Why The Wildcat Sanctuary can’t “set them free”

When we share a photo of one of our cats, one of the more frequent comments we receive is “set them free.”   And, oh, how we wish they could be set free. Of course, we realize that every wild cat would rather be free.  No matter how natural the habitat is we provide, it’s still captivity.  … Read more

The top 5 differences between jaguars and leopards

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 confusion, Shazam and … Read more

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

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 monitoring of our cats is a high priority. Just as … Read more

Cub Petting. Who pays the price?

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 posing for photos – for a fee. … Read more

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