What is CITES and why should animal lovers care?

What does CITES stand for? CITES is a global treaty regulating international trade of threatened and endangered species of wildlife and plants. CITES stands for The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not … Read more

Rescued Wildcats Form An Inseparable Bond

In the woods of Minnesota, lies a beautiful sanctuary where rescued wildcats go to live happy, carefree lives. This beautiful story is about The Wildcat Sanctuary and an unbelievable friendship that formed there. At less than a year old, Morgan the bobcat was found in a room at the Ritz Carlton hotel in California. Yes, … Read more

Cougar Steps In To Guide His Best Friend When She Goes Blind

Liberty, a 14-year-old cougar who lives at the Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota, has lost the majority of her eyesight — but she has one constant in her life to keep her company. His name is Raja. Raja, along with another cougar named Tasha, came to the sanctuary in 2007 — they had both been kept as house … Read more

How do you help unrelated, orphaned cougar kittens form a family unit?

Imagine the terror of watching your mother die, then you being darted, tranquilized, captured, put in a holding cell and later transported by plane to a strange place. The trauma of what these four orphaned cougar kittens endured before arriving at The Wildcat Sanctuary would break anyone’s heart. Though they were orphaned under  tragic circumstances … Read more

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

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 assessing personalities of the cats we rescue. For some, they … Read more

If you could send one email to save a big cat today, would you?

You love wild cats, right? What’s the single most important thing you can do to save them right now? Contact your Senator HERE and tell them “Support S.2541.” Contact your Representative in the House HERE and tell them “Support H.R. 3546.” If you have time, include the facts below with your message, too. With just TWO … Read more

The Wildcat Sanctuary speaks out against barbaric practice of breeding white tigers

PHOTO: Zoos often “trick” people into thinking white tigers need conservation however white tigers are purposely inbred by zoos as tourist attractions. (Reuters: Mariana Bazo) The facts on white tigers: Inbreeding ‘for beauty and tourism dollars’ By Paige Cockburn Updated 18 Feb 2016, 7:47pm White tigers, while incredibly beautiful and popular, are clouded with controversy … Read more

If white tigers are rare, why are there so many at The Wildcat Sanctuary?

“Step right up and come see the rare, endangered Royal White Bengal tiger!” If you’ve been to a fair or local festival, chances are you’ve probably seen or heard this from exhibitors. Whether they’re baby white tiger cubs for you to hold and play with. Whether they’re full-grown tigers they offer you the opportunity to … Read more

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