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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...

Posted in: TWS in the News

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...

Posted in: TWS in the News

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...

Posted in: TWS in the News

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...

Posted in: Animal Care, Updates

Memorial Garden

By | March 26, 2011 at 11:14 pm | One comment

The Wildcat Sanctuary's Memorial Garden is a beautiful spot in the middle of the Sanctuary that allows staff, volunteers, and our generous donors to celebrate the lives of the animals that are no longer with us. We can gather here while watching Titan playing in Tiger Splash or...

Posted in: Home Feature Below Right, Programs

Big Cats get a Big Help from Northlanders

By | March 26, 2011 at 5:03 pm | No comments

Fox 21 News DULUTH - Northlanders come together tonight for the annual Whiskers and Waves Gala at the Greysolon Ballroom. Proceeds from Saturday night’s wine and beer tasting go to the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, Minn. The sanctuary is building a new free-roaming...

Posted in: TWS in the News

Fatal Attractions Episode "Big Cats" featuring Titan and Lilly is Genesis Award Nominee

By | March 13, 2011 at 11:11 am | No comments

Every year, The Genesis Awards pays tribute to the major news and entertainment media for producing outstanding works that raise public awareness of animal issues. The 25th Anniversary Genesis Awards will be Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los...

Posted in: News

Double Your Donations with the Match Program

By | February 28, 2011 at 4:19 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_442" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Lilly lounging on her perch"][/caption] Greetings from The Wildcat Sanctuary, it's me Lilly your Ambassador cat.  I'm here with some great news about your donations.  Our Miracle Match program will kick off...

Posted in: Updates

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