Due to Covid-19, Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue facility is closed to visitors.
CAROLE BASKIN’s Big Cat Rescue refuge in Florida is still closed to visitors due of concerns about the Delta variety spreading throughout the state.
Following an increase in coronavirus infections in Florida, the decision to keep the sanctuary closed was made. Carole Baskin, who rose to celebrity with the success of Netflix’s Tiger King, told this website: “I think they loosened limitations way too fast in Florida, especially because of the Delta variant.”
“We’ve seen Covid fall, and now it’s starting to rise as a result of this variant.”
“So here at the sanctuary, we’re still closed to tourists, we still have our keepers coming in every day, and they’re vaccinated to look after the cats,” she explained.
“But cats can catch Covid and die from it, so we don’t want to allow the public in and expose them,” said the CEO of Huge Cat Rescue, who expressed concern about Covid-19 impacting the big cats at Big Cat Rescue.
During Covid-19, Big Cat Rescue was run entirely by volunteers and interns, Carole Baskin explained: “All of our animal care has been done entirely by volunteers, and they have done all of the feeding, cleaning, and medical care since our inception.”
“The good news is that, despite having to lay off half of my crew owing to financial limitations during Covid, the animal care was not compromised.”
“I enjoy the fact that no two days are same, every single day is so different,” Carole Baskin said when asked about her typical day at Big Cat Rescue.
“Sometimes I’m out in the woods hunting for a bobcat that has been hit by a car that we can rehabilitate and release.”
“Or I’ll be working on a bust for a place that has been abusing animals, or I’ll be flying a drone over someplace to see what’s going on behind the scenes that they aren’t telling the authorities about,” she continued.
In recent weeks, the Covid situation in Tampa, Florida, where Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue is based, has gotten worse.
The state of Florida has broken its daily Covid-19 case record, making it the epicenter of coronavirus in the United States.
The spike in coronavirus cases linked to the Delta strain has doctors in Florida concerned.
There were a total of 23,903 new Covid-19 cases, which was a new high. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”