Browsing Tag big cat

Big Paws, Big Eyes, Huge Appetites, Enormous Personalities

By | March 5, 2018 at 3:44 pm | No comments

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...

Posted in: Animal Care

Rescued Tigers play in the 400-pound Tiger Bowl!

By | January 30, 2018 at 5:39 pm | No comments

Minnesota's hosting the 🏈 Super Bowl 🏈 this year. Our Vikings may not be in the lineup, but our tiger trio sure is! Dimitri, Zeke, and Griffen's caretakers set up the playing field, complete with referees and back-up players for our very own 400 POUND KITTEN...

Posted in: TWS in the News

2017 was a PAW-SOME year for the cats!

By | December 16, 2017 at 2:53 pm | No comments

From the Director, Tammy Thies: When I reflect on the year behind us, I continue to be overwhelmed and amazed by what is accomplished with a humble budget and small group of people - including YOU! Our animals are the luckiest in the world!  We never stop making...

Posted in: Blog

Order your 2018 Wildcat Sanctuary Cat Calendar now!

By | December 3, 2017 at 8:23 am | No comments

[caption id="attachment_19261" align="alignnone" width="343"] Tiger Griffen won as Calendar Cover Cat 2018[/caption] Order your 2018 Calendar TODAY! Our calendar is filled with some of our best photos of all your favorites, thanks to the talents of our staff and our...

Posted in: General

Won’t You Help Feed a Feline Today at The Wildcat Sanctuary?

By | October 4, 2017 at 8:51 pm | No comments

Feeding big cats is a big job.     Tonka the tiger is the largest cat at the Sanctuary.  He was a former exhibit cat living in a small, non-compliant enclosure prior to arriving at The Wildcat Sanctuary. Thanks to you, Tonka now has room to roam. His...

Posted in: Featured, Home Feature Below Right, Programs, TWS in the News

The Wildcat Sanctuary hosts the 2017 Big Cat Sanctuary Conference

By | September 18, 2017 at 4:09 pm | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary was honored to host the third Big Cat Sanctuary Conference. This is an annual gathering of reputable sanctuaries dedicated to ending the captive wildlife crisis. In early September 2017, 35 leaders from 16 U.S. sanctuaries and representatives from...

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AmeriCorp volunteers dig in for a month at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | August 21, 2017 at 9:54 am | No comments

Have you ever heard of the international Peace Corps? Did you know there's a similar program here in the United States called AmeriCorps? AmeriCorps team mission is strengthening communities and developing leaders through direct, team-based national and community...

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Amazing medical progress for tigers Daisy and Mohan!

By | July 10, 2017 at 6:12 pm | No comments

What a difference a couple of months can make for two very ill tigers! When we picked up Mohan, he had such difficulty walking. With degenerative joint disease of the knees due to untreated cranial cruciate ligament injuries and with nails grown so long they'd embedded in...

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Meet white tiger Mohan – walking was painful for him

By | May 31, 2017 at 7:00 am | No comments

If Jeremy and Simon are our active adolescents, Callie's socially silly, and Nikita's radiantly resilient, that must mean Mohan is magnificently majestic!! We just picked up this big beautiful boy who came with many unanswered questions.  One being his age.  We heard he was...

Posted in: Featured, Home Feature Below Left, TWS in the News

A bi-partisan issue we can all support – Big Cat Public Safety Act

By | May 22, 2017 at 2:17 pm | No comments

It's hard to believe states require dog licenses but, when it comes to dangerous exotic animals - well that's a whole other story! Here are the shocking facts, according to HSUS: 5 states have absolutely no laws addressing the private ownership of big cats - Wisconsin,...

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