Griffen’s a male Bengal tiger who arrived at the sanctuary in 2016. He was six years old at the time and part of the largest national rescue of big cats to date here in the United States.  dsc_0311_lr

Griffen and his two brothers came from a notorious speed breeding, pay-to-play facility in Colorado. When they were cubs, the general public could play with them and take photos with them – for a price.

When an agreement was reached for the facility to close, nearly 100 wild animals needed a home. The Wildcat Sanctuary agreed to offer a home to four of those tigers. We’d been told Griffen and his two brothers had lived together. But the cages at that facility were barren and small.

Life at The Wildcat Sanctuary

What an amazing difference for the ‘Tiger Trio’ (as they were soon nicknamed) when they stepped out of their transport trailer into a huge, free-roaming habitat with so much to enjoy here at the sanctuary!

The brothers are easy going, social and very playful with each other. They’re constantly checking out what’s going on and what’s new at the sanctuary. Nothing gets past them, they’re such busy-bodies!


Griffen enjoys his splashing pool so much that you’ll find him on the low platform lounging next to the pool quite often, too!

Griffen’s definitely the most laid back of the three. While brothers Dimitri and Zeke are playing, Griffen tends to regally watch from a high perch, as if he’s far too superior for that.  But he’s a character, too!

We’re thrilled they’ll be able to live out their days with companionship, love, and something to look forward to each day – together.

How You Can Help

Our sponsor program is what makes top notch care possible for our residents. And Griffen would love to have you as a sponsor parent!  Or even a one-time donation toward his care would help so much, too.  Please click the buttons above if you’d like to help.




Read more about this historic rescue: Tigers rescued from cub petting