1998 is all the rage in the big cat world–this bill, introduced in 2013 will amend the Lacey Act of 1981 and effectively alter the landscape for big cats in the United States.  But is it really the answer to the issue of big cats in the US?…

27Jul

CFAR Sounding pays tribute on the passing of Akicita.  Volunteers who have known him discuss his life, from cubhood into adulthood.  In this special extended show, hear in their own words how Akicita touched lives and made people smile.  He leaves a lion-sized hole in our hearts, and will…