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

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Do big cats roar or purr – or both?

We’re asked this question all the time!  Here’s the facts according to the National Wildlife Federation: “Contented lions might purr if they could, but they can’t. Only the smaller cats- – not just house cats, but also bobcats, ocelots, lynxes, cougars* and others- – have what it takes to purr. The relevant apparatus is a

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“But Mama, where did the tiger cub go?”

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

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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,

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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

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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

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Unlikely friendship forms between animals at The Wildcat Sanctuary

WATCH NEWS VIDEO REPORT HERE SANDSTONE, Minn. – An unexpected bond has formed between two animals at the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone. A friendship is blossoming between Shazam, a black leopard whose jaguar friend died last year and Nikita, a white tiger. Nikita was rescued from one of the most notorious criminals and abusers. Who

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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

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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

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