Turpentine Creek Big Cat Rescue

Jill M. Rohrbach

How do you move five Big Cats from one trailer to another and then into larger enclosures? It was easier than I expected or so it seemed as I watched a video of four tigers and a ti-liger rescued from a Kansas farm by Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs. Well, easy unless one of them lies down and refuses to move.

Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/user/TurpentineCreek

Turpentine Creek is one of the very few USDA licensed facilities for large carnivores in the U.S. It rescues neglected or unwanted Big Cats and provides them with a safe home in a caring environment on a 450-acre ranch.

Each of these animals – lions, tigers, and even bears and more – has a unique story. The ones that I’ll never understand are those of people who brought a Big Cat into their home, and thought they could domesticate it. Turpentine to the rescue!

The wildlife refuge constantly builds new habitats and shelters for its growing population. It’s a fun place to visit, especially with kids.
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