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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.

Thanksgiving Turkey Bash

Come get WILD at Lions Tigers & Bears the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving - and watch our rescued big cats and bears enjoy their Thanksgiving Feast. This event is a special twist on our regularly scheduled 10 AM guided educational visit. Click below to reserve your space today!

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#GivingTuesday (12/3) kicks off our year end campaign to raise essential funds for the lifetime care of our 65+ rescued animals, while ensuring we can be there for other big cats and bears in need of dire help into the new year. It takes so much to provide for these animals - from healthy diets and enriching habitats, to quality veterinary care. Thanks to a group of generous donors - your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar until we meet our goal of $30,000!!! Text LTBgive to 41444 or click below to donate today.

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Christmas Holiday Fundraiser

Come watch the animals open their Christmas presents, and enjoy an afternoon at the sanctuary celebrating the holiday season. Local food trucks, festive music, an opportunity drawing and an appearance by the man in red - Santa Claus will be part of the day.
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Visit our rescued animals at Lions Tigers & Bears

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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Keepers and Volunteers spending some time at LTB's Christmas Festival today telling Santa what all of our animals want and need for Christmas.. LTB is blessed to have such a awesome team. Can you guess what the animals want for Christmas??
Come to Lions Tigers & Bears Christmas Fundraiser today, Saturday Dec. 14th from 12 pm to 4 pm to find out if our tiger Maverick in the Laurie Mcgrath and Michael P Mcgrath Tiger Trails made Santa's Naughty or Nice list sponsored by The Kevin and Suzanne Schon Foundation!!! Watch all the animals receive their Christmas Trees and Presents from Santa 🎅🏻 We will also be unveiling the Black Bears Christmas present in their habitat!! They have been VERY nice this year 🐻🎄 Join the festivities at San Diego's ONLY Big Cat and Exotic Animal Accredited Sanctuary. There is a Special Visit, Raffle Prizes, Food Trucks, Coffee and Cocktail Bar, Santa, and FUN!!! Don't miss out on this great event, tickets available at the door 🎄🎅🏻🦁🐯🐻🎅🏻🎄
After stopping in Florida to wash and sanitize the truck and hauler, we made a couple more stops in Florida and Alabama to pick up some feathered friends. We then headed to Benson Arizona where we have just delivered the Macaws, Quakers and Parakeets at the awesome Oasis Bird Sanctuary. I fell madly in love with the Quakers. Mason, the MaCaw seemed to be so calm and observant. He loves peanuts and walnuts, that's for sure. It's funny how they take a liking to certain people and he seemed to like me. These birds are very beautiful but, please remember they really do need to fly, they make a lot of noise, require a special diet, require tons of time and attention, and lots of special needs. They most likely will out live you, so please please PLEASE really think about the lifetime commitment it takes and the needs of these birds, including the need to fly, before going out and getting a bird. Here at The Oasis Sanctuary they have over 800 unplaceable, unwanted rescued birds and this is just one rescue facility. The most important fact with the exotic animal trade is that the more people continue to buy them, the more the breeders continue to breed and the more the smugglers and poachers will continue to rip them from the wild to capture and to traffic the animals. It is simply a supply and demand thing. Some species over 100 animals have to die in order for just one to make to its destination alive, just to become a breeder or a pet in a cage. The longer I am in this business and the more animals I am able to help, the more I know in my heart every life matters and WILD ANIMALS BELONG IN THE WILD! The next time you get the opportunity to be around a parrot look into their eyes, there is so much ♥️💕❤️ there. It costs Lions Tigers and Bears about $3.25 per mile each way to make the time we do out on the road to transport the animals. Special thanks to my bird loving friend Patty for caring and for raising a little over a dollar a mile to get the birds from Florida and Alabama to Benson Arizona and for all of you who donated and continue to donate to make the work we do possible!! 🦁🐯🐻 Bobbi 💕♥️💕
What would it life be like if you could have UNLIMITED visits to Lions Tigers & Bears 🦁🐯🐻✨⠀ ⠀ IT WOULD BE AMAZING!!!! It would also mean that you're a member🙌🏼✨⠀ ⠀ Not a member? ⠀ ⠀ Become one today! Membership to Lions Tigers & Bears is a great way to give back to our rescued animals. ⠀ ⠀ Enjoy unlimited visits to the sanctuary for an entire year and other exclusive members only discounts and offers.⠀ Click here to learn more👉🏼 https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/become-a-member
RESCUE UPDATE. Yukon the wolf has made it to his beautiful forever home at Forest Animal Rescue in Florida. He couldn't wait to get out of the rescue hauler and was tired after the long trip but, still excited to explore his quarantine cage, listen to his new keepers and take in all of the sights and smells of his new surroundings. Volunteers and staff will be working hard to build his new habitat and hoping he is going to take a liking to a beautiful female wolf who at first was a little shy and timid upon his arrival but, in no time was as close as she could get to admire the handsome new comer to the sanctuary
Get it?! unBEARable🐻✨😂⠀ ⠀ Ditch the wrapping & give them a gift they'll love! ⠀ ⠀ An EXPERIENCE at #LionsTigersandBears! ⠀ ⠀ Gift certificates to visit Lions Tigers & Bears are the perfect gift for the animal lover in your life. ⠀ ⠀ We have gift certificates for "Member-for-a-Day" visits, Feed with a Keeper experiences, and a variety of Behind the Scenes opportunities!⠀ ⠀ Head to LionsTigersandBears.org to learn more!⠀ ⠀ 👇🏼TAG someone who would love this as a gift! ⠀ #giftsthatgiveback
Come celebrate the holiday season and watch the animals open their Christmas presents at our annual Christmas Festival Fundraiser! 🦁🐯🐻🎄✨⠀ ⠀ There will be local food trucks, hot cocoa, delicious holiday drinks, an incredible opportunity drawing, Santa Claus and plenty of time to spend with your favorite rescued animals.⠀ ⠀ WHEN👉🏼Saturday - 12/14 from 12-4 PM⠀ ⠀ Click here to learn more: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-events/christmas-fundraiser #christmas2019
LTB's youngest bobcat 😻 sure has come a long way since he was first rescued after being dropped off at a local pet hospital as an emaciated and dehydrated baby🐱 ⠀ What word would you use to describe Diego?
Don't you just love Maddie's happy face?😊 ⠀ Purchased as a pet and nearly sold to a canned hunt, this 18 year old black bear was rescued six years ago. ⠀ Thank you for supporting lifetime care for rescued animals like Maddie💜 Knowing she is safe and cared for gives us all a great reason to smile 😊
Feisty + fearless, Nola 🐯 Moka, the happy youngster🐯 stalking queen, Crystal 🐯 Maverick, the charmer 🐯 beloved old man, Hank 🐯 and Tabu the "OG" beauty of LTB. ⠀ Each of these tigers has their own rescue story - but they all share a common background as victims of the exotic animal trade. ⠀ Today is International Tiger Day, a day devoted to raising awareness for tiger conservation. And while a mere 3,900 tigers are left in the wild - where tigers belong❣️ - an estimated 5,000 to 7,000 tigers are kept captive in backyards and roadside zoos in the U.S. alone. ⚠️Actual numbers may be higher, since there is no federal tracking program for privately owned big cats. ⠀ One of the greatest misconceptions about these tigers is that breeding them helps conserve tigers in the wild🐅 This couldn't be further from the truth. ⠀ The majority of tigers in the U.S. are kept by private owners and roadside zoos - many participate in rampant breeding, further exploiting the big cats through cub petting encounters. ⠀ These tigers are "generic" tigers (bred across 2 or more subspecies) and have NO conservation value because they're not bred according to the Species Survival Plan. ⠀ In fact, only 250 of the 5,000 to 7,000 captive U.S. tigers are pure-bred subspecies (kept in AZA accredited zoos). ⠀ Fortunately, there are real sanctuaries like LTB to provide a glimmer of hope. Currently providing lifelong refuge to six rescued tigers, LTB has rescued hundreds of tigers across the U.S. ⠀ With your help - together we can do even more to protect tigers. ⠀ ❌Please don't pay to hold or play with tigers. It's always cruel for the animals and doesn't support real conservation efforts. ⠀ ❌Please don't pay to watch tigers in circuses or performances. Tigers are wild animals not entertainers. ⠀ ✅Call your representatives and urge them to support the Big Cat Public Safety Act - which will limit private ownership of big cats and end cub petting (link in profile). ⠀ ✅Sign up for LTB's newsletter and visit our website to stay informed. ⠀ ✅Donate, visit, volunteer + share information to raise awareness. ⠀ ❤️Thank you for taking a stand to support tigers this International Tiger Day.
Are you hanging with your pride🦁this Sunday Funday? ⠀ Rescued lions Louie👑,Arusha & Zulu 📷 Keeper Brian
Happy birthday beautiful boy!💙 ⠀ We're celebrating not just a birthday today - but Moka's rescue - and a life free from abusive exploitation. ⠀ Moka was lucky - finding lifetime refuge at an accredited sanctuary - but many more tigers bred for the exotic animal trade are not. Thank you for following Moka's journey + for continuing to support LTB's critical rescue and education work. ⠀ Your donations, membership, visits, volunteer efforts and support truly make a difference and ensure that animals like Moka live with dignity and respect. ⠀ Will you consider a donation of $27 today to support Moka's lifetime care at LTB?❤️ it costs over $10K/year - or $27/day - for basic food and care for a tiger like Moka. Your donation at any level keeps Moka and tigers like him safe. Swipe 👆 for adorable baby Moka video taken by @sdzsafaripark. Do you want to send Moka a birthday message?
Happy Funday Fur-iday 🐻💦 from rescued grizzly Albert. Are you staying cool like this big guy?🐾
How bear-y🐻 cute is this video of rescued Himalayan bear Teddy eating his apple🍎? 🌜🐻 ⠀ 📹Volunteer Alyssa ⠀
When it's Tuesday but feels like it should be Friday...🐯😴
Fun fact: Meatball starts every day with a great big grin😃 Can this rescued bear motivate you to smile this Monday?🐻🌻 ⠀
Moka+ Nola= #SundayFunday Couldn't you watch these two 🐯💜🐯all day? ⠀ 🎥Volunteer Alyssa
Happy Caturday😻from rescued tiger Moka! Moka's 1st birthday at LTB is just one week away - 7/27 during the 10 am visit. Are you coming to watch him open his presents?🥳 ⠀ Slide👆to see a baby pic of Moka after he was first rescued from animal traffickers - 📷@drmonicaharms. Do you remember when Moka was that small?!
Who's the real Lion King of LTB?🦁👑 Bakari, Louie or too close to call?
👆Your donations in action!✨ Thank you bear-y much for donating to Liberty's birthday fundraiser and making her bday wish come true🙏 The new bear 🐻 culvert has been installed and the bears are loving it!!! ❤️ LTB is also working on adding a new den in Liberty's safety bedroom. Your donation at any level will help us finish this much needed work for the black bears🐻🐾 Thank you!
Can you feel the love🎶 for rescued animals like Louie? ⠀ The new Lion King movie🎬 launches this week and LTB - home to real life Lion King and retired performance lion, Louie🦁 - is thrilled to see the film industry move away from using live animals in movies. ⠀ Performance animals lead difficult, unnatural lives. Used for as long as they're profitable, many of these animals disappear once they're no longer useful because there is no federal tracking program for privately-owned big cats like lions. ⠀ Only the lucky ones - like Louie👑 - find placement at an accredited sanctuary like Lions Tigers & Bears. ⠀ @peta announced today that they are sponsoring Louie in honor of Lion King director @jonfavreau who made this film without using a single real animal👏 and we hope this will inspire others to donate to support lifesaving care for animals like Louie. ⠀ Lions, tigers, bears and other wild exotic animals don't belong on stage and now thanks to CGI technology there is no reason at all to use live animals for performances ever again. ⠀ Thank you to everyone involved in producing this film for embracing technology and preserving animal welfare. And thank you for donating to provide life-saving care for Louie and other rescued animals in need! ⠀ If you're interested in sponsoring a specific rescued animal at LTB please see the link in profile. Your donation at any level makes a lifesaving difference for animals like Louie💜🦁👑 ⠀ 📷 @drmonicaharms
It's hard to look beautiful with your tongue out👅 but rescued lioness Arusha pulls it off - don't you think? 🦁 📷 @kathleenreeder
Are you excited for the new Lion King movie? 🎥 🍿 If there was a CGI version of rescued lion Bakari, who would you cast to play him?🦁👑
Rescued bobcat RJ says a nap and a hammock are the purr-fect Sunday combination😻 Do you agree?
On a scale from 1 to 10 how awesome is this throwback video of rescued white tiger Nola playing in the water💦? This girl always has SO much fun with H2O😻 ⠀ Just a reminder: Please don't pay to see white tigers in performances or pay to hold or play with tiger cubs. There are no legitimate accredited breeding programs for white tigers. White tigers have no conservation value — they are bred solely in captivity for exploitation. ⠀ White tigers are not a separate species - they're Bengal tigers and mixed-breed tigers that have been inbred to carry a very rare recessive gene for white fur. This inbreeding causes white tigers to suffer from extremely high rates of many congenital health problems including facial deformities and vision problems. ⠀ If you want to see a white tiger and learn more about them, visit a true sanctuary like LTB where proceeds from your visit support lifelong care for rescued animals like Nola💜 ⠀ 🎥Volunteer Alyssa
How would you describe Albert's Friday vibe? 🎉 🐻💕
Can you imagine living each day in fear, kept captive in a tiny cage, while people yell at you and shake you? ⠀ That was Clarence's reality for over a decade at an Ohio fur farm, where this bobcat was used for his urine which was then sold to hunters. ⠀ To harvest his urine, the fur farm owners would scare it out of him each day - shaking Clarence's cage, shouting at him and intimidating him until he would urinate. These daily sessions traumatized Clarence, exposing him to ongoing stress. ⠀ When he was rescued by LTB in 2015, Clarence was understandably cautious. It took him a while to adjust to his new surroundings and trust that no-one was going to hurt him anymore. ⠀ Over the past four year, Clarence has transformed😻 Now he spends his days watching the birds and napping. He enjoys catnip as well as a good treat. He's also forged a strong bond with fellow rescued bobcat Mia. The two can often be found hanging out together. ⠀ Clarence no longer lives a life dominated by fear. He is safe thanks to you❤️ ⠀ LTB couldn't save animals like Clarence without your help. Your donation at any level truly makes a difference for Clarence and all the rescued animals.
Happy whisker Wednesday from a very focused Conga 🐆 What do you think she is stalking?... ⠀ 📷 @kathleenreeder
Can you touch your tongue to your nose?!😜 Happy #TOT from rescued white lion Louie👑👅 ⠀ 📷Volunteer Alyssa
Can Tabu🐯 scare Monday away?🐾 ✅ yes ✅ no ✅ or hope so!
Surprise - Moka's taking a turn in the big pool! He + Nola🐯 were just rotated into a different habitat as part of their ongoing enrichment. ⠀ Exploring new spaces like this provides a physical and mental challenge 🧩 for captive animals. ⠀ Moka is a more cautious tiger🐅 He needed a day to adjust, but now he's jumping and swimming like a champ🏆 ⠀ Confiscated at the US/MX border from animal traffickers when he was just weeks old, LTB's youngest rescue "cub" is growing fast!💨 ⠀ Moka will be celebrating his FIRST full year at LTB on Saturday, July 27— will you come join the fun?🐾 ⠀
Happy Caturday!🦁 Are you ready to paw-ty?🐾
Paws up🐾 if you want to spend the holiday #weekend poolside 🏊‍♀️ like rescued grizzlies Albert🐻+ Cherry 🐻🍒
Happy 4th of July🇺🇸 + HBD Liberty! ⠀ Can you believe it's been 10 years today since this wild-born 🐻 cub was saved + became the very first rescued bear at LTB? ⠀ Come celebrate Liberty during the 10 a.m. visit tomorrow → Friday, July 5. Book online and watch Liberty enjoy some special birthday enrichment🎂 ⠀ There's still time to make a donation in honor of Liberty's birthday to fund the new culvert in the black bear habitat. Your donation at any level - $5, $10, $20 or more - will help make Liberty's bday✨ wish✨ come true!❤️♡💙 ⠀ What goodies do you think we should we put in Liberty's cake this year?🤔
Are you looking for a way to put your time + talent to good use?!🦁🐯🐻 Join our amazing team of volunteers. Volunteers are the heart and soul of our work here at the sanctuary, providing essential help in so many areas — from checking-in visitors, to food prep, and even leading visits. ⠀ Do you know someone who might be interested in volunteering?😻Please tag them in the comments. (Volunteer link in profile for more info) ⠀ And please help us thank🙌 all of the incredible volunteers - like Michele here - for everything they do to support the rescued animals❤️ ⠀ If you'd like to watch this entire video - it's on the Volunteer page of the LTB website at lionstigersandbears.org
What do you think Maddie is smiling about today?🐻💕 ⠀ Bears smile much like humans do, for their own bear reasons based on what makes them feel happy. ⠀ Originally purchased as a pet for a child, Maddie was nearly sold to a canned hunt and spent years confined to a small cage with no space to play or roam and never setting foot on green grass🌱or dirt. ⠀ Now she spends her days exploring the multi-acre black bear habitat, playing with her bestie Liberty 💞rolling in the grass, munching her favorite snack - romaine lettuce🥬 - and cooling off in the pool. ⠀ Maddie has many reasons to smile now thanks to you. Thank you for continuing to support LTB and putting this big bear grin on Maddie's sweet face.❤️🦁🐯🐻 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Does Bakari look ready to take on Monday?🦁 #thatface 😂
Just add water 💦 and rescued white tiger Nola is a happy girl💕 what's the #1 ingredient in your purr-fect #Caturday?
Will you help make Liberty's birthday🥳 wish come true? ⠀ She might be full-grown, but she'll always be our baby🐻 This wild-born bear nearly lost her life as a young cub. Now she's celebrating a milestone birthday and she needs your help. ⠀ Like many yearlings who leave their mothers in search of food + territory, Liberty learned to find food entering campgrounds as a young cub🐻 When wild animals are no longer afraid to enter populated areas, they're considered habituated. Sadly this conflict often costs wild animals their lives. ⠀ Fortunately, officials reached out to LTB for lifetime placement and with your support, this wild-born baby became the very first rescued bear at the sanctuary on July 4, 2009🇺🇸 Liberty literally put the "bear" in Lions Tigers and Bears❤️ ⠀ Thanks to you, Liberty has grown these past 10 years into the happy, healthy bear she is today. The black bear habitat is now home to five other rescued black bears. As the baby of the group, Liberty stirs up some trouble - sneaking into all the other bears bedrooms to snoop for goodies or look for a better napping spot😴 It's not uncommon to find her sleeping in Delilah's bedroom. Liberty has also forged a strong friendship with Maddie and the two can often be found playing and rolling in the grass together, sitting at the picnic table👭 or taking an afternoon dip in the pool. ⠀ Liberty and all the black bears desperately need an additional culvert in their habitat. These giant cement culverts provide essential shade during the summer, cozy dens 🛌 during the winter and an overall fun spot to nap, lounge and play. Your donation at any level will make Liberty's birthday wish come true!❤️ ⠀ Every day is a gift for Liberty. She's able to roam the green grass under blue skies in open space thanks to you🌞 Please come celebrate her double-digit birthday at LTB on Friday, July 5 during the morning visit and please consider a donation at any level to support her lifetime care and new culvert!
Landmark moments take on even greater meaning when they support the lifelong care of majestic rescued sanctuary animals✨ ⠀ Thank you 🙌 Cy and Kim for celebrating your wedding with the animals. We wish you a lifetime of happiness.👰🤵 and thanks to @equinoxphoto for sharing these beautiful images💜 ⠀ Do you know someone searching for a very special venue? Tag them in the comments. We can't wait to get started planning for your special day🦁🐯🐻 ⠀
Wild-born mountain lion Conrad prefers to keep a low profile🤫 Mountain lions generally avoid humans, but Conrad was found roaming near an elementary school and picked up by officials as a public safety threat. LTB rescued him to save him from euthanasia. ⠀ #DYK that mountain lions have excellent vision?👀 They can't see in complete darkness, but these cats see detail in much lower light than humans. Their vision combined with razor sharp reflexes makes mountain lions skilled hunters. ⠀ Can you name any other animals with great night vision?🌘 ⠀
Isn't this behind-the-scenes peek at a very content Tabu 🐅 purr-fection? ⠀ Tabu is our most sensitive rescued tigress. She doesn't love a lot of new people or noise. We respect her needs and keep her in quieter habitats where she can enjoy her personal space - which makes moments like these even more special to share. ⠀ She's fierce, beautiful and loves her privacy — is Tabu your spirit animal?🐅 ⠀ 🎥Volunteer Alyssa ⠀
Louie is practicing his inner ☮️ - - - As a former circus 🎪 lion, Louie's no stranger to stress, but since his rescue he spends his days like this — soaking up the SoCal ☀️ and enjoying life w/out being forced to perform. Thank you for supporting Louie and all the rescued animals and making moments like this possible🙌💜 ⠀ 📷@kathleenreeder
Happy Sunday Funday🌞from rescued grizzly Albert🐻 he's ready for your favorite bear pun now... ⠀ 📷Keeper Brian
Shadow says everyday is #Caturday 😻 Agree or disagree? ⠀ 📷 @kathleenreeder
It's National Selfie Day → the purr-fect time to remember that wild animals like 🦁🐯 and 🐻s suffer for our #selfies. Legitimate sanctuaries and zoos never allow the public hands-on 🖐contact with 🦁🐯🐻 ⠀ Please don't pay💰 to hold, play or pose w/lions, tigers, bears, leopards or other big cats - it's always cruel for the animals. Swipe 👆 for a message from Bobbi. ⠀ When we know better, we do better. Help raise awareness for the animals and show us your ❤️ #HumaneSelfie ❤️
Um... who is this new bear and what is she doing in my pool? ⠀ 🐻:Delilah 📷 @KathleenReeder
Can you imagine waking up in your own luxurious retreat, to the roars of rescued lions and tigers?✨ ⠀ White Oak Retreat is the beautiful overnight escape at the sanctuary, overlooking the gorgeous Linking Love habitat. All proceeds benefit the rescued animals.🦁🐯🐻 ⠀ Book your next getaway today (link in profile) and feel good knowing that your incredible adventure will not only feed your soul and spirit, but will provide lifesaving care to the rescued animals.🧡 ⠀ Do you know someone who loves animals? Please tag them in the comments to help share this info!🤗
Any caption ideas? 💡🦁 - - - - - #DYK lions' tongues are as rough as sandpaper? 👅 They're covered in tiny spines - called papillae - which are tough enough to scrape meat off bones. ⠀ 📷@kathleenreeder
Maverick's trying to turn Monday into Funday💦🐯 Is it working? ⠀ 🎥Keeper Rebekah
Who is the King👑 of your pride?🐾Wishing all dads around the world 🌎 a very happy Father's Day from Bakari and all of us at LTB❤️ ⠀ 📷 @kathleenreeder
When you wake up early then realize, it's #Caturday😴 🐆 Rescued leopard Conga
Hank needs your help. Of all the white tigers at LTB, Hank is the one with the most issues. You can see some just by looking at him. ⠀ Tigers are supposed to be long and lean🐅 — but his blocky head and big shoulders don't match his short legs and stout body. He's clearly cross-eyed - as are all white tigers. These vision and body shape issues cause white tigers to suffer from poor mobility along with many other serious health conditions. ⠀ When the keepers set out enrichment for Hank - it takes him much longer to find the goodies. He startles easily, often scared of his own tail. Due to the extensive inbreeding used to create white tigers — many suffer from severe and even fatal health impairments. ⠀ There are no legitimate accredited breeding programs for white tigers. White tigers are not a separate subspecies - they are inbred Bengal tigers and cross-bred tigers who've been bred to carry a rare recessive gene for white fur. White tigers have no conservation value - they're bred solely in captivity for exploitation. ⠀ You can help protect tigers by never paying💰 to see white tigers at a facility that breeds, buys or exploits them. ⠀ After a lifetime trapped in the prison-like conditions of a tiger breeding mill, Hank shows us he is enjoying life at LTB, happily chuffing to his keepers each day and always ready to chow down on some yummy treats — even if it takes him a while to find them❤️ ⠀ When you donate to LTB - you support life-saving care for formerly exploited animals like Hank. ⠀ It costs $10,000/year for basic food and care for one of our big cats, and $15/day for Hank's daily arthritis medication. Your donation today at any level provides critical care for Hank and all the rescued animals at LTB.
How happy does rescued Moon Bear 🌙🐻 Teddy look today — 1 to 10?💚
Do you own any LTB gear? We have some exclusive items in our online shop - link in profile. Tanks, tees 👚, hats 🧢, sweatshirts, magnets and more. All proceeds support lifesaving care for the animals❤️🦁🐯🐻 thanks to Keeper Rebekah for modeling the merch🐾
Lean in - Tabu has something to share...💥 ⠀ Did you know Tabu is the only animal living at LTB who was born🐯 here? ⠀ We're often asked: How can I tell if a sanctuary is legit? ⠀ If you want to ensure you are supporting an organization that prioritizes animal welfare and meets or exceeds standards of care, we always recommend you do your own research and ask questions → here are some things to look👀 for: ⠀ True sanctuaries: ✅Do not breed animals. A consistent and regular presence of cubs is a red flag🛑👎 ✅Do not buy, sell or trade animals. ✅Do not allow hands-on✋ encounters with lions, tigers, leopards, bears or other apex predators. No organization committed to animal welfare and/or conservation would ever allow this. ✅Provide a lifetime home for animals + meets each animal's physical and mental needs. ⠀ Do you have any other tips to share?
LTB's smallest rescue cat is living in a big cat world😻 Do you have a Monday caption for Sadie?
Cougars, pumas, mountain lions - whatever name you use for these powerful cats - they sure are gorgeous😻 Agree or disagree? ✨✨✨
With legs🦵+ ears👂 for days + gorgeous markings, it's easy to see why people fall in ❤️ w/servals. They're also believed to be the most successful hunters in the cat world💪 ⠀ Sadly, these wild cats have gained popularity as "pets" - but servals are wild animals with wild 🔥instincts and behaviors to match their exotic looks. ⠀ Purchased as a pet, Denali was placed at a sanctuary when his family realized he was not the cat they had imagined. LTB rescued him, his bestie Sadie + many other animals when his previous sanctuary closed. ⠀ Super active, fast and ready for fun, Denali is wishing you a happy Caturday!😻 Are servals your favorite wild cat?
Is it too early for catnip?😻Keeper Rebekah set up some Friday fun for the rescued bobcats...
Show of hands🙋‍♀️who remembers when Moka was this tiny? ⠀ Confiscated at the US/MX border from animal traffickers who tried to pass him off as a domestic kitten🐱 Moka was initially cared for by the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. ⠀ He was genetically tested and determined to be a hybrid/generic tiger, who does not meet conservation guidelines, so officials at CA Fish and Wildlife reached out to LTB for a lifetime home and Moka moved to his permanent home here last year. ⠀ Moka's had quite a journey in such a short time, and his story is important to protecting tigers everywhere. Bred for the exotic animal trade, these animals are often exploited, abused and even killed for parts. The lucky ones☘️ find placement at a qualified sanctuary like LTB. ⠀ Your visit, donations and support of LTB directly impact Moka and all the rescued animals who have nowhere else to turn. With your support, Moka will live out his life with dignity, respect and lifesaving care. ⠀ We're looking forward to celebrating Moka's one year anniversary this summer. Let us know in the comments if you have any ideas of how to celebrate Moka's first year at LTB.❤️🦁🐯🐻 ⠀ 📷US Fish & Wildlife, US Customs & Border Protection, LTB ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Who needs a nuzzle and a nap?
Maverick would like to remind everyone → he's a tiger🐅
Sugar Bear is greeting Monday with a smile😍 are you? ⠀ Bred specifically for a canned hunt, Sugar was saved by an employee who fell in love❤️ with his sweet personality + placed him at an unaccredited sanctuary. He spent years confined in small corn crib w/only access to concrete floors until the sanctuary lost funding and he was rescued by LTB in 2012. ⠀ When he first arrived, Sugar had to be coaxed out of his bedroom because he wasn't used to grass, dirt or open space☀️ - but it didn't take long and now you can see him out and about exploring the expansive black bear habitat each day. ⠀ What's putting a smile on your face this magnificent Monday?🌈🐻 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
The Tetens Family surprised dad, Steve with an early Father's Day present 👔 - a visit to LTB and an opportunity to feed one of the animals yesterday. Swipe 👆to see which animal he chose 🦁🐯🐻 ⠀ LTB's Feed a Wild One and Behind the Scenes encounters are a gift🎁 for everyone involved. Strict safety measures keep everyone protected - while providing an opportunity to encounter amazing rescued animals in a way that genuinely supports critical lifesaving care❤️ ⠀ Participation is always optional for the animals who are fed a portion of their carefully measured daily diet. ⠀ Big tiger chuffs of thanks🙌 to the Tetens for celebrating their dad while supporting all the rescued animals. And Happy early Father's Day to Steve + dads everywhere! ⠀ Do you know a father who would enjoy a visit to LTB?🦁🐯🐻 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
This is pretty much Louie's whole day🦁💤 Do you know anyone who sleeps as much as a lion?
Have you fallen in 💜 with Nola yet?
On a scale from 1👎 to→ 10🌈 how awesome are happy munching bear noises? ⠀ Awesome Blossom is one of the oldest bears at LTB. She and Delilah were the last remaining residents of a failed roadside zoo in Oklahoma. ⠀ The owner could no longer afford to feed them and had resorted to feeding the bears candy from a nearby factory while making arrangements to sell them to a big game hunt ranch. ⠀ Fortunately with your support LTB was able to rescue both black bears in 2011 and it's been all blue skies for them ever since.❤️ ⠀
Rescued lioness Zulu🦁 had a small oral mass removed yesterday and received some additional dental work from Dr. Allison Woody, DVM, DAVDC and Dr. Ryan Sadler DVM, Diplomate ACZM. ⠀ A former circus lion, Zulu has been plagued with dental and health issues since her rescue in 2017. Like many performance animals, Zulu's canine teeth were previously filed down - which you can see in the close-up photo. ⠀ De-fanging and filing canine teeth is common in circus and performance animals - exposing animals to lifelong pain and recurring dental infections.🦷 At 17, Zulu also suffers from liver + inflammatory bowel disease. Her weight fluctuates, but our veterinary team and keepers evaluate Zulu's needs each day to ensure this beautiful lioness has the best life possible. ⠀ Zulu is doing great today☀️ and we are so thankful for your support. ⠀ Zulu's life-saving care🏥 wouldn't be possible without you. The base cost for one veterinary procedure under anesthesia for one big cat is $1,200, one blood panel costs an average of $250 and pain medication for one animal for one day is $15. ⠀ Your donation at any level is essential. Thank you for ensuring Zulu and all the rescued animals receive the lifesaving care they need.❤️ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Tiger stripes are like fingerprints🐅 No two tigers have the same pattern. Can you identify this rescued LTB tiger?🐯 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 📷@kathleenreeder
Thank you to our veterans, active duty military + all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.🇺🇸 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 📷Rescued Grizzly Bear Albert by @kathleenreeder
Rescued mountain lion Punkin is one of the most vocal 📣cats at LTB, while his partner Melanie is one of the quietest🦗 Who's the most talkative creature in your house? Is it you?😻
Do you like to spend your Saturdays on the move🤸‍♂️ or in one favorite spot?🏖 Active and agile, rescued leopard Conga can often be found climbing logs, branches + rocks or playing in her aerial skyway. Thankfully, she slowed down long enough to wish you a happy Caturday😻
Smells like a good weekend is coming. Are you ready?🌈 Happy FURiday from rescued Himalayan bear Baloo🐻🌙 ⠀ 📷Volunteer Alyssa
What word would you use to describe rescued black leopard Shadow? 🖤 ⠀ Cats like Shadow warrant dignity and respect - unfortunately, this elderly leopard experienced neither for the majority of his life. ⠀ Badly declawed at his previous facility, he lived in constant pain, unable to walk normally on his mangled paws.  He was often sedated, so that he could be handled by people and used for photo ops. This took a toll on his overall health. ⠀ Since Shadow's 2016 rescue, LTB has worked to provide Shadow w/the best life possible.  He nearly died two years ago when his heart stopped during a  veterinary procedure + his health is a constant concern - but each day he greets his keepers happily with content leopard noises 🐆 demonstrating his love for life and his incredible spirit. ✨ ⠀ Shadow's history of suffering can't be undone, but with your help, LTB will provide him with the care he needs to live the rest of his life with dignity and respect. ⠀ This lifesaving care is only possible because of you. Thank you for donating, supporting LTB and making a difference for Shadow + all of the animals in need.❤️ ⠀ 📷 @kathleenreeder
Happy Whisker Wednesday from rescued bobcat RJ! This fun-loving boy ❤️s eating and playing - especially when he gets to chase his favorite blue ball around his habitat🔵 Do you love bobcats? Comment with a 😻 + tag a bobcat loving friend. 📷Volunteer Alyssa
Crystal runs right over when visitors arrive. She loves people watching as much as people love to see her. 💜 Tiger fact Tuesday: white tigers aren't a separate subspecies of tiger. They're bengal tigers (and mixed breed tigers) who've been inbred for a rare recessive gene associated with white fur. Sadly this in-breeding causes white tigers to suffer high rates of serious health problems including vision impairment and facial malformations. 💜 There are no legitimate breeding programs for white tigers. All the white tigers you see today have been inbred in captivity and have no conservation value. 💜 If you want to see a white tiger or learn more about them, come visit Crystal, Hank & Nola at LTB - all three are white tigers rescued from exploitation. They'll be excited to see you + your visit will support lifesaving care for them and other big cats in need. 📷Keeper Darby
Happy Meatball Monday!🐻 Do you remember when this face made national news? ⠀ A wild-born California black bear, Meatball - aka "the Glendale Bear"- gained notoriety while scavenging for food 🥑 + swimming in backyard pools 🏊‍♂️ in a neighborhood northeast of LA. ⠀ Fish & Wildlife captured and relocated Meatball 2x🌳 - but there's a 3-strike rule for habituated bears (bears who aren't afraid to enter areas populated by humans). When Meatball returned a 3rd time🏡, the notorious wild bear faced euthanasia. ⠀ Fortunately, LTB was able to provide a lifetime home + the compassionate decision was made to save Meatball's life.❤️ ⠀ Whether you live near wild bears🐻 or hike, camp⛺️, or visit bear country, we can all help protect wild bears! ⠀ Food is the number one reason bears venture into populated areas, so eliminating sources of food - including garbage🗑 outside of your home + campsite is one way to help. ⠀ Do you have a favorite bear-proofing tip to share? ⠀ ⠀ 📷Keeper Darby
Our hearts are full of gratitude💜 Wild in the Country was amazing yesterday. Thank you to all the guests, donors, sponsors, supporters + volunteers who helped us raise critical funds for the animals!🙌🦁🐯🐻
Sleeping in on the big day?😴 Don't these guys know we have a party to throw? It's going to be a gorgeous day for the animals at Wild in the Country today + we can't wait to see all of you!☀️ Even if you can't join us, you can bid in the silent auction from anywhere on Text2Bid 📲 Text WIC to 71760 to get started bidding on amazing getaways, experiences, food + wine packages and more. Your winning bid provides lifesaving care to all the animals. Thank you!❤️ 📷Keeper Darby
Do you know how Maverick🐅 got his name? ⠀ Bobbi + her husband were watching Top Gun🕶 when they got the call about a young tiger needing rescue. ⠀ What movie🍿 character name would you pick for a rescued tiger? ⠀ 📷 @kathleenreeder
Life was never easy for Zulu.🦁 As a circus lion, she spent her days "on the road," confined to small spaces, exposed to loud noises, forceful "training" + with no access to the peace, quiet and space lions naturally crave. Like many performance lions, Zulu's canine teeth were filed down, exposing her roots to painful ongoing dental infections. ⠀ Fortunately Zulu's life changed dramatically in 2017 when her trainer reached out to Lions Tigers & Bears seeking lifetime sanctuary for this aging lioness. ✨ ⠀ Zulu's teeth required immediate attention. Thanks to your support, she's now received extensive dental work on all of her canines. Like all of our rescued animals, she requires ongoing dental treatment. Zulu also has an oral mass that we continue to monitor.🏥 ⠀ At 17, Zulu suffers from liver disease + inflammatory bowel disease. Her weight fluctuates, but she is stable now, and our veterinary team and keepers evaluate Zulu's needs each day to ensure this beautiful lioness has the best life possible. She is thriving in her multi-acre habitat alongside her sister, Arusha and companion, Louie.☀️ ⠀ Your ticket to Wild in the Country this Saturday, May 18 provides lifesaving care for Zulu and all the rescued animals.🦁🐯🐻 The base cost for one veterinary procedure under anesthesia for one big cat is $1,200, one blood panel costs an average of $250 and pain medication for one animal for one day is $15. ⠀ Costs like these add up, but so does your support.❤️ ⠀ Please buy your Wild in the Country ticket🎟 today and make a difference for Zulu + other exotic animals in need, ☎️(619) 659-8078 x4, link in profile. ⠀ Can't make the event Saturday? Text WIC to 71760 and bid in the silent auction, which goes live Friday.
Rescued grizzly bear🐻 Albert ❤️s naps, snacks and finding a great stick for chewing.🌱 ⠀ It's the simple things that matter most ... Agree or disagree?🦋🌾🐦 ⠀ ⠀ 🎥Volunteer Alyssa
Louie has an announcement: ⠀ ✨Wild in the Country is this Saturday 5/18✨ ⠀ Your ticket 🎟purchase directly helps Louie🦁 and all the rescued animals at LTB.🐾 ticket prices increase tonight! Don't miss your chance to join us for this amazing day for the animals☎️(619) 659-8078 x4 or linktree in profile. We're so excited @whitneycummings will be here to guest host, and @iticamilanes + @hautechileproductions. ⠀ Even if you can't attend, you can bid on the silent auction starting Friday. Text WIC to 71760 to get started. ⠀ • • • • ⠀ Have you ever heard Louie roar in person? ⠀ This magnificent white lion lived as a performance animal for years, carted around in small travel containers and used for circuses, film work and live shows. This kind of life takes a toll on big cats, but thanks to your support, Louie now spends his days in peace, napping in the green grass under blue skies with room to roam and in the company of rescued lionesses, Arusha + Zulu. ⠀ ⠀ 🎥Volunteer Alyssa
Anyone have a caption for Teddy?🐻💬 ⠀ ⠀ 📷Volunteer Alyssa
Happy Mother's Day💐 ⠀ We showered🚿 our rescued mamas with some extra special enrichment. Used for breeding + exploited for years, Crystal had a rough life until her 2016 rescue - we're happy to celebrate her + show her some love💜 today and everyday. ⠀ How are you celebrating this Mothers Day?🌷 ⠀ ⠀ 🎥+📷Keeper Darby
Rescued Bengal-mix tiger Moka is ready to roll 🤸‍♂️ into the weekend w/bestie 💏 Nola. Who are you rolling with this Caturday? ⠀ ⠀ 🎥Volunteer Alyssa
VIP tickets to Wild in the Country are officially SOLD OUT, and general admission 🎟s are going fast💨 Don't miss your chance to join the fun + help the animals — Saturday, May 18. Is your mom an animal lover too?💞 Say Happy Mother's Day w/tickets to this amazing event that helps feed the rescued animals all year long🎁 💐🦁🐯🐻
Do you recognize this rescued grizzly🐻? She shares her habitat with her much loved brother, Albert. See the resemblance? ⠀ ⠀ Cherry Bomb also shares Albert's ❤️ of naps💤 She loves hanging out in her bedroom 🛌. Who can relate?🙋‍♀️ ⠀ ⠀ 📷 Keeper Darby
Are you coming to Wild in the Country in 10 days? ⠀ Don't miss this incredible event that helps feed and care for the rescued animals all year long❤️ 🦁🐯🐻 ⠀ Get your tickets today and save - before prices go up on May 11. ⠀ Please tag some friends who love animals and fun! @whitneycummings will be here with all the sanctuary animals, great food, music + dancing. We also have some amazing auction items lined up - including Super Bowl tickets 🏈 if you won tickets to the Big Game, who would you take with you?
The rescued animals have many cute and silly moments - which we love to share!❤️ but it's important to remember how powerful and dangerous captive wild animals truly are. ⠀ Safety is at the core of everything we do at 🦁🐯🐻 and it's one of the reasons we advocate against private ownership of apex predators like big cats and bears. ⠀ This week is Be Kind to Animals Week & it's a great time to reach out to your representatives and urge them to support HR 1380, the Big Cat Public Safety Act, link in profile. ⠀ One way to show kindness for animals is by respecting and protecting them. No one needs a lion, tiger or bear as a backyard pet. ⠀ Do you think Bakari helps prove that point? ⠀ And please share in the comments if you have other suggestions about how to be kind to animals.
Are you greeting Monday with a grin or a growl?😼 Rescued leopard, Conga🐆 ⠀ ⠀ 📷Keeper Darby
Look who's up! Sugar Bear is the only rescued 🐻 who hibernated at LTB this Winter.  He woke up a few weeks ago ready for action.  Doesn't he look well rested? Do you have a good morning greeting☀️ for this handsome guy? ⠀ 📷Volunteer Alyssa
Rescued bobcat Mia says Caturdays are for ➡️adventure!😻 Would you agree? ⠀ Curious and always ready to explore, Mia is very interested in what's happening around the sanctuary.👀 She's also currently the only female bobcat at LTB.  Can you name either of her companions?🐾 ⠀ 📷Volunteer Alyssa
Albert's🐻 Friday vibe is ______________. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 📷Keeper Darby
Who remembers when rescued cub🐯 Nola was this small? Throwing it back this Thursday to Nola's first swim at LTB.  Do you know anyone who loves water💦 as much as this girl?!❤️
Repost from @tabithalipkin with @fox5sandiego who came out to help feed the lions 🦁 and talk out our big Wild in the Country event coming up on Saturday, May 18. Do you have your tickets yet? Have you ever fed Zulu or Louie? Were they this polite?😻
Baloo🐻 wins #TongueOutTuesday 👅 — Agree? or Disagree?
Do you have a Monday caption for rescued tiger Maverick?🐯💦 📷Keeper Brian
The official countdown starts now!❤️Wild in the Country is just 3 weeks away. Don't miss this incredible event that helps us feed & care for the rescued animals all year long. Tickets are going fast and only 100 VIP tickets will be sold! (link in profile)🦁🐯🐻
Fierce,fast and powerful, leopards are known for their strength. Conga is all these things and more. Playful, agile, clever and curious, this gorgeous girl is celebrating her birthday this week. Any birthday wishes to share?🥳🎂🎁
If you had to describe Bakari in one word, what would it be? 👑
Snuggle buddies Sadie + Denali share such a strong bond💞 Visitors love hearing about the inter-species friendship between these two cats. Can you name any of the other animal besties at LTB?😻 Do you have a favorite pair? 📷Keeper Rebekah
Keeper Darby is feeding Louie some chicken along with his daily arthritis medication. Have you ever fed one of the rescued animals at LTB?❤️ If you could pick one of the sanctuary animals to feed - who would it be?🦁🐯🐻
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!!!
Keepers and Volunteers spending some time at LTB's Christmas Festival today telling Santa what all of our animals want and need for Christmas.. LTB is blessed to have such a awesome team. Can you guess what the animals want for Christmas??
Come to Lions Tigers & Bears Christmas Fundraiser today, Saturday Dec. 14th from 12 pm to 4 pm to find out if our tiger Maverick in the Laurie Mcgrath and Michael P Mcgrath Tiger Trails made Santa's Naughty or Nice list sponsored by The Kevin and Suzanne Schon Foundation!!! Watch all the animals receive their Christmas Trees and Presents from Santa 🎅🏻 We will also be unveiling the Black Bears Christmas present in their habitat!! They have been VERY nice this year 🐻🎄 Join the festivities at San Diego's ONLY Big Cat and Exotic Animal Accredited Sanctuary. There is a Special Visit, Raffle Prizes, Food Trucks, Coffee and Cocktail Bar, Santa, and FUN!!! Don't miss out on this great event, tickets available at the door 🎄🎅🏻🦁🐯🐻🎅🏻🎄
After stopping in Florida to wash and sanitize the truck and hauler, we made a couple more stops in Florida and Alabama to pick up some feathered friends. We then headed to Benson Arizona where we have just delivered the Macaws, Quakers and Parakeets at the awesome Oasis Bird Sanctuary. I fell madly in love with the Quakers. Mason, the MaCaw seemed to be so calm and observant. He loves peanuts and walnuts, that's for sure. It's funny how they take a liking to certain people and he seemed to like me. These birds are very beautiful but, please remember they really do need to fly, they make a lot of noise, require a special diet, require tons of time and attention, and lots of special needs. They most likely will out live you, so please please PLEASE really think about the lifetime commitment it takes and the needs of these birds, including the need to fly, before going out and getting a bird. Here at The Oasis Sanctuary they have over 800 unplaceable, unwanted rescued birds and this is just one rescue facility. The most important fact with the exotic animal trade is that the more people continue to buy them, the more the breeders continue to breed and the more the smugglers and poachers will continue to rip them from the wild to capture and to traffic the animals. It is simply a supply and demand thing. Some species over 100 animals have to die in order for just one to make to its destination alive, just to become a breeder or a pet in a cage. The longer I am in this business and the more animals I am able to help, the more I know in my heart every life matters and WILD ANIMALS BELONG IN THE WILD! The next time you get the opportunity to be around a parrot look into their eyes, there is so much ♥️💕❤️ there. It costs Lions Tigers and Bears about $3.25 per mile each way to make the time we do out on the road to transport the animals. Special thanks to my bird loving friend Patty for caring and for raising a little over a dollar a mile to get the birds from Florida and Alabama to Benson Arizona and for all of you who donated and continue to donate to make the work we do possible!! 🦁🐯🐻 Bobbi 💕♥️💕
What would it life be like if you could have UNLIMITED visits to Lions Tigers & Bears 🦁🐯🐻✨⠀ ⠀ IT WOULD BE AMAZING!!!! It would also mean that you're a member🙌🏼✨⠀ ⠀ Not a member? ⠀ ⠀ Become one today! Membership to Lions Tigers & Bears is a great way to give back to our rescued animals. ⠀ ⠀ Enjoy unlimited visits to the sanctuary for an entire year and other exclusive members only discounts and offers.⠀ Click here to learn more👉🏼 https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/become-a-member
RESCUE UPDATE. Yukon the wolf has made it to his beautiful forever home at Forest Animal Rescue in Florida. He couldn't wait to get out of the rescue hauler and was tired after the long trip but, still excited to explore his quarantine cage, listen to his new keepers and take in all of the sights and smells of his new surroundings. Volunteers and staff will be working hard to build his new habitat and hoping he is going to take a liking to a beautiful female wolf who at first was a little shy and timid upon his arrival but, in no time was as close as she could get to admire the handsome new comer to the sanctuary
Get it?! unBEARable🐻✨😂⠀ ⠀ Ditch the wrapping & give them a gift they'll love! ⠀ ⠀ An EXPERIENCE at #LionsTigersandBears! ⠀ ⠀ Gift certificates to visit Lions Tigers & Bears are the perfect gift for the animal lover in your life. ⠀ ⠀ We have gift certificates for "Member-for-a-Day" visits, Feed with a Keeper experiences, and a variety of Behind the Scenes opportunities!⠀ ⠀ Head to LionsTigersandBears.org to learn more!⠀ ⠀ 👇🏼TAG someone who would love this as a gift! ⠀ #giftsthatgiveback
Come celebrate the holiday season and watch the animals open their Christmas presents at our annual Christmas Festival Fundraiser! 🦁🐯🐻🎄✨⠀ ⠀ There will be local food trucks, hot cocoa, delicious holiday drinks, an incredible opportunity drawing, Santa Claus and plenty of time to spend with your favorite rescued animals.⠀ ⠀ WHEN👉🏼Saturday - 12/14 from 12-4 PM⠀ ⠀ Click here to learn more: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-events/christmas-fundraiser #christmas2019
🐾🐾Meanwhile, back at the ranch... an animal update! Denali the serval had to see our lead veterinarian, Dr. Ryan Sadler👨‍⚕️, late yesterday afternoon after our keepers noticed he was limping and had swelling on his right hind leg. Denali was anesthetized and radiographs we're taken of his leg. The x-rays confirmed that he had broken all four of his metatarsal bones. Fortunately, there was no external injury, significant fragmenting, or other wounds found. Additionally, Denali's blood work came back normal. Dr. Sadler has deemed surgical repair of the fractured bones🦴🦴 as the best course of treatment. Denali will undergo the surgical repair tomorrow at Animal Specialty Group under the care of Dr. David Demner. In the meantime, Denali's leg has been put into a splint with padded material to keep the bones in place, and he is on pain medication to ease his discomfort. Denali has a lengthy recovery on the horizon. We will be sure to update you on his post-surgical status tomorrow. 🧡🧡In the meantime, any donations to help cover this unforeseen medical expense are greatly appreciated.
For those of you following the rescue Sage and Sedona the two Coyotes have made it to their forever home in San Antonio.Check out on this video how fast Eve leaves the transfer cage to check out her new safety bedroom at Black Beauty Ranch. These small bedrooms are important in captivity. Not only do they make it so we can safely work around and care for her she will be able to get to know her keepers, have a safe place to escape the weather, see her vet, and relax a little before getting introduced to her new beautiful habitat
A GIGANTIC THANK YOU to all who showed up yesterday for #givingtuesday and helped us EXCEED OUR GOALS🙌🏼✨
Today is #GivingTuesday and we're more than half way to our goal of raising $30,000 for the animals! Help support 🦁🐯🐻Lions Tigers & Bears' current and future rescue efforts by making your gift now. All #GivingTuesday donation's will be matched up to a total of $30,000 thanks to a group of very generous donors! 🐾Donate >> http://bit.ly/LTBgive
Yukon looks out to see where we are as we stop to feed and water everyone This giving Tuesday your much needed donations will be matched by our generous donors no donation is to small to help us help the animals ♥️💕❤️
In honor of #GivingTuesday here's a special message from one of our dedicated volunteers✨ While monetary donations help tremendously, you can also volunteer your time and help out at Lions Tigers & Bears, which helps us so much🙏🏼 if you're interested in becoming a volunteer click here👉🏼 https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/volunteer Thanks to a group of generous donors🧡 including Rita & Brys Myers, Brite Tile Pool & Spa Remodeling, Brink Design and others - all #GivingTuesday gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $30,000! I hope you are inspired to donate to our cause - so we can continue this important work - rescuing and providing lifetime sanctuary to big cats, bears and other exotic animals, click here to make a huge impact 👉🏼 https://app.mobilecause.com/form/W9m1hg
It takes a lot of organizing, is very expensive and a lot of hard teamwork to save lives and get rescued animals to their forever homes. We will make about 5,800 miles this trip, we are now loaded and on our way to giving these four special animals an awesome Christmas present of a lifetime home!!Please meet EVE, YUKON, SAGE & SEDONA 🐻🐺🐺🐺❤️
LTB Rescue Team On the Road again saving more lives!! First stop was to pick up Eve, a beautiful little bear. She was lucky to make her way to Fund for Animals. They have tried to rehabilitate her so she could go back in the wild, but since she had already been around people and had such bad mange when she was rescued she is just to accustomed to people to go back in the Wild. She will be making her way with us to her lifetime home in Texas 🐻❤️
Thank You to all of you who came out and weathered the storm today with us for our annual Turkey Bash!!! Our hard working volunteers Heather and Karen ROCKED the visits today!! The two of them alongside Meg our volunteer Coordinator and Alyssa previous volunteer Coordinator, now volunteer, did both visits too. Cold, Rain, Snow and Hail!! Nothing stops the LTB Team. Special thanks to the keepers and other staff who roughed out the day and know all too well, no matter what the weather is, the animals still need care. Plus we all had a good time ♥️💕❤️
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Lions Tigers & Bears✨
#WishlistWednesday Click here to help us out with our wishlist items: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/wishlist
Great day yesterday at The Mother Goose Parade so much fun reaching out to educate about the exotic animal trade and Lions Tigers & Bears! Thank you to our awesome LTB team working the parade Connor and Sean made so many kids day by touching their heart one kid at a time in the mascot costumes The kids loved loved loved the horn on the hauler, the message on the side says it all and the Tiger Balloon was a huge hit! People helping animals animals helping people!!! Thank You Monica Zech and Daryl R Priest for making this event possible
Join us this afternoon 1:00 at The Mother Goose Parade. look for the Lions Tigers & Bears Rescue Hauler and our awesome LTB team holding onto the Giant White Tiger Balloon
Become a volunteer and give back to the rescued animals that call Lions Tigers & Bears home✨⠀ ⠀ There are many opportunities to volunteer...⠀ ⠀ 🦁 From working on an upcoming fundraiser to building a fence to caring for the animals - every task is important to our sanctuary's operations. ⠀ ⠀ 🐯Volunteering at our San Diego sanctuary requires effort and dedication that will give you a sense of purpose and a feeling of accomplishment. ⠀ ⠀ 🐻Your desire to help is greatly appreciated!⠀ ⠀ 💁🏼‍♀️Interested In becoming a Lions Tigers & Bears volunteer? ⠀ ⠀ Your first step will be to fill out your Lions Tigers & Bears Volunteer Application and you can find it right here: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/volunteer-intern ⠀ Who's ready👇🏼✨
Did you know when you come as a "Member for a Day" you can upgrade to the "Feed a Wild One" Experience to feed one of the animals during your visit✨✨⠀ ⠀ Yes! You heard that right! You can FEED an animal of your choice🐯🐻🦁 ⠀ ⠀ Wondering what kind of treats they eat? ⠀ ⠀ 🐻 The bears get PB &J sandwiches, that they love so much! ⠀ ⠀ 🦁 The cats get raw meat (usually a combination of chicken and beef) they love it when the meat is still on the bone, which is their best source of calcium🐆 ⠀ ⠀ 👇🏼Are you ready to feed a wild one?! Click here to learn more, https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us ⠀ ⠀ #lionstigersandbears
Minka Kelly was here at Lions Tigers & Bears with IFAW to stay the night, listen to and enjoy the rescued animals that call LTB home while learning about th exotic animal trade and brainstorming ways we can work together together on The Big Cat & Public Safety Act
It's time for our annual CPR/First Aid training for our staff and volunteers. We are looking for any recommendations on instructors that can come to the sanctuary to administer the class. Do any of our followers teach or know someone who teaches these classes? Thank you in advance for helping us keep our humans as safe as our animals 🦁🐯🐻
Our Beautiful Tabu
Teddy & Melanie need your help! This weekend and again on Tuesday our veterinary team will be providing medical care for Teddy the Himalayan black bear and Melanie the mountain lion. Teddy has broken a tooth along with other needed dental and Melanie at first glimpse the keepers thought they saw a abscess under her chin but, we now know it is a snake bite. Both procedures will be done under anesthesia. Unanticipated medical procedures like these quickly add up! Will you please donate to ensure Teddy and Melanie get the best care possible? Your support means the world to not only Teddy & Melanie but, all the animals that call LTB home
Tabu just reminding you she is a Tiger
Thanks to all our hard working volunteers who do so much for our animals. If you are looking to make a difference and have some fun LTB is the perfect place to volunteer
Meatball just enjoying the morning
Would you like to feed rescued tiger Maverick?🐯 or any of the rescued animals? ⠀ This week only we're offering LTB members ✨30% off ✨Feed with a Keeper experiences! Book before Tuesday, November 5 @ 11:59 PM PST for visits now through February 1st, 2020 and you can join our trained keepers for a safe, close-up experience feeding the rescued animal of your choice a portion of their daily diet. ⠀ Go to http://bit.ly/LTBMemberFeed30 and use code: LION30 at check-out! ⠀ Not an LTB Member? Join the LTB pride🐾 and get unlimited visits plus exclusive discounts & offers. ⠀ Membership is a grrreat way to support lifesaving rescues and lifelong care for the rescued animals — http://bit.ly/LTBMember ❤️🦁🐯🐻🐾
What do you mean it's #NationalCatDay?!🐾 Isn't that every day?🦁👑😽
Who needs a little #MondayMotivation from rescued leopard 🐆 Conga? ⠀ Keep your eye on the ball and have some fun today!🌈💜🐾 ⠀ 🎥 Keeper Abby
Have you been lucky ♣️ enough to know and love🖤 a black cat? What was their name? ⠀ It's #NationalBlackCatDay and rescued black leopard Shadow is here to represent🐾 Shadow's a survivor who endured a painful declawing and years of mistreatment & exploitation but still manages to greet each day with happiness🖤🐾
Aren't you glad you're not a pumpkin?!🤪🐯🎃🐯 ⠀ Spooky Campover⛺️ & Pumpkin Bash were so much fun! Thanks to everyone who made this event so special🙌🧡🖤🧡🐾
Throwback Thursday: rescued tiger 🐯 Crystal was spayed one year ago today. Held captive in prison like conditions at an Ohio tiger breeding mill, Crystal was exploited for years to produce cubs for sale in the exotic animal trade. ⠀ Rescued by LTB in 2016, Crystal now lives in lifelong, peaceful refuge free from exploitation. Thank you 🙏 for supporting lifesaving rescues and lifelong care for rescued animals like Crystal💜🐯🐾 #thankyouThursday #TBT
Happy #WhiskerWednesday😻 from black leopard Shadow🐾 ⠀ Would you camp out⛺️🐆next to this stunning boy? Yes👍 or no👎 ⠀ Don't miss your chance! This Friday is the one night a year to camp out w/the rescued animals - at Spooky Campover👻 or join the animals for the Pumpkin Bash 🎃 visit Saturday at 10 am. Reservations required, proceeds support lifesaving care for rescued animals. ⠀ Who's in?!🦁🐯🐻 ⠀ Get your tix! 👉http://bit.ly/LTBSpookyCampover 👉http://bit.ly/LTBPumpkinBash
Rescued bobcats Clarence & RJ are helping us share some good news!😻📰 ⠀ California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a package of bills recently to fight animal cruelty. ✅ AB 1254, which prohibits hunting, trapping or killing of bobcats in California. ✅ AB 44, which makes California the first state in the nation to ban the sale of new fur products. ✅ SB 313, a groundbreaking bill that bans the use of elephants, bears and other wild animals in circuses. ⠀ 👏Thanks to AB 1254 it's now unlawful to trophy hunt bobcats in CA. This is the first permanent ban of its kind in the U.S. Bobcats face many threats to their survival including wildfires and loss of habitat due to urban sprawl. With the passing of this law, CA bobcats have one less threat to face - no more hunting! ⠀ 👏SB 313 Circus Cruelty Prevention Act is a HUGE win for animals not only within CA, but for the nation, with the passing of this bill that bans the use of most animals - including elephants, big cats and bears - in circuses. ⠀ Show of paws🐾 who's happy to hear this?☺️ ⠀ Are you on the LTB e-news list? Get the latest info about rescues, events, legislation and more, sign up for LTB's e-news 👉 http://bit.ly/LTBenews 🎥Volunteer Alyssa #TuesdayThoughts
Rescued lioness Zulu🦁 says: Stay focused and you can tackle anything that comes your way this week🐾 Let's do this, Monday! #MondayMotivation
Rescued black bear Sugar🐻 sniffs something good💕 What's your favorite food smell? Is there an emoji for it?🥞☕️🥧🎃🍩🍫 #SundayFunday
What word would you use to describe rescued white tiger Nola? 🐯💜 🐾Furriendly reminder: White tigers are inbred in captivity for exploitation through the exotic animal trade. Please don't pay to see white tigers in shows or displays and please don't pay to pet or hold tigers. To see a white tiger or learn more about the exploitation they face, visit an accredited sanctuary like LTB - currently home to 3 rescued white tigers.🐅
Spooky Campover⛺️🦁 is only 1 week away!!! Do you have your ticket yet? 👉http://bit.ly/LTBSpookyCampover 👻 How fun is this #FallBackFriday video of Spooky Campover from a few years ago? Don't miss out - book your spot today and tag a friend to join! Even if you can't make the camp out - you can come for Pumpkin Bash 🐻🎃 and watch the rescued animals devour their Halloween goodies, Saturday, Oct 26 at 10 a.m. 👉http://bit.ly/LTBPumpkinBash
From 1 to 10 - how much does Baloo🐻 love pumpkin?!🎃 🐾Furriendly reminder: Pumpkin Bash is NEXT WEEK. Watch all the rescued animals devour their Halloween goodies, Sat. Oct. 26! Get your tix today 👉http://bit.ly/LTBPumpkinBash
Did you know tiger's tongues are as rough as sandpaper? 👅 Covered w/small, sharp projections called papillae, tiger tongues help strip fur and meat from prey. They come in pretty handy for grooming too💁‍♀️ Doesn't rescued tiger Tabu look purrfect?🐯😜
This week ONLY, save 25% on your next stay at LTB's White Oak Wild Nights Retreat!😻 INCLUDES GIFT CERTIFICATES!!!❤️ Use code OCT25 at http://bit.ly/Save25WhiteOak to SAVE 25% on any available date. Experience the sights and sounds of the rescued animals during a memorable stay at White Oak Wild Nights - a luxurious two bedroom, one bathroom private retreat🦁🐯🐻 Your stay supports lifesaving care for the rescued animals🐾 Offer valid until 11:59 PDT on Sunday, October 20th.
Bakari's ready for Monday🦁 do you think he has a good plan?😜 ⠀ 🎥Volunteer Alyssa
Just another day in bearadise🌈🌞💙 Thanks for supporting LTB and making moments like these possible fur rescued black bear Sugar🐻 and all the animals🐾
😺Rescued bobcat RJs face at the end...Cute, fierce or both?❤️🐾 Happy #Caturday! 🎥Volunteer Alyssa
Rescued leopard 🐆 Conga's looking for a caption...any ideas?💡🐾 #fridayfun
Rescued!😻 Thank you for helping us save Junior and Miss Kitty! The pair of servals are undergoing a mandatory quarantine at LTB as our team makes improvements to their future habitat space. ⠀ With your help, Junior and Kitty are safe now, but our work is just getting started. We need to raise $25,000 this week to ensure Junior and Miss Kitty receive the care and forever home they deserve. Your donation at any level makes a difference! ⠀ To help Junior and Miss Kitty, donate on this post or at http://bit.ly/ServalRescue. Thank you❤️
Which Halloween goodie🍬 gets you up and running like rescued tiger Maverick?!🎃🐅💭 ⠀ ⬇️⬇️⬇️ ⠀ Watch all the rescued animals devour their Halloween treats 🦁🐯🐻 at LTB's annual Pumpkin Bash visit Oct. 26. Reservations required for all visits. ⠀ Furriendly reminders: ⠀ 🐾Spooky Campover ⛺️ is just two weeks away! 🦁Camp out with the rescued animals Oct. 25-26 👻 ⠀ 🐾Kids educational visits are FREE at LTB this month - one free child Member-for-a-day visit 🧒 with each paid adult. Some restrictions apply, not valid for special events. ⠀ More info at lionstigersandbears.org. Every visit supports rescues and lifelong care for rescued animals! 🦁🐯🐻❤️🐾 ⠀ 🎥 Volunteer Alyssa
Tuesday thoughts💬: Wild animals don't make good pets🐾 ⠀ Sadly, we humans don't always make the most informed choices about pet ownership - and this often ends in heartbreaking results for people, animals or both💔 ⠀ LTB is currently fundraising to save two privately-owned servals after their owner passed away and the surviving spouse could no longer care for the cats. Our hearts go out to everyone involved in this situation and we are so thankful to all who are helping LTB save these servals to ensure a brighter future for them❤️ ⠀ Rescued by LTB in 2016, serval Denali also started off as a privately owned pet. ⠀ A family purchased him as a kitten and realized quickly as he reached a year that he wasn't the pet they had envisioned. Denali was placed at an unaccredited sanctuary until that facility was closed due to a failed USDA inspection and tiger mauling. LTB rescued him along with his bestie Sadie, a domestic Bengal-mix cat and they've lived here ever since🐾 ⠀ Did you know servals have lightning fast reflexes including one of the fastest paw strikes of any wild cat? In the wild, servals kill snakes, frogs and rodents with a sharp swipe. Excellent hunters with exceptional hearing, a single serval kills thousands of rodents in the wild each year. Capable of leaping 12 feet across and 10 feet high, servals are also fast - topping out at nearly 50 mph! ⠀ Servals are truly incredible animals - but imagine how all these genetic traits translate inside a house😱 People sometimes think that if a wild animal is born in captivity and raised "with love" that will domesticate the animal - this is simply not how domestication works. ⠀ Wild animals retain their wild instincts and behavior regardless of how they're born or raised. (And if you don't believe that, come meet rescued lion Bakari🦁 and some of the many other rescues at LTB who were born in captivity.) ⠀ Do you have thoughts to share about how we can all keep wild animals wild? Please share in the comments. And if you'd like to see a serval up close, visit LTB or another accredited sanctuary in person to learn more. Your visit to LTB helps saves the lives of animals like Denali, Junior and Miss Kitty.
🚨Action alert: Bobbi recently received a call pleading for help for two servals named Junior and Miss Kitty - who are being kept by private owners in Arizona. One of Junior and Miss Kitty's owners passed away suddenly, and the owner's spouse has been left with two servals and no means to care for them. After the tragic passing of her spouse, this private owner has now been forced to move out of her family home and Junior and Miss Kitty cannot come with her. She had no choice but to leave Junior and Miss Kitty behind, but has been visiting daily to give them food and water. This private owner is heartbroken, but with no contingency plan in place, she is running out of options for Junior and Miss Kitty. Lions Tigers & Bears was founded to help animals just like this. For over 15 years, Lions Tigers & Bears has been rescuing and providing lifelong sanctuary to big cats, bears and other exotic animals with no place left to turn. Being there for these animals in need is the heart of LTB's mission, but this work would never be possible without the generosity and support of people like you - and today we hope we can count on you again!❤️ Will you please donate to help us cover rescue, veterinary and lifetime care for Junior and Miss Kitty? The cats are approximately eight or nine years old. Upon rescue, they will require an assessment by a veterinarian to provide a complete physical examination. Additionally, new dens will need to be constructed and additional habitat features will need to be added including additional chain link fencing, roofing, and a shade structure to accommodate both cats once they complete their quarantine. All of these necessities quickly add up! We are hoping to raise $25,000 in the next 7 days to ensure we can provide Junior and Miss Kitty with the lifetime care they deserve. Unfortunately, Junior and Miss Kitty's story is not uncommon. When tragedy strikes, and no contingency plan is in place, the animals in the family often suffer. One important lesson that we can learn from Junior and Miss Kitty's story is the importance of having a plan in place for all your beloved pets - whether they are cats, dogs, horses or even fish - so if something were to happen to you, your pets are cared for. Your support now truly means the world to Junior, Miss Kitty, and our entire team. Thank you for being there for animals in need. Junior and Miss Kitty deserve a chance to live their lives, and when they are rescued, they will have you to thank. We can't do this important work without you. Will you please donate today to help us rescue these beautiful servals? You can donate directly on this post or on our website at www.lionstigersandbears.org. Any funds raised in excess of the amount needed for individual campaigns will be used where most needed. Thank you!
How's your Sunday?🐻 Rescued black bear Meatball is just hangin' out admiring the view🏞 #sundayfunday 📷 Keeper Brian
Lions Tigers & Bears is thrilled to be on the list of featured experiences!💜 Isn't it great to see Airbnb and TripAdvisor taking steps to encourage ethical animal experiences?👏
Paws up if your #Caturday plans look like this!🦁🐾 ⠀ Furriendly reminder: Kids 👫 visit FREE at LTB for the month of October🍁 One free child visit with each paid adult. ⠀ Details: select a free child ticket for every paid adult at the time of booking — using this link: http://bit.ly/LTBKidsFreeOctober. ⠀ Not valid with any other offer. Subject to availability. No cash value. Not valid on special visit days or special events. ⠀ October is gorgeous at the sanctuary - hope to see you soon!🐾🍁🎃 ⠀ 📷 Volunteer Alyssa
Happy World Animal Day 🌎 from rescued white lion Louie and everyone at LTB. ⠀ Through raised awareness and education we can improve welfare standards and make the world a better place for animals - but we need your help❤️ ⠀ →Please donate what you can to support lifesaving care for animals at LTB🐾 →Educate others and help raise awareness, tag a friend in the comments🐾 →Visit the rescued animals and learn more🐾 ⠀ Do you have other ideas💡on steps each of us can take to help animals?please share! #worldAnimalDay #SanDiego #lion ⠀ ⠀ 📷 Volunteer Alyssa
An update on rescued mountain lion Conrad!😻 ⠀ Conrad was born in the wild and caught by Fish & Wildlife as a young cat for roaming near an elementary school. He faced euthanasia, but LTB was able to save him by providing lifetime sanctuary💕 ⠀ Unlike the other two rescued mountain lions at LTB, Conrad really craves peace ☮️ and quiet - as most wild #mountainlions do. We moved Conrad to a habitat "behind-the-scenes" to better accommodate his needs. While visitors miss seeing him regularly, it has been the best choice for Conrad🐾 ⠀ He is doing great! He's so much happier. ⠀ Here he is discovering a "food scatter" 🍗 in his habitat as part of his daily enrichment. The keepers and some of our trained volunteers have also been working on a strong behavioral husbandry program that includes working on specific behaviors on cue👉 which are beneficial to his overall welfare and provide Conrad with needed mental enrichment 🧠 that helps prevent boredom in captive animals. ⠀ Conrad has learned to target 🎯 stand up, lay down, come, follow and load into his transport container on cue. These behaviors help keep Conrad safe, allowing our staff to direct him into different positions for medical assessments, veterinary procedures and as part as ongoing safety protocol. ⠀ Isn't it great to see Conrad doing so well?! ⠀ Thank you for supporting Conrad and all the animals at LTB with your donations, visits, membership, volunteer efforts and social sharing!❤️ ⠀ Fur-riendly reminder: Tomorrow is World 🌎 Animal Day! Please consider making a donation to support the animals. And if you can, join us for a special Blessing of the Animals during the 10 a.m. visit, October 4 — reservations required. #ThankYouThursday ⠀ 🎥 Volunteer Alyssa
Never say no to a nap😴 #WednesdayWisdom courtesy of rescued white tiger 🐯Nola. ⠀ Did you know that Nola was rescued as a 5 month-old-cub suffering from conditions consistent with severe neglect. Nola's rescue was part of a multi-state animal rescue, that included saving several bears 🐻 from private owners and exhibitors in Alabama and North Carolina. ⠀ Nola was rescued in December 2017 after she was seized from an unpermitted location near New Orleans. After Bobbi brought her back to California, Nola received round the clock care to treat her medical issues. ❤️ She responded to treatment well, and quickly made a full recovery. ⠀ Can you name two of Nola's favorite things….? 📷Volunteer Alyssa
Happy #October1st! Does anyone else smell pumpkin?🎃 Asking fur a friend....😻 Don't miss Pumpkin Bash →http://bit.ly/LTBPumpkinBash
👇👇👇 Kids Free October 🎃 starts tomorrow! 👆👆👆 What's making you smile today? Rescued leopard Shadow and all the sanctuary animals give us so many reasons to smile — and today we have one more good reason to share: Member-for-a-Day visits for children 12 and under are FREE through October - one free child visit with each paid adult. ⠀ Know someone with kiddos 👫 who would enjoy a visit to the sanctuary? Please tag them in the comments. ⠀ Details: select a free child ticket for every paid adult at the time of booking — using this link: http://bit.ly/LTBKidsFreeOctober. ⠀ Not valid with any other offer. Subject to availability. No cash value. Not valid on special visit days or special events.⠀ October is gorgeous at the sanctuary - hope to see you soon!🐾🍁🎃 ⠀ 📷 Volunteer Alyssa
Rescued Himalayan Bear 🌙🐻 Teddy says you can always find fun, you just have know where to look 👀 Do you agree or disagree? Happy #SundayFunday!
What's your plan this #Caturday?🐯 ⠀ Are you still trying to figure it out like rescued tiger Maverick? 🐅 ——— ➡️ If you're making plans for the week ahead, mark your calendar 🗓 for this Friday, October 4 - World 🌎 Animal Day! ⠀ An international day of action for animal welfare, World Animal Day 🐾 is celebrated each year to coincide with the feast day of Francis of Assisi - the patron saint of animals🦁🐯🐻 ⠀ Join the rescued animals for a special ✨Blessing of the Animals✨ led by Fr. Jason Samuels of Christ the King Episcopal Church during our 10 a.m. educational visit. This event is FREE for Members. Reservations are required. Proceeds from visits and membership support rescues and lifesaving care❤️ ⠀ ➡️ You can also celebrate World 🌎 Animal Day by hosting a fundraiser on your FB page for LTB - these individual fundraisers raise critical funds for the rescued animals!💙 ⠀ ➡️ Do you have other suggestions for how to celebrate 🎊 World Animal Day? Please let us know in the comments👇 ⠀ 🎥Volunteer Alyssa
It's been about a month since Cherry Bomb's brother, Albert passed away, and many have asked how she is doing🐻 Over the past few weeks, we've all been really encouraged to see Cherry displaying her normal behaviors, eating, napping, playing, swimming and of course enjoying her PB&J snacks during the daily educational visits. Thank you so much for continuing to keep Cherry in your thoughts and for supporting her lifetime care with your visits, membership, volunteer efforts and donations❤️
From 1 to 10 how much does Sugar Bear love snacktime?!🐻❤️🐟 ⠀ This handsome boy was bred specifically for a canned hunt, but saved by an employee who fell in love with his sweet personality and helped place Sugar at an unaccredited sanctuary. ⠀ Sugar Bear 🐻 spent years confined in a small corn crib with concrete floors until he was rescued by LTB in 2012. ⠀ Now Sugar spends his days on green grass 🌱 under blue skies exploring his multi-acre habitat and munching on healthy food. ⠀ Sugar and all the rescued bears at LTB eat an omnivore's diet of fresh produce 🥬 and protein, including fish and raw nuts🥜 ⠀ With two fast days per week, the bears each consume an average of 17 to 20 lbs of food per day, five days per week! With nine rescued bears, that's over 42,000 lbs of food per year - and that just for the bears! ⠀ LTB works with local grocers for discounted and donated foods — but your donations make the difference! ⠀ Will you consider a gift today to help feed Sugar and all the rescued animals?❤️ Your donation at any level provides lifesaving care for animals like Sugar!🐻 🎥 Keeper Rebekah
Rescued white lion Louie has some #Wednesdaywisdom to share: ➡️ Don't let anything distract you from your goals🏅 ⠀ What do you think he's focused on?🦁🐾
Our very own Goldilocks is at it again😜 ⠀ Rescued black bear 🐻 Liberty can often be found checking out the other bear's bedrooms — looking for leftover goodies or a better napping spot. ⠀ Here's a Behind -the-Scenes peek👀 at Liberty as she cools off in Maddie's waterer 💦 ⠀ What do you think Maddie 🐻 will have to say about this?🐾 ⠀ 🎥 Keeper Lori
When you're thinking 🐯💭 about doing something... but realize, meh, it's #caturday 😴 Are you taking it easy like rescued white tiger Nola?🐾
Do you think rescued bobcat RJ is ready for some fur-riday fun?😻 ⠀ 🎥 Volunteer Alyssa
Dear Monday, This is your first warning⚠️ Sincerely, 🐾 Bakari🦁
Rescued black bear 🐻 Meatball has a few tips this #SundayFunday: ⠀ 👉 Look up 👀 there's beauty 🦋 all around you☀️ 👉 Smiles are always in style😃 👉 Stay cool 😎 💦 ⠀ Do you have any to add? 📝🐾
Rescued white tiger Hank says #Caturdays are for chillaxing😻 Do you agree?💙 ⠀ Furriendly reminder: when you join LTB as a member🐯- you support rescues and lifelong care for animals AND members enjoy unlimited visits and special discounts💚 Tag a friend who should join the LTB pride🐾
🚨Tigers and other exotic animals are being exhibited again right now at two fairs in California. And the exhibitor, Oregon-based A Walk on the Wild Side is headed to 🚚 Central Washington State Fair in Yakima, Washington next. ⠀ These animals need your help today!☎️ ⠀ Please call, email and share! Following are the contacts for the three fairs🎡 Please respectfully ask them to protect animals and people and stop 🛑 allowing exhibits of big cats and exotic wild animals. ⠀ Tulare County Fair - September 11 - 15, (559) 686-4707, CEO, Pamela Fyock, pamelafyock@tcfair.org ⠀ Lodi Grape Festival - Sept. 12-15, 2019 - (209) 369-2771, General Manager, Mark Armstrong, mark@grapefestival.com ⠀ Central Washington State Fair - September 20 - 29, (509) 248-7160, President Greg Stewart, admin@fairfun.com ⠀ Traveling exhibits like this expose big cats, bears and other exotic animals to extreme confinement, noise and stress for long periods of time, while depriving them of basic needs🎪 A Walk on the Wild Side has been cited by the USDA for violating animal welfare requirements, and while the organization calls itself a "sanctuary" no legitimate sanctuary would ever exhibit animals like this. ⠀ You may recognize the tiger pictured here - A Walk on the Wild Side is the same exhibitor who brought this tiger, a serval and other animals to the Antelope Valley Fair last month and offered photo opportunities with young animals. ⠀ Thank you for continuing to raise your voice for the animals!🙌❤️🦁🐯🐻
Doesn't rescued tiger Maverick take your breath away? 🐯🐾 ⠀ This #thankfulThursday, we're feeling grateful for all your love 💕 and support for the rescued animals. ⠀ It's been 5 years since Mav was first rescued, and he's thriving here in his furever home. Your visits, donations, membership, volunteering, social media sharing and support all help to make these moments possible. ⠀ Thank you🙏🙌💞🦁🐯🐻🐾
Would you ever stick your snout in a pumpkin?🎃 what would you like to find stuffed inside? 🥑🍦🍇 ⠀ Rescued Himalayan Bear🌙 🐻 Baloo and all the animals will find lots of goodies packed in pumpkins during our annual Pumpkin Bash. ⠀ Join us for this special visit at 10 am, Saturday, October 26 and watch all the animals devour their Halloween goodies - bit.ly/LTBPumpkinBash ⠀ This event is FREE for members - reservations required🐾 This event is included for all Spooky Campover campers!🎃🦁🐯🐻
Did you know that all white tigers are cross eyed? ⠀ The gene 🧬 that causes white fur in these cross-bred, inbred tigers also causes the optic nerve to be connected to the wrong side of the brain🧠 ⠀ Please don't ever pay to see white tigers in shows, or pay to hold, pet or interact with tigers. White tigers are bred solely for exploitation, not conservation. ⠀ If you want to see a white tiger or learn about them, visit an accredited sanctuary like LTB. ⠀ Do you know which tiger🐯 is pictured here? ⠀ 📷 Keeper Brian
What do you mean...it's Monday?!🙀 ⠀ Anyone else feel like rescued black leopard🐆 Shadow this am?⏰
Rescued black bear🐻 Liberty loves her daily dips 🏊‍♀️ Her happy place is in the water💦 or hanging with her bestie Maddie. Where's your happy place? 🌻🌈
Peace☮️ love💜 and Louie🦁 ⠀ Hope you're having a purrfect #caturday 🐾
Are you ready for the weekend to start?!🐾 ⠀ Rescued tiger Moka's just waiting on Nola🐯💞🐯 💦
Celebrating 17 years of life-saving rescues - and remembering the first two rescued tigers Natasha and Raja!🐯💞🐯 September 5, 2002 was a big day. Bobbi and Mark rolled onto the Alpine property for the first time with the first two rescued tigers and Lions Tigers & Bears was founded🏡 There wasn't much to the sanctuary in those early days, just a modest 24' x 24' habitat and a garden hose - but over the past two decades, with your support, Lions Tigers & Bears has transformed into a state-of-the-art, tranquil haven providing lifesaving care and refuge to hundreds of animals🐾 It all started with a phone call Bobbi received from a friend, pleading for help for two tigers. The big cats were privately owned and kept in a backyard in a 6' x 12' chain link cage with concrete floors, and no shade or shelter to protect them from the harsh Texas elements. Originally purchased as a wedding present, the tigers lived in horrendous conditions for more than five years with barely enough room to turn around. After a divorce, the owner had threatened to shoot the tigers rather than give them up. Bobbi sprang into action. First working to locate a place to bring the tigers. Bobbi and Mark already had a property in escrow in San Diego, but they weren't allowed to build anything while the paperwork was going through. A friend of Bobbi's knew someone who owned the Alpine property and she agreed to allow Bobbi and Mark to rent the property temporarily to house the two tigers. Bobbi and Mark began constructing a temporary habitat. In less than a month, Bobbi applied for permits, arranged for transportation and fundraised to give these tigers a second chance. In September 2002, she drove to Texas with a commercial truck driver, and rescued Raja and Natasha from their tiny backyard cage. They drove non-stop to California, to the property that is now Lions Tigers & Bears. Bobbi would bring meat daily in a cooler for the tigers and supply water for them with a garden hose. After several weeks, the property owner recognizing Bobbi's dedication to the animals offered to sell the property to Bobbi and Mark. They seized the opportunity and haven't looked back since. Raja and Natasha's rescue provided the groundwork for the LTB we know and love today. They passed in 2013 (Raja) and 2015 (Natasha), but will always be remembered. These two tigers who suffered for years, lived out the rest of their lives in comfort, with the dignity and respect they always deserved — thanks to your support. LTB's growth over the past 17 years would not be possible without you. Thank you for continuing to support life-saving rescues and care for animals in need. Please consider donating today in memory of Raja and Natasha and in honor of LTB's 17 years of rescue work. Your donation at any level truly makes a difference❤️ If you prefer to donate on our website, here is a link: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org #TBT
What do you mean it's #NationalCatDay?! Isn't that every day?
Who needs a little #MondayMotivation from rescued leopard 🐆 Conga? ⠀ Keep your eye on the ball and have some fun today!🌈💜🐾 #MondayMood
Have you been lucky ♣️ enough to know and love🖤 a #blackcat? What was their name? ⠀ It's #NationalBlackCatDay and rescued #leopard Shadow is here to represent🐾 Shadow's a survivor who endured years of mistreatment, but still manages to greet each day
Aren't you glad you're not a #pumpkin?!🤪🐯🎃🐯 Spooky Campover⛺️ & Pumpkin Bash were so much #fun! Thanks to everyone who made these ev
Rescued lioness Zulu🦁 says: Stay focused and you can tackle anything that comes your way this week🐾 Let's do this, #Monday! #MondayMo
Rescued #blackbear Sugar🐻 sniffs something good💕 What's your favorite food #smell? Is there an emoji for it?🥞☕️🥧🎃🍩🍫 #
What word would you use to describe rescued white tiger Nola?💜 🐾Furriendly reminder: White tigers are inbred in captivity for exploitation. Please don't pay to see white tigers in shows/displays or hold them. To learn more, visit an accredited sanctuary li
From 1 to 10 - how much does Baloo🐻 love #pumpkin?!🎃 🐾Furriendly reminder: Pumpkin Bash is NEXT WEEK. Watch all the rescued #animals devour their #Halloween goodies, Sat. Oct. 26! Get your tibit.ly/LTBPumpkinBash
Did you know tiger's tongues are as rough as sandpaper? 👅 Covered w/small, sharp projections called papillae, #tiger tongues help strip fur and meat from prey. They come in pretty handy for grooming too💁‍♀️ Doesn't rescued tiger Tabu look purrf
Rescued #lion Bakari is ready for #Monday🦁 do you think he has a good plan?😜 #mondaymood #mondayfunday 🎥Volunte
Just another day in bearadise🌈🌞 Thanks for supporting LTB and making moments like these possible fur rescued black #bear Sugar🐻 and all the #animals💙🐾 #Sunda
The #weekend has just been spotted👀 Rescued leopard Cong
Lions Tigers & Bears rescued two African #servals from AZ this week after private owner passed away. Help Junior and Miss Kitty get the lifelong home and care they need at LTB bit.ly/ServalRescue ❤
Which Halloween goodie🍬 gets you running like rescued #tiger Maverick?!🎃🐅💭 ⠀ ⬇️⬇️⬇️ ⠀ Furriendly reminders: ⠀ 🐾Spooky Campover⛺️🦁#Camp out with the rescued animals Oct. 25-26 👻 🐾Watch the rescued 🦁🐯🐻s devour
Paws up if your #Caturday plans look like this!🦁🐾 ⠀ Furriendly reminder: Kids 👫 visit FREE in October🍁 Select a free child ticket for everbit.ly/LTBKidsFreeOct…/t.co/2sg1sEqDQ4 Not valid for special events. Some restrictions apply. Every visit saves
Happy #WorldAnimalDay 🌎 from rescued lion Louie & LTB. What will you do today to make the world a better place for #animals?💡❤️ →Please donate to support lifesaving care at LTB🐾 →Help raise awareness, tag a friend in the lionstigersandbears.orgttps
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Never say no to a nap😴 #WednesdayWisdom courtesy of rescued white #tiger
Celebrate #WorldAnimalDay 🌎10/4 w/a Blessing of the Lions Tigers & Bears led by Fr. Jason Samuels of Christ the King Episcopal Church during the 10 a.m. educational visit. Meet the rescued #animals! Reservations are required. FREE for memberbit.ly/LTBWorldAnimal…N4x #SanDi
Happy #October1st! Does anyone else smell #pumpkin? 🎃 Asking fur a friend....lionstigersandbears.org/our-events/pum…
Celebrate #WorldAnimalDay 🌎10/4 w/Lions Tigers & Bears. Fr. Jason Samuels of Christ the King Episcopal Church will lead a special blessing of the rescued #animals during the 10 a.m. educational visit. Reservations are requirebit.ly/LTBWorldAnimal…N4x #SanDi
Rescued Himalayan Bear 🌙🐻 Teddy says you can always find fun, you just have know where to look 👀 Agree or disagree? Happy #Sund
Rescued white #lion Louie has some #Wednesdaywisdom to share: ➡️ Don't let anything distract you from your goals🏅 ⠀ What do you think he's
🍁FLASH Deal🍁 Happy 1st Day of Fall! LTB is celebrating with a special offer: ➡️ 30% off Member-for-a-Dabit.ly/LTBFall30RjiGTwBV7z Purchase by Friday and visit now through Nov. 23. This is a grrreat time of year to visit the sanctuary #animals in #SanDi
Our very own Goldilocks is at it again😜 Rescued #blackbear 🐻 Liberty loves checking out the other bear's bedrooms to look for leftover goodies or a better napping spot. ⠀ Now she's cooling off in Maddie's waterer 💦 What will Maddie 🐻say about this?
When you're thinking 🐯💭 about doing something... but realize, meh, it's #caturday 😴 🐯rescued whi
Who's ready for some Fur-iday #fun?!😻 Courtesy of rescued #bobcat RJ🐾 🎥 Volunteer Alyssa #Fridayfunday #Fr
The House Natural Resources Committee just passed HR1380, the #BigCatPublicSafetyAct! Now this legislation goes to a vote by the full House.🚨Please call your Reps today & urge them to vote yes to protect #bigcats & end the cruel #cub petting industrbit.ly/SearchHouseRep
Dear Monday, This is your first warning⚠️ Sincerely, 🐾 Bakari🦁 #MondayMorning #MondayFace #
Rescued black #bear 🐻 Meatball has a few tips this #SundayFunday: 👉 Look up 👀 there's beauty 🦋 all around you☀️ 👉 Smiles are always in style😃 👉 Stay cool 😎
How much love 💕 do you have for rescued #white tiger Hank this #Caturday?
What do you mean...it's #Monday?!🙀 ⠀ Rescued black #leopard
Anyone else #lion around this #LaborDay?💤🦁🐾 ⠀ 📷 Vo
Rescued #blackbear Maddie spent many years confined in a cage with no space to run or play. Now she spends her days foraging, exploring or lounging by the pool 💦 with her bestie, Liberty🐻💞🐻 ⠀ Does this Maddie moment put a #smile 😊 on your face? We h
Happy #Caturday! 😻Rescued #tiger Hank says it's the purr-fect time to treat yourself & help the #animals💞 check out LTB's roarin' Labor Day deals! ⠀ 🦁 BOGO 50% Feeds with a Keeper 🐯 Buy 2 Get 1 FREE Member for a Day Visits 🐻 2bit.ly/LTBLaborDayDea…
So, how's your week going?😻 🐾Rescued #leopard🐆 Conga #whiskerwednesday #we
Devastated to share that our beloved rescued grizzly Albert passed away yesterday. This bear endured so much as a malnourished, mistreated cub petting bear and touched many hearts with his story of perseverance and the joy he showed daily at LTB. campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=11013…
Named for scarfing down a bag of Costco meatballs from a neighborhood garage, this wild born CA #blackbear made national news in 2012 for his many escapades in the #glendale area of #LA. Meatball celebrates his 7th rescue birthday at Lions Tigers & Bears in #SanDiego today.
Sometimes, you just have to roll with it...😻 #WednesdayWisdom from rescued #leopard🐆
How would you describe Maverick's #Monday face?🐯🐾 #MondayMornin
Currently providing lifetime refuge to 6 rescued #lions LTB is one of the few qualified safe havens for these majestic animals. Will you show your #pride this #WorldLionDay 🌎🦁 and donate to help keep lions lionstigersandbears.orgWqh
This #InternationalTigerDay only 3,900 tigers exist in the wild but 5K-7K+ are kept in backyards + roadside zoos in the U.S. alone. These 🐅s are 'generic" +have NO conservation value. Currently home to 6 rescued #tigers, LTB has saved 100s victimized in the exotic #animal t
A victim of #wildlife trafficking - Moka the #tiger cub confiscated from smugglers @ the US/MX border - celebrates his 1st bday at LTB today. Tigers like Moka are exploited through the exotic animal trade - only the lucky ones find placement at an accredited sanctuary like LTB.
Confiscated from #animal traffickers at the US/MX border as a #cub rescued #tiger Moka celebrates his first full year at LTB 7/27 myemail.constantcontact.com/Moka-arrived-o…
Fun fact: Meatball starts every day with a #smile😃 Can this rescued #bear motivate you to smile this #Monday?
Happy #Caturday😻from rescued #tiger Moka! Moka's 1st bday @ LTB is in 1 week - on 7/27 during the 10 am visit. Are you coming to watch him open his gifts?🥳 Thanks to @DrMonicaHarms for the cub photo of Moka. Do you remember when he was thi
Who's the real #LionKing of LTB?🦁👑 Bakari, Louie or too close to call? #F
Are you excited for the new #LionKing ?🎥🍿 If there was a CGI version of rescued lion Bakari — who would you cast to pla
Happy #Friyay from rescued grizzly #bear Albert🎉
Can you touch your tongue to your nose?!😜 Happy #TOT from rescued white #lion Loui
Can rescued #tiger Tabu🐯 scare #Monday away?🐾 ✅ yes ✅ no ✅
Surprise - Moka's taking a turn in the big pool! Confiscated at the US/MX border from #animal traffickers when he was just weeks old, LTB's youngest rescue #tiger is growing fast!💨 Moka is celebrating his FIRST full year at LTB on Saturday, July 27— will you come join
Happy #Caturday!🦁 Are you ready to paw-t
Paws up🐾 if you want to spend the holiday #weekend poolside 🏊‍♀️ like rescued #grizzlies Albert
What do you think rescued black #bear Maddie is smiling about today?
Does Bakari look ready to take on Monday? 🦁 #MondayMorning #thatfac
Just add water 💦 and rescued white #tiger Nola is a happy girl💕 what's the #1 ingredient in your purr-fect #C
She's #fierce #beautiful and loves her privacy — is rescued #tigress Tabu your spirit #anim
Happy #SundayFunday🌞from rescued grizzly Albert🐻 he's ready for your favorite #bear pun now... ⠀
Rescued #leopard Shadow says everyday is #Caturday 😻 Agree or disagree? 📷: Kathleen
It's #NationalSelfieDay → the purr-fect time to remember that wild #animals like 🦁🐯 and 🐻s suffer for our #selfies. Please don't hold or touch lions, tigers, bears, leopards or other big cats - it's always cruel for
Any caption ideas? 💡🦁 - - - - - #DYK lions' tongues are as rough as sandpaper? 👅 They're covered in tiny spines - called papillae - which are tough enough to scrape meat off bones. #rescued #lioness #sandiego ⠀
Maverick's trying to turn #Monday into #Funday💦🐯 is it working? #rescued #tiger ⠀ 🎥K
Wishing all dads around the world 🌎 a very happy #FathersDay from this #King 👑 of the #pride and all of us at LTB❤️ 🦁rescued
When you wake up early and realize - it's #Caturday😴 🐆 Rescued #leopard Conga #
They're doing great together! Here's a short video of them playing last week🐯❤️🐯
Rescued #tiger Maverick is ready to jump into the #weekend - are you?
LTB's smallest rescue #cat is living in a big cat world😻 Do you have a #Monday caption for Sadie? #m
Cougars, pumas, mountain lions - whatever name you use for these powerful cats - they sure are gorgeous😻 Agree or disagree? #mountainlion #rescued #san