Turpentine Creek Education Resources

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Fun Fact #1

Tigers have a night vision that is 6 times better than humans.

Fun Fact #2

Spyke is the king of sawing, that's how they communicate!

Fun Fact #3

Lions have a unique pattern of whisker spots!

Fun Fact #4

Black bears are smaller than grizzly bears.

Fun Fact #5

Servals will be pregnant for 65 to 75 days.

Fun Fact #6

Bobcats can run at a top speed of 34 mph!

Fun Fact #7

Turpentine is a nonprofit 501c3.

Fun Fact #8

Turpentine was founded in 1992 by the Jackson family.

Fun Fact #9

Cougars are born with spots but they fade over time.

Fun Fact #10

A liger is a big cat hybrid of a male lion and a female tiger.

Fun Fact #11

Leopards can live about 10-15 years in the wild and about 23 years in captivity.

Fun Fact #12

Panthers are actually a nick name that comes from their these animals Latin name panthera.

Fun Fact #13

Grizzly bears can eat about 90 pounds of food a day.

Fun Fact #14

Hyenas can weigh anywhere from 77-176 pounds.

Fun Fact #15

Rocklyn has severe crossed eyes because she is a white tiger.

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.