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Minn. Wildcat Sanctuary Expands; Needs Donations

By | May 15, 2011 at 4:59 pm | No comments

by Dan Hanger & photojournalist Adam Jagunich, FOX 21 News SANDSTONE, Minn. -The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, Minn., needs help building a bigger habitat for newly rescued tigers. One-hundred twenty wildcats now call the sanctuary home, including six new tigers, which...

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Dentists give tiger 4 root canals

By | May 15, 2011 at 12:43 pm | No comments

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –- Dentists from across the country came to Minnesota Saturday to perform multiple root canals on a 15-year-old Bengal tiger named Titan. Titan’s four fangs, which are about as long as a human finger, needed root canals. While all 500 pounds of...

Posted in: TWS in the News

Open Up and Say Ahhhh… Tiger and cougar at The Wildcat Sanctuary received dental care

By | May 15, 2011 at 12:48 am | No comments

Try to imagine you're a Bengal tiger with a painful toothache. Now imagine you’re the dentist who needs to perform a root canal on the 500-pound animal. It is not unusual for large cats rescued by The Wildcat Sanctuary to have dental disease that impacts their quality of...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, News, Updates

Tiger and cougar at The Wildcat Sanctuary to receive dental care

By | May 9, 2011 at 1:24 pm | No comments

My, what big teeth you have... Tiger and cougar at The Wildcat Sanctuary to receive dental care See the WCCO News Coverage Try to imagine you're a Bengal tiger with a painful toothache. Now imagine you’re the dentist who needs to perform a root canal on the 500-pound...

Posted in: Animal Care, News, TWS in the News

Sounds of the Sanctuary – MN Public Radio

By | May 7, 2011 at 12:19 am | No comments

by Marc Sanchez, Minnesota Public Radio October 15, 2010 Sandstone, Minn. — When people think of all the animals that call Minnesota home - bears, deer, rabbits, loons - most tend to leave out the African cats. Lions, tigers, and leopards are a few of the breeds housed...

Posted in: TWS in the News, Wildcat News

Sanctuary Road Impassable

By | May 6, 2011 at 1:54 pm | No comments

Rural Road A Real 'Stick In The Mud' For Residents   by Tracee Tolentino & photojournalist Adam Jagunich, FOX 21 News SANDSTONE, Minn.- For the past five years, April showers have brought May flowers, but on a rural road in Sandstone, now all they bring are...

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Tiger expert Ron Tilson retires from Minnesota Zoo

By | April 22, 2011 at 5:39 pm | No comments

Ron Tilson grew up hunting and fishing in the Montana wilderness. "I thought if I could find a job being in the outdoors, that would be the way to go," Tilson said. He took that dream to an extreme. Tilson, the Minnesota Zoo's conservation director, will retire today...

Posted in: Wildcat News

Tractor the Bobcat Receives Hip Surgery

By | April 11, 2011 at 12:00 am | One comment

January 2010 http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/01/13/wildlife-sanctuary-bobcat-undergoes-hip-surgery/ LAKE ELMO, Minn. (WCCO) — Locked in a cage, a bobcat named Tractor growled while waiting to be anesthetized. “It’s hard to communicate to him that this is better...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary Participates in Food Study with Nature’s Variety

By | April 8, 2011 at 7:18 pm | No comments

Four of The Wildcat Sanctuary residents have been chosen to participate in a food study with Nature's Variety.  Safari and Sebastian, bengals, Diego a savannah and Gopher a Dachshund mix will receive Nature's Variety dry and raw Instinct varieties. This will be the second...

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Zeus Moves to Wild Woodlands!

By | March 31, 2011 at 2:26 am | No comments

Our first resident has moved into the new Wild Woodlands area and he is very glad to be there.  Zeus was moved down to his new 5600 square foot habitat complete with a brand new perch.  We even brought down his favorite kiddie pool so he wouldn't be lonely.  [caption...

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