Behind the scenes – 3 tiger brothers move to new huge habitat!

Can you imagine the joy of finally living ‘wild at heart’ in a huge habitat, instead of a small cage where you spent the first six years of your life? Today, you don’t have to imagine. You can watch the first moments brothers Dimitri, Griffen and Zeke spent checking out their new home, as well … Read more

What this BLIND bengal cat can do is simply amazing!

As far as phone calls go, this one didn’t seem all that strange. Another rescue group had been contacted by a private owner. He was having trouble with his Bengal cat not using the litter box consistently. We get these calls all the time since it’s such a common complaint about hybrid wild cats. He … Read more

If tigers are endangered, why are you neutering tigers you rescue?

This is a question we’re often asked when people find out our rescued tigers are neutered or spayed. The misconception is, if tigers are endangered in the wild, shouldn’t you allow captive tigers to breed? Four reasons accredited sanctuaries don’t breed captive tigers: 1. Tigers in the US in captivity have been overbred, inbred, and … Read more

Evolution of The Wildcat Sanctuary – how the sanctuary began

“If I only make a fraction of the impact that Sampson and the other cats have made on me, then I am very blessed.” Days like this are when I realize how fast time flies and how special each moment is.  Today, I’m spending a few of the last days with Sampson, the caracal.  At … Read more

Ligers – what’s the reality for these big cat hybrids?

We’re seeing more and more instances of ligers being intentionally bred by those who want to exploit wild animals for profit. So, what exactly is a liger? A cross between a female tiger and a male lion, ligers can grow to be around 900 pounds.  Contrast this to a lion weighing about 450 pounds and … Read more

The day a white tiger and black leopard became friends at The Wildcat Sanctuary!

Who would’ve thought Shazam, a black leopard who lost his best friend, black jaguar Diablo Guapo, would find a new friend in a white tigress named Nikita?  They’re not only different species but different colors! At The Wildcat Sanctuary, we spend a great deal of time assessing personalities of the cats we rescue. For some, they … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

In the heart of a rescue at The Wildcat Sanctuary

A life on display I received a call from a caretaker of a small event center in California.  She explained that servals, caracals, a lynx and tigers were on display at a mansion.  The mansion was used for weddings, events, retreats, tours and even yoga classes.  The cats were all 4-paw declawed, in very small … Read more

How do you know when a rescued wild cat is happy?

Most think, if you provide a rescued wild cat with good nutrition, an optimal natural environment, enrichment to challenge his or her senses, and quality veterinary care, they should be happy – right? But, what happens if that’s not always the case? That’s why behavioral monitoring of our cats is a high priority. Just as … Read more

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