Turpentine Creek Education Resources

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Fun Fact #1

They can live to be up to 25 years old in captivity!

Fun Fact #2

A mom leopard can produce 1-3 cubs per litter!

Fun Fact #3

A lion cub will achieve hunting at the age of 2!

Fun Fact #4

From the tip of their nose to the tip of their tail, that is roughly 75 inches!

Fun Fact #5

A serval roughly weighs between 19 to 40 pounds!

Fun Fact #6

Bobcats may be small, but they can still take down a small deer!

Fun Fact #7

A lion's habitat in Africa ranges mostly in the grasslands.

Fun Fact #8

Brown bears tend to play fight to help establish the hierarchy among the young cubs.

Fun Fact #9

Coatis are very vocal and they will groom each other.

Fun Fact #10

A cougar cub's spots will start to fade at 6 months old and that is when they learn to hunt!

Fun Fact #11

We are a GFAS accredited Sanctuary which means we do not breed our animals together to create hybrids!

Fun Fact #12

A cub leopard will become independent at the ages of 13 to 18 months old.

Fun Fact #13

A Hyena's laugh can be heard up to 3 miles away and it is used in nervous excitement or to alert others of food.

Fun Fact #14

Bam-Bam gets a lot of food, but his favorite food has to be peanut butter! He enjoys getting peanut butter and honey sandwiches!

Fun Fact #15

In a litter of tigers, mom produces about 1-6 cubs, but there is mostly around 1-3 on average.

Fun Fact #16

A hyena weighs roughly 77 to 175 pounds!

Fun Fact #17

All white tigers have crossed eyes. Some may have severely crossed eyes while others do not have as bad.

Fun Fact #18

When a serval is ready to hunt, the mom typically drives them out, especially the males.

Our Mission

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.