Turpentine Creek Education Resources

Unsponsored Animal of the Week

Teacher Resources

Fun Fact #1

A tiger's canine tooth is roughly 3 inches long!

Fun Fact #2

When you see a black leopard, that means that they have a lot of melanin. This is a melanistic leopard, often called a panther.

Fun Fact #3

A lion has a unique pattern of whisker spots.

Fun Fact #4

Male black bears tend to be larger than females, weighing in at around 600 pounds compared to females seldom exceeding 200 pounds.

Fun Fact #5

Servals tend to give birth about a month before the peak in the local rodent population.

Fun Fact #6

A bobcat's top speed is about 34 mph.

Fun Fact #7

A carol of a lion can be heard up to 5 miles away!

Fun Fact #8

Brown bears can end up losing 150 pounds over the winter months.

Fun Fact #9

Coatis are not good at sharing their food!

Fun Fact #10

Cougars can jump 18 feet from the ground into a tree!

Fun Fact #11

Most of the time a liger will be larger than both parents, dad lion, and mom tiger.

Fun Fact #12

Even though leopards are solitary animals, the siblings may decide to stick together after leaving mom.

Fun Fact #13

Female adult hyenas are more aggressive toward one another and more dominant than males.

Fun Fact #14

A Grizzly Bear can mate with more than 1 male out in the wild.

Fun Fact #15

We roughly feed the animals approximately 16,000+ pounds of meat per month.

Fun Fact #16

70% to 90% of a hyena's diet consists of direct kills made from their hunts.

Fun Fact #17

White tigers are not supposed to exist because they are made through inbreeding. Because of this, white tigers have a chance of being solid white.

Fun Fact #18

Female servals can stay with mom a little longer than male servals. Once a male reaches maturity, 18-24 months old, they are kicked out.

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.