ShyBear is a female Bengal cat who arrived at The Wildcat Sanctuary in 2007 when she was three years old. She was surrendered to us because she never came out from under the bed at her former owner’s house.

Life at the Sanctuary


ShyBear used to live up to her name. She used to be very shy of people she didn’t know.

Now, she likes to be in the center of meetings, demands attention from the staff and interns, and loves to nap in her cat condo.

We’re so proud of this little lady who’s come such a long way.

Learn more about hybrids and why we do NOT support breeding them.

How You Can Help

Caring for a wild cat for life – even a small hybrid like ShyBear – can be quite expensive. Hybrids usually come to us with special needs, genetic and/or medical issues due to their breeding.

Our sponsorship program helps support the cats’ care costs and allows you to form a special bond with them. Would you consider becoming ShyBear’s sponsor parent?

Or even a one time donation toward her care would be so appreciated. It’s easy to do using the buttons at the top of this page.

Thank you for caring about the little wild ones, too!