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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.
 

Celebrate in the Natural Beauty of the Ranch

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.
 
The pristine landscape offers a natural canvas for designing the perfect wedding ceremony, reception, birthday party, corporate event, or team-building retreat. Celebrate and come together in a serene country setting with picturesque views that inspire romance, adventure and the spirit of awareness.
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Our Mission

Our Mission

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

"When I was invited by friends to go visit Lions Tigers & Bears three years ago, I was very skeptical. I am NOT a fan of zoos. I am not a fan of animals in captivity of any kind. And even after I was assured that this was not a zoo I still had my doubts."

Read the rest of the Bowlen's story and find out how they became avid supporters of our sanctuary.

 

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Help Us "Hang in There" Campaign

Our ability to uphold our commitment for lifetime, quality care is more important than ever. We have 65 lions, tigers, bears, bobcats, servals, mountain lions, leopards, horses, and more counting on us—and we can't let them down! So we hope we can count on YOU to help us hang in there, so we can continue to provide these amazing animals the specialized care they deserve. Donate or take it a step further and create a fundraiser page today. 

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What 'Tiger King' Doesn't Tell You

The Netflix docuseries, Tiger King, has taken the internet by storm, sending shockwaves and loads of memes across the interweb, all while rising to the ranks of the #1 series on the streaming service. However, the docuseries fell short in its depiction of the reality that captive big cats endure when exploited for profit in the U.S. Click below to learn more.
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Quick water break for Conga!🐆💦 Leopards, and all other cats, lap up water. This means, they extend their tongues straight down with the tip of the tongue curled backwards, so that the top of the tongue touches the liquid first!👅 When the cat's tongue touches the liquid surface, some of the liquid sticks to it through liquid adhesion. BUT, the cat draws its tongue back up so quickly, that for a fraction of a second, gravity takes its course, which pulls the liquid back!💦
Quick water break for Conga!🐆💦 Leopards, and all other cats, lap up water. This means, they extend their tongues straight down with the tip of the tongue curled backwards, so that the top of the tongue touches the liquid first!👅 #bigcats #leopards #liongstiger
Liberty is struttin' into a new week with confidence and hopes you are too!🐻✨ Thank you to our veterans, active duty military, and all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.🇺🇸
Liberty is struttin' into a new week with confidence and hopes you are too!🐻✨ Any guesses how Liberty got her name? Share your guesses below and we'll reveal the answer tonight! #california #blackbears #nonprofit #savethebears #san
Sunday Scaries brought to you by Conrad😬 Although Conrad is still rather shy and emerges mostly at night and early in the morning, he enjoys sleeping in his hammock, clawing at huge logs to keep his nails trim, playing with his rubber ball, and relaxing in his waterfall pool! Doesn't sound like a scary Sunday to us!
Sunday Scaries brought to you by Conrad😬 Although Conrad is still shy and emerges mostly at night or early morning, he enjoys sleeping in his hammock, clawing at huge logs, playing with his rubber ball, and relaxing in his waterfall pool! Doesn't sound like a scary Sunday to
Meet Arusha! One of our female African lions. She was rescued in 2017, along with Zulu and Louie from a private owner. Learn more about Arusha throughout the video! Please remember that it's never a good idea to try and keep wild animals as pets. You can however sponsor Arusha, by heading to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-animals/lions/arusha Choose from either a monthly gift or annual one! Your generous contribution will help Lions Tigers & Bears provide lifetime care for these beautiful animals!🦁♥️
Meet Arusha! One of our female African lions. She was rescued in 2017, along with Zulu and Louie from a private owner. Learn more about Arusha throughout the video! You can sponsor Arusha, by heading to lionstigersandbears.org/our-animals/li… 🦁♥️ #bigcats #bigcatrescue #anima
Arusha is taking a little break from fun in the sun this morning!🦁 Did you know the lionesses do majority of the hunting? And they're actually faster than lions, which gives them the advantage when out hunting for food.🐾 #animalsanctuary #lions #nonprofitorganization #b
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!!!
Quick water break for Conga!🐆💦 Leopards, and all other cats, lap up water. This means, they extend their tongues straight down with the tip of the tongue curled backwards, so that the top of the tongue touches the liquid first!👅 When the cat's tongue touches the liquid surface, some of the liquid sticks to it through liquid adhesion. BUT, the cat draws its tongue back up so quickly, that for a fraction of a second, gravity takes its course, which pulls the liquid back!💦
Liberty is struttin' into a new week with confidence and hopes you are too!🐻✨ Thank you to our veterans, active duty military, and all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.🇺🇸
Sunday Scaries brought to you by Conrad😬 Although Conrad is still rather shy and emerges mostly at night and early in the morning, he enjoys sleeping in his hammock, clawing at huge logs to keep his nails trim, playing with his rubber ball, and relaxing in his waterfall pool! Doesn't sound like a scary Sunday to us!
Meet Arusha! One of our female African lions. She was rescued in 2017, along with Zulu and Louie from a private owner. Learn more about Arusha throughout the video! Please remember that it's never a good idea to try and keep wild animals as pets. You can however sponsor Arusha, by heading to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-animals/lions/arusha Choose from either a monthly gift or annual one! Your generous contribution will help Lions Tigers & Bears provide lifetime care for these beautiful animals!🦁♥️
Arusha is taking a little break from fun in the sun this Friday morning!🦁 Did you know the lionesses do a majority of the hunting? And they're actually faster than their male counterparts, which gives them the advantage when out hunting for food.🐾
We have some exciting news!✨⁣ Some wonderful friends of Lions Tigers & Bears have just provided a $30,000 Matching Gift Challenge to inspire other animal lovers, like you, to open your heart as much as you possibly can to help these majestic animals right now! That means any gift you send will be DOUBLED! We can't begin to tell you how critical these additional funds are right now.⁣ ⁣ Now more than ever, these animals could really use your help, especially those sold into the exotic animal trade industry or illegally kept as pets, like Junior and Miss Kitty, two servals native to Africa, who were facing an uncertain future because their owner could no longer care for them. Where would they go? Who could take them? Would they be euthanized?⁣ ⁣ Fortunately, thanks to loyal supporters, we were able to dispatch a rescue team to get them and bring them back to the safety of Lions Tigers & Bears.⁣ ⁣ Once here, our veterinary team was standing by to perform a thorough exam. Junior and Miss Kitty then underwent a period of quarantine, like all new arrivals to our sanctuary. Today, the pair is settling in nicely to their new life at Lions Tigers & Bears, where they have a cozy den, plenty of room to explore and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.⁣ ⁣ The funds from this generous $30,000 Matching Gift Challenge will help ensure we can continue to provide the life these rescued animals deserve, including spacious habitats, nutritious food, and the veterinary care they need to live happy and healthy lives.⁣ ⁣ Please, there's never been a greater need for your support—or a better time to make a gift. We really appreciate the continuous support and generous donations from you all!🦁🐯🐻❤️
It's a 'spaw' day for Maddie!🐻🐾💦 Who can pass up a nice relaxing soak in the pool to beat the heat?! Soaking is one of Maddie's favorite activities, besides romping around with her BFF Liberty, of course.
Happy Wednesday from one of our rescued mountain lions. Melanie!🐱 There are so many new faces around here! Share with us where you're from below!🌎 We're located in East San Diego County and we are an accredited non-profit big cat & exotic animal sanctuary providing hope and a home to 65 rescued animals🦁🐯🐻⁠⁣ ⁣ Looking for ways to get involved? We welcome you to donate, sponsor an animal, start a fundraiser, share about us, or volunteer! It helps keep Lions Tigers & Bears operating and impacts the lives of the animals not only living here, but those out there still in need of rescue. Learn more by heading to our website www.lionstigersandbears.org !✨
Hey there, Delilah, what's it like in San Diego County?☀️🌻🐻 Delilah lived with Blossom at the Little River Zoo in Norman, Oklahoma. They were the lone residents left at the zoo, following the closure of the zoo in 2011 due to continuing financial woes. Unfortunately their diet was neglected and they were ill-nourished. They are both safe, happy, and healthy at Lions Tigers & Bears now! QUIZ: What's Delilah's favorite treat? Share your guesses below! Hint:🍓🥜
Denali has his eyes on breakfast🍗 💡Did you know that the serval's big ears allow them to locate small mammals? Whether their prey is moving underground or through the grass, their sensitive hearing is enables them to hunt its prey sometimes without even seeing it until their final pounce! Servals also have the ability to leap high into the air and catch birds!
Lions Tigers & Bears makes the front page!📰 Thank you for the feature East County Community Times! 🦁🐯🐻
"Should I stay or should I go?"🐯💦 Nola is enjoying a lazy Sunday where she'll swim, sleep, eat, and repeat. Anyone else?
Meet Meatball! If you haven't had the chance to learn more about Meatball, turn up your volume to hear about where he was rescued from and small hints as to where his name came from! If you know the story, share below!🐻 Looking for a way to support the rescued animals at Lions Tigers & Bears? Sponsor Meatball today by heading to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/sponsor ✨
It's National Endangered Species Day! Did you know there are more tigers living in captivity in the U.S. then there are left in the wild? Moka is a generic tiger, born in captivity, and there are anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 tigers that live in captivity in the U.S.🙀 While some may keep them as pets, which we never recommend, there are also many roadside zoos that breed them to charge guests to pose and take photos with them or to pet them.🚫 In Asia, there are only 3,900 wild tigers and 1,659 in accredited zoo worldwide. The 1973 Endangered Species Act does not cover many of the exotic pets in America as it only applies to those taken from the wild, and not those bred in captivity. Also, four US states have no laws on keeping a big cat as your pet! The Big Cat Public Safety Act has been proposed and you can take action by heading to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/advocacy-and-legislation The Act addresses gaps in the state laws and encourages prohibiting the private ownership of big cats. ⁠ Remember that wild animals belong in the wild. What are some other animals you can think of that are on the list?
RJ looks like he's on the hunt for something! What could it be? The primary diet of a bobcat in the wild is rabbit, but they also eat rodents, beaver, birds, bats, and deer.🐇🐀🐦They are also scavengers! Our four bobcats, RJ included, enjoy a well-rounded diet of raw meat (chicken, rabbit, beef, etc.) with a custom blend of vitamins and supplements.
Thank you so much to KUSI News for sharing about our Help Us Hang in There campaign and helping us spread the word about Lions Tigers & Bears and the amazing rescue animals we have provided a safe forever home to! Head to the link below to catch the full interview!🦁🐯🐻
Punkin has spotted our Wednesday wish list! 👀🐱 A couple of items we are currently looking for are: ✨Solitude IGR - This helps keep the flies off of the horses ✨Paper Towels You can find our wish list over at http://bit.ly/wishlistLTB and items can also be directly shipped to us from the list! We greatly appreciate your support and donations! 🦁🐯🐻♥️
Lions Tigers & Bears is committed to protecting the 65 rescued animals here, while also exploring the larger issue of how COVID-19 and how it can be spread to animals from humans and vice versa. Read the full article below! 🦁🐯🐻 Find your local news channel to catch the full interview here during the 4pm news hour —> https://scripps.com/our-brands/local-media/
Thank you so much to Elite Daily for highlighting Lions Tigers & Bears and founder, Bobbi Brink! "The most memorable days are when we get animals out of incredibly terrible places," shared Bobbi. LTB is currently providing a forever safe home for 65 rescued animals! Read the full article below!🦁🐯🐻
Baloo is one of our rescued Himalayan Black Bears.🐻🖤 While they are naturally diurnal, meaning they are active during the day time with periods of rest during the night, there are also many that are nocturnal to avoid human contact. Remember to please leave wild animals in the wild. It is never a good idea to approach them.
Monday Mood💤🦁⁠ ⁠ What are some things you'd like to learn about the animals here at Lions Tigers & Bears? Whether it's about their meals, habitats, where they came from, or their favorite treats - share your questions below!
Happy Mother's Day from Lions Tigers & Bears!🦁🐯🐻❤️ We are a no kill, no breed, no contact facility. And speaking of not breeding, although many may believe that white tigers are their own species, they are actually inbred Bengal tigers (sometimes crossed with SIberian tigers). They have no conservation value at all. They exist solely as a product to be sold - often suffering through lifelong exploitation, mistreatment and neglect.😔 In order to get a white tiger, fathers are bred to daughters and granddaughters and typically result in many health issues. Crystal is a survivor of this type of exploitation. Please remember: do not pay to pet, hold, or play with white tigers (or any tigers for that matter) in shows or displays! You can learn more about white tigers and the exploitation they face, by visiting an accredited sanctuary like Lions Tigers & Bears.🐾
Today we would have had our largest fundraiser event, Wild in the Country!🎉 Although it's postponed, we couldn't help but take a walk down memory lane with you all and share some photos of the previous years! From themes like Wizard of Oz, Casino Royale, and Rock n' Roar, we cannot wait to gather with you all again soon!🦁🐯🐻 Have a memory from one of the Wild in the Country fundraisers? Share with us below!✨
MOKA now has his true forever home at Lions Tigers & Bears
Roy Horn of the Vegas duo Siegfried & Roy has died at age 75 from complications due to the coronavirus. Roy survived an attack by a 380-pound tiger, who bit his neck during a show at the Mirage Las Vegas in 2003.
Happy Friday!☀️ A BIG thank you from founder, Bobbi Brink, for helping us Hang in There during these tough times! Your donations and support will go towards providing a lifetime of care and a forever safe home for the 65 beautiful rescued animals at Lions Tigers & Bears! We appreciate you all so much! 🦁🐯🐻❤️
Shadow is heading into a weekend of fun in the sun!☀️ ⁠ ⁠ Does yours look similar to Shadow's? Share with us below what you're up to this weekend! 🌴🌈☀️
Save the date for virtual event/fundraiser
Thank you SO much to everyone who donated to our 24 hour #GivingTuesdayNow fundraiser yesterday! We appreciate your continuous support and everything you do for the beautiful animals at Lions Tigers & Bears! 🦁🐯🐻❤️
Cherry Bomb is on the lookout for our wish list this Wednesday morning!🐻🍒 A great way to donate to animal sanctuaries is through wish lists! Our Amazon wish list contains items we need to feed & care for the animals, our grounds, and the staff members and can be ordered and sent to us directly at Lions Tigers & Bears!✨⁠ A couple of items on our wishlist currently are: A water cooler and Vitamin Water for the employees and volunteers to stay hydrated while caring for our beautiful animals If you are currently able to help out, you can find these items and others on our wishlist over at http://bit.ly/wishlistLTB We really appreciate your donations and support!❤️🐾
We are so grateful for everyone's donations this #GivingTuesdayNow! 🦁🐯🐻✨ During these uncertain times, your generosity is needed now more than ever to help rescue and provide lifelong sanctuary for abused and abandoned exotic animals, while keeping them safe, fed, and loved.❤️ We hope you are safe and doing well and can help unleash the power of giving today to show our furry friends how truly great we can be! To donate until midnight tonight, please head to https://bit.ly/LTBgivenow We really appreciate all of your support!
⚡Unleash the Kindness for #GivingTuesdayNow ⚡ In response to the unprecedented and ongoing need caused by COVID-19, #GivingTuesdayNow was created as a global day of giving and unity!❤️ During these uncertain times, your generosity is needed now more than ever to help rescue and provide lifelong sanctuary for abused and abandoned exotic animals, while keeping them safe, fed, and loved.🦁🐯🐻 We hope you are safe and doing well and can help unleash the power of giving today to show our furry friends like Louie how truly great we can be. Please support us in this 24-hour global giving campaign by making a donation before midnight tonight by going to🐾 https://bit.ly/LTBgivenow AND thanks to a group of very special donors - the David C. Copley Foundation and Carlee and Laurie McGrath - your donation will be doubled, up to a total of $11,000! Thank you for your continued support and for all you do for the animals at Lions Tigers & Bears who depend on you!🌟
Sugar Bear has got the right idea about Monday's🐻😝 💡Did you know - black bears are of the smallest, yet most common, bears found in North America?🌎 They are also excellent climbers! Their claws give them great grip, and cubs are often adventurous, climbing high into the tree tops!🌲🍃🐻
Did you know that Conga was a captive-bred pet and was abandoned by her previous owner? She was only 5 weeks when we rescued her!⁠ ⁠ With it being National Pet Week from May 1st-7th, we would love to see photos of your pets in the comments below!🐶🐱 We also want to remind you that it is NEVER a good idea to try and have a wild animal as a pet, they belong in the wild. Their wild instincts eventually emerge, they become hard to handle and pose an extreme risk to the community, leaving the animal to face an uncertain future. ⁠ ⁠ You can however sponsor an animal at Lions Tigers & Bears! Head to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/sponsor to learn more!🦁🐯🐻
April showers, definitely brings May flowers! Blossom is taking is easy this Friday morning!🌸 We want to give a huge Thank You to everyone who has supported us during our Help Us Hang In There campaign!✨ We appreciate all of the donations, shares, fundraisers, help spreading the word to your friends & family, and the numerous other ways you all have supported us during this time. We couldn't do it without you! We are so grateful to be able to provide a forever safe home for the animals here at Lions Tigers & Bears.🦁🐯🐻 PS - it's not too late to donate! Head to https://bit.ly/LTBhanginthere to learn more!
🌟GIVEAWAY ALERT🌟 We are so grateful for AJ of Moon Child Creative for creating watercolor illustrations of a few of our animals! 🦁🐯🐻 How to enter: Start and complete the 20/20 challenge by Tuesday, May 5th! We'll be picking on lucky winner to win the illustrations next week! Head to https://bit.ly/LTBhanginthere and click on Become a Fundraiser! That's it! *If you've already done so, you will automatically be entered! Good luck!🥳
We are so grateful for AJ of Moon Child Creative for creating watercolor illustrations of a few of our animals! 🦁🐯🐻 How to enter: Start and complete the 20/20 challenge by Tuesday, May 5th! We'll be picking on lucky winner to win the illustrations next week! Head to https://bit.ly/LTBhanginthere and click on Become a Fundraiser! That's it! *If you've already done so, you will automatically be entered! Good luck!
"I'll just be hanging out by the pool all day, guys!" - Moka🐯🌊 We are getting closer and closer to our $140,000 goal for our most important fundraiser yet - Help Us Hang In There!🥳 We have 65 lions, tigers, bears, bobcats, servals, mountain lions, leopards, horses, and others counting on us—and we can't let them down! So we hope we can count on YOU to help us hang in there, so we can continue to provide these amazing animals the specialized care they require and rightly deserve. You can: 🐾donate by heading to https://bit.ly/LTBhanginthere or texting LTB to 71777 🐾donate $100 and be entered to win the ULTIMATE animal lovers package! 🐾start a 20/20 challenge and challenge 20 of your friends and family to donate $20 each. Head to https://bit.ly/LTBhanginthere and click on Become a Fundraiser 🐾sponsor an animal by heading to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/sponsor to learn more! We are so grateful to all those who have donated and helped spread the word! The animals and us couldn't do it without you!
Today, Lions Tigers & Bears and founder, Bobbi Brink were featured in People Magazine!✨ "We are a true and accredited exotic animal sanctuary. We are accredited by both the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and the American Sanctuary Association — and are the only sanctuary in Southern California to have this status. In order to be accredited, a sanctuary must meet very stringent guidelines regarding habitat size, animal care, etc.," Brink shared. Read the full article below!🦁🐯🐻
Jillian has her eyes on the week ahead! We have less than a week left for our Hang In There fundraiser! It's amazing to see everyone banding together for the animals and YOU ALL are proof of that!🌟 We know this is a difficult time to ask, but we have 65 animals counting on us—and we can't let them down! So if you haven't already donated, we're asking you to help Lions Tigers & Bears "Hang in There" - $20 goes a long way and can really help us during these times! We really appreciate all of the support!🦁🐯🐻 To donate, head to https://bit.ly/LTBhanginthere or text LTB to 71777📲
Raise your paws if you love the weekends as much as Maddie!🐾🐻😆 We hope you are enjoying all of the live virtual visits! Which ones have been your favorite so far? What are some things you would like to learn more about? Share with us below! 🌟Also, don't forget we have a contest going on for the kids! If you draw or paint an artistic drawing of each animal we do live and email it to us at volunteer@lionstigersandbears.org or mail it in to us, our teachers will pick winners throughout and will be giving away a few Lions Tigers & Bear t-shirts and other swag!🎉
🎙Tune into KCBQ 1170 am tomorrow, Saturday, April 25th at 11:00am to catch founder, Bobbi Brink's interview with Chris George!🎙
Today at 10:30am, founder Bobbi Brink, will be chatting with Prof. Carney Anne Nasser, director of the Animal Welfare Clinic at Michigan State University College of Law. Professor Nasser is currently one of four full-time animal law professors in the world!🌎 With over 16 years of practice, she has an extensive focus on combatting the exotic pet trade and wildlife trafficking. Bobbi and Professor Nasser will be chatting about Nola, one of our rescued white tigers!🐾 What questions do you have around the topic of exotic pet trade and wildlife trafficking?🐯
🌎In honor of the 50th Earth Day - we want to recognize all of the amazing animals that we share this planet with.⁠ ⁠ Did you know Lions Tigers & Bears is home to more than 65 animals, 17 species?⁠ ⁠ From our hoofed friends like Billy the goat🐐 and feathered friend like Soho the macaw🦜, to Bakari the lion🦁, Maverick the tiger🐯, Blossom the black bear🐻, Punkin the mountain lion, Conga the leopard 🐆 and the rest of the rescued animal crew - Happy Earth Day! 🌎❤️
Tongue out Tuesday! 👅 Lions are hypercarnivores, which means that more than 70% of their diets consist of meat! 🥩
Happy 6th Lions Tigers & Bears birthday to Maverick! 🐯🥳🎁 Maverick was born in 2013 and was confiscated by California Department of Fish & Wildlife from a celebrity who did not have the proper license to own an exotic animal! He came to us when he was 9 months old and was a ball of energy who quickly grew into the 419 lb tiger he is today! But Maverick's story is not unlike that of many other captive tigers who have been victimized by the exotic animal trade. The trade of tigers is a very real thing right here in the U.S., and it is the tiger that ends up suffering most. Facilities, like those depicted in the Netflix docuseries, Tiger King, are unfortunately the grim reality for more than 10,000 tigers languishing in captivity at this very moment. But what Tiger King doesn't clearly depict, is the ongoing cycle of breeding, exploitation, and disposal of animals required to operate a facility that profits off of photo opps and cub handling opportunities. It is a matter of supply and demand, and as long as there is a demand for baby cubs to be held and posed with and the desire to own these wild animals as pets, these places are going to continue to breed, and animals are going to continue to suffer. Not all tigers wind up as lucky as Maverick. Maverick's story is a great reminder of what happens when people decide they want a wild animal for a pet. Their wild instincts eventually emerge, they become hard to handle and pose an extreme risk to the community, leaving the animal to face an uncertain future. Please remember that wild animals only belong in the wild, and not as your pet!
Sunday Funday with Teddy and Baloo! 🐻 Himalayan black bears are omnivores and will eat just about anything! In the wild, their diet consists of acorns, nuts, fruit, honey, roots, and various insects such as termites and beetle larvae. Here at the sanctuary, we provide our brother bears, Teddy and Baloo with a well-rounded diet of proteins, fruits, veggies and the occasional special treat. Baloo's favorite food is carrots🥕 and Teddy loves PB & J sandwiches🥪 😂
🦁Bakari Update🦁 In mid-January, Bakari underwent a veterinary exam after he was displaying unusual behavior including head shaking, ear rubbing and lethargy. Our lead veterinarian, Dr. Sadler, evaluated Bakari and found that Bakari's ears had extensive debris and inflammation, especially his left ear, which also had white plaques and a severely irregular ear canal. Further tests came back positive for yeast and the inflammation was thought to be from long-standing allergies. Bakari's symptoms didn't seem to be improving, so in March, he was sedated again by Dr. Sadler and a team of specialists, to perform another examination and tests. Since then, Bakari has seemed to be feeling better, however, with the recent wet weather we've been having, he had a bit of a flare-up. Bobbi and our team of veterinarians continue to monitor Bakari closely, and have adjusted his course of medications to help with his condition. Thank you to everyone who has reached out in support of Bakari. In the coming weeks, we will evaluate his case once again, to determine if another examination is necessary. We will keep you updated on his situation, as we know more!
🌟CONTEST ALERT🌟 ATTN KIDS: if you draw or paint an artistic drawing of each animal we do live and email it to us at volunteer@lionstigersandbears.org or mail it in to us, our teachers will pick winners throughout and will be giving away a few Lions Tigers & Bear t-shirts and other swag! Good luck!🦁🐯🐻
Today's virtual visit is with our rescued grizzly bear, Cherry Bomb! Learn more about Cherry, where she was rescued from, the dangers of cub petting and more! We also launched a fun contest for kids - learn more about it throughout the visit!
Liberty is all smiles this Tuesday and looking forward to the virtual visits we have planned for this week! We are having so much fun showing you all the behind the scenes of Lions Tigers & Bears and the amazing animals we have rescued! We get a lot of questions about how you can get involved during this time! A few ways are: - Donate to help us Hang in There over at https://bit.ly/LTBhanginthere - Create your own fundraiser and challenge 20 friends or family members to donate $20! - Share on your social channels about us!🦁🐯🐻 - Sponsor an animal https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/sponsor - Volunteer https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/volunteer-intern We appreciate all of your support and we cannot wait to hang out with you during our lives throughout the week!
Melanie is feeling fierce and ready to take on the upcoming week!🐾⚡ Fun facts: Female mountain lions like Melanie, can weigh anywhere from 85-120 lbs and can measure 7 to 8 feet from nose to tail!🙀 The scientific name for a mountain lion is Puma concolor, but did you know there are more than 40 common names used to refer to the species?! What are some of the other names of this elusive cat?
Today we are visiting with Hank, one of our rescued white tigers! Learn more about him throughout today's virtual visit!🐯🤍🐾
Attached is founder, Bobbi Brink's chat with Good Morning San Diego on how we are caring for all of the animals at Lions Tigers & Bears during the current pandemic!🦁🐯🐻
Lazy cat-urdays with Tabu!🐯 We know this is a difficult time to ask, but we have 65 animals counting on us—and we can't let them down! So if you haven't already donated, we're asking you to help Lions Tigers & Bears "Hang in There". Take The 20/20 Challenge!⚡ One way to get involved is to take our 20/20 Challenge and become an Animal Angel! How it works - Create your own fundraiser page and ask 20 of your friends to donate $20 or more for the animals. It's simple, and only takes a minute to create. Click the 'Become a Fundraiser' button on the campaign page to get started! Head to https://bit.ly/LTBhanginthere today! 🐾
Join us for our live today! It's raining here in Alpine! Share with us where you're tuning in from!
Fun Fact Friday: One way to identify a grizzly bear is by the large hump on their shoulders! It's actually a powerful muscle they use to power their forelimbs through their daily routine. Grizzly bears are known to dig, so this mighty muscle helps them power through it🐻 In the photo: Cherry Bomb🍒
Wondering how much leopards eat? Conga eats 4lbs of food a day! 🥩🍗😋 Huge thank you to everyone who has supported and helped us Hang In There! We appreciate it greatly! Your donation of $20 can help feed Conga for 2 days! Looking for a way to get your family and friends involved as well? Challenge 20 friends to donate $20! That's it! To donate or to set up your own fundraiser, head to https://bit.ly/LTBhanginthere ❤️
These two lions are ready to rawr for the Facebook Live happening at 10:30am! Are you?!🦁 What animals are you looking forward to seeing this week? Share with us below! 🦁🐯🐻
Happy Tuesday from Delilah! 🌻⁠☀️ If you're new around here, welcome! Lions Tigers & Bears is an accredited non-profit big cat & exotic animal sanctuary located in East San Diego County that is hope and a home to these rescued animals🦁🐯🐻⁠ ⁠ Looking for ways to get involved? We welcome you to donate, sponsor an animal, start a fundraiser, share about us, or volunteer! It helps keep Lions Tigers & Bears operating and impacts the lives of the animals not only living here, but those out there still in need of rescue. Learn more by heading to our website www.lionstigersandbears.org!✨
🐾An Important Update from 🦁🐯🐻: The USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratories just confirmed SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans) in a tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York. This is the first known instance of a tiger being infected with the virus. Samples from the tiger were taken and tested after several lions and tigers at the zoo displayed symptoms of respiratory illness. Our hearts go out to these big cats and their caretakers during this time. Read more 👉 https://bit.ly/2yFiyRn Lions Tigers & Bears has been following the impact and potential of this virus very closely, and now that we know a tiger has tested positive in New York, we wanted to let you know what we've been doing to safeguard our animals. Our sanctuary has a stringent cleaning protocol under normal circumstances, and since the COVID-19 outbreak, and the ensuing global pandemic, we have taken increased measures to disinfect and sanitize habitats and common touch points. Visits to the sanctuary have been put on pause (you can catch our LIVE virtual visits Wed-Sat @ 10:30 AM PST on Facebook and 12 PM PST on Instagram), and our keepers are being required to shelter-in-place on-site. Additionally, we have significantly reduced the number of volunteers to include only those who are highly trained and essential to daily animal care. And of course - all team members are being required to wear masks and wash hands. We have been taking these active measures, because as you know, the animals' well-being comes first. They rely on us day in and day out for their care and it is our duty to protect them. During this time, we have also been challenged by reductions in revenue (visitors make up a significant portion of our monthly operating income and we had to postpone our most important fundraiser - Wild in the Country). That is why we launched our Help Us "Hang in There" campaign - to help get us through these difficult times. Your support can really make a difference for the animals 👉 https://bit.ly/LTBhanginthere Our goal is to raise $140,000 by April 30th. We've already made GREAT headway thanks to the generosity of so many! Words cannot express the gratitude we feel towards you - our amazing community of Animal Angels. Together we will get through this, and the animals will have YOU to thank. ❤️🧡🤎
QUIZ TIME! How did Meatball get his name?🐻😋😂 Share your answers below! 👇🏻👇🏽👇🏿 Hint: it was shared during the IG & FB virtual visit on Wednesday!
Anyone else as excited as Mia is about the weekend?! 😸 A HUGE thank you to all of you who have helped us "Hang in There" so far by donating. We have already met our $15,000 dollar-for-dollar match which was made possible by two AMAZING and generous donors, and are getting closer and closer to our goal of raising $140,000 by April 30th!❤️🦁🐯🐻
We shared Shadow in our virtual visit today on IG live! Shadow's next door neighbor was Cassara. Cassara, who was a victim of the cub petting industry and rescued in 2016. Cassara was declawed at an early age and never had a day without pain. Poor nutrition and neglect brought on many other health issues. When she arrived at Lions Tigers & Bears, we tried - with much success - to alleviate her pain through paw surgery, medication and proper nutrition. We unfortunately said goodbye to our spotted leopard, Cassara, on April 10, 2018. When we walk by her enclosure, we will always miss her and be reminded that every life counts, every one of them, and hers did too❤️
Our Instagram virtual visit was with Shadow, the leopard! Head to our Instagram to catch it! https://www.instagram.com/lionstigers_andbears/ Shadow's next door neighbor was Cassara, who was a victim of the cub petting industry and rescued in 2016. Cassara was declawed at an early age and never had a day without pain. Poor nutrition and neglect brought on many other health issues. When she arrived at Lions Tigers & Bears, we tried - with much success - to alleviate her pain through paw surgery, medication and proper nutrition. We unfortunately said goodbye to our spotted leopard, Cassara, on April 10, 2018. When we walk by her enclosure, we will always miss her and be reminded that every life counts, every one of them, and hers did too❤️
Sugar Bear taking a moment to relax and enjoy the view😍🐻 We hope you all are too! Sending everyone good vibes for the weekend! ❤️🌟
🔊Tune in below to hear founder, Bobbi Brink's interview with Tabitha Lipkin Bobbi shares how COVID-19 has affected Lions Tigers & Bears, her perspective of the show - Tiger King, and what she wishes Netflix had taken more time to do.🦁🐯🐻
Our daily virtual visit - today we are visiting and feeding lions Louie, Arusha, and Zulu! Learn more about them throughout the video! 🦁🐾
We've been getting a lot of inquiries about the Netflix docuseries, Tiger King. Click below to read our take on the series and learn more about what Tiger King doesn't tell you. 🦁🐯🐻
Moka's on the lookout for those lives taking place!👀🐯 Don't forget to tune in at 10:30am on Facebook and at 12pm on Instagram for a behind the scenes visit with founder, Bobbi Brink! Did you catch yesterday's? What was your favorite part or something new you learned? Share with us below!
Maddie is all smiles seeing all the love and support from the fundraiser so far!🐻❤️ Have you set up your fundraiser to Help Us Hang in There yet? 🐾 It's super easy! All you do is donate $20, and then encourage 20 of your friends to donate $20 and it can be set up straight through the fundraiser page easily here --> https://bit.ly/LTBhanginthere Pop your questions in the comments below or let us know if you need any help setting it up! We really appreciate all of the support! 🦁🐯🐻
Clarence is on the lookout for founder, Bobbi Brink, and the volunteers, as they will be doing Facebook lives throughout the week starting at 10:30am tomorrow!✨ Each day, they will focus on a different species, share the animals rescue stories and interesting facts about the animals.🦁🐯🐻 Parents, this is a great way to share a unique educational opportunity with your kids during this time of social distancing.💡🐾
We hope you all are staying safe and healthy! We have a special update from LTB Founder, Bobbi Brink. Check it out! To learn more about how to Help Us Hang in there, head to https://bit.ly/LTBhanginthere 💛🐾 ✨If 350 people donated $20 and 20 of their friends donated $20, we can hit our goal by April 30th! You can start a fundraising campaign by clicking on Become a Fundraiser here -> https://bit.ly/LTBhanginthere ✨The first $15,000 will also be matched thanks to two generous donors - which means your impact will be doubled! ✨AND, anyone who gives $100 or more will automatically be entered to win a prize package! Learn more at: https://bit.ly/LTBhanginthere OR by texting LTB to 71777! Thank you SO much for your support, we appreciate it greatly!🦁🐯🐻❤️
We hope you all are staying safe and healthy! We have a special update from LTB Founder, Bobbi Brink. Check it out! To learn more about how to Help Us Hang in there, head to https://bit.ly/LTBhanginthere ?? ✨If 100 people donated $20 and 20 of their friends donated $20, we can hit our goal by April 30th! You can start a fundraising campaign by clicking on Become a Fundraiser here -> https://bit.ly/LTBhanginthere ✨The first $15,000 will also be matched thanks to two generous donors - which means your impact will be doubled! ✨AND, anyone who gives $100 or more will automatically be entered to win a prize package! Learn more at: https://bit.ly/LTBhanginthere OR by texting LTB to 71777! Thank you SO much for your support, we appreciate it greatly!???❤️
Thank you so much to CBS 8 - San Diego News for supporting and sharing more about Lions Tigers & Bears! 🦁🐯🐻❤️ Everything has shut down here, but we want to make sure the animals needs are always met. Right now, we have a campaign to raise money for the sanctuary and asking, if you are able, to donate $20.00 for the animals and encourage your friends to do the same. Head to https://bit.ly/LTBhanginthere for more info! We greatly appreciate everyones support!✨
Quick water break for Conga!🐆💦 Leopards, and all other cats, lap up water. This means, they extend their tongues straight down with the tip of the tongue curled backwards, so that the top of the tongue touches the liquid first!👅 #bigcats #leopards #liongstiger
Liberty is struttin' into a new week with confidence and hopes you are too!🐻✨ Any guesses how Liberty got her name? Share your guesses below and we'll reveal the answer tonight! #california #blackbears #nonprofit #savethebears #san
Sunday Scaries brought to you by Conrad😬 Although Conrad is still shy and emerges mostly at night or early morning, he enjoys sleeping in his hammock, clawing at huge logs, playing with his rubber ball, and relaxing in his waterfall pool! Doesn't sound like a scary Sunday to
Meet Arusha! One of our female African lions. She was rescued in 2017, along with Zulu and Louie from a private owner. Learn more about Arusha throughout the video! You can sponsor Arusha, by heading to lionstigersandbears.org/our-animals/li… 🦁♥️ #bigcats #bigcatrescue #anima
Arusha is taking a little break from fun in the sun this morning!🦁 Did you know the lionesses do majority of the hunting? And they're actually faster than lions, which gives them the advantage when out hunting for food.🐾 #animalsanctuary #lions #nonprofitorganization #b
It's a 'spaw' day for Maddie!🐻🐾💦 Who can pass up a nice relaxing soak in the pool to beat the heat?! Soaking is one of Maddie's favorite activities, besides romping around with her BFF Liberty, of course. #bearrescue #animalsanctuary #blackbears #c
Happy Wednesday from one of our rescued mountain lions, Melanie!🐱✨ #wednesdays #nonprofit #mountainlion #bigcatr
Hey there, Delilah, what's it like in San Diego County?☀️🌻🐻 Delilah lived with Blossom at the Little River Zoo in Norman, Oklahoma. Unfortunately their diet was neglected and they were ill-nourished. They are both safe, happy, and healthy at Lions Tigers & Bears now!
Denali has his eyes on breakfast🍗 💡Serval's have big ears which allow them to locate small mammals! Whether their prey is moving underground or through the grass, their sensitive hearing is enables them to hunt its prey sometimes without even seeing it until their final p
"Should I stay or should I go?"🐯💦 Nola is enjoying a lazy Sunday where she'll swim, sleep, eat, and repeat. Anyone else? #whitetiger #sundaymood #lazysundays #animalsan
#SponsorSaturday Meet Meatball - one of our rescued black bears! Learn more about his rescue and hints as to where his name came from in the video! Also, to sponsor Meatball, head to the link below! lionstigersandbears.org/sponsor #rescueanimals #nonprofit #donatetoday
Did you know there are more tigers in captivity in the US than there are in the wild around the entire world?! Learn more about the Big Cat Public Safety Act and how to end the exploitation of them over at lionstigersandbears.org/advocacy-and-l… #savebigcats #bigcatact #endangeredspeciesday
RJ looks like he's on the hunt for something! What could it be? The primary diet of a bobcat is rabbit, but they also eat rodents, beaver, birds, bats, and deer. They are also scavengers! #bobcats #rescuecats #bigcatrescue #bobcat
Punkin has spotted our Wednesday wish list! One way to support sanctuaries, like ours, is through items on our Amazon wish list! You can find ours at bit.ly/wishlistLTB and it can be directly sent to us! We really appreciate your support!🦁🐯🐻❤️ #nonprof
Baloo is one of our rescued Himalayan Black Bears.🐻🖤 While they are naturally diurnal, meaning they are active during the day time with periods of rest during the night, there are also many that are nocturnal to avoid human contact. #blackbears #california #nonpro
Monday Mood💤🦁⁠ ⁠ What are some things you'd like to learn about the animals here at Lions Tigers & Bears? Whether it's about their meals, habitats, where they came from, or their favorite treats - share your questions below! #bigcats #animalsanctuary #
Happy Mother's Day from Lions Tigers & Bears!🦁🐯🐻❤️ Please remember: do not pay to pet, hold, or play with tigers in shows or displays! You can learn more about white tigers and the exploitation they face, by visiting an accredited sanctuary like Lions Tigers
Today we would have had our largest fundraiser event, Wild in the Country!🎉 We couldn't help but take a walk down memory lane with you all and share some photos of the previous years! We cannot wait to gather with you all again soon!🦁🐯🐻 #fundraiser #nonprofit #
Shadow is heading into a weekend of fun in the sun!☀️ ⁠ ⁠ Does yours look similar to Shadow's? Share with us below what you're up to this weekend! 🌴🌈☀️ #leopard #animal
Save the date for virtual event/fundraiser
It looks like Clarence has spotted new items in our shop!👀🙀🌟Look for a fun way to support us? Head to our shop to grab something for yourself, friends, or family members! All proceeds go directly to helping the animalslionstigersandbears.org/shops.co/QzgXr8GzEz #nonprof
Cherry Bomb is on the lookout for our wish list this Wednesday afternoon!🐻🍒 Our Amazon wish list contains items we need to feed & care for the animals, our grounds, & the staff members! It can be ordered & sent directly to us!✨⁠ It can be founbit.ly/wishlistLTB
We are so grateful for everyone's support this #GivingTuesdayNow! 🦁🐯🐻✨ It's not too late to donate, pleabit.ly/LTBgivenow/SH4VJrAX4i We really appreciate all of your support! #giveback #fundraiser #animalsanctuary #animalrescue #givin
⚡Unleash the Kindness for #GivingTuesdayNow ⚡⁠ Please support us in this 24hr 🌎 giving campaign by making a donation before midnight tonight by hebit.ly/LTBgivenowH4VJrAX4i Thank you for your support & for all you do for the animals at Lions Tigers & Bears!
Sugar Bear has the right idea about Monday's🐻😝 Did you know black bears are of the smallest, yet most common, bears found in North America?🌎 They are also excellent climbers! Their claws give them great grip, & cubs are often adventurous, climbing high into the tre
Did you know that Conga was a captive-bred pet and was abandoned by her previous owner? It is NEVER a good idea to try and have a wild animal as a pet, they belong in the wild. You can however sponsor an animal at LTB! Head to lionstigersandbears.org/sponsor!🦁🐯🐻 #
Happy #NationalBrothersAndSistersDay to the siblings at LTB! We have: 🐻Teddy & Baloo 🦁 Bakari, Jillian & Suri 🐻Cherry Bomb with her late brother, Albert #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #savebigcats #exoticani
April showers, definitely brings May flowers! Blossom is taking is easy this Friday morning!🌸 We want to give a huge Thank You to everyone who has supported us during our Help Us Hang In There campaign!✨🦁🐯🐻 PS - it's not too late to dobit.ly/LTBhanginthere
Jillian has her eyes on the week ahead! We have less than a week left for our Hang In There fundraiser! ⁠ ⁠ To donate, headbit.ly/LTBhanginthereF5Mh or text LTB to 71777📲 #nonprofitorganization #animalsanctuary #dona
Lazy #caturdays with Tabu!🐯⁠ #bigcats #bigcatsanctuary #animalrescue #animalsanc
🌎In honor of the 50th #EarthDay - we want to recognize all of the amazing animals that we share this planet with.⁠ ⁠ Did you know Lions Tigers & Bears is home to more than 65 animals, 17 species?⁠ rest of the rescued animal crew - Happy Earth
Tongue out Tuesday! 👅⁠ ⁠ Lions are hypercarnivores, which means that more than 70% of their diets consist of meat! 🥩 #animalsanctuary #lionstigersandbears #tongue
Happy 6th LTB birthday to Maverick! 🐯🥳🎁⁠ Maverick was born in 2013 and confiscated by CDFW from a celebrity who did not have the proper license to own an exotic animal! Maverick's story is a great reminder of what happens when people decide they want a wild animal
Sunday Funday with Teddy and Baloo! 🐻⁠ ⁠ Himalayan black bears are omnivores and will eat just about anything! In the wild, their diet consists of acorns, nuts, fruit, honey, roots, and various insects such as termites and beetle larvae. #blackbears #animalsa
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…