When visiting Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge throughout the year, you will see all of our animal residents enjoying their habitats in different ways. During the summer months, you might see them playing in their pools or taking their famous catnaps in the shade. Each season at TCWR brings a new view of the cats.
The winter season is a perfect time to see our animals enjoying the cooler weather. Find them running around their habitat and attacking their enrichment toys. Some lay with their stomachs up in the sunshine on a chilly day or just sit on top of their habitat bench, observing the day’s activities. All of the animals who call the refuge home react to the colder weather a little differently. The bears sleep a little more and eat less during the colder months; they tend to hang out in their night houses and dens more. You can see servals hanging out just outside their building, but if it gets too cold, they can run inside.
It is a great time to come out and see the cats during the winter season! Our educational programming will take place during the weekends throughout the winter season. It includes various topics about the animal species that call TCWR home. You can discover how we can all be the voice for wildlife everywhere, and much more.