Browsing Tag tiger

If tigers are endangered, why are you neutering tigers you rescue?

By | April 1, 2017 at 7:00 am | No comments

This is a question we're often asked when people find out our rescued tigers are neutered or spayed. The misconception is, if tigers are endangered in the wild, shouldn't you allow captive tigers to breed? Four reasons accredited sanctuaries don't breed captive tigers: 1....

Posted in: Blog, General

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. ...

Posted in: General

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...

Posted in: Blog

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...

Posted in: General

Pandora – one very special cat from one of the biggest rescues in history

By | November 16, 2016 at 11:12 am | No comments

Help us provide her future The Wildcat Sanctuary recently participated in what’s being called “the largest rescue of big cats in U.S. history.”  With over 110 big cats in need of homes, the numbers could feel overwhelming.  We’re forever grateful for the organizations...

Posted in: Blog, Home Feature Below Right

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...

Posted in: Home Feature Below Right, Programs, TWS in the News

2017 Wildcat Sanctuary calendars are available now!

By | October 20, 2016 at 8:41 am | No comments

                Guess who our cover cat is this year?  It's Shanti Deva!!!  Wouldn't you love to have this gorgeous lioness staring at you, inspiring you every day of the year?  Or how about Shadow, our black...

Posted in: Home Feature Below Left, TWS in the News

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...

Posted in: General, Home Feature Below Right

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! Well, we did!  And a miracle match is always a happy story...

Posted in: General

© 2017 The Wildcat Sanctuary. All rights reserved. Nonprofit Web Maintenance by Byte Technology.