Dedicated to providing rehabilitation and refuge to smaller exotic felids , with an emphasis on lynx rufus conservation and research.
* International Wildlife Rehabilitator's Association Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator-Bobcats and Lynx
*National Wildlife Rehabilitator's Association-Registered Bobcat and Lynx Rehabilitator
*Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Permitted
*Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries NWCO-Bobcat Live Trapper
*Oiled Wildlife Response Certified, National Incident Management System IS-700 and IS-100 Certified
* 2013 & 2014 Conservation Commendation recipient from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation
* 2013 & 2014 Nominee of the Governor's Conservation Achievement Award from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation
*Recipient of the 2012 National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association Cage Building Scholorship
*Featured Guest on NAT GEO WILD/Animal Planet/Destination America for a rescued bobcat reintroduction to the wild interview
*Swamplands, USA featuring the Louisiana Bobcat Refuge aired on Destination America, Nat Geo Wild and Animal Planet
*Honored to have well loved and respected, award winning photogrpahers, CC Lockwood and Steve Uffman photograph and document the release of two of rescued, rehabilitated and released bobcats.
*Featured Cover Story Eunice News: http://www.eunicetoday.com/bobcats-find-her-purr-fect
*Featured Follow Up Cover Story by the Eunice News, Todd Elliott, covering two rescued bobcats.
*Featured Speaker at the 2014 NWRA Symposium in Nashville on Bobcat Rehabilitation.
*Featured in Louisiana Wild, by CC Lockwood, 2015
* Featured on Soth River Stories TV, with Host Susie Marie, PhD, 2015
*Honored to currently be coordinating a Public Service Awareness and Education Program through Louisiana College and in conjunction with the Alexandria Zoo focusing on Louisiana's indigenous wildlife. Current videos and teacher lesson plans are available pro bono in the video section * Special thanks to Lt. Travis Huval with LDWF, Dr. Gordon Pirie, DVM and Laken, Sage, and Ben Bischoff for their contribution to LBR's current wildlife video series. Watch for the new podcast series....coming soon!
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Please note: It is illegal to keep bobcats as pets in the state of Louisiana. However, you may contact us to provide rehabilitation or refuge for bobcats or other smaller exotic felids.
***Due to the safety of the felids, we are never open to the public.
*** We are available as a direct referral source from LDWF, Louisiana State Zoos, Animal Control Parish Government Offices, and Veterinary Offices for bobcats and exotic felids in need, pro bono.
Educational programs are available pro bono, at our discretion, at locations other than the refuge. However, live bobcats will never be used during a presentation.
**The Louisiana Bobcat Refuge is one of only a few bobcat species specific rehabilitation/refuge centers in the United States.
In development! A video adventure and collaboration with Louisiana College and the Alexandria Zoo featuring hosts Professor Randy Esters and Pamela Kay on Louisiana's indigenous wildlife. It's educational, a little offbeat, but a whole lot of fun!
In development: Updates on a GPS tracking pilot study in development.
In development: A new book on the indigenous bobcat from TV Host, author and Louisiana College, Education Department Head, Dr. Randy Esters and Pamela Kay, TV Host, Master's in Teaching and bobcat rehabilitator and NWCO live bobcat trapper/relocator.
* THANK YOU to NATURAL AWAKENINGS magazine and Tre' Gradnigo for featuring the Louisiana Bobcat Refuge in the December Holiday Edition, 2014!