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National Cat Day

National Cat Day


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 Day

Bam Bam Day


Join our wildlife interpreters throughout the day as they discuss Bam Bam and other bear necessities.

World Wildlife Conservation Day

World Wildlife Conservation Day


Come and join us at TCWR on Wildlife Conservation Day, December 4th. Did you know many species, from all over the world, are endangered due to harmful actions of humans; from hunting and wildlife trafficking to the destruction of their habitats. Through tours and small talks, discover how you can help stop the number of endangered species from rising and how to help the ones whose numbers are already extremely low.

International Day of Animal Rights

International Day of Animal Rights


Visit TCWR for National Animal Rights Day as we discover how we can help stop the abuse that wildlife endure from humans. This is a day dedicated to spread awareness on all wildlife established by the non-profit Our Planet. Theirs Too. Join TCWR staff as we explore different opportunities to become their voice and help stop their suffering.

Teacher Resources

Fun Fact #1

A tiger stripes are a unique pattern, just like human fingerprints!

Fun Fact #2

Leopards vocalize through a sound called sawing, it is called this because it sounds like someone sawing wood back and forth.

Fun Fact #3

Lions live in prides of 3-30 lions.

Fun Fact #4

Black Bears come in many different colors: white, cinnamon, brown, and black!

Fun Fact #5

Servals can be 23-36 inches in length!

Fun Fact #6

Bobcats can jump 10 feet onto prey to deliver fatal blows to the neck.

Fun Fact #7

Turpentine has a mission to provide a lifetime refuge for abused and neglected Big Cats with emphasis on tigers, lion, leopards, and cougars!

Fun Fact #8

Turpentine established a highly competitive intern program in 1996.

Fun Fact #9

Cougars an the animal with many names, about 50 of them!

Fun Fact #10

Ligers are larger than their parents!

Fun Fact #11

Leopards can run up to 40 mph.

Fun Fact #12

A panther is not a true animal, it is a nickname of an animals, most of the time being black.

Fun Fact #13

Grizzly bears can weigh up to 1,000 pounds for a male and 750 for a female!

Fun Fact #14

Rambo is Turpentine's 1st Hyena!

Fun Fact #15

Willy is a 20 year old lion that loves leaf piles!

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.