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The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. See categories below. The early entry deadline is on December 9th, 2021.

From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards


Finalist in Animal

About BigCatDerek

BigCatDerek social accounts feature Derek, a Texas man who runs an exotic animal sanctuary with a lot of “big cats" like lions and tigers. His prime video-editing skills make for great Vine and YouTube channels. Sometimes you’ll see him feeding baby tigers sipping from their bottles, while other times he’ll open the front door to a lama—you just never know what @BigCatDerek is up to next and with what animal. When he’s not telling tigers how cute their noses are, Derek tries to infuse his videos with whatever scientific or zoologic tidbits he can.

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