Four Bengal tigers have a new home at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | November 14, 2016 at 8:00 am | No comments | TWS in the News | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

boysFour Bengal tigers are joining over 100 other wild cats at Minnesota’s only big cat sanctuary!

The four tigers, including a trio of three brothers and a single female, recently arrived after a long journey.  In all, over 100 animals are being rehomed to reputable sanctuaries across the country. Since many animals still need to be safely transported to their forever homes, details about the facility are not being released.

Director Tammy Thies says, “Unfortunately, multi-animal placements are becoming very common. We rarely hear about 1-2 tigers that need a home anymore.  It’s often dozens, or in this case over a hundred, that need to be rehomed to reputable sanctuaries. Without the help of the entire sanctuary community, this undertaking wouldn’t be possible.”

Griffen, Dimitri, Zeke and Pandora

The tiger trio, brothers Griffen, Dimitri and Zeke, live together and are very easy going.  The moment they stepped 3-boysout into their free-roaming habitat, they were so excited to play with their new toys, scratch their giant perches and swim in their pool.

Pandora, a very sweet 13-year-old female, lives in a separate habitat.  She was a little
more hesitant about her new surroundings since it’s so much larger and lush than anything she’s had before. We know she’ll settle in quickly, though.

Thies said, “We’re accepting donations to help offset the tiger_pandoracost of their care.  It costs roughly $10,000 a year to appropriately care for each tiger at the Sanctuary.  And with public support, we may be able to take in a few more tigers still in need of placement.”

Much-needed donations will be used to pay for neutering, intake exams, food, heating costs and other supplies for the tigers. With GIVE TO THE MAX DAY coming up this Thursday, on November 17th, donations can go twice as far with matches and incentive prizes that day, too!  It’s the purr-fect time to give.


Watch the moment these tigers arrived and how crazy they went, enjoying all this new world has to offer:

Please help provide a home to more cats in need by supporting THE WILDCAT SANCTUARY on GIVE TO THE MAX DAYDonors will be entered to win a special, one-of-a-kind tiger paw painting that day, too.


Donations matched up to $25,000





The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) is the only accredited, non-profit sanctuary in the Midwest.  TWS provides a natural sanctuary to wild cats in need and inspires change to end the captive wildlife crisis.  Combining natural and spacious habitats with a life free of exhibition, TWS allows all residents to live wild at heart. As a true sanctuary, we do not buy, breed, sell or exhibit animals. The Wildcat Sanctuary is accredited by the American Sanctuary Association and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.  More information can be found at


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