Unsponsored Animal of the Week
World Animal Day10/04/2023
Join us at TCWR to learn more about the animals that call us home!
National Black Cat Day10/27/2023
Black cats, domestic and wild, are commonly thought to be bad luck or bad omens. Here at TCWR we are home to one black, or melanistic, leopard named Spyke. Come visit us to learn how to help black cats of all shapes and sizes, including Spyke!
National Cat Day10/29/2023
Come visit us at TCWR on October 29th and join us in celebrating International Cat Day! This is a day used to raise awareness for homeless domestic cats of all species and backgrounds, and to explore ways to help and protect them. Here at TCWR, we are a forever home to exotic cats. But, there is an ever growing problem of homeless domesticated cats in neighborhoods all around the world. Come join us in finding solutions to some of the issues that our feline friends, wild and domestic, are facing.
Bam Bam Day11/07/2022
Join our wildlife interpreters throughout the day as they discuss Bam Bam and other bear necessities.
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.View Event
Fun Fact #1
A tiger’s stripes are also found on their skin!
Fun Fact #2
The darker a lion’s mane, the stronger and healthier he is.
Fun Fact #3
Leopard's tails are almost as long as their bodies!
Fun Fact #4
A cougar can’t roar, but it can make other sounds like yowling, chirping, or purring.
Fun Fact #5
An estimated 10% of jaguars are black!
Fun Fact #6
Hyenas may look like dogs, but they are actually more closely related to cats.
Fun Fact #7
Tigers love to swim and play in the water!
Fun Fact #8
A lion’s roar can be heard from up to 5 miles away!
Fun Fact #9
Bobcats get their name from their tails, which appear bobbed.
Fun Fact #10
In a typical year, a single serval captures 4,000 rodents, 260 snakes, and 130 birds.
Fun Fact #11
Bears run as fast as a horse! That’s up to 30 mph, both uphill and downhill.
Fun Fact #12
Jaguars have the strongest bite force of any cat relative to their body size.
Fun Fact #13
No two tigers have the same stripes; they are all completely unique, just like fingerprints!
Fun Fact #14
Black bears are great climbers and can quickly scale a tree.
Fun Fact #15
Lions have the largest eyes of all the meat-eaters.
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.