Nigel, the caracal, reunites with brother Ivan at the Rainbow Bridge

By | May 14, 2015 at 8:17 pm | No comments

If love could keep an animal alive, Nigel would still be with us today. Nigel and his brother Ivan, arrived at The Wildcat Sanctuary just this past year.  Never did we think we’d have to say good-bye so soon. Ivan left us within days of coming to The Wildcat Sanctuary,...

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White tiger cubs celebrate a WILD first birthday party!

By | May 13, 2015 at 6:49 pm | No comments

There’s been a lot of excitement building at Minnesota’s The Wildcat Sanctuary.  White tiger cubs Jeremy and Simon have been growing quickly since their rescue last year.  On Thursday, May 14th, the brothers celebrate their very first birthday – in a big tiger...

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Petting a lion or tiger – would you do it?

By | May 5, 2015 at 8:45 pm | No comments

[embed][/embed] As an animal lover, if someone were to make you this offer, would you accept?  You can pet, play with and bottle feed this cub and we’ll take a picture of you so you can share it with your friends – BUT, it means one of the...

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Thailand’s Tiger Temple – is it any different here in the United States?

By | April 26, 2015 at 6:24 pm | No comments

The international spotlight continues to shine on the other side of the globe at Thailand's Tiger Temple.  While authorities go back and forth, trying to decide what will be done with the 146 tigers being used as a tourist attraction there, it’s sparked outrage all over the...

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The top 5 differences between jaguars and leopards

By | April 20, 2015 at 10:45 pm | No comments

Having two big cats here at The Wildcat Sanctuary that are both black means people are always getting them confused.  Though one is a black leopard, Shazam, and one is a black jaguar, Diablo Guapo, it’s often hard for people to be able to tell them apart. And, to add to the...

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You helped us say “YES!” to these rescues

By | April 14, 2015 at 3:52 pm | No comments

Tonka, the tiger, was living in a small cage, unable to run.  His back end had atrophied.  Because of you, he now has a large, natural habitat where he can sprint and even stalk.  He climbs up and lounges in his cozy hammock.  And he's the biggest cat on the property, eating...

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Saying goodbye is never easy at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | April 8, 2015 at 6:20 pm | No comments

Losing a resident is the most difficult part of what we do. It's something that never gets easier, no matter how many times we go through it - even knowing we gave them the best years possible. I know you understand what we go through. You're there with us. Each of you care...

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Thank you for your support to our Miracle Match Program!

By | April 7, 2015 at 1:24 am | No comments

Thank YOU for your support of the Miracle Match Program - our biggest fundraiser of the year. Thanks to you and the generous donors who matched your donations, we raised over $170,000 which includes all program through March and April.  This will provide nearly 3 months of...

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Why The Wildcat Sanctuary can’t “set them free”

By | April 6, 2015 at 8:32 pm | No comments

When we share a photo of one of our cats, one of the more frequent comments we receive is “set them free.”   And, oh, how we wish we could. Of course, we realize that every wild cat would rather be free.  No matter how natural the habitat is we provide, it’s still...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary urges USDA ban on public contact with wild cats

By | April 1, 2015 at 5:19 pm | No comments

Copy of our letter to legislators and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack: "Since our sanctuary has been seriously impacted by the lack of a ban on public handling of big cats, we encourage the USDA to finalize this long overdue rule.  Public handling of big cats, bears, and...

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