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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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Turkey Bash

Come get WILD at Lions Tigers & Bears the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving - and watch our rescued big cats and bears enjoy their Thanksgiving Feast. This event is a special twist on our regularly scheduled 10 AM guided educational visit.
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Christmas with the Animals

Come watch the animals open their Christmas presents and celebrate the holiday season in the beautiful San Diego countryside with fresh air and wide open spaces alongside your friends, family, and the animals!
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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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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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Staring down the last Monday before Thanksgiving and the long holiday weekend like: ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ #Thanksgiving #RescueCat #Cats #Thanksg
Sadie cat is staring down the last Monday before Thanksgiving and the long holiday weekend like: ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ Who else is ready for a short and festive week?! P.S. Don't forget our Turkey Bash is happening this Friday & Saturday @ 10 AM ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿพ https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-events/thanksgiving-turkey-bash
Here are some fun facts about lions today you may not know! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’› 1๏ธโƒฃ Lions are one of the most social types of cats in the world. ๐Ÿ‘‰Tag your crew if you're a social cat too. 2๏ธโƒฃ Female lions are the main hunters for the pride, while the male lion stays back and protects the territory. โœ”๏ธ Stay at home dad = #lifegoals 3๏ธโƒฃ Female lions raise their cubs together. ๐Ÿ™‹ Who else has a lot of aunties? Were any of these facts new to you? Let us know below!
Fun facts about lions today you may not know! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’› 1๏ธโƒฃ Lions are one of the most social types of cats in the world. 2๏ธโƒฃ Female lions are the main hunters for the pride, while the male lion stays back and protect the territory. Were any of these facts new to you
Christmas shopping this weekend? ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„ Meatball wanted to remind you to help support him and the other animals of LTB when gift-giving this year and check out the LTB online gift shop! Head lionstigersandbears.org/shopsr8GzEz to shop our online shop this Saturday! โค๏ธ
Christmas shopping this weekend? ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„ Meatball wanted to remind you to help support him and the other animals of LTB when gift-giving this year and check out the LTB online gift shop! Our gift certificates, t-shirts, hats, coffee, tumblers, magnets, plus so much more - are a BEARY sweet gift for the animal lover in your life! Head here: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/shops to shop our online shop this Saturday! โค๏ธ
White tigers are beautiful, but also a reminder to all of us that exotic animals belong in the wild, and not in captivity. ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ’”โ € ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผlionstigersandbears.org/advocacy-and-lโ€ฆ.co/14SF4LeVsY to contact your legislators about the Big Cat Public Safety Act. #WhiteTiger #B
White tigers are beautiful, it's true, yet they are a reminder to all of us that exotic animals belong in the wild, and not in captivity. ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’” Their white fur is a product of a gene mutation, robbing them of their camouflage and causing many other congenital health problems. Many cubs are born with chronic health issues including hip dysplasia, scoliosis, mental impairments, and facial malformations.โฃโ โ € White tigers only exist in captivity. No tiger deserves to live this way. Do you agree? ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ Take action to keep tigers in the wild and away from captivity by heading here: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/advocacy-and-legislation to contact your legislators about the Big Cat Public Safety Act. ๐ŸŒŸ Share with your network today and join us in our mission to STOP the misuse, mistreatment, and abuse of big cats! ๐ŸŒŸ
Bakari is ready for the Turkey Bash next Friday and Saturday, are you!? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆƒ This family-friendly, socially distanced, Holiday-themed event is almost SOLD OUT! If you are considering coming, we are encouraging you to head lionstigersandbears.org/our-events/thaโ€ฆUyX7Nm & to purchase your t
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? โ € What word would you use to describe Diego?
Don't you just love Maddie's happy face?? โ € Purchased as a pet and nearly sold to a canned hunt, this 18 year old black bear was rescued six years ago. โ € 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. โ € Each of these tigers has their own rescue story - but they all share a common background as victims of the exotic animal trade. โ € 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 belongโฃ๏ธ - an estimated 5,000 to 7,000 tigers are kept captive in backyards and roadside zoos in the U.S. alone. โš ๏ธActual numbers may be higher, since there is no federal tracking program for privately owned big cats. โ € 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. โ € 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. โ € 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. โ € In fact, only 250 of the 5,000 to 7,000 captive U.S. tigers are pure-bred subspecies (kept in AZA accredited zoos). โ € 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. โ € With your help - together we can do even more to protect tigers. โ € โŒPlease don't pay to hold or play with tigers. It's always cruel for the animals and doesn't support real conservation efforts. โ € โŒPlease don't pay to watch tigers in circuses or performances. Tigers are wild animals not entertainers. โ € โœ…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). โ € โœ…Sign up for LTB's newsletter and visit our website to stay informed. โ € โœ…Donate, visit, volunteer + share information to raise awareness. โ € โค๏ธThank you for taking a stand to support tigers this International Tiger Day.
Are you hanging with your pride?this Sunday Funday? โ € Rescued lions Louie?,Arusha & Zulu ? Keeper Brian
Happy birthday beautiful boy!? โ € We're celebrating not just a birthday today - but Moka's rescue - and a life free from abusive exploitation. โ € 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. โ € Your donations, membership, visits, volunteer efforts and support truly make a difference and ensure that animals like Moka live with dignity and respect. โ € Will you consider a donation of $27 today to support Moka's lifetime care at LTB?โค๏ธ 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?? ?? โ € ?Volunteer Alyssa โ €
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??? โ €
Moka+ Nola= #SundayFunday Couldn't you watch these two ???all day? โ € ?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?? โ € 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!โœจ 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!!! โค๏ธ 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? โ € 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. โ € 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. โ € Only the lucky ones - like Louie? - find placement at an accredited sanctuary like Lions Tigers & Bears. โ € @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. โ € 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. โ € 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! โ € 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??? โ € ? @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? โ € 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 โ€” they are bred solely in captivity for exploitation. โ € 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. โ € 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? โ € ?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? โ € 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. โ € 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. โ € 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. โ € 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. โ € Clarence no longer lives a life dominated by fear. He is safe thanks to youโค๏ธ โ € 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?... โ € ? @kathleenreeder
Can you touch your tongue to your nose?!? Happy #TOT from rescued white lion Louie?? โ € ?Volunteer Alyssa
Can Tabu? scare Monday away?? โœ… yes โœ… no โœ… 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. โ € Exploring new spaces like this provides a physical and mental challenge ? for captive animals. โ € Moka is a more cautious tiger? He needed a day to adjust, but now he's jumping and swimming like a champ? โ € Confiscated at the US/MX border from animal traffickers when he was just weeks old, LTB's youngest rescue "cub" is growing fast!? โ € Moka will be celebrating his FIRST full year at LTB on Saturday, July 27โ€” will you come join the fun?? โ €
Happy Caturday!? Are you ready to paw-ty??
Paws up? if you want to spend the holiday #weekend poolside ?โ€โ™€๏ธ like rescued grizzlies Albert?+ Cherry ??
Happy 4th of July?? + HBD Liberty! โ € Can you believe it's been 10 years today since this wild-born ? cub was saved + became the very first rescued bear at LTB? โ € Come celebrate Liberty during the 10 a.m. visit tomorrow โ†’ Friday, July 5. Book online and watch Liberty enjoy some special birthday enrichment? โ € 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 bdayโœจ wishโœจ come true!โค๏ธโ™ก? โ € 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 โ€” from checking-in visitors, to food prep, and even leading visits. โ € Do you know someone who might be interested in volunteering??Please tag them in the comments. (Volunteer link in profile for more info) โ € And please help us thank? all of the incredible volunteers - like Michele here - for everything they do to support the rescued animalsโค๏ธ โ € 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??? โ € Bears smile much like humans do, for their own bear reasons based on what makes them feel happy. โ € 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. โ € 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. โ € 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.โค๏ธ??? โ € โ € โ € โ €
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? โ € 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. โ € 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. โ € 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 Bearsโค๏ธ โ € 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. โ € 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!โค๏ธ โ € 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 animalsโœจ โ € 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? โ € 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??? โ €
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. โ € #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. โ € Can you name any other animals with great night vision?? โ €
Isn't this behind-the-scenes peek at a very content Tabu ? purr-fection? โ € 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. โ € She's fierce, beautiful and loves her privacy โ€” is Tabu your spirit animal?? โ € ?Volunteer Alyssa โ €
Louie is practicing his inner โ˜ฎ๏ธ - - - As a former circus ? lion, Louie's no stranger to stress, but since his rescue he spends his days like this โ€” soaking up the SoCal โ˜€๏ธ 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?? โ € ?@kathleenreeder
Happy Sunday Funday?from rescued grizzly Albert? he's ready for your favorite bear pun now... โ € ?Keeper Brian
Shadow says everyday is #Caturday ? Agree or disagree? โ € ? @kathleenreeder
It's National Selfie Day โ†’ 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 ??? โ € 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. โ € When we know better, we do better. Help raise awareness for the animals and show us your โค๏ธ #HumaneSelfie โค๏ธ
Um... who is this new bear and what is she doing in my pool? โ € ?:Delilah ? @KathleenReeder
Can you imagine waking up in your own luxurious retreat, to the roars of rescued lions and tigers?โœจ โ € White Oak Retreat is the beautiful overnight escape at the sanctuary, overlooking the gorgeous Linking Love habitat. All proceeds benefit the rescued animals.??? โ € 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.? โ € 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. โ € ?@kathleenreeder
Maverick's trying to turn Monday into Funday?? Is it working? โ € ?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 LTBโค๏ธ โ € ? @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. โ € Tigers are supposed to be long and lean? โ€” 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. โ € 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 โ€” many suffer from severe and even fatal health impairments. โ € 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. โ € You can help protect tigers by never paying? to see white tigers at a facility that breeds, buys or exploits them. โ € 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 โ€” even if it takes him a while to find themโค๏ธ โ € When you donate to LTB - you support life-saving care for formerly exploited animals like Hank. โ € 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 โ€” 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 animalsโค๏ธ??? thanks to Keeper Rebekah for modeling the merch?
Lean in - Tabu has something to share...? โ € Did you know Tabu is the only animal living at LTB who was born? here? โ € We're often asked: How can I tell if a sanctuary is legit? โ € 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 โ†’ here are some things to look? for: โ € True sanctuaries: โœ…Do not breed animals. A consistent and regular presence of cubs is a red flag?? โœ…Do not buy, sell or trade animals. โœ…Do not allow hands-onโœ‹ encounters with lions, tigers, leopards, bears or other apex predators. No organization committed to animal welfare and/or conservation would ever allow this. โœ…Provide a lifetime home for animals + meets each animal's physical and mental needs. โ € 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? โœจโœจโœจ
With legs?+ ears? for days + gorgeous markings, it's easy to see why people fall in โค๏ธ w/servals. They're also believed to be the most successful hunters in the cat world? โ € Sadly, these wild cats have gained popularity as "pets" - but servals are wild animals with wild ?instincts and behaviors to match their exotic looks. โ € 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. โ € 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?โ€โ™€๏ธwho remembers when Moka was this tiny? โ € 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. โ € 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. โ € 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 onesโ˜˜๏ธ find placement at a qualified sanctuary like LTB. โ € 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. โ € 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.โค๏ธ??? โ € ?US Fish & Wildlife, US Customs & Border Protection, LTB โ € โ € โ €
Who needs a nuzzle and a nap?
Maverick would like to remind everyone โ†’ he's a tiger?
Sugar Bear is greeting Monday with a smile? are you? โ € Bred specifically for a canned hunt, Sugar was saved by an employee who fell in loveโค๏ธ 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. โ € When he first arrived, Sugar had to be coaxed out of his bedroom because he wasn't used to grass, dirt or open spaceโ˜€๏ธ - but it didn't take long and now you can see him out and about exploring the expansive black bear habitat each day. โ € What's putting a smile on your face this magnificent Monday??? โ € โ € โ €
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 ??? โ € 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 careโค๏ธ โ € Participation is always optional for the animals who are fed a portion of their carefully measured daily diet. โ € 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! โ € Do you know a father who would enjoy a visit to LTB???? โ € โ € โ €
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? toโ†’ 10? how awesome are happy munching bear noises? โ € 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. โ € 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. โ € 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.โค๏ธ โ €
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. โ € 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. โ € 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. โ € Zulu is doing great todayโ˜€๏ธ and we are so thankful for your support. โ € 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. โ € Your donation at any level is essential. Thank you for ensuring Zulu and all the rescued animals receive the lifesaving care they need.โค๏ธ โ € โ € โ €
Tiger stripes are like fingerprints? No two tigers have the same pattern. Can you identify this rescued LTB tiger?? โ € โ € โ € ?@kathleenreeder
Thank you to our veterans, active duty military + all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.?? โ € โ € โ € ?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?โ€โ™‚๏ธ 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?? โ € ?Volunteer Alyssa
What word would you use to describe rescued black leopard Shadow? ? โ € Cats like Shadow warrant dignity and respect - unfortunately, this elderly leopard experienced neither for the majority of his life. โ € Badly declawed at his previous facility, he lived in constant pain, unable to walk normally on his mangled paws.ย ย 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. โ € Since Shadow's 2016 rescue, LTB has worked to provide Shadow w/the best life possible.ย ย He nearly died two years ago when his heart stopped during aย ย 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. โœจ โ € 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. โ € 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.โค๏ธ โ € ? @kathleenreeder
Happy Whisker Wednesday from rescued bobcat RJ! This fun-loving boy โค๏ธ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? โ € A wild-born California black bear, Meatball - aka "the Glendale Bear"- gained notoriety while scavenging for food ? + swimming in backyard pools ?โ€โ™‚๏ธ in a neighborhood northeast of LA. โ € 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. โ € Fortunately, LTB was able to provide a lifetime home + the compassionate decision was made to save Meatball's life.โค๏ธ โ € Whether you live near wild bears? or hike, campโ›บ๏ธ, or visit bear country, we can all help protect wild bears! โ € 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. โ € Do you have a favorite bear-proofing tip to share? โ € โ € ?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!โ˜€๏ธ 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!โค๏ธ ?Keeper Darby
Do you know how Maverick? got his name? โ € Bobbi + her husband were watching Top Gun? when they got the call about a young tiger needing rescue. โ € What movie? character name would you pick for a rescued tiger? โ € ? @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. โ € Fortunately Zulu's life changed dramatically in 2017 when her trainer reached out to Lions Tigers & Bears seeking lifetime sanctuary for this aging lioness. โœจ โ € 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.? โ € 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.โ˜€๏ธ โ € 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. โ € Costs like these add up, but so does your support.โค๏ธ โ € Please buy your Wild in the Country ticket? today and make a difference for Zulu + other exotic animals in need, โ˜Ž๏ธ(619) 659-8078 x4, link in profile. โ € Can't make the event Saturday? Text WIC to 71760 and bid in the silent auction, which goes live Friday.
Rescued grizzly bear? Albert โค๏ธs naps, snacks and finding a great stick for chewing.? โ € It's the simple things that matter most ... Agree or disagree???? โ € โ € ?Volunteer Alyssa
Louie has an announcement: โ € โœจWild in the Country is this Saturday 5/18โœจ โ € 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 animalsโ˜Ž๏ธ(619) 659-8078 x4 or linktree in profile. We're so excited @whitneycummings will be here to guest host, and @iticamilanes + @hautechileproductions. โ € Even if you can't attend, you can bid on the silent auction starting Friday. Text WIC to 71760 to get started. โ € โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ € Have you ever heard Louie roar in person? โ € 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. โ € โ € ?Volunteer Alyssa
Anyone have a caption for Teddy??? โ € โ € ?Volunteer Alyssa
Happy Mother's Day? โ € 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. โ € How are you celebrating this Mothers Day?? โ € โ € ?+?Keeper Darby
Rescued Bengal-mix tiger Moka is ready to roll ?โ€โ™‚๏ธ into the weekend w/bestie ? Nola. Who are you rolling with this Caturday? โ € โ € ?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 โ€” 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? โ € โ € Cherry Bomb also shares Albert's โค๏ธ of naps? She loves hanging out in her bedroom ?. Who can relate??โ€โ™€๏ธ โ € โ € ? Keeper Darby
Are you coming to Wild in the Country in 10 days? โ € Don't miss this incredible event that helps feed and care for the rescued animals all year longโค๏ธ ??? โ € Get your tickets today and save - before prices go up on May 11. โ € 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!โค๏ธ but it's important to remember how powerful and dangerous captive wild animals truly are. โ € 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. โ € 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. โ € 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. โ € Do you think Bakari helps prove that point? โ € 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? โ € โ € ?Keeper Darby
Look who's up! Sugar Bear is the only rescued ? who hibernated at LTB this Winter.ย ย He woke up a few weeks ago ready for action.ย ย Doesn't he look well rested? Do you have a good morning greetingโ˜€๏ธ for this handsome guy? โ € ?Volunteer Alyssa
Rescued bobcat Mia says Caturdays are for โžก๏ธadventure!? Would you agree? โ € 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.ย ย Can you name either of her companions?? โ € ?Volunteer Alyssa
Albert's? Friday vibe is ______________. โ € โ € โ € ?Keeper Darby
Who remembers when rescued cub? Nola was this small? Throwing it back this Thursday to Nola's first swim at LTB.ย ย Do you know anyone who loves water? as much as this girl?!โค๏ธ
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 ? โ€” Agree? or Disagree?
Do you have a Monday caption for rescued tiger Maverick??? ?Keeper Brian
The official countdown starts now!โค๏ธ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?โค๏ธ 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 โ†’ 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!!!
Sadie cat is staring down the last Monday before Thanksgiving and the long holiday weekend like: ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ Who else is ready for a short and festive week?! P.S. Don't forget our Turkey Bash is happening this Friday & Saturday @ 10 AM ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿพ https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-events/thanksgiving-turkey-bash
Here are some fun facts about lions today you may not know! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’› 1๏ธโƒฃ Lions are one of the most social types of cats in the world. ๐Ÿ‘‰Tag your crew if you're a social cat too. 2๏ธโƒฃ Female lions are the main hunters for the pride, while the male lion stays back and protects the territory. โœ”๏ธ Stay at home dad = #lifegoals 3๏ธโƒฃ Female lions raise their cubs together. ๐Ÿ™‹ Who else has a lot of aunties? Were any of these facts new to you? Let us know below!
Christmas shopping this weekend? ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„ Meatball wanted to remind you to help support him and the other animals of LTB when gift-giving this year and check out the LTB online gift shop! Our gift certificates, t-shirts, hats, coffee, tumblers, magnets, plus so much more - are a BEARY sweet gift for the animal lover in your life! Head here: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/shops to shop our online shop this Saturday! โค๏ธ
White tigers are beautiful, it's true, yet they are a reminder to all of us that exotic animals belong in the wild, and not in captivity. ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’” Their white fur is a product of a gene mutation, robbing them of their camouflage and causing many other congenital health problems. Many cubs are born with chronic health issues including hip dysplasia, scoliosis, mental impairments, and facial malformations.โฃโ โ € White tigers only exist in captivity. No tiger deserves to live this way. Do you agree? ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ Take action to keep tigers in the wild and away from captivity by heading here: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/advocacy-and-legislation to contact your legislators about the Big Cat Public Safety Act. ๐ŸŒŸ Share with your network today and join us in our mission to STOP the misuse, mistreatment, and abuse of big cats! ๐ŸŒŸ
Bakari is ready for the Turkey Bash next Friday and Saturday, are you!? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆƒ This family-friendly, socially distanced, Holiday-themed event is almost SOLD OUT! If you are considering coming, we are encouraging you to head here: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-events/thanksgiving-turkey-bash & to purchase your ticket ASAP!
THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAY! As we gear up for Thanksgiving here at LTB, we've partnered with Listos California and together we are giving away 5 $10 gift cards to your local San Diego grocery store. To help your family get ready for Thanksgiving dinner, before celebrating with us the following days after at our annual Turkey Bash! ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป Listos California wants to make sure San Diegans are prepared for an emergency! Check out these 5 easy steps to get ready! -Get Alerts -Make a Plan -Pack a Go Bag - Build a Stay Box - Help Friends & Neighbors To enter, like this post and tag someone in the comments! The winner will be announced on November 24th & must be a resident of California and 18+
Help provide a Thanksgiving Meal for our rescue Big Cats and Bears! ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป This #WishlistWednesday we need your help to provide Thanksgiving to the animals of LTB. We could really use the following ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ -Frozen or raw (not cooked) Turkeys that are 1-17lbs -Frozen or raw (not cooked) cornish hens that are 1-17lbs -Whole pumpkins for the bears You can either send your thanksgiving dishes for the animals of LTB to our address 24402 Martin Way Alpine, CA 91901 or by gifting a monetary donation to help us purchase the items listed by donating to this post!
Golden hour at one of our black bear habitats โœจ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒ„ Giving you a mini tour and look into what some of our bears our up to!
How handsome is our king of the jungle Bakari!? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆ Bakari wants to thank you for your donations, BTS visits, online shop orders, advocacy, and endless love. We appreciate you all so much! Without you our mission would not be possible. You help animals like him have a safe haven. To get involved with Lions Tigers & Bears head to our website https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/
How Cherry Bomb is spending her Sunday fun day! ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ˜ We love to see her living her best life because for our sweet girl Cherry that wasn't always the case. ๐Ÿ’” Born at Cherokee Bear Park Zoo in Cherokee, North Carolina, Cherry Bomb was used as a cub petting prop along with her brother Albert. After a few months of being used as cub petting prop, Cherry Bomb and Albert were sent to Ohio to be auctioned off. Ironically, a man from North Carolina bought both bears at the Ohio auction house and took them back to their birth state of North Carolina. Cherry Bomb was purchased by Little Man's Zoo in Chadbourne, North Carolina, and was put on display. During this time she was declawed. After four weeks at Little Man's Zoo, the owners decided they did not want Cherry Bomb anymore. ๐Ÿ˜” Thankfully for Cherry Bomb, she now has a safe forever home at Lions Tigers & Bears. To help sponsor the everyday care of Cherry Bomb and learn more about her story click here: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-animals/bears/cherry-bomb ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป
Jumping on your feed today to remind you if you haven't already, to get your Turkey Bash tickets ASAP! ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป Much like our Pumpkin Bash, this family fun, social distanced, holiday themed event WILL sell out! Come get WILD at Lions Tigers & Bears the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving - and watch our rescued big cats and bears enjoy their Thanksgiving Feast. This event is a special twist on our regularly scheduled 10 AM guided educational visit and will happen rain, shine, or even snow! Click here: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-events/thanksgiving-turkey-bash to reserve your spot!
Conga and her selfies always help us start the weekend off on the right paw! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ƒ Looking for a fun, out of the box, Fall activity? Come visit Conga and the rest of the gang at Lions Tigers & Bears! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿปโ  โ  We are a no-breed, no-contact, no-kill, fully accredited non-profit animal sanctuary located in Alpine, CA. โ  โ  To book your visit head here: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us
Bakari here to let you know about a $10 GROCERY STORE GIVEAWAY! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’› We have partnered with Listos California and together we are giving away 5 $10 gift cards to your local San Diego grocery store! Listos California wants to make sure San Diegans are prepared for an emergency! Check out these 5 easy steps to get ready! 1. Get Alerts 2. Make a Plan 3. Pack a Go Bag 4. Build a Stay Box 5. Help Friends & Neighbors To enter, like this post and tag someone in the comments! Winner will be announced November 13th at Noon PST & must be a resident of California and 18+
Have you heard our white tiger Nola's story yet? 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. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ’” Nola did not have a name prior to being rescued. Therefore a naming contest was initiated to help name the white tiger cub. The top five contenders included: ๐ŸŒŸ NOLA - Short for New Orleans, Louisiana, where she was rescued from. ๐ŸŒŸ 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. ๐ŸŒŸ ZOE - In honor of a longtime, dedicated supporter of LTB who works tirelessly on behalf of captive big cats and exotic animals. ๐ŸŒŸ 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. ๐ŸŒŸ 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!
Zulu is a whole mid-week mood ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ˜ด She's also here to deliver this week's Wishlist Wednesday requests. [Entire Requests Here]
Are you planning on joining us for our annual Turkey Bash!?๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿด Our annual Turkey Bash is the chance for our rescued big cats and bears to celebrate Thanksgiving and indulge in a feast the Friday AND Saturday after Thanksgiving. You don't want to miss out on this exciting social distanced fall twist on our regularly scheduled visits! Head here to get your ticket: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-events/thanksgiving-turkey-bash ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป
Meet Conga, our rescue leopard. Have you ever heard Conga's story? โ  โ  Conga had a rough start in life. She 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. Conga was moved into her new enclosure at the end of July, 2005, where she loves playing with her ball, and climbing on large rocks and logs. She has her own pool and waterfall and several hammocks to lounge in. In February 2014, thanks to a very generous donor couple and cherished members of the Lions Tigers & Bears family, Conga received a new addition to her habitat - Conga's Run. This aerial skyway overlooks the McGrath Family Tiger Trails and allows Conga a bird's-eye-view of the action taking place at the sanctuary. Conga is clever, seemingly fearless, and has limitless energy. She loves to show off for our visitors, pulling off amazingly acrobatic moves with incredible grace. Conga loves to have her caretakers squirt her with the hose on warm days. Looking into her gorgeous green eyes, you can see the sparkle of mischief, and her grin lets you know she is happy and appreciative of her lifetime home at Lions Tigers & Bears. Her favorite foods are beef bones and chicken. โ  Interested in learning more about Conga, or potentially sponsoring her every day care? Head here: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-animals/leopards/conga๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿป
Who says you have to rush into the week? Slow-mo Sunday's are the best way to ride out the weekend. Take a lesson from Sugar Bear and double-tap if if you agree. ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’›
Thanksgiving is no longer reserved for just us two-legged kind. ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿด Our annual Turkey Bash is the chance for our rescued big cats and bears to celebrate Thanksgiving and indulge in a feast the Friday AND Saturday after Thanksgiving. You don't want to miss out on this exciting social distanced fall twist on our regularly scheduled visits! Head here to get your ticket: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-events/thanksgiving-turkey-bash ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป
Shadow Update: As you know, Shadow had a veterinary exam under anesthesia last week for progressive lameness and severe weakness in his entire hind end. He has a history of skin disease, neurologic issues, previous declaw-related gait issues, and a heart murmur and arrhythmia that led to complications during his last anesthesia in 2017. We altered his induction protocol to help avoid complications with his heart, and overall his anesthesia was very stable and smooth. On exam, he still has a heart murmur and arrhythmia, which appear mild at this time. His lung sounded clear, and while he is very overweight, we did not find any evidence of significant injury related to his current issues. He has moderate dental disease, but nothing requiring endodontic treatment at this time. Both his stifles have mild arthritis. We did radiographs, and imaged his spine, lungs, abdomen, hips, and stifles. No obvious spinal lesions were noted, and while his lungs had some obscuring it was mainly from fat and did not have evidence of pneumonia, heart failure/enlargement, or metastases. His abdomen had an irregular distal intestinal pattern but no obstructions, and his hips were unremarkable. We also performed and ultrasound, which showed overall good contraction of his heart but degenerative valves, likely causing his heart murmur. We also saw an irregular area around his gallbladder, with multiple cystic structures throughout his liver. These could be benign cysts, but could also indicate a certain type of cancer. The rest of his abdomen was unremarkable, and we took a sample of urine with ultrasound guidance. The bloodwork we performed on site showed adequate function of his kidneys, overall normal electrolytes, but moderately low red blood cells (anemia). We submitted other blood work to check his white cells, his liver function, and other tests. Overall, the vet team didn't find an exact cause of Shadow's hind limb weakness, though it may be related to his heart condition (clots, an embolism, or another type of vascular disease) or his anemia, though it may be an atypical clinical sign if his liver lesions or a form of cancer. Shadow is being kep in his bedroom to care for him and to ensure he gets all his meds and every chance possible to feel better. Blood results are pending and will help decide what else we can do for him. At this time we ask everyone to keep Shadow in your hearts. We will be sure to keep you updated on his condition. ๐Ÿ’š
Hank here to remind you about an amazing giveaway this Thursday! As some of you may know, ever since the #ValleyFire and our own experience with the importance of proper preparation, we've partnered with Listos California to make sure San Diegans are prepared for an emergency! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป Check out these 5 easy steps to get ready and then enter for your chance to WIN a one-night stay in a Penthouse Suite at Coronado's Glorietta Bay Inn, including complimentary breakfast & parking, courtesy of Listos California! #ListosSD 1๏ธโƒฃ Get Alerts 2๏ธโƒฃ Make a Plan 3๏ธโƒฃ Pack a Go Bag 4๏ธโƒฃ Build a Stay Box 5๏ธโƒฃ Help Friends & Neighbors ๐ŸŒŸ Link to Giveaway: https://kson.radio.com/.../win-a-stay-in-a-penthouse... ***DISCLAIMER***must be 18+ and a legal resident of California. Contest ends November 9, 2020.
The king of the jungle Bakari! ๐Ÿฆ Did you know that after tigers lions are the biggest cat in the world? Male lions can grow up to 10 feet in length and weigh up to 550 pounds. ๐Ÿ™€
"Online videos from roadside zoo owners create the false impression that it's safe to play-fight with adult big cats. It's not." The "Big Cat Public Safety Act, a bill that aims to federally prohibit commercial breeding, public handling, and ownership of big cats as pets, could make a difference in curbing big cat ownership and backyard breeding in the U.S., protecting animals and people alike." Read the full article below of the terrible situation that roadside zoos put animals in and how they are the ones that suffer in the end. To learn more about the Big Cat Public Safety Act, visit our Advocacy & Legislation page over at https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/advocacy-and-legislation We encourage you to call and email your U.S. representative now and urge them to push for the passage of this crucial piece of legislation. If your representative is already a co-sponsor of the bill, please take the time to thank them for supporting it.๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป
Splish splash Cherry Bomb's enjoying a bath today! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’โ  โ  Do you know what the large hump on a Grizzly bear's shoulders is used for!? ๐Ÿ‘‡โ  โ  It's actually a powerful muscle that helps power their forelimbs through their daily routine. Grizzly bears are mighty diggers - hence their long claws - so this mighty muscle helps them dig with ease in rough wilderness terrain.๐Ÿป
Arusha is here to expand your pool of knowledge with some fun lion facts.๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿฆโ  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? โ  Tag a friend below who would enjoy this lion's share of truths today!
Should I stay or should I go๐ŸŽต?! Liberty is singing to the tune and rocking out in her bedroom. Who else is experiencing the same dilemma this Monday? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿป
"When you lose one of your own it is beyond difficult, but it is a reminder of how blessed we are to have known him." ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿฏ Maverick is loved and missed by so many. This weekend we had a beautiful memorial for our staff and volunteers in his honor. Maverick, we will miss your friendly chuffs and curious, fun-loving spirit. Rest easy sweet boy. You are loved by so many. ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
A message from founder, Bobbi Brink: "I want to thank everyone who has reached out, wrote to us, or posted after learning about the tragic loss of our tiger, Maverick. I sincerely appreciate each and every one of you. Your kind and supportive words mean so much to me, and our staff and volunteers, as we all grieve the loss of our beloved Maverick. I know it will take some time to work through the sorrow that we are all experiencing, but wanted you to know that hearing from you all means so much to me, and to everyone at Lions Tigers & Bears. Thank you again for your thoughtful and supportive messages."๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป
A message from Bobbi "I want to thank everyone who has reached out, wrote to us, or posted after learning about the tragic loss of our tiger, Maverick. I sincerely appreciate each and every one of you. Your kind and supportive words mean so much to me, and our staff and volunteers, as we all grieve the loss of our beloved Maverick. I know it will take some time to work through the sorrow that we are all experiencing, but wanted you to know that hearing from you all means so much to me, and to everyone at Lions Tigers & Bears. Thank you again for your thoughtful and supportive messages."
Our 18 year old black leopard, Shadow, has been feeling under the weather. We called our veterinarian, Dr. Sadler, and he came out to anesthetize Shadow to evaluate him for progressive weakness in the hind end which began over the last several days. Dr. Sadler states "Shadow has multiple long term health issues, including skin disease and leaky heart valves, and he has an abnormal gait from previous declaw surgery. He also suffered a mild stroke after his last anesthesia in 2017, which he recovered from, but we're aware of the high risk of doing this procedure tomorrow. Despite these risks, his current clinical signs are severe enough that we want to make sure that we are providing him the best quality of life we can and ensuring he doesn't have any discomfort. We're taking as many precautions as we can, but in the end it is still high risk given all his health issues." Dr. Sadler took full body x-rays of Shadow and also conducted a sonogram and blood panel. We are awaiting results from these tests. Shadow is in recovery and being closely monitored by our team. We'll be sure to keep you informed on his condition as we know more. Shadow was rescued in 2016 from a defunct sanctuary in South Dakota as part of a massive rescue effort of more than 300 animals. You can learn more about his story here: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-animals/leopards/shadow
Dear Friends, We have news that has devastated me and our family of keepers, staff, and volunteers. We are full of sorrow to share that Maverick the tiger died yesterday. A terrible accident occurred during daily care that allowed our tigers Maverick and Moka, who live separately, to come into contact with one another in the same habitat, and ultimately ended tragically in Maverick's death. Our veterinarian came immediately to assess both tigers, and Moka has a few scratches, but is otherwise fine. No staff was ever in danger, or harmed. This was a human error, and one we're so deeply heartbroken about. The process of caring for a wild animal leaves no room for error. When caring for a 400+ pound apex predator, layered safety measures must be established, and this is exactly what we've implemented at our accredited sanctuary since our founding. Unfortunately, one of our safety measures was mistakenly missed, and because these magnificent, massive animals are wild, their reactions to their surroundingsโ€”especially new situationsโ€”are unpredictable. We regularly do safety trainings, including one on our emergency protocols just last weekend. These will be reviewed extensively this week as there can never be too much training when working with exotic animals. There is an inherent risk when keeping apex predators in captivity, and we would like nothing more than to see an end to this, but until then, and as long as our sanctuary is needed, we will continue to be there for these animals in need. Maverick was rescued on April 20, 2014 at the estimated age of nine months. He was a victim of the exotic animal trade, born in captivity and purchased illegally by someone who did not have the proper licensing to own an exotic animal. California Fish & Wildlife seized Maverick and reached out to Lions Tigers & Bears to provide him with a lifetime home. We happily opened our sanctuary to the rambunctious young tiger, and over the years watched him grow into the happy-go-lucky tiger who settled into a fulfilled life at our sanctuaryโ€”splashing in his pool, rolling around in the lush, green grass, and enjoying feeding time with his keepers and visitors. I remember the day I got the call from Fish & Wildlife asking me to come pick up a tiger that was being kept at a local animal shelter in Ventura County. It was Easter Sunday, and my husband Mark's birthday. We had just finished dinner and were watching Top Gun, and I got the call. We immediately dropped everything, loaded up the rescue hauler and headed north to retrieve the young tiger. Upon arrival, there he wasโ€”a 65-pound, stalky tiger with a bubble gum pink nose, sitting frightened in the shelter. On the drive back to the sanctuary, we were thinking of a name, and Mark suggested "Maverick." Over the next six years, Maverick lived up to his name in full gloryโ€”blossoming into the mighty, independent, and well-adjusted tiger who has left an indelible paw print on my heart, and I'm sure many of yours too. During his time at Lions Tigers & Bears, Maverick spent time in his favorite habitat, Tiger Trails, greeting our guests, staff and volunteers as they entered the sanctuary. He might have even followed beside you as you walked in, a favorite pastime of his. He was quite playful and was known to jump in his pool and splash anyone nearby. However, Maverick didn't always have an affinity for water. In fact, he was one of the only tigers I had ever come across in my 25+ years of experience that was afraid of water! When Maverick was first introduced into Tiger Trails, with its mighty waterfall and crystal-clear plunge pool, he was actually afraid. It took several introductions in the habitat before he would even get close to the water's edge. Finally, one hot summer day, after weeks of coaxing, Maverick dipped his paws into the cool pool for the first time and realizing how refreshing it wasโ€”he made the plunge. After that day, Maverick's hesitation was no more, and he splashed and swam to his heart's content. That's what our sanctuary is all aboutโ€”providing the best possible environment for these captive animals who, although we know should be in the wild, would have no chance of survival, and have nowhere left to turn. We will miss his rambunctious, energetic presence, but are so grateful for the years we had with our majestic, sweet Maverick. Maverick, we will miss your friendly chuffs and curious, fun-loving spirit. Rest easy our sweet boy, run free, and keep on swimming. Thank you all for your support - you have played a part in providing a quality life and care for Maverick. Please join us in honoring Maverick today by sharing a favorite memory below! With gratitude, Bobbi Brink Founder & Director, Lions Tigers & Bears To learn more about Maverick and his rescue story: lionstigersandbears.org/our-animals/tigers/maverick If you wish to donate in Maverick's honor: bit.ly/SponsorLTB
Sunday's are for snacks, sleep, play, and repeat. Who else agrees?๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿป
Here are some fun facts about Bakari, Suri, and Jillian this Saturday! โœจ๐Ÿฆโ  โ  1๏ธโƒฃ They were rescued in 2007 at four weeks of age from a big cat sanctuary in Louisiana.โ  โ  2๏ธโƒฃ 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.โ  โ  3๏ธโƒฃ Bakari has a laid back personality and let his two sisters do all the workโ  โ  Interested in learning more about Bakari and his pride? Head here: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-animals
Meatball has a forever home at Lions Tigers & Bears, but not every bear is that lucky. ๐Ÿ’” Meatball is a wild born California black bear, who was captured by California Department of Fish and Wildlife on August 29, 2012 after his third-strike meddling in the La Caรฑada Flintridge neighborhood northeast of Los Angeles. The Department has a three strike rule for habituated bears - bears not afraid to enter areas of human habitation. They can be captured and relocated twice, and on the third strike, they must be euthanized, or in very rare cases, rehomed to a sanctuary. We're so happy California Department of Fish & Wildlife made the compassionate decision to relocate Meatball rather than to euthanize him and that he can have a forever home at LTB. Help more bears like Meatball have a happy ending and head here to learn how you can help: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/take-action ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿป
Netflix's "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness," falls short of depicting the vicious cycle of breeding and animal suffering. Stop letting people like Jeff Lowe own tigers. Read the full article below by Lions Tigers & Bears founder, Bobbi Brink on the dangers of cub petting and roadside zoos.
Moka here to remind you about an amazing giveaway! As some of you may know, ever since the #ValleyFire and our own experience with the importance of proper preparation, we've partnered with Listos California to make sure San Diegans are prepared for an emergency! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป Check out these 5 easy steps to get ready and then enter for your chance to WIN a one-night stay in a Penthouse Suite at Coronado's Glorietta Bay Inn, including complimentary breakfast & parking, courtesy of Listos California! #ListosSD 1๏ธโƒฃ Get Alerts 2๏ธโƒฃ Make a Plan 3๏ธโƒฃ Pack a Go Bag 4๏ธโƒฃ Build a Stay Box 5๏ธโƒฃ Help Friends & Neighbors ๐ŸŒŸ Link to Giveaway: https://kson.radio.com/.../win-a-stay-in-a-penthouse... ***DISCLAIMER***must be 18+ and a legal resident of California. Contest ends November 9, 2020.
The Lions Tigers & Bears can hardly wait for this year's Pumpkin Bash! ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ Can you!? Join us, October 31st for our annual Pumpkin Bash - a special twist on our regularly scheduled educational visits. Bring your family, wear your best costume, and come celebrate Halloween social distanced and with the animals of LTB. Head here: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-events/pumpkin-bash to purchase your tickets. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป
We cannot believe this keeps happening over and over in our country. Who is it that suffers in the end? It's always the ANIMALS! https://www.ktnv.com/13-investigates/jeff-lowe-of-tiger-king-accused-of-violating-stay-out-of-trouble-order?fbclid=IwAR2I5WZmeVoGMjNZ-Dnq38DCvhXnWWyFEczbC1vs5qcPOzHgo60jqYbdZT8
Who's excited for this year's annual Pumpkin Bash! Drop a ๐ŸŽƒ below if you plan on coming! Join us, October 31st for our annual Pumpkin Bash - a special twist on our regularly scheduled educational visits. Bring your family, wear your best costume, and come celebrate Halloween social distanced and with the animals of LTB. Head here: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-events/pumpkin-bash to purchase your tickets. Share with someone who would love this event! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป
Looking at Monday like: โ ๐Ÿ˜พโ โ €โ  โ โ €โ  Are you starting your mornings off with one of our coffee blends found in our online shop? Head here: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/shops to grab Maverick's Mighty Roast, Bakari's Bold Blend or Albert's Private Reserve! โ˜•๐Ÿ˜ผโ 
Golden hour and Arusha makes for a perfect duo๐Ÿ˜โœจ Can anyone guess if Arusha is apart of Louie's pride, or Bakari's pride?
Some footage from our pumpkin bash last year! ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ Who's excited for this SPOOK-tacular event? Join us, October 31st for our annual Pumpkin Bash - a special twist on our regularly scheduled educational visits. Bring your family, wear your best costume, and come celebrate Halloween social distanced and with the animals of LTB. Head here: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-events/pumpkin-bash to purchase your tickets. Tag someone who would love this event! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป
Conga is a whole Friday mood! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸŽ‰ Show this sassy leopard some love to kick-off the weekend on the right paw!
Meet Punkin, one of our Mountain Lions here at Lions Tigers & Bears! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿปโ โ € โ โ € Punkin and his partner Melanie lived at a private facility in Ohio that bred tiger 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. โ โ € They remained under Lions Tigers & Bears' care and as of spring of 2018 we were granted full legal custody of the cougar pair, as well as two white tigers, Hank and Crystal, who were also rescued from the same facility. ๐Ÿ’›
Ever since the #ValleyFire and our own experience with the importance of proper preparation, we've partnered with Listos California to make sure San Diegans are prepared for an emergency! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป Check out these 5 easy steps to get ready and then enter for your chance to WIN a one-night stay in a Penthouse Suite at Coronado's Glorietta Bay Inn, including complimentary breakfast & parking, courtesy of Listos California! #ListosSD 1๏ธโƒฃ Get Alerts 2๏ธโƒฃ Make a Plan 3๏ธโƒฃ Pack a Go Bag 4๏ธโƒฃ Build a Stay Box 5๏ธโƒฃ Help Friends & Neighbors ๐ŸŒŸ Link to Giveaway: https://kson.radio.com/contest/win-a-stay-in-a-penthouse-suite-at-coronado-s-glorietta-bay-inn-from-listos-california ***DISCLAIMER***must be 18+ and a legal resident of California. Contest ends November 9, 2020.
How beautiful is our girl Crystal?! ๐Ÿ˜ In case you're new around here, we are a no-breed, no-contact, no-kill big cat and bear sanctuary located in Alpine, CA dedicated to providing a safe haven to animals born in captivity and fated to be ignored and abused. We are also currently open for visits! Head here: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us bio to book your visit! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป
Our Pumpkin Bash is back! ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ And there are limited tickets available, so you're going to want to grab your tickets for the SPOOK-tacular event ASAP! Join us, October 31st for our annual Pumpkin Bash - a special twist on our regularly scheduled educational visits. Bring your family, wear your best costume, and come celebrate Halloween social distanced and with the animals of LTB. Head here: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-events/pumpkin-bash to purchase your tickets. Then tag a friend who would love this event! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป
Did you know wherever you live, you can make a lion, tiger, or bear part of your family!? ๐Ÿ˜โ โ €โ  โ โ €โ  That's right! While it's never a good idea to have a wild animals like Liberty & Maddie as a pet, you can sponsor one of our rescued animals at Lions Tigers & Bears. ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿปโ โ €โฃโ โ €โ โ €โ  โ โ €โฃโ โ €โ โ €โ  Your support provides for their daily needs, which includes food, shelter, and veterinary care in a safe and secure environment for the rest of their livesโค๏ธ.โ  โ  Head here: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-animals pick your favorite animal at LTB, choose your monthly sponsorship amount and in appreciation, we'll send you an official Sponsorship Certificate๐Ÿ“ƒ, a photo of your new furry family member๐Ÿ“ธ, and a personalized note of thanks from our Founder, Bobbi Brink๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿพ
Jackie and Russell have made it to their forever home, met their new keepers, are settling in and now the LTB team is headed home! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป
๐Ÿ”ŠSound on for an update from the road. ๐ŸปJackie and Russell are doing great. The team is making good time and will be to the sanctuary in Texas by tomorrow. ๐Ÿพ
Making good time and enjoying a beautiful sunset going through Tucson tonight. The bears, Jackie and Russell, are doing great!
๐Ÿ”ŠSound On for this update from Bobbi Brink, Founder/Director of Lions Tigers & Bears. She is at Project Wildlife - Ramona, where two bears named Jackie and Russell, are being loaded into our animal transport hauler to make the 1,400 one-way journey to their new sanctuary home at Cleveland Armory Black Beauty Ranch in Texas. ๐Ÿพ
Lions Tigers & Bears is ON THE ROAD AGAIN bright and early this morning to help more animals! Stay tuned to meet our precious cargo! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป
Many of you requested to see more BTS video of Conga! And it's easy to see why! ๐Ÿ˜โ  โ  Throwback to this never before seen video of Conga enjoying golden hour with Bobbi.
It's almost Junior's one year anniversary at Lions Tigers and Bears. Time flies when you're living your best life! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ˜บ โฃโ  โฃโ  Junior was rescued, with Miss Kitty, in October 2019 from a woman in Arizona whose spouse tragically passed away, leaving her with two servals and no means to care for them. She pleaded for help throughout the country, looking for a facility to take in the two servals. This private owner was heartbroken, but with no contingency plan in place, she was quickly running out of options for Junior and Miss Kitty. Fortunately, Lions Tigers & Bears got the call and we jumped into action to help save these two cats. โฃโ  โฃโ  Interested in learning more about Junior and how you can help them? HEAD TO https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-animals/serval/junior to donate or to learn more. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿปโฃโ  โฃโ 
The King of LTB here to remind you that preparing for fires is important โ€” especially during the #COVID19 pandemic! Are you following these 5 steps to be ready? ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ -Get alerts -Make a plan -Pack a Go Bag -Build a Stay Box -Help friends & neighbors Head to https://listossd.org/dg to download their Disaster Ready Guide for more helpful tips this Tuesday! ๐Ÿ’›#ListosSD
Hmm, Baloo doesn't seem to be ready for the week ahead!๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜œ Are you? 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!๐Ÿ’ปโœจ๐Ÿงก
I spy with my eye, a tiger in a tree!๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿฏ Silly, Maverick!โ โ € โ โ € Did you know that there are only 8 hours left for our Wild ๐Ÿ Fall Fundraiser? Head to the link below to browse, bid, and buy the incredible items available & help raise critical funds for the daily care of our animals.โ € โ € Head here: https://e.givesmart.com/events/iBK/ to check it out! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป
SDSU Pre Veterinarian Medical Association๐Ÿฉบ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป This awesome group of students joined us for the day, assisting in livestock care and grounds maintenance! ๐Ÿงก
Looks like the weekend snuck up on Nola ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚โ  โ  Anyone else feeling the same? We have t-minus 36 hours left to go on our WILD Fall Fundraiser! So what are you waiting for?! ๐Ÿพ Head here: http://bit.ly/wildfallLTB to place your final bids or donate now!
Did you know that without YOU the rescue of our handsome Himalayan Black Bear, Baloo wouldn't have been possible? ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿปโ  โ  Actually the rescue of Albert, Cherry Bomb, Teddy and Baloo to be more specific. ๐Ÿ‘‡โ  โ  Thanks to a generous grant and an outpouring of support from Lions Tigers & Bears' members and supporters, Bobbi and the Lions Tigers & Bears Rescue Team traveled to North Carolina to rescue Albert, Cherry Bomb, Teddy and Baloo in late May 2014.โ  โ  We often get asked of ways to get involved with Lions Tigers & Bears and continue to help us on our mission! โ  โ  We welcome you to to participate this week in our WILD๐ŸFall Fundraiser! Place bids on amazing auction items or make a donation to help support the daily care of our 65+ rescued animals. 2020 has been a challenging year - a global pandemic, temporarily halting visitors to Lions Tigers & Bears, and the most recent threat of a wildfire just a few miles from our sanctuary. All proceeds from our WILD Fall Fundraiser will help raise critical funds to provide daily care for the animals of Lions Tigers & Bears. โ  Head here to participate: http://bit.ly/wildfallLTB ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป
Our WILD๐ŸFall Fundraiser is happening NOW! Be sure to place your bids on the many amazing auction items before Sunday - and if you don't see anything that strikes your fancy - you can still donate to help the animals! All proceeds from our WILD Fall Fundraiser will help raise critical funds to provide daily care for the rescued animals of Lions Tigers & Bears. So what are you waiting for?! ๐Ÿพ Head here: http://bit.ly/wildfallLTB to check out the items! 2020 has been a challenging year - a global pandemic, temporarily halting visitors to Lions Tigers & Bears, and the most recent threat of a wildfire just a few miles from our sanctuary. Your support on any level will help make a huge difference.
The #CaliforniaFires are still affecting communities across the state. LTB personally learned the importance of proper preparation and having a plan, last month. We want to use our platform to help remind you to do the same. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป Remember to also protect yourself against smoke and ash and stay indoors if possible if your area is still being effected. Visit https://ccdsd.org/listos/ to download their credible Disaster Ready Guide. And follow their 5 steps to be ready: 1๏ธโƒฃ Get alerts 2๏ธโƒฃ Make a plan 3๏ธโƒฃ Pack a Go Bag 4๏ธโƒฃ Build a Stay Box 5๏ธโƒฃ Help friends & neighbors #NationalPreparednessMonth #CaliforniaForAll #ListosSD
It's #WishlistWednesday and we are still in need of a pressure washer to deep clean the ranch! Thank you so much for your generosity we appreciate your generous donations so much! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป https://www.uline.com/BL_7456/Industrial-Gas-Pressure-Washer
Spooky days ahead! October has been spotted by Punkin and Melanie!๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ‘ปโ  โ  WILD๐ŸFall Fundraiser is happening this week! You can take part ALL week long from the comfort of your own home. โ  โ  Place bids on amazing auction items or make a donation to help support the daily care of our 65+ rescued animals. 2020 has been a challenging year - a global pandemic, temporarily halting visitors to Lions Tigers & Bears, and the most recent threat of a wildfire just a few miles from our sanctuary. โ  โ  All proceeds from our WILD Fall Fundraiserโ  will help raise critical funds to provide daily care for the animals of Lions Tigers & Bears. โ Head here http://bit.ly/wildfallLTB to check it out! โœจ
Be sure to tune in at 1 PM today for a FB live with Bobbi! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป She'll be talking about our Wild ๐ŸFall Fundraiser we have going on all week and some updates on the animals.
๐Ÿ’ Cherry Bomb! We often get asked how to spot the difference between a grizzly bear and other bears!โ  โ  One way to identify a grizzly bear is by the large hump on their shoulders! It's actually a powerful muscle they use to power their forelimbs through their daily routine. Grizzly bears are known to dig, so this mighty muscle helps them power through it๐Ÿปโ โ €
It's here! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป WILD๐ŸFall Fundraiser - our virtual auction - kicks off today! You can take part ALL week long from the comfort of your own home. Place bids on amazing auction items or make a donation to help support the daily care of our 65+ rescued animals. 2020 has been a challenging year - a global pandemic, temporarily halting visitors to Lions Tigers & Bears, and the most recent threat of a wildfire just a few miles from our sanctuary. All proceeds from our WILD Fall Fundraiser will help raise critical funds to provide daily care for the animals of Lions Tigers & Bears. So what are you waiting for?! ๐Ÿพ Get started here ๐Ÿ‘‰http://bit.ly/wildfallLTB
Bakari wants to thank you this Sunday for all your support! โœจ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿปโ  โ  Thank you for your donations, BTS visits, online shop orders, advocacy, and endless love. We appreciate you all so much! Without you our mission would not be possible. To learn more about the many ways to get involved with Lions Tigers & Bears, visit our website www.lionstigersandbears.org ๐Ÿงก
We spy with our little eyes, someone in the tree! Can you guess who it is?!๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿฏ
It's Moka and Nola coming at you! These two best friends are having a fun pool day this Friday! ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ’ฆ Tag your BFF and never miss a beat with what's happening at Lions Tigers & Bears by signing up for our newsletter! Head to http://bit.ly/LTB-sign-up and make sure you keep a lookout on your inbox!๐Ÿ’Œ
If #COVID19 and the #ValleyFire have taught us anything, it's that we should always be prepared for an emergency. This Disaster Ready Guide has simple steps that will help you & your family stay prepared. Remember, #YourActionsSaveLives! #ListosSD Download & share a full guide here: www.ccdsd.org/listos Visit https://ccdsd.org/ for more suggestions. TO BE READY FOR ANY EMERGENCY 1. Get alerts. 2. Make a plan. 3. Pack a bag. 4. Build a stay box. 5. Share with others.
๐Ÿคฉ Spotted last night: Louie, our male white lion, soaking in golden hour. Featuring the views of a scenic landscape: majestic oak trees, expansive meadows and the rolling hills that our peaceful sanctuary and Louie's forever safe haven will always have to offer. โœจ๐Ÿฆ
Are you in need of a cozy, luxurious, fall getaway!? ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป 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. Right now, you can book your stay at Lions Tigers & Bears White Oak Wild Nights, a two-bedroom, one-bath luxurious retreat, for 20%-off through Sunday 9/27 at 11:59 pm, with promo code FALL20. This code can be used on gift certificates as well! This is an incredible deal and a perfect fall getaway! Head here to book your stay: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/white-oak-wild-nights
Shadow is here to deliver our Wishlist Wednesday needs this week! โ  โ  A pressures washer from ULINE to help really clean the sanctuary https://www.uline.com/BL_7456/Industrial-Gas-Pressure-Washer Bleach https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01B7FK8PI/?coliid=ASIN-B01B7FK8PI-ATVPDKIKX0DER&colid=287CQYO7JR1DV&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it โ  If you're new around here, Wishlist Wednesday needs can be found by visiting our Amazon wishlist, http://bit.ly/wishlistLTB When ordering these products, they then get sent directly to the sanctuary. It's a great way to contribute to the animals care and our daily operations to provide for them. ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿปโ 
Hank is excited for the first day of Fall!๐Ÿ‚ How cute is he!? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฏ Tag a friend below and brighten up their day with this adorable video! ๐Ÿ’ป Ready to connect with Hank at your next online meeting? Book a virtual visit today for your next virtual event, birthday, or meeting! Head to https://bit.ly/wildmeetngreetLTB to learn more!โœจ
Majestic Maverick living his best life. โœจ๐Ÿฏโ  โ  However, living the good life is not the reality for an estimated 5,000 tigers that are being held in captivity right now in the US. โ  The majority of these captive tigers are privately owned, living in people's backyards, in roadside zoos, or breeding facilities. โ  โ  Please remember that exotic animals are not pets and should never be exploited, bred, or held in captivity. โ  โ  Lions Tigers & Bears is a no breed, no contact sanctuary that is dedicated to rescuing and a providing a safe haven for abused and abandoned exotic animals. โ  Share this message, or tag a friend below to help us raise awareness today! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป
Did you know that male peafowl - aka peacocks - are actually the ones that sport the beautiful, colorful train that we have all come to associate with this magnificent species? But they aren't born with these colorful feathers. In fact, their tail feathers don't develop until they are about six months old - making it hard to tell peacocks and peahens apart until then. โ  โ  Tag a friend below and share the peafowl fun fact with them today! โœจ๐Ÿ’š
Meet RJ, one of our bobcats here at Lions Tigers & Bears. ๐Ÿ’›โ  โ  A commercial truck driver spotted RJ in the road while driving near the Los Angeles County town of Acton. The bobcat appeared near death and he brought it home, thinking it was a domestic kitten. Once it was realized that the kitten was a bobcat, authorities were called and a volunteer from the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach picked up the bobcat who then turned it over to Fund for Animals. โ  โ  They determined that the cat had too much human contact and would not be safe if released and decided that the best future for him would be a lifetime home at Lions Tigers & Bears. โ  โ  Lucky for RJ, one of our generous donors stepped up with a contribution which allowed us to give him a lifetime home. ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป
Sugar Bear is here to say "Hello!" this Friday! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿปโ  โ  He also wants to remind you that he and his fellow wild friends aren't pets, and should never be exploited or mistreated. โ  โ  Don't you agree?โ  โ  Take action this Friday, by clicking https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/advocacy-and-legislation and learning ways you can help make a difference for our wildlife! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿปโ 
Your BTS look at the animals is back this Thursday! Here's a look at what Maverick is doing today! Make sure you keep watching until the very end. ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿฏ
#CaliforniaFires are affecting communities across the state. Last week we learned the importance of proper preparation and having a plan. We want to use our platform to help remind you to do the same. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป Rember to also, protect yourself against smoke and ash and stay indoors if possible. Visit https://ccdsd.org/listos/ to download their credible Disaster Ready Guide. And follow their 5 steps to be ready: 1๏ธโƒฃ Get alerts 2๏ธโƒฃ Make a plan 3๏ธโƒฃ Pack a Go Bag 4๏ธโƒฃ Build a Stay Box 5๏ธโƒฃ Help friends & neighbors #NationalPreparednessMonth #CaliforniaForAll #ListosSD
Having a BEARY rough day? Nothing a sweet video of Cherry Bomb enjoying her snacks in the pool can't fix. ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’
Meatball soaking up every last bit of sweet summertime! โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿปโ  โ  As we roll into Fall here are some things we want to remind you about! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผโ  โ  1๏ธโƒฃ We are open for visits! Please click https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us to book your visit to come see Meatball and all our animals in person this Fall. โ  โ  2๏ธโƒฃ Did you know we have virtual meet n' greets?! Invite a big cat or bear to your family gathering, virtual birthday, Zoom office meeting, or virtual event. It's sure to be a huge hit! Head to https://bit.ly/wildmeetngreetLTB for more details.
Staring down Monday like: โ ๐Ÿ˜พ โ Conrad is back to remind you that you got this Monday thing and to stay FIERCE this week by starting your mornings off with one of our coffee blends found in our online shop! Head to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/shops to grab Maverick's Mighty Roast, Bakari's Bold Blend or Albert's Private Reserve!โ˜•๐Ÿ˜ผ
A BTS look at what our lions are up to this Sunday! Looks like it's a cat nap kind of day and things are getting back to normal here around the ranch, after a week dealing with the Valley Fire. ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’คโ  โ  Speaking of BTS... Did you know we offer exclusive behind the scenes visits of the sanctuary? โ  โ  During your Exclusive "Behind the Scenes" Experience you and a guest will be guided around the sanctuary grounds to meet and help feed our big cats and bears while learning about their rescue stories. โ  โ  This is an incredible and our most intimate opportunity to truly understand what it takes to care for these special animals. โ  โ  You can head to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us to book your BTS visit today! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป
Shadow happy to be home! Yesterday was a good day! Fire season is a scary time of year for us - and this is just the beginning - but being prepared is critical to ensuring the safety of our animals. We learned a lot from having to deal with this fire, and we will continue to prepare for the future, and sincerely appreciate everyone's support along the way. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป
Miss Kitty arriving back to her habitat! Happy day! ๐Ÿ’› If you haven't heard already, on Friday, September 11, we received the all clear from authorities - stating the fire was now 39% contained was no longer an imminent threat to our sanctuary. It was now safe once again to move the animals back into their habitats and to get back into a daily routine. A HUGE thank you to our first responders who have put their lives on the line fighting the Valley Fire head on all week to protect our community. And a big thank you to all of YOU who supported us from near and far to ensure the safety and care of the animals. Our hearts go out to our community of Alpine and those neighbors who experienced devastating loss during this fire - #AlpineStrong.
On Friday, September 11, we received the all clear from authorities - stating the fire was now 39% contained was no longer an imminent threat to our sanctuary. It was now safe once again to move the animals back into their habitats and to get back into a daily routine. Here is Crystal arriving back to her habitat! ๐Ÿ’› A HUGE thank you to our first responders who have put their lives on the line fighting the Valley Fire head on all week to protect our community. And a big thank you to all of YOU who supported us from near and far to ensure the safety and care of the animals. Our hearts go out to our community of Alpine and those neighbors who experienced devastating loss during this fire - #AlpineStrong.
๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸฝGood news from the ranch! After a week of being on lockdown and sheltering in place, we've received the "all clear" from authorities regarding the Valley Fire. The animals are now being transferred back into their habitats and we are working on getting back to our normal routine here around sanctuary. A HUGE thank you to our first responders who have put their lives on the line fighting this fire head on all week to protect our community and a big thank you to all of YOU who have supported us from near and far to ensure the safety and care of the animals.
Hi everyone! Bobbi here with another fire update. All the animals are safe! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป I want to personally thank everyone for your outpouring of support and donations over the past 24 hours. We have the most amazing sanctuary family - and you are proof of that. We are continuing to adhere to our emergency response plan. Some of the animals have been moved off site and we are loading the big cats and bears as an extra pre-caution in case an evacuation becomes necessary. Watch the video update to learn more about what we're doing to keep the animals safe from the Valley Fire.
Hi everyone! Bobbi here with another fire update. All the animals are safe! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป I want to personally thank everyone for your outpouring of support and donations over the past 24 hours. We have the most amazing sanctuary family - and you are proof of that. We are continuing to adhere to our emergency response plan. Some of the animals have been moved off site and we are loading the big cats and bears as an extra pre-caution in case an evacuation becomes necessary. Watch the video update to learn more about what we're doing to keep the animals safe from the Valley Fire.
It's only fitting that we share with you Teddy on Teddy Bear Day!๐Ÿป Teddy reminding us all to eat our daily dose of greens, even though the PB&J's are tempting.. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿโ  โ  He's also here to remind you that it's Wishlist Wednesday. Find our full list over at http://bit.ly/wishlistLTB
Fire update from Bobbi! Thank you again for your messages and support. We'll continue to keep you posted. ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป
โŒMYTH: White tigers are their own speciesโŒ โฃโ  โฃโ  TRUTH: White tigers are inbred Bengal tigers (and/or inbred Bengal tigers crossed with Siberian tigers), who have become a lucrative product of the exotic animal trade. They have no conservation value at all. They exist solely as a product to be sold - often suffering through lifelong exploitation, mistreatment, and neglect. ๐Ÿ˜”โฃโ  โฃโ  Please keep in mind that in order to get a white tiger fathers are bred to daughters and granddaughters. This inbreeding comes with high rates of congenital health problems, and many cubs are born with chronic health issues including hip dysplasia, scoliosis, mental impairments, and facial malformations.โฃโ  โฃโ  Crystal is a survivor of this circle of exploitation and has a forever safe home at Lion Tigers & Bears. โฃโ  โฃโ  Are you interested in sponsoring Crystal and learning more about her story? Head to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-animals/tigers/crystal for more information. ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป โฃโ 
Their journey to safety begins with YOU. ๐Ÿ’› โฃโ  โฃโ  Louie, Arusha, and Zulu all the animals at LTB depend on you. โฃโ  โฃโ  We want to dedicate those post to thank all of you who Lions Tigers & Bears. Your membership, sponsorship, and support mean the world to us and ensure the animals get a second chance at a better tomorrow.โฃโ  โฃโ  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We appreciate you and all you do. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผโฃโ  โฃโ  If you are new around here and are interested in contributing to our mission in providing a safe haven to abused and abandoned exotic animals and to inspiring an educational forum to end the exotic animal trade - PLEASE HEAD TO https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/take-action to donate and find other actions you can take! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿปโฃโฃโ 
If you need Maddie this Labor Day Weekend, you know where to find her! Practicing social distancing and just relaxing by the pool are the only things on her agenda.๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒŠ What's on yours? Share with us below!๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
Staring down the last Monday before Thanksgiving and the long holiday weekend like: ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ #Thanksgiving #RescueCat #Cats #Thanksg
Fun facts about lions today you may not know! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’› 1๏ธโƒฃ Lions are one of the most social types of cats in the world. 2๏ธโƒฃ Female lions are the main hunters for the pride, while the male lion stays back and protect the territory. Were any of these facts new to you
Christmas shopping this weekend? ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„ Meatball wanted to remind you to help support him and the other animals of LTB when gift-giving this year and check out the LTB online gift shop! Head lionstigersandbears.org/shopsr8GzEz to shop our online shop this Saturday! โค๏ธ
White tigers are beautiful, but also a reminder to all of us that exotic animals belong in the wild, and not in captivity. ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ’”โ € ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผlionstigersandbears.org/advocacy-and-lโ€ฆ.co/14SF4LeVsY to contact your legislators about the Big Cat Public Safety Act. #WhiteTiger #B
Bakari is ready for the Turkey Bash next Friday and Saturday, are you!? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆƒ This family-friendly, socially distanced, Holiday-themed event is almost SOLD OUT! If you are considering coming, we are encouraging you to head lionstigersandbears.org/our-events/thaโ€ฆUyX7Nm & to purchase your t
Help provide a Thanksgiving Meal for the Animals! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ -Frozen or raw (not cooked) turkeys that are 1-17lbs โ  -Frozen or raw (not cooked) cornish hens that are 1-17lbsโ  -Whole pumpkins for the bearsโ  โ  You can send donations to our address 24402 Martin Way, Al
Who's coming to our annual Turkey Bash!? It's the chance for our rescued big cats and bears to celebrate Thanksgiving and indulge in a feast the Friday AND Saturday after Thanksgiving lionstigersandbears.org/our-events/thaโ€ฆ ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿดโ  #Tu
How handsome is our king of the jungle Bakari!? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆ Did you know that after tigers lions are the biggest cat in the world? Male lions can grow up to 10 feet in length and weigh up to 550 pounds. ๐Ÿ™€โ  #Lion #RescueLion #ExoticRescueAnimals #LionsTig
Conga and her selfies always help us start the weekend off on the right paw! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ƒ #LionsTigersandBears #RescueLeopard #Ani
How Cherry Bomb is spending her Sunday fun day! ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ˜ We love to see her living her best life because for our sweet girl Cherry that wasn't always the case. ๐Ÿ’” Head here to learn more about helionstigersandbears.org/our-animals/beโ€ฆcVxJTtDT1 #RescueBear #GrizzlyBear #RescueGr
Zulu is a whole mid-week MOOD ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ˜ด #BigCatRescue #RescueLion #RescueAnimals #Hu
Thanksgiving is no longer reserved for just us two-legged kind. ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿดโ Our annual Turkey Bash is the chance for our rescued big cats and bears to celebrate Thanksgiving and indulge in a feast the Friday AND Saturday after Thanklionstigersandbears.org/our-events/thaโ€ฆPHUyX7Nm #Turk
Our beautiful rescue white tiger Nola! ๐Ÿ˜ #RescueTiger #WhiteTiger #BigCatRescue #BigCatSanctu
Meet Conga, our rescue leopard. Have you ever heard Cona's story? โ  โ  Interested in learning more about Conga, or potentially sponsoring her every day care? Head helionstigersandbears.org/our-animals/leโ€ฆFsmn ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป #BigCatRescue #
Looking for a fun, out of the box, Fall activity? Come visit this cute duo and the rest of the animals at Lions Tigers & Bears! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป Helionstigersandbears.org/visit-usJHGkSUMdm to book yo
Punkin coming in hot to remind you that today is #AnimalSanctuaryAppreciationDay! โ We are honored to be included on this list that identifies genuine sanctuaries. For more information on the Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance, visiBigCatAlliance.orgfF
The king of the jungle Bakari! ๐Ÿฆ Did you know that after tigers lions are the biggest cat in the world? Male lions can grow up to 10 feet in length and weigh up to 550 pounds. ๐Ÿ™€ #LionFunFact #LionFact #Animal
Cherry Bomb enjoying her bath today! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿป #GrizzlyBear #BearRescue #CuteAnimals #Ani
Did you know that lions are the only cats that live in groups? Did you also know that the females are the main hunters? ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿฆโ  โ  Tag a friend below who would enjoy these lion fun facts today! #BigCatRescue #AnimalLovers #BigCa
Liberty hanging outside her bedroom, wondering if she should stay or go. Anyone else experiencing the same dilemma this Monday? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿป #blackbears #bearrescue #ani
It's the day before Halloween! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ’› Can't make it to our Pumpkin Bash this year? We understand, but we'd still love to see your Lions Tigers & Bears inspired costumes! โ  โ  Tag us in your pictures today tomorrow, and throughout the weekend!
Sunday's are for snacks, sleep, play, and repeat. Who else agrees?
Here is a fun facts about Bakari, Suri, and Jillian this Saturday! โœจ๐Ÿฆโ  They were rescued in 2007 at four weeks of age from a big cat sanctuary in Louisiana.โ  โ  Interested in learning more about Bakari and his pride? lionstigersandbears.org/our-animals
Punkin looking fierce and coming in hot to remind you this Friday that wild animals are not pets! ๐Ÿšซโ  โ  Help us put an end to the exotic animal trade and abuse of our wildlife, by clickinglinktr.ee/lionstigers_anโ€ฆiGgrlTv for various advocacy resource
Name a snugglier duo, we'll wait ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿป Tag your best
Looking at Monday like: โ ๐Ÿ˜พโ โ €โ  โ โ €โ  Are you starting your mornings off with one of our coffee blends found in our online lionstigersandbears.org/shops//t.co/QzgXr8GzEz to grab Maverick's Mighty Roast, Bakari's Bold Blend or Albert's Pr
Golden hour and Arusha makes for a perfect duo๐Ÿ˜โœจ Can anyone guess if Arusha is apart of Louie's pride, or Bakari's p
Footage from our pumpkin bash last year! #spookyszn #animalsanctuary #halloween #october
Conga is a whole Friday mood! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸŽ‰ Show this sassy leopard some love to kick-off the weekend on the r
Meet Melanie, one of our Mountain Lions here at Lions Tigers & Bears! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿปโ  โ  Melanie and her partner Punkin lived at a private facility in Ohio that bred tiger cubs and other ex
How beautiful is our girl Crystal! ๐Ÿ˜ We are currently open for visits! Head herlionstigersandbears.org/visit-usblO bio to book your visit!
Did you know wherever you live, you can make a lion, tiger, or bear part of your family!? ๐Ÿ˜โ โ €โ  โ โ €lionstigersandbears.org/our-animalst.co/Ag7Orrd2OH to pick your favorite animal at
There's nothing better than slow Sunday mornings!.
Have you been introduced to Moka yet? ๐Ÿ’›โœจ๐Ÿฏ โ  It isn't often that captive bred tigers like Moka wind up with a happy ending. Luckily for him, he is living his best life at our sanctuary. Interested in sponsoring Moka and his daily care? Hlionstigersandbears.org/our-animals/tiโ€ฆ
It's almost JR's one year anniversary at Lions Tigers and Bears. Time flies when you're living your best life! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ˜บ โฃ Interested in learning more about JR and how you can help themlionstigersandbears.org/our-animals/seโ€ฆGLB82WnjVL to donate or to learn more. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ
The King of LTB here to remind you that preparing for fires is important โ€” especially during the #COVID19 pandemic! Are you following these 5 steps to be ready? ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ -Get alerts -Make a plan -Pack a Go Bag -Build a Stay Box -Help friends & n
Did you know that without YOU the rescue of our handsome Himalayan Black Bear, Baloo wouldn't have been possible? ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿปโ  Actually the rescue of Albert, Cherry Bomb, Teddy and Baloo to be more specific. ๐Ÿ‘‡โ  Learn more by heading to our welionstigersandbears.orgco/L1N
Spooky October has been spotted by these two!๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ‘ป We invite you to come visit, volunteer, or donate by headilionstigersandbears.orgWULbxM โœจ #wednesdayvibes #bigcats #bigc
๐Ÿ’ Cherry Bomb! We often get asked how to spot the difference between a grizzly bear and other bears!โ  One way is by the large hump on their shoulders! It's actually a powerful muscle! Grizzly bears are known to dig, so this mighty muscle helps them power through
Hmm, Baloo doesn't seem to be ready for the week ahead๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜œ 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!๐Ÿ’ป
Bakari wants to thank you this Sunday for all your support! โœจ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿปโ  โ  Thank you for your donations, BTS visits, online shop orders, advocacy, and endless love. We appreciate you all so much! Without you our mission would not
We spy with our little eye, someone in the tree! Can you guess who it is?!๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿฏ #tigers #bigcats #big
The two best friends are having a fun pool day this Friday! ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ’ฆ Never miss a beat with what's happening at Lions Tigers & Bears by signing up for our newsletter! Heabit.ly/LTB-sign-upjoxi47 & make sure you keep a lookout on your inbox!๐Ÿ’Œ #fridayfunday #fridaymoo
๐Ÿคฉ Spotted last night: Louie, our male white lion, enjoying golden hour and the views of a scenic landscape, majestic oak trees, meadows, and rolling hills, our sanctuary and his forever safe home offers. โœจ๐Ÿฆ #lionstigersandbears #lions #kingofthejungle #
Shadow is here to deliver our Wishlist Wednesday needs this week!
Hank is excited for the first day of Fall!๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฏ Ready to connect with Hank at your next online meeting? Book a virtual visit today for your next virtual event, birthday, or meeting!bit.ly/wildmeetngreetโ€ฆSuJETy2Bs to learn more!โœจ #virtualmeetings #anim
Majestic Maverick living his best lifeโœจ๐Ÿฏโ  But that's not the case for nearly 5,000 captive tigers being kept in the U.S. a Please remember that exotic animals are not pets and should never be exploited, bred, or held in capti
Did you know that peacocks aren't born with their incredible feathers!?โ  โ  Male peacocks don't actually develop their feathers until they are about six months old. Making it hard to tell the male or female peacocks apart until then. โ  #exoticbirds #peacock #animalsan
Meet RJ, one of our Bobcats here at Lions Tigers & Bears. ๐Ÿ’›โ  #bobcats #wildlife #exoticcats #animalsanc
Sugar Bear is here to say "Hello!" this Friday! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿปโ  โ  He also wants to remind you that he and his fellow wild friends aren't pets and should never be exploited, or mistreated. โ ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿปโ  #lionstigersandbears #blackbears #an
Your BTS look at the animals is back this Thursday! Here's a look at what Maverick is doing today! Make sure you keep watching until the very end. ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿฏ #tigers #exot
Having a BEARY rough day? Nothing a sweet video of Cherry Bomb in enjoying her snacks in the pool can't fix. ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ #blackbears #bears #wednes
Disaster ready guide: English: ccdsd.org/wp-content/uplโ€ฆ Spanish: ccdsd.org/wp-content/uplโ€ฆ #listossd #sandiego #californiafires #disasterguide
Meatball soaking up every last bit of sweet summertime! โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿปโ  #blackbear #swimmingbears #bears #s
Staring down Monday like: โ  โ Conrad is back to remind you that you got this Monday thing and to stay FIERCE this week! ๐Ÿ˜ผ Start your morning with one of our coffee blends found in our onlinelionstigersandbears.org/shopsXr8GzEz #mondaymood #mondayvibes #mountainlion #nee
Looks like the weekend snuck up on Nola ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚โ  โ  Anyone else feeling the same? #tigers #whitetiger #exoticcats #anima
It's only fitting that we share with you Teddy on Teddy Bear Day!๐Ÿป Teddy reminding us all to eat our daily dose of greens, even though the PB&J's are tempting.. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿโ  #bears #wednesdayvibes #teddybearday #bea
I spy with my eye, a tiger in a tree!๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿฏ Silly, Maverick! Did you know that the sharp, retractable tiger claws help them climb trees? #bigcats #bigcatrescue #tigers #tig
Crystal is a survivor of a circle of exploitation of white tigers and has a forever safe home at Lion Tigers & Bears. โฃโ  Are you interested in sponsoring Crystal and learning more about her story? Headlionstigersandbears.org/our-animals/tiโ€ฆ3YTT for more information. ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ
Their journey to safety begins with YOU. ๐Ÿ’› โฃโ  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We appreciate you and all you do. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผโฃโ  #nonprofitorganization #animalsoftwitter
If you need Maddie this Labor Day Weekend, you know where to find her! Practicing social distancing and just relaxing by the pool are the only things on her agenda.๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒŠ What's on yours? Share with us below!๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป #laabordayweekend #longweekendvibes #longweekend #bl
What's more magical than golden hour? Golden hour with Conga! ๐Ÿ˜โœจ๐Ÿ’ซ โฃโ  Invite a Lion Tiger or Bear to your next gathelionstigersandbears.org/virtual-meet-nโ€ฆ.co/GBlccZWli2 to book your Virtual Meet'n Greet today! ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿปโฃโ  #mee
Something has caught Diego's attention! What could it be?๐Ÿ˜ป #catsoftwitter #exoticcats #catlov
Another day in the life of Bakari. Just a little mid-day cat nap!๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’ค Did you know that male lions can sleep anywhere from 18-20 hours a day?!๐Ÿ˜ฑ #lionstigersandbears #catnap #wedne
Maddie is soaking up the sun this Monday! โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿป #blackbears #northamericanbear #animalsanctuary #animalrescue #anima
Has Clarence spotted a new month?!๐Ÿ˜ป September is right around the corner! Make it a memorable summer with a visit to Lions Tigers & Bears! Head lionstigersandbears.org/visit-usblO to learn more and to book your visit today. We can't wait to see you!โ˜€๏ธ #thingstodoinsandiego #
Cherry Bomb is a rescued Alaskan Silvertip Grizzly! ๐ŸปGrizzlies can be distinguished from black bears by it's high-humped shoulders, concave face, and shorter, rounder ears! Their thick fur may appear frosted, which is where they get the name "grizzly". #bears #alaskangriz
Happy Bear-day, Meatball!๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰ Interested in sponsoring Meatball?lionstigersandbears.org/our-animals/beโ€ฆPSePzxTpb and click on the 'sponsor me' button! #californiabears #blackbears #birthdayboy #mo
Conga is feeling extra silly and has her eyes on the weekend!๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ˜ #leopard #exoticanimals #bigcats #animalsanctuary #weeken
In honor of Meatball's 8th year since being rescued - we would like to raise $8,000 to help provide enriching daily care for Meatball and his friends and to build him a new cinder block den. We are SO CLOSE to meeting our goal! Head to app.mobilecause.com/form/wyVriQ?viโ€ฆ to donate today!
The girls have spotted our Amazon Wishlist! We are currently in need of ๐Ÿฅœ๐ŸŒฐ raw nuts ๐Ÿ“„ paper for the office โœจ You can find our full Wishlibit.ly/wishlistLTB/jZc2uwMoqE We really appreciate all of your support and the different ways you all help us out!๐Ÿฆ
August 29th marks 8 years since Meatball the black bear first arrived to our sanctuary.๐Ÿป In honor of Meatball's 8th year, we would like to raise $8,000 to help provide enriching daily care for Meatball! Head bit.ly/LTBmeatball9eO to help us reach our goal by Sund
Snack & sleep sounds like the perfect Sunday for Tabu!๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿ’ค Reminder: please do not pay to pet, hold, or play with tigers in shows or displays! You can learn more about tigers by visiting an accredited sanctuary like Lions Tigers &lionstigersandbears.org/visit-usJHGkSDblO!
Louie has his eyes on the prize - the weekend!๐Ÿฆ Share with us below what you are up to! Does it include a visit to Lions Tigers & Bears?๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป #fridaymood #thingstodoinsandiego #sandiego #fridayvibes #
We always get asked about the different ways the LTB community can get involved! No matter where you live, you can make a lion, tiger, or bear part of your family by sponsoring them!๐Ÿ˜ Learn more lionstigersandbears.org/sponsorK1J #lionstigersandbears #exoticanimals #nonpro
Denali has spotted something! What could it be?๐Ÿ‘€ #servalcat #exoticcats #lionstigersandbe
Your favorite duo is back and they're having some fun in the sun! ๐Ÿฏโ˜€๏ธ #tigers #bigcatrescue #lionstigersandbears #bigcats #exo
Anyone else feel the same way about Monday's as Conrad?๐Ÿ˜พ #bigcat #mondaymood #mondayvibes #lionstigersandbe
Blossom is excited to see the visitors at Lions Tigers & Bears!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿป Learn more and book your virtual meet n' greet by headibit.ly/wildmeetngreetโ€ฆETy2Bs !๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ Book your visit lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us.co/lJHGkSDblO #sandiego #meetngreet #animalsanctuary #bigcats
Nola is especially excited and is all smiles that it's Saturday! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ’ฆ #saturdayvibes #pooltime #bigcatrescu
Rebecca is in our gift shop!๐Ÿ›๏ธ We not only have a gift shop available onsite, but we are also online๐Ÿ’ปlionstigersandbears.org/shopsgXr8GzEz #onlineshopping #animalsanctuary #on
Thursday Plans? Swim, eat, play, sleep, & repeat!๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ’ฆ #tigers #bigcat #bigcat
Shadow has spotted our Amazon Wishlist! Looking for a way to give back? We are in need of a few items you can find here --> bit.ly/wishlistLTB #nonprofit #giveback #donations #nonprofitorganization
Black bears, like Sugar Bear, are the most familiar and most common bears in North America.๐Ÿป If you live in areas that share habitat with wildlife, be aware of your actio
What do you think Miss Kitty has spotted? #exoticanimals #servalcats #mondaymood #mondayvibes
"Just going to sit here and enjoy my Sunday snack alone"๐Ÿป๐Ÿ Want to see the beautiful animals and learn more about them in person? We are open for Behind The Scenes visits! Learn molionstigersandbears.org/visit-uskSDblO #sandiego #thingstodoinsandiego #animalsan
Happy International Cat Day! We have many species of rescued exotic cats at Lions Tigers & Bears! Learn more about them over at lionstigersandbear.org #internationalcatday #catday #exoticanimals #exotics #bigcats
Conga is ready for the weekend!๐Ÿ† Leopards are extremely strong and amazing hunters. Not only are they fast, but they are also incredibly agile and have the strength to climb trees. #bigcats #fridaymood #fridayvi
Splish splash, Nola is taking a bath!๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ’ฆ While most cats dislike water, tigers love taking baths! It helps keep them cool during hot days.โ˜€๏ธ They'll submerge themselves in streams or lakes, soak up for a while, and play, but neck d
Liberty has her eyes on our Amazon Wishlist, which you can find over at bit.ly/wishlistLTB We really appreciate all of your support and the different ways the community comes together to help us out! PS - You can even have your donations sent directly to LTB!๐Ÿฆ
Meet Mia! One of our rescued bobcats!๐Ÿ˜บ Mia's owner kept her in his house as a pet before founder, Bobbi Brink, rescued her so she would have a safe, forever home at Lions Tigers & Bears. ๐Ÿšซ Mia is a perfect example of why exotics do not make good personal pets.๐Ÿšซ #exot
Louie has his eyes on a new month and a new week!๐Ÿฆโœจ #mondaymotivation #seizetheday #newmonthnewgoals #monda
Fun in the sun with Meatball!๐Ÿปโ˜€๏ธ We've had record high heats at Lions Tigers & Bears!๐Ÿฅต๐ŸŒก๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ Bears are smart and know how to beat the heat - they get nice and cool in the water for about 15-20 mins, head to the cave or their bedrooms and sleep off the heat! #s
It's snack-time at Lions Tigers & Bears!๐Ÿป๐Ÿ Himalayan black bears are omnivores and will eat just about anything! In the wild, their diet consists of acorns, nuts, fruit, honey, roots, and various insects such as termites and beetle larvae! #animalsanctuary #blac
Punkin has his eyes on a new month! Please remember: do not pay to pet, hold, or play with white tigers (or any tigers for that matter) in shows or displays!