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 cats have needed placement. You’ve already helped lions Salteña, Chupino. Kimba, Sofia
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 for the eldest lioness, Salteña. When the two semi-trucks pulled
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 natural enclosure provides tall grasses for stalking,
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 bit longer to do normal tiger
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, inherently dependent on animal cruelty for its very existence.
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 and transported cross-country by The Wildcat Sanctuary. She and three other tigers arrived from
Can you ever put a price on a life….on a moment…..on a new experience? Last year, you helped bring wild-born orphan kittens Snow, Storm, Aspen and Blaze home for the holidays. Though they came from two different areas, they’d each lost their mothers tragically. You helped them have a chance to heal emotionally and physically
What’s the ONE most important thing you can do to reduce the number of big cats in need of rescue? Submit your comments today to the USDA asking them to STOP allowing public contact with dangerous animals – cubs or adults. If we want to help end the non-stop breeding by exhibitors who use these animals for
The box read “Interstate Meat Dist., Inc.” This morning, I entered my office to find a large cardboard box with the words “Interstate Meat Dist., Inc.” on the side. It stopped me in my tracks. As I approached, a wave of emotion came over me. One so strong, it made my heart heavy, made it
The Wildcat Sanctuary’s Memorial Garden is a beautiful spot in the middle of the Sanctuary. It allows staff, volunteers, and our generous donors to celebrate the lives of the animals no longer physically with us. We can gather here while watching big cats splashing in their pools or cougars chasing each other in nearby habitats.