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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 and exotic animals in beautiful San Diego County. Nestled in a scenic landscape of majestic oak trees, meadows, and rolling hills, our sanctuary offers an idyllic, natural habitat for more than 60 animals who have been neglected and abused in captivity across the country.
 
The ranch provides a peaceful refuge for the animals to live with dignity in a safe, nurturing environment, where they can run, play, swim and enjoy fresh air. Your membership, sponsorship, and support mean the world to us and ensure the animals get a second chance at a better tomorrow.
 

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

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.
No place like Home at Lions Tigers & Bears, Alpine

No place like Home

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Join our campaign to build a new, multi-acre big cat habitat at our sanctuary in San Diego County. Donate to our "No Place Like Home" Habitat Campaign and help us build an expansive habitat for lions, tigers, and other big cats in need of a forever home.
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Visit our rescued animals at Lions Tigers & Bears

Answer the call of the wild. Come meet our rescued exotic animals and big cats at our sanctuary in Alpine, CA. See the majestic lions, tigers, black bears, mountain lions, and more in their species-specific habitats, surrounded by oak trees, rolling hills and scenic landscapes on the edge of the Cleveland National Forest. 
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Go Behind the Scenes with a Lions Tigers & Bears keeper to learn about our rescued animals and enjoy this special feeding experience. Available Tuesdays at 8:30 AM, 11 AM & 1:30 PM  and Wednesday through Saturday at 9 AM, 11:30 AM & 2 PM  - by appointment only.
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Do you know a travel agent or travel expert with experience arranging travel and translation services within the Philippines? ๐ŸŒโœˆ๏ธ If so, the LTB team needs your help! Please direct-message us privately with your referrals. We are currently making arrangements to check on Lyka the blind lioness at the Maasin City Zoo, and we would appreciate advice from a seasoned expert with local experience and insight. Thank you! Background: Visitors and animal welfare advocates have expressed concern over the blind lioness, Lyka at the Maasin City Zoo. Photos of the lioness lying alone and lifeless in a small and barren concrete enclosure, unable to see her surroundings due to an undiagnosed eye condition have been shared widely on social media. Lions Tigers & Bears is actively working on Lyka's case. Our first step is to travel to the Phillippines to assess Lyka's condition in person and meet with local zoo representatives about her care. We are also making arrangements for veterinarians to evaluate Lyka's eye to provide a diagnosis for her condition, which is thought to be glaucoma - an eye condition that causes abnormally high pressure within the eye and can be extremely painful. A firm diagnosis by the veterinary team will also help assess her ability to travel. Once Lyka's condition is stabilized, if it is in her best interest, and she is fit for travel, LTB will then coordinate her rescue to the United States, and build a permanent habitat for her to live her life in peaceful refuge at our 93-acre accredited San Diego sanctuary. Throughout this process Lions Tigers & Bears will be raising funds to cover expenses. You can make a difference for Lyka by contributing to the "Lyka Fund," to help fund initial travel expenses and veterinary care, http://bit.ly/2rH077N
Is that a PB&J in your pocket?ย Cherry Bomb can smell it a mile away, actually maybe from 20 miles away.#Bears are believed to have the best sense of smell of any animal on ๐ŸŒ.ย Come visit Cherry & the rest of the rescued ๐Ÿปs at LTB & learn more about these incredible #
Is that a PB&J in your pocket? Cherry Bomb can smell it a mile awayโ€ฆ. actually, maybe from 20 miles away.๐Ÿป Bears are commonly believed to have the best sense of smell of any animal on earth. Come visit Cherry, Albert and the rest of the rescued bears living in refuge at LTB and learn more cool facts about these incredible animals.๐Ÿพ #bear #bearsofinstagram #smell #nose #animalwelfare #animals #rescue #sanctuary #giveback #philanthropy #endexoticanimaltrade #notpets #wild #lionstigersandbears #SanDiego #Alpine #endcubpetting #rescue #educate #protect
Is that a PB&J in your pocket? Cherry Bomb can smell it a mile a wayโ€ฆ. actually, maybe from 20 miles away.๐Ÿป Bears are commonly believed to have the best sense of smell of any animal on earth. Come visit Cherry, Albert and the rest of the rescued bears living in refuge at LTB and learn more cool facts about these incredible animals.๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ“ท: Keeper Darby
Rain or shine, our groundskeepers work hard to keep the sanctuary in great shape for animals & visitors. ๐ŸŒˆ This #WishlistWednesday, we are wishing for contributions to help purchase a new @Stihl leaf blower. Every donation helbit.ly/2HgkmUG
Rain or shine, our groundskeeper team is working hard to keep the sanctuary in great shape for animals & visitors. ๐ŸŒˆ This #WishlistWednesday, we are wishing for contributions to help purchase an @stihlusa backpack leaf blower - to help us keep the property safe, secure and clean. . . Please consider a donation toward our $600 goal. Link in highlight. Thank you!!!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป . . . #instagood #wild #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #lionstigersandbears #animals #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose #feedawildone
Rain or shine, our groundskeeper team is working hard to keep the sanctuary in great shape for animals & visitors. ๐ŸŒˆ This #WishlistWednesday, we are wishing for contributions to help purchase a STIHL backpack leaf blower - to help us keep the property safe, secure and clean. Please consider a donation toward our $600 goal. We've set up a donation page on our website, https://bit.ly/2HgkmUG. Or you can donate directly on this post. Thank you!!!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป Please share!
No wonder this is a thing. #TongueOutTuesday ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿงก . . . . . #lion #leopard #tiger #lionsofinstagram #instagood #wild #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
No wonder this is a thing...๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿงก #TongueOutTuesday
Is that a PB&J in your pocket? Cherry Bomb can smell it a mile awayโ€ฆ. actually, maybe from 20 miles away.๐Ÿป Bears are commonly believed to have the best sense of smell of any animal on earth. Come visit Cherry, Albert and the rest of the rescued bears living in refuge at LTB and learn more cool facts about these incredible animals.๐Ÿพ #bear #bearsofinstagram #smell #nose #animalwelfare #animals #rescue #sanctuary #giveback #philanthropy #endexoticanimaltrade #notpets #wild #lionstigersandbears #SanDiego #Alpine #endcubpetting #rescue #educate #protect
Rain or shine, our groundskeeper team is working hard to keep the sanctuary in great shape for animals & visitors. ๐ŸŒˆ This #WishlistWednesday, we are wishing for contributions to help purchase an @stihlusa backpack leaf blower - to help us keep the property safe, secure and clean. . . Please consider a donation toward our $600 goal. Link in highlight. Thank you!!!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป . . . #instagood #wild #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #lionstigersandbears #animals #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose #feedawildone
No wonder this is a thing. #TongueOutTuesday ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿงก . . . . . #lion #leopard #tiger #lionsofinstagram #instagood #wild #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
Jillian is ready to take anything on today. What are your goals this #MotivationMonday? . . . . . #lion #lionsofinstagram #instagood #wild #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose #feedawildone
Bobcat beauty Mia loves hanging out in her hammock. These small wild cats known for their signature bobbed tails, also have fur at the ends of their ears known as ear tufts. Scientists have a few different theories on the purpose of ear tufts - some propose the fur might work like whiskers helping the cat to sense their surroundings, others suggest the tufts may benefit hearing. Can you think of another animal with ear tufts? #SundayFunday #bobcat #beauty #eartufts #bigcatsofinstagram #notpets #endcubpetting #animalwelfare #wild #rescue #educate #protect #endanimalexpoitation #endexoticpettrade #animals #exoticanimals #sanctuary #VisitSD #SanDiego #Alpine #TravelWithPurpose #PurchaseWithPurpose
What's Conrad waiting for? #FeedaWildOne #MountainLion #bigcatsofinstagram #rescue #educate #protect #animals #sanctuary #animalwelfare #wildnotpets #wild #notpets #VisitSD #SanDiego #Alpine
Lions, tigers, bears andโ€ฆ yep, peacocks๐Ÿฆš . . Guests love to encounter our peacocks during educational visits. While these birds have free range at the sanctuary during the day, they never seem to want to visit the big cats!๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿพ #SmartBirds #FridayFun ๐Ÿ“ท: @kathleenreeder . . . . . #peacock #wild #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
As we jump into new projects to help animals this year, we are honoring the moments of 2018 - including Moka's๐Ÿฏ arrival, Cassara's passing and the reunion of Punkin and Melanie. We are working on building new habitats, expanding programs and continuing to advocate vigorously for animals in the coming year. Learn more about our next rescue and all that is in store for 2019, at the link in highlight. Please be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn for all the latest news. And as always, thank you so much for supporting rescued exotic animals!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ . . . . . #tiger #leopard #mountainlion #bigcatsofinstagram #thursday #TBT #newyear #goals #animals #animalwelfare #endcubpetting #endexoticanimaltrade #rescue #educate #protect #sanctuary #exoticanimals #travelwithpurpose #purchasewithpurpose #VisitSD #SanDiego #Alpine
What's on Sadie's wishlist? ๐Ÿ˜ฝ We're guessing it's some sort of food! But this #WishlistWednesday, we are hoping for a new heavy weight feral cat trap for Sadie like the one we have on our Amazon wish list. We often feed the animals in their transport containers so they make positive associations with containment. This helps us when the animals need medical care, and in case of emergencies. Donating items off of our wishlist is a great way to support the animals. If you can help, please see the link in highlight. Thank you! . . . . #cat #catsofinstagram #catoftheday #giveback #endcubpetting #animalwelfare #wild #rescue #educate #protect #endanimalexpoitation #endexoticpettrade #animals #exoticanimals #sanctuary #VisitSD #SanDiego #Alpine #TravelWithPurpose #PurchaseWithPurpose
Did you know that white tigers are not a separate species? They're also not albinos. White tigers are Bengal tigers, and today, mainly Bengal hybrids who've been inbred in captivity to carry a very rare genetic mutation for white fur. The last naturally occurring white tiger in the wild was shot and killed in 1958. No white tigers have been recorded in the wild ever since. . Every white tiger in existence now has been bred in captivity through extensive inbreeding, resulting in pervasive congenital health issues. They have been bred solely for profit and exploitation, and often suffer lifelong neglect and abuse. Purchased by a rapper, Nola here was physically abused, severely neglected and near death when the LTB team rescued her last year. . White tigers have no conservation value at all. There are no recognized Species Survival Plans in existence to reintroduce these genetically mutated tigers to the wild. Due to the lack of genetic diversity of white tigers, and the fact that there is no conservation value to breeding these tigers, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) banned breeding of white tigers in 2011. . Please don't pay to hold, pet or take a picture with white tiger cubs (or any apex predator). Do not support magic shows, circus acts or roadside exhibits of white tigers. Regardless of what these exhibitors may say or advertise, none of their efforts support tiger conservation. . As long as there is public demand for white tigers, there will be individuals willing to sacrifice animal welfare for profit. If you would like to see white tigers, support white tigers or learn more about their plight, visit a GFAS or ASA accredited sanctuary like LTB. We are currently providing lifelong refuge to three rescued white tigers who will benefit directly from your visit. ๐Ÿ“ท:Keeper Darby #TigerFactTuesday . . . . #tiger #whitetiger #tigersofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #unselfie #notpets #endcubpetting #animalwelfare #wild #rescue #educate #protect #endanimalexpoitation #endexoticpettrade #animals #exoticanimals #sanctuary #VisitSD #SanDiego #Alpine #TravelWithPurpose #PurchaseWithPurpose
Yes, you can! #MondayMotivation courtesy of Zulu. ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿพ . . . . . . . . #lion #lionsofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #monday #motivation #winning #wild #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
Doesn't Meatball look like he's always ready for a good time? ๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽŠ#SundayFunday . . . . . . . . #fun #bear #blackbear #bearsofinstagram #wild #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose #feedawildone
Louie, deep...in....thought.... Happy #Caturday ๐Ÿ“ธ: by Bobbi . . . . . . . . #lions #thoughtful #saturday #lionsofinstagram #wild #bigcatsofinstagram #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
Suri, Jillian and Bakari are chomping their way to good health. Calcium is an essential part of big cat nutrition, and having access to fresh uncooked bones helps captive carnivores clean their teeth too! #FunFactFriday ๐ŸŽฅ: Keeper Darby . . . . . . . . #lions #health #Friday #lionsofinstagram #crunch #bigcatsofinstagram #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
A look back at a much smaller Nola one year ago today! As playful as ever, during this checkup with Dr. Sadler and Bobbi. *Important note: LTB is a NO CONTACT sanctuary - even trained staff and keepers do not have direct contact with the animals. The only exception is for very young cubs, and only when medically necessary. #TBT . . . . . . . . #tigercub #tiger #whitetiger #tigersofinstagram #throwbackthursday #bigcatsofinstagram #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
12-year-old Sugar Bear spent so many years in a cramped concrete cage at his previous home, it took a while to coax him out into the open space at LTB. What a joy to see this boy moving and grooving around the multi-acre black bear habitat each day, knowing it's all blue skies and sunshine ahead for Sugar now. . . . . . . . . #bear #blackbear #bearsofinstagram #philanthropy #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
Jumping into 2019! Happy New Year!๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿ“ท: Keeper Darby . . . . . . . #tiger #tuesday #NewYear #bigcatsofinstagram #philanthropy #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
We're just hanging out tonight. How 'bout you? Any #wild plans? Happy New Year from all of us at LTB!!!๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ‰ . . . . . #NewYearsEve #Happy #NewYear #lions #lionsofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #notpets #endcubpetting #endexoticanimaltrade #animals #animalwelfare #animalrescue #sanctuary #exoticanimals #SanDiego #Alpine #VisitSD #travelwithpurpose #Educate #Protect #wildlife
End 2018 with an act of kindness - make one last tax-deductible gift to help rescue and care for these magnificent animals. Thank you!๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’• and thanks to @sharynsstudio and @dagmarnbcsd for the videoโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ . . . . . . #lions #tigers #bears #giveback #bigcatsofinstagram #philanthropy #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
Mountain lions can leap 15 feet up a ๐ŸŒณ, bound over 40 feet when running, climb 12 foot fencing, and can reach sprinting speeds of 50 mph! ! . . . Estimated to be about 14 years old, Punkin here is one of 3 mountain lions ๐Ÿพ living in permanent refuge at LTB.ย ย He and his partner Melanie were rescued by the LTB team in 2015 from an Ohio tiger and exotic animal breeding mill. Happy #Caturday! ๐Ÿ“ท: Keeper Brian . . . . . . . #mountainlion #saturday #giveback #bigcatsofinstagram #catoftheday #philanthropy #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
There's still time to make a difference for animals like Maverick.ย ย LTB is home to more than 65 rescued lions, tigers, bears, mountain lions, leopards, and other animals.ย ย These animals need care every day - 365 days a year. . . . By making a tax-deductible donation today you can help provide food, veterinary care, enrichment, and clean and spacious habitats for rescued animals to roam, rest and play.ย ย Even a small gift can make a HUGE DIFFERENCE to the animals at Lions Tigers & Bears, and for those who are still waiting to be rescued. . . . For the past 16 years, Lions Tigers & Bears has been on the front lines in the fight against cruelty of captive big cats, bears and other exotic animals, and we couldn't do this without your support.ย ย Every contribution counts.ย ย Thank you for supporting these magnificent animals! Link to donate in profile. . . . . . . #tiger #tigersofinstagram #giveback #bigcatsofinstagram #catoftheday #philanthropy #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
Baby Conga circa 2004, and now.๐Ÿ’• #ThrowbackThursday . . . . . . . #Leopard #bigcatsofinstagram #catoftheday #tbt #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
Behind-the-Scenes visits for two are currently 30% off! This is an amazing opportunity to see magnificent animals up close and learn all about them from our knowledgeable keepers. All Behind-the-Scenes visits include multiple opportunities to FEED big cats and/or bears. Best of all, you can feel good knowing that proceeds benefit rescued animals. Must be 18 or older with valid ID to feed animals. Purchase now through 12/31/18 with code: HOLIDAY. *Behind-the-Scenes with Bobbi not included. Link in highlight. . . . . . . . #lions #lionsofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #lionstigersandbears #animals #exoticanimals #animalwelfare #animalsanctuary #sanctuary #rescue #educate #protect #rescueeducateprotect #adventure #travelwithpurpose #VisitSD #SanDiego #Alpine #bucketlist
Merry Christmas from Arusha and everyone at Lions Tigers & Bears! . . . . . . . . #Christmas #lion #lionsofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #wild #notpets #wildlife #sanctuary #animals #animalrescue #animalwelfare #animalsanctuary #rescue #RescueEducateProtect #SanDiego #Alpine
Merry Christmas Eve! It's been a year since LTB Founder & Director Bobbi Brink drove cross country to rescue beautiful Nola, and brought her home on Christmas Eve. Malnourished and riddled with parasites, no one was sure this mistreated cub would live. With the medical treatment and care provided at LTB, Nola grew stronger day-by-day, and she is thriving alongside her tiger friend Moka today. She is a fun-loving, confident young tiger who absolutely loves the water. Merry Christmas, Baby. . . . . . . . . #whitetiger #tiger #tigercub #tigersofinstagram #ChristmasEve #bigcatsofinstagram #animalwelfare #animals #rescue #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #notpets #wild #lionstigersandbears #SanDiego #Alpine #endcubpetting
Can you believe this beautiful bear was bought as a pet for a child, and then nearly sold to a canned hunt?ย ย Maddie has a lot to smile about, and so do we.ย ย With your support, we all get to enjoy Maddie's special smile. . . . . #Sunday #Funday #bear #blackbear #bearsofinstagram #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
What do you think is on RJ's wish list this year?๐Ÿค”๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ“ท: Keeper Aja . . . . . #caturday #saturday #bobcat #bobcatsofinstagram #holiday #wishlist #Christmas #bigcatsofinstagram #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose #purchasewithpurpose
Oh what fun! Nola and Moka played all day long w/this new enrichment set up by our amazing keepers. Can you guess what's on the toy? ๐ŸŽฅ:Keeper Darby . . . . . #fundayfriday #fridayfunday #tiger #whitetiger #tigerfun #enrichment #tigersofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #playtime #fun #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #toy #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpetst
What a difference a year makes. When Louie first moved into the Linking Love habitat, he had never stepped on grass before. Having lived as a performance lion, he'd been carted around in small transport containers most of his life. It took time and some well-placed treats for him to start exploring. Today, Louie is right at home and can often be seen - and heard - greeting guests as they arrive at our check-in kiosk for visits. . . . . . . #WhiteLion #RescueEducateProtect #lion #lionsofinstagram #animalwelfare #wild #notpets #rescue #educate #protect #sanctuary #animals #animallover #bigcatsofinstagram #catoftheday #bigcatoftheday #animalrescue #exoticanimals #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #visitSD #SanDiego #Alpine #giveback #travelwithpurpose #philanthropy #familyfun #TBT #Thursday
Baloo,having a blast with his puzzle feeder stuffed with goodies! #enrichment ๐ŸŽฅ: Keeper Darby . . . . . #moonbear #Himalayanbear #bear #bearsofinstagram #playtime #fun #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD
Purchase with a purpose! Lions Tigers & Bears Gift Certificates are the perfect choice to give the animal lover on your list an AMAZING experience AND help animals at the same time! ๐Ÿ”— in highlight. . . . . . #giveback #purchasewithpurpose #holiday #giving #tiger #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD
Time for a cat nap! Sleepy Tabu . . . . . #TigerTuesday #tiger #tigersofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #sleepy #catnap #animals #animalwelfare #sanctuary #rescue #animalrescue #visitSD #SanDiego #Alpine #wild #notpets #wildnotpets #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #everylifecounts #unselfie #philanthropy #travelwithpurpose
Isn't Blossom a beauty?ย ย Looking at her now, it's hard to believe this former zoo bear was fed a diet of candy, and nearly sold for a big game hunt.ย ย Now she eats a nutritious diet including fresh veggies and fruit, and spends her days moving around the 4-acre Black Bear habitat looking for her favorite treat - watermelon! . . . . . #bear #blackbear #bearsofinstagram #beautiful #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD
It's playtime for Diego, purr usual!ย ย This young guy is one of four bobcats at LTB.ย ย We are currently under construction on a new bobcat habitat. ย Once complete, we plan to move Diego and RJ into this new enclosure where they can hang out and play together. #SundayFunday . . . . . #bobcat #bobcatsofinstagram #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets
Bakari is ready for the #weekend. . . . . #caturday #saturday #lion #sleeping #sleepin #lionsofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #purr #growl #animals #exoticanimals #sanctuary #rescue #animalwelfare #rescue #sandiego #alpine #visitsandiego
Leopards can vocalize much like other cats and are known to growl and even purr. Shadow here is a pretty "talkative" cat, especially when he sees the keepers coming with food. ๐Ÿ“ธ: Keeper Darby . . . . #leopard #blackleopard #leopardsofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #purr #growl #animals #exoticanimals #sanctuary #rescue #animalwelfare #rescue #sandiego #alpine #visitsandiego
It's been 8 years since Liberty Bear first moved into the 4-acre Black Bear habitat. ย Liberty was theย first bear resident to join LTB. ย The sanctuary is now home to six Black Bears and 10 bears total. #TBT . . . . . #tbt #thursday #bear #bearsofinstagram #blackbears #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wild #notpets
Book an overnight stay in your own 2-bedroom retreat at Lions Tigers & Bears. White Oak Wild Nights is available now for overnight stays. Located right on sanctuary property, this luxurious suite offers animal lovers the ultimate bucket list opportunity to experience the sanctuary animals. Listen to the roars and chuffs of all the rescued big cats, and visit the animals any time you like during your stay. All proceeds benefit rescued animals. For reservations, please call 619-659-8078 x 3. . . . . . . #visitsandiego #vacationrental #exoticanimals #travelwithpurpose #animals #sanctuary #lions #tigers #bears #rescue #animalwelfare #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #notpets #philanthropy #bucketlist #uniquetravel #sandiego #alpine
Maverick in action!ย ย Did you know that tigers' hind legs are longer than their front legs? This gives them the ability to leap forward 20 to 30 feet in one jump! #TigerTuesday . . . #tiger #tigertuesday #tuesday #tigersofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #rescue #motion #animalwelfare #bearcare #animals #exoticanimals #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #notpets #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Crystal is not quite ready for Monday to start. . . . . #whitetiger #tiger #rescue #sanctuary #animalwelfare #bigcatsofinstagram #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #wildnotpets #rescueeducateprotect #alpine #sandiego #mondayvibe
An update from Lions Tigers & Bears Founder and Director, Bobbi Brink who is in India this week for the Advancing Bear Care Workshop, and also visited the Wildlife SOS Elephant Rescue to purchase handmade items to sell in the LTB gift shop. These will now be available to you at Lions Tigers & Bears gift shop and soon on-line. . . . Purchasing products such as these will not only help support, LTB but supports the rescued bears, elephants, and conservation efforts at SOS in India. Communities that formerly depended on bears and elephants to make their living, now have been taught a new way of life and new skills to sustain their families. Purchasing products such as these also empowers women of the community as secondary breadwinners, while supporting animals and conservation. . . . If you ever get the opportunity to ride an elephant, please, please do not. The elephants are badly abused and broken, in order for people to ride them (you can see the hooks, spikes and chains used in the photo). Please help us to help make riding an elephant, or watching an elephant perform, an elephant's forgotten past. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ . . . . #elephants #elephantsofinstagram #slothbears #dancingbears #rescue #India #animalwelfare #bearcare #animals #exoticanimals #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #notpets #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Wet bear coming through! ๐ŸŽฅ:Keeper Brian . . . . #sundayfunday #bear #bearsofinstagram #endcubpetting #endexoticanimaltrade #lionstigersandbears #animalwelfare #sanctuary #animals #sandiego #alpine
Do bobcats like catnip?ย ย Yes, yes they do. . . . . #enrichment #bobcats #sanctuary #bobcatsofinstagram #catnip #animals #saturday #caturday #animalwelfare #rescue #lionstigersandbears #notpets #endexoticanimaltrade #alpine #sandiego
Lions Tigers & Bears Founder and Director, Bobbi Brink traveled to Agra, India this week for the Advancing Bear Care Workshop, organized by The Bear Care Group and @wildlifesos India. . . . Bears around the world face devastating cruelty. The longtime tradition of "dancing bears" alone, exposes countless bears to lifetimes of torture, intimidation and pain, and the "bile bear farming" industry persists despite massive animal welfare abuse and ongoing public outcry about the barbaric practice. . . . Please note: One of these images contains factual information about the disturbing practice of "dancing bears." While we try to limit use of graphic images, this is such an important topic and we believe we have some real hope of making a difference for these bears. . . . Wildlife experts, veterinarians and exotic animal rescuers from more than 11 countries are participating in this week's conference, focused on improving bear care in captivity, mitigating conflict between humans and bears, and furthering wildlife conservation efforts around the globe.ย ย The conference included a visit to the Agra Bear Rescue Facility. . . . . . #bears #bearsofinstagram #slothbears #enddancingbears #endbilefarming #rescue #animalwelfare #bearcare #animals #exoticanimals #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #notpets #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Ever wonder what a Himalayan Bear eating an orange sounds like? ๐Ÿ“น: Keeper Tovah . . . . #bear #bearsofinstagram #animals #rescue #sanctuary #Himalayanbear #moonbear #animalwelfare #notpets #endexoticanimaltrade #notpets #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #lionstigersandbears
Searching for that perfect gift? (Like Conga here?) Gift with a purpose this year, LTB gift certificates are available NOW. . . . Give your loved one a bucket list opportunity to feed a lion, tiger, bear or other exotic animal!ย ย Or gift your special someone a Behind-the-Scenes visit with big cats or bears.ย ย Member-for-a-day gift certificates provide a chance to come see amazing rescued animals up close through our 2-hr guided visits. . . . . . LTB gift certificates are a great way to give the animal lover in your life a unique experience, while benefitting rescued animals at the same time, win-win-win. ๐Ÿ”—in highlight. ๐ŸŽฅ:Keeper Rebekah . . . . #holidaygift #bucketlist #giftcertificate #experience #animals #leopard #exoticanimals #sanctuary #rescue #animalwelfare #notpets #lions #tigers #bears #giveback #animalwelfare #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Bobcats, Clarence and RJ sharing a cozy moment. ๐Ÿ“ท:Keeper Rebekah . . . . #bobcats #bobcatsofinstagram #animals #exoticanimals #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #notpets #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Wishing you a season filled with wonder๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป
Here's our boy Hank, enjoying a quiet moment under his hammock. Hank is one of three white tigers living in permanent refuge at LTB. He and his former partner Crystal were used to produce cubs for sale by a tiger breeding mill in Ohio. . . . Kept in prison-like conditions and exploited for years, Hank and Crystal are both cross-eyed, like many white tigers due to the in-breeding it takes to produce a white tiger. Hank was neutered last month, and Crystal was spayed. We plan to reunite these two tigers soon. . . . . #whitetiger #tigertuesday #tiger #tigersofinstagram #animals #exoticanimals #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #notpets #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Christmas came early for the animals! Here are a few more shots from the Christmas Festival๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ“ท: Keeper Brian . . . . #bear #bearsofinstagram #lionsofinstagram #leopard #bobcat #lion #holidayfun #familyfun #givingback #philanthropy #animals #exoticanimals #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Looks like the ๐Ÿ‡ we're a hit with Meatball๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿป . . . . #bear #bearsofinstagram #grapes #holidayfun #familyfun #givingback #philanthropy #animals #exoticanimals #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Mav Vs. โ›„๏ธ. Sharing some Christmas Festival fun! . . . #tiger #tigersofinstagram #holidayfun #familyfun #givingback #philanthropy #animals #exoticanimals #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Today is the day!ย ย The LTB Christmas Festival is from 1 - 4 p.m.ย ย Tickets available online until 9 am, or for $10 more at the door. Here is a look back at Maverick enjoying all the Christmas Festival fun! Thanks to @catmanchrispoole for the video.๐Ÿ”— in highlight. . . . #tiger #tigersofinstagram #holidayfun #familyfun #rainyday #givingback #philanthropy #animals #exoticanimals #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
It's Moka's first Christmas at LTB. This special youngster stole many hearts after he was confiscated from a smuggler at the border last year. We can't wait for him to experience all the Christmas Festival fun with Nola tomorrow. As an added bonus, one of our lucky Christmas Festival guests will WIN a chance to feed Moka during the event! (Must be 18+ with valid ID.) . . . . Come watch Moka and all the animals play with their ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒand open their ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ. Enjoy food trucks, a full bar, silent and live auctions. Bring the kiddos and take your own photos w/๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ, link in highlight. Photo: @amywagnerphotography. . . . . #tiger #tigersofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #lionstigersandbears #animals #giveback #philanthropy #animalwelfare #exoticanimals #holiday #holidayfun #familyfun #animalrescue #sanctuary #sandiego #alpine
Happy Friday! Bakari is keeping an eye out as we prep for the big Christmas Festival tomorrow. . . . . RSVP today and join us for all the fun tomorrow from 1-4 p.m.ย ย Watch Bakari and all the animals as they discover their gifts under fresh Christmas trees.ย ย Enjoy food trucks, a full bar, silent and live auctions.ย ย Bring the kiddos and take a photo w/๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ . . . . All attendees (18+) will be entered to win a chance to feed Moka, the young tiger famously confiscated from a smuggler at the border last year.๐Ÿ”— in highlight. ๐Ÿ“ท: @kathleenreeder . . . #lion #lionsofinstagram #holidayfun #familyfun #rainyday #givingback #philanthropy #animals #exoticanimals #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Anyone else ready for a nap? Sleepy Cherry Bomb, ๐Ÿ“ท: Keeper Aja . . . #bear #bearsofinstagram #sleep #hay #grizzlybear #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Would you like to win a chance to feed Moka? Come to the LTB Christmas Festival this Saturday! . . ALL attendees (18+ w/valid ID) will be entered in a drawing to WIN a chance to feed this young tiger famously confiscated from a smuggler at the border last year. . . Our awesome volunteers were here wrapping gifts for the animals today.ย ย And the Christmas trees arrived yesterday! . . Come see the animals open their presents and play with their Christmas trees.ย ย Bring the kids and take your own PHOTOS with Santa, while supporting the animals!ย ย Food trucks, a full bar, silent and LIVE auction are all part of the fun.ย ย Dress for WINTER weather!ย ย RSVP Today and join us for all the fun, ๐Ÿ”— in highlight. Moka ๐Ÿ“ท: @awphotography . . . . . #tigers #tigersofinstagram #holiday #familyfun #christmas #bigcatsofinstagram #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Thank you for all the support on Giving Tuesday! With your help we raised needed funds and awareness for the animals. . . . . . #thankyouwednesday #tiger
Malnourished and living at a failed zoo, Blossom was going to be sold and killed for a canned hunt, shot in a cage. Rescued by Lions Tigers & Bears, she now lives in peaceful refuge. Please support Blossom and other rescued animals on Giving Tuesday. Every dollar contributed will be MATCHED up to $21,000 thanks to a generous donor. Will you help us #feedawildone? Link in highlight. . . . . . . #bear #bearsofinstagram #givingtuesday #philanthropy #giveback #animalwelfare #notpets #lionstigersandbears #sanctuary #rescue #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #animals #sandiego #alpine #exoticanimals
The Guinness World Record-holding, "Most Popular Cat on Instagram," is supporting her big cat friends this #GivingTuesday! Nala Cat's mom will be at LTB today with an IGLive (noon) and FBLive (12:45 p.m.) We are so excited! GivingTuesday is all about giving back through the power of social media and collaboration. Thank you for helping in any way you can, through donations, volunteering, or sharing and raising your voice for the animals! Link in highlight. . . . . . . #cats #bigcats #bigcatsofinstagram #givingtuesday #philanthropy #giveback #animalwelfare #notpets #lionstigersandbears #sanctuary #rescue #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #animals #sandiego #alpine #exoticanimals
Happy #GivingTuesday! Nala Cat, the Guinness World Record setting Most Popular cat on Instagram is sending her human to support Lions Tigers & Bears today with an InstagramLive from the sanctuary at noon and FacebookLive at 12:45 p.m. featuring LTB Founder and Director, Bobbi Brink and the animals of Lions Tigers & Bears. Please join this giving movement in any way you can. ALL financial contributions will be MATCHED up to $21K. Link in highlight for donations. Thank you!
Every dollar counts, because every life counts! We are excited to share our #GivingTuesday video. Please help support our campaign by watching and reposting. All donations will be MATCHED dollar for dollar up to $21K thanks to one of our generous donors. Link in highlight to donate. Big thanks to @dagmarnbcsd of @nbcsandiego and @sharynsstudio for the video. . . . . . . #lions #tigers #bears #lionsofinstagram #giving #cybermonday #givingtuesday #philanthropy #giveback #bigcatsofinstagram #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Every dollar counts, because every life counts! We are excited to share our #GivingTuesday video. Please help support our campaign by watching and reposting. All donations will be MATCHED dollar for dollar up to $21K thanks to one of our generous donors. Link in highlight to donate. Big thanks to @dagmarnbcsd of @nbcsandiego and @Sharyn's Studio for the video. . . . . . . #lions #tigers #bears #lionsofinstagram #giving #cybermonday #givingtuesday #philanthropy #giveback #bigcatsofinstagram #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
GivingTuesday is this week! We're so thankful that a generous donor has offered to MATCH all funds raised up to $21K. Did you know it costs an average of $10K/year to feed just one of our rescued big cats, like Zulu here? Will you help us #FeedaWildOne? Every contribution will be MATCHED dollar for dollar - link in highlight. . . . . . . #lion #lionsofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #rescue #notpets #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sanctuary #animalwelfare #animals #sandiego #alpine #GivingTuesday
Do you tear into your presents like this?! There is nothing like watching a lion open her gifts, and tigers play with fresh Christmas trees. . . . . . Our Christmas Festival Fundraiser is THIS Saturday from 1 pm to 4 pm. Food trucks, a full bar, silent auction, opportunity drawing, shopping at the LTB Gift Shop, and a special appearance by the man in red - Santa Claus, are all part of the fun! . . . . Proceeds directly benefit rescued animals and rescue efforts to save other animals trapped in the exotic animal trade. RSVP today, link in highlight, or by calling, (619) 659-8078 option 4. . . . #lion #lionsofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #holiday #gift #christmas #presents #familyfun #sundayfunday #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Tabu really sunk her teeth into Turkey Bash! . . . . #tiger #tigersofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #greenfriday #optout #blackfriday #thankful #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Who is ready for some fun! TURKEY BASH is today at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.! Bring your family and friends and watch Moka, Nola and all their friends enjoy their own Thanksgiving Feast. Reservations are required, link in highlight. . . . . . #blackfriday #holiday #familyfun #fridayfunday #whitetiger #tiger #rescue #sanctuary #animalwelfare #bigcatsofinstagram #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #wildnotpets #rescueeducateprotect #alpine #sandiego
Happy Thanksgiving from Zulu and all of us at Lions Tigers & Bears. ๐Ÿ“ท: @kathleenreeder . . . If you are in the San Diego area, spend Black Friday with the animals. Turkey Bash is tomorrow at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Reservations are required, link in highlight, https://bit.ly/2D1KbE1. . #thankful #thanksgiving #lion #animalwelfare #animalsanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #bigcatsofinstagram #sanctuary #animals #animalrescue #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine #tiger
Siblings Albert and Cherry Bomb share a special bond. Bears are highly intelligent animals. Though they often live solitary lives as adults in the wild, bears can have complex social hierarchies with fellow bears within their territory. Fortunately, there is nothing too complex about Albert and Cherry Bomb's relationship. Video: Keeper Brian. . . . . . . #siblings #bears #bearsofinstagram #animals #rescue #sanctuary #animalwelfare #notpets #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #lionstigersandbears
Just one week away... and we are SO excited to be working with some very special people - and one super popular cat - to help raise awareness and funds for rescued big cats and exotic animals. . . . . The Guinness World Record holding "Most Popular Cat on Instagram," @nalacat will be supporting her big cat friends at Lions Tigers & Bears this GivingTuesday. Nala's owners, Shannon and Pookie will join us for Instagram Live (at noon) and Facebook Live (at 12:45 p.m.) on November 27 to help raise awareness for the sanctuary. We are also excited to announce that a very generous anonymous donor has offered to MATCH all GivingTuesday donations up to $21,000. We hope you will join us on this important day and give in any way you can. . . . . #bigcatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #embraceyourinnerbigcat #lion #cat #lionsofinstagram #givingtuesday #feedawildone #notpets #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #animalwelfare #animalsanctuary #animals #rescue #sandiego #giveback #philanthropy #alpine
Beautiful rescued cub Nola, ๐Ÿ“ท:@kathleenreeder. Want to learn how to take photos like this? Kathleen returns this April to host a photography workshop at LTB. Space is limited, https://bit.ly/2AZeUQQ. . . . . . . #photography #whitetiger #tiger #rescue #sanctuary #animalwelfare #bigcatsofinstagram #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #wildnotpets #rescueeducateprotect #alpine #sandiego #tigertuesday #tuesday
Happy Monday from Moka! This young tiger has grown so much since coming to live at the sanctuary this summer. He is thriving and having fun each day with his tiger friend, Nola. . . . . . . #tiger #tigersofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #animals #rescue #sanctuary #notpets #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Better not be another sweater.... . . . The LTB Christmas Festival is Dec. 1. Come see the animals open their presents and play with fresh Christmas trees. Don't miss this festive fun-filled event featuring food trucks, a full bar, shopping at the LTB gift shop, silent auction and a visit from the man in red! Book your visit today, https://bit.ly/2j1COB4 and (619) 659-8078 option 4. . . . . . #tiger #tigersofinstagram #animals #sanctuary #bigcatsofinstagram #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #holiday #Christmas #alpine
What do you think has caught mountain lion Conrad's eye? . . . . . #caturday #saturday #mountainlion #bigcatsofinstagram #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #animals #endexoticanimaltrade #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Listen in as awesome volunteer, Michele tells visitors about the care Lions Tigers & Bears provides to rescued animals like Hank. . . . . #whitetiger #animalwelfare #animalsanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #bigcatsofinstagram #sanctuary #animals #animalrescue #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine #tiger
The scent of turkey must be in the air. Our Black Friday TURKEY BASH is just one week away and bobcat RJ can't wait! . . . . Bring your family and friends to visit the animals as they enjoy their own Thanksgiving Feast. Forget the stores, this is the best Black Friday event, plus you can feel good knowing proceeds benefit rescued animals. Reservations required https://bit.ly/2D1KbE1 or call, (619) 659-8078 option 4. . . . . #bobcat #bigcatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #holiday #endexoticanimaltrade #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine #animalwelfare
Checking in on Maverick with Keeper Brian. . . . . . #tiger #bigcatsofinstagram #sanctuary #notpets #animalwelfare #rescue #animals #sandiego #alpine
Albert has an announcement! Extreme Weather Update: We've had 60 mph winds at Lions Tigers & Bears the past three days - with NO power and NO phones! And now we need to replace our entire electrical panel at an estimated cost of over $10,000. Please donate if you can, link in highlight. . . . . . The sanctuary animals are all doing well, and being cared for by our amazing staff members and volunteers - who are working diligently despite blowing dust and difficult conditions. We even have a few die-hard visitors who showed up for the 10:30 a.m. visit today! We are praying for everyone impacted by the fires around California, and thankful that so far we are only being hit with wind, dust and power outages. Stay SAFE San Diego! . . . . #poweroutage #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Is it Friday yet? Bakari is ready for the #weekend . . . #bigcatsofinstagram #endcubpetting #lionsofinstagram #endexoticanimaltrade #animalsanctuary #animals #animalrescue #sandiego #alpine #feedawildone #lionstigersandbears #wednesday
Tabu is a super smart, sensitive tiger, who keeps her distance during educational visits because she doesn't like all the commotion. Visitors don't often see her playful side. Keeper Tovah took this picture in a quieter moment while Tabu played in the water as Tovah filled up the pool. . . . . . #tigertuesday #tigers #bigcatsofinstagram#endcubpetting #wildanimalsarenotpets#endexoticanimaltrade #animalsanctuary #animals#animalrescue #sandiego #alpine #feedawildone#lionstigersandbears
Cherry Bomb is practicing her Monday meditation. . . . . . . #mondayvibe #monday #bearsofinstagram #bear #animals #sanctuary #rescue #endexoticanimaltrade #lionstigersandbears #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine
We are thankful to all who have served. Happy Veterans Day! . . . . . #veteransday #thankful #whitelion #lion #lionsofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #animalwelfare #animalrescue #endexoticanimaltrade #sanctuary #sandiego #alpine
What happens when you give Maverick a Christmas tree?! . . Come find out! Watch your favorite animal friends enjoy their Christmas trees and open their presents during one of our most festive events of the year. The Lions Tigers & Bears Christmas Festival, Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. features a silent auction, opportunity drawing, local food trucks, a full bar, shopping at the LTB Gift Shop, and a special appearance by the man in red - Santa Claus! This is a fun-filled day for all that you won't want to miss! By attending this event you are helping make a HUGE difference in the lives of our rescued animals. Reservations required,https://bit.ly/2j1COB4 . . . . #tiger #tigersofinstagram #maverick #holiday #Christmastree #bigcatsofinstagram #endcubpetting #wildanimalsarenotpets #endexoticanimaltrade #animalsanctuary #animals #animalrescue #sandiego #alpine #feedawildone #lionstigersandbears #familyfun
Smiling Suri is wishing you a happy #friday! . . . . . #fridayfunday #lion #smiling #bigcatsofinstagram #endcubpetting #wildanimalsarenotpets #endexoticanimaltrade #animalsanctuary #animals #animalrescue #sandiego #alpine #feedawildone #lionstigersandbears
Here's Shadow enjoying a thoughtful Thursday. This older leopard is a big talker, engaging his keepers in conversation when they bring him his favorite food - chicken drumsticks! He is otherwise very laid-back and enjoys relaxing in his den. . . . . #leopard #shadow #bigcatsofinstagram #endcubpetting #wildanimalsarenotpets #endexoticanimaltrade #animalsanctuary #animals #animalrescue #sandiego #alpine #feedawildone #lionstigersandbears
Lions, tigers, bears and donkeys? Yep, that's Jack. . . . . Our sanctuary is home to 65 animals and 17 different species, and our volunteers help support them all. . . . . Volunteers Suzanne and Karen are taking Jack and mini-horse, Spirit for a walk in the next pic. . . . . Do you have a few hours to volunteer? Whether you like to work indoors or out, we can always use your help...from prepping food and making enrichment toys for the big cats and bears, to data entry and other office tasks. Complete our on-line application at https://bit.ly/2cgHKNe. . . . . #volunteer #donkey #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
A global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration, Giving Tuesday is celebrated after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This November 27, please join the movement and give - whether it's some of your time, a donation, or the power of your voice. You can also contribute to our efforts on Giving Tuesday - just by sharing messages of support on social media. This is a critical time of the year to support the animals of LTB. We hope you will join us, and help #feedawildone . . . . #bear #givingtuesday #bearsofinstagram #endcubpetting #wildanimalsarenotpets #endexoticanimaltrade #animalsanctuary #animals #animalrescue #sandiego #alpine #feedawildone #lionstigersandbears
Visitors love seeing Maverick and hearing his story! This gorgeous guy has been with us since 2014. His favorite food is beef. He enjoys long lounges in his hammock, and quick dips in his private pool. . . #TigerTuesday #tigersofinstagram #tigers #maverick #bigcatsofinstagram #endcubpetting #tigersarenotpets #endexoticanimaltrade #animalsanctuary #animals #animalrescue #sandiego #alpine #feedawildone
Meatball is all smiles this Monday morning. How about you? . . . #mondayvibe #bearsofinstagram #meatball #bear #animalsanctuary #animalwelfare #animalrescue #sandiego #alpine #endcubpetting #endexoticanimaltrade
Family, friends, foodโ€ฆ.Turkey Bash is coming! . . . Join us the day after Thanksgiving and watch the animals enjoy their own Thanksgiving Feast. This is the perfect alternative Black Friday event. . . . Forget the mall, bring your friends and family to enjoy magnificent rescued animals in a picturesque setting. You'll have a great time and can feel good knowing your visit helps support rescued animals. Make the day extra special and book a Feed a Wild One experience! Reservations required, https://bit.ly/2D1KbE1 or (619) 659-8078 option 4. . . . #sundayfunday #holiday #familyfun #thanksgiving #bears #lions #bigcatsofinstagram #animalrescue #animalsanctuary#bearsofinstagram #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Happy Caturday from stunning leopard Conga. Visitors often find Conga overseeing all the sanctuary action from her aerial skyway, "Conga's Run." ๐Ÿ˜ธ . . . #caturday #leopard #leopardsofinstagram #saturfaycaturday #animalrescue #animalsanctuary#bigcatsofinstagram #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Time for some #fridayfun Guess who got a new toy? Louie and all our big cats love playing with these Boomer Balls! ๐Ÿ”ต . . . As you can imagine, lions and tigers can be rough on toys. Our big cats would love to find some new Boomer Balls under the Christmas tree this year. Boomer Balls are available through WildlifeToybox.com and Boomerball.com. . . . #lions #lionsofinstagram #fridayfun #funfriday #playball #animalrescue #animalsanctuary#bigcatsofinstagram #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
A global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration, GivingTuesday is celebrated after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, kicking off the charitable season, when many focus on holiday and end-of-year giving. This is a critical time of the year to support the animals of Lions Tigers & Bears. We hope you will join us on #givingtuesday and help #feedawildone. @givingtuesday . . . #tiger #tigersofinstagram #maverick #animalrescue #animalwelfare #philanthropy #givingback #humananimalbond #animalsanctuary#bigcatsofinstagram #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
One of our LTB supporters sent this photo of Satchel dressed as Bakari for Halloween. Nailed it! ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿงก . . . #heartofalion #lionsofinstagram #dogcostume #trickortreat #animalrescue #animalsanctuary#bigcatsofinstagram #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
It's all TREATS and no tricks for Jillian and Suri, as they search for hidden goodies during their daily enrichment. Hope you discover some delicious treats today too - Happy Halloween!๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿงก . . . #lion #lionsofinstagram #trickortreat #animalrescue #animalsanctuary#bigcatsofinstagram #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Pool time fun with Albert on this #tongueouttuesday. ๐ŸŽฅ: Keeper Darby๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป๐Ÿงก . . . #bear #bearsofinstagram #pooltime #animalrescue #animalsanctuary#bigcatsofinstagram #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Happy National Cat Day from the King of Cats. ๐Ÿ“ท: Keeper Brian . . . #lion #lionsofinstagram #nationalcatday #animalrescue #animalsanctuary#bigcatsofinstagram #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Who loved Pumpkin Bash more, the lions, tigers or bears? Sharing a few more pics of all the enrichment fun. . . Thanks to Keepers Brian and Darby for the awesome photos๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿงก . . . #lion #lionsofinstagram #tigers #bears #pumpkin #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #sundayfunday #bigcatsofinstagram #tigersofinstagram #bearsofinstagram #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Pumpkin Bash was a highlight of the day for Nola. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿปโ›บ๏ธ#rescuedcatsofinstagram #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #sanctuary #whitetiger #saturdaycaturday #endexoticanimaltrade
Live at Spooky Campover this morning with Bakari, Suri and Jillian. Thanks @daniruberti and @kusinews for coming out and supporting rescued animals๐ŸŽƒโ›บ๏ธ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป. #lionstigersandbears
Do you know a travel agent or travel expert with experience arranging travel and translation services within the Philippines? ๐ŸŒโœˆ๏ธ If so, the LTB team needs your help! Please direct-message us privately with your referrals. We are currently making arrangements to check on Lyka the blind lioness at the Maasin City Zoo, and we would appreciate advice from a seasoned expert with local experience and insight. Thank you! Background: Visitors and animal welfare advocates have expressed concern over the blind lioness, Lyka at the Maasin City Zoo. Photos of the lioness lying alone and lifeless in a small and barren concrete enclosure, unable to see her surroundings due to an undiagnosed eye condition have been shared widely on social media. Lions Tigers & Bears is actively working on Lyka's case. Our first step is to travel to the Phillippines to assess Lyka's condition in person and meet with local zoo representatives about her care. We are also making arrangements for veterinarians to evaluate Lyka's eye to provide a diagnosis for her condition, which is thought to be glaucoma - an eye condition that causes abnormally high pressure within the eye and can be extremely painful. A firm diagnosis by the veterinary team will also help assess her ability to travel. Once Lyka's condition is stabilized, if it is in her best interest, and she is fit for travel, LTB will then coordinate her rescue to the United States, and build a permanent habitat for her to live her life in peaceful refuge at our 93-acre accredited San Diego sanctuary. Throughout this process Lions Tigers & Bears will be raising funds to cover expenses. You can make a difference for Lyka by contributing to the "Lyka Fund," to help fund initial travel expenses and veterinary care, http://bit.ly/2rH077N
Is that a PB&J in your pocket? Cherry Bomb can smell it a mile a wayโ€ฆ. actually, maybe from 20 miles away.๐Ÿป Bears are commonly believed to have the best sense of smell of any animal on earth. Come visit Cherry, Albert and the rest of the rescued bears living in refuge at LTB and learn more cool facts about these incredible animals.๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ“ท: Keeper Darby
Rain or shine, our groundskeeper team is working hard to keep the sanctuary in great shape for animals & visitors. ๐ŸŒˆ This #WishlistWednesday, we are wishing for contributions to help purchase a STIHL backpack leaf blower - to help us keep the property safe, secure and clean. Please consider a donation toward our $600 goal. We've set up a donation page on our website, https://bit.ly/2HgkmUG. Or you can donate directly on this post. Thank you!!!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป Please share!
No wonder this is a thing...๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿงก #TongueOutTuesday
Jillian is ready to take anything on today. What are your goals this #Monday?
Bobcat beauty Mia loves hanging out in her hammock. These small wild cats known for their signature bobbed tails, also have fur at the ends of their ears known as ear tufts. Scientists have a few different theories on the purpose of ear tufts - some propose the fur might work like whiskers helping the cat to sense their surroundings, others suggest the tufts may benefit hearing. Can you think of another animal with ear tufts? #SundayFunday
What's Conrad waiting for? #FeedaWildOne #Caturday
Lions, tigers, bears andโ€ฆ yep, peacocks.๐Ÿฆš Guests love to encounter our peacocks during educational visits. While these birds have free range at the sanctuary during the day, they never seem to want to visit the big cats!๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿพ #SmartBirds #FridayFun ๐Ÿ“ท: Kathleen Reeder
As we jump into new projects to help animals this year, we are honoring the moments of 2018 - including Moka's๐Ÿฏ arrival, Cassara's passing and the reunion of Punkin and Melanie. We are working on building new habitats, expanding programs and continuing to advocate vigorously for animals in the coming year. Learn more about our next rescue and all that is in store for 2019, here: https://conta.cc/2Fh4zCp. Please be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn for all the latest news. And as always, thank you so much for supporting rescued exotic animals!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ
What's on Sadie's wishlist? ๐Ÿ˜ฝ We're guessing it's some sort of food! But this #WishlistWednesday, we are hoping for a new heavy weight feral cat trap like this one, https://amzn.to/2TwRmsX. We often feed the animals in their transport containers so they make positive associations with containment. This helps us when the animals need medical care, and in case of emergencies. Donating items from our wishlist is a great way to support the animals. Thank you!
Did you know that white tigers are not a separate species? They're also not albinos. White tigers are Bengal tigers, and today, mainly Bengal hybrids who've been inbred in captivity to carry a very rare genetic mutation for white fur. The last naturally occurring white tiger in the wild was shot and killed in 1958. No white tigers have been recorded in the wild ever since. Every white tiger in existence now has been bred in captivity through extensive inbreeding, resulting in pervasive congenital health issues. They have been bred solely for profit and exploitation, and often suffer lifelong neglect and abuse. Purchased by a rapper, Nola here was physically abused, severely neglected and near death when the LTB team rescued her last year. White tigers have no conservation value at all. There are no recognized Species Survival Plans in existence to reintroduce these genetically mutated tigers to the wild. Due to the lack of genetic diversity of white tigers, and the fact that there is no conservation value to breeding these tigers, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) banned breeding of white tigers in 2011. Please don't pay to hold, pet or take a picture with white tiger cubs (or any apex predator). Do not support magic shows, circus acts or roadside exhibits of white tigers. Regardless of what these exhibitors may say or advertise, none of their efforts support tiger conservation. As long as there is public demand for white tigers, there will be individuals willing to sacrifice animal welfare for profit. If you would like to see white tigers, support white tigers or learn more about their plight, visit a GFAS or ASA accredited sanctuary like LTB. We are currently providing lifelong refuge to three rescued white tigers who will benefit directly from your visit. Please share. ๐Ÿ“ธ: Keeper Darby #TigerFactTuesday
Yes, you can! #MondayMotivation courtesy of Zulu.
Doesn't Meatball look like he's always ready for a good time? ๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽŠ #SundayFunday
Louie, deep...in...thought... Happy #Caturday ๐Ÿ“ท: by Bobbi
Suri, Jillian and Bakari are chomping their way to good health. Calcium is an essential part of big cat nutrition, and having access to fresh uncooked bones helps captive carnivores clean their teeth too! #FunFactFriday ๐ŸŽฅ: Keeper Darby
Thisโฌ‡๏ธ! Looking back at Nola just after her rescue last year. #TBT
Snuggletime! Teddy and Baloo today๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ“ท: Volunteer Michele
We love watching Sugar Bear moving and grooving around the multi-acre black bear habitat. This 12-year-old bear spent so many years in a cramped concrete cage at his previous home, it took a while to coax him out onto the dirt, grass and open space. Now it's all blue skies and sunshine ahead for Sugar.
First "snow" of the season! OK, it's frost, but still gorgeous... Happy New Year's Day from the Black Bear Habitat this a.m.๐Ÿป๐Ÿพโ„๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ท:Keeper Tovah
Jumping into 2019! Happy New Year!๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿ“ท: Keeper Darby
We're just hanging out tonight. How 'bout you? Any wild plans? Happy New Year from all of us at LTB!!!๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿพ
End 2018 with an act of kindness - make one last tax-deductible gift to help rescue and care for these magnificent animals. Thank you for supporting animals! Please share! Thanks to Sharyn's Studio and Dagmar Iris Midcap for the video.
Urgent Action Needed: Ask Governor Snyder to VETO HB 5778 and HB 6050 There is bad news for bears living in Michigan, where legislators have just passed two dangerous amendments to the Large Carnivore Act - putting public safety and animal welfare at risk. Your help is needed urgently! Please join us in urging Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder to VETO HB 5778 and HB 6050. Contact: Governor Rick Snyder Phone: 517-373-3400 Email: [email protected] Please call and email ASAP. These amendments have already reached the governor's desk for signature. Share this message with your friends in Michigan, and all your animal loving friends. These bills will allow roadside cub-petting operations and other non-AZA-accredited businesses to begin breeding bears for photo opportunities and profit-motivated exploitation. Tearing young cubs away from their mothers and breeding bears over and over exposes these complex, intelligent creatures to chronic mental and physical health problems. Cubs grow quickly into full size bears who can live over 40 years in captivity and are expensive and challenging to care for appropriately. The LTB team has seen the horrors facing captive bears first-hand, traveling thousands of miles across the United States to rescue and transport abused and neglected bears from defunct roadside zoos and un-accredited sanctuaries. And of course, innumerable documented cases exist where people have been injured - some fatally - by exotic backyard "pets" and privately-owned animals in squalid roadside facilities. Sadly, we know there are very limited resources available to provide care for all the bears in need of rescue. It would be simply unconscionable and inhumane to allow hobbyists, non-AZA accredited businesses and untrained members of the public to keep and breed bears for the sole purpose of exploiting them. Thank you for speaking up for bears and thank you for sharing this message!
Mountain lions can leap 15 feet up a ๐ŸŒณ, bound over 40 feet when running, climb 12 foot fencing, and can reach sprinting speeds of 50 mph! Estimated to be about 14 years old, Punkin here is one of 3 mountain lions ๐Ÿพ living in permanent refuge at LTB. He and his partner Melanie were rescued by the LTB team in 2015 from an Ohio tiger and exotic animal breeding mill.๐Ÿ“ท: Keeper Brian. Happy #Caturday!
There's still time to make a difference for animals like Maverick. LTB is home to more than 65 rescued lions, tigers, bears, mountain lions, leopards, and other animals. These animals need care every day - 365 days a year. By making a tax-deductible donation today you can help provide food, veterinary care, enrichment, and clean and spacious habitats for rescued animals to roam, rest and play. Even a small gift can make a HUGE DIFFERENCE to the animals at Lions Tigers & Bears, and for those who are still waiting to be rescued. For the past 16 years, Lions Tigers & Bears has been on the front lines in the fight against cruelty of captive big cats, bears and other exotic animals, and we couldn't do this without your support. Every contribution counts. Thank you for supporting these magnificent animals! Please share!
How to Lead More Productive Meetings: When it comes to work events, corporate culture is turning to newer methods of motivating their employees. Slowly stepping out of the norm, company meetings concentrate on quantifiable results. Whether it's introducing unique workflows or offering a fresh perspective on repetitive tasks, companies today focus on elevating an individual's capacity to perform. Here are some quick tips on how you can encourage more productive meetings in Alpine, CA... Tips for a Productive Meeting: Icebreakers - Beginning the meeting with a light hearted activity helps employees momentarily relax before an intense agenda. It could as simple as learning a fun fact about each other. It also encourages better communication between peers and opens the floor to easier networking. Recognize achievements - A simple pat on the back can go a long way. When companies begin publicizing internal achievements, employees have the space to keep performing. By acknowledging hard work, a company shows its appreciation for their team which is easily overlooked in large groups. Offering incentives for meeting or exceeding expectations gives your peers an interesting goal to work towards! Limit your audience - Too many attendees at a meeting can sometimes be a challenge. Keeping a cap on the number of people invited to a meeting allows the speaker to be more personable with their team. The golden rule is to only invite those who have something to contribute, can get something out of it, or are directly affected by the outcome. No smart devices - Today most corporate professionals find it easier to quickly jot down meeting notes on their laptop or phone. Unfortunately, information retained drastically reduces when working on a laptop while attending a meeting. It eats through valuable time that could be spent listening. Ask attendees to keep their devices away and this allows them to focus more on the agenda. Think out of the box - Change things up in your next meeting by innovating creative methods to keep your invitees attentive. Have your peers standing in a huddle formation or even better, hold the meeting outside of the workplace. This can prevent meetings from going the conventional route! Meeting Venues in Alpine, CA: Instead of following the regular course of a typical indoor meeting, take a chance and plan your event surrounded by 93-acres of scenic oak trees and rolling hills, bordering the Cleveland National Forest. At Lions, Tigers & Bears, we offer event spaces that can contain anywhere between 16 to 600 individuals for your team-building exercise! Contact us today and let us help you set up your productive meeting surrounded by picturesque views alongside our exotic rescued animals in Alpine, CA. Then sit back, relax and get ready to make memories to last a lifetime!
Baby Conga circa 2004๐Ÿ’• #ThrowbackThursday!
We have 5 pallets of donated IV fluids for veterinary use - to share with other 501 c3 nonprofit animal rescue organizations. Please contact us at (619) 659-8078 x 4, if you would like to coordinate a pick-up.
Behind-the-Scenes visits for two are currently 30% off! This is an amazing opportunity to see magnificent animals up close and learn all about them from our knowledgeable keepers. All Behind-the-Scenes visits include multiple opportunities to FEED big cats and/or bears. Best of all, you can feel good knowing that proceeds benefit rescued animals. Must be 18 or older with valid ID to feed animals. Purchase now through 12/31/18 with code: HOLIDAY. *Behind-the-Scenes with Bobbi not included. https://lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us/
Wondering how a bear opens his presents? ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ Merry Christmas from all of us at LTB!
Merry Christmas from Arusha and everyone at Lions Tigers & Bears!
Merry Christmas Eve! It's been a year since LTB Founder & Director Bobbi Brink drove cross country to rescue beautiful Nola, and brought her home on Christmas Eve. Malnourished and riddled with parasites, no one was sure this mistreated cub would live. With the medical treatment and care provided at LTB, Nola grew stronger day-by-day, and she is thriving alongside her tiger friend Moka today. She is a fun-loving, confident young tiger who absolutely loves the water. Merry Christmas,Baby!
Can you believe this beautiful bear was bought as a pet for a child, and then nearly sold to a canned hunt? Maddie has a lot to smile about, and so do we. With your support, we all get to enjoy Maddie's special smile. #SundayFunday
What do you think is on RJ's wish list this year?๐Ÿค”๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ“ท:Keeper Aja #Caturday
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Making your list? checking it twice? All of the animals at LTB are nice!!
Oh what fun! Nola and Moka played all day long w/this new enrichment set up by our amazing keepers. Can you guess what's on the toy? #FridayFunday ๐ŸŽฅ:Keeper Darby
What a difference a year makes. When Louie first moved into the Linking Love habitat, he had never stepped on grass before. Having lived as a performance lion, he'd been carted around in small transport containers most of his life. It took time and some well-placed treats for him to start exploring. Today, Louie is right at home and can often be seen - and heard - greeting guests as they arrive at our check-in kiosk for visits. #WhiteLion #RescueEducateProtect
Baloo, having a blast with his puzzle feeder stuffed with goodies! #enrichment ๐ŸŽฅ: Keeper Darby
Purchase with a purpose! Lions Tigers & Bears Gift Certificates are the perfect choice to give the animal lover on your list an AMAZING experience AND help animals at the same time! https://bit.ly/2GEQcdc
Time for a cat nap! Sleepy Tabu. #TigerTuesday
Isn't Blossom a beauty? Looking at her now, It's hard to believe this former zoo bear was fed a diet of candy, and nearly sold for a "big game" hunt. Now she eats a nutritious diet including fresh veggies and fruit, and spends her days moving around the 4-acre Black Bear habitat looking for her favorite treat - watermelon!
It's playtime for Diego, purr usual! This young guy is one of four bobcats at LTB. We are currently under construction on a new bobcat habitat. Once complete, we plan to move Diego and RJ into this new enclosure where they can hang out and play together. #SundayFunday
Bakari is ready for the #weekend.
Leopards can vocalize much like other cats and are known to growl and even purr. Shadow here is a pretty "talkative" cat, especially when he sees the keepers coming with food. ๐Ÿ“ธ: Keeper Darby. #leopard
It's been 8 years since Liberty Bear first moved into the 4-acre Black Bear habitat. Liberty was the first bear resident to join LTB. The sanctuary is now home to six Black Bears and 10 bears total. #TBT
Book an overnight stay in your own 2-bedroom retreat at Lions Tigers & Bears. White Oak Wild Nights is available now for overnight stays. Located right on sanctuary property, this luxurious suite offers animal lovers the ultimate bucket list opportunity to experience the sanctuary animals. Listen to the roars and chuffs of all the rescued big cats, and visit the animals any time you like during your stay. For reservations, please call us Tuesday through Saturday at 619-659-8078 x 3. All proceeds benefit rescued animals.
Maverick in action! Did you know that tigers' hind legs are longer than their front legs? This gives them the ability to leap forward 20 to 30 feet in one jump! #TigerTuesday
Crystal is not quite ready for Monday to start.
Wet bear coming through! Video: Keeper Brian #SundayFunday
Do bobcats like catnip? Yes, yes they do. Happy Caturday! ๐ŸŽฅ:Keeper Brian
Lions Tigers & Bears Founder and Director, Bobbi Brink traveled to Agra, India this week to participate in the Advancing Bear Care Workshop, organized by The Bear Care Group and Wildlife SOS India. Bears around the world face devastating animal cruelty. The longtime tradition of "dancing bears" alone, exposes countless bears to lifetimes of torture, intimidation and pain, and the "bile bear farming" industry continues to persist despite massive animal welfare abuse and ongoing public outcry about the barbaric practice. Please note: One of these images contains factual information about the disturbing practice of dancing bears. While we try to limit use of graphic images, this is such an important topic and we believe we have some real hope of making a difference for these bears. If you prefer not to look, please don't open the image. Wildlife experts, veterinarians and exotic animal rescuers from more than 11 countries are participating in this week's conference, focused on improving bear care in captivity, mitigating conflict between humans and bears, and furthering wildlife conservation efforts around the globe. The conference included a visit to the Agra Bear Rescue Facility. If you would like more information about dancing bears of the bile bear industry, please contact us.
Ever wonder what a Himalayan Bear eating an orange sounds like? ๐Ÿ“น: Keeper Tovah
Searching for that perfect gift? (Like Conga here?) Gift with a purpose this year, LTB gift certificates are available NOW. Give your loved one a bucket list opportunity to feed a lion, tiger, bear or other exotic animal! Or gift your special someone a Behind-the-Scenes visit with big cats or bears. Member-for-a-day gift certificates provide a chance to come see amazing rescued animals up close through our 2-hr guided visits. LTB gift certificates are a great way to give the animal lover in your life a unique experience, while benefitting rescued animals at the same time, win-win-win. To purchase, https://bit.ly/2G2XuHE.
Bobcats, Clarence and RJ sharing a cozy moment. ๐Ÿ“ธ: Keeper Rebekah
Wishing you a season filled with wonder. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ
Christmas came early for our sanctuary animals! Thanks to everyone who joined us for the fun. Photos by Keepers Brian and Rebekah.
Here's our boy Hank, enjoying a quiet moment under his hammock. Hank is one of three white tigers living in permanent refuge at LTB. He and his former partner Crystal were used to produce cubs for sale by a tiger breeding mill in Ohio. Kept in prison-like conditions and exploited for years, Hank and Crystal are both cross-eyed, like many white tigers due to the in-breeding it takes to produce a white tiger. Hank was neutered last month, and Crystal was spayed. We plan to reunite these two tigers soon. #whitetiger
Meatball was happy to find ๐Ÿ‡ during the Christmas Festival yesterday๐Ÿพ
Maverick vs. โ›„
Live from Christmas Festival
Live from the LTB Christmas Festival
Christmas came early for our sanctuary animals! Thanks to everyone who joined us for the fun. Photos by Keepers Brian and Rebekah.
Christmas came early for our sanctuary animals! Thanks to everyone who joined us for the fun. Photos by Keepers Brian and Rebekah.
We are Live at the Christmas Festival. You can participate in our Raise the Paddle by donating on our FB page, or at www.lionstigersandbears.org.
Today is the day! The LTB Christmas Festival is from 1 - 4 p.m. Tickets available online until 9 a.m., or for $10 more at the door. Here is a look back at Maverick enjoying all the Christmas Festival fun! https://bit.ly/2j1COB4
We are so thankful to our 2018 Christmas Festival sponsors: AHERN Insurance, ResMed, and Cindy Waasdorp of Berkshire Hathaway! Today is the big day! Join us from 1 to 4 p.m. Online ticket sales end at 9 a.m., tickets are available for $10 more at the door, https://bit.ly/2j1COB4.
It's Moka's first Christmas at LTB. This special youngster stole many hearts after he was confiscated from a smuggler at the border last year. We can't wait for him to experience the Christmas Festival fun with Nola tomorrow. And one of our lucky guests will WIN a chance to feed Moka during the event! (Must be 18+ with valid ID.) Don't miss out! Watch Moka and all the animals play with their ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„ and open their ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ. Enjoy food trucks, a full bar, silent and live auctions. Bring the kiddos and take your own photos w/๐ŸŽ…, https://bit.ly/2j1COB4 or call (619) 659-8078 option 4. Photo: AW Photography
Happy Friday from Bakari! He's keeping an eye out as we get ready for the big Christmas Festival tomorrow. RSVP today and join us for all the fun tomorrow from 1-4 p.m. Watch Bakari and all the animals as they discover their ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ & ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„. Enjoy food trucks, a full bar, silent and live auctions. Bring the kiddos and take your own pics w/๐ŸŽ…. All attendees (18+) will be entered to win a chance to feed Moka. Book online, https://bit.ly/2j1COB4 or call (619) 659-8078 option 4. Photo: Kathleen Reeder Wildlife Photography
Must be time to hit the hay. A very sleepy Cherry Bomb, ๐Ÿ“ท: Keeper Aja
Do not get between this girl and her chicken! Video: Keeper Darby
It's beginning to look a lot like - Christmas! Our awesome volunteers were here wrapping gifts for the animals today. And the Christmas trees arrived yesterday! Our Christmas Festival this Saturday is going to be SO much fun. As an added bonus this year, ALL attendees (18+ w/valid ID) will be entered in a drawing to WIN a chance to feed MOKA, the young tiger famously confiscated from a smuggler at the border last year. Come see the animals open their presents and play with their Christmas trees. Bring the kids and take your own photos with Santa - while supporting the animals! Food trucks, a full bar, silent and LIVE auction are all part of the fun. Dress for WINTER weather! RSVP Today and join us for all the fun, https://bit.ly/2j1COB4 or call (619) 659-8078 option 4. Moka ๐Ÿ“ท: AW Photography
Thank you for all the support on Giving Tuesday! With your help we raised needed funds and awareness for the animals. #thankyouwednesday
We were LIVE with Bobbi and Bakari today! There is still time to donate to help support the animals and have your contribution MATCHED dollar for dollar through our GivingTuesday campaign, https://www.facebook.com/donate/327207641452991/?fundraiser_source=external_url
Malnourished and living at a failed zoo, Blossom was going to be sold and killed for a canned hunt, shot in a cage. Rescued by Lions Tigers & Bears, she now lives in peaceful refuge. Please support Blossom and other rescued animals on Giving Tuesday. Every dollar contributed will be MATCHED up to $21,000 thanks to a generous donor. On this global day of giving, will you help us #feedawildone? To donate: https://www.facebook.com/donate/327207641452991/
A big shout out and thanks to Nala Cat and her family for supporting Lions Tigers & Bears on this #GivingTuesday! There's still time to donate! Enjoy the video!
live from LTB
We are going LIVE on Nala Cat's Facebook page!
Thanks to NBC 7 and Dagmar for coming out to say hello on #GivingTuesday! If you haven't seen the beautiful video Dagmar narrated for us for this special day of giving, check it out on our page!
The Guinness World Record-holding, "Most Popular Cat on Instagram," is supporting her big cat friends this #GivingTuesday! Nala Cat's mom will be at LTB today with an IGLive (noon) and FBLive (12:45 p.m.) We are so excited! GivingTuesday is all about giving back through the power of social media and collaboration. Thank you for helping in any way you can, through donations, volunteering, or sharing and raising your voice for the animals! All donations will be MATCHED up to $21K, thanks to a generous donor. To give, please see our FB fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/donate/327207641452991/?fundraiser_source=external_url. You can also donate on our website, https://lionstigersandbears.org/givingtuesday-donate/. Thank you for giving in any way you can, through donations, volunteering, or by sharing and raising your voice for animals!
Nala Cat's family is coming to LTB again today to support #GivingTuesday! We can't wait! To donate, https://www.facebook.com/donate/327207641452991/?fundraiser_source=external_url. Every dollar raised will be MATCHED up to $21K!
We are so excited to share our #GivingTuesday video. Every dollar counts, because every life counts! All donations will be MATCHED dollar for dollar up to $21K thanks to one of our generous donors. To donate, see our FB fundraiser: https://bit.ly/2TSwjlM or contribute on our website, or click the donate button on this post. Big thanks to Dagmar Iris Midcap of NBC 7 San Diego and @Sharyn's Studio for the video. Please share!
Watch the lions, tigers, bears and other rescued animals open their presents and play with fresh Christmas trees! The Lions Tigers & Bears' Christmas Festival is THIS Saturday from 1 -4 p.m. It's going to be SO much fun. Food trucks, full bar, silent auction, shopping + a visit from the Big Man in Red! RSVP today! https://bit.ly/2j1COB4
Thank you so much for getting our #GivingTuesday fundraiser off to such a great start!!! Did you know that it costs an average of $10K to feed just one of our big cats for a year? That's why this time of year is so critical to our fundraising, and we are lucky to have such a generous donor who is MATCHING ALL funds up to $21K, dollar for dollar. Please share this Giving Tuesday fundraiser with your friends: https://www.facebook.com/donate/327207641452991/
Creating your own FB fundraiser is another great way to support LTB's rescue efforts and rescued animals this #GivingTuesday. It's easy to do, just follow this link: https://fb.com/fund/lionstigerandbears/. Thank you!
Have you ever seen a tiger play with a Christmas tree? There's no better way to get into the holiday spirit! Our Christmas Festival Fundraiser is THIS Sat. Dec. 1 from 1-4 p.m. Visit the animals as they open their presents and play with their Christmas trees. Food trucks, a full bar, silent auction, opportunity drawing, and gift shop shopping are all part of the FUN! The Big Man in Red will be here too.... RSVP today! https://bit.ly/2j1COB4 or call (619) 659-8078 option 4. Please share.
They say good fences make good neighbors.... Please let us know if you have a local company to recommend who would be willing to work with us on pricing for chain link fencing and gates. Thank you!
Tabu enjoyed her Turkey Bash feast yesterday!
Turkey Bash is today at 10 am & 1:30 pm!!! We are live with KUSI this am
Is that a PB&J in your pocket?ย Cherry Bomb can smell it a mile away, actually maybe from 20 miles away.#Bears are believed to have the best sense of smell of any animal on ๐ŸŒ.ย Come visit Cherry & the rest of the rescued ๐Ÿปs at LTB & learn more about these incredible #
Rain or shine, our groundskeepers work hard to keep the sanctuary in great shape for animals & visitors. ๐ŸŒˆ This #WishlistWednesday, we are wishing for contributions to help purchase a new @Stihl leaf blower. Every donation helbit.ly/2HgkmUG
Jillian is ready to take anything on today. What are your goals this #MotivationMonday?
What's Conrad waiting for? #FeedaWildOne #MountainLi
Lions, tigers, bears andโ€ฆ yep, peacocks.๐Ÿฆš Guests love to encounter our peacocks during educational visits. While these birds have free range at the sanctuary during the day, they never seem to want to visit the big cats!๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿพ #SmartBirds #FridayFun ๐Ÿ“ท: K
As we jump into new projects to help #animals this year, we are honoring the moments of 2018 - including Moka's๐Ÿฏ arrival, Cassara's passing and the reunion of Punkin & Melanie. Learn about our next #rescue & goals fconta.cc/2Fh4zCp46DVLMcEs. Thank you for supp
Purchased by a rapper, Nola was physically abused & near death when we rescued her. Did you know that white tigers are not a separate species? They're Bengal tigers & hybrids carrying a rare genetic mutation. Every white tiger now has been inbred in captivity for exploitation.
Yes, you can! #MondayMotivation courtesy of Zulu. ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿพ #Rescue #Educate #P
Doesn't Meatball look like he's always ready for a good time? ๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽŠ #SundayFunday #RescueE
Louie, deep...in...thought... Happy #Caturday #notpets #endexoticanimaltrade
Suri, Jillian and Bakari are chomping their way to good health. Calcium is an essential part of big cat nutrition, and having access to fresh uncooked bones helps captive carnivores clean their teeth too! #AnimalWelfare #FunFactFriday ๐ŸŽฅ: Keeper Da
Snuggle time with Teddy & Baloo๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿป #bears #anim
Sugar spent so many years in a cramped concrete cage at his previous home, it took a while to coax him out into the open space at LTB. What a joy to see this boy moving around the multi-acre black bear habitat, knowing it's all blue skies and sunshine ahead for Sugar now. #be
Jumping into 2019! Happy #NewYear!๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅณ
We're just hanging out tonight. How 'bout you? Any #wild plans? Happy New Year from all of us at LTB!!!
End 2018 with an act of kindness - make one last tax-deductible gift to help rescue and care for these magnificent animals. Thank you!๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽฅ:@SharynsStud
Bad news for #bears in Michigan, where legislators passed two dangerous amendments to the Large Carnivore Act - putting people and animals at risk. Join us in urging Governor Rick Snyder @onetoughnerd to VETO HB 5778 and HB 6050 #EndCubPetting #RescueEducateProte
Leopard, Conga circa 2004, and now๐Ÿ’• #ThrowbackThurs
Behind-the-Scenes visits for 2 currently 30% off! All Behind-the-Scenes visits include multiple opportunities to FEED big cats and/or bears. Proceeds benefit rescued animals. Through 12/31 w/code: HOLIDAY. *BTS w/Bobbi not included. lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us/
Merry Christmas from Arusha and everyone at Lions Tigers & Bears!
It's been a year since the LTB team rescued beautiful Nola, and brought her home on Christmas Eve. Malnourished & riddled with parasites, no one was sure this mistreated cub would live. With care, she is now thriving alongside her tiger friend Moka. Merry Christmas,Bab
Oh what fun! Nola and Moka played all day long w/this new enrichment set up by our amazing keepers. Can you guess what's on the toy? #NotPets #Tigers #EndExoticAnimalTrade #RescueEducateProtect ๐ŸŽฅ:Keeper
When Louie first moved into this habitat, he had never stepped on grass before. As a former performance lion, he'd been carted around in small transport containers most of his life. Now, Louie is right at home and can often be seen and heard greeting visitors at check-in.
Baloo,having a blast with his puzzle feeder stuffed with goodies! #enrichment ๐ŸŽฅ: Keeper Darby #RescueEducateProtect #visitSanDi
Purchase with a purpose! Lions Tigers & Bears Gift Certificates are the perfect choice to give the animal lover on your list an AMAZING experience AND help animals at the same time! bit.ly/2GEQcdc #holiday #animals #SanDiego
It's playtime for Diego, purr usual!ย ย This young guy is one of 4 bobcats @ LTB.ย ย We are under construction on a new bobcat habitat.ย ย ย Once complete, we plan to move Diego and RJ into this new enclosure where they can hang out and play together. #SundayFunday #wi
Bakari is ready for the #weekend.
Leopards can vocalize much like other cats and are known to growl and even purr. Shadow here is a pretty "talkative" cat, especially when he sees the keepers coming with food. ๐Ÿ“ธ: Keeper Darby. #leopard #notpets #endexoticanimaltrade #dontdeclaw #animalwe
It's been 8 years since Liberty Bear first moved into the 4-acre Black Bear habitat. ย Liberty was theย first bear resident to join LTB. ย The sanctuary is now home to six Black Bears and 10 bears total.
Crystal is not quite ready for Monday to start. #mondayvibe
Wishing you a season filled with wonder.๐Ÿ’™
Hank, enjoying a quiet moment under his hammock. Cross-eyed, like many white tigers due to the in-breeding it takes to produce white tigers, Hank was exploited for years, living in prison-like conditions at an OH tiger mill. Now, he lives in peaceful refuge at LTB.
Today is the day!ย ย The LTB Christmas Festival is from 1 - 4 pm. Tickets available online until 9 am, or for $10 more at the door. Here is a look back at Maverick enjoying all the Christmas Festival funbit.ly/2j1COB4
Must be time to hit the hay. Very Sleepy Cherry Bomb, ๐Ÿ“ท:Keeper Aja. #naptime #b
Thank you for all your support yesterday! We are grateful for all of your help raising needed funds and awareness for animals. #thankyouwednesday
Malnourished and living at a failed zoo, Blossom was going to be sold and killed for a canned hunt, shot in a cage. Rescued by Lions Tigers & Bears, she now lives in peaceful refuge. On this global day of giving, will you help support Blossom and other animals? #feedawildone.
Will you help us #FeedaWildOne this #GivingTuesday? Thanks to one of our generous donors. All contributions will be MATCHED up to $21K, dollar for dollar. To donate: bit.ly/2TyBAP1
It costs an average of $10K/year to feed just one of our rescued big cats, like Zulu here. This #GivingTuesday, will you help us #FeedaWildOne? Every dollar donated will be MATCHED by a generous donor up to $21K. bit.ly/2TyBAP1
Tabu really sunk her teeth into Turkey Bash yesterday.
Ready for some fun! TURKEY BASH is today at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.! Come watch Moka, Nola and all your animal friends enjoy their own Thanksgiving Feast. Reservations are required bit.ly/2D1KbE1 or call, (619) 659-8078 option 4.
Happy Thanksgiving from Zulu and all of us at Lions Tigers & Bears. ๐Ÿ“ท: Kathleen Reeder #thank
Siblings Albert and Cherry Bomb share a special bond. Bears are highly intelligent animals who can have complex social hierarchies with fellow bears in the wild. Fortunately, there is nothing too complex about Albert and Cherry Bomb's relationship. Video: Keeper Bria
SO excited to be working with some very special people - and one super popular cat - to raise awareness for rescued big cats & exotics. Guinness World Record-holding Most Popular Cat on Instagram, @nalacat is supporting her big cat friends #GivingTuesday 11
Beautiful rescued cub Nola, ๐Ÿ“ท:Kathleen Reeder. Want to learn how to take photos like this? Kathleen returns this April to host a photography workshop at LTB. Space is limitebit.ly/2AZeUQQKFE #tigertues
Happy Monday from Moka! This young tiger has grown so much since coming to live at the sanctuary this summer. He is thriving and having fun playing with his tiger friend Nola each day. #endexoticanimaltrade
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Better not be another sweater....Our Christmas Festival is Dec. 1. Come see the animals open their presents and play with fresh Christmas trees. This fun-filled event features food trucks, a full bar, shopping, silent auction and a visit from Santa! bit.ly/2j1COB4
What do you think has caught mountain lion Conrad's eye? #caturd
The scent of turkey is in the air. Our Black Friday TURKEY BASH is just one week away and bobcat RJ can't wait! Forget the stores, spend Black Friday with amazing rescued animals. Reservations requirebit.ly/2D1KbE1tN or call, (619) 659-8078 option
Is it Friday yet? Bakari is ready for the #weekend
Tabu is a super smart, sensitive tiger, who keeps her distance during educational visits, so visitors don't often see her playful side. ย Keeper Tovah took this picture in a quieter moment while filling Tabu's pool water. #tigertuesda
We are thankful to all who have served. Happy Veterans Day!
What happens when you give a big cat a Christmas tree? Come find out! The LTB Christmas Festival is Dec. 1 from 1-4 p.m. Watch the animals open their presents, and enjoy the silent auction, food trucks, full bar, shopping and more! Reservations required, bit.ly/2j1COB4
Smiling Suri is wishing you a happy Friday! #fridayfunday
Here's Shadow enjoying a thoughtful Thursday. This older leopard is a big talker, engaging his keepers in conversation when they bring him his favorite food - chicken drumsticks! He is otherwise very laid-back and enjoys relaxing in his
LTB volunteers are taking Jack and Spirit for a walk. Interested in volunteering? We can always use help! From prepping food and making enrichment toys for the big cats and bears, to data entry and more. We love our volunteers! bit.ly/2cgHKNe
A global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration, Giving Tuesday is November 27. Please join the movement and give - whether it's some of your time, a donation, or the power of your voice. #givingtuesday #feedawildo
Visitors love seeing Maverick and hearing his story! This gorgeous guy has been with us since 2014. His favorite food is beef. He enjoys long lounges in his hammock and quick dips in his private pool. Is Maverick your spirit animal? #TigerTuesday
Meatball is all smiles this Monday morning. How about you? #mondaymotivation
Yep, that's Bakari with a whole turkey, inviting you to join us the day after Thanksgiving for the annual Turkey Bash. The perfect alternative Black Friday event. Forget the mall - bring your family and friends to enjoy amazing animalsbit.ly/2D1KbE1
Happy Caturday from stunning leopard Conga. ย Visitors often find Conga overseeing all the sanctuary action from her aerial skyway,ย "Conga's Run." #caturday #animalwelfare #endexoticanimaltrade #sa
Animals held hostage through the exotic animal trade face lives of exploitation, abuse and neglect. Lions Tigers & Bears is one of the few accredited sanctuaries in the nation equipped to care for these majestic animals. This #givingtuesday please help #feedawildone @GivingTues
Nailed it! Satchel dressed as our Bakari last night. #heartofalion
It's all treats and no tricks for lions Jillian and Suri, as they search for hidden goodies during their daily enrichment. Hope you discover some delicious treats today too - Happy Halloween
Albert was bred as a cub petting photo prop, then carted around in roadside zoos. He still suffers from neurological & physical damage due to malnutrition & confinement when he was young. Now he lives in peaceful refuge @LTB ๐ŸŽฅ: Keeper Darby. #endcubpett
Happy National Cat Day from the King of Cats. ๐Ÿ“ท: Keeper Brian. #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpett
It's hard to say who enjoyed Pumpkin Bash more, the lions, tigers or the bears?!#endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetti
Rescued from prison-like conditions at an OH cub breeding mill, white tiger Crystal was spayed this week @ Lions Tigers & Bears. Exploited and mistreated for years to produce cubs for the exotic animal trade, Crystal now lives in peaceful refuge. #endexoticanimaltrade
Happy Caturday from Bakari on this gorgeous day. Come visit and watch Bakari splash around in person! All our educational visits are Wednesday through Saturday, and reservations are required.ย ย Book onlinelionstigersandbears.org/visit-us/Uw or call (619) 659-8078 option
Keeper Tovah feeds Jillian, as Bobbi talks about rescuing Jillian, Suri and Bakari, and working with the lions' former owners, educating them to improve conditions at their facility. Want to feed a lion like Tovah? Book a Feed-a-Wild-One visitlionstigersandbears.org/visit-us/
Keep watching for the bears! Fr. Jason Samuel of Christ the King Episcopal Church offered a beautiful blessing to all our animals - even blessing a salmon Virginia Anderson brought for her favorite bear, Meatball. #worldanimalday #blessingoftheanimals #animals #sandiego
Unique Blessing of the Animals tomorrow. Our first-ever Blessing of the Lions Tigers & Bears will be offered by Fr. Jason Samuels of Christ the King Episcopal Church as part of World Animal Day. lionstigersandbears.org/world-animal-dโ€ฆ
World Animal Day is October 4. Organizations around the ๐ŸŒŽ are working to raise awareness of animal welfare issues. Join us for a special educational visit and first-ever "Blessing of the Lions Tigers & Bears," reservations relionstigersandbears.org/world-animal-dโ€ฆbZ9JrD6 ๐Ÿ“ท:@nik
Zulu, lounging in the Linking Love habitat. This gorgeous lioness spent 14 years of her life carted around in small transport cages. It's a joy to see her enjoying this peaceful space. Thanks to Keeper Brian for the awesome sho