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Rescued Wildcats Form An Inseparable Bond

By | June 19, 2016 at 9:03 pm | No comments

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxMOSs3Mft4[/embed] In the woods of Minnesota, lies a beautiful sanctuary where rescued wildcats go to live happy, carefree lives. This beautiful story is about The Wildcat Sanctuary and an unbelievable friendship that formed...

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Tiger Torn From Mom Gets Paraded Around At Football Games

By | June 17, 2016 at 10:19 am | No comments

For 45 years, Massillon Washington High School has been parading baby tigers onto its field during football games, replacing each animal as soon as they grow too big. Lilly was one of those tigers. Lilly at Massillon Washington High School. PHOTO SOURCE...

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Minnesota’s shameful secret: Exotic animals kept captive as pets and for exhibits

By | June 4, 2016 at 1:38 pm | No comments

There are an estimated 1,000 big cats living in captivity in Minnesota, animals that will never live in the wild. The Wildcat Sanctuary Mayfield, New York resident Steve Salton's weakness for very large cats dates back years. It started in 2005...

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Lions, Tigers & Beers for The Wildcat Sanctuary – oh my!

By | June 3, 2016 at 3:01 pm | No comments

WHEN: Friday, June 10, 2016 WHERE: Northdown Taproom Chicago, Illinois DETAILS HERE! Have you heard the buzz about Lions, Tigers and Beers? Be sure you follow the fun on Facebook HERE! It started as an idea by some Chicago fans a few years ago.  Loving wild cats and...

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Big cats, clean teeth thanks to veterinary anesthesiologists

By | June 2, 2016 at 3:53 pm | No comments

Photo by Tammy Thies Just like people, big cats need to maintain teeth health too. But keeping their teeth healthy is easier said than done. To ensure that dentists can safely clean and fix the animal’s teeth, an experienced anesthesiology team is...

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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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