Turpentine Creek Education Resources

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Teacher Resources

Fun Fact #1

Lions make a vocalization called caroling that can be heard up to 5 miles away!

Fun Fact #2

Unlike most cats, tigers actually enjoy swimming and playing in the water!

Fun Fact #3

TCWR's newest rescue is a serval named Mondo!

Fun Fact #4

Hyenas are more closely related to cats than dogs.

Fun Fact #5

Leopards can drag a kill weighing 3x their body weight up a tree!

Fun Fact #6

Cougars are the largest cat that can purr instead of roar.

Fun Fact #7

Bears are omnivores, meaning they eat both meat and plants!

Fun Fact #8

Species like deer see the color orange as green, meaning that tigers can easily hide in the jungle!

Fun Fact #9

Bobcats can be found in 47 out of 50 states! They are not found in Alaska, Hawaii and Delaware.

Fun Fact #10

Savannah cats are a cross between a house cat and an African serval, and are not found naturally in the wild.

Fun Fact #11

Even though they're hard to see, black leopards and black jaguars still have spots!

Fun Fact #12

It's thought that there are only ~30 Golden Tabby tigers in the world!

Fun Fact #13

A liger is a mix between a male lion and a female tiger, while a tigon is the opposite!

Fun Fact #14

White tigers are not a different species! Their different coloration is due to a genetic mutation.

Fun Fact #15

Tigers have white spots on their ears, which look like eyes to anything sneaking up on them!

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.