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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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Unlikely friendship forms between animals at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | March 23, 2016 at 4:20 pm | No comments

WATCH NEWS VIDEO REPORT HERE SANDSTONE, Minn. - An unexpected bond has formed between two animals at the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone. A friendship is blossoming between Shazam, a black leopard whose jaguar friend died last year and Nikita, a white tiger. Nikita...

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Give monthly by joining our Monthly Pride!

By | March 15, 2016 at 10:54 pm | No comments

Give Monthly HERE! Join our Monthly Pride! 12 gifts in 12 months makes you a guardian to the cats!  Guardians are important to our residents.  In fact, you are the backbone that sustains their safe home. The Monthly Pride is a group of dedicated supporters who make a...

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Lynx Kept As A Pet For 13 Years Walks Outside For The First Time

By | March 15, 2016 at 9:10 pm | No comments

Coverage of Cleo the lynx' rescue by The Dodo By Zainab Akande    Mar. 15, 2016 Before arriving at Minnesota's Wildcat Sanctuary, Cleo, a Canada lynx, had never been outside. For 13 years, she was kept as an indoor pet, so she had no idea what it was like to...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary speaks out against barbaric practice of breeding white tigers

By | March 13, 2016 at 3:21 pm | No comments

PHOTO: Zoos often "trick" people into thinking white tigers need conservation however white tigers are purposely inbred by zoos as tourist attractions. (Reuters: Mariana Bazo) The facts on white tigers: Inbreeding 'for beauty and tourism dollars' By Paige Cockburn Updated...

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Help Keep A Wild One warm this winter

By | December 16, 2015 at 1:10 am | No comments

What's a rescued African Serval supposed to do on a cold Minnesota winter day? Cuddle with a friend in a warm and cozy hammock! That is, if you're O’Malley and live at the Wildcat Sanctuary. Your support brings happiness to O’Malley every day now that he's at his...

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2016 Wildcat Sanctuary calendars are available now!

By | December 14, 2015 at 8:41 am | No comments

Guess who our cover cat is this year?  It's Tonka!!!   Wouldn't you love to have this gorgeous tiger staring at you, inspiring you every day of the year?  Or how about Shazam, our black leopard, or Guapo, our jaguar, or many others you love! Our calendar is chock full of...

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VIDEO – Behind the scenes of the NY big cats coming home!

By | November 16, 2015 at 12:06 pm | No comments

Do you know what it REALLY takes to save big cats? As part of our feline family, we want to share with you the work that went into bringing Caesar, Logan, Callie and Shadow home to The Wildcat Sanctuary. It was a very emotional, cross-country trip for both the cats and...

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Won’t You Help Feed a Feline Today at The Wildcat Sanctuary?

By | November 14, 2015 at 8:51 pm | No comments

Feeding big cats is a big job. Tonka the tiger is the largest cat at the Sanctuary.  He was a former exhibit cat living in a small, non-compliant enclosure prior to arriving at The Wildcat Sanctuary. Thanks to you, Tonka now has room to roam. His natural enclosure...

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4 New York Wildcats Relocated To Minnesota Sanctuary

By | October 23, 2015 at 4:26 pm | No comments

VIDEO REPORT HERE MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Some exotic animals have found a new home in Minnesota. Four wildcats were relocated after being surrendered by their owner. “They deserve compassion and dignity,” Wildcat Sanctuary executive directory Tammy Thies said....

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