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The Wildcat Sanctuary celebrates Global Tiger Day

The Wildcat Sanctuary celebrates Global Tiger Day

By | July 28, 2014 at 3:45 pm | No comments

Global Tiger Day is celebrated worldwide as a way to recognize one of the world’s most popular species. Despite the tiger’s popularity, though, it’s now considered endangered.  Sadly, we've lost some tiger subspecies that have already become extinct. Habitat...

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When do you know if it’s time to let go?  Aslan, the king of our sanctuary

When do you know if it’s time to let go? Aslan, the king of our sanctuary

By | July 16, 2014 at 7:20 pm | No comments

Aslan the male lion has always been strong and impressive. This past winter, Asha, a mate of Aslan, successfully went through emergency surgery. But, we never expected we would be facing a similar fate with Aslan so soon. It has been a long month for both Aslan and his team of...

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July 26, 2014 POSTPONED – Grrrl Band Benefit & Buffet at Clyde Ironworks – Duluth, MN

By | June 15, 2014 at 3:29 pm | No comments

POSTPONEMENT Circumstances have necessitated the postponement of The Wildcat Sanctuary event "Grrrowl with the Grrrls" that was set for Saturday, July 26th, 2014 at The Clyde Ironworks in Duluth. Look for this event in the Spring of 2015!!  Refunds will be made within the...

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Who pays the price?

Who pays the price?

By | May 29, 2014 at 1:55 am | No comments

A tiny, adorable, white tiger baby.  Who can resist?  Everyone wants this thrill of a lifetime; to hold one, to play with one, to bottle feed one, to take photos with one  – right? That’s exactly what exhibitors are counting on when they offer cubs for petting or...

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How Facebook changes the world for these rescued wild cats

How Facebook changes the world for these rescued wild cats

By | May 28, 2014 at 5:30 pm | No comments

Tigers splashing in pools... Lions and mountain lions surveying their kingdom from lofty heights... Bobcats and servals curled up in hammocks enjoying the breezes... A jaguar and leopard stalking each other as they play hide and seek in the tall grass... Lynx...

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Scarlet the clouded leopard recovers from surgery

By | May 23, 2014 at 1:22 am | No comments

Emergency surgery was performed on Scarlet the clouded leopard today after a medical exam confirmed pyometra. Pyometra is an infection of the uterus that occurs because of hormonal changes in a cat’s reproductive tract. Scarlet is not spayed unlike the majority of our...

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Mia the cougar meets Max at the Rainbow Bridge

By | May 6, 2014 at 9:00 am | No comments

Mia – May 2014 As caregivers, the most we can ever ask for is that our animal friends live long and happy lives, and when it is their time to leave, that they pass on as peacefully as possible.  This is what we had with Mia the cougar. Mia lived a long 17 years and...

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A letter from the Chair of The Wildcat Sanctuary Board of Directors – Accord with AG ensures future of 100+ animals

By | April 22, 2014 at 5:27 pm | No comments

A letter from the Chair of The Wildcat Sanctuary Board of Directors: You may have seen recent news reports about an investigation into The Wildcat Sanctuary by the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. While we’ve tried to keep you as informed as we could in the past few...

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Half a million voices strong for wild cats

Half a million voices strong for wild cats

By | April 10, 2014 at 10:45 pm | No comments

Everyone loves wild cats, right?  Or, at least, that’s what we thought when we developed our Facebook page years ago.  But, for so long, our Facebook family just didn’t seem to be growing.  We crept along, gaining fans here and there, until we slowly reached about 20,000...

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At TWS, every life is special – no matter how big or small

By | March 26, 2014 at 11:51 pm | No comments

Even though The Wildcat Sanctuary is home to big cats, over the years, we've helped several stray cats as well. It's ranged from donors contacting us about stray cats, to neighbors calling finding kittens in culverts.  But what's very interesting is that there are also stray...

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