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Will Lions Roam The Wildcat Sanctuary in the Future?

By | February 16, 2017 at 11:19 am | No comments

Aslan’s pride arrived at the Sanctuary in 20o6 after the Catskill Game Farm closed its doors.  Our quiet sanctuary suddenly echoed with the most beautiful sound - the roar of the lion pride.  Though Aslan was the male of the lions here, Shanti Deva was always the leader,...

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Evolution of The Wildcat Sanctuary – how the sanctuary began

By | February 3, 2017 at 11:48 am | No comments

"If I only make a fraction of the impact that Sampson and the other cats have made on me, then I am very blessed." Days like this are when I realize how fast time flies and how special each moment is.  Today, I’m spending a few of the last days with Sampson, the caracal. ...

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Where will Ringling’s big cats go?

By | February 1, 2017 at 9:03 am | No comments

With Ringling's circus going out of business, the question so many are asking is "What will happen to all of them, will they have a home?" It's definitely the end of an era, but hopefully a new life for many of the animals. Ringling only owns about a third of the big cats in...

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Ligers – what’s the reality for these big cat hybrids?

By | January 31, 2017 at 12:51 pm | No comments

We're seeing more and more instances of ligers being intentionally bred by those who want to exploit wild animals for profit. So, what exactly is a liger? A cross between a female tiger and a male lion, ligers can grow to be around 900 pounds.  Contrast this to a lion...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary ROARS past GIVE TO THE MAX day goal!!

By | November 18, 2016 at 1:40 pm | No comments

YOU RAISED OVER $155,000! THANK YOU FOR BEING A HERO TO ANIMALS! What a whirlwind 24 hours. The day began with a goal of raising $125,000 for the cats - and you blew that away! And you blew us away! You never wavered in your support.  Even when the GiveMN.org website...

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Four Bengal tigers have a new home at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | November 14, 2016 at 8:00 am | No comments

Four Bengal tigers are joining over 100 other wild cats at Minnesota’s only big cat sanctuary! The four tigers, including a trio of three brothers and a single female, recently arrived after a long journey.  In all, over 100 animals are being rehomed to reputable...

Posted in: TWS in the News

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

By | October 21, 2016 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...

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Orphaned bobcat kittens create their own special family at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | October 11, 2016 at 8:14 am | No comments

Imagine you’re walking along a path outdoors, you see two little balls of fur on the dirt path in front of you. They’re meowing. Loudly. No mother is in sight. You’re worried for them and you don’t want to leave them in harm’s way. You scoop them up and bring them...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, Rescues

Newly rescued bobcat kitten is named Autumn

By | October 9, 2016 at 5:12 am | No comments

Surviving bobcat kitten given second chance after mom and sibling struck by car UPDATE 9-29-16 Thank you to the thousands of well-wishers who submitted name suggestions for this little girl.  It was hard to keep up with all the names and some of the great meanings behind...

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Minnesota cougar kittens featured on Animal Planet

By | August 29, 2016 at 8:43 am | No comments

  Photo: Wildcat Sanctuary, Facebook Two big cats from Minnesota got some screen time on Animal Planet. According to the Wildcat Sanctuary – a rescue facility northeast of Hinkley – the cougar kittens are named Snow and Storm. They’re originally from Washington...

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