Turpentine Creek Education Resources


Unsponsored Animal of the Week

Teacher Resources

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.

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.