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An exotic animal sanctuary and educational facility in Alpine, CA

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

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Gather with family, friends and colleagues at Lions Tigers & Bears. Our animal sanctuary and ranch offer beautiful outdoor spaces, grassy lawns and meadows, and a covered pavilion surrounded by the animals who call Lions Tigers & Bears home.
 
The pristine landscape offers a natural canvas for designing the perfect wedding ceremony, reception, birthday party, corporate event, or team-building retreat. Celebrate and come together in a serene country setting with picturesque views that inspire romance, adventure and the spirit of awareness.
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Lions Tigers & Bears is dedicated to providing a safe haven to abused and abandoned exotic animals and to inspiring an educational forum to end the exotic animal trade. As a state and federally licensed 501(c)(3) non-profit, we are a NO KILL, NO BREED sanctuary that allows the animals in our care to live out their lives with dignity in a caring and safe environment.
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Stop Bear Exhibition at New York State Fair

Bears are being exhibited and used for entertainment at the New York State Fair now through Monday, September 2nd.  Will you join us in contacting the organizer of this event to raise your voice for these animals? Reaching out to organizers, can help prevent animal exhibitions at future fairs. Please contact Troy Waffner, Director of the New York State Fair and Governor Andrew Cuomo to let them know that allowing wild and exotic animal exhibitors is NOT OK. Contact info is in the link below.

CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLE PETITION LETTER

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Spooky Campover

A family-friendly camping experience!

Join us at the sanctuary for a wild and ghoulish night under the stars with the rescued animals of Lions Tigers & Bears. Our annual Spooky Campover is a family favorite and your opportunity to campout on the grass next to your favorite animal's habitat. RSVP Today!
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Visit our rescued animals at Lions Tigers & Bears

Answer the call of the wild. Come meet our rescued exotic animals and big cats at our sanctuary in Alpine, CA. See the majestic lions, tigers, black bears, mountain lions, and more in their species-specific habitats, surrounded by oak trees, rolling hills and scenic landscapes on the edge of the Cleveland National Forest. 
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Lyka Needs YOUR Help

Our Rescue Team is preparing to depart...

Our Rescue Team is preparing to depart on a mission to the Philippines, to establish a firsthand account on Lyka's condition and how we may best help her - but first WE NEED YOUR HELP! The team will provide Lyka with a medical assessment, work on building strong relations with Zoo management, and visit several facilities that could provide the lioness with more suitable care. You can make this mission possible by donating today!
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Dear Monday, This is your first warning⚠️ Sincerely, 🐾 Bakari🦁
Dear Monday, This is your first warning⚠️ Sincerely, 🐾 Bakari🦁 #MondayMorning #MondayFace #
Rescued black #bear 🐻 Meatball has a few tips this #SundayFunday: 👉 Look up 👀 there's beauty 🦋 all around you☀️ 👉 Smiles are always in style😃 👉 Stay cool 😎
Rescued black bear 🐻 Meatball has a few tips this #SundayFunday: ⠀ 👉 Look up 👀 there's beauty 🦋 all around you☀️ 👉 Smiles are always in style😃 👉 Stay cool 😎 💦 ⠀ Do you have any to add? 📝🐾
How much love 💕 do you have for rescued #white tiger Hank this #Caturday?
Rescued white tiger Hank says #Caturdays are for chillaxing😻 Do you agree?💙 ⠀ Furriendly reminder: when you join LTB as a member🐯- you support rescues and lifelong care for animals AND members enjoy unlimited visits and special discounts💚 Tag a friend who should join the LTB pride🐾
LTB's youngest bobcat 😻 sure has come a long way since he was first rescued after being dropped off at a local pet hospital as an emaciated and dehydrated baby🐱 ⠀ What word would you use to describe Diego?
Don't you just love Maddie's happy face?😊 ⠀ Purchased as a pet and nearly sold to a canned hunt, this 18 year old black bear was rescued six years ago. ⠀ Thank you for supporting lifetime care for rescued animals like Maddie💜 Knowing she is safe and cared for gives us all a great reason to smile 😊
Feisty + fearless, Nola 🐯 Moka, the happy youngster🐯 stalking queen, Crystal 🐯 Maverick, the charmer 🐯 beloved old man, Hank 🐯 and Tabu the "OG" beauty of LTB. ⠀ Each of these tigers has their own rescue story - but they all share a common background as victims of the exotic animal trade. ⠀ Today is International Tiger Day, a day devoted to raising awareness for tiger conservation. And while a mere 3,900 tigers are left in the wild - where tigers belong❣️ - an estimated 5,000 to 7,000 tigers are kept captive in backyards and roadside zoos in the U.S. alone. ⚠️Actual numbers may be higher, since there is no federal tracking program for privately owned big cats. ⠀ One of the greatest misconceptions about these tigers is that breeding them helps conserve tigers in the wild🐅 This couldn't be further from the truth. ⠀ The majority of tigers in the U.S. are kept by private owners and roadside zoos - many participate in rampant breeding, further exploiting the big cats through cub petting encounters. ⠀ These tigers are "generic" tigers (bred across 2 or more subspecies) and have NO conservation value because they're not bred according to the Species Survival Plan. ⠀ In fact, only 250 of the 5,000 to 7,000 captive U.S. tigers are pure-bred subspecies (kept in AZA accredited zoos). ⠀ Fortunately, there are real sanctuaries like LTB to provide a glimmer of hope. Currently providing lifelong refuge to six rescued tigers, LTB has rescued hundreds of tigers across the U.S. ⠀ With your help - together we can do even more to protect tigers. ⠀ ❌Please don't pay to hold or play with tigers. It's always cruel for the animals and doesn't support real conservation efforts. ⠀ ❌Please don't pay to watch tigers in circuses or performances. Tigers are wild animals not entertainers. ⠀ ✅Call your representatives and urge them to support the Big Cat Public Safety Act - which will limit private ownership of big cats and end cub petting (link in profile). ⠀ ✅Sign up for LTB's newsletter and visit our website to stay informed. ⠀ ✅Donate, visit, volunteer + share information to raise awareness. ⠀ ❤️Thank you for taking a stand to support tigers this International Tiger Day.
Are you hanging with your pride🦁this Sunday Funday? ⠀ Rescued lions Louie👑,Arusha & Zulu 📷 Keeper Brian
Happy birthday beautiful boy!💙 ⠀ We're celebrating not just a birthday today - but Moka's rescue - and a life free from abusive exploitation. ⠀ Moka was lucky - finding lifetime refuge at an accredited sanctuary - but many more tigers bred for the exotic animal trade are not. Thank you for following Moka's journey + for continuing to support LTB's critical rescue and education work. ⠀ Your donations, membership, visits, volunteer efforts and support truly make a difference and ensure that animals like Moka live with dignity and respect. ⠀ Will you consider a donation of $27 today to support Moka's lifetime care at LTB?❤️ it costs over $10K/year - or $27/day - for basic food and care for a tiger like Moka. Your donation at any level keeps Moka and tigers like him safe. Swipe 👆 for adorable baby Moka video taken by @sdzsafaripark. Do you want to send Moka a birthday message?
Happy Funday Fur-iday 🐻💦 from rescued grizzly Albert. Are you staying cool like this big guy?🐾
How bear-y🐻 cute is this video of rescued Himalayan bear Teddy eating his apple🍎? 🌜🐻 ⠀ 📹Volunteer Alyssa ⠀
When it's Tuesday but feels like it should be Friday...🐯😴
Fun fact: Meatball starts every day with a great big grin😃 Can this rescued bear motivate you to smile this Monday?🐻🌻 ⠀
Moka+ Nola= #SundayFunday Couldn't you watch these two 🐯💜🐯all day? ⠀ 🎥Volunteer Alyssa
Happy Caturday😻from rescued tiger Moka! Moka's 1st birthday at LTB is just one week away - 7/27 during the 10 am visit. Are you coming to watch him open his presents?🥳 ⠀ Slide👆to see a baby pic of Moka after he was first rescued from animal traffickers - 📷@drmonicaharms. Do you remember when Moka was that small?!
Who's the real Lion King of LTB?🦁👑 Bakari, Louie or too close to call?
👆Your donations in action!✨ Thank you bear-y much for donating to Liberty's birthday fundraiser and making her bday wish come true🙏 The new bear 🐻 culvert has been installed and the bears are loving it!!! ❤️ LTB is also working on adding a new den in Liberty's safety bedroom. Your donation at any level will help us finish this much needed work for the black bears🐻🐾 Thank you!
Can you feel the love🎶 for rescued animals like Louie? ⠀ The new Lion King movie🎬 launches this week and LTB - home to real life Lion King and retired performance lion, Louie🦁 - is thrilled to see the film industry move away from using live animals in movies. ⠀ Performance animals lead difficult, unnatural lives. Used for as long as they're profitable, many of these animals disappear once they're no longer useful because there is no federal tracking program for privately-owned big cats like lions. ⠀ Only the lucky ones - like Louie👑 - find placement at an accredited sanctuary like Lions Tigers & Bears. ⠀ @peta announced today that they are sponsoring Louie in honor of Lion King director @jonfavreau who made this film without using a single real animal👏 and we hope this will inspire others to donate to support lifesaving care for animals like Louie. ⠀ Lions, tigers, bears and other wild exotic animals don't belong on stage and now thanks to CGI technology there is no reason at all to use live animals for performances ever again. ⠀ Thank you to everyone involved in producing this film for embracing technology and preserving animal welfare. And thank you for donating to provide life-saving care for Louie and other rescued animals in need! ⠀ If you're interested in sponsoring a specific rescued animal at LTB please see the link in profile. Your donation at any level makes a lifesaving difference for animals like Louie💜🦁👑 ⠀ 📷 @drmonicaharms
It's hard to look beautiful with your tongue out👅 but rescued lioness Arusha pulls it off - don't you think? 🦁 📷 @kathleenreeder
Are you excited for the new Lion King movie? 🎥 🍿 If there was a CGI version of rescued lion Bakari, who would you cast to play him?🦁👑
Rescued bobcat RJ says a nap and a hammock are the purr-fect Sunday combination😻 Do you agree?
On a scale from 1 to 10 how awesome is this throwback video of rescued white tiger Nola playing in the water💦? This girl always has SO much fun with H2O😻 ⠀ Just a reminder: Please don't pay to see white tigers in performances or pay to hold or play with tiger cubs. There are no legitimate accredited breeding programs for white tigers. White tigers have no conservation value - they are bred solely in captivity for exploitation. ⠀ White tigers are not a separate species - they're Bengal tigers and mixed-breed tigers that have been inbred to carry a very rare recessive gene for white fur. This inbreeding causes white tigers to suffer from extremely high rates of many congenital health problems including facial deformities and vision problems. ⠀ If you want to see a white tiger and learn more about them, visit a true sanctuary like LTB where proceeds from your visit support lifelong care for rescued animals like Nola💜 ⠀ 🎥Volunteer Alyssa
How would you describe Albert's Friday vibe? 🎉 🐻💕
Can you imagine living each day in fear, kept captive in a tiny cage, while people yell at you and shake you? ⠀ That was Clarence's reality for over a decade at an Ohio fur farm, where this bobcat was used for his urine which was then sold to hunters. ⠀ To harvest his urine, the fur farm owners would scare it out of him each day - shaking Clarence's cage, shouting at him and intimidating him until he would urinate. These daily sessions traumatized Clarence, exposing him to ongoing stress. ⠀ When he was rescued by LTB in 2015, Clarence was understandably cautious. It took him a while to adjust to his new surroundings and trust that no-one was going to hurt him anymore. ⠀ Over the past four year, Clarence has transformed😻 Now he spends his days watching the birds and napping. He enjoys catnip as well as a good treat. He's also forged a strong bond with fellow rescued bobcat Mia. The two can often be found hanging out together. ⠀ Clarence no longer lives a life dominated by fear. He is safe thanks to you❤️ ⠀ LTB couldn't save animals like Clarence without your help. Your donation at any level truly makes a difference for Clarence and all the rescued animals.
Happy whisker Wednesday from a very focused Conga 🐆 What do you think she is stalking?... ⠀ 📷 @kathleenreeder
Can you touch your tongue to your nose?!😜 Happy #TOT from rescued white lion Louie👑👅 ⠀ 📷Volunteer Alyssa
Can Tabu🐯 scare Monday away?🐾 ✅ yes ✅ no ✅ or hope so!
Surprise - Moka's taking a turn in the big pool! He + Nola🐯 were just rotated into a different habitat as part of their ongoing enrichment. ⠀ Exploring new spaces like this provides a physical and mental challenge 🧩 for captive animals. ⠀ Moka is a more cautious tiger🐅 He needed a day to adjust, but now he's jumping and swimming like a champ🏆 ⠀ Confiscated at the US/MX border from animal traffickers when he was just weeks old, LTB's youngest rescue "cub" is growing fast!💨 ⠀ Moka will be celebrating his FIRST full year at LTB on Saturday, July 27- will you come join the fun?🐾 ⠀
Happy Caturday!🦁 Are you ready to paw-ty?🐾
Paws up🐾 if you want to spend the holiday #weekend poolside 🏊‍♀️ like rescued grizzlies Albert🐻+ Cherry 🐻🍒
Happy 4th of July🇺🇸 + HBD Liberty! ⠀ Can you believe it's been 10 years today since this wild-born 🐻 cub was saved + became the very first rescued bear at LTB? ⠀ Come celebrate Liberty during the 10 a.m. visit tomorrow → Friday, July 5. Book online and watch Liberty enjoy some special birthday enrichment🎂 ⠀ There's still time to make a donation in honor of Liberty's birthday to fund the new culvert in the black bear habitat. Your donation at any level - $5, $10, $20 or more - will help make Liberty's bday✨ wish✨ come true!❤️♡💙 ⠀ What goodies do you think we should we put in Liberty's cake this year?🤔
Are you looking for a way to put your time + talent to good use?!🦁🐯🐻 Join our amazing team of volunteers. Volunteers are the heart and soul of our work here at the sanctuary, providing essential help in so many areas - from checking-in visitors, to food prep, and even leading visits. ⠀ Do you know someone who might be interested in volunteering?😻Please tag them in the comments. (Volunteer link in profile for more info) ⠀ And please help us thank🙌 all of the incredible volunteers - like Michele here - for everything they do to support the rescued animals❤️ ⠀ If you'd like to watch this entire video - it's on the Volunteer page of the LTB website at lionstigersandbears.org
What do you think Maddie is smiling about today?🐻💕 ⠀ Bears smile much like humans do, for their own bear reasons based on what makes them feel happy. ⠀ Originally purchased as a pet for a child, Maddie was nearly sold to a canned hunt and spent years confined to a small cage with no space to play or roam and never setting foot on green grass🌱or dirt. ⠀ Now she spends her days exploring the multi-acre black bear habitat, playing with her bestie Liberty 💞rolling in the grass, munching her favorite snack - romaine lettuce🥬 - and cooling off in the pool. ⠀ Maddie has many reasons to smile now thanks to you. Thank you for continuing to support LTB and putting this big bear grin on Maddie's sweet face.❤️🦁🐯🐻 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Does Bakari look ready to take on Monday?🦁 #thatface 😂
Just add water 💦 and rescued white tiger Nola is a happy girl💕 what's the #1 ingredient in your purr-fect #Caturday?
Will you help make Liberty's birthday🥳 wish come true? ⠀ She might be full-grown, but she'll always be our baby🐻 This wild-born bear nearly lost her life as a young cub. Now she's celebrating a milestone birthday and she needs your help. ⠀ Like many yearlings who leave their mothers in search of food + territory, Liberty learned to find food entering campgrounds as a young cub🐻 When wild animals are no longer afraid to enter populated areas, they're considered habituated. Sadly this conflict often costs wild animals their lives. ⠀ Fortunately, officials reached out to LTB for lifetime placement and with your support, this wild-born baby became the very first rescued bear at the sanctuary on July 4, 2009🇺🇸 Liberty literally put the "bear" in Lions Tigers and Bears❤️ ⠀ Thanks to you, Liberty has grown these past 10 years into the happy, healthy bear she is today. The black bear habitat is now home to five other rescued black bears. As the baby of the group, Liberty stirs up some trouble - sneaking into all the other bears bedrooms to snoop for goodies or look for a better napping spot😴 It's not uncommon to find her sleeping in Delilah's bedroom. Liberty has also forged a strong friendship with Maddie and the two can often be found playing and rolling in the grass together, sitting at the picnic table👭 or taking an afternoon dip in the pool. ⠀ Liberty and all the black bears desperately need an additional culvert in their habitat. These giant cement culverts provide essential shade during the summer, cozy dens 🛌 during the winter and an overall fun spot to nap, lounge and play. Your donation at any level will make Liberty's birthday wish come true!❤️ ⠀ Every day is a gift for Liberty. She's able to roam the green grass under blue skies in open space thanks to you🌞 Please come celebrate her double-digit birthday at LTB on Friday, July 5 during the morning visit and please consider a donation at any level to support her lifetime care and new culvert!
Landmark moments take on even greater meaning when they support the lifelong care of majestic rescued sanctuary animals✨ ⠀ Thank you 🙌 Cy and Kim for celebrating your wedding with the animals. We wish you a lifetime of happiness.👰🤵 and thanks to @equinoxphoto for sharing these beautiful images💜 ⠀ Do you know someone searching for a very special venue? Tag them in the comments. We can't wait to get started planning for your special day🦁🐯🐻 ⠀
Wild-born mountain lion Conrad prefers to keep a low profile🤫 Mountain lions generally avoid humans, but Conrad was found roaming near an elementary school and picked up by officials as a public safety threat. LTB rescued him to save him from euthanasia. ⠀ #DYK that mountain lions have excellent vision?👀 They can't see in complete darkness, but these cats see detail in much lower light than humans. Their vision combined with razor sharp reflexes makes mountain lions skilled hunters. ⠀ Can you name any other animals with great night vision?🌘 ⠀
Isn't this behind-the-scenes peek at a very content Tabu 🐅 purr-fection? ⠀ Tabu is our most sensitive rescued tigress. She doesn't love a lot of new people or noise. We respect her needs and keep her in quieter habitats where she can enjoy her personal space - which makes moments like these even more special to share. ⠀ She's fierce, beautiful and loves her privacy - is Tabu your spirit animal?🐅 ⠀ 🎥Volunteer Alyssa ⠀
Louie is practicing his inner ☮️ - - - As a former circus 🎪 lion, Louie's no stranger to stress, but since his rescue he spends his days like this - soaking up the SoCal ☀️ and enjoying life w/out being forced to perform. Thank you for supporting Louie and all the rescued animals and making moments like this possible🙌💜 ⠀ 📷@kathleenreeder
Happy Sunday Funday🌞from rescued grizzly Albert🐻 he's ready for your favorite bear pun now... ⠀ 📷Keeper Brian
Shadow says everyday is #Caturday 😻 Agree or disagree? ⠀ 📷 @kathleenreeder
It's National Selfie Day → the purr-fect time to remember that wild animals like 🦁🐯 and 🐻s suffer for our #selfies. Legitimate sanctuaries and zoos never allow the public hands-on 🖐contact with 🦁🐯🐻 ⠀ Please don't pay💰 to hold, play or pose w/lions, tigers, bears, leopards or other big cats - it's always cruel for the animals. Swipe 👆 for a message from Bobbi. ⠀ When we know better, we do better. Help raise awareness for the animals and show us your ❤️ #HumaneSelfie ❤️
Um... who is this new bear and what is she doing in my pool? ⠀ 🐻:Delilah 📷 @KathleenReeder
Can you imagine waking up in your own luxurious retreat, to the roars of rescued lions and tigers?✨ ⠀ White Oak Retreat is the beautiful overnight escape at the sanctuary, overlooking the gorgeous Linking Love habitat. All proceeds benefit the rescued animals.🦁🐯🐻 ⠀ Book your next getaway today (link in profile) and feel good knowing that your incredible adventure will not only feed your soul and spirit, but will provide lifesaving care to the rescued animals.🧡 ⠀ Do you know someone who loves animals? Please tag them in the comments to help share this info!🤗
Any caption ideas? 💡🦁 - - - - - #DYK lions' tongues are as rough as sandpaper? 👅 They're covered in tiny spines - called papillae - which are tough enough to scrape meat off bones. ⠀ 📷@kathleenreeder
Maverick's trying to turn Monday into Funday💦🐯 Is it working? ⠀ 🎥Keeper Rebekah
Who is the King👑 of your pride?🐾Wishing all dads around the world 🌎 a very happy Father's Day from Bakari and all of us at LTB❤️ ⠀ 📷 @kathleenreeder
When you wake up early then realize, it's #Caturday😴 🐆 Rescued leopard Conga
Hank needs your help. Of all the white tigers at LTB, Hank is the one with the most issues. You can see some just by looking at him. ⠀ Tigers are supposed to be long and lean🐅 - but his blocky head and big shoulders don't match his short legs and stout body. He's clearly cross-eyed - as are all white tigers. These vision and body shape issues cause white tigers to suffer from poor mobility along with many other serious health conditions. ⠀ When the keepers set out enrichment for Hank - it takes him much longer to find the goodies. He startles easily, often scared of his own tail. Due to the extensive inbreeding used to create white tigers - many suffer from severe and even fatal health impairments. ⠀ There are no legitimate accredited breeding programs for white tigers. White tigers are not a separate subspecies - they are inbred Bengal tigers and cross-bred tigers who've been bred to carry a rare recessive gene for white fur. White tigers have no conservation value - they're bred solely in captivity for exploitation. ⠀ You can help protect tigers by never paying💰 to see white tigers at a facility that breeds, buys or exploits them. ⠀ After a lifetime trapped in the prison-like conditions of a tiger breeding mill, Hank shows us he is enjoying life at LTB, happily chuffing to his keepers each day and always ready to chow down on some yummy treats - even if it takes him a while to find them❤️ ⠀ When you donate to LTB - you support life-saving care for formerly exploited animals like Hank. ⠀ It costs $10,000/year for basic food and care for one of our big cats, and $15/day for Hank's daily arthritis medication. Your donation today at any level provides critical care for Hank and all the rescued animals at LTB.
How happy does rescued Moon Bear 🌙🐻 Teddy look today - 1 to 10?💚
Do you own any LTB gear? We have some exclusive items in our online shop - link in profile. Tanks, tees 👚, hats 🧢, sweatshirts, magnets and more. All proceeds support lifesaving care for the animals❤️🦁🐯🐻 thanks to Keeper Rebekah for modeling the merch🐾
Lean in - Tabu has something to share...💥 ⠀ Did you know Tabu is the only animal living at LTB who was born🐯 here? ⠀ We're often asked: How can I tell if a sanctuary is legit? ⠀ If you want to ensure you are supporting an organization that prioritizes animal welfare and meets or exceeds standards of care, we always recommend you do your own research and ask questions → here are some things to look👀 for: ⠀ True sanctuaries: ✅Do not breed animals. A consistent and regular presence of cubs is a red flag🛑👎 ✅Do not buy, sell or trade animals. ✅Do not allow hands-on✋ encounters with lions, tigers, leopards, bears or other apex predators. No organization committed to animal welfare and/or conservation would ever allow this. ✅Provide a lifetime home for animals + meets each animal's physical and mental needs. ⠀ Do you have any other tips to share?
LTB's smallest rescue cat is living in a big cat world😻 Do you have a Monday caption for Sadie?
Cougars, pumas, mountain lions - whatever name you use for these powerful cats - they sure are gorgeous😻 Agree or disagree? ✨✨✨
With legs🦵+ ears👂 for days + gorgeous markings, it's easy to see why people fall in ❤️ w/servals. They're also believed to be the most successful hunters in the cat world💪 ⠀ Sadly, these wild cats have gained popularity as "pets" - but servals are wild animals with wild 🔥instincts and behaviors to match their exotic looks. ⠀ Purchased as a pet, Denali was placed at a sanctuary when his family realized he was not the cat they had imagined. LTB rescued him, his bestie Sadie + many other animals when his previous sanctuary closed. ⠀ Super active, fast and ready for fun, Denali is wishing you a happy Caturday!😻 Are servals your favorite wild cat?
Is it too early for catnip?😻Keeper Rebekah set up some Friday fun for the rescued bobcats...
Show of hands🙋‍♀️who remembers when Moka was this tiny? ⠀ Confiscated at the US/MX border from animal traffickers who tried to pass him off as a domestic kitten🐱 Moka was initially cared for by the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. ⠀ He was genetically tested and determined to be a hybrid/generic tiger, who does not meet conservation guidelines, so officials at CA Fish and Wildlife reached out to LTB for a lifetime home and Moka moved to his permanent home here last year. ⠀ Moka's had quite a journey in such a short time, and his story is important to protecting tigers everywhere. Bred for the exotic animal trade, these animals are often exploited, abused and even killed for parts. The lucky ones☘️ find placement at a qualified sanctuary like LTB. ⠀ Your visit, donations and support of LTB directly impact Moka and all the rescued animals who have nowhere else to turn. With your support, Moka will live out his life with dignity, respect and lifesaving care. ⠀ We're looking forward to celebrating Moka's one year anniversary this summer. Let us know in the comments if you have any ideas of how to celebrate Moka's first year at LTB.❤️🦁🐯🐻 ⠀ 📷US Fish & Wildlife, US Customs & Border Protection, LTB ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Who needs a nuzzle and a nap?
Maverick would like to remind everyone → he's a tiger🐅
Sugar Bear is greeting Monday with a smile😍 are you? ⠀ Bred specifically for a canned hunt, Sugar was saved by an employee who fell in love❤️ with his sweet personality + placed him at an unaccredited sanctuary. He spent years confined in small corn crib w/only access to concrete floors until the sanctuary lost funding and he was rescued by LTB in 2012. ⠀ When he first arrived, Sugar had to be coaxed out of his bedroom because he wasn't used to grass, dirt or open space☀️ - but it didn't take long and now you can see him out and about exploring the expansive black bear habitat each day. ⠀ What's putting a smile on your face this magnificent Monday?🌈🐻 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
The Tetens Family surprised dad, Steve with an early Father's Day present 👔 - a visit to LTB and an opportunity to feed one of the animals yesterday. Swipe 👆to see which animal he chose 🦁🐯🐻 ⠀ LTB's Feed a Wild One and Behind the Scenes encounters are a gift🎁 for everyone involved. Strict safety measures keep everyone protected - while providing an opportunity to encounter amazing rescued animals in a way that genuinely supports critical lifesaving care❤️ ⠀ Participation is always optional for the animals who are fed a portion of their carefully measured daily diet. ⠀ Big tiger chuffs of thanks🙌 to the Tetens for celebrating their dad while supporting all the rescued animals. And Happy early Father's Day to Steve + dads everywhere! ⠀ Do you know a father who would enjoy a visit to LTB?🦁🐯🐻 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
This is pretty much Louie's whole day🦁💤 Do you know anyone who sleeps as much as a lion?
Have you fallen in 💜 with Nola yet?
On a scale from 1👎 to→ 10🌈 how awesome are happy munching bear noises? ⠀ Awesome Blossom is one of the oldest bears at LTB. She and Delilah were the last remaining residents of a failed roadside zoo in Oklahoma. ⠀ The owner could no longer afford to feed them and had resorted to feeding the bears candy from a nearby factory while making arrangements to sell them to a big game hunt ranch. ⠀ Fortunately with your support LTB was able to rescue both black bears in 2011 and it's been all blue skies for them ever since.❤️ ⠀
Rescued lioness Zulu🦁 had a small oral mass removed yesterday and received some additional dental work from Dr. Allison Woody, DVM, DAVDC and Dr. Ryan Sadler DVM, Diplomate ACZM. ⠀ A former circus lion, Zulu has been plagued with dental and health issues since her rescue in 2017. Like many performance animals, Zulu's canine teeth were previously filed down - which you can see in the close-up photo. ⠀ De-fanging and filing canine teeth is common in circus and performance animals - exposing animals to lifelong pain and recurring dental infections.🦷 At 17, Zulu also suffers from liver + inflammatory bowel disease. Her weight fluctuates, but our veterinary team and keepers evaluate Zulu's needs each day to ensure this beautiful lioness has the best life possible. ⠀ Zulu is doing great today☀️ and we are so thankful for your support. ⠀ Zulu's life-saving care🏥 wouldn't be possible without you. The base cost for one veterinary procedure under anesthesia for one big cat is $1,200, one blood panel costs an average of $250 and pain medication for one animal for one day is $15. ⠀ Your donation at any level is essential. Thank you for ensuring Zulu and all the rescued animals receive the lifesaving care they need.❤️ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Tiger stripes are like fingerprints🐅 No two tigers have the same pattern. Can you identify this rescued LTB tiger?🐯 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 📷@kathleenreeder
Thank you to our veterans, active duty military + all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.🇺🇸 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 📷Rescued Grizzly Bear Albert by @kathleenreeder
Rescued mountain lion Punkin is one of the most vocal 📣cats at LTB, while his partner Melanie is one of the quietest🦗 Who's the most talkative creature in your house? Is it you?😻
Do you like to spend your Saturdays on the move🤸‍♂️ or in one favorite spot?🏖 Active and agile, rescued leopard Conga can often be found climbing logs, branches + rocks or playing in her aerial skyway. Thankfully, she slowed down long enough to wish you a happy Caturday😻
Smells like a good weekend is coming. Are you ready?🌈 Happy FURiday from rescued Himalayan bear Baloo🐻🌙 ⠀ 📷Volunteer Alyssa
What word would you use to describe rescued black leopard Shadow? 🖤 ⠀ Cats like Shadow warrant dignity and respect - unfortunately, this elderly leopard experienced neither for the majority of his life. ⠀ Badly declawed at his previous facility, he lived in constant pain, unable to walk normally on his mangled paws.  He was often sedated, so that he could be handled by people and used for photo ops. This took a toll on his overall health. ⠀ Since Shadow's 2016 rescue, LTB has worked to provide Shadow w/the best life possible.  He nearly died two years ago when his heart stopped during a  veterinary procedure + his health is a constant concern - but each day he greets his keepers happily with content leopard noises 🐆 demonstrating his love for life and his incredible spirit. ✨ ⠀ Shadow's history of suffering can't be undone, but with your help, LTB will provide him with the care he needs to live the rest of his life with dignity and respect. ⠀ This lifesaving care is only possible because of you. Thank you for donating, supporting LTB and making a difference for Shadow + all of the animals in need.❤️ ⠀ 📷 @kathleenreeder
Happy Whisker Wednesday from rescued bobcat RJ! This fun-loving boy ❤️s eating and playing - especially when he gets to chase his favorite blue ball around his habitat🔵 Do you love bobcats? Comment with a 😻 + tag a bobcat loving friend. 📷Volunteer Alyssa
Crystal runs right over when visitors arrive. She loves people watching as much as people love to see her. 💜 Tiger fact Tuesday: white tigers aren't a separate subspecies of tiger. They're bengal tigers (and mixed breed tigers) who've been inbred for a rare recessive gene associated with white fur. Sadly this in-breeding causes white tigers to suffer high rates of serious health problems including vision impairment and facial malformations. 💜 There are no legitimate breeding programs for white tigers. All the white tigers you see today have been inbred in captivity and have no conservation value. 💜 If you want to see a white tiger or learn more about them, come visit Crystal, Hank & Nola at LTB - all three are white tigers rescued from exploitation. They'll be excited to see you + your visit will support lifesaving care for them and other big cats in need. 📷Keeper Darby
Happy Meatball Monday!🐻 Do you remember when this face made national news? ⠀ A wild-born California black bear, Meatball - aka "the Glendale Bear"- gained notoriety while scavenging for food 🥑 + swimming in backyard pools 🏊‍♂️ in a neighborhood northeast of LA. ⠀ Fish & Wildlife captured and relocated Meatball 2x🌳 - but there's a 3-strike rule for habituated bears (bears who aren't afraid to enter areas populated by humans). When Meatball returned a 3rd time🏡, the notorious wild bear faced euthanasia. ⠀ Fortunately, LTB was able to provide a lifetime home + the compassionate decision was made to save Meatball's life.❤️ ⠀ Whether you live near wild bears🐻 or hike, camp⛺️, or visit bear country, we can all help protect wild bears! ⠀ Food is the number one reason bears venture into populated areas, so eliminating sources of food - including garbage🗑 outside of your home + campsite is one way to help. ⠀ Do you have a favorite bear-proofing tip to share? ⠀ ⠀ 📷Keeper Darby
Our hearts are full of gratitude💜 Wild in the Country was amazing yesterday. Thank you to all the guests, donors, sponsors, supporters + volunteers who helped us raise critical funds for the animals!🙌🦁🐯🐻
Sleeping in on the big day?😴 Don't these guys know we have a party to throw? It's going to be a gorgeous day for the animals at Wild in the Country today + we can't wait to see all of you!☀️ Even if you can't join us, you can bid in the silent auction from anywhere on Text2Bid 📲 Text WIC to 71760 to get started bidding on amazing getaways, experiences, food + wine packages and more. Your winning bid provides lifesaving care to all the animals. Thank you!❤️ 📷Keeper Darby
Do you know how Maverick🐅 got his name? ⠀ Bobbi + her husband were watching Top Gun🕶 when they got the call about a young tiger needing rescue. ⠀ What movie🍿 character name would you pick for a rescued tiger? ⠀ 📷 @kathleenreeder
Life was never easy for Zulu.🦁 As a circus lion, she spent her days "on the road," confined to small spaces, exposed to loud noises, forceful "training" + with no access to the peace, quiet and space lions naturally crave. Like many performance lions, Zulu's canine teeth were filed down, exposing her roots to painful ongoing dental infections. ⠀ Fortunately Zulu's life changed dramatically in 2017 when her trainer reached out to Lions Tigers & Bears seeking lifetime sanctuary for this aging lioness. ✨ ⠀ Zulu's teeth required immediate attention. Thanks to your support, she's now received extensive dental work on all of her canines. Like all of our rescued animals, she requires ongoing dental treatment. Zulu also has an oral mass that we continue to monitor.🏥 ⠀ At 17, Zulu suffers from liver disease + inflammatory bowel disease. Her weight fluctuates, but she is stable now, and our veterinary team and keepers evaluate Zulu's needs each day to ensure this beautiful lioness has the best life possible. She is thriving in her multi-acre habitat alongside her sister, Arusha and companion, Louie.☀️ ⠀ Your ticket to Wild in the Country this Saturday, May 18 provides lifesaving care for Zulu and all the rescued animals.🦁🐯🐻 The base cost for one veterinary procedure under anesthesia for one big cat is $1,200, one blood panel costs an average of $250 and pain medication for one animal for one day is $15. ⠀ Costs like these add up, but so does your support.❤️ ⠀ Please buy your Wild in the Country ticket🎟 today and make a difference for Zulu + other exotic animals in need, ☎️(619) 659-8078 x4, link in profile. ⠀ Can't make the event Saturday? Text WIC to 71760 and bid in the silent auction, which goes live Friday.
Rescued grizzly bear🐻 Albert ❤️s naps, snacks and finding a great stick for chewing.🌱 ⠀ It's the simple things that matter most ... Agree or disagree?🦋🌾🐦 ⠀ ⠀ 🎥Volunteer Alyssa
Louie has an announcement: ⠀ ✨Wild in the Country is this Saturday 5/18✨ ⠀ Your ticket 🎟purchase directly helps Louie🦁 and all the rescued animals at LTB.🐾 ticket prices increase tonight! Don't miss your chance to join us for this amazing day for the animals☎️(619) 659-8078 x4 or linktree in profile. We're so excited @whitneycummings will be here to guest host, and @iticamilanes + @hautechileproductions. ⠀ Even if you can't attend, you can bid on the silent auction starting Friday. Text WIC to 71760 to get started. ⠀ • • • • ⠀ Have you ever heard Louie roar in person? ⠀ This magnificent white lion lived as a performance animal for years, carted around in small travel containers and used for circuses, film work and live shows. This kind of life takes a toll on big cats, but thanks to your support, Louie now spends his days in peace, napping in the green grass under blue skies with room to roam and in the company of rescued lionesses, Arusha + Zulu. ⠀ ⠀ 🎥Volunteer Alyssa
Anyone have a caption for Teddy?🐻💬 ⠀ ⠀ 📷Volunteer Alyssa
Happy Mother's Day💐 ⠀ We showered🚿 our rescued mamas with some extra special enrichment. Used for breeding + exploited for years, Crystal had a rough life until her 2016 rescue - we're happy to celebrate her + show her some love💜 today and everyday. ⠀ How are you celebrating this Mothers Day?🌷 ⠀ ⠀ 🎥+📷Keeper Darby
Rescued Bengal-mix tiger Moka is ready to roll 🤸‍♂️ into the weekend w/bestie 💏 Nola. Who are you rolling with this Caturday? ⠀ ⠀ 🎥Volunteer Alyssa
VIP tickets to Wild in the Country are officially SOLD OUT, and general admission 🎟s are going fast💨 Don't miss your chance to join the fun + help the animals - Saturday, May 18. Is your mom an animal lover too?💞 Say Happy Mother's Day w/tickets to this amazing event that helps feed the rescued animals all year long🎁 💐🦁🐯🐻
Do you recognize this rescued grizzly🐻? She shares her habitat with her much loved brother, Albert. See the resemblance? ⠀ ⠀ Cherry Bomb also shares Albert's ❤️ of naps💤 She loves hanging out in her bedroom 🛌. Who can relate?🙋‍♀️ ⠀ ⠀ 📷 Keeper Darby
Are you coming to Wild in the Country in 10 days? ⠀ Don't miss this incredible event that helps feed and care for the rescued animals all year long❤️ 🦁🐯🐻 ⠀ Get your tickets today and save - before prices go up on May 11. ⠀ Please tag some friends who love animals and fun! @whitneycummings will be here with all the sanctuary animals, great food, music + dancing. We also have some amazing auction items lined up - including Super Bowl tickets 🏈 if you won tickets to the Big Game, who would you take with you?
The rescued animals have many cute and silly moments - which we love to share!❤️ but it's important to remember how powerful and dangerous captive wild animals truly are. ⠀ Safety is at the core of everything we do at 🦁🐯🐻 and it's one of the reasons we advocate against private ownership of apex predators like big cats and bears. ⠀ This week is Be Kind to Animals Week & it's a great time to reach out to your representatives and urge them to support HR 1380, the Big Cat Public Safety Act, link in profile. ⠀ One way to show kindness for animals is by respecting and protecting them. No one needs a lion, tiger or bear as a backyard pet. ⠀ Do you think Bakari helps prove that point? ⠀ And please share in the comments if you have other suggestions about how to be kind to animals.
Are you greeting Monday with a grin or a growl?😼 Rescued leopard, Conga🐆 ⠀ ⠀ 📷Keeper Darby
Look who's up! Sugar Bear is the only rescued 🐻 who hibernated at LTB this Winter.  He woke up a few weeks ago ready for action.  Doesn't he look well rested? Do you have a good morning greeting☀️ for this handsome guy? ⠀ 📷Volunteer Alyssa
Rescued bobcat Mia says Caturdays are for ➡️adventure!😻 Would you agree? ⠀ Curious and always ready to explore, Mia is very interested in what's happening around the sanctuary.👀 She's also currently the only female bobcat at LTB.  Can you name either of her companions?🐾 ⠀ 📷Volunteer Alyssa
Albert's🐻 Friday vibe is ______________. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 📷Keeper Darby
Who remembers when rescued cub🐯 Nola was this small? Throwing it back this Thursday to Nola's first swim at LTB.  Do you know anyone who loves water💦 as much as this girl?!❤️
Repost from @tabithalipkin with @fox5sandiego who came out to help feed the lions 🦁 and talk out our big Wild in the Country event coming up on Saturday, May 18. Do you have your tickets yet? Have you ever fed Zulu or Louie? Were they this polite?😻
Baloo🐻 wins #TongueOutTuesday 👅 - Agree? or Disagree?
Do you have a Monday caption for rescued tiger Maverick?🐯💦 📷Keeper Brian
The official countdown starts now!❤️Wild in the Country is just 3 weeks away. Don't miss this incredible event that helps us feed & care for the rescued animals all year long. Tickets are going fast and only 100 VIP tickets will be sold! (link in profile)🦁🐯🐻
Fierce,fast and powerful, leopards are known for their strength. Conga is all these things and more. Playful, agile, clever and curious, this gorgeous girl is celebrating her birthday this week. Any birthday wishes to share?🥳🎂🎁
If you had to describe Bakari in one word, what would it be? 👑
Snuggle buddies Sadie + Denali share such a strong bond💞 Visitors love hearing about the inter-species friendship between these two cats. Can you name any of the other animal besties at LTB?😻 Do you have a favorite pair? 📷Keeper Rebekah
Keeper Darby is feeding Louie some chicken along with his daily arthritis medication. Have you ever fed one of the rescued animals at LTB?❤️ If you could pick one of the sanctuary animals to feed - who would it be?🦁🐯🐻
Conrad is one of three rescued mountain lions living at LTB. 😻These typically solitary, shy cats are also known as "the cat with many names." How many names do you know for these powerful cats?
Rescued Himalayan bear brothers, Teddy🐻 + Baloo🐻 are happy to celebrate National Picnic Day at their regular lunch spot. What's your favorite picnic location?🏖🏞 📷Keeper Brian
For Earth Day🌏 and every day → Tiger populations in the wild are endangered and the captive breeding of generic tigers for the exotic animal trade is part of the problem. If you want to protect tigers around the world, please don't ever pay 💰to pet, hold, play, swim or pose with tiger cubs🐯 - or any other apex predators (lions, leopards, bears, etc.). The animals used for these opportunities are exposed to devastating cruelty. There are no legitimate accredited sanctuaries or zoos that allow hands-on encounters with tigers or other apex predators. Brought to you by LTB's rescued tigers Crystal, Tabu, Nola, Moka, Hank and Maverick. Please share this information to help raise needed awareness!!!
Dear Monday, This is your first warning⚠️ Sincerely, 🐾 Bakari🦁
Rescued black bear 🐻 Meatball has a few tips this #SundayFunday: ⠀ 👉 Look up 👀 there's beauty 🦋 all around you☀️ 👉 Smiles are always in style😃 👉 Stay cool 😎 💦 ⠀ Do you have any to add? 📝🐾
Rescued white tiger Hank says #Caturdays are for chillaxing😻 Do you agree?💙 ⠀ Furriendly reminder: when you join LTB as a member🐯- you support rescues and lifelong care for animals AND members enjoy unlimited visits and special discounts💚 Tag a friend who should join the LTB pride🐾
🚨Tigers and other exotic animals are being exhibited again right now at two fairs in California. And the exhibitor, Oregon-based A Walk on the Wild Side is headed to 🚚 Central Washington State Fair in Yakima, Washington next. ⠀ These animals need your help today!☎️ ⠀ Please call, email and share! Following are the contacts for the three fairs🎡 Please respectfully ask them to protect animals and people and stop 🛑 allowing exhibits of big cats and exotic wild animals. ⠀ Tulare County Fair - September 11 - 15, (559) 686-4707, CEO, Pamela Fyock, pamelafyock@tcfair.org ⠀ Lodi Grape Festival - Sept. 12-15, 2019 - (209) 369-2771, General Manager, Mark Armstrong, mark@grapefestival.com ⠀ Central Washington State Fair - September 20 - 29, (509) 248-7160, President Greg Stewart, admin@fairfun.com ⠀ Traveling exhibits like this expose big cats, bears and other exotic animals to extreme confinement, noise and stress for long periods of time, while depriving them of basic needs🎪 A Walk on the Wild Side has been cited by the USDA for violating animal welfare requirements, and while the organization calls itself a "sanctuary" no legitimate sanctuary would ever exhibit animals like this. ⠀ You may recognize the tiger pictured here - A Walk on the Wild Side is the same exhibitor who brought this tiger, a serval and other animals to the Antelope Valley Fair last month and offered photo opportunities with young animals. ⠀ Thank you for continuing to raise your voice for the animals!🙌❤️🦁🐯🐻
Doesn't rescued tiger Maverick take your breath away? 🐯🐾 ⠀ This #thankfulThursday, we're feeling grateful for all your love 💕 and support for the rescued animals. ⠀ It's been 5 years since Mav was first rescued, and he's thriving here in his furever home. Your visits, donations, membership, volunteering, social media sharing and support all help to make these moments possible. ⠀ Thank you🙏🙌💞🦁🐯🐻🐾
Would you ever stick your snout in a pumpkin?🎃 what would you like to find stuffed inside? 🥑🍦🍇 ⠀ Rescued Himalayan Bear🌙 🐻 Baloo and all the animals will find lots of goodies packed in pumpkins during our annual Pumpkin Bash. ⠀ Join us for this special visit at 10 am, Saturday, October 26 and watch all the animals devour their Halloween goodies - bit.ly/LTBPumpkinBash ⠀ This event is FREE for members - reservations required🐾 This event is included for all Spooky Campover campers!🎃🦁🐯🐻
Did you know that all white tigers are cross eyed? ⠀ The gene 🧬 that causes white fur in these cross-bred, inbred tigers also causes the optic nerve to be connected to the wrong side of the brain🧠 ⠀ Please don't ever pay to see white tigers in shows, or pay to hold, pet or interact with tigers. White tigers are bred solely for exploitation, not conservation. ⠀ If you want to see a white tiger or learn about them, visit an accredited sanctuary like LTB. ⠀ Do you know which tiger🐯 is pictured here? ⠀ 📷 Keeper Brian
What do you mean...it's Monday?!🙀 ⠀ Anyone else feel like rescued black leopard🐆 Shadow this am?⏰
Rescued black bear🐻 Liberty loves her daily dips 🏊‍♀️ Her happy place is in the water💦 or hanging with her bestie Maddie. Where's your happy place? 🌻🌈
Peace☮️ love💜 and Louie🦁 ⠀ Hope you're having a purrfect #caturday 🐾
Are you ready for the weekend to start?!🐾 ⠀ Rescued tiger Moka's just waiting on Nola🐯💞🐯 💦
Celebrating 17 years of life-saving rescues - and remembering the first two rescued tigers Natasha and Raja!🐯💞🐯 September 5, 2002 was a big day. Bobbi and Mark rolled onto the Alpine property for the first time with the first two rescued tigers and Lions Tigers & Bears was founded🏡 There wasn't much to the sanctuary in those early days, just a modest 24' x 24' habitat and a garden hose - but over the past two decades, with your support, Lions Tigers & Bears has transformed into a state-of-the-art, tranquil haven providing lifesaving care and refuge to hundreds of animals🐾 It all started with a phone call Bobbi received from a friend, pleading for help for two tigers. The big cats were privately owned and kept in a backyard in a 6' x 12' chain link cage with concrete floors, and no shade or shelter to protect them from the harsh Texas elements. Originally purchased as a wedding present, the tigers lived in horrendous conditions for more than five years with barely enough room to turn around. After a divorce, the owner had threatened to shoot the tigers rather than give them up. Bobbi sprang into action. First working to locate a place to bring the tigers. Bobbi and Mark already had a property in escrow in San Diego, but they weren't allowed to build anything while the paperwork was going through. A friend of Bobbi's knew someone who owned the Alpine property and she agreed to allow Bobbi and Mark to rent the property temporarily to house the two tigers. Bobbi and Mark began constructing a temporary habitat. In less than a month, Bobbi applied for permits, arranged for transportation and fundraised to give these tigers a second chance. In September 2002, she drove to Texas with a commercial truck driver, and rescued Raja and Natasha from their tiny backyard cage. They drove non-stop to California, to the property that is now Lions Tigers & Bears. Bobbi would bring meat daily in a cooler for the tigers and supply water for them with a garden hose. After several weeks, the property owner recognizing Bobbi's dedication to the animals offered to sell the property to Bobbi and Mark. They seized the opportunity and haven't looked back since. Raja and Natasha's rescue provided the groundwork for the LTB we know and love today. They passed in 2013 (Raja) and 2015 (Natasha), but will always be remembered. These two tigers who suffered for years, lived out the rest of their lives in comfort, with the dignity and respect they always deserved - thanks to your support. LTB's growth over the past 17 years would not be possible without you. Thank you for continuing to support life-saving rescues and care for animals in need. Please consider donating today in memory of Raja and Natasha and in honor of LTB's 17 years of rescue work. Your donation at any level truly makes a difference❤️ If you prefer to donate on our website, here is a link: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org #TBT
At just over 8 lbs, Sadie is the smallest rescue cat at LTB😻 can you guess who is the biggest? (HINT: Scroll through the comments to find the answer!)🐾 ⠀ 📷 Kathleen Reeder Wildlife Photography
Anyone else lion around this Labor Day?💤🦁🐾 ⠀ 📷 Volunteer Alyssa
Rescued black bear Maddie spent many years confined in a cage with no space to run or play. Now she spends her days foraging, exploring or lounging by the pool 💦 with her bestie, Liberty🐻💞🐻 ⠀ Does this Maddie moment put a smile 😊 on your face? ⠀ We hope so!💜 ⠀ from Maddie, Liberty and all of us at LTB - thank you for supporting rescue and lifelong care for the animals. You are the bear-y best🐻
If you are in the market for a new car or truck please support those that support our animals go see Art at El Cajon Ford for your next Ford!❤️🦁🐯🐻🐾
Happy #Caturday! 😻Do you have big plans this holiday weekend? Or are you hanging around like rescued white tiger Hank?💕 ⠀ Whatever your plans - we hope you will check out LTB's roarin' Labor Day deals! Now is the purr-fect time to treat yourself & give back to the rescued animals💞 ⠀ 🦁 BOGO 50% Feeds with a Keeper 🐯 Buy Two Get One FREE Member for a Day Visits 🐻 25% off Overnight Stays at LTB's White Oak Retreat ⠀ Available for purchase today through Monday 9/2 - see link https://bit.ly/LTBLaborDayDeals for details! ⠀ Proceeds from visits support lifesaving rescues and lifelong care for rescued animals❤️ thank you!
You work hard every day of the year. Treat yourself this Labor Day with these roarin'🦁 deals that give back to the rescued animals🐾 🔻For full details and info on how to book🔻http://bit.ly/LTBLaborDayDeals All visits to Lions Tigers & Bears directly benefit the 60+ rescued animals that call the sanctuary home and support future rescued efforts. All discounted offers have NO CASH VALUE.
Cherry Bomb 🍒 is enjoying a care package filled with flowers🌻sunflower seeds and lots of love❤️ It's been one week since Cherry's brother Albert passed away, leaving so many broken hearts behind. ⠀ LTB volunteers and keepers have been showering Cherry with attention and we are doing everything possible to provide her with comfort. Thank you so much for continuing to keep Cherry🐻 in your thoughts and for all the kind messages of support❤️ ⠀ 🎥Volunteers Karen, Ruthann & Suzanne
Rescued lioness Zulu playfully tries to show 👑Louie🦁 some love💕 but he's not feelin' it... ⠀ #ThursdayFeels #Lion 🎥Volunteer Alyssa
So, how's your week going?😻 ⠀ 🐾Rescued leopard🐆 Conga
When you smell something good ...and need a closer sniff!🐽 Happy #tiger Tuesday from rescued tiger Tabu🐯💜 ⠀ 🎥 Volunteer Alyssa
🔊Sound up⬆️ Rescued lioness Arusha has something to say...🦁💜🌻 ⠀ 🎥 Keeper Brian
"If there ever comes a day where we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever." - A.A. Milne ⠀ Thank you so much for the outpouring of love for Albert and your many messages of support. ⠀ Today we're remembering so many moments of joy, like all the pool time fun Albert shared with sister Cherry Bomb. ⠀ Thank you for holding Albert in your heart❤️
Dear Friends, It has been a difficult past few days, and I am so heartbroken to be writing to you with this sad news - our beloved grizzly bear Albert passed away yesterday. Albert was anesthetized for evaluation of a rapidly progressing upper airway disease yesterday, in coordination with a team of talented veterinarians (Dr. Ryan Sadler, DVM; Dr. Christi Garfinkel, DVM; Dr. Aaron Harlan, DVM and Annabelle Weller Poley) to get a detailed look at his airway passages. Unfortunately, we found extensive infiltration throughout his nasal passages and sinuses, most consistent with certain types of destructive cancers. Due to the extent and severity of his disease, complications during his anesthesia, and poor prognosis, we said goodbye to Albert during his procedure. While samples were taken to help us understand the disease, we are glad to know that Albert is able to rest easily and free of pain. This loss just breaks my heart and it never seems to get any easier. I remember the warm May day when we first brought Albert to our sanctuary back in 2014. We pulled up to the ranch in our rescue hauler, after the 5,000+ mile cross-country journey to North Carolina and back - where we rescued Albert, his sister Cherry Bomb, and Himalayan black bears, Teddy and Baloo - and we were all so excited to finally roll Albert and the other bears out of the hauler and onto the grounds of their new forever home. But when it came time to coax Albert out of his transfer cage into his quarantine area, it took several hours! He just sat there at the edge of his open transfer cage, looking out, not budging. He was so unsure. If he had only known at the time that his days would soon be filled with so much joy, I am certain he would have made that leap without hesitation. Eventually, Albert did make the leap, and it wasn't soon after that he began to steal the hearts of our keepers, volunteers and so many of our members, visitors and supporters like you. Although I could never admit to picking a favorite, Albert stole my heart too, and he will always be a special rescue because he was one of those unique cases that truly defied the odds. That's because despite Albert's tragic beginning and his physical malformations from poor nutrition and confinement as a cub, he was a happy bear that took full advantage of all that our sanctuary had to offer - and needless to say - we were happy to provide! Pool-time was Albert's FAVORITE time of day. Watching Albert splash in his pool was sure to bring a smile to your face. Soon after his keepers would clean Albert's pool, he and Cherry Bomb would be right back out there trying to "catch" the water as it would stream back in to re-fill. Albert would splish and splash to his heart's content. He also loved roaming his habitat, digging holes, grazing grass and living his best bear's life. We will always cherish these fond memories of Albert and hope that looking back on these happy days brings needed comfort to all of those who loved him. Albert's time has been cut short, but the moments he spent at Lions Tigers & Bears were filled with love, laughter, and happiness and for that, we are forever grateful. Albert you will be missed by so many, our sweet boy. Rest easy, run free and keep on splashing. With gratitude, Bobbi Brink, Founder/Director Lions Tigers & Bears To learn more about Albert and his rescue story, http://bit.ly/AlbertsRescue If you wish to make a donation in Albert's honor click here http://bit.ly/LTBDonation
Happy Fri-yay 🎉 from rescued white tiger Crystal🐯🐾 with a fur-riendly reminder: please don't pay to see white tigers exhibited in shows or displays or pay to pet or pose with them. ⠀ There are no legitimate breeding or conservation programs for white tigers. They're bred in captivity solely for profit and they suffer from high rates of congenital health issues due to the inbreeding it takes to produce a white tiger. ⠀ If you want to see a #whitetiger and learn more about them, visit an accredited sanctuary like LTB - currently home to 3 white tigers🐯💜
Help Build Meatball a New Den for His Birthday!🐻 Is Meatball the happiest bear at LTB? Possibly! This wild born CA black bear with the giant grin 😊 is certainly one of the most well known animals here. Named after he was famously found breaking into a homeowner's garage and snacking on a bag of Costco meatballs, Meatball made national news📰 in 2012 for repeatedly visiting the La Cañada Flintridge area near Glendale outside of Los Angeles. Also known as the "Glendale bear" and "Glenbearian," Meatball was seen scavenging for food in trash cans🗑, breaking into garages🏡 and even swimming in a homeowner's pool💦 Now this wild born CA black bear is celebrating his 7th birthday at Lions Tigers & Bears tomorrow and he needs your help!🎉 Meatball is what's known as a "habituated" bear, meaning he was no longer afraid to enter populated areas.👫 Though CA Fish & Wildlife officials captured Meatball and tried relocating the wild bear, he continued to return to the LA area neighborhood looking for food. Habituation is a problem for wildlife and a threat to public safety - and bears like Meatball often face euthanasia💔 Fortunately for Meatball, the compassionate decision was made to save this celebrated bear and officials contacted Lions Tigers & Bears for permanent refuge.🐾 Seven years later, Meatball is loving life at LTB! He gets many visitors from his old "stomping grounds" who come to wish him well, and he was even the star of his very own Rose Bowl Parade Float in 2014💫 You can help celebrate Meatball's birthday during the 10 a.m. visit tomorrow🥳 This educational visit will feature special birthday enrichment for Meatball. Come watch him open his presents and learn why its so important for us all to help keep wildlife wild. This visit is free for members. Reservations are required, https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us Meatball needs a new den. Your donation today in honor of Meatball's birthday will help build this den and support the rescue and care that saved Meatball's life. It costs over $10,000 per year for basic care of a bear like Meatball. Sanctuary space for bears in qualified, accredited facilities like LTB is limited. Your financial support today is absolute critical. Thank you for supporting Meatball and all the rescued animals❤️
Sometimes, you just have to roll with it...😻 #WednesdayWisdom from rescued leopard🐆 Conga🐾
Paws up🐾 if you love rescued white tiger Hank 💜😛
Medical update: Albert 🐻 ⠀ Rescued grizzly bear Albert is resting inside his safety bedroom as Keeper Rebekah feeds him his antibiotics (wrapped in PB&J sandwiches). Albert started showing signs of lethargy and extreme stomach distress last week. ⠀ He had a full examination under anesthesia last Monday and we've been treating him for an infection and monitoring his condition closely. ⠀ Though he is still quite weak and not recovering as quickly as we'd like, Albert seemed to get a little bit of his appetite back yesterday. We have been feeding him bland foods liked cooked rice, chicken and broth. He has only been eating a small amount of the bland diet and enough PB&J 🥪 for us to give him his twice daily medication - however, yesterday Bobbi was able to feed him an avocado 🥑 , two peaches, two apples 🍎 , two mangos and a plum. ⠀ Albert needs to have another medical procedure under anesthesia to identify the root cause of his illness. We are working to get him as strong as possible to undergo this procedure. ⠀ Will you donate to help cover the costs of Albert's care? Your donation at any level ensures critical care for Albert and all the rescued animals when they need it most. ⠀ Thank you for keeping Albert in your thoughts, donating to support his care❤️ and for all your wishes for his full recovery.
A tiger, serval cub, wallaby, and other exotic animals are currently being exhibited at the Antelope Valley Fair in Lancaster, CA through 8/25. Will you join us in contacting the organizer of this event to raise your voice for these animals? ⠀ Hauling big cats and exotic animals around the country, placing them in tiny cages, exposing them to ongoing stress and noise, and using them for photo ops in the name of entertainment is cruel and irresponsible. These displays should have been outlawed long ago. ⠀ Often spending long periods of time confined in small cages on the road in trucks or trailers as they are transported from venue to venue, these animals are denied all that is natural to them. Confined to cages barely bigger than they are, these animals can't exercise, sleep or eat when they choose, and can't escape the overwhelming noise and chaos of the circus or fair where they're exhibited. ⠀ To make matters worse, many, wild animal exhibitors have histories of poor animal care as well as violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act that include failure to provide animals with veterinary care and proper food and shelter as well as animal handling practices that endanger the public and the animals. ⠀ In their natural habitats, big cats roam vast distances, hunt, seek out mates, raise families, swim in rivers and bask in the sun. As props for entertainment, they can do little more than pace a couple of steps before encountering the bars of their tiny cages. ⠀ People go to fairs for rides, food and fun, not miserable tigers pacing in tiny cages and exploited stressed exotic animals. ⠀ Please contact Dan Jacobs, General Manager of the Antelope Valley Fair and Events Center and ask him to establish a policy against hosting big cat and exotic animal displays to protect public safety and animal welfare, (661) 948-6060 x 101 or jacobs@avfair.com For more information, including a sample email and phone script click the "learn more" section here: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/advocacy-and-legislation It's time to end these heartbreaking displays.
Rescued tiger Tabu says the purr-fect #caturday includes a good nap😴 agree?
Don't you just love💚 this #FBF pic of Meatball 🐻 taking his breakfast to go?! ⠀ Celebrate this wild born bear's rescue birthday🥳 at LTB NEXT FRIDAY 8/23 during the 10 a.m. visit. FREE for members - reservations required → http://bit.ly/AnimalBdays Every visit supports lifesaving care for animals!
Where do you go to relax? 🐯 Nola's favorite spot is in the water 💦 #NationalRelaxationDay ⠀ ⠀ 🎥Volunteer Alyssa
Rescued grizzly bear Albert has been under the weather the past few days and our team has been carefully monitoring him around the clock. He had been lethargic and displaying symptoms of severe upset stomach indicating a possible infection, so the LTB veterinary team, under the direction of Dr. Ryan Sadler, performed a thorough medical examination under anesthesia to better diagnose Albert. ⠀ Upon exam, Albert had slightly harsh lung sounds, likely originating from his upper airway, and an irritated sinus tract. The team drew blood and urine samples and provided Albert with a full physical examination. ⠀ Based upon the examination and blood and urine analysis, Albert is likely suffering from an infection. Dr. Sadler administered long-acting antibiotics and our team continues to carefully monitor Albert and ensure he stays hydrated and offered a bland diet to help him regain his strength. ⠀ Unforeseen medical occurrences such as these quickly add up. It cost $1,200 for anesthesia for a procedure for one big cat or bear like Albert. ⠀ Will you please consider a donation today to support essential veterinary care for animals like Albert to ensure that all the rescued animals receive the veterinary attention they need. ⠀ Your wishes and support during this time mean the world to Albert and our team and we are hoping for a speedy recovery. We will continue to update you on Albert's progress as we know more. ⠀ Thank you for your thoughtfulness and compassion for Albert and all of the animals at Lions Tigers & Bears❤️🐻 ⠀ ⠀ 📷 Kathleen Reeder Wildlife Photography
If I fits I sits!🐻💦 Happy #TongueOutTuesday from rescued black bear Liberty😛
How would you describe Maverick's #Monday face?🐯🐾 ⠀ 📷 Kathleen Reeder Wildlife Photography
Rescued grizzly 🐻 Albert says anytime is snack time🌱 - who can relate?🐾 ⠀ Did you know grizzlies are opportunistic eaters - consuming everything from earthworms 🐛 + insects 🐜 to a variety of grasses? ⠀ 🎥 Volunteer Alyssa
Keep lions safe in honor of World Lion Day!🌎 ⠀ Born and bred in captivity at an overcrowded facility in Louisiana, Bakari, Jillian, and Suri nearly lost their lives at only four weeks old. Fortunately, LTB was able to rescue them and these 12 year old siblings are healthy and happy today thanks to you. And our pride of former circus lions🎪, Louie, Arusha, and Zulu are thriving in their sprawling habitat, spending their days exploring open space and napping on green grass under blue skies in peace🌞 ⠀ With only an estimated 20,000 lions left in the wild, these magnificent animals are now officially classified as vulnerable🦁 Meanwhile, captive populations of lions bred for commercial use are being exploited through the exotic animal trade - used for cub petting experiences, irresponsibly kept as private pets and exposed to lives of cruelty and abuse. ⠀ Currently providing lifetime care to six rescued lions, Lions Tigers & Bears is one of the few qualified safe havens for these incredible animals. But we couldn't provide this crucial rescue and refuge without you✨ Your donations, membership, visits, volunteer work and support make their lives possible. ⠀ Will you show your #pride this #WorldLionDay and make a donation to help the lions? ⠀ Your gift at any level truly makes a difference🐾 Every dollar counts, because every life counts❤️
Does rescued Himalayan bear 🌙 🐻 Teddy look like he's enjoying his greens?🥬💕😊 ⠀ Our keepers scatter fresh fruits 🍎 & veggies 🥕 throughout the bear habitats each day. This provides a portion of the bears 🐻 daily diets and encourages foraging which keeps them physically active and mentally stimulated. ⠀ What healthy snack would you forage for? 🍇 🍊 🥑
Don't you just love seeing Hank play in the water?💦 ⠀ Affectionately known as our "old man tiger" Hank was exploited for years and kept in prison-like conditions at a tiger breeding mill in Ohio. ⠀ Rescued by LTB in 2016 along with his partner Crystal and mountain lions Punkin and Melanie, Hank is living the best life possible now thanks to your support of LTB💙 ⠀ Reminder: white tigers are not a separate subspecies of tiger. They are Bengal tigers and crossbred tigers that have been severely inbred. This inbreeding also causes white tigers to suffer from significant and often life threatening health issues. Please don't ever pay to hold, pet or play with white tigers and don't pay to see white tigers in performances. There are no legitimate accredited breeding programs for white tigers. All the white tigers you see have been bred in captivity for exploitation. To learn more about the plight of white tigers, please visit an accredited sanctuary like LTB. ⠀ Thank you so much for supporting lifetime care for rescued animals like Hank🙏🐾 ⠀ 🎥Volunteer Heather
Rescued mountain lion Punkin is on the prowl this #WhiskerWednesday 🐾 ⠀ 📷 Keeper Lori
How happy does rescued tiger 🐅 Moka look here - 1 to 10?! 😛 #tigertuesday
Rescued serval Denali says: let's do this, Monday!
What do you call a wet bear...? ⠀ 💦🐻💦 ⠀ Rescued grizzly Cherry Bomb is staying cool 😎 in the pool this Sunday Funday.
Caturday sounds 🔊 courtesy of rescued leopard Conga 🐆 ⠀ 🎥 Volunteer Alyssa
Do you have a caption for Bakari?🦁💭
Help us end circus abuse in the US🎪 Support the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act! (TEAPSPA HR2863/S2121) ⠀ This critical legislation will amend the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit the use of exotic and wild animals in traveling performances🚨 Please contact your senators and representative today in support of TEAPSPA. ⠀ Phone calls are especially effective, so please follow up your email with a call☎️ Constituent voices are very powerful - please raise yours and speak up for the animals today! ⠀ For contact information and a sample email, visit http://bit.ly/LTBTEAPSPA
LTB's youngest bobcat 😻 sure has come a long way since he was first rescued after being dropped off at a local pet hospital as an emaciated and dehydrated baby🐱 What one word would you use to describe Diego here?
Don't you just love Maddie's happy face?😊 ⠀ Purchased as a pet and nearly sold to a canned hunt, this 18 year old black bear was rescued six years ago. ⠀ Thank you for supporting lifetime care for rescued animals like Maddie💜 Knowing she is safe and cared for gives us all a great reason to smile 😊
Feisty + fearless, Nola 🐯 Moka, the happy youngster🐯 stalking queen, Crystal 🐯 Maverick, the charmer 🐯 beloved old man, Hank 🐯 and Tabu the "OG" beauty of LTB. ⠀ Each of these tigers has their own rescue story - but they all share a common background as victims of the exotic animal trade. ⠀ Today is International Tiger Day, a day devoted to raising awareness for tiger conservation. And while a mere 3,900 tigers are left in the wild - where tigers belong❣️ - an estimated 5,000 to 7,000 tigers are kept captive in backyards and roadside zoos in the U.S. alone. ⚠️Actual numbers may be higher, since there is no federal tracking program for privately owned big cats. ⠀ One of the greatest misconceptions about these tigers is that breeding them helps conserve tigers in the wild🐅 This couldn't be further from the truth. ⠀ The majority of tigers in the U.S. are kept by private owners and roadside zoos - many participate in rampant breeding, further exploiting the big cats through cub petting encounters. ⠀ These tigers are "generic" tigers (bred across 2 or more subspecies) and have NO conservation value because they're not bred according to the Species Survival Plan. ⠀ In fact, only 250 of the 5,000 to 7,000 captive U.S. tigers are pure-bred subspecies (kept in AZA accredited zoos). ⠀ Fortunately, there are real sanctuaries like LTB to provide a glimmer of hope. Currently providing lifelong refuge to six rescued tigers, LTB has rescued hundreds of tigers across the U.S. ⠀ With your help - together we can do even more to protect tigers. ⠀ ❌Please don't pay to hold or play with tigers. It's always cruel for the animals and doesn't support real conservation efforts. ⠀ ❌Please don't pay to watch tigers in circuses or performances. Tigers are wild animals not entertainers. ⠀ ✅Call your representatives and urge them to support the Big Cat Public Safety Act - which will limit private ownership of big cats and end cub petting (link in profile). ⠀ ✅Sign up for LTB's newsletter and visit our website to stay informed. ⠀ ✅Donate, visit, volunteer + share information to raise awareness. ⠀ ❤️Thank you for taking a stand to support tigers this International Tiger Day.
Thanks to everyone who celebrated Moka's birthday yesterday!💙🐯 Do you think he had fun?🥳🎁💦
Happy birthday beautiful boy!💙 ⠀ We're celebrating not just a birthday today - but Moka's rescue - and a life free from abusive exploitation. ⠀ Moka was lucky - finding lifetime refuge at an accredited sanctuary - but many more tigers bred for the exotic animal trade are not🐯 ⠀ Your donations, membership, visits, volunteer efforts and support truly make a difference and ensure that animals like Moka live with dignity and respect. Thank you for following Moka's journey + for continuing to support LTB's critical rescue and education work. ⠀ Will you consider a gift of $27 today to support Moka's lifetime care at LTB❤️ It costs over $10,000/year - or $27/day - for basic food and care for a tiger like Moka. Your donation at any level keeps Moka and tigers like him safe. Do you have a birthday message for Moka?
Happy Funday Fur-iday 🐻💦 from rescued grizzly Albert. Are you staying cool like this big guy today?🐾 #FridayFunday
Help Moka and keep other tigers safe!🐯 ✨ A helpless victim of wildlife trafficking, Moka got lucky. He was just weeks old when animal traffickers attempted to smuggle him across the U.S./Mexico border claiming he was "just a cat." ✨ Fortunately for Moka, his life changed at that moment. ✨ Bred for sale in the exotic animal trade, Moka faced a future of exploitation like so many other tigers victimized by the exotic animal trade. Confiscated by officials, he was initially placed at the San Diego Zoo, but Moka - like most tigers in the exotic animal trade - is a "generic" tiger who doesn't meet guidelines for the zoo's species survival breeding program. ✨ U.S. Fish & Wildlife reached out to Lions Tigers & Bears to provide a lifetime home and Moka moved to his forever home here last summer. ✨ Moka is fortunate to have found refuge at an accredited sanctuary like Lions Tigers & Bears - but his lifesaving care would not be possible without you. ✨ Tigers in captivity can live up to 20 years, and eat more than 12 pounds of raw meat per day. It costs over $10,000 a year - or $27 per day - to provide basic care like food, flea treatment and annual required vaccines to just ONE big cat like Moka. ✨ When Lions Tigers & Bears offers sanctuary to an animal like Moka, we make a commitment to keep them safe for life. We take this responsibility seriously, and work tirelessly to ensure that each animal receives the care they need, free from exploitation. ✨ In honor of Moka's birthday🥳 will you consider a gift of $27 today to support Moka's lifetime care? ❤️ Your donation truly makes a difference and ensures that animals like Moka live with dignity and respect. ✨ Moka is celebrating his first full year at LTB this Saturday, July 27 during the 10 a.m. visit. His birthday coincides with International Tiger Day - which is a great time to learn about tigers like Moka and how you can help protect them. See how much Moka has grown, watch him open his birthday presents and celebrate International Tiger Day. This event is free for members, $46 for adults, $26 for children, or for guests 18 and older - upgrade to a Feed a Wild One visit. Reservations required http://bit.ly/MokasBirthday ✨ Moka is safe now thanks to you❤️ Please support Moka's lifetime care and help tigers like Moka with a donation at any level today!
How bear-y🐻 cute is this video of rescued Himalayan bear Teddy eating his apple🍎? 🌜🐻 📹Volunteer Alyssa
Fun fact: Meatball starts every day with a great big grin😃 Can this rescued bear motivate you to smile this Monday?🐻🌻 #MondayMotivation
Couldn't you watch these two play all day? 🐯💜🐯 Moka+ Nola= #SundayFunday ⠀ 🎥Volunteer Alyssa
Happy Caturday😻from rescued tiger Moka! Moka's 1st birthday at LTB is just one week away - on 7/27 during the 10 a.m. visit. Are you coming to watch him open his presents?🥳 Book your visit today: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us ⠀ Thanks to Monica Harms for this cute photo of Moka after he was first rescued from animal traffickers. Do you remember when Moka was this small? 💙
Who's the real #LionKing of LTB?🦁👑 Bakari, Louie or too close to call? #FridayFun
👇Your donations in action!✨ Thank you bear-y much for donating to Liberty's birthday fundraiser🙏 The new bear 🐻 culvert has been installed and the bears are loving it!!! ❤️ LTB is also working on building Liberty a new den in her safety bedroom. Will you help LTB purchase the ready-concrete for this project? Your donation at any level will help us finish this much needed work for the black bears🐻🐾 Thank you!
This is SO exciting! Can you feel the love🎶 for rescued animals like Louie? ・・・ The new Lion King movie🎬 launches this week and LTB - home to REAL LIFE Lion King and retired performance lion, Louie🦁 - is thrilled to see the film industry move away from using live animals in movies. ・・・ Performance animals lead difficult, unnatural lives. Used for as long as they're profitable, many of these animals disappear once they're no longer useful because there is no federal tracking program for privately-owned big cats like lions. Only the lucky ones - like Louie👑 - find placement at an accredited sanctuary like Lions Tigers & Bears. ・・・ PETA announced today that they are sponsoring Louie in honor of Lion King director Jon Favreau, who made this film without using a single real animal👏 ・・・ Lions, tigers, bears and other wild exotic animals don't belong on stage and now thanks to CGI technology there is no reason at all to use live animals for performances ever again. ・・・ Thank you to everyone involved in producing this film for embracing technology and preserving animal welfare. And thank you for donating to provide life-saving care for Louie and other rescued animals in need! ・・・ Will you make a donation today to provide life-long care for Louie and all the rescued animals at LTB? Your contribution at any level makes a difference!💜 ・・・ You can also sponsor a specific rescued animal at the sanctuary →https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/sponsor 📷Monica Harms
It's hard to look beautiful with your tongue out👅 but rescued lioness Arusha pulls it off - don't you think? 🦁 📷 Kathleen Reeder Wildlife Photography
Are you excited for the new Lion King movie? 🎥 🍿 If there was a CGI version of rescued lion Bakari, who would you cast to play him?🦁👑
Today is National Give Something Away Day and Amazon Prime Day! Donating items from our Amazon Wish List - http://bit.ly/LTBWishList - is a great way to support all of the rescued animals❤️ Have you selected LTB as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile yet? That .5% really adds up to help the animals! Thank you
Rescued bobcat RJ says a nap and a hammock are the purr-fect Sunday combination😻 Do you agree?
On a scale from 1 to 10 how awesome is this throwback video of rescued white tiger Nola playing in the water💦? This girl always has SO much fun with H2O😻 ・・・ Just a reminder: Please don't pay to see white tigers in performances or pay to hold or play with tiger cubs. There are no legitimate accredited breeding programs for white tigers. White tigers have no conservation value -- they are bred solely in captivity for exploitation. ・・・ White tigers are not a separate species - they're Bengal tigers and mixed-breed tigers that have been inbred to carry a very rare recessive gene for white fur. This inbreeding causes white tigers to suffer from extremely high rates of many congenital health problems including facial deformities and vision problems. ・・・ If you want to see a white tiger and learn more about them, visit a true sanctuary like LTB where proceeds from your visit support lifelong care for rescued animals like Nola💜
How would you describe Albert's Friday vibe? 🎉 🐻💕
Can you imagine living each day in fear, kept captive in a tiny cage, while people yell at you and shake you? ・・・ That was Clarence's reality for over a decade at an Ohio fur farm, where this bobcat was used for his urine which was then sold to hunters. ・・・ To harvest his urine, the fur farm owners would scare it out of him each day - shaking Clarence's cage, shouting at him and intimidating him until he would urinate. These daily sessions traumatized Clarence, exposing him to ongoing stress. ・・・ When he was rescued by LTB in 2015, Clarence was understandably cautious. It took him a while to adjust to his new surroundings and trust that no-one was going to hurt him anymore. ・・・ Over the past four years, Clarence has transformed😻 Now he spends his days watching the birds and napping. He enjoys catnip as well as a good treat. He's also forged a strong bond with fellow rescued bobcat Mia. The two can often be found hanging out together. ・・・ Clarence no longer lives a life dominated by fear. He is safe thanks to you❤️ ・・・ LTB couldn't save animals like Clarence without your help. Your donation at any level truly makes a difference for Clarence and all the rescued animals.
Happy whisker Wednesday from a very focused Conga. What do you think she's stalking?... 📷Kathleen Reeder
Can you touch your tongue to your nose?!😜 Happy #TongueOutTuesday from rescued white lion Louie👑👅
Can Tabu🐯 scare Monday away?🐾 ✅ yes ✅ no ✅ or hope so!
Surprise - Moka's taking a turn in the big pool! He + Nola🐯 were just rotated into a different habitat as part of their ongoing enrichment. ・・・⠀ Exploring new spaces like this provides a physical and mental challenge 🧩 for captive animals. ・・・⠀⠀ Moka is a more cautious tiger🐅 He needed a day to adjust, but now he's jumping and swimming like a champ🏆 ・・・⠀⠀ Confiscated at the US/MX border from animal traffickers when he was just weeks old, LTB's youngest rescue "cub" is growing fast!💨 ・・・⠀⠀ Moka will be celebrating his FIRST full year at LTB on Saturday, July 27- will you come join the fun?🐾https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us
Happy Caturday!🦁 Are you ready to paw-ty?🐾
Paws up🐾 if you want to spend the holiday #weekend poolside 🏊‍♀️ like rescued grizzlies Albert🐻+ Cherry 🐻🍒
Happy 4th of July🇺🇸 + HBD Liberty! Can you believe it's been 10 years today since this wild-born cub was saved + became the very first rescued bear at LTB? 🐻 Come celebrate Liberty during the 10 a.m. visit tomorrow → Friday, July 5. Book online and watch Liberty enjoy some very special birthday enrichment. https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us 🎂 What goodies should we put in Liberty's cake?🤔 🥳 There's still time to make a donation in honor of Liberty's birthday to fund the new culvert in the black bear habitat. Your donation at any level - $5, $10, $20 or more - will help make Liberty's bday✨ wish✨ come true!❤️♡💙
Are you looking for a way to put your time and talent to good use?!🦁🐯🐻 Join our amazing team of volunteers! Volunteers are the heart and soul of our work here at the sanctuary - providing essential help in so many areas - from checking-in visitors, to food prep, and even leading visits. ・・・ Do you know someone who might be interested in volunteering?😻Please tag them in the comments. Go to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/volunteer-intern to learn more. ・・・⠀ And please help us thank🙌 all of the incredible volunteers - like Michele here - for everything they do to support the animals❤️
What do you think Maddie is smiling about today?🐻💕 ・・・⠀⠀⠀ Bears smile much like humans do, for their own bear reasons based on what makes them feel happy. ・・・⠀⠀⠀ Originally purchased as a pet for a child, Maddie was nearly sold to a canned hunt and spent years confined to a small cage with no space to play or roam and never setting foot on green grass🌱or dirt. ・・・⠀⠀⠀ Now she spends her days exploring the multi-acre black bear habitat, playing with her bestie Liberty 💞rolling in the grass, munching her favorite snack - romaine lettuce🥬 - and cooling off in the pool. ・・・⠀⠀⠀ Maddie has many reasons to smile now thanks to you. Thank you for continuing to support LTB and putting this big bear grin on Maddie's sweet face.❤️🦁🐯🐻
Does Bakari look ready to take on Monday?🦁👑
What does it take to care for rescued lions🦁, tigers🐯, bears🐻, mountain lions, bobcats and more😻 Follow Keeper Rebekah on this exclusive behind-the-scenes👀 peek at San Diego's world-class, non-profit exotic animal sanctuary - Lions Tigers & Bears. Have questions for the Lions Tigers & Bears keepers? Please leave them in the comments. If you've always wanted to be an exotic animal keeper, go to www.lionstigersandbears.org to learn how you can volunteer or join our intern program.
Just add water 💦 and rescued white tiger Nola is a happy girl💕 what's the #1 ingredient in your purr-fect #Caturday?
Will you help make Liberty's birthday🥳 wish come true? ✨ She might be full-grown, but she'll always be our baby🐻 This wild-born bear nearly lost her life as a young cub. Now she's celebrating a milestone birthday and she needs your help. ✨ Like many yearlings who leave their mothers in search of food + territory, Liberty learned to find food entering campgrounds as a young cub🐻 When wild animals are no longer afraid to enter populated areas, they're considered habituated. Sadly this conflict often costs wild animals their lives. ✨ Fortunately, officials reached out to LTB for lifetime placement and with your support, this wild-born baby became the very first rescued bear at the sanctuary on July 4, 2009🇺🇸 Liberty literally put the "bear" in Lions Tigers and Bears❤️ ✨ Thanks to you, Liberty has grown these past 10 years into the happy, healthy bear she is today. The black bear habitat is now home to five other rescued black bears. As the baby of the group, Liberty stirs up some trouble - sneaking into all the other bears bedrooms to snoop for goodies or look for a better napping spot😴 It's not uncommon to find her sleeping in Delilah's bedroom. Liberty has also forged a strong friendship with Maddie and the two can often be found playing and rolling in the grass together, sitting at the picnic table👭 or taking an afternoon dip in the pool. ✨ Liberty and all the black bears desperately need an additional culvert in their habitat. These giant cement culverts provide essential shade during the summer, cozy dens 🛌 during the winter and an overall fun spot to nap, lounge and play. Your donation at any level will make Liberty's birthday wish come true!❤️ ✨ Every day is a gift for Liberty. She's able to roam the green grass under blue skies in open space thanks to you🌞 Please come celebrate her double-digit birthday at LTB on Friday, July 5 during the morning visit and please consider a donation at any level to support her lifetime care and new culvert!
Dear Monday, This is your first warning⚠️ Sincerely, 🐾 Bakari🦁 #MondayMorning #MondayFace #
Rescued black #bear 🐻 Meatball has a few tips this #SundayFunday: 👉 Look up 👀 there's beauty 🦋 all around you☀️ 👉 Smiles are always in style😃 👉 Stay cool 😎
How much love 💕 do you have for rescued #white tiger Hank this #Caturday?
What do you mean...it's #Monday?!🙀 ⠀ Rescued black #leopard
Anyone else #lion around this #LaborDay?💤🦁🐾 ⠀ 📷 Vo
Rescued #blackbear Maddie spent many years confined in a cage with no space to run or play. Now she spends her days foraging, exploring or lounging by the pool 💦 with her bestie, Liberty🐻💞🐻 ⠀ Does this Maddie moment put a #smile 😊 on your face? We h
Happy #Caturday! 😻Rescued #tiger Hank says it's the purr-fect time to treat yourself & help the #animals💞 check out LTB's roarin' Labor Day deals! ⠀ 🦁 BOGO 50% Feeds with a Keeper 🐯 Buy 2 Get 1 FREE Member for a Day Visits 🐻 2bit.ly/LTBLaborDayDea…
So, how's your week going?😻 🐾Rescued #leopard🐆 Conga #whiskerwednesday #we
Devastated to share that our beloved rescued grizzly Albert passed away yesterday. This bear endured so much as a malnourished, mistreated cub petting bear and touched many hearts with his story of perseverance and the joy he showed daily at LTB. campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=11013…
Named for scarfing down a bag of Costco meatballs from a neighborhood garage, this wild born CA #blackbear made national news in 2012 for his many escapades in the #glendale area of #LA. Meatball celebrates his 7th rescue birthday at Lions Tigers & Bears in #SanDiego today.
Sometimes, you just have to roll with it...😻 #WednesdayWisdom from rescued #leopard🐆
How would you describe Maverick's #Monday face?🐯🐾 #MondayMornin
Currently providing lifetime refuge to 6 rescued #lions LTB is one of the few qualified safe havens for these majestic animals. Will you show your #pride this #WorldLionDay 🌎🦁 and donate to help keep lions lionstigersandbears.orgWqh
This #InternationalTigerDay only 3,900 tigers exist in the wild but 5K-7K+ are kept in backyards + roadside zoos in the U.S. alone. These 🐅s are 'generic" +have NO conservation value. Currently home to 6 rescued #tigers, LTB has saved 100s victimized in the exotic #animal t
A victim of #wildlife trafficking - Moka the #tiger cub confiscated from smugglers @ the US/MX border - celebrates his 1st bday at LTB today. Tigers like Moka are exploited through the exotic animal trade - only the lucky ones find placement at an accredited sanctuary like LTB.
Confiscated from #animal traffickers at the US/MX border as a #cub rescued #tiger Moka celebrates his first full year at LTB 7/27 myemail.constantcontact.com/Moka-arrived-o…
Fun fact: Meatball starts every day with a #smile😃 Can this rescued #bear motivate you to smile this #Monday?
Happy #Caturday😻from rescued #tiger Moka! Moka's 1st bday @ LTB is in 1 week - on 7/27 during the 10 am visit. Are you coming to watch him open his gifts?🥳 Thanks to @DrMonicaHarms for the cub photo of Moka. Do you remember when he was thi
Who's the real #LionKing of LTB?🦁👑 Bakari, Louie or too close to call? #F
Are you excited for the new #LionKing ?🎥🍿 If there was a CGI version of rescued lion Bakari - who would you cast to pla
Happy #Friyay from rescued grizzly #bear Albert🎉
Can you touch your tongue to your nose?!😜 Happy #TOT from rescued white #lion Loui
Can rescued #tiger Tabu🐯 scare #Monday away?🐾 ✅ yes ✅ no ✅
Surprise - Moka's taking a turn in the big pool! Confiscated at the US/MX border from #animal traffickers when he was just weeks old, LTB's youngest rescue #tiger is growing fast!💨 Moka is celebrating his FIRST full year at LTB on Saturday, July 27- will you come join
Happy #Caturday!🦁 Are you ready to paw-t
Paws up🐾 if you want to spend the holiday #weekend poolside 🏊‍♀️ like rescued #grizzlies Albert
What do you think rescued black #bear Maddie is smiling about today?
Does Bakari look ready to take on Monday? 🦁 #MondayMorning #thatfac
Just add water 💦 and rescued white #tiger Nola is a happy girl💕 what's the #1 ingredient in your purr-fect #C
She's #fierce #beautiful and loves her privacy - is rescued #tigress Tabu your spirit #anim
Happy #SundayFunday🌞from rescued grizzly Albert🐻 he's ready for your favorite #bear pun now... ⠀
Rescued #leopard Shadow says everyday is #Caturday 😻 Agree or disagree? 📷: Kathleen
It's #NationalSelfieDay → the purr-fect time to remember that wild #animals like 🦁🐯 and 🐻s suffer for our #selfies. Please don't hold or touch lions, tigers, bears, leopards or other big cats - it's always cruel for
Any caption ideas? 💡🦁 - - - - - #DYK lions' tongues are as rough as sandpaper? 👅 They're covered in tiny spines - called papillae - which are tough enough to scrape meat off bones. #rescued #lioness #sandiego ⠀
Maverick's trying to turn #Monday into #Funday💦🐯 is it working? #rescued #tiger ⠀ 🎥K
Wishing all dads around the world 🌎 a very happy #FathersDay from this #King 👑 of the #pride and all of us at LTB❤️ 🦁rescued
When you wake up early and realize - it's #Caturday😴 🐆 Rescued #leopard Conga #
They're doing great together! Here's a short video of them playing last week🐯❤️🐯
Rescued #tiger Maverick is ready to jump into the #weekend - are you?
LTB's smallest rescue #cat is living in a big cat world😻 Do you have a #Monday caption for Sadie? #m
Cougars, pumas, mountain lions - whatever name you use for these powerful cats - they sure are gorgeous😻 Agree or disagree? #mountainlion #rescued #san
Who remembers when Moka was this tiny?🙋🏻‍♀️Confiscated at the US/MX border from #animal traffickers🐱 Moka was initially cared for @sdzsafaripark @USFWSPacific reached out to LTB to provide a lifetime home for Moka + he joined LTB last summer❤️ #Fbf 📷@USF
Sugar is greeting #Monday w/a smile😍 are you? Bred for a canned hunt, Sugar was rescued in 2012. At first he had to be coaxed out to explore the expansive black #bear habitat b/c he wasn't used to grass or open space☀️🌈🐻 what's putting a #smile on your fa
This is pretty much Louie's whole day🦁💤 Do you know anyone who sleeps as much as a #lion? #bigcats #
Have you fallen in 💜 with Nola yet? #rescued #tiger #sandi
On a scale from 1👎 → 10🌈 how awesome are happy munching bear noises? Blossom is one of the oldest bears at LTB. She + Delilah were the last residents of a failed roadside zoo. LTB rescued both bears before they were sold to a canned
Remember when this face made national news? Wild-born #California black #bear, Meatball gained notoriety while scavenging for food🥑 + swimming in pools 🏊‍♂️ in a neighborhood northeast of #LA. Captured + relocated 2x, when Meatball returned a 3rd time🏡 he f
Don't miss your chance to join the fun + provide lifesaving care to the rescued #animals 🦁🐯🐻 ☎️(619lionstigersandbears.org/our-events/wil…t.co/jcBcO
Rescued grizzly #bear🐻 Albert loves naps, snacks and finding a great stick for chewing. It's the simple things that matter most ... Agree or disagre
Louie has an announcement: ✨Wild in the Country is this Saturday 5/18✨ Your ticket 🎟purchase directly helps Louie🦁 + all the rescued #animals. Don't miss your chance to join us for this amazing day for the animals☎️(619lionstigersandbears.org/our-events/wil….co/jcBcOM5WAR #
Happy #MothersDay💐 We showered🚿 our rescued mamas with some special enrichment. Used for breeding + exploited for years, #tiger Crystal had a rough life until her 2016 #rescue - we're happy to celebrate her + show her some love💜 today
Rescued Bengal #tiger mix Moka is rolling into🤸‍♂️the #SanDiego weekend w/Nola by his side. Who are you rolling with this #
Thanks to everyone who showed up to Pizza 🍕 w/a Purpose today + helped raise funds to feed the rescued #animals! Including the incredible LTB #Volunteer team that pulled this event together
What are you having for lunch today? Join LTB at #CPK #FashionValley and 20% of your bill will be donated to help feed the rescued animals 🦁🐯🐻 Mention LTB to your server + show thiow.ly/7ivk50u3Gu7bcUZeAG5x to help the #animals!
Are you greeting #Monday with a grin or growl? #leopard Conga
Sugar 🐻 is the only rescued #bear who hibernated at LTB this Winter.  He woke up a few weeks ago ready for action.  Doesn't he look well rested? Do you have a good morning greeting☀️ for this handsome guy? #sandiego ⠀ 📷
Do you have a Monday caption for rescued tiger Maverick?
If you had to describe Bakari in one word, what would it be?👑 #caturday #rescued #lion #SanDi
Plan lunch, dinner or takeout with friends at the Fashion Valley CPK on May 8! 20% of your purchase will be donated to feed and care for the rescued #animals at LTB bit.ly/LTBpizza🦁🐯🐻#sandiego #phi
Keeper Darby is feeding rescued #lion Louie some chicken along with his arthritis medicine.❤️Have you ever fed one of the sanctuary #animals? If you could, who would you pick to feed?🦁🐯🐻 #caturday #sandiego
For #EarthDay 🌏 & always - Tigers are #endangered and the captive breeding of generic tigers for the exotic #animal trade is part of the problem. To protect #tigers everywhere, please don't ever pay to pet, hold, or play w/🐯cubs. The animals are exposed to devastating
The rescued #bears 🐻 are getting an #Easter surprise during our 10 am visit today! 🐣 Volume up⬆️  Bbit.ly/2UlhxCXo/2heoJFiXGm - and enjoy all the holiday
Tell us how you really feel Louie!😻Did you know a lion's #roar can be heard up to 5 miles away. They often roar to tell each other where they are, intimidate intruders, or to warn each other of possible danger.🦁 What do you think Louie's roaring about? #lion 📹Volun
The LTB Team is back from the #Philippines, but there's more work to be done for Lyka and other #animals at the Maasin City #Zoo. Here's an update from Bobbi on next steps. Please donate to support Lyka's bit.ly/2YtSDExCQNMAO #AnimalWelfare #lions #animal