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An exotic animal sanctuary and educational facility in Alpine, CA

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

Celebrate in the Natural Beauty of the Ranch

Gather with family, friends and colleagues at Lions Tigers & Bears. Our animal sanctuary and ranch offer beautiful outdoor spaces, grassy lawns and meadows, and a covered pavilion surrounded by the animals who call Lions Tigers & Bears home.
 
The pristine landscape offers a natural canvas for designing the perfect wedding ceremony, reception, birthday party, corporate event, or team-building retreat. Celebrate and come together in a serene country setting with picturesque views that inspire romance, adventure and the spirit of awareness.
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Our Mission

Our Mission

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

It's official! We have our first ever shelled rescue. Weighing in at 100 pounds, this 17 year old sulcata tortoise is now calling Lions Tigers & Bears their forever home. There's one catch though...he needs a name!

We are asking for your help. It's easy as 1, 2, 3.

1) Please make a donation (of any amount) in our new shelled friends honor

2) Submit your best name on the donation form

3) Vote in our "shell-ection" (we will narrow down the best names and put them to a vote). The "shell-ection" will be announced via email and social media in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

 

kids free october

KIDS FREE OCTOBER

Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate with the entire family this fall?!The entire month of October, enjoy one FREE KID "Member-for-a-Day" pass per paid adult when you visit Lions Tigers & Bears!

August Beer Fundraiser

OH MY! BEER FUNDRAISER

Things are getting WILD in Alpine this month!

Our friends at Alpine Beer Company are brewing up a special beer called "OH MY!" to help raise money for Lions Tigers & Bears! They will be donating $2 of every pint sold at the Alpine Outpost in August. "OH MY!" is a crisp and refreshing lager that's perfect for the hot summer days. So head out to Alpine in August, and order a pint for the animals!
tiger king

What 'Tiger King' Doesn't Tell You

The Netflix docuseries, Tiger King, has taken the internet by storm, sending shockwaves and loads of memes across the interweb, all while rising to the ranks of the #1 series on the streaming service. However, the docuseries fell short in its depiction of the reality that captive big cats endure when exploited for profit in the U.S. Click below to learn more.
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Screening of The Conservation Game

Lions Tigers & Bears is sponsoring two nights of an exclusive screening of Michael Webber's "The Conservation Game" - not available for viewing anywhere else! Join us for one night or two - you choose! Tickets on sale now. Don't miss out - RSVP today!
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Virtual Meet n' Greet

Invite a big cat or bear to your next meeting!

Invite a big cat or bear to your next virtual meeting - and it will be guaranteed to be one that your co-workers or friends and family will never forget! Are you practicing social distancing? Does that mean virtual meetings are your new norm? Lions Tigers & Bears' WILD VIRTUAL Meet n' Greets are the perfect way to shake up the monotony of your virtual meetings - and the best part is - your participating benefits the animals!

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Donor Spotlight

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

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

 

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You know what they say - slow and steady wins the race!🐢 Our new sulcata tortoise friend still needs a name!✨ Head to https://bit.ly/ltbtortoise to make a donation and also submit your name suggestion in time for the 'shell-ection'! We can't wait to see what you all come up with!🐢💚
You know what they say - slow and steady wins the race!🐢 Our new sulcata tortoise friend still needs a name!✨ Heabit.ly/ltbtortoise7wonI to make a donation and also submit your name suggestion in time for the 'shell-ection'! We can't wait to see what you come up wi
Thank you so much NBC 7 San Diego for sharing the newest addition to Lions Tigers & Bears! Don't forget to donate and submit your name suggestion over at https://bit.ly/ltbtortoise before the 'shell-ection'!🐢
Oh My Gourdness! Autumn is here!🍂 Join us for not only one, but TWO Fall-tastic event! 👻 Spooky Campover: October 29th - October 30th | 3pm - 12pm⁠ ⁠ 🎃 Pumpkin Bash: October 30th | 10am⁠ ⁠ Must lionstigersandbears.org/our-events//t.co/iHhzb5ieAb #sandieg
Oh My Gourdness! Autumn is here!🍂 Who else is ready for our annual Fall festivities?!⁠ ⁠ Join us for not only one, but TWO Fall-tastic events!⁠ 👻 Spooky Campover: October 29th to October 30th | 3pm - 12pm⁠ Grab your camping gear, a pumpkin to carve, your favorite costume, and join us for an overnight campout filled with s'mores and other fun activities!⁠ ⁠ 🎃 Pumpkin Bash: October 30th | 10am⁠ Come dressed in your best costume and watch the animals devour their pumpkin treats!⁠ ⁠ Must RSVP to both events in advance! Head to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-events to grab your tickets before they sell out!⁠ ☝️Spooky Campover tickets include entry to the Pumpkin Bash visit @ 10 AM on 10/30!
Team work makes the dream work!✨ Lions Tigers & Bears relies on the hard-work and dedication of volunteers and interns to help with our day to day operations and caring for our 60+ rescued animals!🥰⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Our amazing volunteers daily service helps us immensely, we simply couldn't do all we do without them! Over the week, we'll be sharing fun facts about our volunteers so you can get to know a few of their friendly faces!🦁🐯🐻⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Interested in volunteering? Head to our website www.lionstigersandbears.org/volunteer-intern to learn more!☀️
Lions Tigers & Bears relies on the hard-work and dedication of volunteers and interns to help with our day to day operations and caring for our 60+ rescued animals!🥰⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Interested in volunteering? Head to olionstigersandbears.org/volunteer-inte…/dKqHRyJaML to le
🐐Billy is enjoying this bird's eye view of our sanctuary... and maybe he's on to an old fashioned game of hide and seek with his BFFs, Wilbur and Frick!🧡⁠ ⁠ What are you looking forward to this week? Share with us below!👇
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!!!
You know what they say - slow and steady wins the race!🐢 Our new sulcata tortoise friend still needs a name!✨ Head to https://bit.ly/ltbtortoise to make a donation and also submit your name suggestion in time for the 'shell-ection'! We can't wait to see what you all come up with!🐢💚
Thank you so much NBC 7 San Diego for sharing the newest addition to Lions Tigers & Bears! Don't forget to donate and submit your name suggestion over at https://bit.ly/ltbtortoise before the 'shell-ection'!🐢
Oh My Gourdness! Autumn is here!🍂 Who else is ready for our annual Fall festivities?!⁠ ⁠ Join us for not only one, but TWO Fall-tastic events!⁠ 👻 Spooky Campover: October 29th to October 30th | 3pm - 12pm⁠ Grab your camping gear, a pumpkin to carve, your favorite costume, and join us for an overnight campout filled with s'mores and other fun activities!⁠ ⁠ 🎃 Pumpkin Bash: October 30th | 10am⁠ Come dressed in your best costume and watch the animals devour their pumpkin treats!⁠ ⁠ Must RSVP to both events in advance! Head to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-events to grab your tickets before they sell out!⁠ ☝️Spooky Campover tickets include entry to the Pumpkin Bash visit @ 10 AM on 10/30!
Team work makes the dream work!✨ Lions Tigers & Bears relies on the hard-work and dedication of volunteers and interns to help with our day to day operations and caring for our 60+ rescued animals!🥰⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Our amazing volunteers daily service helps us immensely, we simply couldn't do all we do without them! Over the week, we'll be sharing fun facts about our volunteers so you can get to know a few of their friendly faces!🦁🐯🐻⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Interested in volunteering? Head to our website www.lionstigersandbears.org/volunteer-intern to learn more!☀️
🐐Billy is enjoying this bird's eye view of our sanctuary... and maybe he's on to an old fashioned game of hide and seek with his BFFs, Wilbur and Frick!🧡⁠ ⁠ What are you looking forward to this week? Share with us below!👇
Up close and personal with Punkin!😼 Before Punkin was lucky enough to join our sanctuary family, he was kept at a private facility in Ohio that bred tiger (and mountain lion) cubs and other exotic animals. The facility was shut down when the state enacted SB 310 - the Ohio Dangerous Wild Animals Act in 2014. Punkin was rescued in 2015, along with his partner Melanie, and they were relocated to Lions Tigers & Bears while the Ohio Department of Agriculture conducted an investigation on the facility they were seized from. They remained under Lions Tigers & Bears' care and in spring of 2018, we were granted full legal custody of both cats. Today Punkin is living is best life at our sanctuary!
Nola is spending the last few days of summer splashing around in the pool!🐯💦 Unlike most cats, tigers actually LOVE the water and with their strong bodies and webbed paws, they're also excellent swimmers!🐾 📷 Jarrod Valliere
🧢 Beat the heat this weekend with some Lions Tigers & Bears merch! Head to www.lionstigersandbears.org/shop to grab yourself and your family or friends matching hats, t-shirts, or send them a keychain of your favorite rescued animal!🦁🐯🐻 Shop to support the animals and help us continue rescuing big cats and exotics who are in danger or abandoned and to build new habitats on the ranch! We appreciate your support!💛
🐢 Lions Tigers & Tortoise?! We have a new addition to the Lions Tigers & Bears family! We have our first ever shelled rescue! Weighing in at 100 pounds, this 15 year old sulcata tortoise is now calling Lions Tigers & Bears their forever home.💚 His previous owners were elderly and could no longer care for him, so they reached out to us for help and we have opened our sanctuary to provide him with lifetime care. 😱 There's one catch though... he needs a name! Head to https://bit.ly/ltbtortoise to make a donation and submit your name suggestion! Then, vote in our "shell-ection" and we'll announce his name in the coming weeks!
🐯 Moka has his eyes on our Amazon wishlist! ⁠We are currently in need of a few items around Lions Tigers & Bears!⁠ ⁠ ⁠• Rose and Flower Care Fertilizer⁠ - https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B000VYP302/?coliid=I3MOP2UI2L5W0U&colid=287CQYO7JR1DV&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it ⁠ • 100 Feet Pro Commercial Hose (these are specifically stronger than regular hoses)⁠ - https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B000KL12RE/?coliid=IGHXIJMZGAUBE&colid=287CQYO7JR1DV&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it ⁠ • Garbage Cans⁠ - https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07MG88DGL/?coliid=IBBPZ5CIGYGX7&colid=287CQYO7JR1DV&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it ⁠ Head to http://bit.ly/wishlistLTB to find our full Amazon wishlist!⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Thank you for all your generous donations, we appreciate them more than you know!🧡🦁🐯🐻
Help us congratulate our Founder/Director, Bobbi Brink, who was chosen as an East County Magazine Community Champion for their Environment and Wildlife Protection category! The award celebrates her tireless efforts providing a safe no-breed, no-kill sanctuary for exotic animals and for her nationwide efforts to draw attention to the need to end the captive ownership of exotic wildlife. Way to go Bobbi!🎉 Find the full list of finalists over at ➡️ www.eastcountymagazine.org/east-county-magazine-announces-finalists-community-champions-awards
Caught watermelon handed!🍉🐻 Whether you live in San Diego or on the other side of the world, there are many ways you can get involved with Lions Tigers & Bears! From shopping in our online store for unique merchandise, donating, coming out for a visit, or sharing about what we do with your friends and family, your actions help the rescued animals here!⁠ ⁠ Head to www.lionstigersandbears.org to learn more!⁠🦁🐯🐻🧡⁠
Conga can't believe it's already Monday!😮 Will we be seeing you at Lions Tigers & Bears for a visit this week? Come by and say hello to Conga and learn about the 65+ amazing rescued animals we provide a lifetime home to!⁠ ⁠ Whether you are looking to be a Member for a Day, Feed with a Keeper, or have an Exclusive Behind the Scenes visit, we are ready to welcome you! Head to www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us to book your visit today!🦁🐯🐻⁠
Looks like RJ is looking for an extra day to the weekend!😸 Tag a friend below who can relate!👇
Thank you to UC San Diego, for this feature story and for covering one of the very first screenings of The Conservation Game Movie at Lions Tigers & Bears!🦁🐯🐻
Looks like this bear is ready for a dip in the pool!🐻💦 As a true and accredited sanctuary - we are a strict no contact facility. Many people ask how we work around the big cats and bears safely and without contact? We do what is called protected contact - meaning there is always a fence or gate between our keepers and the animals. All of our habitats are designed with a safety bedroom or dens - so that the animal can be safely contained, giving the keepers access to clean, perform routine maintenance, and add enrichment or food for the animals to enjoy!💛
Bakari is feeling like the 'mane' character😉 Wind blowing through his mane while he shares a moment with his sister, Suri!🦁🧡✨ What are you up to this weekend? Share with us below!👇 If you're looking for plans, come by for a visit with your family and friends! Head to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us to grab your tickets for a fun filled day at Lions Tigers & Bears!🦁🐯🐻
It wouldn't be Teddy Bear Day if we didn't share our very own Teddy! Do you know how to tell Himalayan black bears apart from other species of black bears? Himalayan black bears have a black coat with a light brown muzzle and a pale yellow crescent on their chest🖤
Pumpkin spice and everything nice! That means our Spooky Campover and Pumpkin Bash is right around the corner! Join us for TWO fun filled days! ⁠ 👻 Spooky Campover: October 29th - October 30th | 3pm - 12pm⁠ Grab your camping gear, a pumpkin to carve, your favorite costume, and join us for s'mores and other fun activities!⁠ ⁠ 🎃 Pumpkin Bash: October 30th | 10am⁠ Come dressed in your best costume and watch the animals devour their treats!⁠ ⁠ Must RSVP to both events in advance! Head to www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-events to check out the details and to grab your tickets before they sell out!
Long weekend 'spaw' day for Maddie!🐻🐾💦⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Who can pass up a nice relaxing soak in the pool?! Soaking is one of Maddie's favorite activities, besides romping around with her BFF Liberty, of course!
📢🩺 Last weekend Tabu, our 18 year old tiger, had an episode of possible seizure-like activity. Fortunately our keepers were nearby and witnessed it, and have been able to closely monitor her while our veterinary team has been assessing her case. She had returned to normal activity and behavior, but unfortunately she had another episode yesterday, indicating possible progression. Based on the length of the episodes, her age (she will be 19 this November), and possible causes for seizures in tigers, our veterinary team has started her on medication to help prevent future seizures and some sedatives to keep her calm and alleviate any pain she may be experiencing. Our veterinarian, Dr. Sadler, will be conducting a more in depth assessment, physical exam and full blood panel under anesthesia this upcoming week. Seizures can be caused by a variety of reasons in tigers, including epilepsy, infections, dietary deficiencies, brain tumors, or metabolic derangements. While we don't know the exact cause of Tabu's episodes, we are focused on controlling her clinical signs and keeping her comfortable while we run diagnostics to help diagnose her condition. Once we have initial testing performed and have a diagnosis as to what is causing her seizures, we will make a treatment plan that will continue to give her a great quality of life, while also hopefully preventing any progression. We will be sure to update you on her status as we learn more. In the meantime, please send your well wishes for Tabu. And if you'd like to make a donation to help cover her veterinary costs, it would be welcomed and appreciated.🙏🏽
Fridays = picnic day for Teddy and Baloo!🐻🍎🧺 Actually, everyday that ends with a 'y' calls for a picnic for these two!🤣⁠ ⁠⁠ Teddy and Baloo are our rescued Himalayan Black Bears.🐻🖤 These brother bears stay busy during the day, because they are a diurnal species, meaning they are active during the day time with periods of rest during the night. What other species are diurnal? Comment below! 🐻⁠
Just 'lion' around with Arusha!🦁😂 Give us your best lion jokes below! We'll repost a few of them in our stories later today!✨
What do you think Cherry has found in the box?! Could it be items from our Amazon Wishlist?⁠ ⁠ We are currently in need of the following items:⁠ ⁠ ⁠🗑️ Trash Bags and Trash Cans ⁠ Find our full Amazon wish list over at http://bit.ly/wishlistLTB ⁠ ⁠ Did you know that when you shop on Amazon, you can support the rescued animals of Lions Tigers & Bears?! That's right! Select our charity and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases! 🦁🐯🐻⁠ ⁠ We greatly appreciate your support and your generous donations!🧡⁠
Tongue out Tuesday with Tabu👅🐯 We've noticed a bunch of new followers lately! Which is amazing, WELCOME to our community. 🦁🐯🐻⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ If you're new around here, we are the ONLY fully accredited non-profit, no-breed, no-kill, no contact, exotic big cat and bear animal sanctuary located in in east San Diego County. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ As one of the few exotic animal sanctuaries in the United States accredited by both the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and the American Sanctuary Association, we abide by the strict standards of care set forth by these accrediting bodies, ensuring all animals in our charge are provided with the utmost care, compassion and attention.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ If you're looking for ways to get involved, head to our website www.lionstigersandbears.org to learn more, donate, or plan your visit. Thank you for following! We appreciate you. 💛
Meatball looks like he is on a mission this Monday!🐻 What could he be getting up to? Drop your funny answers below and we'll share a few in our stories!
Summer Sunday Fundays call for playing in the pool!🐯💦 Share below what you are up to today! Do your plans look like Moka's?🎉
Sleep, eat, play, and repeat - a day well spent for Bakari!🦁 Did you actually know that Bakari has a laid back personality and lets his two sisters do all the work⁠. Who else is like that with their siblings?👀😂
Crystal is the happiest girl and all smiles because the weekend is here and because there's so many new faces in our community!😻 If you're new around here, HELLO! We are Lions Tigers & Bears 🦁🐯🐻 A no-breed, no-contact, no-kill, big cat and bear sanctuary in Alpine, CA. We provide a lifetime home to amazing exotic animals that have been rescued from all sorts of ruthless situations🧡. The one thing they have in common is that they will NEVER suffer again. That's because we've made it our mission to provide them with the most amazing life possible!🥰 ⁠ ⁠⠀⁠ Come check us out for yourself! Head to www.lionstigersandbears.org to book your visit or to check out the other ways to get involved! 🦁🐯🐻
😻Conrad is patiently waiting for the weekend! Anyone else? This is also a friendly reminder that depending on where you live, you may have seen more wildlife out and about! It is very important that we all do our part to help keep wildlife WILD. So, if you live in areas that share habitat with wildlife, please be aware of your actions, and take the following precautions:⁠ ⁠ 🐾Do not feed or interact with wild animals⁠⁣⁠.⁠ 🐾Keep your trash bins contained and indoors overnight⁠⁣⁠. You can bring them to the curb the morning of trash day.⁠ 🐾Don't feed your pets outdoors.⁠⁣⁠ 🐾Refrain from planting fruit trees and hanging bird feeders close to your home.⁠ ⁠ Share this post with friends to help spread awareness! These simple actions can help save a life❤️
Summer days are for meat ice pops!🥩🧊☀️ As a true and accredited sanctuary - we are a strict no contact facility. Many people ask how we work around the big cats and bears safely and without contact? We do what is called protected contact - meaning there is always a fence or gate between our keepers and the animals. What questions do you have about Lions Tigers & Bears? Drop them below!
We spy with our little eyes, a pumpkin!🎃 Which could only mean that tickets for the annual Spooky Campover and Pumpkin Bash are available!⁠🍂 ⁠ Anyone else ready for Fall festivities? We are thrilled to be hosting two of our favorite events again this year! 👻 Spooky Campover: October 29th - October 30th | 3pm - 12pm⁠ Grab your camping gear, a pumpkin to carve, your favorite costume, and join us for s'mores and other fun activities!⁠ ⁠ 🎃 Pumpkin Bash: October 30th | 10am⁠ Come dressed in your best costume and watch the animals devour their treats!⁠ ⁠ Must RSVP to both events in advance! Head to www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-events to check out the details and to grab your tickets before they sell out!
💭🐻👀 Sugar Bear thinks that if we all sit very still, Monday won't see us. Who's on board?! Did you know our keepers spread the bear's daily diet around their 5 acre habitat so they can forage for food? ⁠⠀ This not only encourages physical exercise, but mental stimulation too, because foraging for food and locating hidden treats throughout the many enrichment platforms encourages problem solving behavior which is very important for these inquisitive mammals. ⁠⠀ This is all part of providing quality care to the animals of Lions Tigers & Bears. 🙌🏻🦁🐯🐻
Doesn't Hank have the sweetest face?😍🐯 Did you know that all white tigers are cross-eyed? Contrary to common belief, white tigers are not a separate species (or sub-species). All white tigers in captivity are a result of extensive inbreeding that is perpetuated by the exotic animal trade. This practice results in pervasive congenital health issues - like being cross-eyed. ⁠⠀⁣ ⁠⠀⁣ 😔 Reminder: please do not pay to pet, hold, or play with white tigers (or any tigers for that matter) in shows or displays! You can learn more about white tigers and the exploitation they face, by visiting an accredited sanctuary like Lions Tigers & Bears.🐾
Saturdays spent with sisters Jillian and Suri!🦁 Did you know that Lions are one of the most social types of cats in the world?! Tag your crew if you're a social cat too!🦁🧡
Did you know that Cherry Bomb is a rescued Alaskan Silvertip Grizzly?!🐻 Grizzlies can be distinguished from black bears by their high-humped shoulders, concave face, and shorter, rounder ears! Their thick fur may appear frosted, which is where they get the name "grizzly".⁠ ⁠ Whether you are new to this community, or a long time supporter, we'd love for you to introduce yourself! Share where you are from and which Lions Tigers & Bears animal or species is your favorite in the comments below!👇🧡🦁🐯🐻
Baloo is wondering if a visit to Lions Tigers & Bears is on your summer bucket list?! He'd love to see you!🐻☀️ Come say hi to Baloo and his brother, Teddy, in person and learn about the 65+ amazing rescued animals we provide a lifetime home to! Whether you are looking to be a Member for a Day, Feed with a Keeper, or have an Exclusive Behind the Scenes visit, we are ready to welcome you! Head to www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us to book your visit for the family today!🦁🐯🐻⁠
Nola makes golden hour that much better!🐯☀️✨ Nola was rescued in December 2017 after she was seized from an unpermitted location near New Orleans, Louisiana. Nola was only five months old at the time of her rescue. She required immediate medical attention for conditions consistent with severe neglect including malnutrition and parasites. 😥💔⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Actually, Nola did not have a name prior to being rescued! A naming contest was initiated to help name the new white tiger cub. The top five contenders included:⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 🌟 NOLA - Short for New Orleans, Louisiana, where she was rescued from.⁠⠀ 🌟 MISSY - By chance, two of the women in Louisiana who were key in helping to rescue the cub are named Missy. We propose this name in their honor.⁠⠀ 🌟 ZOE - In honor of a longtime, dedicated supporter of LTB who works tirelessly on behalf of captive big cats and exotic animals.⁠⠀ 🌟 CHARLIE - Suggested by LTB supporter Sundi, who won last year's auction package at Wild In the Country to join Bobbi on this life-saving rescue.⁠⠀ 🌟 SASSY - LTB volunteers use this word quite a bit to describe her playful, spunky nature! ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ On February 13, 2018 the polls closed, and the winning name was Nola.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Share Nola's story today and tag a friend, or share this post!
Palm trees and a cool breeze sounds like an ideal day for Liberty!🌴🐻 Looking for the perfect getaway!?🦁🐯🐻 Come stay at Lions Tigers & Bears and be immersed in the sights and sounds of the big cats and bears at our very own White Oak Wild Nights retreat!🌳⁠ Head to www.lionstigersandbears.org/white-oak-wild-nights to book your very own private safari! Adventure is waiting!
Pumpkin spice season is JUST around the corner, which means so is our Spooky Campover and Pumpkin Bash! Mark your calendars!🗓️ 👻 Spooky Campover: October 29th - October 30th | 3pm - 12pm Grab your camping gear, a pumpkin to carve, your favorite costume, and join us for s'mores and other fun activities! www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-events/spooky-camp-over 🎃 Pumpkin Bash: October 30th | 10am Come dressed in your best costume and watch the animals devour their treats! www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-events/pumpkin-bash Must RSVP to both events in advance! Both events will sell out!
😼 Punkin has his eye on something! What could it be? Visitors? Chicken? Drop your guesses below! Whether you live in San Diego or on the other side of the world, there are many ways you can get involved with Lions Tigers & Bears! From shopping in our online store for unique merchandise, donating, coming out for a visit, or sharing about what we do with your friends and family, your actions help the rescued animals here!⁠ ⁠ Head to www.lionstigersandbears.org to learn more!⁠🦁🐯🐻🧡⁠
🐯🐾 Moka is excited that Friday is finally here! He'll be romping around with his best friend! Can you guess her name? 1️⃣ Crystal 2️⃣ Nola 3️⃣ Tabu Drop your guess below!🐯
Your favorite picnic bear is back! TEDDY!🧺🐻 Who thinks they would make the perfect picnic partner for him?🐻🍎🍉
Lions Tigers & BEER?! OH MY!🍺🦁🐯🐻 All month long, our friends at Alpine Beer Company are donating $2 of every pint of "OH MY!" sold at the Alpine Outpost! They've brewed up this crisp and refreshing lager to help raise funds for Lions Tigers & Bears. So head out to Alpine this month and be sure to make a toast to the animals!🍻
Thank you to The Alpine Sun Newspaper for spreading awareness and the great feature! 🐯 https://thealpinesun.com/international-tiger-day-used-to-bring-awareness-to-trafficking/
Maddie is ALL smiles today!🐻😁 Probably because she is looking forward to our Bear-day party this coming Saturday to celebrate Blossom, Delilah, Sugar Bear & Meatball's Rescue Days!🥳 What can we tell ya? Our girl Maddie loves a good party! You can join us during the 10 AM visit on 8/14. Head here to book 👉https://bit.ly/bearday2021 Because all of our animals are rescues we don't always know their exact birthday, so instead we celebrate on the day they first arrived to our sanctuary. And it just so happens that Blossom, Delilah & Meatball were all rescued in August.🎉
Diego is enjoying his Sunday scratches!😻 💡 Did you know? Bobcats are the most abundant wild cat in North America, ranging throughout the entire continental U.S. and southern Canada to northern Mexico.
Blossom is here to tell you that Saturdays are for loungin', snackin', and playin'! And also that next Saturday is hers, Meatball, Sugar Bear, and Delilah's Bear Day!🐻☀️ Join us during the 10 AM visit on August 14th! 👉Head to https://bit.ly/bearday2021 to RSVP for their Bear Day today!🎉🥳
SPOTTED🐆 - Both, Conga in her habitat and the weekend!🤩⁠ ⁠ A special thanks to the ACES FOUNDATION for their generous grant to our sanctuary which has helped us purchase a variety of tools to help maintain our animals' habitats, make repairs, and keep things in tip top shape around the ranch! The new tools are really coming in "handy"!🔨🔧💛
Great piece with KPBS! Thank you so much for the kind feature!🦁🐯🐻 https://www.kpbs.org/news/2021/aug/05/local-animal-sanctuary-legislation-protect-lions/?fbclid=IwAR1Sk8U3UVqf4BBlHspyZpcT6Sp9USvAh-6XFrlVv05Ycq9-gqzOtqVk2Z0
What better way to cool off than a swim and a brew?!💦🍺🐻 Planned a visit to Lions Tigers & Bears this month?! If you have, be sure to stop by Alpine Beer Company on your way back down the hill for a pint of "OH MY!" lager and some yummy bites. $2 of every pint of "OH MY!" sold at the Alpine Outpost in August goes directly to Lions Tigers & Bears. The animals thank you!🍻 P.S. if you don't have a visit booked, it's not too late! Head here to learn more👉 www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us
🦁 Bakari is looking fierce this Wednesday! Let's get to know him better! Below are a few fun facts about Bakari - which ones did you already know?! 1️⃣ Bakari was named by two of our wonderful supporters at Lions Tigers & Bears, Janice and Gary Freiberg. They bid to name him at our annual Wild in the Country fundraiser in June of 2007.⁠🧡 2️⃣ He was rescued with his sisters, Suri and Jillian, in 2007 at four weeks of age from a big cat sanctuary in Louisiana.⁠🥰 3️⃣ His favorite food is chicken and beef⁠⁠!🍗🥩
It's Cherry Bomb's favorite day - National Watermelon Day!🍉🐻 Drop a watermelon emoji in the comments to send Cherry watermelon wishes while she swims!🍉🐻💦
"Did someone say drinks?!"🦁🥤💭⁠ Stay hydrated this summer with a Lions Tigers & Bears Sippy Cup! All proceeds from our online shop benefit the lifetime care of the rescued animals that call Lions Tigers & Bears home!🦁🐯🐻 Head to www.lionstigersandbears.org/shops to grab one for yourself and the entire family!🥤☀️
Things are getting wild out here in Alpine this summer!🐾☀️⁠ ⁠ Our friends at Alpine Beer Company are brewing up a special beer called "OH MY!"😱 to help raise money for Lions Tigers & Bears!🦁🐯🐻⁠ ⁠ They will be donating $2 of every pint sold at the Alpine Outpost in August. "OH MY!" is a crisp and refreshing lager that's perfect for the hot summer days. So head out to Alpine in August, and order a pint for the animals! 🍻
If you aren't spending your Saturday lounging by the pool, then where are you aaaaaaat?!🐯💦
Another shoutout to FOX 5 San Diego for this feature! Thanks so much for making World Tiger Day so great! https://fox5sandiego.com/news/local-news/lions-tigers-bears-urges-conservation-on-international-tiger-day/?utm_source=t.co&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_medium=referral
Thank you CBS 8 San Diego for the amazing feature. Check out their amazing article "Celebrating International Tiger Day with Lions, Tigers and Bears" below! https://www.cbs8.com/video/news/local/morning-extra/celebrating-international-tiger-day-with-lions-tigers-and-bears/509-1b67a78b-2dda-43cb-85a9-fbc17747c8cd
🐯🐾 Today is International Tiger Day. A day for the world to come together to raise awareness for tigers in the wild - where a mere 3,900 remain. Although Lions Tigers & Bears is not a conservation organization - we are a true sanctuary and lifetime home - we still play a very critical role in protecting tigers because there is such a direct link between wild populations and those being kept in captivity here in the U.S. due to the illegal exotic animal trade. Moka is a victim of wildlife trafficking, and his story is a perfect example of how close to home this illegal trade strikes. In August 2017, at just 7-weeks old, Moka was rescued from smugglers at the US/MEX border. He was sent to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, where he remained under the facility's care until June 2018. Because Moka is a bengal tiger hybrid, he was not conducive for the zoo's species survival breeding program, so Lions Tigers & Bears welcomed him to our sanctuary. Soon after arriving, Moka was introduced to Nola, a white tiger of a similar age and the pair have been inseparable ever since. Fortunately for Moka, he got a second chance at life, but other tigers aren't so lucky. 🚫The illegal trade of wildlife is a multi-billion dollar international industry. It is a complicated network that will continue to be fueled as long as there is a demand for live tigers and their parts. You can help protect tigers by staying informed and helping spread the word about this heinous industry. And by making a gift to Lions Tigers & Bears, you can help ensure the lifetime care of Moka, the rest of the rescued tigers living at our sanctuary, and other tigers still out there waiting for their second chance. Thank you for your support - and thank you for being a voice for tigers.🧡
🐯 Nola is another of our white tigers that calls Lions Tigers & Bears their furever home. When you look at Nola today, you see a healthy, playful, young tiger that enjoys spending her days letting her BFF Moka know who's boss. But Nola wasn't always this well off. As a cub, she was found chained on concrete in a Louisiana backyard. Law enforcement confiscated her. She required immediate medical attention for conditions consistent with severe neglect including parasites and malnutrition. Videos by her former owner also showed her being physically abused. Nola was a victim of wildlife trafficking. Fortunately we were able to step in and provide Nola with a lifetime home. Her rescue was actually part of a multi-state rescue that also helped save the lives of several bears kept in private ownership. Nola's story is not unlike thousands of other captive bred tigers here in the U.S. However what sets them apart is that most of these tigers won't find themselves as lucky as our girl, Nola. International Tiger Day is tomorrow. Please make a commitment to not be a part of the abuse. Tigers are meant to be in the wild, not living as pets in backyards and basements.
Special thanks to our friends over at There San Diego for sharing our upcoming International Tiger Day celebration scheduled for this Thursday, 7/29 @ 10:30 AM! Check out the article here👉 https://theresandiego.com/moka-nola-international-tiger-day/ And to join us, head here to book your visit here👉 https://bit.ly/LTBTigerDay2021
Sunday calls for a pool day with toys for Moka!🐯💦 As we grow, we would love to get another Tipsy Tom toy for the cats here at Lions Tigers & Bears! If you are able to, you can donate directly to this post and all donations will go towards a new toy! We appreciate all of your support!🧡
Sunday calls for a pool day with toys for Moka!🐯💦 As we grow, we would love to get another Tipsy Tom toy for the cats here at Lions Tigers & Bears! If you are able to, you can donate directly to this post and all donations will go towards a new toy! We appreciate all of your support!🧡
Looks like Meatball is having a picnic for one today!🐻🍎🥬🍉
What could silly Nola be getting up to?🐯🤪 Drop your funny guesses below and we'll share a few of our favorites in our stories tonight!
☀️ With the warmer weather months now upon us, we would also love to remind everyone that it takes all of us to help keep wildlife wild. If you live in areas that share habitat with wildlife, be aware of your actions:⁠⁣⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠ 🐾Do not feed or interact with wild animals⁠⁣⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠ 🐾Keep your trash bins contained and indoors overnight⁠⁣⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠ 🐾Don't feed your pets outdoors⁠⁣⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠ 🐾Refrain from planting fruit trees and hanging bird feeders close to your home⁠ ⁠ Together we can help keep them wild!⁠ ⁠⠀⁠ Share this in your stories or tag friends to remind them how important these simples actions are to help save a life! ❤️
🦁 Many of you have been asking how Bakari's been doing, so here's an update! As you may recall, Bakari has intervertebral disc disease, which is the reason for his intermittent limb lameness and flair ups that he experienced earlier this year. We have been keeping him on a tight regimen of medications to manage any pain and offering him intermittent den rest to alleviate any over exertion. This process has seemed to help, as his condition is currently stable. Bakari really enjoys spending each day lounging with his sisters (lions sleep 20+ hours a day!) and his voracious appetite is strong as ever, devouring 12-15 pounds of raw meat a day.
Looks like Teddy has the Monday blues🐻💤 Anyone else feel the same?🤪
🧠Sunday quiz: Can you guess whether Arusha is part of Louie or Bakari's pride? Drop your guesses below!🦁 As a true and accredited sanctuary - we are a strict no contact facility. Many people ask how we work around the big cats and bears safely and without contact? We do what is called protected contact - meaning there is always a fence or gate between our keepers and the animals. All of our habitats are designed with a safety bedroom or dens - so that the animal can be safely shifted and contained, giving the keepers access to clean, perform routine maintenance, and add enrichment or food for the animals to enjoy.
For RJ, Cat-urdays call for catnaps and pouncing around with his friends!😼 Speaking of pouncing, bobcats can leap up to 10 ft in the air!⚡ Can you think of any other animals that can leap high up into the air? Share them below!👇
Looks like someone is ready for fun in the sun this weekend! Anyone else's plans look like Meatball's?🐻💦☀️
Conga is popping in to say HELLO!🐆 There are a lot of new friendly faces around here - Welcome! We are Lions Tigers & Bears - a no-breed, no-contact, no-kill big cat and bear sanctuary in Alpine, CA. We provide a lifetime home to amazing exotic animals that have been rescued from all sorts of ruthless situations. The one thing they have in common is that they will NEVER suffer again. That's because we've made it our mission to provide them with the most amazing life possible.🧡 ⁠⠀⁠ There are many ways you can get involved with us! From donating, to volunteering, and also coming for a visit! Head to our website www.lionstigersandbears.org to learn more and we can't wait to meet you! 🦁🐯🐻
We often get asked of the many ways to get involved with Lions Tigers & Bears and there are plenty of ways! Maddie recommends one really unique (and impactful!) option is to start a fundraiser on Facebook for your birthday or a special life event!🐻✨ It's as simple as 1, 2, 3 to start a fundraiser on Facebook: 1️⃣ Tap on the three lines on your phone and select Fundraiser or if you're on a computer, select Fundraiser on the left hand side menu when you open Facebook. 2️⃣ Select Lions Tigers & Bears as the nonprofit 3️⃣ Select the goal amount of money you'd like to fundraise and hit create! Then just share away with your network. Your fundraiser helps keep Lions Tigers & Bears operating and impacts the lives of the animals not only living here, but those out there still in need of rescue.🧡
Mia is here with your Tuesday reminder that 🚫 exotic cats are NOT pets🚫! Before founder, Bobbi Brink, rescued her, Mia was kept in a house as a pet. But keeping a bobcat as a pet didn't work too well. Her previous owner had to become accustomed to shredded curtains, scent marketings, and clawed furniture. Fortunately, he decided to step up and do the right thing, and sought out a sanctuary for Mia. And we welcomed her with open arms, thanks to the support of members and donors like YOU. Mia had to adjust to living outside in her habitat, but soon found herself right at home alongside her other bobcat friends like Clarence & RJ!😺🧡
Tabu has her eyes on the week ahead! Start your week off with our specialty blend coffees! Have a favorite? Share with us below which one it is! 🦁 Bakari's Bold Blend 🐯 Maverick's Mighty Roast 🐻 Albert's Private Reserve (decaf) Head to our shop --> www.lionstigersandbears.org/shops to stock up for you and your coffee loving friends today! 📸: Kailee Powers
🔥Road Fire update: Good news from the ranch today - the Road Fire has been contained and first responders have it under control so it is no longer considered a threat to our sanctuary. A HUGE thank you to all of the fire personnel who continuously put their lives on the line to battle these incidences. We appreciate each and every one of you. With excessive temperatures and drought-like conditions, fire season appears to be striking early this year. It is more important than ever to be prepared. Rest-assured we are taking numerous pre-cautionary measures to be prepared and to keep the animals safe.
Raise your hand if you think white tigers are albinos or a different tiger subspecies! The truth is..... white tigers are actually the keepers of a rare recessive gene inherited from both parents which causes the white coloration or the fur. ~1 out of 10,000 tigers are born with this rare genetic mutation, called leucism, which causes the tiger to lose pigmentation in its skin and fur. With only around 3,900 tigers left in the wild, it is doubtful that a white tiger will ever be born in the wild. So why are there more than 200 known white tigers living in captivity right now?! These tigers are the result of inbreeding. The practice of mating or breeding individuals closely related genetically results in high rates of genetic disorders and other health complications for offspring. Captive inbreeding of white tigers results in high neonatal mortality rates, typically exceeding 80%. The cubs that do survive go on to suffer from chronic health issues including facial malformations, scoliosis, hip dysplasia and vision problems. The allure of the white tiger has fueled a lucrative cycle of exploitation and abuse. Many tigers must be inbred multiple times to get the one perfect white tiger exhibitors like to market to the public. Where do those cubs that aren't "perfect" go? The truth is - we don't always know. 😔⁠ Crystal is a survivor of this type of exploitation. Please remember: do not pay to pet, hold, or play with white tigers (or any tigers for that matter) in shows or displays! You can, however, learn more about white tigers and the exploitation they face, by visiting an accredited sanctuary like Lions Tigers & Bears.🐾
🔊 A message from our Founder, Bobbi: "I wanted you to be the first to know, that I just got back from making a 2,500+ mile journey to Montana and back to rescue and safely transport Atlas the bobcat. Atlas, who is 4, was being kept by a private owner in Montana that bought him as a pet when he was just a kitten. Atlas lived indoors alongside his private owner, a dog, and a domestic cat. However, as Atlas continued to grow and develop, his innate instincts began to shine bright and being the bobcat that he is, Atlas became unmanageable. Atlas' owner knew that the bobcat deserved a better life where he could just be a bobcat, so he decided to step up and do the right thing and reached out to Lions Tigers & Bears for help. We are SO happy to welcome Atlas to our sanctuary family, and are confident that he will adjust well to his new life. We even have high hopes to introduce Atlas to Diego, as they are just around the same age, but only time will tell. Right now, Atlas is in a temporary habitat undergoing our routine and mandatory quarantine that all new arrivals to our sanctuary must complete. Atlas will need a den and some enrichment features such as hammocks and pools. You can help welcome Atlas to our sanctuary by making a gift in his honor. It's been an exciting few months here at Lions Tigers & Bears as we have welcomed several new animals to the sanctuary (Lily the white tiger, Eli and Savannah the servals, Wilbur the goat). Each new rescue means additional mouths to feed, habitats to tend to, and veterinary expenses - all of which quickly add up. Your support on any level will help provide for the ongoing daily care of our 65+ rescued animals. Thank you so much for your ongoing support and compassion." -Bobbi
Teddy thinks that everyday ending with a ‘y' is a great day for a picnic! 🍉🐻
Long weekend feast fit for a king! Can you guess how many lbs of meat Bakari eats in a day?!👀🥩🦁
Bakari is a serious Sunday mood - snackin' and snoozin'!🦁💤 Who else is spending their Sunday the same way?
Happy Fourth of July and Happy Bear-Day Liberty!❤️🐻🎆⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠Wondering how Liberty got her name?!👇✨ ⁠⠀ Liberty was living in the Angeles National Forest and had to be removed because she had learned how to get food from the campers.⛺ Each year, many bears wander into campgrounds, where their chances of survival are doomed. ⁠⠀ Once dependent on humans for food, these bears continue to frequent the campgrounds and become a danger to campers. When this happens, Fish & Wildlife are called in and since most bears are not able to be relocated, they are euthanized. Each year too many bears are euthanized due to human contact, but thankfully, Liberty's fate was destined to have a happy ending.😍 Liberty now has a lifetime home at Lions Tigers & Bears, living happily in a four-acre bear habitat with five other black bears!🐻❤️
You know it's Friday when Conga gets silly!🐆🤪 Drop an emoji in the comments below if you'll be joining us for a visit this weekend!☀️ Whether you live in San Diego or on the other side of the world, there are many ways you can get involved with Lions Tigers & Bears! From shopping in our online store for unique merchandise, donating, coming out for a visit, or sharing about what we do with your friends and family, your actions help the rescued animals here!⁠ ⁠ Head to our website www.lionstigersandbears.org to learn more!⁠🦁🐯🐻🧡⁠
Louie is patiently waiting for the weekend!🦁 Looking for the perfect getaway!?🦁🐯🐻 Come stay at Lions Tigers & Bears and be immersed in the sights and sounds of the big cats and bears - your very own private safari is waiting for you at our very own White Oak Wild Nights retreat!🌳⁠ ⁠ Purchase a gift certificate to White Oak Wild Nights or book your stay today by heading to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/white-oak-wild-nights - Adventure awaits!☀️⛰️ 📷: Kailee Powers
Looks like Diego has spotted some visitors!😼 With schools out for the summer, are you looking for something fun and educational to do with the family?! Plan a visit to Lions Tigers & Bears!☀️ Join our amazing keepers on a two-hour guided educational visit of the sanctuary and animal habitats! Book your visit today by heading to our website www.lionstigersandbears.org 🦁🐯🐻
Liberty has her eyes on the weekend because we're having a paw-ty🐾🐻🥳! This 4th of July weekend🇺🇸, celebrate at Lions Tigers & Bears and wish our first rescued bear, Liberty, a very Happy Bear-day!🎂 It's been 12 years since Liberty first arrived to Lions Tigers & Bears as a yearling and we hope you can celebrate this special day with us! When: THIS SATURDAY, July 3rd during our 10 AM educational visit Where: Lions Tigers & Bears 24402 Martin Way, Alpine, CA 91901 By Donation: $46/Adult, $26/Child (12 and under) *Limited capacity. Must RSVP in advance, so head to https://bit.ly/MemForADay and select the 10AM visit on July 3rd! See you all soon!☀️
Our girl, Cherry Bomb, is beating the heat with a watermelon ice pop!🍒🍉☀️
Happy Rescue Day, Conga!⁠🐆✨ ⁠⠀ Conga was a captive-bred pet who was abandoned by her previous owner at the age of five weeks. Fortunately, thanks to the support of our members, Lions Tigers & Bears was able to adopt her! We are happy to be able to provide a happy and safe life at Lions Tigers & Bears!🧡 We want to remind you that it is NEVER a good idea to try and have a wild animal as a pet, they belong in the wild. Their wild instincts eventually emerge, they become hard to handle and pose an extreme risk to the community, leaving the animal to face an uncertain future. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ You can however sponsor an animal at Lions Tigers & Bears! Head to our website www.lionstigersandbears.org to learn more!🦁🐯🐻
Moka was ready for his closeup!🐯 It's time for Friday Favorites! Can you guess Moka's favorite food? Drop your guess below!☀️
Everyday is a pool day for Meatball🐻💦☀️ Who else loves cooling off with a swim?!🌈💦
Crystal is debating whether it's going to be a pool day or not!🐯💦🌈☀️
Nothing beats views of Conga playing during golden hour!🌤 ⁠⠀ We often get asked of the many ways to get involved with Lions Tigers & Bears and there are plenty of ways! We welcome you to start a fundraiser on Facebook for your birthday or a special life event! To start a fundraiser on Facebook: 1️⃣ Tap on the three lines on your phone and select Fundraiser or if you're on a computer, select Fundraiser on the left hand side menu when you open Facebook. 2️⃣ Select Lions Tigers & Bears as the nonprofit 3️⃣ Select the goal amount of money you'd like to fundraise and hit create! Your fundraiser helps keep Lions Tigers & Bears operating and impacts the lives of the animals not only living here, but those out there still in need of rescue.✨
Splish splash, Moka is caught having a bath!🐯💦 What else are Caturday's for?!
Did you know we have three different bear species at Lions Tigers & Bears? American black bear, Himalayan black bear, and our sole grizzly bear here...Cherry Bomb. Can you name some of Cherry Bomb's rescued bear friends? 📷 Jarrod Valliere
Billy is saying, "Got any snacks"... 😂🐐💛 ⁠ ⁠ Comment your best meme-like caption below and we'll share some of our favorites in our story! 🦁🐯🐻
Hangin' with Conga!🐆🤪 Conga, being the leopard that she is, LOVES to climb.🤩 Thanks to some very special members and friends of Lions Tigers & Bears, we were able to build an aerial skyway dubbed 🐆"Conga's Run" 🐆 for her to climb in to her hearts content and have an aerial view of all the happenings at the sanctuary.👀🧡
Thank you to The San Diego Union-Tribune for the amazing feature! Be sure to check out our founder Bobbi Brink on the Name Drop San Diego podcast! Let us know what you think! 🦁🐯🐻
Tongue out Tuesday!😝 Looks like RJ has spotted something delicious! What could it be?! Bobcats like to sneak up on their prey and then pounce on it!😼
Bakari doesn't look too thrilled that it's Monday already! Anyone else make the same Monday morning face?😝🦁
You know what they say - slow and steady wins the race!🐢 Our new sulcata tortoise friend still needs a name!✨ Heabit.ly/ltbtortoise7wonI to make a donation and also submit your name suggestion in time for the 'shell-ection'! We can't wait to see what you come up wi
Oh My Gourdness! Autumn is here!🍂 Join us for not only one, but TWO Fall-tastic event! 👻 Spooky Campover: October 29th - October 30th | 3pm - 12pm⁠ ⁠ 🎃 Pumpkin Bash: October 30th | 10am⁠ ⁠ Must lionstigersandbears.org/our-events//t.co/iHhzb5ieAb #sandieg
Lions Tigers & Bears relies on the hard-work and dedication of volunteers and interns to help with our day to day operations and caring for our 60+ rescued animals!🥰⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Interested in volunteering? Head to olionstigersandbears.org/volunteer-inte…/dKqHRyJaML to le
🐐Billy is enjoying this bird's eye view of our sanctuary... and maybe he's on to an old fashioned game of hide and seek with his BFFs, Wilbur and Frick!🧡⁠ What are you looking forward to this week? Share with us below!👇 #goatsintree #goats #goa
Up close and personal with Punkin!😼 #mountainlions #catsoftwitter #mountainl
Nola's spending the last few days of summer splashing around in the pool!🐯💦 Unlike most cats, tigers actually LOVE the water and with their strong bodies and webbed paws, they're also excellent swimmers!🐾 #whitetigers #catsoftwitter #bigcats #exoticcats #ti
🧢 Beat the heat this weekend with some Lions Tigers & Bears merch! Head lionstigersandbears.org/shopS9j to grab yourself and your family or friends matching hats, t-shirts, or send them a keychain of your favorite rescued animal!🦁🐯🐻 #sandiego #nonprofitorganizatio
🐢 Lions Tigers & Tortoise?! We have a new addition to the Lions Tigers & Bears family! We have our first ever shelled rescue! 😱 There's one catch though... he needs a name! Hebit.ly/ltbtortoiseo7eNwa to make a donation and submit your name sugge
Caught watermelon handed!🍉🐻 There are many ways you can get involved with Lions Tigers & Bears! From donating, coming for a visit, or sharing about what we do, your actions help the rescued animals here!⁠
Conga can't believe it's already Monday!😮 Will we be seeing you at Lions Tigers & Bears for a visit this week? ⁠ Healionstigersandbears.org/visit-usW549f to book your visit today!🦁🐯🐻⁠ #thingstodosandiego #sandiegot
Looks like RJ is looking for an extra day to the weekend!😸 RT if you can relate! #weekendvi
Looks like this bear is ready for a dip in the pool!
Bakari is feeling like the 'mane' character😉 Wind blowing through his mane while he shares a moment with his sister, Suri!🦁🧡✨ If you're looking for plans, come by for a visit with your family and friendlionstigersandbears.org/visit-us/lJHGkSDblO to grab your tickets!
It wouldn't be Teddy Bear Day if we didn't share our very own Teddy! Do you know how to tell Himalayan black bears apart from other species of black bears? Himalayan black bears have a black coat with a light brown muzzle and a pale yellow crescent on their chest
Pumpkin spice and everything nice! Spooky Campover and Pumpkin Bash are right around the corner! ⁠ 👻 Spooky Campover: October 29th - October 30th | 3pm - 12pm⁠ ⁠ 🎃 Pumpkin Bash: October 30th | 10am⁠ ⁠ Must RSVP to both events in alionstigersandbears.org/our-events
Long weekend 'spaw' day for Maddie!🐻🐾💦⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Who can pass up a nice relaxing soak in the pool?! Soaking is one of Maddie's favorite activities, besides romping around with her BFF Li
Friday's call for a picnic day for Teddy and Baloo!🐻🍎🧺 Actually, everyday that ends with a 'y' calls for a picnic for these two!🤣 ⁠⠀ Remember to please leave wild animals in the wild! It is never a good idea to
Just 'lion' around!🦁 Retweet us with your best lion jokes! #lions #catsoftwitter #bigcats # exoticc
What do you think Cherry has found in that box?! Could it be items from our #AmazonWishlist?⁠ ⁠ Find our full Amazon wish list overbit.ly/wishlistLTBMoqE ⁠ We greatly appreciate your support and your generous donati
Tongue out Tuesday with Tabu👅🐯 #tongueouttuesday #tigers #tigerrescue #bigcatrescue #exot
Meatball looks like he is on a mission this Monday!🐻 What could he be getting up to? #blackbear #bearrescue #mondayblues #mondaymood #mondayvi
Summer Sunday Fundays call for playing in the pool!🐯💦 #tigers #exoticcats #catsoftwitter #animalsanctuary #animalrescue #catrescue #sandiego #sunday
Sleep, eat, play, and repeat - a day well spent for Bakari!🦁 Did you actually know that Bakari has a laid back personality and lets his two sisters do all the work⁠. Who else is like that with their siblings?👀😂 #lions #catsoftwitter #animalsanctuary #a
🐯Crystal is the happiest girl and all smiles because the weekend is here!😻 #whitetigers #bigcats #catsoftwitter #rescuedtiger #animalsanctuary #animal
😻Conrad is patiently waiting for the weekend! Anyone else? This is also a friendly reminder that depending on where you live, you may have seen more wildlife out and about! Please do your part to help keep wildlife WILD and help save a life! #animalrescue #animalsanctu
Summer days are for meat ice pops!🥩🧊☀️ #leopards #bigcats #exoticcats #
We spy with our little eyes, a pumpkin!🎃 Which could only mean that tickets for the annual Spooky Campover and Pumpkin Bash are available!⁠🍂 ⁠ Must RSVP to both events in advancelionstigersandbears.org/our-eventsiHhzb50DID to check out the details and to grab your tickets!
💭🐻👀 Sugar Bear thinks that if we all sit very still, Monday won't see us. Who's on board?! #mondaymood #mondayvibes #blackbears #b
Doesn't Hank have the sweetest face?😍🐯 Did you know that all white tigers are cross-eyed? White tigers are not a separate species (or sub-species). All #whitetigers in captivity are a result of extensive inbreeding that is perpetuated by the exotic animal trade. #exotica
Saturdays spent with sisters Jillian and Suri!🦁 Did you know that Lions are one of the most social types of cats in the world?! Tag your crew if you're a social cat too!🦁🧡 #bigcats #lions #rescuedcats #cats
Did you know that Cherry Bomb is a rescued Alaskan Silvertip Grizzly?!🐻 Grizzlies can be distinguished from black bears by it's high-humped shoulders, concave face, and shorter, rounder ears! #grizzlybears #bearsoftwitter #bearrescue #bears #animalres
Baloo is wondering if a visit to Lions Tigers & Bears is on your summer bucket list?! He'd love to see you!🐻☀️ Hlionstigersandbears.org/visit-us7KW549f to book your visit for the family today!🦁🐯🐻⁠ #sandiego #thingstodosandiego #sandiegobusiness #animalsan
Nola makes golden hour that much better!🐯☀️✨ #whitetigers #bigcats #exoticcats #whitetiger #ti
Palm trees and a cool breeze sounds like an ideal day for Liberty!🌴🐻 Helionstigersandbears.org/white-oak-wild…ioVgKK to book your very own private safari! Adventure is waiting! #sandiegobusiness #sandiegotravel #visitsa
Pumpkin spice season is JUST around the corner, which means so is our Spooky Campover and Pumpkin Bash! Head to our website to learn more! lionstigersandbears.org
😼 Punkin has his eye on something! What could it be? Visitors? Chicken? Drop your guesses belo
🐯🐾 Moka is excited that Friday is finally here! He'll be romping around with his best friend! Can you guess her name? 1️⃣ Crystal 2️⃣ Nola 3️⃣ Tabu Drop your guess below!🐯 #tigers
Your favorite picnic bear is back! TEDDY!🧺🐻 Who thinks they would make the perfect picnic partner for him?🐻🍎🍉 #bears #teddybearpicnic
Lions Tigers & BEER?! OH MY!🍺🦁🐯🐻 All month long, our friends Alpine Beer Co are donating $2 of every pint of "OH MY!" sold at the Alpine Outpost! They've brewed up this crisp and refreshing lager to help raise funds for Lions Tigers & Bears!🍻 #sandiegoco
Maddie is ALL smiles today!🐻😁 #blackbear #bearrescue #bearsoft
Diego is enjoying his Sunday scratches!😻 💡 Did you know? Bobcats are the most abundant wild cat in North America, ranging throughout the entire continental U.S. and southern Canada to northern Mexico. #bobcats #bobcatrescue #sundayfunday #sunda
Blossom is here to tell you that Saturdays are for loungin', snackin', and playin'! What are your plans this weekend? Share them with us below!🐻☀️ #weekendvibes #weekendfun #bla
SPOTTED🐆 - Both, Conga in her habitat and the weekend!🤩⁠ ⁠ A special thanks to the ACES FOUNDATION for their generous grant to our sanctuary which has helped us purchase a variety of tools to help keep things in tip top shape! The new tools are really coming in "
What better way to cool off than a swim?!💦🐻 #grizzlybear #thursdayvibes #bearsw
🦁 Bakari is looking fierce this Wednesday! #bigcatrescue #animalsanctuary #lionrescue #lions #bigcats #exoticcats #animalres
It's Cherry Bomb's favorite day - National Watermelon Day!🍉🐻 Drop a watermelon emoji in the comments to send Cherry watermelon wishes while she swims
It's National Friendship Day! Name a snugglier duo than Teddy and Baloo or the three best friends anyone could have - Billy, Frick, and Wilbur!🐻🐐🦙💛⁠ ⁠ Tag a friend below you want to come visit Lions Tigers & Bears with alionstigersandbears.org/t.co/
🐯 Nola is another of our white tigers that calls Lions Tigers & Bears their furever home. When you look at Nola today, you see a healthy, playful, young tiger that enjoys spending her days letting her BFF Moka know who's boss. #bigcatrescue #bigcats #internationaltiger
Thank you @ThereSanDiego for the feature! Will you be joining us on Thursday, July 29th for International Tiger Day?
What could silly Nola be getting up to?
For RJ, Cat-urdays call for catnaps and pouncing around with his friends!😼 Speaking of pouncing, bobcats can leap up to 10 ft in the air!⚡ Can you think of any other animals that can leap high up into the air? Share them be
Mia is here with your Tuesday reminder that 🚫 exotic cats are NOT pets🚫! #bobcats #CatsOnTwitter #bobcat #cat
You know it's Friday when Conga gets silly!🐆🤪 Drop an emoji in the comments below if you'll be joining us for a visit this weekend!☀️ #leopard #exoticcat #bigcats #bigcatsanctuar
Louie is patiently waiting for the weekend!🦁 📷: Kailee Powers #bigcatsanctuary #bigcats #lions #lionstigersan
Bakari is a serious Sunday mood - snackin' and snoozin'!🦁💤 Who else is spending their Sunday the same way? #sundayfunday #bigcat
Tabu is now the most elusive of all the tigers!⁠🐯 ⁠ Did you know that Tabu was born here at Lions Tigers & Bears, along with her sister, the late Sitarra? As a cub, she actually loved to play in the pool with her sister, Sitarra, and show off for anyone paying atte
Nothing beats views of Conga playing during golden hour!
Happy Father's Day to the King of the Jungle! We hope you have a rawr-tastic day!🦁🎉🧡 #kingofthejungle #fathersday #happyfathersday #l
Splish splash, Moka is caught having a bath!🐯💦 What else are Caturday's for?! #tigerrescue #tigersoftwitter #tigers #bigcats #bigcatsan
Did you know we have three different bear species at Lions Tigers & Bears? American black bear, Himalayan black bear, and our sole grizzly bear here...Cherry Bomb. Can you name some of Cherry Bomb's rescued bear friends? 📷 Jarrod Valli
Billy is saying, "Got any snacks"... 😂🐐💛 ⁠ ⁠ Comment your best meme-like caption below and we'll share some of our favorites in our story! 🦁🐯🐻 #goatsoftwi
Tongue out Tuesday!😝 Looks like RJ has spotted something delicious! What could it be?! Bobcats like to sneak up on their prey and then pounce on i
Bakari doesn't look too thrilled that it's Monday already! Anyone else make the same Monday morning face?😝🦁 #mondaymood #mondayvibes #morningmotivation #mondayblues #
Sugar Bear is on his way to enjoy Sunday Funday with his bear-y best friends!🐻🧡 #sundayfunday #sundayvibes #bearrescue #blac
Where, oh where, is Blossom Bear heading going?! 🐻 Share your funny guesses below!😜👇 #bearrescue #blackbear #bearonthego #animalsanctuary
Denali is doing a catwalk into the weekend!⁠😼 ⁠ Servals have long, powerful legs that help them jump as high as 12 ft into the air! Guesses on what they're trying to catch that high up?👀 #servals #servalcat
Don't know what to get Dad this Father's Day? Don't leave him questioning your gift choices like Louie here!🦁🎁 Find the purr-fect gift in our online shop OR book a visit to explore the sanctuary🦁! Onllionstigersandbears.org/shopsWl4UVtF7X Book yolionstigersandbears.org/visit-us
"I'll watch the picnic table while everyone gathers the food"💭🐻⁠ Have you seen the bears at or on the picnic tables during your visit?🤪 Book your visit today by heading to olionstigersandbears.org/poTUWULbxM and we all can't wait to see you!🦁🐯🐻
Conrad has his eyes on you and is popping by to say hello!😼 #bobcats #bigcatsoftwitter #bigcats #bigcatsanctuary #animalrescue #animalsanctu
Happy Sunday! What do you think caught Hank's eye during golden hour?🤩🐯☀️ Drop your guess below!✨ #bigcats #bigcatrescue #animalsanctuary #tigerrescue #goldenhour #sandiego
Conga has spotted the weekend, which means catnaps, playing, and snacks!🐆🌳 RT if you have the same weekend plans!🤪☀️ #fridaymood #fridayvibes #weekendready #weekendishere #animalsanctu
Throwback Thursday to your favorite duo, Moka and Nola, chasing sunsets and splashing around in the pool!🐯☀️💦 #rescuebigcats #bigcats #anima
Did you know that #grizzlybears are omnivores? Meaning they eat both meat and vegetation! Cherry Bomb🍒🐻 has a #summer staple as a favorite of hers! Can you guess what it is? a) watermelon🍉 b) hot dogs🌭 c) salads🥗 d) berries🍓 #rescuebears #sa
Anyone else ready for a cat nap the day after a long weekend? We know Suri is ready for one!🦁 #bigcats #bigcatsanctuary #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #sandiego #postlongweekendm
Is that you, Monday?👀 Moka is spending today hanging out in the pool! 🐯💦 Thank you to our veterans, active duty military, and all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our c
"Hey, who woke me up from my catnap?!"💭😼 Will we be seeing you at Lions Tigers & Bears? Join us as a member for a day, an exclusive behind the scenes visit, or our feed with a keeper experience! There's something for everyone! Book your lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us
A scratching post fit for a king🦁. Louie is ready to pounce into the long weekend! ⁠Who's ready?!⁠🤩🥳☀️ ⁠ 📷 : Jarrod Valliere #longweekend #bigcat
We're the three best friends that anyone could have🐐🦙🐐🧡 We have Frick, Wilbur, and Billy! Can you guess who is who? #goats #goatsoftwitter #llama #farmlife #ani
Has Nola found our Amazon wishlist?🐯🎁⁠ ⁠ Did you know that when you shop on Amazon, you can support the rescued animals of Lions Tigers & Bears?! Select our charity and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases! 🦁🐯🐻
Just 'lion' around in the shade!🦁☀️ Did you know that while lionesses do not have a mane, and it is a main distinction from lions, it also protects them from the heat?! #bigcats #nonprofitorg #nonprofitsanctuary #animalwelfare #animalsa
If this isn't a Monday mood, we're not sure what is🐻💤 ⁠ ⁠ 📷 : Jarrod Valliere #mondayvibes #mondaymood #bearsoftwitter #bearrescu
"Hello, nothing to see here"👀🐻 Himalayan black bears, like Teddy (& his bro Baloo), are omnivores. Their diet consists of nuts, fruit, veggies, cooked meats, eggs, lots of fish and of course the occasional pb&j sandwich🥜🍯🍏🍉🥪
Time for a catnap, Louie?🦁💤 Anyone else as ready as he is for the weekend?🤩 #catnap #bigcats #bigcatrescue #lionresc
If you're looking for a sign to treat yourself to a picnic, this is it! 🍉🥬🍎🥑⁠ #bearsoftwitter #picnic
Have you seen Conga climbing around her habitat?🐆 Did you know that #leopards are skilled climbers? They have powerful back legs which can propel them into high places! They also like to rest on tree branches during the day.🌳 📷: Jarrod Valliere #bigcats #cats
But 1st...coffee! ⁠🤩⁠ Bakari looks the same way we do if we don't get our cup o' joe first thing. Fortunately, we are stocked up on our Lions Tigers & Bears' Specialty Blend coffees!⁠lionstigersandbears.orgoTUWULbxM to grab some today! 📷 Jar
Tabu, we feel the same way about how quickly the weekend went by!
Maddie is all smiles this Saturday!😊🐻 #blackbears #bearsoftwitter #nonprofit #bear
Spotted! Louie making faces at the camera!🦁🤪⁠ ⁠ #wednesdaymood #midweekvibes #bigcats #animalsanctuary #nonprofitor
Wilbur is out and about today and saying hello!🐐⁠ Come say hi to Wilbur in person and learn about the 65 amazing rescued animals we provide a home and care to in person. Healionstigersandbears.orgULbxM to book your visit for the family today!🦁🐯🐻⁠ #thingstosa
Liberty is off on an adventure today!🐻🌳 Could she be off to find her favorite snack? Guess what that is:⁠ A) Salmon🐟⁠ B) Avocado🥑⁠ C) Eggs🥚⁠ D) All of the above🤩 #blac
Meatball is all smiles this Saturday as he'll be swimming in the sun!🐻💦⁠ PS- Let's stay in touch! Never miss a beat and stay up to date with what's happening at Lions Tigers & Bears by signing up for our newsletter! bit.ly/LTB-sign-upesjoxi47 to sign
Eli, one of the newest rescued servals, is slowly getting more comfortable after his move! Moving can be very scary for these animals. Although he's still a bit timid, Eli came out to say hello and check out the scene! #servals #catsoftwiitter #cats #servalc
Blossom is popping by to remind you that #blackbears, like her, are the most familiar and most common bears in North America.🐻⁠⠀⁠ ⁠⠀⁠ ☀️ And with the warmer weather months upon us, we would also love to remind everyone that it takes all of us to help
Tongue out Tuesday!🦁👅 ⁠ Did you know that lions are the only species of cat that live in groups? Did you also know that the females are the main hunters? 💛🦁⁠ #lions #bigcats #tongueouttuesday #lionfacts #bigcat
Nola has her eyes on Monday and is ready for a week of pool time and playing with her bestie, Moka!🐯☀️ #whitetigers #rescuedanimals #bigcats #catsof
Bakari couldn't be more handsome!😍 A distinct way to tell male lions and lionesses apart is the mane on a male lion! Can you guess the "mane" function of the lion's mane?🦁 Share your guesses below!✨ #bigcats
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