Browsing Tag big cat

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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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

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...

Posted in: TWS in the News

The Dodo quotes The Wildcat Sanctuary about Compassion Fatigue Syndrome

By | August 29, 2016 at 8:17 am | No comments

Loving Animals So Much It Hurts Is An Actual Condition Aug. 25, 2016 As director of one of the country's oldest, busiest animal shelters, Alyssa Krieger has seen staff and volunteers come and go— many of them just months after they started at MSPCA-Angell...

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T.E.A.M. – Treating The Entire Animal at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | July 19, 2016 at 6:52 pm | No comments

It can be easy to think that, with just a little TLC, you can turn around the life of a rescued resident.  In the best case scenarios, that can happen.  But, more often than not, the cats that come to the Sanctuary have extreme medical conditions, unknown history and,...

Posted in: Animal Care, Blog, Home Feature Below Right

Bob Barker’s $50,000 Match Challenge to benefit Wildcat Sanctuary!

By | June 22, 2016 at 8:10 am | No comments

BREAKING NEWS! The Wildcat Sanctuary just received a generous $50,000 challenge grant from legendary Bob Barker and the DJ&T Foundation. This means every dollar received by August 31 (up to $50,000) will be matched! Since we need to raise over $100,000 to build an...

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Big cats visit the dentist at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | May 7, 2016 at 1:58 pm | No comments

Open up and say ahhhh! Does your dentist work on the weekend? Luckily for many big cats, the dental professionals from the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation do. In fact, they travel around the world all year long assuring exotic animals in need receive...

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