Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family and friends to share what we are grateful for. We at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge are thankful to be able to care for many different animals, but what do we think the animals are grateful for?
TCWR Animals Are Grateful for Food
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge animals enjoy eating their meals once a day. Each animal has its own specialized food, based on their weight, their likes and dislikes, and whether they can eat bones or not. We are grateful for Tyson Foods. They donate a large portion of food to help us feed our animals at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.
TCWR Animals Are Grateful for Fun
Our animals enjoy being playful in their habitats. They act like house pets, but they are a lot larger and more dangerous. They like to play with boxes, pumpkins, Christmas trees, hard plastic toys, and plastic barrels. Our animal care makes sure that our animals get their fun, what we call enrichment, which helps them stay active since they are in a small space.
TCWR Animals Are Grateful for Shelter
At Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, each animal has a grassy area connected to a nighthouse. A nighthouse is a concrete area where our animals can eat, sleep, and be out of the view of the public if they want. Some of our animals have a building as their shelter that can be heated for them, as some of our animals do not like the colder weather. Most of our other animals get a concrete den for shelter. Shelter where our animals can get out of the weather if they want or even stay cool or warm.
What are you grateful for?
Ways you can help:
You can help these animals be grateful for your support by visiting Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, donating enrichment items, donating money, and telling your family and friends about Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.
Check out this video on YouTube of our animals enjoying their Thanksgiving.