2018 was a PAWsome year for the cats at The Wildcat Sanctuary

Looking back over the year, it’s amazing what our donors and supporters accomplished for so many! Habitats and Residents  7 lions, 2 servals, 1 bobcat, 1 Eurasian Lynx and 5 hybrids were welcomed to the Sanctuary.  The sanctuary completed our largest international rescue to date, coordinating with four separate zoos from Argentina. This took years

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

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

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Help Keep A Wild One Warm This Winter

What’s a rescued leopard supposed to do on a cold Minnesota winter day? Play on his indoor jungle gym, or curl up in a cozy hammock inside where it’s toasty warm!  Even though our warm weather cats like leopard Shazam enjoy playing outdoors in the snow, we also think it’s important to provide our cats

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The Lions are Home

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

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Give Monthly – Join Our Monthly Pride!

Join our Monthly Pride! 12 gifts in 12 months makes you a guardian to the cats!  Guardians are important to our residents.  In fact, you’re the backbone that sustains their safe home. The Monthly Pride is a group of dedicated supporters who make a monthly gift that provides a huge impact on the lives of

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Jungle Boogie – Welcome to the Jungle!

Jungle Boogie – Welcome to the Jungle Sunday, October 13, 2019 Minneapolis Marriott West:  9960 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis Minnesota 55426 Contact [email protected] with any question regarding you reservation. Welcome to the Jungle is a celebration of our 20 years of saving lives! It’s been a wild ride, one we couldn’t have done without YOU! Join

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For their future – join our Legacy Pride

BECOME A MEMBER OF OUR LEGACY PRIDE When tigress Daisy first arrived, her future was counted in only days. Barely able to walk or stand, we didn’t know if we could help her. But we had to try. Your ongoing support helped provide her specialty care and treatments for spinal meningitis and gave her a

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TWS’ Animal Enrichment Program

We use the term enrichment all the time in our newsletters and blogs and we thought, “Maybe our donors and supporters aren’t aware of what enrichment really means.”  So here it is, enrichment in a nutshell. What is enrichment? It’s an animal husbandry principle that can help improve the quality of life of captive animals.

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T.E.A.M. – Treating The Entire Animal at The Wildcat Sanctuary

It can be easy to think that, with just a little TLC, you can turn around the life of a rescued resident.  In the best case scenarios, that can happen.  But, more often than not, the cats that come to the Sanctuary have extreme medical conditions, unknown history and, understandably, behavioral issues or fear of

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Big Paws, Big Eyes, Huge Appetites, Enormous Personalities

Searching for the right internship At a very early age, from the first time I laid eyes on them, I felt an instant affinity towards big cats. I was intrigued. I was in love. What made them tick? Why were they so special, so intriguing, so magnificent? Their eyes, the way they move, their language,

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