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Two Argentina lion siblings will finally be reunited at The Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota!

By | November 13, 2018 at 2:29 pm | No comments

Many times we’re asked, “Well, if zoos and circuses shut down, where will the animals go?” What’s happening in Argentina is an example. As their zoos change from exhibiting wild animals to instead becoming more compassionate eco-parks, it’s meant many of their big...

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The Lions are Home

By | September 30, 2018 at 9:45 am | No comments

Exhale! Finally, I can breathe a sigh of relief.  Kimba, Sofia, Gino, Salteña and Chupino arrived safely. After a day of loading, a 9-hour flight from Argentina to Miami and a 38-hour drive, the anticipation was making our hearts skip a beat.  Our primary concern was...

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Double Your Donation Today- Help bring the lions home!

By | June 29, 2018 at 2:38 pm | No comments

YOU DID IT!! You are ALL so amazing This was the biggest match opportunity in The Wildcat Sanctuary's history....and you met it in a month - 2 weeks before the deadline! You're helping build a whole new area of the sanctuary that will be home to many big cats now - and in...

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Creating WILD SPACES for rescued bobcats!

By | February 25, 2018 at 10:46 am | No comments

Help us renovate Wildcat Pines - our bobcat area at The Wildcat Sanctuary! We have big plans for our rescued bobcats and you can be a part of this special project! Wildcat Pines was the first area built when we moved to the site in 2006.  It currently utilizes...

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

By | October 4, 2017 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...

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Special needs tiger Daisy welcomed by The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | May 30, 2017 at 8:18 am | No comments

Look at this face!  This is 2 1/2 year old tiger Daisy, the day we met her. You'd never know from this picture, but Daisy has a neurological disorder.  She is ataxic, has an uneven gait, trouble with her balance, stumbles, and has stunted growth. Daisy takes a little...

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Exotic animals needlessly and tragically killed at Colorado facility

By | April 26, 2017 at 11:51 am | No comments

May 5, 2017 Update YOUR VOICES HAVE BEEN HEARD!! Steve Oberholtzer (Special Agent in Charge for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in Colorado) contacted us personally. He told me his special agents are investigating this incident and will document whether unlawful acts...

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Cub Petting – the sad reality behind this industry

By | April 24, 2017 at 5:17 pm | No comments

Cub petting is the practice of using baby animals, like tigers, as photo props for paying customers. These operations are deceptive because they prey on people’s affection toward baby animals, and exploit the desire to hold or care for them. This masks a secretive dark side,...

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Tigress Pandora has surgery at the University of Minnesota

By | March 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm | No comments

It’s not every day the vet staff of the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center welcomes a 300-pound tiger as a patient. But today’s an important day for tigress Pandora!     Pandora's story This 13-year-old Bengal tiger was recently rescued...

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Help us name the new bobcat boys!

By | March 14, 2017 at 7:00 am | No comments

Double the rescue – not one, but two bobcats receive a new home at The Wildcat Sanctuary! They came from two different worlds, but already have a lot in common, including needing names. Submit your name suggestions HERE! Baby bobcat scorched in barn fire! A call came in...

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