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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.
 
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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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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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Storm clean up continues! Louie, Arusha and Zulu are trying to figure out why we replaced their beautiful pool with mud.๐Ÿ™€ Our staff has been busy draining all the pools, which were overflowing and filled with mud and debris during the recent storm. With more rain expected this week, we are doing our best to remove excess water wherever we can. . . . We have a costly clean up effort before us which will include equipment rentals, trenching, underground piping and more. We are actively fund-raising to support these unforeseen expenses. Please donate what you can - link in highlight. โค๏ธTHANK YOUโค๏ธ to everyone who has donated and to everyone who has volunteered to help with the clean-up.๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ“ท: Keeper Brian
Storm clean up continues! Louie, Arusha and Zulu are trying to figure out why we replaced their beautiful pool with mud.๐Ÿ™€ Our staff has been busy draining all the pools, which were overflowing and filled with mud and debris during the recent storm. With more rain expected this week, we are doing our best to remove excess water wherever we can. We have a costly clean up effort before us which will include equipment rentals, trenching, underground piping and more. We are actively fund-raising to support these unforeseen expenses. Please donate what you can and share this message with friends, https://bit.ly/2DFUsEN. โค๏ธTHANK YOUโค๏ธ to everyone who has donated and to everyone who has volunteered to help with the clean-up.๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ“ท: Keeper Brian
Awww, Diego will steal your heart โค๏ธ๐Ÿพ
Awww, Diego will steal your heart โค๏ธ๐Ÿพ
Help needed! This powerful storm took a major toll on sanctuary grounds. The animals are all safe & sheltered, but we have a costly clean up ahead. We need to rent equipment to regrade and remove excess mud & water. Please donate what you can, bit.ly/2DFUsEN
Did you know that lion cubs are born with light spots on their fur that helps camouflage them when they are young? These spots fade as they grow up, but are still visible on certain parts of their bodies in the right light. ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŒž #FunFactFriday
This powerful storm has taken a major toll on the sanctuary grounds. The animals are all safely sheltered in their dens, but we have a lot of work to do to regrade the property, remove excess mud and water and install underground piping to help recover from the impact of this storm. Can you please help us raise funds for this unforeseen expense? You can donate on our website, https://bit.ly/2DFUsEN. Every dollar counts - thank you!
Storm clean up continues! Louie, Arusha and Zulu are trying to figure out why we replaced their beautiful pool with mud.๐Ÿ™€ Our staff has been busy draining all the pools, which were overflowing and filled with mud and debris during the recent storm. With more rain expected this week, we are doing our best to remove excess water wherever we can. . . . We have a costly clean up effort before us which will include equipment rentals, trenching, underground piping and more. We are actively fund-raising to support these unforeseen expenses. Please donate what you can - link in highlight. โค๏ธTHANK YOUโค๏ธ to everyone who has donated and to everyone who has volunteered to help with the clean-up.๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ“ท: Keeper Brian
Awww, Diego will steal your heart โค๏ธ๐Ÿพ
Did you know that lion cubs are born with light spots on their fur that helps camouflage them when they are young? These spots fade as they grow up, but are still visible on certain parts of their bodies in the right light. ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŒž #FunFactFriday
Sharing some love โ€ฆ from our pride to yours.๐Ÿ’ž Head rubbing, nuzzling and licking are all natural lion behaviors believed to strengthen social bonds and relationships. ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿฆ Wishing you a very happy Valentine's Day!
Who's hungry?๐Ÿฆ Louie!๐Ÿพ
Happy #TongueOutTuesday๐Ÿ‘… from beauty ๐Ÿ‘‘ Crystal.
Jillian and Bakari are ready to take Monday on, fur real!๐Ÿ˜ฝ
Punkin is one cool wild cat๐Ÿ˜Ž. Rescued by LTB from an Ohio tiger and exotic animal breeding mill, this boy and his partner Melanie are estimated to be about 12 to 15 years old. ๐ŸพHe and Melanie were reunited last year after being spayed and neutered.ย ย They currently share a habitat together in the center of the sanctuary, but are separated for mealtime because though they enjoy each other's company, they don't love sharing food! ๐Ÿ˜ฝ
This โ˜๏ธis what it's all about...no longer forced to perform for anyone, Louie, Arusha and Zulu are thriving in the Linking Love to Lives habitat. We are feeling so #thankful this #caturday to all our visitors, supporters & donors. You made this happen๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž ๐Ÿ“ท:Keeper Darby
What has caught Blossom's eye?๐Ÿง People sometimes assume that bears' amazing sense of smell must compensate for poor vision๐Ÿป. But bears' eyesight is at least as good as human sight. Bears also benefit from excellent night vision, thanks to a reflective membrane on the back of their eyes๐Ÿ‘€. Happy #FunFact Friday!๐Ÿพโค๏ธ
Get it girl!๐Ÿ˜ป Jillian is ready to #pounce!๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ“ท: @amywagnerphotography
Albert is ready to make anyone smile today.๐Ÿปโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ“ท: Volunteer Michele
Did you know that tigers have antiseptic saliva?๐Ÿ‘… They lick their wounds to disinfect them. ๐Ÿฏ#TigerFactTuesday
You got this Baloo!ย ย Nothing can stand between you and your favorite snackies!๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ ๐ŸŽฅ:Volunteer Julie #puzzlefeeder #enrichment #mondaymotivation
๐ŸˆConga has made her Super Bowl prediction....๐Ÿˆ๐ŸŽ‰ What do you think, did she make the right pick?!๐Ÿ˜ฝ
Paws for effect...๐Ÿพ Happy #Caturday from ๐Ÿ‘‘Bakari! ๐Ÿ“ท: @amywagnerphotography
Agile despite her age, Crystal is a #stalking queen๐Ÿ‘‘ She loves to track guests arriving for visits, and is quick to run over and greet keepers + visitors alike๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿพ
What does Zulu have her eye on today...?๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฆ
Here's Conrad! ๐Ÿพย To accommodate his quieter mountain lion personality, we recently moved this beautiful boy to a habitat away from foot traffic and activity. ๐ŸŒˆHe is loving the peace and quiet, while still receiving all the care, attention and enrichment from our "paw-some" keepers.ย ๐Ÿงก Happy #whiskerwednesday ๐Ÿ˜ป
This faceโ˜๏ธ!!! When cats discover an interesting scent, they often open their mouths to help identify the smell - sucking in air towards what known as the Jacobson's organ (aka the vomeronasal sac) which can be found in the roof of a cat's mouth, behind the teeth.ย ย So either Maverick is smelling something good๐ŸŒบ, or maybe he's just tasted something yucky!๐Ÿ˜
Doesn't Diego have the most amazing ears?!๐Ÿ˜ป Sharing a moment with our youngest #bobcat while he snacks during a visit.๐Ÿ’•
Will Albert come out of his bedroom for a visit?๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ "Na'maste right here," says this sleepy bear.๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿ’œ . Happy #SundayFunday! . . . . . #sleepy #bear #bearsofinstagram #Sunday #nature #instagood #wild #animals #notpets #rescue #educate #protect #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #exoticanimals #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD
Checking in with Shadow and Keeper Brian๐Ÿพ. What sound does a leopard make? Volume โฌ†๏ธ Happy #Caturday
Beautiful Arusha๐Ÿ’™
"Can I hold him?" "Can I pet him?" "Can I take a picture with him?" . . . We get it - animals like Albert are amazing, and opportunities to have hands-on encounters with animals are almost irresistible. This #ThoughtfulThursday we are sharing a reminder to please resist. . . Please ask your friends and family to never pay to hold, pet, pose with or swim with apex predators like lions, tigers and bears. It's cruel for the animals and leads to lifetimes of suffering. Albert here is just one example. . . . This gorgeous grizzly boy is a visitor favorite for good reason. Sure, he is a beautiful bear, but we think this boy touches hearts for a reason that goes beyond looks. It's what he has overcome. . . . Bred as a cub petting bear, Albert was taken from his mama and deprived of all the things young bear cubs need for proper development. He was intentionally malnourished to keep him as small as possible, so that he could be exploited for as long as possible with people paying to hold him, pet him and take pictures with him. After his first few months of life, he was sold to a traveling zoo, deprived of food, kept in extreme confinement and used for more photo ops. This led to long-lasting neurological issues which he still suffers from today. . . . It's been a tough road for Albert. With proper nutrition, space to roam and access to a natural pool he loves, Albert is living a better life now, but he still carries the physical scars of exploitation. And of course, Albert is one of the lucky ones, rescued by a legitimate sanctuary. . . . There are still many pseudo-sanctuaries and for-profit businesses offering hands-on experiences with captive wild animals across the US and internationally. These organizations often claim their efforts support education or conservation. The truth is these businesses create devastating animal suffering. . . Please don't support cub petting. A true sanctuary will never breed, buy or sell animals and will never allow hands-on experiences with captive wild animals. . . . #endcubpetting #unselfie #instagood #wild #animallovers #notpets #rescue #educate #protect #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #sandiego
Sometimes you have to just roll with it๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ€๐ŸŒป #Conga #WhiskerWednesday ๐Ÿ“ท:Keeper Brian
Moka is on board with #TongueOutTuesday ๐Ÿ˜›โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ป . . . . . #Tiger #tigersofinstagram #instagood #wild #animallovers #notpets #rescue #educate #protect #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #tigertuesday
๐Ÿงกโœจ#MLKDay #MondayMotivation #MLK #instagood #wild #animallovers #notpets #rescue #educate #protect #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets
Can you caption โ˜๏ธthis photo of brother bears Teddy & Baloo? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿป๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿป #SundayFunday . . . . . #captionthis #bears #instagood #wild #animallovers #notpets #rescue #educate #protect #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD
Now that's a yawn!๐Ÿ˜ป Happy #Caturday from Suri!๐Ÿพ . . . . . #lion #lionsofinstagram #instagood #wild #animallovers #notpets #rescue #educate #protect #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD
When the light hits your mane just right...๐ŸŒž๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ‘‘ Happy Friday from Louie! #lion #lionsofinstagram #instagood #wild #animallovers #notpets #rescue #educate #protect #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #travelwithpurpose #feedawildone
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
Storm clean up continues! Louie, Arusha and Zulu are trying to figure out why we replaced their beautiful pool with mud.๐Ÿ™€ Our staff has been busy draining all the pools, which were overflowing and filled with mud and debris during the recent storm. With more rain expected this week, we are doing our best to remove excess water wherever we can. We have a costly clean up effort before us which will include equipment rentals, trenching, underground piping and more. We are actively fund-raising to support these unforeseen expenses. Please donate what you can and share this message with friends, https://bit.ly/2DFUsEN. โค๏ธTHANK YOUโค๏ธ to everyone who has donated and to everyone who has volunteered to help with the clean-up.๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ“ท: Keeper Brian
Awww, Diego will steal your heart โค๏ธ๐Ÿพ
Did you know that lion cubs are born with light spots on their fur that helps camouflage them when they are young? These spots fade as they grow up, but are still visible on certain parts of their bodies in the right light. ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŒž #FunFactFriday
This powerful storm has taken a major toll on the sanctuary grounds. The animals are all safely sheltered in their dens, but we have a lot of work to do to regrade the property, remove excess mud and water and install underground piping to help recover from the impact of this storm. Can you please help us raise funds for this unforeseen expense? You can donate on our website, https://bit.ly/2DFUsEN. Every dollar counts - thank you!
Help needed! Please share! This powerful storm that has swept across our region has taken a major toll on the sanctuary grounds and made a HUGE mess. Fortunately, the animals are all safe and sheltered in their dens, but the pools are overflowing, muddy rivers have been carved throughout the property, our barn - which houses our surgery room and gift shop - has flooded and our downstairs office and volunteer area have taken on water as well. A major clean up effort is in store, as soon as this storm passes. Can you please help us raise funds for this unforeseen expense? We need to rent equipment to regrade the property, remove excess mud, and install underground piping and culverts to help clean up the damage. We also need to remove the mud from water sources and pools. Please donate on this post, or go on our website, https://bit.ly/2DFUsEN. Every dollar counts - thank you!
The keepers gave Mia a flower๐ŸŒธ Do you think she likes it? Happy Valentine's Day๐Ÿ’ž
Sharing some love โ€ฆ from our pride to yours.๐Ÿ’ž Head rubbing, nuzzling and licking are all natural lion behaviors believed to strengthen social bonds and relationships. ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿฆ Wishing you a very happy Valentine's Day!
Who's hungry? Louie!๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿพ
Happy Tongue Out Tuesday from beautiful ๐Ÿ‘‘Crystal.
Jillian and Bakari are ready to take on Monday, fur real๐Ÿ˜ธ
Punkin is one cool wild cat๐Ÿ˜Ž. Rescued by LTB from an Ohio tiger and exotic animal breeding mill, this boy and his partner Melanie are estimated to be about 12 to 15 years old. ๐ŸพHe and Melanie were reunited last year after being spayed and neutered. They currently share a habitat together in the center of the sanctuary, but are separated for mealtime because though they enjoy each other's company, they don't love sharing food! ๐Ÿ˜ฝ
๐Ÿ’žThis is what it's all about...no longer forced to perform for anyone, Louie, Arusha and Zulu are thriving in the Linking Love to Lives habitat. We are feeling so thankful this #caturday to all our visitors, supporters & donors. You made this possible๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž ๐Ÿ“ท: Keeper Darby
What has caught Blossom's eye?๐Ÿง It's a myth that bears have poor eyesight. Some people assume that bears' amazing sense of smell must compensate for poor vision. ๐ŸปBut, a bear's eyesight is at least as good as ours. They also have excellent night vision due to a reflective membrane on the back of their eye. Happy #FunFact Friday!๐Ÿพโค๏ธ
Get it girl! ๐Ÿ˜ป Jillian is ready to #pounce! ๐Ÿ“ท: Amy Youngberg Wagner
Albert is ready to make anyone smile today.๐Ÿปโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ“ท: Volunteer Michele
Did you know that tigers have antiseptic saliva?๐Ÿ‘… They lick their wounds to disinfect them. ๐Ÿฏ#TigerFactTuesday
You got this Baloo! Nothing can stand between you and your favorite snackies!๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ #puzzlefeeder #enrichment #mondaymotivation ๐ŸŽฅ: Volunteer Julie
๐ŸˆExciting news: two longtime LTB supporters are headed to the Super Bowl today thanks๐Ÿ™Œ to our dear friends, Kerry Cooper Bowlen and John Bowlen who generously donated Super Bowl tickets to LTB's Wild in the Country live auction last May.โค๏ธ Lori Solis and Stan Solis had the winning bid - and we hope they have a great time today!!! You can cross this off your bucket list now Stan!๐Ÿˆ We also send sincere congratulations to the Bowlen family - as Pat Bowlen has been chosen to be inducted into the NFL Hall of fame this year!๐ŸŽ‰ Want a shot at tickets to the Big Game next year? Kerry and John have kindly offered to donate 2020 Super Bowl tickets for this year's Wild in the Country auction, which is coming up soon on Saturday, May 18!!! Save the date!!! We are so thankful to the Bowlens, the Solises, and to all the wonderful animal angels who support the rescued animals of LTB in so many ways!๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป Jeri Hickman #SuperBowl
๐ŸˆConga has made her #SuperBowl prediction....๐Ÿˆ๐ŸŽ‰ What do you think, did she make the right pick?!๐Ÿ˜ผ
Conga always has her eye on the ball ๐Ÿˆ. She is getting ready to predict the outcome of the big game. Which team do you think she'll choose?๐Ÿค” Big thanks to awesome LTB volunteer, Connor for making the boxes!๐Ÿ˜ป
Please SHARE! ๐Ÿ’“Sweet Deal!!! Behind the Scenes Visits are NOW 30% off! ๐Ÿ’“ Purchase by 2/15 with code: BEMINE, https://bit.ly/2UvimJQ. *Not valid on Behind the Scenes with Bobbi.๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ
Paws for effect...๏ฟฝ Happy #Caturday from ๏ฟฝBakari! ๏ฟฝ: AW Photography
Check out the awesome LTB merchandise on our NEW website, https://bit.ly/2BdpGTq. Every purchase supports the animals!!!๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป
Agile despite her age, Crystal is a stalking queen๐Ÿ‘‘ She loves to track guests arriving for visits, and is quick to run over and greet keepers + visitors alike๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿพ
We are so thankful to the AT&T Pioneers, San Diego Life Member Club for continuing to support Lions Tigers & Bears!๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป Club President, Shirley Thomas recently presented LTB's Senior Development Officer, Deb Hansen with a generous donation during a recent luncheon. ๐Ÿ’•Two of the club members also serve as dedicated LTB volunteers, Suzanne Abercrombie (left) and Karen Schon (right). Thank you for all you do to support rescued exotic animals AT&T Pioneers!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ #ThankfulThursday
What does Zulu have her eye on this morning....๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฆ
This #WishlistWednesday, we are asking for donations of bleach. Purchasing any item from our Amazon Wish List, https://amzn.to/2TlGrTb is a great way to help the animals. And if you designate Lions Tigers & Bears as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile, the animals will benefit from all of your purchases. Thank you!!!๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•
Here's Conrad! ๐Ÿพ To accommodate his quieter mountain lion personality, we recently moved this beautiful boy to a habitat away from foot traffic and activity. ๐ŸŒˆHe is loving the peace and quiet, while still receiving all the care, attention and enrichment from our "paw-some" keepers. ๐Ÿงก
This face๐Ÿ‘‡!!! When cats discover an interesting scent, they often open their mouths to help identify the smell. ... sucking in air towards what known as the Jacobson's organ (aka the vomeronasal sac, which can be found in the roof of a cat's mouth, behind the teeth. So either Maverick is smelling something goodโ€ฆ. Or maybe he's just tasted something yucky!๐Ÿ˜ #TigerTuesday
Doesn't Diego have the most amazing ears?!๐Ÿ˜ป Sharing a moment with our youngest bobcat while he snacks during a visit.๐Ÿ’•
Will Albert come out of his bedroom for a visit?๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ "Na'maste right here," says this sleepy bear.๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿ’œ Happy #SundayFunday!
Checking in with Shadow and Keeper Brian๐Ÿพ. What sound does a leopard make? Volume โฌ†๏ธ Happy #Caturday
Beautiful Arusha๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿพ
Can you identify this black bear? ๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ๐ŸŠ #FridayFun ๐Ÿ“ท: Keeper Brian
"Can I hold him?" "Can I pet him?" "Can I take a picture with him?" We get it - animals like Albert are amazing, and opportunities to have hands-on encounters with animals are almost irresistible. This #ThoughtfulThursday, we are sharing a reminder to please resist. Please ask your friends and family to never pay to hold, pet, pose with or swim with apex predators like lions, tigers and bears. It's cruel for the animals and leads to lifetimes of suffering. Albert here is just one example. This gorgeous grizzly boy is a visitor favorite for good reason. Sure, he is a beautiful bear, but we think this boy touches hearts for a reason that goes beyond looks. It's what he has overcome. Bred as a cub petting bear, Albert was taken from his mama and deprived of all the things young bear cubs need for proper development. He was intentionally malnourished to keep him as small as possible, so that he could be exploited for as long as possible with people paying to hold him, pet him and take pictures with him. After his first few months of life, he was sold to a traveling zoo, deprived of food, kept in extreme confinement and used for more photo ops. This led to long-lasting neurological issues which he still suffers from today. It's been a tough road for Albert. With proper nutrition, space to roam and access to a natural pool he loves, Albert is living a better life now, but he still carries the physical scars of exploitation. And of course, Albert is one of the lucky ones, rescued by a legitimate sanctuary. There are still many pseudo-sanctuaries and for-profit businesses offering hands-on experiences with captive wild animals across the US and internationally. These organizations often claim their efforts support education or conservation. The truth is these businesses create devastating animal suffering. Please don't support cub petting. A true sanctuary will never breed, buy or sell animals and will never allow hands-on experiences with captive wild animals. Please share!
Update: Thank you!!! We are half-way to our goal!!! Last week we asked for donations to help purchase a backpack leaf blower to keep the property safe, secure and clean. You helped us raise $315 of our $600 goal! This #WishlistWednesday, will you help us reach our goal? Donations accepted on our website, https://bit.ly/2HgkmUG. Or you can donate directly on this post. Thank you!!!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป Please share!
Sometimes you have to just roll in the grass๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ€๐ŸŒป #Conga #WhiskerWednesday ๐Ÿ“ท:Keeper Brian
Moka is on board with #TongueOutTuesday ๐Ÿ˜›โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ป
Can you caption this photo of Teddy and Baloo? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿป๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿป #SundayFunday
Now that's a yawn!๐Ÿ˜ป Happy #Caturday from Suri!๐Ÿพ
Just in time for Valentine's Day ๐Ÿ’— we are offering 30% off our exclusive Behind the Scenes visits. Now is the perfect time to cozy up with your animal loving sweetie for a special private visit featuring multiple opportunities to feed and learn about rescued big cats and/or bears. Purchase now through 2/15/19 with code:BEMINE. https://bit.ly/2FKVsde โค๏ธ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒˆ (Not valid on Behind the Scenes with Bobbi.)
When the light hits your mane just right...๐ŸŒž๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ‘‘ Happy Friday from Louie!
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
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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
Help needed! This powerful storm took a major toll on sanctuary grounds. The animals are all safe & sheltered, but we have a costly clean up ahead. We need to rent equipment to regrade and remove excess mud & water. Please donate what you can, bit.ly/2DFUsEN
Sharing some #love โ€ฆ from our pride to yours.๐Ÿ’žHead rubbing, nuzzling and licking are all natural #lion behaviors believed to strengthen social bonds and relationships. ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸฆWishing you a very happy #Va
This is what it's all about...no longer forced to perform for anyone, #lions, Louie, Arusha and Zulu are thriving in the Linking Love to Lives habitat. We are feeling so thankful this #caturday to all our visitors, supporters & donors. You made this happen๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž ๐Ÿ“ท:
Grizzly #bear, Albert is ready to make anyone #smile today.๐Ÿปโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ“ท: Volu
๐Ÿˆ#Leopard Conga has made her #SuperBowl prediction....๐Ÿˆ๐ŸŽ‰ What do you think, did she make the righ
Paws for effect...๐Ÿพย ย Happy #Caturday from ๐Ÿ‘‘Bakari! ๐Ÿ“ท:Amy Wagner
Agile despite her age, Crystal is a stalking queen๐Ÿ‘‘ She loves to track guests arriving for visits, and is quick to run over and greet keepers + visitors alike๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿพ #w
To accommodate his quieter #mountainlion personality, we recently moved Conrad ๐Ÿพto a habitat away from foot traffic and activity. ย He is loving the peace and quiet, while still receiving all the care, attention and enrichment from our "paw-some" ke
This face๐Ÿ‘‡! When #cats discover scents, they often open their mouths to help identify the smell, sucking in air towards what's known as the Jacobson's organ in the roof of the mouth. So either Maverick is smelling something good, or he's just tasted something
Will Albert come out of his bedroom for a visit?๐Ÿป๐Ÿพย ย "Na'maste right here," says this sleepy #bear.๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿ’œ Hap
Beautiful Arusha
Bred for cub petting, Albert was taken from his mom, deprived of everything cubs need, malnourished and kept in extreme confinement, leading to long-lasting neurological issues. Never pay to hold, pet, pose or swim w/predators like ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป. It's cruel and devastating
Conga is rolling with it this #WhiskerWednesday๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜ป ๐Ÿ“ท:Kee
Moka is on board with #TongueOutTuesday ๐Ÿ˜›
Can you caption this photo of brother #bears Teddy & Baloo? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿป๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿป #
Now that's a yawn!๐Ÿ˜ป Happy #Caturday from S
When the light hits your mane just right...๐ŸŒž๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ‘‘ Happy #Friday from Louie t
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