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Full Name Derek Krahn
Followers 870K
Type of Vine Animal Vines
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Nationality American
Location Texas, USA

BigCatDerek is a Vine account managed by Derek Krahn, showing the daily life of someone at the C.A.R.E facility in Texas.


Derek Krahn has served as CARE's Board since 2007. Derek also acts as Operations Director, supervising day-to-day facility maintenance and animal husbandry operations at the CARE facility, overseeing CARE's training program, and helping organize special events. Derek, a lover of tigers since the age of five, has been with CARE since 2006 when he started as a weekend volunteer. Over the years, Derek spent more time at the CARE facility and gained more experience and responsibility within the organization. Outside of CARE, Derek serves as a meteorologist in the United States Air Force, utilizing lessons in leadership he has learned during his years as an NCO.

Derek's interests include reading, future tech, and stand-up comedy.[1]


Krahn uses his Vine account to help increase donations for the Center for Animal Research and Education (CARE) center in Bridgeport, Texas. He posts Vines of the more than 50 animals who live there, including mountain lions, African lions, tigers, black and spotted leopards, llamas, bobcats, ring-tail lemurs, and a coati.[2]