At Big Cat Rescue, exotic cats check themselves out in mirrors for the first time

Nadine Bells
Good NewsMarch 5, 2012

Big Cat Rescue is a non-profit educational sanctuary home to over 100 rescued exotic cats, including lions, tigers, bobcats, and cougars.

Most of these mighty cats "have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts."

The sanctuary's dual mission is to provide exceptional care to the 14 species that call Big Cat Rescue home and to educate the public about the animals' plight, both in the wild and in captivity.

Workers at the sanctuary occasionally produce videos that introduce us to the cats not completely unlike the house cats we know and love. Most recently, Big Cat Rescue showed their cats their reflections in mirrors for the first time.

The YouTube video description sets the scene:

"Because Tigers, lions, leopards (and every other species of cat) spend so much time grooming themselves, we decided to show them what they look like and we got some hilarious results!"