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An exotic animal sanctuary and educational facility in Alpine, CA

Situated on 93 acres outside of Alpine, California, on the edge of the Cleveland National Forest, Lions Tigers & Bears is an animal sanctuary for rescued big cats, bears and other exotic animals in beautiful San Diego County. Nestled in a scenic landscape of majestic oak trees, meadows, and rolling hills, our sanctuary offers an idyllic, natural habitat for more than 60 animals who have been neglected and abused in captivity across the country.
 
The ranch provides a peaceful refuge for the animals to live with dignity in a safe, nurturing environment, where they can run, play, swim and enjoy fresh air. Your membership, sponsorship, and support mean the world to us and ensure the animals get a second chance at a better tomorrow.
 

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Gather with family, friends and colleagues at Lions Tigers & Bears. Our animal sanctuary and ranch offer beautiful outdoor spaces, grassy lawns and meadows, and a covered pavilion surrounded by the animals who call Lions Tigers & Bears home.
 
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Our Mission

Lions Tigers & Bears is dedicated to providing a safe haven to abused and abandoned exotic animals and to inspiring an educational forum to end the exotic animal trade. As a state and federally licensed 501(c)(3) non-profit, we are a NO KILL, NO BREED sanctuary that allows the animals in our care to live out their lives with dignity in a caring and safe environment.
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Lyka Needs YOUR Help

Our Rescue Team is preparing to depart...

Our Rescue Team is preparing to depart on a mission to the Philippines, to establish a firsthand account on Lyka's condition and how we may best help her - but first WE NEED YOUR HELP! The team will provide Lyka with a medical assessment, work on building strong relations with Zoo management, and visit several facilities that could provide the lioness with more suitable care. You can make this mission possible by donating today!

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Our MOST IMPORTANT fundraiser of the year!

Join us Saturday, May 18th for an unforgettable afternoon at our sanctuary. There will be a silent and live auction, opportunity drawing, delicious food and drinks, and plenty of time to spend around the animals. Wild in the Country is the chance for YOU to make a huge difference in the lives of our rescued animals, where all proceeds from this event go directly towards their care. TICKETS ON SALE NOW
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Answer the call of the wild. Come meet our rescued exotic animals and big cats at our sanctuary in Alpine, CA. See the majestic lions, tigers, black bears, mountain lions, and more in their species-specific habitats, surrounded by oak trees, rolling hills and scenic landscapes on the edge of the Cleveland National Forest. 
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Conrad is one of three rescued mountain lions living at LTB. 🐾 These typically solitary cats are also known as the "cat with many names." How many names do you know for these powerful cats?
Conrad is one of three rescued mountain lions living at LTB. 😻These typically solitary, shy cats are also known as "the cat with many names." How many names do you know for these powerful cats?
Know anyone who might donate flower 💐arrangements for our upcoming Wild in the Country event on Saturday, May 18?🦁🐯🐻 Please leave any and all suggestions in the comments!!!💓Or contact Deb in the LTB office if you can help, (619) 659-8078 ext. 3.
Rescued Himalayan bear brothers, Teddy🐻 + Baloo🐻 are happy to celebrate National Picnic Day at their regular lunch spot. What's your favorite picnic location?🏖🏞 📷Keeper Brian
Rescued Himalayan bear brothers, Teddy🐻 + Baloo🐻 are happy to celebrate National Picnic Day at their regular lunch spot. What's your favorite picnic location?🏖🏞 📷Keeper Brian
In case you missed it this morning, here's a link to watch Bobbi on KUSI News, https://bit.ly/2IR0TsL. Thanks KUSI News 🙌for helping to raise awareness about WILD in the Country, Saturday May 18 and about LTB's mission to help Lyka & the other animals at the Maasin City Zoo.❤️🐾
For #EarthDay 🌏 & always - Tigers are #endangered and the captive breeding of generic tigers for the exotic #animal trade is part of the problem. To protect #tigers everywhere, please don't ever pay to pet, hold, or play w/🐯cubs. The animals are exposed to devastating
For Earth Day🌏 and every day → Tiger populations in the wild are endangered and the captive breeding of generic tigers for the exotic animal trade is part of the problem. If you want to protect tigers around the world, please don't ever pay 💰to pet, hold, play, swim or pose with tiger cubs🐯 - or any other apex predators (lions, leopards, bears, etc.). The animals used for these opportunities are exposed to devastating cruelty. There are no legitimate accredited sanctuaries or zoos that allow hands-on encounters with tigers or other apex predators. Brought to you by LTB's rescued tigers Crystal, Tabu, Nola, Moka, Hank and Maverick. Please share this information to help raise needed awareness!!!
For Earth Day🌏 and every day → Tiger populations in the wild are endangered and the captive breeding of generic tigers for the exotic animal trade is part of the problem. If you want to help protect tigers around the world, please, don't ever pay 💰to pet, hold, play, swim or pose with tiger cubs🐯 - or any other apex predators (lions, leopards, bears, etc.). The animals used for these opportunities are exposed to devastating cruelty. There are no legitimate accredited sanctuaries or zoos that allow hands-on encounters with tigers or other apex predators. Brought to you by LTB's rescued tigers Crystal, Tabu, Nola, Moka, Hank and Maverick. Please share this information to help raise needed awareness!!!
Conrad is one of three rescued mountain lions living at LTB. 😻These typically solitary, shy cats are also known as "the cat with many names." How many names do you know for these powerful cats?
Rescued Himalayan bear brothers, Teddy🐻 + Baloo🐻 are happy to celebrate National Picnic Day at their regular lunch spot. What's your favorite picnic location?🏖🏞 📷Keeper Brian
For Earth Day🌏 and every day → Tiger populations in the wild are endangered and the captive breeding of generic tigers for the exotic animal trade is part of the problem. If you want to protect tigers around the world, please don't ever pay 💰to pet, hold, play, swim or pose with tiger cubs🐯 - or any other apex predators (lions, leopards, bears, etc.). The animals used for these opportunities are exposed to devastating cruelty. There are no legitimate accredited sanctuaries or zoos that allow hands-on encounters with tigers or other apex predators. Brought to you by LTB's rescued tigers Crystal, Tabu, Nola, Moka, Hank and Maverick. Please share this information to help raise needed awareness!!!
What would you put in a bear's Easter basket?🐰 LTB Volunteer Julie surprised the bears with all their favorite goodies. Didn't she do an awesome job? Happy Easter from all of us at LTB!🐣 🎥Keeper Darby
We celebrated Maverick's birthday during the 10 am visit today. He had never seen streamers before!Exploring new enrichment like this is a great mental challenge. He found his courage and was rewarded with all his favorite treats as he opened his presents and piñatas! Happy birthday big guy!🥳🎉🐯🐾🎈🎥Keeper Darby
Tell us how you really feel Louie!!!😻 Did you know a lion's roar can be heard up to 5 miles away.  They often roar to tell each other where they are, intimidate intruders, or to warn each other of possible danger. 🦁 What do you think Louie's roaring about? 📹Volunteer Heather
Lions don't love water, but Zulu is motivated!😺 Know anyone else who gets this look on their face when it's time to eat?👀 📷Keeper Brian
The LTB Team is back from the Philippines, but there's more work to be done for Lyka and the other animals at the Maasin City Zoo. Here's an update from Bobbi regarding next steps, plus photos of Lyka, her father - Pael, and Edmund the tiger.
The LTB Rescue Team has left the Philippines, but there is more work to be done. Here is a recap from Founder and Director Bobbi Brink on next steps.
Paws up if you ❤️ this morning greeting from rescued tiger, Maverick🐾🐯 We're celebrating Mav's birthday this Saturday during the 10 a.m. visit.  RSVP (link in profile) and join the fun! Do you have an early birthday wish for the big guy? 🎁🥳 📹Keeper Darby
Who invited you Monday?😼 📷Keeper Darby
Water💦 is the main ingredient in Albert's perfect #SundayFunday. 🐻❤️ What's the bear necessity in your ideal day? 🎥Keeper Rebekah
The LTB Rescue Team has been in the Philippines helping Lyka the blind lioness and other #animals at the Maasin City Zoo. Here's LTB Founder and Director Bobbi Brink with an update.
Hank tiger 🐯 thinks Caturdays are for napping 😴 agree or disagree?
Moka made a big splash💦 when he arrived at LTB. At just 21 months old, this youngster is still growing. Do you know at what age tigers are considered full grown? 📷Keeper Darby
Meatball and all of us at LTB are feeling beary🐾 thankful for blue skies, green grass and all the visitors, donors and volunteers who make moments like this possible for the rescued animals.🙌🦁🐯🐻 What are you thankful for this Thursday?❤️ 📷Keeper Darby
Happy National Sibling Day from all our rescued animal siblings - Zulu & Arusha, Teddy & Baloo, Bakari, Jillian & Suri, and Albert & Cherry Bomb!🦁🐯🐻 Who are your favorite siblings to see at LTB?!❤️
An update for you from the Philippines!!! We're happy to report that Lyka the lioness underwent a complete physical exam under sedation yesterday and is recovering well. The procedure was led by wildlife veterinarian, Dr. Nielsen Donato, and a team of veterinarians from the Philippines Association of Wildlife Veterinarians (PAWVI). Despite the very rainy conditions throughout the day, everything ran according to plan. Lyka was sedated and overall the procedure ran very smooth. Lyka remained stable as the team monitored her heart rate and respiration throughout the procedure. Blood was drawn, a fecal sample was taken and Lyka underwent a complete physical examination. The approach used to sedate Lyka was unique, as the drugs typically used to sedate big cats in the U.S., are not readily available here in the Philippines. As such, lead veterinarian, Dr. Donato, utilized a sedative with reversal paired with anesthetic gas to limit the adverse side affects of other sedative options available. Upon examination, Dr. Donato diagnosed Lyka with a fracture to her right fore shoulder, that is now healed, although not correctly. The fracture is part of the reason for Lyka's abnormal gait. In addition, Lyka also suffers from metabolic bone disease as a result of improper nutrition as a cub. This condition is irreversible. Lyka's eyes were thoroughly assessed and Lyka was diagnosed with chronic dry eye syndrome, glaucoma in both eyes and neovascularization in her left eye. Her intraocular pressure was measured at nearly double what a normal reading should be. It is safe to say that Lyka does not have sight in either eye. Our team will be formulating next steps for Lyka and treatment of her painful glaucoma. Lyka was not the only patient during our medical mission. Maasin City Zoo is also home to a 10-12 year old male (Lyka's father) and two tigers. One of the tigers, named Edmund is approximately 5-7 years old and is living in a small enclosure. After Lyka's treatment, our team was able to assess Edmund. We will post an update on Edmund today as well. Please donate today to support this mission, link in profile. All donations up to $20K will be MATCHED!
Frick, Frack and Billy: reporting for duty... These furry friends have a job to do, can you guess what it is? 🦙🐐🦙 📷Keeper Darby
The LTB Rescue Team has been in the Philippines working on a mission to help Lyka, a six year old lioness with an undiagnosed eye condition at the Maasin City Zoo. Lyka's story has drawn international attention as visitors of the zoo have brought light to her cause. Today, the LTB Team was able to meet Lyka and learn the truth behind her story and that of all of the animals at the Maasin City Zoo. Lyka was born at the zoo, six years ago, and after just six months, her litter mates all passed away, leaving Lyka as the sole survivor. Lead veterinarian, Dr. Nielsen Donato, and his team visually assessed Lyka over the course of the day. Lyka suffers from metabolic bone disease (which caused her to break her foot after birth), rickets, and malformations - all of which were perpetuated by poor breeding practices, and improper nutrition by previous zoo management. The team will be able to better diagnose Lyka's eye condition during her physical examination . The next steps will be to provide Lyka with a thorough physical examination under anesthetic. This procedure will be the first veterinary examination ever for the lioness. Our skilled veterinary team will be taking every precaution necessary. As with any procedure that involves sedation - it always comes with risks. With no formal medical history to refer to, and with Lyka's apparent health issues, our team will utilize the safest means possible to provide Lyka with this very necessary medical exam so we can properly diagnose and treat her conditions.
Rescued Himalayan bear brothers Teddy🐻 and Baloo🐻 are munching away this #SundayFunday. Our amazing keepers scatter yummy treats like apples🍎, carrots🥕 and pears🍐 around the bears habitats each morning - before the bears are released from their dens. This encourages foraging, which helps keeps the bears physically active and mentally stimulated. 🏋🏻‍♂️ What favorite food would you search for? 📹Volunteer Heather
Lyka Mission Update! The LTB Rescue Team is on the ground in the Philippines to help Lyka the lioness and other animals at the Massin City Zoo. Your support has helped make this mission possible! If you haven't already donated, please do so today, link in profile. The team has already had several meetings with various stakeholders including zoo officials, local veterinarians and government officials - and more meetings are to come. Together, we are working with Lyka's best interest in mind. We will update you soon with more information about Lyka's physical condition. Thank you for continuing to support Lyka and this mission!🦁🐯🐻❤️
What are you smiling about today?! Happy #Caturday from beautiful Miss Mia bobcat😻
Louie's full name is Lufano, meaning "good to love."💞 Do you think it fits him? If you had the chance, what name would you pick that's fit for a King?👑 📷Volunteer Michele
Will you help us spread the word about Wild in the Country?🦁🐯🐻 We're so excited @whitneycummings will be here to guest host!!!😻 This day is so much fun and all the proceeds support life-saving rescues and lifelong care for rescued animals. Tickets are on sale now, link in profile🐾 Please tag some friends who love animals and fun!❤️ Sponsorship opportunities available and auction items welcome!
Rub-a-dub-dub, Meatball's in the tub🛁. Do you know anyone who enjoys a good soak as much as this guy?🐻
When you find your favorite toy and don't want to share...😽
This is how the LTB Rescue Team usually heads out on a rescue, but not this time! The hauler is staying in the garage as our team flies✈️ to the Philippines to help Lyka, the blind lioness at the Maasin City Zoo. We still need your help to fund this mission!🙏 Please donate to support this rescue effort, link in profile. And remember that every donation up to $20K will be automatically doubled thanks to a generous donor. Thank you to everyone who has donated already and shared information!🙌We will continue to update you with more information throughout the mission. As always, any funds raised in excess of the amount required for individual campaigns will be used to support life-saving rescue efforts and care of current and future rescued animals. Do you have any wishes for Lyka and the LTB team?🦁🐯🐻
Paws up if you are ready for Sunday Funday?🐾 Do you know which rescued tiger🐅 this is jumping for joy?
Happy #Caturday from Shadow! Many of the kiddos who visit LTB say this rescued black leopard is their favorite sanctuary animal.💞 What was your favorite animal as a child? 🦁🐯🐻 🐾 📷Volunteer Heather
Happy #furfriend Friday from Denali serval! This high-energy cat is a "major chow hound," who likes people, and loves his bestie, Sadie more than anything! 😻🐾 who do you love more than anything?💞 📷Keeper Darby
Jillian is feeling snoozy😴Anyone else in the mood for a catnap?💤
The Lions Tigers & Bears Rescue Team is preparing to depart on a mission to the southern Philippines to help Lyka the lioness - and WE NEED YOUR HELP!🦁🙏 Lyka is a young, blind lioness who lives in a small, barren enclosure at the Maasin City Zoo. Working directly with Filipino veterinarians and Maasin City Zoo officials, LTB will evaluate Lyka's condition and determine the next steps to best help Lyka. Zoo officials believe Lyka has gone blind as a result of a congenital eye condition resulting from a "breeding mistake." During this initial trip we will provide Lyka with a thorough medical assessment, work on building a strong relationship with Zoo management and visit several facilities that could provide the lioness with more suitable care. Due to her poor health, relocation to the United States is not an option at this time. ✨You can help make this mission possible by donating today, link in profile. ✨ And thanks to one of our generous donors - every donation made up to $20,000 will be matched DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR - meaning your donation to help Lyka will be automatically DOUBLED!🙌 Any funds raised beyond what is needed for Lyka's care will be used to support life-saving rescue efforts and care for rescued animals. We promise to keep you informed throughout this mission, and thank you so much for your generosity and your compassion.❤️🦁🐯🐻
Hank might not be the fastest tiger at LTB, but isn't it great to see this boy jumping out of his pool?💦 ・・・ Years of neglect in barren concrete kennels takes a toll on captive big cats. Hank, who was exploited at a tiger breeding mill for most of his life, takes daily medication for arthritis now like many of our rescued big cats.🐾 This helps him feel better, so he is more able to move and groove around his habitat.🐯 Physical activity is so important for overall health. ・・・ Does Hank motivate you to get up and move more this #tigertuesday ? 📷Keeper Darby
Someone forgot to tell Albert it's Monday.☀️🐻 Do you have a motivating message to send him to get this week started?🐾 📷Keeper Brian
Meatball, the famous "Glendale Bear,"🐻 got his name because he was found in someone's garage eating a bag of @costco meatballs.  What would you be called if you were named for the last thing you ate?🤔🥞🥓🍓 📷Keeper Brian
We were so happy to have @tessholliday @nickhollidayco @nadiaaboulhosn and their family & friends visit LTB this week to learn more about the issues facing captive exotic animals.❤️ Sharing information and raising awareness is such an important part of helping the animals. We are so thankful to you and @whitneycummings for taking the time to learn about the exotic animal trade, and for using your platforms to help raise needed awareness on behalf of the animals.🙌🦁🐯🐻❤️
Brother and sister grizzlies, Albert & Cherry Bomb are so bear-y cute together. Do you have this much fun with your sibling? 🐻💞🐻
Have you ever seen a mountain lion up close?😺 Keeper Tovah checks in with Punkin who was rescued from an exotic animal breeding mill along with his partner, Melanie. He is one of the more vocal cats at LTB. How would you describe that sound?🐾
Veterinary Update: Dr. Ryan Sadler was here again this week to perform an ultrasound and abscess removal on lioness, Suri. 🦁She also received a full physical exam. Bakari had a dental exam, and Sadie, the Bengal hybrid cat had an ear exam. Himalayan bear, Baloo has been showing signs of some vision impairment, so Dr. Sadler evaluated him as well but determined at this point, he does not require treatment. Every donation you make to LTB helps provide lifelong care like this for animals in need. This week's procedures cost LTB over $1,950. We simply could not provide this care without your generous support. Every dollar counts. Please see the link in profile and donate what you can to support the animals!❤️ Thank you! 🦁🐯🐻 📷Keeper Rebekah
Floating toys are fun, but looks like something else has caught Tabu's eye today... 🐾Happy #tigertuesday 🎥Keeper Darby
Maverick is coming in for a landing!🐾 What are you ready to pounce on today?🐯 📷Keeper Darby
Bakari, Jillian & Suri celebrated their birthday yesterday! Want to send them a birthday wish? 🥳🎁🎂 🎥Keeper Darby
Happy Sunday Funday!  How do you think Louie is feeling this morning? 📷: Volunteer Michele
Happy #caturday from resident BFFs, Moka🐯 & Nola🐯❤️ Have you visited this dynamic duo yet and seen them playing in the water💦? ・・・ 📷Keeper Darby
Are you ready for some Friday fun? How about a #rescued bear eating lettuce? 🐻🥬 ・・・ Purchased as a pet for a 3 year-old, Maddie was almost sold to a canned hunt. Instead, she was taken in by a well-meaning private owner and kept in a corn crib cage for years with no room to roam and eating a poor diet. ・・・ Life sure has changed for Maddie.🌻 She now has plenty of open space to explore and healthy food to eat every day thanks to the support of our generous donors.  Every dollar you donate, helps provide lifelong care like this for rescued exotic animals.❤️ Does Maddie inspire you to eat more greens?🥗🥒🥦🥬🐻 🎥Volunteer Heather
Salt Lake City's @kslnews featured crying baby bear cubs on their newscast as part of a promotion for @sportsexpos The expo will also feature the exploited cubs this weekend. . . Baby bears don't belong in television studios or expo centers.  They belong with their mothers.  In the wild, cubs stay with their mothers for 18 months or more.  Animals crying in distress are not funny.  Bears are apex predators with highly complex physical and behavioral needs. They are not stage props. . . Cubs bred for exploitation like this disappear into the exotic animal trade, where they are exposed to pervasive animal cruelty.  The lucky ones may find placement at an accredited sanctuary like Lions Tigers & Bears. . . Please ask KSL 5 TV and International Sportsmen's Expositions to stop exploiting animals. . . Instead of laughing at baby bears in distress, KSL 5 TV, please take the time to learn about the devastating abuse bears face in the cub petting industry and help raise awareness to protect apex predators like these baby bears. 🎥repost from @truth_animal and @kslnews
Sound up⬆️ What word would you use to describe snack time with Bakari?🦁🐾 🎥Keeper Darby
Happy #tiger Tuesday from big boy Hank, who is enjoying a freshly scented toy. 🐯 Introducing new scents and sights to our rescued animals is one way our keepers provide daily enrichment to help keep captive wild animals like Hank mentally and physically engaged. ❤️🐾 Can you guess any of Hank's favorite scents? ∙ • ∙ • 🎥Keeper Darby
Zulu is looking pretty focused this morning.🦁 Do you ever look at anyone this intensely?🐾
Are you Springing Forward for Daylight Savings, or sleeping in like Jillian and Suri this Sunday Funday?💤
Everyone's favorite rescued black leopard, Shadow is hunting for snacks this #Caturday😻🐾 as part of his daily enrichment. 🎥:Keeper Darby
Using tigers for publicity and glorifying private ownership of big cats - here we go again. Link in story. Thanks to @people for including our comment. Tigers do not belong in backyards and music studios. Contact your legislators and urge them to support HR 1380 the Big Cat Public Safety Act, (link in profile). Thank you @whitneycummings and everyone who raised their voice for this tiger, and to all of you who speak up for the animals.🙌🦁🐯🐻
What's better than this?❤️Sound up⬆ for munchy🥬 crunching. ♡♡♡♡ Bounced around from roadside zoo to roadside zoo, Teddy🐻 and his brother, Baloo🐻 were nearly sold at auction 2x! Private owners took the bears in, but when they were no longer able to care for the bears they reached out to LTB for a lifetime home.✨
Lion cubs🦁sure are cute, but they get bigger and a lot more dangerous. Throwing it back this Thursday to Bakari, Jillian & Suri right after Bobbi rescued them. Can you spot👀 all 3 cubs? Any guess who is who? Learn more about their rescue story on our website (link in profile), or even better, come visit in person! Every visit supports rescue efforts and life-long care.
Guess that 🐾paw print! Extra credit if you can name the individual rescued #animal🏅
Can we name this look Tabu has on her face?💥 ✨ It's hard to believe she is the oldest of our current six rescued tigers. She is also one of the first big cats LTB founder Bobbi Brink ever rescued.  Bobbi rescued Tabu's mother, Natasha  and father, Raja from a private owner in Texas who had neglected the big cats for years and was threatening to shoot the tigers. No one knew, Natasha was pregnant at the time, and Tabu and sister, Sitarra were born two months later at LTB.🐾 ✨ The most elusive and sensitive of all our rescued tigers, Tabu prefers quieter habitats and personal space. She doesn't love having a lot of new people around her - who can relate?🙋🏻‍♀️
Captions?🦁 (Louie vs cantaloupe🍈) 📷:Keeper Tovah
It's World Wildlife Day.  How will you celebrate? 🦁🐯🐻 We are honoring the day sharing good news! 🦁The Big Cat Public Safety Act, a federal bill banning private ownership of big cats was reintroduced to Congress last week👏. LTB founder, Bobbi Brink has been working on this critical legislation along with many organizations for the past decade. Will you join us by helping to protect people and big cats? Here are some ways to help: 1. Contact your local representative and urge urge them to support the BCPSA, HB 1380.  It's easy!!! Click the Big Cat Public Safety Act link in our Linktree in profile to find your representative.  Then call them and ask them to support this legislation. No one needs a lion, tiger, leopard or other big cat as a backyard "pet." Private ownership threatens public safety and exposes thousands of animals to neglect and cruelty. 🐾 2. Tag an animal-loving friend below to help raise awareness. 🐾 3. Share your ideas & suggestions for other ways to help #protectWildlife below.
Wait for Moka's face😃 Wonder what's going through the minds of these two besties this Caturday?...😜🐾 Moka🐯❤️Nola🐯
What does a bear do for fun?🐻 Happy fun-day Friday from rescued Himalayan bear, Teddy!  He looks pretty serious here, but brother bears Teddy and Baloo like to have a good time as much as the next bear. Can you guess any of their favorite activities?🐾 📷:Keeper Brian
Baby tiger selfies, traveling circuses, and trophy hunting... just a few more reasons why we are working to raise awareness about the exotic animal trade.🐅This short clip explains part of the "why" behind what we do at LTB. What's your "why?"🐆 How did you first learn about the issues facing exotic animals, and what progress would you like to see in the near future for these amazing animals?🐾
Doesn't this guy have a great face?? . Clarence's life before being rescued was dominated by fear.  He was kept in a small cage at fur farm in Ohio.  The owners used him to harvest his urine to sell to hunters.  In order to capture his urine, they would scare it out of him each day, shaking his cage, yelling, and intimidating him. (You can read more about his story on our website.) . What do you see in Clarence's face now? This bobcat is no longer living a life based in fear. Maybe that's a smile?❤️😻
Recognize this big boy?!🐯 Hint: He was confiscated at the border as a 6-week old cub. . . Two young men, who were part of an established cross-border exotic animal trafficking ring were prosecuted last year for attempting to illegally transport this cub into California. . . They had messages on their phones bragging about selling exotic animals like monkeys, jaguars and lions. . . This #tiger Tuesday, we're thankful this cub has a safe fur-ever home with LTB. If you followed his journey, and have a question or comment about how he is doing, please let us know. Or tag a tiger loving friend who needs to see his beautiful face!🐯❤️ (Cub photo courtesy of US Customs and Border Protection San Diego)
It's hard looking so regal all the time.👑 Even Bakari has to loosen up sometimes.  Any caption ideas? 😽 📷: Keeper Darby
What would you do if you discovered someone selling baby tigers? Or breeding bears for men to wrestle? Can one person really make a difference? Bobbi Brink founder of Lions Tigers & Bears describes why she got started rescuing big cats and exotic animals in this short clip. View the entire video on our website, link in profile.🦁🐯🐻🧡
Rescued white tiger Nola is coming in fast - get ready! 🐯Tigers make a specific sound when they are happy or greeting each other - do you know what it's called?🤔 If you turn your volume ☝️up, you'll hear it. It's hard to say who had more #fun in the #SanDiego snow yesterday - the 🐻bears? Or 🐯Moka and 🐯Nola? 💜
Here's what rescued #whitelion Louie thinks of this ❄️snowy San Diego am at Lions Tigers & Bears. Anyone want to translate?🦁💬💜
Do you think Albert☝️likes the snow?🤔 Just another snowy #SanDiego morning at LTB❄️☃️ Everyone has been asking how the animals are doing in the snow....what do you think Albert would say?🐻🐾
Every visit to LTB starts with a video to help raise awareness about the devastating exotic animal trade. This is just a short clip. To watch the entire video, please see the link in our profile.🦁🐯🐻🧡
Here's a short clip from our newest LTB welcome video. Visitors to the sanctuary are often surprised to learn how extensive and devastating the exotic animal trade is -- not just internationally, but right here in the United States. Positive change is possible, but only through increased awareness. Every visit to LTB starts with an educational video for this very reason. Questions or comments about the exotic animal trade??Please share your thoughts here - and you can view the entire video at the link in our profile.🦁🐯🐻🧡
Anyone else need a cat nap?😴 📷: Keeper Brian
Do you want to build a snowman, Bakari?❄️☃️❄️ Located in Eastern San Diego County, Lions Tigers & Bears doesn't often get snow - so it was an exciting morning for all today!🦁🐯🐻❄️🐾
Big thanks to @whitneycummings for coming to visit today, and for supporting rescued exotic animals - like Maddie here! 🦁🐯🐻🧡🙌
Wait, what? It's Monday?  Not for Crystal!🐾
Storm clean up continues! Louie, Arusha and Zulu are trying to figure out why we replaced their beautiful pool with mud.🙀 Our staff has been busy draining all the pools, which were overflowing and filled with mud and debris during the recent storm. With more rain expected this week, we are doing our best to remove excess water wherever we can. . . . We have a costly clean up effort before us which will include equipment rentals, trenching, underground piping and more. We are actively fund-raising to support these unforeseen expenses. Please donate what you can - link in highlight. ❤️THANK YOU❤️ to everyone who has donated and to everyone who has volunteered to help with the clean-up.🦁🐯🐻🐾 📷: Keeper Brian
Awww, Diego will steal your heart ❤️🐾
Did you know that lion cubs are born with light spots on their fur that helps camouflage them when they are young? These spots fade as they grow up, but are still visible on certain parts of their bodies in the right light. 🦁🌞 #FunFactFriday
Sharing some love … from our pride to yours.💞 Head rubbing, nuzzling and licking are all natural lion behaviors believed to strengthen social bonds and relationships. 🦁💖🦁 Wishing you a very happy Valentine's Day!
Who's hungry?🦁 Louie!🐾
Happy #TongueOutTuesday👅 from beauty 👑 Crystal.
Jillian and Bakari are ready to take Monday on, fur real!😽
Punkin is one cool wild cat😎. Rescued by LTB from an Ohio tiger and exotic animal breeding mill, this boy and his partner Melanie are estimated to be about 12 to 15 years old. 🐾He and Melanie were reunited last year after being spayed and neutered.  They currently share a habitat together in the center of the sanctuary, but are separated for mealtime because though they enjoy each other's company, they don't love sharing food! 😽
This ☝️is what it's all about...no longer forced to perform for anyone, Louie, Arusha and Zulu are thriving in the Linking Love to Lives habitat. We are feeling so #thankful this #caturday to all our visitors, supporters & donors. You made this happen💞💞💞 📷:Keeper Darby
What has caught Blossom's eye?🧐 People sometimes assume that bears' amazing sense of smell must compensate for poor vision🐻. But bears' eyesight is at least as good as human sight. Bears also benefit from excellent night vision, thanks to a reflective membrane on the back of their eyes👀. Happy #FunFact Friday!🐾❤️
Get it girl!😻 Jillian is ready to #pounce!🐾 📷: @amywagnerphotography
Albert is ready to make anyone smile today.🐻❤️😍 📷: Volunteer Michele
Did you know that tigers have antiseptic saliva?👅 They lick their wounds to disinfect them. 🐯#TigerFactTuesday
You got this Baloo!  Nothing can stand between you and your favorite snackies!🍏🥕🍐 🎥:Volunteer Julie #puzzlefeeder #enrichment #mondaymotivation
🏈Conga has made her Super Bowl prediction....🏈🎉 What do you think, did she make the right pick?!😽
Paws for effect...🐾 Happy #Caturday from 👑Bakari! 📷: @amywagnerphotography
Agile despite her age, Crystal is a #stalking queen👑 She loves to track guests arriving for visits, and is quick to run over and greet keepers + visitors alike😻🐾
What does Zulu have her eye on today...?🐾🦁
Here's Conrad! 🐾 To accommodate his quieter mountain lion personality, we recently moved this beautiful boy to a habitat away from foot traffic and activity. 🌈He is loving the peace and quiet, while still receiving all the care, attention and enrichment from our "paw-some" keepers. 🧡 Happy #whiskerwednesday 😻
This face☝️!!! When cats discover an interesting scent, they often open their mouths to help identify the smell - sucking in air towards what known as the Jacobson's organ (aka the vomeronasal sac) which can be found in the roof of a cat's mouth, behind the teeth.  So either Maverick is smelling something good🌺, or maybe he's just tasted something yucky!😝
Doesn't Diego have the most amazing ears?!😻 Sharing a moment with our youngest #bobcat while he snacks during a visit.💕
Will Albert come out of his bedroom for a visit?🐻🐾 "Na'maste right here," says this sleepy bear.💤🧸💜 . Happy #SundayFunday! . . . . . #sleepy #bear #bearsofinstagram #Sunday #nature #instagood #wild #animals #notpets #rescue #educate #protect #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #exoticanimals #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD
Checking in with Shadow and Keeper Brian🐾. What sound does a leopard make? Volume ⬆️ Happy #Caturday
Beautiful Arusha💙
"Can I hold him?" "Can I pet him?" "Can I take a picture with him?" . . . We get it - animals like Albert are amazing, and opportunities to have hands-on encounters with animals are almost irresistible. This #ThoughtfulThursday we are sharing a reminder to please resist. . . Please ask your friends and family to never pay to hold, pet, pose with or swim with apex predators like lions, tigers and bears. It's cruel for the animals and leads to lifetimes of suffering. Albert here is just one example. . . . This gorgeous grizzly boy is a visitor favorite for good reason. Sure, he is a beautiful bear, but we think this boy touches hearts for a reason that goes beyond looks. It's what he has overcome. . . . Bred as a cub petting bear, Albert was taken from his mama and deprived of all the things young bear cubs need for proper development. He was intentionally malnourished to keep him as small as possible, so that he could be exploited for as long as possible with people paying to hold him, pet him and take pictures with him. After his first few months of life, he was sold to a traveling zoo, deprived of food, kept in extreme confinement and used for more photo ops. This led to long-lasting neurological issues which he still suffers from today. . . . It's been a tough road for Albert. With proper nutrition, space to roam and access to a natural pool he loves, Albert is living a better life now, but he still carries the physical scars of exploitation. And of course, Albert is one of the lucky ones, rescued by a legitimate sanctuary. . . . There are still many pseudo-sanctuaries and for-profit businesses offering hands-on experiences with captive wild animals across the US and internationally. These organizations often claim their efforts support education or conservation. The truth is these businesses create devastating animal suffering. . . Please don't support cub petting. A true sanctuary will never breed, buy or sell animals and will never allow hands-on experiences with captive wild animals. . . . #endcubpetting #unselfie #instagood #wild #animallovers #notpets #rescue #educate #protect #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #sandiego
Conrad is one of three rescued mountain lions living at LTB. 🐾 These typically solitary cats are also known as the "cat with many names." How many names do you know for these powerful cats?
Know anyone who might donate flower 💐arrangements for our upcoming Wild in the Country event on Saturday, May 18?🦁🐯🐻 Please leave any and all suggestions in the comments!!!💓Or contact Deb in the LTB office if you can help, (619) 659-8078 ext. 3.
Rescued Himalayan bear brothers, Teddy🐻 + Baloo🐻 are happy to celebrate National Picnic Day at their regular lunch spot. What's your favorite picnic location?🏖🏞 📷Keeper Brian
In case you missed it this morning, here's a link to watch Bobbi on KUSI News, https://bit.ly/2IR0TsL. Thanks KUSI News 🙌for helping to raise awareness about WILD in the Country, Saturday May 18 and about LTB's mission to help Lyka & the other animals at the Maasin City Zoo.❤️🐾
For Earth Day🌏 and every day → Tiger populations in the wild are endangered and the captive breeding of generic tigers for the exotic animal trade is part of the problem. If you want to help protect tigers around the world, please, don't ever pay 💰to pet, hold, play, swim or pose with tiger cubs🐯 - or any other apex predators (lions, leopards, bears, etc.). The animals used for these opportunities are exposed to devastating cruelty. There are no legitimate accredited sanctuaries or zoos that allow hands-on encounters with tigers or other apex predators. Brought to you by LTB's rescued tigers Crystal, Tabu, Nola, Moka, Hank and Maverick. Please share this information to help raise needed awareness!!!
Anyone have a Monday caption for the big guy?👑... 📷Keeper Brian
Happy Easter
What would you put in a bear's Easter basket?🐰 Volunteer Julie surprised the bears with all their favorite goodies - didn't she do a great job?👏 📹Keeper Darby
🐣Happy Easter from all the creatures great and small at LTB!🐇✨
We celebrated Maverick's birthday during the 10 am visit today. He had never seen streamers before!🥳🎉 Exploring new enrichment like this is a great mental challenge. Mav 🐯 found his courage and was rewarded with all his favorite treats as he opened his presents and piñatas!🐾🎈 Happy birthday big guy!🎥Keeper Darby
Volume up⬆️ Who is coming out for the ✨10 a.m. visit✨ today? Book online, https://bit.ly/2UlhxCX - and enjoy all the holiday FUN as the bears 🐻 get their Easter baskets 🐣!!
Tell us how you really feel Louie!!!😻 Did you know a lion's roar can be heard up to 5 miles away. They often roar to tell each other where they are, intimidate intruders, or to warn each other of possible danger. 🦁 What do you think Louie's roaring about? #FunFactFriday 📹Volunteer Heather
Lions don't love water, but Zulu is motivated. Do you ever get this look on your face when it's time to eat?😺 📷Keeper Brian
A message and update from Bobbi regarding the trip to the Maasin City Zoo, Lyka, the other animals at the zoo, and our next steps in our campaign to help them. Please share!
Paws up if you ❤️ this morning greeting from rescued tiger, Maverick🐾🐯 We're celebrating Mav's birthday this Saturday during the 10 a.m. visit. RSVP today and join the fun,https://bit.ly/2UlhxCX! Do you have an early birthday wish for the big guy? 🎁🥳 📹Keeper Darby
The Lions Tigers & Bears Rescue Team has left the Philippines, but there is more work to be done. Click to watch this recap from Founder and Director, Bobbi Brink.
Who invited you Monday?😼 📷Keeper Darby
WILD in the Country🐾 is coming up soon - Saturday, May 18 - and we are counting down the TOP TEN reasons to attend: #9. Family friendly fun!!! Where else can you see rescued animals, learn about them and help provide for their life-long care? WILD in the Country is fun for all ages! 🦁🐯🐻 Will you help us spread the word by tagging an animal loving friend? Do you have your tickets yet? https://bit.ly/2TtDHXa
Water💦 is the main ingredient in Albert's perfect #SundayFunday. 🐻❤️ What's the bear necessity in your ideal day? 🎥Keeper Rebekah
A message from Bobbi and the LTB Team from the Philippines...
Hank tiger thinks Caturdays are for napping... 😴 agree or disagree?
We love a good birthday party at LTB. Moka's is coming up this Summer. How should we celebrate? If you could give Moka a present what would it be?
Moka made a big splash💦 when he arrived at LTB. At just 21 months old, this youngster is still growing. Do you know at what age tigers are considered full grown?🐯❤️ 📷Keeper Darby
Meatball and all of us at LTB are feeling beary🐾#thankful for blue skies, green grass and all the visitors, donors and volunteers who make moments like this possible for the rescued #animals.🙌🦁🐯🐻 What are you thankful for this Thursday?❤️ 📷Keeper Darby
An update from Bobbi from the Philippines!
Happy National Sibling Day from all our rescued animal siblings - Bakari, Jillian & Suri, Albert & Cherry Bomb, Arusha & Zulu, and Teddy & Baloo!🦁🐯🐻 Who are your favorite siblings to see at LTB?!❤️
An update for you from the Philippines! We're happy to report that Lyka the lioness underwent a complete physical exam under sedation yesterday and is recovering well. The procedure was led by wildlife veterinarian, Dr. Nielsen Donato, and a team of veterinarians from the Philippines Association of Wildlife Veterinarians (PAWVI). Despite the very rainy conditions throughout the day, everything ran according to plan. Dr. Donato diagnosed Lyka with a fracture to her right shoulder, that is now healed, although not correctly. The fracture is part of the reason for Lyka's abnormal gait. In addition, Lyka also suffers from metabolic bone disease as a result of improper nutrition as a cub. This condition is irreversible. Lyka's eyes were thoroughly assessed and Lyka was diagnosed with chronic dry eye syndrome, glaucoma in both eyes and neovascularization in her left eye. Her intraocular pressure was measured at nearly double what a normal reading should be. It is safe to say that Lyka does not have sight in either eye. Our team will be formulating next steps for Lyka and treatment of her painful glaucoma. EDMUND THE TIGER Lyka was not the only patient during our medical mission. Maasin City Zoo is also home to a 10-12 year old male (Lyka's father) and two tigers. One of the tigers, named Edmund is approximately 5-7 years old and is living in a small enclosure. After Lyka's treatment, our team was able to assess Edmund. He is underweight, has an ulcer on his lip, and pressure sores on his foot pads from being kept on concrete. Edmund is in a critical state, and we will be working to provide better conditions for him in the interim, until our team determines the next steps for the animals at Maasin City Zoo. ABOUT THE MISSION Lyka is a young lioness living in a small barren enclosure and is suffering from an eye condition that has gone un-diagnosed, until now. Animal welfare advocates have raised concerns for months over Lyka's condition. Lions Tigers & Bears has been actively coordinating a more hopeful situation for Lyka over the past several months, working directly with Filipino veterinarians, Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Maasin City Zoo officials and others to help Lyka get the care she needs. You can help support this mission by donating today, https://bitly.com. Thank you! And thanks to one of our generous donors - all donations made up to $20,000 will be matched DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR - meaning your donation to help Lyka will automatically be DOUBLED!
Update from the Philippines! Please share!!! As mentioned, Lyka was not the only patient during our medical mission. Maasin City Zoo is also home to a 10-12 year old male (Lyka's father) and two tigers. One of the tigers, named Edmund is approximately 5-7 years old and is living in a small enclosure. After Lyka's treatment, our team was able to assess Edmund.🦁 He is underweight, has an ulcer on his lip, and pressure sores on his foot pads from being kept on concrete. Edmund is in a critical state, and we will be working to provide better conditions for him in the interim, until our team determines the next steps for the animals at Maasin City Zoo.🐯 Your support makes the difference for these animals!!! Please donate today to support this mission, https://bit.ly/2YtSDEx🐾 Any funds raised which exceed what is needed for this mission will be used to support rescue work and lifelong care for rescued animals. Thank you!❤️
An update for you from the Philippines!!! Please share!! We're happy to report that Lyka the lioness underwent a complete physical exam under sedation yesterday and is recovering well. The procedure was led by wildlife veterinarian, Dr. Nielsen Donato, and a team of veterinarians from the Philippines Association of Wildlife Veterinarians (PAWVI). Despite the very rainy conditions throughout the day, everything ran according to plan. Lyka was sedated and overall the procedure ran very smooth. Lyka remained stable as the team monitored her heart rate and respiration throughout the procedure. Blood was drawn, a fecal sample was taken and Lyka underwent a complete physical examination. The approach used to sedate Lyka was unique, as the drugs typically used to sedate big cats in the U.S., are not readily available here in the Philippines. As such, lead veterinarian, Dr. Donato, utilized a sedative with reversal paired with anesthetic gas to limit the adverse side affects of other sedative options available. Upon examination, Dr. Donato diagnosed Lyka with a fracture to her right fore shoulder, that is now healed, although not correctly. The fracture is part of the reason for Lyka's abnormal gait. In addition, Lyka also suffers from metabolic bone disease as a result of improper nutrition as a cub. This condition is irreversible. Lyka's eyes were thoroughly assessed and Lyka was diagnosed with chronic dry eye syndrome, glaucoma in both eyes and neuovascularization in her left eye. Her intraocular pressure was measured at nearly double what a normal reading should be. It is safe to say that Lyka does not have sight in either eye. Our team will be formulating next steps for Lyka and treatment of her painful glaucoma. EDMUND THE TIGER Lyka was not the only patient during our medical mission. Maasin City Zoo is also home to a 10-12 year old male (Lyka's father) and two tigers. One of the tigers, named Edmund is approximately 5-7 years old and is living in a small enclosure. After Lyka's treatment, our team was able to assess Edmund. He is underweight, has an ulcer on his lip, and pressure sores on his foot pads from being kept on concrete. Edmund is in a critical state, and we will be working to provide better conditions for him in the interim, until our team determines the next steps for the animals at Maasin City Zoo. Please donate today to support this mission, https://bit.ly/2YtSDEx Thanks to one of our generous donors - all donations made up to $20,000 will be matched DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR - meaning your donation to help Lyka will automatically be DOUBLED! ABOUT THE MISSION Lyka is a young lioness living in a small barren enclosure and is suffering from an eye condition that has gone un-diagnosed, until now. Animal welfare advocates have raised concerns for months over Lyka's condition. Lions Tigers & Bears has been actively coordinating a more hopeful situation for Lyka over the past several months, working directly with Filipino veterinarians, Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Maasin City Zoo officials and others to help Lyka get the care she needs. During this mission we are working to provide Lyka with a thorough medical assessment, while building a strong relationship with Zoo management in the interest of helping Lyka and the other animals at Maasin City Zoo. We are also evaluating several facilities to determine if they might provide the lioness with more suitable care. Due to her poor health, relocation to the United States is not an option at this time. Any funds raised that exceed what is needed for this mission will be used to support rescue work and lifelong care for rescued animals.
Frick, Frack and Billy: reporting for duty... These furry friends have a job to do, can you guess what it is? 🦙🐐🦙 📷Keeper Darby
The LTB Rescue Team has been in the Philippines working on a mission to help Lyka, a six year old lioness living with an undiagnosed eye condition at the Massin City Zoo. Lyka's story has drawn international attention as visitors of the zoo have brought light to her cause. Today, the LTB Team was able to meet Lyka and learn the truth behind her story and that of all of the animals at the Maasin City Zoo. Lyka was born at the zoo, six years ago, and after just six months, her litter mates all passed away, leaving Lyka as the sole survivor. Lead veterinarian, Dr. Nielsen Donato, and his team visually assessed Lyka over the course of the day. Lyka suffers from metabolic bone disease (which caused her to break her foot after birth), rickets, and malformations - all of which were perpetuated by poor breeding practices, and improper nutrition by previous zoo management. The team will be able to better diagnose Lyka's eye condition during her physical examination. The next steps will be to provide Lyka with a thorough physical examination under anesthetic. This procedure will be the first veterinary examination ever for the lioness. Our skilled veterinary team will be taking every precaution necessary. As with any procedure that involves sedation - it always comes with risks. With no formal medical history to refer to, and with Lyka's apparent health issues, our team will utilize the safest means possible to provide Lyka with this very necessary medical exam so we can properly diagnose and treat her conditions. Here's a message from Dr. Donato: https://youtu.be/S1Lc-QRVzII
Rescued Himalayan bear brothers Teddy🐻 and Baloo🐻 are munching away this #SundayFunday. Our amazing keepers scatter yummy treats like apples🍎, carrots🥕 and pears🍐 around the bears habitats each morning - before the bears are released from their dens. This encourages foraging, which helps keeps the bears physically active and mentally stimulated. 🏋🏻‍♂️ What favorite food would you search for? 📹Volunteer Heather
Lyka Mission Update! Please share! The LTB Rescue Team is on the ground in the Philippines to help Lyka the lioness and other animals at the Massin City Zoo. Your support has helped make this mission possible! If you haven't already donated, please do so today, https://bit.ly/2TtDHXa. The team has already had several meetings with various stakeholders including zoo officials, local veterinarians and government officials - and more meetings are to come. Together, we are working with Lyka's best interest in mind. We will update you soon with more information about Lyka's physical condition. Thank you for continuing to support Lyka and this mission!🦁🐯🐻❤️
Our biggest event of the year -WILD in the Country - is coming up, Saturday, May 18, and we're counting down the TOP TEN reasons to attend. #10. Wow, it's BEAUTIFUL out here!!!🌻🦁 Have you ever visited LTB? How would you describe it to a friend?🤔 For WILD in the Country tickets and info, https://bit.ly/2TtDHXa
What are you smiling about today?! Happy #Caturday from beautiful Miss Mia bobcat😻
Louie's full name is Lufano, meaning "good to love."💞 Do you think it fits him? If you had the chance, what name would you pick that's fit for a King?👑
If you won a cruise to Hawaii, Alaska, or the Panama Canal, which location would you choose?!🛳🏝🗻 Now's your chance to win and help the animals at LTB at the same time!!!🦁🐯🐻 Thanks to Zoe's Cruises and Tours, LTB is offering an opportunity drawing for THREE cruises and tickets are only $10 each. Be sure to purchase your ticket ASAP! The three winners names will be drawn at Wild in the Country on Saturday, May 18 - but you don't have to be present to win!😻
Rub-a-dub-dub, Meatball's in the tub🛁. Do you know anyone who enjoys a good soak as much as this guy?🐻
Please join us in sending big tiger chuffs of thanks🙌 to Daniel from BSA Troop 384 in Santee for making these 🐾pawesome new benches for LTB visitors as his Eagle Scout project!!!🦁🐯🐻❤️ Didn't he do a great job?!
When you find your favorite toy🥏 and don't want to share...😸
This is how the LTB Rescue Team usually heads out on a rescue, but not this time! ・・・・ The hauler is staying in the garage as our team flies✈️ to the Philippines to help Lyka the blind lioness at the Maasin City Zoo. ・・・・ We still need your help to fund this mission!🙏 Please donate to support this rescue effort, https://bit.ly/2YtSDEx! And remember that every donation up to $20K will be automatically doubled thanks to a generous donor. ・・・・ Thank you to everyone who has donated already and shared information!🙌We will continue to update you with more information throughout the mission. As always, any funds raised in excess of the amount required for individual campaigns will be used to support life-saving rescue efforts and care of current and future rescued animals ・・・・ Do you have any well wishes for Lyka and the LTB team, leave them in the comments and we'll be sure to share!🦁🐯🐻❤️
Paws up if you are ready for Sunday Funday?🐾 Do you know which #tiger🐅 this is jumping for joy?
Happy #Caturday from Shadow! Many of the kiddos who visit LTB say this rescued black leopard is their favorite sanctuary animal.💞 What was your favorite animal as a child?🦁🐯🐻 📷Volunteer Heather
Happy Friday from serval Denali and his bestie Sadie - who apparently aren't in the mood for photos!🤦🏻‍♀️ Do your cats do this too?
Jillian is feeling snoozy😴 What's your policy on midday catnaps?💤
Action Alert - please share! The Lions Tigers & Bears Rescue Team is preparing to depart on a mission to the southern Philippines to help Lyka the lioness - and WE NEED YOUR HELP!🦁🙏 • • • Lyka is a young, blind lioness who lives in a small, barren enclosure at the Maasin City Zoo. Working directly with Filipino veterinarians and Maasin City Zoo officials, LTB will evaluate Lyka's condition and determine the next steps to best help Lyka. Zoo officials believe Lyka has gone blind as a result of a congenital eye condition resulting from a "breeding mistake." During this initial trip we will provide Lyka with a thorough medical assessment, work on building a strong relationship with Zoo management and visit several facilities that could provide the lioness with more suitable care. Due to her poor health, relocation to the United States is not an option at this time.🐾 • • • ✨You can help make this mission possible by donating today, https://bit.ly/2YtSDEx. ✨ And by sharing this message!!! • • • And thanks to one of our generous donors - every donation made up to $20,000 will be matched DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR - meaning your donation to help Lyka will be automatically DOUBLED!🙌 Any funds raised beyond what is needed for Lyka's care will be used to support life-saving rescue efforts and care for rescued animals. One click is all it takes to double your gift to help this poor lioness. Donate on our website at https://bit.ly/2YtSDEx or directly on this post. We promise to keep you informed throughout this mission, and thank you so much for your generosity and your compassion.❤️🦁🐯🐻
Sprinkler system help needed - referrals welcome! LTB needs to make some repairs to our current sprinklers. Do you have a local company to recommend? Thank you!
Hank might not be the fastest tiger at LTB, but isn't it great to see this boy jumping out of his pool?💦 ▪️▪️▪️▪️ Years of neglect in barren concrete kennels takes a toll on captive big cats. Hank, who was exploited at a tiger breeding mill for most of his life, takes daily medication for arthritis now like many of our rescued big cats.🐾 This helps him feel better, so he is more able to move and groove around his habitat.🐯 Physical activity is so important for overall health. ▪️▪️▪️▪️ Does Hank motivate you to get up and move more this #TigerTuesday? 📷Keeper Darby
Big chuffs of thanks to Girl Scout Troop 4557 for visiting LTB this weekend to learn about and support rescued exotic animals!!!🦁🐯🐻 AND for donating $200 from their recent cookie sales to help help provide life-long care for the sanctuary animals!🙌❤️ THANK YOU!!! Lions Tigers & Bears is a great choice for scout troops, field trips and team outings.🐾 Know someone who might like to plan a group outing to LTB? Tag them in the comments! And please leave a comment to let the scouts know what a great job they did helping the animals!
Someone forgot to tell Albert it's Monday.☀️🐻 Do you want to send him a motivating message to get this week started right?🐾
Please SHARE!🦁🐯🐻 LTB's biggest event of the year is just around the corner and it's going to be so much FUN!!! Get WILD and join us for Wild in the Country - Saturday, May 18, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with VIP reception from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets on sale NOW and all proceeds support rescue efforts and rescued animals, https://bit.ly/2TtDHXa 🐾 We have amazing silent and live auction items lined up - Super Bowl tickets, anyone?!🏈 Do you know someone who might be interested in donating an item or experience? Or do you have a company in mind who might be interested in one of our sponsorship opportunities? Please tag them here or share this message! Thank you for supporting the animals!❤️🐾
Meatball, the famous "Glendale Bear,"🐻 got his name because he was found in someone's garage eating a bag of Costco meatballs. What would you be called if you were named for the last thing you ate?🤔🥞🥓🍓 📷Keeper Brian
We were so happy to have Tess Holliday, Nadia Aboulhosn and their family & friends visit LTB this week to learn more about the issues facing captive exotic animals.❤️ Sharing information and raising awareness is such an important part of helping the animals, and we're thankful to them for taking the time to learn more and for using their platforms to share information on behalf of the animals.🙌🦁🐯🐻❤️
Brother and sister grizzlies, Albert & Cherry Bomb are so bear-y cute together. Do you have this much fun with your sibling? 🐻💞🐻
Have you ever seen a mountain lion up close?🐾 Keeper Tovah checks in with Punkin who was rescued from an exotic animal breeding mill along with his partner Melanie. He is one of the more vocal cats at the sanctuary. 😺How would you describe that sound?
Veterinary Update: Dr. Ryan Sadler was here again this week to perform an ultrasound and abscess removal on lioness, Suri. 🦁She also received a full physical exam. Bakari had a dental exam, and Sadie, the Bengal hybrid cat had an ear exam. Himalayan bear, Baloo has been showing signs of some vision impairment, so Dr. Sadler evaluated him as well but determined at this point, he does not require treatment. Every donation you make to LTB helps provide lifelong care like this for animals in need. This week's procedures cost LTB over $1,950. We simply could not provide this care without your generous support. Every dollar counts. Thank you for giving what you can to support the animals!❤️ Please share! 📷Keeper Rebekah
Floating toys are fun, but looks like something else has caught Tabu's eye this morning... do you see who is watching in the background? #tigertuesday 🎥Keeper Darby
Maverick is coming in for a landing!🐯 Are you ready to pounce on anything this Monday?🐾 📷Keeper Darby
Bakari, Jillian & Suri celebrated their birthday yesterday! Want to send them a birthday wish? 🥳🎁🎂 🎥Keeper Darby
Happy Sunday Funday! How do you think Louie is feeling this morning? 📷: Volunteer Michele
Happy #Caturday from resident BFFs, Moka🐯 & Nola🐯!❤️ Have you visited these two rescued tigers at LTB yet? Aren't they growing up fast? ・・・ 📷Keeper Darby
Are you ready for some Friday fun? How about a #rescued bear eating lettuce? 🐻🥬 ・・・ Purchased as a pet for a 3 year-old, Maddie was almost sold to a canned hunt. Instead, she was taken in by a well-meaning private owner and kept in a corn crib cage for years with no room to roam and eating a poor diet. ・・・ Life sure has changed for Maddie.🌻 She now has plenty of open space to explore and healthy food to eat every day thanks to the support of our generous donors. Every dollar you donate, helps provide lifelong care for rescued animals. Does Maddie inspire you to eat more greens? ・・・ 🎥Volunteer Heather
Please share to help raise awareness against cub petting! Bears bred for photo ops like this are exposed to pervasive animal cruelty and disappear into the devastating exotic animal trade. ・・・ International Sportsmen's Expositions is using bear cubs to promote their convention this weekend at Mountain America Expo Center. They are also deleting negative comments and blocking anyone who posts negative comment from their social media accounts. NBC affiliate KSL 5 TV anchors also deleted videos of baby bears crying in distress as the reporters laughed and joked about being mama bears. ・・・ Please ask International Sportsmen's Expositions Yellowstone Bear World and KSL 5 TV to do the right thing and stop exploiting baby bears! No legitimate accredited sanctuary or zoo (GFAS, ASA or AZA) allows hands-on encounters like this with apex predators because it endangers public health and exposes captive wild animals to massive animal welfare abuse. ・・・ In the wild, cubs stay with their mothers for 18 months or more. Bears have highly complex physical and behavioral needs, they are not stage props and they don't belong in television studios or expo centers. ・・・ International Sportsmen's Expositions Yellowstone Bear World and KSL 5 TV KUTV 2News KTVX ABC 4 KUED Channel 7 Fox 13 News
Suri loves a nice sunny spot🌞
Happy #tiger Tuesday from big boy Hank, who is enjoying a freshly scented toy. 🐯 ∙ • ∙ Introducing new scents and sights to our rescued animals is one way our keepers provide daily enrichment to help keep captive wild animals like Hank mentally and physically engaged.❤️ ∙ • ∙ When you donate to LTB you help support ongoing lifetime care and daily enrichment for rescued animals like Hank.😻 ∙ • ∙ Can you guess any of Hank's favorite scents?🤔 ∙ • ∙ • 🎥Keeper Darby
Zulu is looking pretty focused this morning.🦁 Do you ever look at anyone this intensely?🐾
Are you Springing Forward for Daylight Savings, or sleeping in like Jillian and Suri this Sunday Funday?😴
Everyone's favorite rescued black #leopard, Shadow is hunting for snacks this #Caturday😻🐾 🎥:Keeper Darby
What's better than this?!❤️ Sound up⬆ for munchy🥬 crunching. ♡♡♡♡ Bounced around from roadside zoo to roadside zoo, Teddy🐻 and his brother, Baloo🐻 were nearly sold at auction 2x! Private owners took the bears in, but when they were no longer able to care for the bears they reached out to LTB for a lifetime home.🐾
Happy #ThrowbackThursday! Can you believe Bakari, Jillian & Suri were ever this small?😻 Do you know who is who?🐾
Guess that 🐾 paw print! Extra credit🏅if you can name the individual rescued animal!🦁🐯🐻
Can we name this look Tabu has on her face?💥 It's hard to believe this girl is the oldest of our current six rescued tigers. She is also one of the first big cats LTB founder Bobbi Brink ever rescued. Bobbi rescued Tabu's mother, Natasha and father, Raja from a private owner in Texas who had neglected the big cats for years and was threatening to shoot the tigers. Though no-one knew, Natasha was pregnant at the time, and Tabu and sister, Sitarra were born two months later at LTB.🐾 The most elusive and sensitive of all our rescued tigers, Tabu prefers quieter habitats and personal space. She doesn't love having a lot of new people around her - who can relate?🙋🏻‍♀️
Caption this. (Louie vs cantaloupe🍈.) 📷:Keeper Tovah
How did you first learn about the exotic animal trade, and what progress would you like to see made for these amazing animals?🐾 In honor of World Wildlife Day today, we are sharing part of the "why" behind what we do at LTB. What's your "why?" Why do these issues matter to you? Please share! Awareness and education are essential.🦁🐯🐻 View the entire video on our homepage, https://www.lionstigersandbears.org
Wait for Moka's face😃 Wonder what's going through the minds of these two besties this Caturday?...😜🐾 Moka🐯❤️Nola🐯
Who do you know that would enjoy this amazing event, please SHARE! Get wild and join us for our biggest event of the year!!! Wild in the Country is Saturday, May 18, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with VIP reception from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets on sale NOW and all proceeds support rescue efforts and rescued animals, https://bit.ly/2TtDHXa 🦁🐯🐻🐾 Will we see you there?!!!
What does a bear do for fun?🐻 Happy fun-day Friday from Himalayan bear, Teddy! He looks pretty serious here, but brother bears Teddy and Baloo like to have a good time as much as the next bear. Can you guess any of their favorite activities?🐾 📷:Keeper Brian
What would you do if you discovered someone selling baby tigers?🐯 Or breeding bears for men to wrestle?🐻 Can one person really make a difference? Here is a short clip from our latest LTB welcome video. Please share!!!🦁🐾❤️ You can view the entire video on our homepage at, https://www.lionstigersandbears.org
Doesn't this guy have a great face?😻 Clarence's life before being rescued was dominated by fear. He was kept in a small cage at fur farm in Ohio. The owners used him to harvest his urine to sell to hunters. In order to capture his urine, they would scare it out of him each day, shaking his cage, yelling, and intimidating him. (You can read more about his story on our website, https://www.lionstigersandbears.org) What do you see in Clarence's face now? He is no longer living in fear. Maybe that's a smile?🐾❤️
Action alert: Please share! The Big Cat Public Safety Act was officially reintroduced to the House of Representatives today! Lions Tigers & Bears fully supports this crucial federal legislation which would ban private ownership of lions, tigers and other big cats. Please contact your members of Congress and urge them to support this important bill, https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative. To read the bill, https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1380?s=4&r=4
Recognize this big boy?!🐯 Hint: He was confiscated at the border as a 6-week old cub. Two young men, who were part of an established cross-border exotic animal trafficking ring were prosecuted last year for attempting to illegally transport this cub into California. They had messages on their phones bragging about selling exotic animals like monkeys, jaguars and lions. This #tiger Tuesday, we're thankful this cub has a safe fur-ever home with LTB. If you followed his journey, and have a question or comment about how he is doing, please let us know. Or tag a tiger loving friend who needs to see his beautiful face!🐯❤️ (Cub photo courtesy of US Customs and Border Protection San Diego)
It's hard looking so regal all the time.👑 Even Bakari has to loosen up sometimes. Caption ideas? 😸 📷: Keeper Darby
Why do sanctuaries like Lion Tigers & Bears exist? Do you ever wish you could do more to help exotic animals? 🦁Here is a simple step that will make a big difference: please like and share this short clip. Positivities change is possible through education and awareness. 🐯Sharing information is key!!!! You can view the entire video on our homepage at https://www.lionstigersandbears.org.🐻🐾🧡 Do you have thoughts, ideas, or suggestions about how to make an impact in ending the exotic animal trade? Comments welcome!
Join the team! Are you or someone you know interested in working at Lions Tigers & Bears? We are hiring! Positions open at this time: Volunteer Coordinator The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the volunteer program at Lions Tigers and Bears. https://bit.ly/2Ei67Kr Housekeeping/Facilities Attendant/Day Porter The Facilities Attendant is responsible for the keeping and maintaining of most all aspects of the facility. If you are interested in either of these positions please apply online at http://www.glassdoor.com. If you have any other questions please email Tina at admin@lionstigersandbears.org We are always looking for great volunteers too!
Please share this short clip from our newest LTB welcome video. 🦁🐯🐻 Visitors to the sanctuary are often surprised to learn how extensive and devastating the exotic animal trade is -- not just internationally🌎, but right here in the United States. Positive change is possible, but only through increased awareness. Every visit to LTB starts with an educational video for this very reason. You can view the entire video on our homepage, https://www.lionstigersandbears.org🧡
Get ready, Moka is coming in fast! Here's some more video of the rescued animals enjoying our #SanDiego snow day today at Lions Tigers & Bears. Who do you think had the most fun?❄️🦁🐯🐻🐾
For #EarthDay 🌏 & always - Tigers are #endangered and the captive breeding of generic tigers for the exotic #animal trade is part of the problem. To protect #tigers everywhere, please don't ever pay to pet, hold, or play w/🐯cubs. The animals are exposed to devastating
The rescued #bears 🐻 are getting an #Easter surprise during our 10 am visit today! 🐣 Volume up⬆️  Bbit.ly/2UlhxCXo/2heoJFiXGm - and enjoy all the holiday
Tell us how you really feel Louie!😻Did you know a lion's #roar can be heard up to 5 miles away. They often roar to tell each other where they are, intimidate intruders, or to warn each other of possible danger.🦁 What do you think Louie's roaring about? #lion 📹Volun
The LTB Team is back from the #Philippines, but there's more work to be done for Lyka and other #animals at the Maasin City #Zoo. Here's an update from Bobbi on next steps. Please donate to support Lyka's bit.ly/2YtSDExCQNMAO #AnimalWelfare #lions #animal
The LTB Rescue Team has left the Philippines, but there is more work to be done. Here's a recap on next steps. #animalwelfare #lion #sandie
Who invited you Monday?😼 #leopard #MondayMorning #mondayv
The LTB Rescue Team has been in the Philippines helping Lyka the blind lioness and other #animals at the Maasin City Zoo. Here's LTB Founder and Director Bobbi Brink with an updat
Hank #tiger thinks Caturdays are for napping 😴 agree or disagree? #caturday #SanDi
Moka made a big splash💦 when he arrived at LTB. At just 21 months, this youngster is still growing. Do you know at what age #tigers are considered full grown?🐯❤️ #animals #sandiego #sanctuary #RescueCub
Meatball and all of us at LTB are feeling beary🐾 #thankful for blue skies, green grass and all the visitors, donors and volunteers who make moments like this possible for the rescued #animals.🙌🦁🐯🐻   What are you thankful for this #Thursday
Happy #NationalSiblingsDay from all our rescued #animal siblings - Arusha & Zulu, Teddy & Baloo, Bakari, Jillian & Suri, and Albert & Cherry Bomb!🦁🐯🐻 Who are your favorite siblings to see
Please donate today to support this critical care, bit.ly/2YtSDEx Thanks to one of our generous donors - all donations made up to $20,000 will be matched DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR - meaning your donation to help Lyka will automatically be DOUBLED! Thank you!❤
Edmund is in a critical state, and we will be working to provide better conditions for him in the interim, until our team determines the next steps for the animals at Maasin City Zoo.
After Lyka's treatment, our team was able to assess Edmund. He is underweight, has an ulcer on his lip, and pressure sores on his foot pads from being kept on concrete.
Lyka remained stable as the team monitored her heart rate and respiration throughout the procedure. Our team will be formulating next steps for Lyka and treatment of her painful glaucoma.
Dr. Donato diagnosed Lyka with a fractured right shoulder, that is now healed, although not correctly. The fracture is part of the reason for Lyka's abnormal gait. Lyka also suffers from metabolic bone disease due to improper nutrition as a cub. This disease is irreversible.
Lyka's eyes were assessed and she was diagnosed with chronic dry eye syndrome, glaucoma in both eyes and neurovascularization in her left eye. Her inter-ocular pressure was nearly double what a normal reading should be. It is safe to say that Lyka doesn't have sight in either e
Lyka update! We were able to complete Lyka's full physical exam under sedation yesterday. The procedure was led by wildlife veterinarian, Dr. Nielsen Donato, and a team of veterinarians from the Philippines Association of Wildlife Veterinarians (PAWV). #lion #animalrescue #Ly
The LTB Rescue Team has been in the Philippines working on a mission to help Lyka, a 6 year old lioness with an undiagnosed eye condition at the Maasin City Zoo. Lyka's story has drawn international attention as visitors of the zoo have brought light to her cause. #animalrescue
Lyka Mission Update: The LTB Rescue Team is on the ground in in the Philippines to help Lyka the #lion & other #animals at the Massin City Zoo. Your support has helped make this mission possible! If you haven't already donated, please do so today, bit.ly/2TtDHXa
What are you smiling about today?! Happy #Caturday from beautiful Miss Mia #bobcat
Louie's full name is Lufano, meaning "good to love."💞 Do you think it fits him? If you had the chance, what name would you pick that's fit for a King?👑 #F
Our biggest event of the year is coming up Saturday, May 18! Do you have your tickets yet? We're so excited @WhitneyCummings will be here to guest host! Tix on sale nowlionstigersandbears.org/our-events/wil…AR all proceeds support #rescue work and lifelong care for rescued #animals! #sandie
Rub-a-dub-dub, Meatball's in the tub🛁. Do you know anyone who enjoys a good soak as much as this gu
This is how our team normally rolls out on a #rescue mission, but this time the hauler stays behind as LTB ✈️heads to the Philippines to help Lyka the blind #lion @ the Maasin City Zoo. 🦁Please #donate to support this mbit.ly/2YtSDExvCQNMAO every $ matched up to
Paws up if you are ready for #SundayFunday?🐾.    Do you know which rescued #tiger🐅 this is jumpin
Happy #Caturday from Shadow! Many of the kiddos who visit LTB say this #rescued black #leopard is their favorite sanctuary animal.💞 What was your favorite #animal as a child?🦁🐯🐻 🐾
Lions Tigers & Bears is heading to the Philippines to help a young, blind #lioness named Lyka, living in a small barren enclosure at the Maasin City Zoo. And WE NEED YOUR HELP🦁🙏 ✨Please help make this mission possible by donatingbit.ly/2YtSDExjvCQ
Meatball, the famous "Glendale #Bear,"🐻 got his name because he was found in someone's garage eating a bag of Costco meatballs.  What would you be called if you were named for the last thing y
Anyone else spending #Caturday like Bakari?
Maverick is coming in for a landing!🐯 Are you ready to pounce on anything this #Monday?🐾 📷Kee
Volume⬆️ What word would you use to describe snack time with rescued #lion Bakari?🦁 🎥Ke
Zulu is looking pretty focused this morning.🦁 Do you ever look at anyone this intensel
Guess that 🐾#paw print! Extra credit if you can name the individual rescued #anim
Can we name this look Tabu has on her face?💥 The most elusive and sensitive of all our #rescued #tigers, Tabu prefers quieter habitats and personal space. She doesn't love having a lot of new people around her - who can relat
Sharing this clip in honor of #WorldWildifeDay.🦁 What would you do if you discovered someone selling baby #tigers? Or breeding bears for men to wrestle? Can one person really make a difference? 🐾 Watch the entire video on our homepaglionstigersandbears.org
Who do you know that would enjoy this amazing #SanDiego event benefitting rescued animals?!🦁Get wild and join us Saturday, May 18, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets on sale NOW🐯all proceeds support rescue efforts and rescued #anbit.ly/2TtDHXazZ5YA5RMY Will we see yo
Why do sanctuaries like Lion Tigers & Bears exist? And what can you do to help animals that are victims of the exotic animal trade? Sharing information is key!!View the entire video on our homepage at lionstigersandbears.org.
The Big Cat Public Safety Act was reintroduced to the House of Representatives yesterday! Please contact your members of Congress and urge them to support this crucial legislation, banning private ownership of lions, tigers & other big cats, house.gov/representative….
How extensive is the #exoticanimal trade? And what can you do to help? Positive change is possible, but only through increased awareness. Every visit to LTB starts with an educational video for this very reason. View the entire video at lionstigersandbears.org🦁
Rescued white tiger Nola is coming in fast!🐯#Tigers make a specific sound when they are happy or greeting each other-do you know what it's called? If you turn your volume☝️you'll hear it. Hard to say who had more fun in the #SanDiego snow yesterday the 🐻s
Everyone has been asking if the animals like the #SanDiego ❄️snow....what do you think rescued Grizzly #bear Albert would say
Dagmar, did you see the snow at LIons Tigers & Bears today? Your friend Louie had a lot to say about it🦁💬 https:
What do you think #WhiteLion Louie has to say about this snowy #SanDiego morning❄️ at Lions Tigers & Bears
Snow at Lions Tigers & Bears today! https://t.co/cLxoevA88i
Snow at LTB today!!! https://t.co
❄️Snow is falling again at Lions Tigers & Bears❄️ in #SanDiego. What should Suri & Jillian do fi
It snowed last night!❄️
Help needed! This powerful storm took a major toll on sanctuary grounds. The animals are all safe & sheltered, but we have a costly clean up ahead. We need to rent equipment to regrade and remove excess mud & water. Please donate what you can, bit.ly/2DFUsEN
Sharing some #love … from our pride to yours.💞Head rubbing, nuzzling and licking are all natural #lion behaviors believed to strengthen social bonds and relationships. 🦁💖🦁Wishing you a very happy #Va
This is what it's all about...no longer forced to perform for anyone, #lions, Louie, Arusha and Zulu are thriving in the Linking Love to Lives habitat. We are feeling so thankful this #caturday to all our visitors, supporters & donors. You made this happen💞💞💞 📷:
Grizzly #bear, Albert is ready to make anyone #smile today.🐻❤️😍 📷: Volu
🏈#Leopard Conga has made her #SuperBowl prediction....🏈🎉 What do you think, did she make the righ
Paws for effect...🐾  Happy #Caturday from 👑Bakari! 📷:Amy Wagner
Agile despite her age, Crystal is a stalking queen👑 She loves to track guests arriving for visits, and is quick to run over and greet keepers + visitors alike😻🐾 #w
To accommodate his quieter #mountainlion personality, we recently moved Conrad 🐾to a habitat away from foot traffic and activity.  He is loving the peace and quiet, while still receiving all the care, attention and enrichment from our "paw-some" ke
This face👇! When #cats discover scents, they often open their mouths to help identify the smell, sucking in air towards what's known as the Jacobson's organ in the roof of the mouth. So either Maverick is smelling something good, or he's just tasted something
Will Albert come out of his bedroom for a visit?🐻🐾  "Na'maste right here," says this sleepy #bear.💤🧸💜 Hap
Beautiful Arusha