Turpentine Creek Education Resources

Unsponsored Animal of the Week

Teacher Resources

Fun Fact #1

Tigers love to hunt deer, pigs, rhinos, & small elephants.

Fun Fact #2

Spyke's favorite toy is his blue donut!

Fun Fact #3

Male lions in the wild tend to live about 9-10 years while a female average life span in the wild is 12-16 years.

Fun Fact #4

Black Bears will be a lot smaller than grizzly bears, depending on the gender.

Fun Fact #5

Servals love to run and jump in the water.

Fun Fact #6

Bobcats are the most widely spread & adaptable carnivores in North America.

Fun Fact #7

Bum, the first lion the Jackson family rescued, was abandoned and chained to a tree in a hotel parking lot in Little Rock.

Fun Fact #8

A White-Nosed Coatimundi will give birth to an average of 4 pups a litter but can give birth to 2-7 pups each litter.

Fun Fact #9

A cougar can be mighty long at 6-8 feet in length plus the tail! That's as long as an average-sized bed at 6.25 feet.

Fun Fact #10

Ligers take after both sides of the family with eyespots on their ears and stripes like a tiger and the tuft of hair on their tail and the lion body.

Fun Fact #11

Leopards have a wide range of habitats: desert & semi-desert of Southern Africa, arid areas in North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, mountain regions of Southwest Asia, savannah grasslands, and rainforests.

Fun Fact #12

Jaguars are active 50-60% of a 24 hour period.

Fun Fact #13

Bam-Bam loves to eat a lot of food, even food we would love to eat! His favorite food would be peanut butter & honey sandwiches with coconuts as a close second.

Fun Fact #14

Hyenas have excellent nighttime vision & hearing.

Fun Fact #15

White tigers like Kenny did not have Down Syndrome since tigers don't have enough chromosomes. Kenny just had physical deformities.

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.