Unsponsored Animal of the Week
National Black Bear Day06/03/2023
Join our staff and interns at TCWR on June 4th to learn more about Black Bears! We will have a few programs scattered throughout the day and take a walk down the bear tunnel to see if you can spot a black bear.
Animal Sanctuary Day07/01/2023
TCWR is a true sanctuary that rescues abused and neglected big cats and bears. Come visit us on Animal Sanctuary Day to see why supporting true sanctuaries is so important.
International Tiger Day07/29/2023
Join Turpentine Creek staff and interns on July 29th to help raise awareness about the declining tiger population. A hundred years ago, 100,000 tigers roamed Asia. Today fewer than 4,000 remain in the wild. Come and take part in fun and educational activities to learn how you can help save tigers all across the world.
International Cat Day08/08/2023
Join Turpentine Creek staff and interns on August 8th at Turpentine Creek to learn more about the animals that call Turpentine Creek home!
Fun Fact #1
A tiger stripes are a unique pattern, just like human fingerprints!
Fun Fact #2
Leopards vocalize through a sound called sawing, it is called this because it sounds like someone sawing wood back and forth.
Fun Fact #3
Lions live in prides of 3-30 lions.
Fun Fact #4
Black Bears come in many different colors: white, cinnamon, brown, and black!
Fun Fact #5
Servals can be 23-36 inches in length!
Fun Fact #6
Bobcats can jump 10 feet onto prey to deliver fatal blows to the neck.
Fun Fact #7
Turpentine has a mission to provide a lifetime refuge for abused and neglected Big Cats with emphasis on tigers, lion, leopards, and cougars!
Fun Fact #8
Turpentine established a highly competitive intern program in 1996.
Fun Fact #9
Cougars an the animal with many names, about 50 of them!
Fun Fact #10
Ligers are larger than their parents!
Fun Fact #11
Leopards can run up to 40 mph.
Fun Fact #12
A panther is not a true animal, it is a nickname of an animals, most of the time being black.
Fun Fact #13
Grizzly bears can weigh up to 1,000 pounds for a male and 750 for a female!
Fun Fact #14
Rambo is Turpentine's 1st Hyena!
Fun Fact #15
Willy is a 20 year old lion that loves leaf piles!
To provide lifetime refuge for abused and neglected “Big Cats” with emphasis on tigers, lions, leopards, and cougars. Through public education we work to end the Exotic Animal Trade, making sanctuaries like Turpentine Creek no longer necessary; together, we can preserve and protect these magnificent predators in the wild for our children’s future.