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Lilly, the case of the disappearing tiger cub mascot

By | May 4, 2016 at 3:42 pm | No comments

“Obie.”  It’s a strange name for a tiger, isn’t it? But, it comes with a lot of meaning behind it. For over 45 years, Massillon Ohio’s high school has had a tiger cub bred specifically to parade around for a few months as a  live tiger mascot for their football...

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Scared Cougar Cubs Had No One — So They Made Their Own Family

By | April 30, 2016 at 10:40 pm | No comments

Four cougar kittens who lost everything — including their mothers and their freedom to roam in the wild — are now recovering from their various traumas, together, as a solid family unit. Snow and Storm were the first two cougar kittens to arrive at Minnesota's Wildcat...

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Do big cats roar or purr – or both?

By | April 16, 2016 at 7:13 pm | No comments

We're asked this question all the time!  Here's the facts according to the National Wildlife Federation: "Contented lions might purr if they could, but they can't. Only the smaller cats- - not just house cats, but also bobcats, ocelots, lynxes, cougars* and others- - have...

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Cougar Steps In To Guide His Best Friend When She Goes Blind

By | April 14, 2016 at 5:29 pm | No comments

Liberty, a 14-year-old cougar who lives at the Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota, has lost the majority of her eyesight — but she has one constant in her life to keep her company. His name is Raja. Raja, along with another cougar named Tasha, came to the sanctuary in...

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How do you help unrelated, orphaned cougar kittens form a family unit?

By | April 1, 2016 at 3:56 pm | No comments

Imagine the terror of watching your mother die, then you being darted, tranquilized, captured, put in a holding cell and later transported by plane to a strange place. The trauma of what these four orphaned cougar kittens endured before arriving at The Wildcat Sanctuary would...

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Sylvester the lion’s escape – what his story illustrates

By | March 30, 2016 at 12:06 pm | No comments

Does an African wild lion named Sylvester owe his life being spared to Facebook and, in some small way, to a sanctuary in the middle of Minnesota? We’ve seen the power of social media in so many areas of unrest around the world. For The Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota,...

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Unlikely friendship forms between animals at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | March 23, 2016 at 4:20 pm | No comments

WATCH NEWS VIDEO REPORT HERE SANDSTONE, Minn. - An unexpected bond has formed between two animals at the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone. A friendship is blossoming between Shazam, a black leopard whose jaguar friend died last year and Nikita, a white tiger. Nikita...

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Breaking up is hard to do….or is it?

By | March 21, 2016 at 11:17 am | No comments

We really cherish our Facebook family, we really do!  We’ve all gotten to know each other so well the past few years, haven’t we? We start the days together, and we end them together. That’s why it hurts to hear so many asking, “Where have you gone? Why have you...

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Lynx Kept As A Pet For 13 Years Walks Outside For The First Time

By | March 15, 2016 at 9:10 pm | No comments

Coverage of Cleo the lynx' rescue by The Dodo By Zainab Akande    Mar. 15, 2016 Before arriving at Minnesota's Wildcat Sanctuary, Cleo, a Canada lynx, had never been outside. For 13 years, she was kept as an indoor pet, so she had no idea what it was like to...

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The day a white tiger and black leopard became friends at The Wildcat Sanctuary!

By | March 14, 2016 at 3:20 pm | No comments

Who would've thought Shazam, a black leopard who lost his best friend, black jaguar Diablo Guapo, would find a new friend in a white tigress named Nikita?  They're not only different species but different colors! Well, we did!  And a miracle match is always a happy story...

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