Sabrina the tiger, moves to her new home

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Sabrina in her new enclosure

Sabrina in her new enclosure

Sabrina, The Wildcat Sanctuary’s bengal/sumatran tiger has moved to her new 5,000 square foot habitat.  Sabrina came to The Wildcat Sanctuary about two months ago after her owner passed away.  Sabrina and her two sons were found after 10 days in the Texas heat with no food or water.  Due to thier tenacious will to live and a bit of luck the three tigers survived.

After arriving at The Wildcat Sanctuary, Sabrina was placed in our quarantine area.  Here, we were able to keep a closer eye on her and monitor her health and weight.  After two months of heavy feeding Sabrina gained enough healthy weight and has outgrown her quarantine enclosure.  We had to do a bit of a kitty-cat shuffle but we made room for her in our Cougar Cove area. 

Sunday, August 15th was decided to be move day.  Three of our veterinarians and one veterinary technician drove up to the sanctuary to help out.  Unfortunately, due to Sabrina’s emotional status we were not able to just crate her like we do with all of our other residents; she had to be anesthetized.  Everything went smoothly and she was moved into her new enclosure which is kitty-corner from Titan and Lilly, two bengal tigers and next to Tasha, a cougar.  We are hopeful that with the new, larger space and the view of Titan and Lilly, Sabrina will finally be able to relax and know she is home and safe. 

It will likely take Sabrina some time to adjust to her new surroundings, and probably some of the cougars like Cody will need some time to adjust to her as well.  We will keep you updated on her progress and hopefully be able to get some more photos of the shy girl sometime soon.  Thank you for all of your compassion towards Sabrina and all of the residents at The Wildcat Sanctuary.

Cody watching Sabrina in her new enclosure

Cody watching Sabrina in her new enclosure

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