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The Wildcat Sanctuary celebrates Global Tiger Day

The Wildcat Sanctuary celebrates Global Tiger Day

By | July 28, 2014 at 3:45 pm | No comments

Global Tiger Day is celebrated worldwide as a way to recognize one of the world’s most popular species. Despite the tiger’s popularity, though, it’s now considered endangered.  Sadly, we've lost some tiger subspecies that have already become extinct. Habitat...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary encourages Gov. Cuomo’s signature on big cat legislation

The Wildcat Sanctuary encourages Gov. Cuomo’s signature on big cat legislation

By | July 21, 2014 at 10:09 pm | No comments

 A.9004-C/S.6903-C, a bill prohibiting public contact with Big Cats, has passed both Houses of New York's legislature and awaits action by Governor Cuomo.  The Wildcat Sanctuary joins IFAW, HSUS, Born Free USA, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Wildlife...

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Who pays the price?

Who pays the price?

By | May 29, 2014 at 1:55 am | No comments

A tiny, adorable, white tiger baby.  Who can resist?  Everyone wants this thrill of a lifetime; to hold one, to play with one, to bottle feed one, to take photos with one  – right? That’s exactly what exhibitors are counting on when they offer cubs for petting or...

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Awwwww, I want one!

Awwwww, I want one!

By | March 12, 2014 at 1:39 am | No comments

The phone rings, our heart sinks.  You know what the caller will probably be asking, “Can you take in this wild cat?” The story is often the same.  An owner who loved cats, who bought the wild cat as a cute and cuddly cub.  Who was told by the breeder that, if...

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Sponsor a Wild One

Sponsor a Wild One

By | March 3, 2014 at 8:20 pm | 13 comments

“If I were to come back as a tiger, I would want to live out my days at The Wildcat Sanctuary.” Dr. Ronald Tilson - Senior Conservation Advisor and World-Renowned Tiger Expert/Researcher   Our SPONSOR-A-WILD-ONE program let's you feel a special connection to our...

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The Mirale Match – A victory for the cats!

The Mirale Match – A victory for the cats!

By | February 12, 2014 at 4:25 am | No comments

All of you came together for two important months and made the Miracle Match program a victory for the cats! Generous donors donated $40,000 in matching funds. Guess what? You blew that away!! During March and April, you raised over $240,000 for the cats, their daily care, our...

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

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

By | December 3, 2013 at 8:51 pm | No comments

Feeding big cats is a big job. African lion Aslan and his pride arrived in 2006 after a closure of a large game park in New York. While off exhibit, they were confined to indoor horse stalls with little room to move around. Their fate was to be auctioned off to the highest...

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You made Give to the Max Day a wild success!

You made Give to the Max Day a wild success!

By | November 14, 2013 at 4:36 pm | No comments

Amazing!  Your generosity raised over $58,000 for the cats in one day.  Thank you. We cannot express our gratitude enough for each of you that supported TWS yesterday! I was watching Carlo, the cougar, having so much fun playing with his ball and how his life at TWS mainly...

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Tiger, lion and domestic cat genes not so different

By | September 19, 2013 at 4:14 pm | No comments

By Tina Hesman Saey Web edition: September 18, 2013 HwaRang, a white Bengal tiger that lives at the Everland Zoo in South Korea, is one of five big cats that donated DNA for a genome sequencing project. Tigers and their relatives have hit on the right...

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Genomes of big cats revealed

Genomes of big cats revealed

By | September 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm | No comments

By Helen Briggs BBC News International scientists have mapped the genomes of the tiger, lion and snow leopard, in conservation efforts to protect endangered species. The research give clues to how big cats evolved to become top predators with superior muscle strength and a...

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