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Why we are a “no contact” big cat sanctuary.

By | January 2, 2017 at 6:36 pm | No comments

We’re often asked if we pet or interact with our cats. And, if they were previously owned as pets, don’t they miss that interaction? The simple answer is no, we do not have free contact with big cats - for their protection and ours.  But the answer is more complicated...

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Help Keep A Wild One Warm This Winter

By | December 30, 2016 at 1:10 am | No comments

What's a rescued leopard supposed to do on a cold Minnesota winter day? Play on his indoor jungle gym, or curl up in a cozy hammock inside where it's toasty warm!  Even though our warm weather cats like leopard Shazam enjoy playing outdoors in the snow, we also think it's...

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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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The day a white tiger and black leopard became friends at The Wildcat Sanctuary!

By | March 14, 2016 at 3:20 pm | No comments

Who would've thought Shazam, a black leopard who lost his best friend, black jaguar Diablo Guapo, would find a new friend in a white tigress named Nikita?  They're not only different species but different colors! At The Wildcat Sanctuary, we spend a great deal of time...

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Wildcat Sanctuary’s busy building lots of new fun for their rescued cats to enjoy!

By | June 16, 2015 at 2:17 pm | No comments

“Summer time and the livin’s easy” – or at least that’s how the song goes.  If you’re one of our rescued cats, it’s very true! But, for staff, interns, volunteers, and contractors, these long summer days mean hours of hard work reconstructing, remodeling and...

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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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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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How do you know when a rescued wild cat is happy?

By | January 25, 2015 at 2:39 am | No comments

Most think, if you provide a rescued wild cat with good nutrition, an optimal natural environment, enrichment to challenge his or her senses, and quality veterinary care, they should be happy – right? But, what happens if that’s not always the case? That's why behavioral...

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One Green Planet features The Wildcat Sanctuary’s rescue of Shazam, the black leopard

By | November 15, 2014 at 11:18 pm | No comments

Shazam, the Stunning Black Leopard Finally Enjoys His Freedom at The Wildcat Sanctuary When the Catskill Game Farm closed its doors for business in 2006, it rang a number of alarm bells for animal welfare organizations across the U.S. The Game Farm had been in operation since...

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Officials moving animals out of Las Vegas zoo

By | September 26, 2013 at 3:42 pm | No comments

September 26, 2013 By ANNALISE PORTER and RICHARD LAKE LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Federal officials began removing animals from the Southern Nevada Zoological Park this week, but a sign on the front gate says the facility is closed to the public for upgrades. In the...

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