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An exotic animal sanctuary and educational facility in Alpine, CA

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

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

Our Mission

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

No place like Home

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

Answer the call of the wild. Come meet our rescued exotic animals and big cats at our sanctuary in Alpine, CA. See the majestic lions, tigers, black bears, mountain lions, and more in their species-specific habitats, surrounded by oak trees, rolling hills and scenic landscapes on the edge of the Cleveland National Forest. 
Behind the Scenes with a Lions Tigers & Bears, California

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An amazing experience for you and a guest

Go Behind the Scenes with a Lions Tigers & Bears keeper to learn about our rescued animals and enjoy this special feeding experience. Available Tuesdays at 8:30 AM, 11 AM & 1:30 PM  and Wednesday through Saturday at 9 AM, 11:30 AM & 2 PM  - by appointment only.
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Brother and sister grizzlies, Albert & Cherry Bomb are so bear-y cute together. Do you have this much fun with your sibling? 🐻💞🐻
Have you ever seen a mountain lion up close?🐾 Keeper Tovah checks in with Punkin who was rescued from an exotic animal breeding mill along with his partner Melanie. He is one of the more vocal cats at the sanctuary. 😺How would you describe that sound?
Veterinary Update: Dr. Ryan Sadler was here again this week to perform an ultrasound and abscess removal on lioness, Suri. 🦁She also received a full physical exam. Bakari had a dental exam, and Sadie, the Bengal hybrid cat had an ear exam. Himalayan bear, Baloo has been showing signs of some vision impairment, so Dr. Sadler evaluated him as well but determined at this point, he does not require treatment. Every donation you make to LTB helps provide lifelong care like this for animals in need. This week's procedures cost LTB over $1,950. We simply could not provide this care without your generous support. Every dollar counts. Thank you for giving what you can to support the animals!❤️ Please share! 📷Keeper Rebekah
Floating toys are fun, but looks like something else has caught Tabu's eye this morning... do you see who is watching in the background? #tigertuesday 🎥Keeper Darby
Maverick is coming in for a landing!🐯 Are you ready to pounce on anything this #Monday?🐾 📷Kee
Maverick is coming in for a landing!🐯 Are you ready to pounce on anything this Monday?🐾 📷Keeper Darby
Sound up⬆️ What word would you use to describe snack time with Bakari?🦁🐾 🎥Keeper Darby
Happy #tiger Tuesday from big boy Hank, who is enjoying a freshly scented toy. 🐯 Introducing new scents and sights to our rescued animals is one way our keepers provide daily enrichment to help keep captive wild animals like Hank mentally and physically engaged. ❤️🐾 Can you guess any of Hank's favorite scents? ∙ • ∙ • 🎥Keeper Darby
Zulu is looking pretty focused this morning.🦁 Do you ever look at anyone this intensely?🐾
Are you Springing Forward for Daylight Savings, or sleeping in like Jillian and Suri this Sunday Funday?💤
Everyone's favorite rescued black leopard, Shadow is hunting for snacks this #Caturday😻🐾 as part of his daily enrichment. 🎥:Keeper Darby
Using tigers for publicity and glorifying private ownership of big cats - here we go again. Link in story. Thanks to @people for including our comment. Tigers do not belong in backyards and music studios. Contact your legislators and urge them to support HR 1380 the Big Cat Public Safety Act, (link in profile). Thank you @whitneycummings and everyone who raised their voice for this tiger, and to all of you who speak up for the animals.🙌🦁🐯🐻
What's better than this?❤️Sound up⬆ for munchy🥬 crunching. ♡♡♡♡ Bounced around from roadside zoo to roadside zoo, Teddy🐻 and his brother, Baloo🐻 were nearly sold at auction 2x! Private owners took the bears in, but when they were no longer able to care for the bears they reached out to LTB for a lifetime home.✨
Lion cubs🦁sure are cute, but they get bigger and a lot more dangerous. Throwing it back this Thursday to Bakari, Jillian & Suri right after Bobbi rescued them. Can you spot👀 all 3 cubs? Any guess who is who? Learn more about their rescue story on our website (link in profile), or even better, come visit in person! Every visit supports rescue efforts and life-long care.
Guess that 🐾paw print! Extra credit if you can name the individual rescued #animal🏅
Can we name this look Tabu has on her face?💥 ✨ It's hard to believe she is the oldest of our current six rescued tigers. She is also one of the first big cats LTB founder Bobbi Brink ever rescued.  Bobbi rescued Tabu's mother, Natasha  and father, Raja from a private owner in Texas who had neglected the big cats for years and was threatening to shoot the tigers. No one knew, Natasha was pregnant at the time, and Tabu and sister, Sitarra were born two months later at LTB.🐾 ✨ The most elusive and sensitive of all our rescued tigers, Tabu prefers quieter habitats and personal space. She doesn't love having a lot of new people around her - who can relate?🙋🏻‍♀️
Captions?🦁 (Louie vs cantaloupe🍈) 📷:Keeper Tovah
It's World Wildlife Day.  How will you celebrate? 🦁🐯🐻 We are honoring the day sharing good news! 🦁The Big Cat Public Safety Act, a federal bill banning private ownership of big cats was reintroduced to Congress last week👏. LTB founder, Bobbi Brink has been working on this critical legislation along with many organizations for the past decade. Will you join us by helping to protect people and big cats? Here are some ways to help: 1. Contact your local representative and urge urge them to support the BCPSA, HB 1380.  It's easy!!! Click the Big Cat Public Safety Act link in our Linktree in profile to find your representative.  Then call them and ask them to support this legislation. No one needs a lion, tiger, leopard or other big cat as a backyard "pet." Private ownership threatens public safety and exposes thousands of animals to neglect and cruelty. 🐾 2. Tag an animal-loving friend below to help raise awareness. 🐾 3. Share your ideas & suggestions for other ways to help #protectWildlife below.
Wait for Moka's face😃 Wonder what's going through the minds of these two besties this Caturday?...😜🐾 Moka🐯❤️Nola🐯
What does a bear do for fun?🐻 Happy fun-day Friday from rescued Himalayan bear, Teddy!  He looks pretty serious here, but brother bears Teddy and Baloo like to have a good time as much as the next bear. Can you guess any of their favorite activities?🐾 📷:Keeper Brian
Baby tiger selfies, traveling circuses, and trophy hunting... just a few more reasons why we are working to raise awareness about the exotic animal trade.🐅This short clip explains part of the "why" behind what we do at LTB. What's your "why?"🐆 How did you first learn about the issues facing exotic animals, and what progress would you like to see in the near future for these amazing animals?🐾
Doesn't this guy have a great face?? . Clarence's life before being rescued was dominated by fear.  He was kept in a small cage at fur farm in Ohio.  The owners used him to harvest his urine to sell to hunters.  In order to capture his urine, they would scare it out of him each day, shaking his cage, yelling, and intimidating him. (You can read more about his story on our website.) . What do you see in Clarence's face now? This bobcat is no longer living a life based in fear. Maybe that's a smile?❤️😻
Recognize this big boy?!🐯 Hint: He was confiscated at the border as a 6-week old cub. . . Two young men, who were part of an established cross-border exotic animal trafficking ring were prosecuted last year for attempting to illegally transport this cub into California. . . They had messages on their phones bragging about selling exotic animals like monkeys, jaguars and lions. . . This #tiger Tuesday, we're thankful this cub has a safe fur-ever home with LTB. If you followed his journey, and have a question or comment about how he is doing, please let us know. Or tag a tiger loving friend who needs to see his beautiful face!🐯❤️ (Cub photo courtesy of US Customs and Border Protection San Diego)
It's hard looking so regal all the time.👑 Even Bakari has to loosen up sometimes.  Any caption ideas? 😽 📷: Keeper Darby
What would you do if you discovered someone selling baby tigers? Or breeding bears for men to wrestle? Can one person really make a difference? Bobbi Brink founder of Lions Tigers & Bears describes why she got started rescuing big cats and exotic animals in this short clip. View the entire video on our website, link in profile.🦁🐯🐻🧡
Rescued white tiger Nola is coming in fast - get ready! 🐯Tigers make a specific sound when they are happy or greeting each other - do you know what it's called?🤔 If you turn your volume ☝️up, you'll hear it. It's hard to say who had more #fun in the #SanDiego snow yesterday - the 🐻bears? Or 🐯Moka and 🐯Nola? 💜
Here's what rescued #whitelion Louie thinks of this ❄️snowy San Diego am at Lions Tigers & Bears. Anyone want to translate?🦁💬💜
Do you think Albert☝️likes the snow?🤔 Just another snowy #SanDiego morning at LTB❄️☃️ Everyone has been asking how the animals are doing in the snow....what do you think Albert would say?🐻🐾
Every visit to LTB starts with a video to help raise awareness about the devastating exotic animal trade. This is just a short clip. To watch the entire video, please see the link in our profile.🦁🐯🐻🧡
Here's a short clip from our newest LTB welcome video. Visitors to the sanctuary are often surprised to learn how extensive and devastating the exotic animal trade is -- not just internationally, but right here in the United States. Positive change is possible, but only through increased awareness. Every visit to LTB starts with an educational video for this very reason. Questions or comments about the exotic animal trade??Please share your thoughts here - and you can view the entire video at the link in our profile.🦁🐯🐻🧡
Anyone else need a cat nap?😴 📷: Keeper Brian
Do you want to build a snowman, Bakari?❄️☃️❄️ Located in Eastern San Diego County, Lions Tigers & Bears doesn't often get snow - so it was an exciting morning for all today!🦁🐯🐻❄️🐾
Big thanks to @whitneycummings for coming to visit today, and for supporting rescued exotic animals - like Maddie here! 🦁🐯🐻🧡🙌
Wait, what? It's Monday?  Not for Crystal!🐾
Storm clean up continues! Louie, Arusha and Zulu are trying to figure out why we replaced their beautiful pool with mud.🙀 Our staff has been busy draining all the pools, which were overflowing and filled with mud and debris during the recent storm. With more rain expected this week, we are doing our best to remove excess water wherever we can. . . . We have a costly clean up effort before us which will include equipment rentals, trenching, underground piping and more. We are actively fund-raising to support these unforeseen expenses. Please donate what you can - link in highlight. ❤️THANK YOU❤️ to everyone who has donated and to everyone who has volunteered to help with the clean-up.🦁🐯🐻🐾 📷: Keeper Brian
Awww, Diego will steal your heart ❤️🐾
Did you know that lion cubs are born with light spots on their fur that helps camouflage them when they are young? These spots fade as they grow up, but are still visible on certain parts of their bodies in the right light. 🦁🌞 #FunFactFriday
Sharing some love … from our pride to yours.💞 Head rubbing, nuzzling and licking are all natural lion behaviors believed to strengthen social bonds and relationships. 🦁💖🦁 Wishing you a very happy Valentine's Day!
Who's hungry?🦁 Louie!🐾
Happy #TongueOutTuesday👅 from beauty 👑 Crystal.
Jillian and Bakari are ready to take Monday on, fur real!😽
Punkin is one cool wild cat😎. Rescued by LTB from an Ohio tiger and exotic animal breeding mill, this boy and his partner Melanie are estimated to be about 12 to 15 years old. 🐾He and Melanie were reunited last year after being spayed and neutered.  They currently share a habitat together in the center of the sanctuary, but are separated for mealtime because though they enjoy each other's company, they don't love sharing food! 😽
This ☝️is what it's all about...no longer forced to perform for anyone, Louie, Arusha and Zulu are thriving in the Linking Love to Lives habitat. We are feeling so #thankful this #caturday to all our visitors, supporters & donors. You made this happen💞💞💞 📷:Keeper Darby
What has caught Blossom's eye?🧐 People sometimes assume that bears' amazing sense of smell must compensate for poor vision🐻. But bears' eyesight is at least as good as human sight. Bears also benefit from excellent night vision, thanks to a reflective membrane on the back of their eyes👀. Happy #FunFact Friday!🐾❤️
Get it girl!😻 Jillian is ready to #pounce!🐾 📷: @amywagnerphotography
Albert is ready to make anyone smile today.🐻❤️😍 📷: Volunteer Michele
Did you know that tigers have antiseptic saliva?👅 They lick their wounds to disinfect them. 🐯#TigerFactTuesday
You got this Baloo!  Nothing can stand between you and your favorite snackies!🍏🥕🍐 🎥:Volunteer Julie #puzzlefeeder #enrichment #mondaymotivation
🏈Conga has made her Super Bowl prediction....🏈🎉 What do you think, did she make the right pick?!😽
Paws for effect...🐾 Happy #Caturday from 👑Bakari! 📷: @amywagnerphotography
Agile despite her age, Crystal is a #stalking queen👑 She loves to track guests arriving for visits, and is quick to run over and greet keepers + visitors alike😻🐾
What does Zulu have her eye on today...?🐾🦁
Here's Conrad! 🐾 To accommodate his quieter mountain lion personality, we recently moved this beautiful boy to a habitat away from foot traffic and activity. 🌈He is loving the peace and quiet, while still receiving all the care, attention and enrichment from our "paw-some" keepers. 🧡 Happy #whiskerwednesday 😻
This face☝️!!! When cats discover an interesting scent, they often open their mouths to help identify the smell - sucking in air towards what known as the Jacobson's organ (aka the vomeronasal sac) which can be found in the roof of a cat's mouth, behind the teeth.  So either Maverick is smelling something good🌺, or maybe he's just tasted something yucky!😝
Doesn't Diego have the most amazing ears?!😻 Sharing a moment with our youngest #bobcat while he snacks during a visit.💕
Will Albert come out of his bedroom for a visit?🐻🐾 "Na'maste right here," says this sleepy bear.💤🧸💜 . Happy #SundayFunday! . . . . . #sleepy #bear #bearsofinstagram #Sunday #nature #instagood #wild #animals #notpets #rescue #educate #protect #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #exoticanimals #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD
Checking in with Shadow and Keeper Brian🐾. What sound does a leopard make? Volume ⬆️ Happy #Caturday
Beautiful Arusha💙
"Can I hold him?" "Can I pet him?" "Can I take a picture with him?" . . . We get it - animals like Albert are amazing, and opportunities to have hands-on encounters with animals are almost irresistible. This #ThoughtfulThursday we are sharing a reminder to please resist. . . Please ask your friends and family to never pay to hold, pet, pose with or swim with apex predators like lions, tigers and bears. It's cruel for the animals and leads to lifetimes of suffering. Albert here is just one example. . . . This gorgeous grizzly boy is a visitor favorite for good reason. Sure, he is a beautiful bear, but we think this boy touches hearts for a reason that goes beyond looks. It's what he has overcome. . . . Bred as a cub petting bear, Albert was taken from his mama and deprived of all the things young bear cubs need for proper development. He was intentionally malnourished to keep him as small as possible, so that he could be exploited for as long as possible with people paying to hold him, pet him and take pictures with him. After his first few months of life, he was sold to a traveling zoo, deprived of food, kept in extreme confinement and used for more photo ops. This led to long-lasting neurological issues which he still suffers from today. . . . It's been a tough road for Albert. With proper nutrition, space to roam and access to a natural pool he loves, Albert is living a better life now, but he still carries the physical scars of exploitation. And of course, Albert is one of the lucky ones, rescued by a legitimate sanctuary. . . . There are still many pseudo-sanctuaries and for-profit businesses offering hands-on experiences with captive wild animals across the US and internationally. These organizations often claim their efforts support education or conservation. The truth is these businesses create devastating animal suffering. . . Please don't support cub petting. A true sanctuary will never breed, buy or sell animals and will never allow hands-on experiences with captive wild animals. . . . #endcubpetting #unselfie #instagood #wild #animallovers #notpets #rescue #educate #protect #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #sandiego
Sometimes you have to just roll with it😻🍀🌻 #Conga #WhiskerWednesday 📷:Keeper Brian
Moka is on board with #TongueOutTuesday 😛❤️😻 . . . . . #Tiger #tigersofinstagram #instagood #wild #animallovers #notpets #rescue #educate #protect #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #tigertuesday
🧡✨#MLKDay #MondayMotivation #MLK #instagood #wild #animallovers #notpets #rescue #educate #protect #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets
Can you caption ☝️this photo of brother bears Teddy & Baloo? 🤔🐻🌳🐻 #SundayFunday . . . . . #captionthis #bears #instagood #wild #animallovers #notpets #rescue #educate #protect #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD
Now that's a yawn!😻 Happy #Caturday from Suri!🐾 . . . . . #lion #lionsofinstagram #instagood #wild #animallovers #notpets #rescue #educate #protect #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD
When the light hits your mane just right...🌞🦁👑 Happy Friday from Louie! #lion #lionsofinstagram #instagood #wild #animallovers #notpets #rescue #educate #protect #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #travelwithpurpose #feedawildone
Is that a PB&J in your pocket? Cherry Bomb can smell it a mile away…. actually, maybe from 20 miles away.🐻 Bears are commonly believed to have the best sense of smell of any animal on earth. Come visit Cherry, Albert and the rest of the rescued bears living in refuge at LTB and learn more cool facts about these incredible animals.🐾 #bear #bearsofinstagram #smell #nose #animalwelfare #animals #rescue #sanctuary #giveback #philanthropy #endexoticanimaltrade #notpets #wild #lionstigersandbears #SanDiego #Alpine #endcubpetting #rescue #educate #protect
Rain or shine, our groundskeeper team is working hard to keep the sanctuary in great shape for animals & visitors. 🌈 This #WishlistWednesday, we are wishing for contributions to help purchase an @stihlusa backpack leaf blower - to help us keep the property safe, secure and clean. . . Please consider a donation toward our $600 goal. Link in highlight. Thank you!!!🙌🦁🐯🐻 . . . #instagood #wild #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #lionstigersandbears #animals #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose #feedawildone
No wonder this is a thing. #TongueOutTuesday 😽🧡 . . . . . #lion #leopard #tiger #lionsofinstagram #instagood #wild #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
Jillian is ready to take anything on today. What are your goals this #MotivationMonday? . . . . . #lion #lionsofinstagram #instagood #wild #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose #feedawildone
Bobcat beauty Mia loves hanging out in her hammock. These small wild cats known for their signature bobbed tails, also have fur at the ends of their ears known as ear tufts. Scientists have a few different theories on the purpose of ear tufts - some propose the fur might work like whiskers helping the cat to sense their surroundings, others suggest the tufts may benefit hearing. Can you think of another animal with ear tufts? #SundayFunday #bobcat #beauty #eartufts #bigcatsofinstagram #notpets #endcubpetting #animalwelfare #wild #rescue #educate #protect #endanimalexpoitation #endexoticpettrade #animals #exoticanimals #sanctuary #VisitSD #SanDiego #Alpine #TravelWithPurpose #PurchaseWithPurpose
What's Conrad waiting for? #FeedaWildOne #MountainLion #bigcatsofinstagram #rescue #educate #protect #animals #sanctuary #animalwelfare #wildnotpets #wild #notpets #VisitSD #SanDiego #Alpine
Lions, tigers, bears and… yep, peacocks🦚 . . Guests love to encounter our peacocks during educational visits. While these birds have free range at the sanctuary during the day, they never seem to want to visit the big cats!😽🐾 #SmartBirds #FridayFun 📷: @kathleenreeder . . . . . #peacock #wild #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
As we jump into new projects to help animals this year, we are honoring the moments of 2018 - including Moka's🐯 arrival, Cassara's passing and the reunion of Punkin and Melanie. We are working on building new habitats, expanding programs and continuing to advocate vigorously for animals in the coming year. Learn more about our next rescue and all that is in store for 2019, at the link in highlight. Please be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn for all the latest news. And as always, thank you so much for supporting rescued exotic animals!🙌🦁🐯🐻🐾 . . . . . #tiger #leopard #mountainlion #bigcatsofinstagram #thursday #TBT #newyear #goals #animals #animalwelfare #endcubpetting #endexoticanimaltrade #rescue #educate #protect #sanctuary #exoticanimals #travelwithpurpose #purchasewithpurpose #VisitSD #SanDiego #Alpine
What's on Sadie's wishlist? 😽 We're guessing it's some sort of food! But this #WishlistWednesday, we are hoping for a new heavy weight feral cat trap for Sadie like the one we have on our Amazon wish list. We often feed the animals in their transport containers so they make positive associations with containment. This helps us when the animals need medical care, and in case of emergencies. Donating items off of our wishlist is a great way to support the animals. If you can help, please see the link in highlight. Thank you! . . . . #cat #catsofinstagram #catoftheday #giveback #endcubpetting #animalwelfare #wild #rescue #educate #protect #endanimalexpoitation #endexoticpettrade #animals #exoticanimals #sanctuary #VisitSD #SanDiego #Alpine #TravelWithPurpose #PurchaseWithPurpose
Did you know that white tigers are not a separate species? They're also not albinos. White tigers are Bengal tigers, and today, mainly Bengal hybrids who've been inbred in captivity to carry a very rare genetic mutation for white fur. The last naturally occurring white tiger in the wild was shot and killed in 1958. No white tigers have been recorded in the wild ever since. . Every white tiger in existence now has been bred in captivity through extensive inbreeding, resulting in pervasive congenital health issues. They have been bred solely for profit and exploitation, and often suffer lifelong neglect and abuse. Purchased by a rapper, Nola here was physically abused, severely neglected and near death when the LTB team rescued her last year. . White tigers have no conservation value at all. There are no recognized Species Survival Plans in existence to reintroduce these genetically mutated tigers to the wild. Due to the lack of genetic diversity of white tigers, and the fact that there is no conservation value to breeding these tigers, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) banned breeding of white tigers in 2011. . Please don't pay to hold, pet or take a picture with white tiger cubs (or any apex predator). Do not support magic shows, circus acts or roadside exhibits of white tigers. Regardless of what these exhibitors may say or advertise, none of their efforts support tiger conservation. . As long as there is public demand for white tigers, there will be individuals willing to sacrifice animal welfare for profit. If you would like to see white tigers, support white tigers or learn more about their plight, visit a GFAS or ASA accredited sanctuary like LTB. We are currently providing lifelong refuge to three rescued white tigers who will benefit directly from your visit. 📷:Keeper Darby #TigerFactTuesday . . . . #tiger #whitetiger #tigersofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #unselfie #notpets #endcubpetting #animalwelfare #wild #rescue #educate #protect #endanimalexpoitation #endexoticpettrade #animals #exoticanimals #sanctuary #VisitSD #SanDiego #Alpine #TravelWithPurpose #PurchaseWithPurpose
Yes, you can! #MondayMotivation courtesy of Zulu. 🦁🐾 . . . . . . . . #lion #lionsofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #monday #motivation #winning #wild #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
Doesn't Meatball look like he's always ready for a good time? 🐻🐾🎊#SundayFunday . . . . . . . . #fun #bear #blackbear #bearsofinstagram #wild #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose #feedawildone
Louie, deep...in....thought.... Happy #Caturday 📸: by Bobbi . . . . . . . . #lions #thoughtful #saturday #lionsofinstagram #wild #bigcatsofinstagram #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
Suri, Jillian and Bakari are chomping their way to good health. Calcium is an essential part of big cat nutrition, and having access to fresh uncooked bones helps captive carnivores clean their teeth too! #FunFactFriday 🎥: Keeper Darby . . . . . . . . #lions #health #Friday #lionsofinstagram #crunch #bigcatsofinstagram #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
A look back at a much smaller Nola one year ago today! As playful as ever, during this checkup with Dr. Sadler and Bobbi. *Important note: LTB is a NO CONTACT sanctuary - even trained staff and keepers do not have direct contact with the animals. The only exception is for very young cubs, and only when medically necessary. #TBT . . . . . . . . #tigercub #tiger #whitetiger #tigersofinstagram #throwbackthursday #bigcatsofinstagram #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
12-year-old Sugar Bear spent so many years in a cramped concrete cage at his previous home, it took a while to coax him out into the open space at LTB. What a joy to see this boy moving and grooving around the multi-acre black bear habitat each day, knowing it's all blue skies and sunshine ahead for Sugar now. . . . . . . . . #bear #blackbear #bearsofinstagram #philanthropy #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
Jumping into 2019! Happy New Year!🦁🐯🐻🎉💕 📷: Keeper Darby . . . . . . . #tiger #tuesday #NewYear #bigcatsofinstagram #philanthropy #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
We're just hanging out tonight. How 'bout you? Any #wild plans? Happy New Year from all of us at LTB!!!🦁🐯🐻💕🎉 . . . . . #NewYearsEve #Happy #NewYear #lions #lionsofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #notpets #endcubpetting #endexoticanimaltrade #animals #animalwelfare #animalrescue #sanctuary #exoticanimals #SanDiego #Alpine #VisitSD #travelwithpurpose #Educate #Protect #wildlife
End 2018 with an act of kindness - make one last tax-deductible gift to help rescue and care for these magnificent animals. Thank you!🦁🐯🐻💕 and thanks to @sharynsstudio and @dagmarnbcsd for the video❤️🙌 . . . . . . #lions #tigers #bears #giveback #bigcatsofinstagram #philanthropy #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
Mountain lions can leap 15 feet up a 🌳, bound over 40 feet when running, climb 12 foot fencing, and can reach sprinting speeds of 50 mph! ! . . . Estimated to be about 14 years old, Punkin here is one of 3 mountain lions 🐾 living in permanent refuge at LTB.  He and his partner Melanie were rescued by the LTB team in 2015 from an Ohio tiger and exotic animal breeding mill. Happy #Caturday! 📷: Keeper Brian . . . . . . . #mountainlion #saturday #giveback #bigcatsofinstagram #catoftheday #philanthropy #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
There's still time to make a difference for animals like Maverick.  LTB is home to more than 65 rescued lions, tigers, bears, mountain lions, leopards, and other animals.  These animals need care every day - 365 days a year. . . . By making a tax-deductible donation today you can help provide food, veterinary care, enrichment, and clean and spacious habitats for rescued animals to roam, rest and play.  Even a small gift can make a HUGE DIFFERENCE to the animals at Lions Tigers & Bears, and for those who are still waiting to be rescued. . . . For the past 16 years, Lions Tigers & Bears has been on the front lines in the fight against cruelty of captive big cats, bears and other exotic animals, and we couldn't do this without your support.  Every contribution counts.  Thank you for supporting these magnificent animals! Link to donate in profile. . . . . . . #tiger #tigersofinstagram #giveback #bigcatsofinstagram #catoftheday #philanthropy #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
Baby Conga circa 2004, and now.💕 #ThrowbackThursday . . . . . . . #Leopard #bigcatsofinstagram #catoftheday #tbt #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
Behind-the-Scenes visits for two are currently 30% off! This is an amazing opportunity to see magnificent animals up close and learn all about them from our knowledgeable keepers. All Behind-the-Scenes visits include multiple opportunities to FEED big cats and/or bears. Best of all, you can feel good knowing that proceeds benefit rescued animals. Must be 18 or older with valid ID to feed animals. Purchase now through 12/31/18 with code: HOLIDAY. *Behind-the-Scenes with Bobbi not included. Link in highlight. . . . . . . . #lions #lionsofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #lionstigersandbears #animals #exoticanimals #animalwelfare #animalsanctuary #sanctuary #rescue #educate #protect #rescueeducateprotect #adventure #travelwithpurpose #VisitSD #SanDiego #Alpine #bucketlist
Merry Christmas from Arusha and everyone at Lions Tigers & Bears! . . . . . . . . #Christmas #lion #lionsofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #wild #notpets #wildlife #sanctuary #animals #animalrescue #animalwelfare #animalsanctuary #rescue #RescueEducateProtect #SanDiego #Alpine
Merry Christmas Eve! It's been a year since LTB Founder & Director Bobbi Brink drove cross country to rescue beautiful Nola, and brought her home on Christmas Eve. Malnourished and riddled with parasites, no one was sure this mistreated cub would live. With the medical treatment and care provided at LTB, Nola grew stronger day-by-day, and she is thriving alongside her tiger friend Moka today. She is a fun-loving, confident young tiger who absolutely loves the water. Merry Christmas, Baby. . . . . . . . . #whitetiger #tiger #tigercub #tigersofinstagram #ChristmasEve #bigcatsofinstagram #animalwelfare #animals #rescue #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #notpets #wild #lionstigersandbears #SanDiego #Alpine #endcubpetting
Can you believe this beautiful bear was bought as a pet for a child, and then nearly sold to a canned hunt?  Maddie has a lot to smile about, and so do we.  With your support, we all get to enjoy Maddie's special smile. . . . . #Sunday #Funday #bear #blackbear #bearsofinstagram #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose
What do you think is on RJ's wish list this year?🤔🎄🎁 📷: Keeper Aja . . . . . #caturday #saturday #bobcat #bobcatsofinstagram #holiday #wishlist #Christmas #bigcatsofinstagram #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD #travelwithpurpose #purchasewithpurpose
Oh what fun! Nola and Moka played all day long w/this new enrichment set up by our amazing keepers. Can you guess what's on the toy? 🎥:Keeper Darby . . . . . #fundayfriday #fridayfunday #tiger #whitetiger #tigerfun #enrichment #tigersofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #playtime #fun #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #familyfun #toy #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpetst
What a difference a year makes. When Louie first moved into the Linking Love habitat, he had never stepped on grass before. Having lived as a performance lion, he'd been carted around in small transport containers most of his life. It took time and some well-placed treats for him to start exploring. Today, Louie is right at home and can often be seen - and heard - greeting guests as they arrive at our check-in kiosk for visits. . . . . . . #WhiteLion #RescueEducateProtect #lion #lionsofinstagram #animalwelfare #wild #notpets #rescue #educate #protect #sanctuary #animals #animallover #bigcatsofinstagram #catoftheday #bigcatoftheday #animalrescue #exoticanimals #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #visitSD #SanDiego #Alpine #giveback #travelwithpurpose #philanthropy #familyfun #TBT #Thursday
Baloo,having a blast with his puzzle feeder stuffed with goodies! #enrichment 🎥: Keeper Darby . . . . . #moonbear #Himalayanbear #bear #bearsofinstagram #playtime #fun #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD
Purchase with a purpose! Lions Tigers & Bears Gift Certificates are the perfect choice to give the animal lover on your list an AMAZING experience AND help animals at the same time! 🔗 in highlight. . . . . . #giveback #purchasewithpurpose #holiday #giving #tiger #animallovers #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD
Time for a cat nap! Sleepy Tabu . . . . . #TigerTuesday #tiger #tigersofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #sleepy #catnap #animals #animalwelfare #sanctuary #rescue #animalrescue #visitSD #SanDiego #Alpine #wild #notpets #wildnotpets #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #everylifecounts #unselfie #philanthropy #travelwithpurpose
Isn't Blossom a beauty?  Looking at her now, it's hard to believe this former zoo bear was fed a diet of candy, and nearly sold for a big game hunt.  Now she eats a nutritious diet including fresh veggies and fruit, and spends her days moving around the 4-acre Black Bear habitat looking for her favorite treat - watermelon! . . . . . #bear #blackbear #bearsofinstagram #beautiful #notpets #protect #rescue #educate #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets #visitSD
It's playtime for Diego, purr usual!  This young guy is one of four bobcats at LTB.  We are currently under construction on a new bobcat habitat.  Once complete, we plan to move Diego and RJ into this new enclosure where they can hang out and play together. #SundayFunday . . . . . #bobcat #bobcatsofinstagram #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wildnotpets
Bakari is ready for the #weekend. . . . . #caturday #saturday #lion #sleeping #sleepin #lionsofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #purr #growl #animals #exoticanimals #sanctuary #rescue #animalwelfare #rescue #sandiego #alpine #visitsandiego
Leopards can vocalize much like other cats and are known to growl and even purr. Shadow here is a pretty "talkative" cat, especially when he sees the keepers coming with food. 📸: Keeper Darby . . . . #leopard #blackleopard #leopardsofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #purr #growl #animals #exoticanimals #sanctuary #rescue #animalwelfare #rescue #sandiego #alpine #visitsandiego
It's been 8 years since Liberty Bear first moved into the 4-acre Black Bear habitat.  Liberty was the first bear resident to join LTB.  The sanctuary is now home to six Black Bears and 10 bears total. #TBT . . . . . #tbt #thursday #bear #bearsofinstagram #blackbears #animalrescue #animalwelfare #sanctuary #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #sandiego #alpine #animals #lionstigersandbears #exoticanimals #nature #wildlife #wild #notpets
Book an overnight stay in your own 2-bedroom retreat at Lions Tigers & Bears. White Oak Wild Nights is available now for overnight stays. Located right on sanctuary property, this luxurious suite offers animal lovers the ultimate bucket list opportunity to experience the sanctuary animals. Listen to the roars and chuffs of all the rescued big cats, and visit the animals any time you like during your stay. All proceeds benefit rescued animals. For reservations, please call 619-659-8078 x 3. . . . . . . #visitsandiego #vacationrental #exoticanimals #travelwithpurpose #animals #sanctuary #lions #tigers #bears #rescue #animalwelfare #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #notpets #philanthropy #bucketlist #uniquetravel #sandiego #alpine
Maverick in action!  Did you know that tigers' hind legs are longer than their front legs? This gives them the ability to leap forward 20 to 30 feet in one jump! #TigerTuesday . . . #tiger #tigertuesday #tuesday #tigersofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #rescue #motion #animalwelfare #bearcare #animals #exoticanimals #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #notpets #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Crystal is not quite ready for Monday to start. . . . . #whitetiger #tiger #rescue #sanctuary #animalwelfare #bigcatsofinstagram #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #lionstigersandbears #wildnotpets #rescueeducateprotect #alpine #sandiego #mondayvibe
An update from Lions Tigers & Bears Founder and Director, Bobbi Brink who is in India this week for the Advancing Bear Care Workshop, and also visited the Wildlife SOS Elephant Rescue to purchase handmade items to sell in the LTB gift shop. These will now be available to you at Lions Tigers & Bears gift shop and soon on-line. . . . Purchasing products such as these will not only help support, LTB but supports the rescued bears, elephants, and conservation efforts at SOS in India. Communities that formerly depended on bears and elephants to make their living, now have been taught a new way of life and new skills to sustain their families. Purchasing products such as these also empowers women of the community as secondary breadwinners, while supporting animals and conservation. . . . If you ever get the opportunity to ride an elephant, please, please do not. The elephants are badly abused and broken, in order for people to ride them (you can see the hooks, spikes and chains used in the photo). Please help us to help make riding an elephant, or watching an elephant perform, an elephant's forgotten past. ❤️💕❤️ . . . . #elephants #elephantsofinstagram #slothbears #dancingbears #rescue #India #animalwelfare #bearcare #animals #exoticanimals #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #endwildanimaltrade #endexoticanimaltrade #endcubpetting #notpets #lionstigersandbears #sandiego #alpine
Brother and sister grizzlies, Albert & Cherry Bomb are so bear-y cute together. Do you have this much fun with your sibling? 🐻💞🐻
Have you ever seen a mountain lion up close?🐾 Keeper Tovah checks in with Punkin who was rescued from an exotic animal breeding mill along with his partner Melanie. He is one of the more vocal cats at the sanctuary. 😺How would you describe that sound?
Veterinary Update: Dr. Ryan Sadler was here again this week to perform an ultrasound and abscess removal on lioness, Suri. 🦁She also received a full physical exam. Bakari had a dental exam, and Sadie, the Bengal hybrid cat had an ear exam. Himalayan bear, Baloo has been showing signs of some vision impairment, so Dr. Sadler evaluated him as well but determined at this point, he does not require treatment. Every donation you make to LTB helps provide lifelong care like this for animals in need. This week's procedures cost LTB over $1,950. We simply could not provide this care without your generous support. Every dollar counts. Thank you for giving what you can to support the animals!❤️ Please share! 📷Keeper Rebekah
Floating toys are fun, but looks like something else has caught Tabu's eye this morning... do you see who is watching in the background? #tigertuesday 🎥Keeper Darby
Maverick is coming in for a landing!🐯 Are you ready to pounce on anything this Monday?🐾 📷Keeper Darby
Bakari, Jillian & Suri celebrated their birthday yesterday! Want to send them a birthday wish? 🥳🎁🎂 🎥Keeper Darby
Happy Sunday Funday! How do you think Louie is feeling this morning? 📷: Volunteer Michele
Happy #Caturday from resident BFFs, Moka🐯 & Nola🐯!❤️ Have you visited these two rescued tigers at LTB yet? Aren't they growing up fast? ・・・ 📷Keeper Darby
Are you ready for some Friday fun? How about a #rescued bear eating lettuce? 🐻🥬 ・・・ Purchased as a pet for a 3 year-old, Maddie was almost sold to a canned hunt. Instead, she was taken in by a well-meaning private owner and kept in a corn crib cage for years with no room to roam and eating a poor diet. ・・・ Life sure has changed for Maddie.🌻 She now has plenty of open space to explore and healthy food to eat every day thanks to the support of our generous donors. Every dollar you donate, helps provide lifelong care for rescued animals. Does Maddie inspire you to eat more greens? ・・・ 🎥Volunteer Heather
Please share to help raise awareness against cub petting! Bears bred for photo ops like this are exposed to pervasive animal cruelty and disappear into the devastating exotic animal trade. ・・・ International Sportsmen's Expositions is using bear cubs to promote their convention this weekend at Mountain America Expo Center. They are also deleting negative comments and blocking anyone who posts negative comment from their social media accounts. NBC affiliate KSL 5 TV anchors also deleted videos of baby bears crying in distress as the reporters laughed and joked about being mama bears. ・・・ Please ask International Sportsmen's Expositions Yellowstone Bear World and KSL 5 TV to do the right thing and stop exploiting baby bears! No legitimate accredited sanctuary or zoo (GFAS, ASA or AZA) allows hands-on encounters like this with apex predators because it endangers public health and exposes captive wild animals to massive animal welfare abuse. ・・・ In the wild, cubs stay with their mothers for 18 months or more. Bears have highly complex physical and behavioral needs, they are not stage props and they don't belong in television studios or expo centers. ・・・ International Sportsmen's Expositions Yellowstone Bear World and KSL 5 TV KUTV 2News KTVX ABC 4 KUED Channel 7 Fox 13 News
Suri loves a nice sunny spot🌞
Happy #tiger Tuesday from big boy Hank, who is enjoying a freshly scented toy. 🐯 ∙ • ∙ Introducing new scents and sights to our rescued animals is one way our keepers provide daily enrichment to help keep captive wild animals like Hank mentally and physically engaged.❤️ ∙ • ∙ When you donate to LTB you help support ongoing lifetime care and daily enrichment for rescued animals like Hank.😻 ∙ • ∙ Can you guess any of Hank's favorite scents?🤔 ∙ • ∙ • 🎥Keeper Darby
Zulu is looking pretty focused this morning.🦁 Do you ever look at anyone this intensely?🐾
Are you Springing Forward for Daylight Savings, or sleeping in like Jillian and Suri this Sunday Funday?😴
Everyone's favorite rescued black #leopard, Shadow is hunting for snacks this #Caturday😻🐾 🎥:Keeper Darby
What's better than this?!❤️ Sound up⬆ for munchy🥬 crunching. ♡♡♡♡ Bounced around from roadside zoo to roadside zoo, Teddy🐻 and his brother, Baloo🐻 were nearly sold at auction 2x! Private owners took the bears in, but when they were no longer able to care for the bears they reached out to LTB for a lifetime home.🐾
Happy #ThrowbackThursday! Can you believe Bakari, Jillian & Suri were ever this small?😻 Do you know who is who?🐾
Guess that 🐾 paw print! Extra credit🏅if you can name the individual rescued animal!🦁🐯🐻
Can we name this look Tabu has on her face?💥 It's hard to believe this girl is the oldest of our current six rescued tigers. She is also one of the first big cats LTB founder Bobbi Brink ever rescued. Bobbi rescued Tabu's mother, Natasha and father, Raja from a private owner in Texas who had neglected the big cats for years and was threatening to shoot the tigers. Though no-one knew, Natasha was pregnant at the time, and Tabu and sister, Sitarra were born two months later at LTB.🐾 The most elusive and sensitive of all our rescued tigers, Tabu prefers quieter habitats and personal space. She doesn't love having a lot of new people around her - who can relate?🙋🏻‍♀️
Caption this. (Louie vs cantaloupe🍈.) 📷:Keeper Tovah
How did you first learn about the exotic animal trade, and what progress would you like to see made for these amazing animals?🐾 In honor of World Wildlife Day today, we are sharing part of the "why" behind what we do at LTB. What's your "why?" Why do these issues matter to you? Please share! Awareness and education are essential.🦁🐯🐻 View the entire video on our homepage, https://www.lionstigersandbears.org
Wait for Moka's face😃 Wonder what's going through the minds of these two besties this Caturday?...😜🐾 Moka🐯❤️Nola🐯
Who do you know that would enjoy this amazing event, please SHARE! Get wild and join us for our biggest event of the year!!! Wild in the Country is Saturday, May 18, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with VIP reception from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets on sale NOW and all proceeds support rescue efforts and rescued animals, https://bit.ly/2TtDHXa 🦁🐯🐻🐾 Will we see you there?!!!
What does a bear do for fun?🐻 Happy fun-day Friday from Himalayan bear, Teddy! He looks pretty serious here, but brother bears Teddy and Baloo like to have a good time as much as the next bear. Can you guess any of their favorite activities?🐾 📷:Keeper Brian
What would you do if you discovered someone selling baby tigers?🐯 Or breeding bears for men to wrestle?🐻 Can one person really make a difference? Here is a short clip from our latest LTB welcome video. Please share!!!🦁🐾❤️ You can view the entire video on our homepage at, https://www.lionstigersandbears.org
Doesn't this guy have a great face?😻 Clarence's life before being rescued was dominated by fear. He was kept in a small cage at fur farm in Ohio. The owners used him to harvest his urine to sell to hunters. In order to capture his urine, they would scare it out of him each day, shaking his cage, yelling, and intimidating him. (You can read more about his story on our website, https://www.lionstigersandbears.org) What do you see in Clarence's face now? He is no longer living in fear. Maybe that's a smile?🐾❤️
Action alert: Please share! The Big Cat Public Safety Act was officially reintroduced to the House of Representatives today! Lions Tigers & Bears fully supports this crucial federal legislation which would ban private ownership of lions, tigers and other big cats. Please contact your members of Congress and urge them to support this important bill, https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative. To read the bill, https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1380?s=4&r=4
Recognize this big boy?!🐯 Hint: He was confiscated at the border as a 6-week old cub. Two young men, who were part of an established cross-border exotic animal trafficking ring were prosecuted last year for attempting to illegally transport this cub into California. They had messages on their phones bragging about selling exotic animals like monkeys, jaguars and lions. This #tiger Tuesday, we're thankful this cub has a safe fur-ever home with LTB. If you followed his journey, and have a question or comment about how he is doing, please let us know. Or tag a tiger loving friend who needs to see his beautiful face!🐯❤️ (Cub photo courtesy of US Customs and Border Protection San Diego)
It's hard looking so regal all the time.👑 Even Bakari has to loosen up sometimes. Caption ideas? 😸 📷: Keeper Darby
Why do sanctuaries like Lion Tigers & Bears exist? Do you ever wish you could do more to help exotic animals? 🦁Here is a simple step that will make a big difference: please like and share this short clip. Positivities change is possible through education and awareness. 🐯Sharing information is key!!!! You can view the entire video on our homepage at https://www.lionstigersandbears.org.🐻🐾🧡 Do you have thoughts, ideas, or suggestions about how to make an impact in ending the exotic animal trade? Comments welcome!
Join the team! Are you or someone you know interested in working at Lions Tigers & Bears? We are hiring! Positions open at this time: Volunteer Coordinator The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the volunteer program at Lions Tigers and Bears. https://bit.ly/2Ei67Kr Housekeeping/Facilities Attendant/Day Porter The Facilities Attendant is responsible for the keeping and maintaining of most all aspects of the facility. If you are interested in either of these positions please apply online at http://www.glassdoor.com. If you have any other questions please email Tina at admin@lionstigersandbears.org We are always looking for great volunteers too!
Please share this short clip from our newest LTB welcome video. 🦁🐯🐻 Visitors to the sanctuary are often surprised to learn how extensive and devastating the exotic animal trade is -- not just internationally🌎, but right here in the United States. Positive change is possible, but only through increased awareness. Every visit to LTB starts with an educational video for this very reason. You can view the entire video on our homepage, https://www.lionstigersandbears.org🧡
Get ready, Moka is coming in fast! Here's some more video of the rescued animals enjoying our #SanDiego snow day today at Lions Tigers & Bears. Who do you think had the most fun?❄️🦁🐯🐻🐾
Rescued white lion, Louie had a lot to say about our snowy ❄️San Diego morning. ☃️Anyone want to translate?🤔🦁💬
Another fun morning for the animals at LTB as they woke up to explore the San Diego snow! They are all doing great and have nice cozy dens filled with straw and hay to stay warm. Snow doesn't fall often here but it sure is exciting when it happens! Visits for the day are canceled due to road conditions, but we expect to be open tomorrow for visits, reservations required. All visit proceeds support rescue efforts and life-long care for rescued animals.🦁🐯🐻☃️ https://www.lionstigersandbears.org
Do you think Albert likes the snow?🤔Just another snowy #SanDiego morning at LTB❄️ Everyone has been asking how the animals are doing in the snow....what do you think Albert would say?🐻🐾
Grizzly Bear Cherry Bomb is out exploring, while brother Albert is snuggling up in his den. Do you think Bakari and the girls are deciding how to make lion snow angels?🤔❄️🦁 📷:Keeper Brian
❄️Here we go again! Snow falling on Lions Tigers & Bears❄️❄️🐾🦁🐯🐻 The animals are all staying cozy in their dens!!!
LTB Founder Bobbi Brink is big on collaboration, often working with other sanctuaries, groups and individuals to help animals in every way possible. Our dear friends at Keepers of the Wild recently honored Bobbi's work by dedicating one of their animal habitats in her name.🦁🐯🐻❤️
😴Why do you think Maverick is so sleepy today? 💤 #yawning danger floof 📷:Keeper Brian
Thank you Whitney Cummings!!!🦁🐯🐻❤️
Do you want to build a snowman, Bakari?!❄️☃️❄️
Big chuffs of thanks to comedian, actress, producer, and animal welfare advocate Whitney Cummings for coming to visit Lions Tigers & Bears yesterday!!! Thank you so much for all the work you are doing to help animals and raise awareness about animal welfare issues!!!🦁🐯🐻❤️🐾
Guess what happened last night?!❄️☃️❄️
Wait, what? It's Monday? Not for Crystal!🐾
Storm clean up continues! Louie, Arusha and Zulu are trying to figure out why we replaced their beautiful pool with mud.🙀 Our staff has been busy draining all the pools, which were overflowing and filled with mud and debris during the recent storm. With more rain expected this week, we are doing our best to remove excess water wherever we can. We have a costly clean up effort before us which will include equipment rentals, trenching, underground piping and more. We are actively fund-raising to support these unforeseen expenses. Please donate what you can and share this message with friends, https://bit.ly/2DFUsEN. ❤️THANK YOU❤️ to everyone who has donated and to everyone who has volunteered to help with the clean-up.🦁🐯🐻🐾 📷: Keeper Brian
Awww, Diego will steal your heart ❤️🐾
Did you know that lion cubs are born with light spots on their fur that helps camouflage them when they are young? These spots fade as they grow up, but are still visible on certain parts of their bodies in the right light. 🦁🌞 #FunFactFriday
This powerful storm has taken a major toll on the sanctuary grounds. The animals are all safely sheltered in their dens, but we have a lot of work to do to regrade the property, remove excess mud and water and install underground piping to help recover from the impact of this storm. Can you please help us raise funds for this unforeseen expense? You can donate on our website, https://bit.ly/2DFUsEN. Every dollar counts - thank you!
Help needed! Please share! This powerful storm that has swept across our region has taken a major toll on the sanctuary grounds and made a HUGE mess. Fortunately, the animals are all safe and sheltered in their dens, but the pools are overflowing, muddy rivers have been carved throughout the property, our barn - which houses our surgery room and gift shop - has flooded and our downstairs office and volunteer area have taken on water as well. A major clean up effort is in store, as soon as this storm passes. Can you please help us raise funds for this unforeseen expense? We need to rent equipment to regrade the property, remove excess mud, and install underground piping and culverts to help clean up the damage. We also need to remove the mud from water sources and pools. Please donate on this post, or go on our website, https://bit.ly/2DFUsEN. Every dollar counts - thank you!
The keepers gave Mia a flower🌸 Do you think she likes it? Happy Valentine's Day💞
Sharing some love … from our pride to yours.💞 Head rubbing, nuzzling and licking are all natural lion behaviors believed to strengthen social bonds and relationships. 🦁💖🦁 Wishing you a very happy Valentine's Day!
Who's hungry? Louie!🦁🐾
Happy Tongue Out Tuesday from beautiful 👑Crystal.
Jillian and Bakari are ready to take on Monday, fur real😸
Punkin is one cool wild cat😎. Rescued by LTB from an Ohio tiger and exotic animal breeding mill, this boy and his partner Melanie are estimated to be about 12 to 15 years old. 🐾He and Melanie were reunited last year after being spayed and neutered. They currently share a habitat together in the center of the sanctuary, but are separated for mealtime because though they enjoy each other's company, they don't love sharing food! 😽
💞This is what it's all about...no longer forced to perform for anyone, Louie, Arusha and Zulu are thriving in the Linking Love to Lives habitat. We are feeling so thankful this #caturday to all our visitors, supporters & donors. You made this possible💞💞 📷: Keeper Darby
What has caught Blossom's eye?🧐 It's a myth that bears have poor eyesight. Some people assume that bears' amazing sense of smell must compensate for poor vision. 🐻But, a bear's eyesight is at least as good as ours. They also have excellent night vision due to a reflective membrane on the back of their eye. Happy #FunFact Friday!🐾❤️
Get it girl! 😻 Jillian is ready to #pounce! 📷: Amy Youngberg Wagner
Albert is ready to make anyone smile today.🐻❤️😍 📷: Volunteer Michele
Did you know that tigers have antiseptic saliva?👅 They lick their wounds to disinfect them. 🐯#TigerFactTuesday
You got this Baloo! Nothing can stand between you and your favorite snackies!🍏🥕🍐 #puzzlefeeder #enrichment #mondaymotivation 🎥: Volunteer Julie
🏈Exciting news: two longtime LTB supporters are headed to the Super Bowl today thanks🙌 to our dear friends, Kerry Cooper Bowlen and John Bowlen who generously donated Super Bowl tickets to LTB's Wild in the Country live auction last May.❤️ Lori Solis and Stan Solis had the winning bid - and we hope they have a great time today!!! You can cross this off your bucket list now Stan!🏈 We also send sincere congratulations to the Bowlen family - as Pat Bowlen has been chosen to be inducted into the NFL Hall of fame this year!🎉 Want a shot at tickets to the Big Game next year? Kerry and John have kindly offered to donate 2020 Super Bowl tickets for this year's Wild in the Country auction, which is coming up soon on Saturday, May 18!!! Save the date!!! We are so thankful to the Bowlens, the Solises, and to all the wonderful animal angels who support the rescued animals of LTB in so many ways!🦁🐯🐻 Jeri Hickman #SuperBowl
🏈Conga has made her #SuperBowl prediction....🏈🎉 What do you think, did she make the right pick?!😼
Conga always has her eye on the ball 🏈. She is getting ready to predict the outcome of the big game. Which team do you think she'll choose?🤔 Big thanks to awesome LTB volunteer, Connor for making the boxes!😻
Please SHARE! 💓Sweet Deal!!! Behind the Scenes Visits are NOW 30% off! 💓 Purchase by 2/15 with code: BEMINE, https://bit.ly/2UvimJQ. *Not valid on Behind the Scenes with Bobbi.🦁🐯🐻🐾
Paws for effect...� Happy #Caturday from �Bakari! �: AW Photography
Check out the awesome LTB merchandise on our NEW website, https://bit.ly/2BdpGTq. Every purchase supports the animals!!!🦁🐯🐻
Agile despite her age, Crystal is a stalking queen👑 She loves to track guests arriving for visits, and is quick to run over and greet keepers + visitors alike😻🐾
We are so thankful to the AT&T Pioneers, San Diego Life Member Club for continuing to support Lions Tigers & Bears!🦁🐯🐻 Club President, Shirley Thomas recently presented LTB's Senior Development Officer, Deb Hansen with a generous donation during a recent luncheon. 💕Two of the club members also serve as dedicated LTB volunteers, Suzanne Abercrombie (left) and Karen Schon (right). Thank you for all you do to support rescued exotic animals AT&T Pioneers!!! 🙌🐾 #ThankfulThursday
What does Zulu have her eye on this morning....🐾🦁
This #WishlistWednesday, we are asking for donations of bleach. Purchasing any item from our Amazon Wish List, https://amzn.to/2TlGrTb is a great way to help the animals. And if you designate Lions Tigers & Bears as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile, the animals will benefit from all of your purchases. Thank you!!!🦁🐯🐻💕
Here's Conrad! 🐾 To accommodate his quieter mountain lion personality, we recently moved this beautiful boy to a habitat away from foot traffic and activity. 🌈He is loving the peace and quiet, while still receiving all the care, attention and enrichment from our "paw-some" keepers. 🧡
This face👇!!! When cats discover an interesting scent, they often open their mouths to help identify the smell. ... sucking in air towards what known as the Jacobson's organ (aka the vomeronasal sac, which can be found in the roof of a cat's mouth, behind the teeth. So either Maverick is smelling something good…. Or maybe he's just tasted something yucky!😝 #TigerTuesday
Doesn't Diego have the most amazing ears?!😻 Sharing a moment with our youngest bobcat while he snacks during a visit.💕
Will Albert come out of his bedroom for a visit?🐻🐾 "Na'maste right here," says this sleepy bear.💤🧸💜 Happy #SundayFunday!
Checking in with Shadow and Keeper Brian🐾. What sound does a leopard make? Volume ⬆️ Happy #Caturday
Beautiful Arusha💜🦁🐾
Can you identify this black bear? 🐻🐾🍊 #FridayFun 📷: Keeper Brian
"Can I hold him?" "Can I pet him?" "Can I take a picture with him?" We get it - animals like Albert are amazing, and opportunities to have hands-on encounters with animals are almost irresistible. This #ThoughtfulThursday, we are sharing a reminder to please resist. Please ask your friends and family to never pay to hold, pet, pose with or swim with apex predators like lions, tigers and bears. It's cruel for the animals and leads to lifetimes of suffering. Albert here is just one example. This gorgeous grizzly boy is a visitor favorite for good reason. Sure, he is a beautiful bear, but we think this boy touches hearts for a reason that goes beyond looks. It's what he has overcome. Bred as a cub petting bear, Albert was taken from his mama and deprived of all the things young bear cubs need for proper development. He was intentionally malnourished to keep him as small as possible, so that he could be exploited for as long as possible with people paying to hold him, pet him and take pictures with him. After his first few months of life, he was sold to a traveling zoo, deprived of food, kept in extreme confinement and used for more photo ops. This led to long-lasting neurological issues which he still suffers from today. It's been a tough road for Albert. With proper nutrition, space to roam and access to a natural pool he loves, Albert is living a better life now, but he still carries the physical scars of exploitation. And of course, Albert is one of the lucky ones, rescued by a legitimate sanctuary. There are still many pseudo-sanctuaries and for-profit businesses offering hands-on experiences with captive wild animals across the US and internationally. These organizations often claim their efforts support education or conservation. The truth is these businesses create devastating animal suffering. Please don't support cub petting. A true sanctuary will never breed, buy or sell animals and will never allow hands-on experiences with captive wild animals. Please share!
Update: Thank you!!! We are half-way to our goal!!! Last week we asked for donations to help purchase a backpack leaf blower to keep the property safe, secure and clean. You helped us raise $315 of our $600 goal! This #WishlistWednesday, will you help us reach our goal? Donations accepted on our website, https://bit.ly/2HgkmUG. Or you can donate directly on this post. Thank you!!!🙌🦁🐯🐻 Please share!
Sometimes you have to just roll in the grass😻🍀🌻 #Conga #WhiskerWednesday 📷:Keeper Brian
Moka is on board with #TongueOutTuesday 😛❤️😻
Can you caption this photo of Teddy and Baloo? 🤔🐻🌳🐻 #SundayFunday
Now that's a yawn!😻 Happy #Caturday from Suri!🐾
Just in time for Valentine's Day 💗 we are offering 30% off our exclusive Behind the Scenes visits. Now is the perfect time to cozy up with your animal loving sweetie for a special private visit featuring multiple opportunities to feed and learn about rescued big cats and/or bears. Purchase now through 2/15/19 with code:BEMINE. https://bit.ly/2FKVsde ❤️🦁🐯🐻🌈 (Not valid on Behind the Scenes with Bobbi.)
When the light hits your mane just right...🌞🦁👑 Happy Friday from Louie!
Do you know a travel agent or travel expert with experience arranging travel and translation services within the Philippines? 🌏✈️ If so, the LTB team needs your help! Please direct-message us privately with your referrals. We are currently making arrangements to check on Lyka the blind lioness at the Maasin City Zoo, and we would appreciate advice from a seasoned expert with local experience and insight. Thank you! Background: Visitors and animal welfare advocates have expressed concern over the blind lioness, Lyka at the Maasin City Zoo. Photos of the lioness lying alone and lifeless in a small and barren concrete enclosure, unable to see her surroundings due to an undiagnosed eye condition have been shared widely on social media. Lions Tigers & Bears is actively working on Lyka's case. Our first step is to travel to the Phillippines to assess Lyka's condition in person and meet with local zoo representatives about her care. We are also making arrangements for veterinarians to evaluate Lyka's eye to provide a diagnosis for her condition, which is thought to be glaucoma - an eye condition that causes abnormally high pressure within the eye and can be extremely painful. A firm diagnosis by the veterinary team will also help assess her ability to travel. Once Lyka's condition is stabilized, if it is in her best interest, and she is fit for travel, LTB will then coordinate her rescue to the United States, and build a permanent habitat for her to live her life in peaceful refuge at our 93-acre accredited San Diego sanctuary. Throughout this process Lions Tigers & Bears will be raising funds to cover expenses. You can make a difference for Lyka by contributing to the "Lyka Fund," to help fund initial travel expenses and veterinary care, http://bit.ly/2rH077N
Maverick is coming in for a landing!🐯 Are you ready to pounce on anything this #Monday?🐾 📷Kee
Volume⬆️ What word would you use to describe snack time with rescued #lion Bakari?🦁 🎥Ke
Zulu is looking pretty focused this morning.🦁 Do you ever look at anyone this intensel
Guess that 🐾#paw print! Extra credit if you can name the individual rescued #anim
Can we name this look Tabu has on her face?💥 The most elusive and sensitive of all our #rescued #tigers, Tabu prefers quieter habitats and personal space. She doesn't love having a lot of new people around her - who can relat
Sharing this clip in honor of #WorldWildifeDay.🦁 What would you do if you discovered someone selling baby #tigers? Or breeding bears for men to wrestle? Can one person really make a difference? 🐾 Watch the entire video on our homepaglionstigersandbears.org
Who do you know that would enjoy this amazing #SanDiego event benefitting rescued animals?!🦁Get wild and join us Saturday, May 18, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets on sale NOW🐯all proceeds support rescue efforts and rescued #anbit.ly/2TtDHXazZ5YA5RMY Will we see yo
Why do sanctuaries like Lion Tigers & Bears exist? And what can you do to help animals that are victims of the exotic animal trade? Sharing information is key!!View the entire video on our homepage at lionstigersandbears.org.
The Big Cat Public Safety Act was reintroduced to the House of Representatives yesterday! Please contact your members of Congress and urge them to support this crucial legislation, banning private ownership of lions, tigers & other big cats, house.gov/representative….
How extensive is the #exoticanimal trade? And what can you do to help? Positive change is possible, but only through increased awareness. Every visit to LTB starts with an educational video for this very reason. View the entire video at lionstigersandbears.org🦁
Rescued white tiger Nola is coming in fast!🐯#Tigers make a specific sound when they are happy or greeting each other-do you know what it's called? If you turn your volume☝️you'll hear it. Hard to say who had more fun in the #SanDiego snow yesterday the 🐻s
Everyone has been asking if the animals like the #SanDiego ❄️snow....what do you think rescued Grizzly #bear Albert would say
Dagmar, did you see the snow at LIons Tigers & Bears today? Your friend Louie had a lot to say about it🦁💬 https:
What do you think #WhiteLion Louie has to say about this snowy #SanDiego morning❄️ at Lions Tigers & Bears
Snow at Lions Tigers & Bears today! https://t.co/cLxoevA88i
Snow at LTB today!!! https://t.co
❄️Snow is falling again at Lions Tigers & Bears❄️ in #SanDiego. What should Suri & Jillian do fi
It snowed last night!❄️
Help needed! This powerful storm took a major toll on sanctuary grounds. The animals are all safe & sheltered, but we have a costly clean up ahead. We need to rent equipment to regrade and remove excess mud & water. Please donate what you can, bit.ly/2DFUsEN
Sharing some #love … from our pride to yours.💞Head rubbing, nuzzling and licking are all natural #lion behaviors believed to strengthen social bonds and relationships. 🦁💖🦁Wishing you a very happy #Va
This is what it's all about...no longer forced to perform for anyone, #lions, Louie, Arusha and Zulu are thriving in the Linking Love to Lives habitat. We are feeling so thankful this #caturday to all our visitors, supporters & donors. You made this happen💞💞💞 📷:
Grizzly #bear, Albert is ready to make anyone #smile today.🐻❤️😍 📷: Volu
🏈#Leopard Conga has made her #SuperBowl prediction....🏈🎉 What do you think, did she make the righ
Paws for effect...🐾  Happy #Caturday from 👑Bakari! 📷:Amy Wagner
Agile despite her age, Crystal is a stalking queen👑 She loves to track guests arriving for visits, and is quick to run over and greet keepers + visitors alike😻🐾 #w
To accommodate his quieter #mountainlion personality, we recently moved Conrad 🐾to a habitat away from foot traffic and activity.  He is loving the peace and quiet, while still receiving all the care, attention and enrichment from our "paw-some" ke
This face👇! When #cats discover scents, they often open their mouths to help identify the smell, sucking in air towards what's known as the Jacobson's organ in the roof of the mouth. So either Maverick is smelling something good, or he's just tasted something
Will Albert come out of his bedroom for a visit?🐻🐾  "Na'maste right here," says this sleepy #bear.💤🧸💜 Hap
Beautiful Arusha
Bred for cub petting, Albert was taken from his mom, deprived of everything cubs need, malnourished and kept in extreme confinement, leading to long-lasting neurological issues. Never pay to hold, pet, pose or swim w/predators like 🦁🐯🐻. It's cruel and devastating
Conga is rolling with it this #WhiskerWednesday🐾😻 📷:Kee
Moka is on board with #TongueOutTuesday 😛
Can you caption this photo of brother #bears Teddy & Baloo? 🤔🐻🌳🐻 #
Now that's a yawn!😻 Happy #Caturday from S
When the light hits your mane just right...🌞🦁👑 Happy #Friday from Louie t
Is that a PB&J in your pocket? Cherry Bomb can smell it a mile away, actually maybe from 20 miles away.#Bears are believed to have the best sense of smell of any animal on 🌍. Come visit Cherry & the rest of the rescued 🐻s at LTB & learn more about these incredible #
Rain or shine, our groundskeepers work hard to keep the sanctuary in great shape for animals & visitors. 🌈 This #WishlistWednesday, we are wishing for contributions to help purchase a new @Stihl leaf blower. Every donation helbit.ly/2HgkmUG
Jillian is ready to take anything on today. What are your goals this #MotivationMonday?
What's Conrad waiting for? #FeedaWildOne #MountainLi
Lions, tigers, bears and… yep, peacocks.🦚 Guests love to encounter our peacocks during educational visits. While these birds have free range at the sanctuary during the day, they never seem to want to visit the big cats!😼🐾 #SmartBirds #FridayFun 📷: K
As we jump into new projects to help #animals this year, we are honoring the moments of 2018 - including Moka's🐯 arrival, Cassara's passing and the reunion of Punkin & Melanie. Learn about our next #rescue & goals fconta.cc/2Fh4zCp46DVLMcEs. Thank you for supp
Purchased by a rapper, Nola was physically abused & near death when we rescued her. Did you know that white tigers are not a separate species? They're Bengal tigers & hybrids carrying a rare genetic mutation. Every white tiger now has been inbred in captivity for exploitation.
Yes, you can! #MondayMotivation courtesy of Zulu. 🦁🐾 #Rescue #Educate #P
Doesn't Meatball look like he's always ready for a good time? 🐻🐾🎊 #SundayFunday #RescueE
Louie, deep...in...thought... Happy #Caturday #notpets #endexoticanimaltrade
Suri, Jillian and Bakari are chomping their way to good health. Calcium is an essential part of big cat nutrition, and having access to fresh uncooked bones helps captive carnivores clean their teeth too! #AnimalWelfare #FunFactFriday 🎥: Keeper Da
Snuggle time with Teddy & Baloo🐻💗🐻 #bears #anim
Sugar spent so many years in a cramped concrete cage at his previous home, it took a while to coax him out into the open space at LTB. What a joy to see this boy moving around the multi-acre black bear habitat, knowing it's all blue skies and sunshine ahead for Sugar now. #be
Jumping into 2019! Happy #NewYear!🦁🐯🐻🥳
We're just hanging out tonight. How 'bout you? Any #wild plans? Happy New Year from all of us at LTB!!!
End 2018 with an act of kindness - make one last tax-deductible gift to help rescue and care for these magnificent animals. Thank you!🦁🐯🐻💕🎥:@SharynsStud
Bad news for #bears in Michigan, where legislators passed two dangerous amendments to the Large Carnivore Act - putting people and animals at risk. Join us in urging Governor Rick Snyder @onetoughnerd to VETO HB 5778 and HB 6050 #EndCubPetting #RescueEducateProte
Leopard, Conga circa 2004, and now💕 #ThrowbackThurs
Behind-the-Scenes visits for 2 currently 30% off! All Behind-the-Scenes visits include multiple opportunities to FEED big cats and/or bears. Proceeds benefit rescued animals. Through 12/31 w/code: HOLIDAY. *BTS w/Bobbi not included. lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us/
Merry Christmas from Arusha and everyone at Lions Tigers & Bears!
It's been a year since the LTB team rescued beautiful Nola, and brought her home on Christmas Eve. Malnourished & riddled with parasites, no one was sure this mistreated cub would live. With care, she is now thriving alongside her tiger friend Moka. Merry Christmas,Bab
Oh what fun! Nola and Moka played all day long w/this new enrichment set up by our amazing keepers. Can you guess what's on the toy? #NotPets #Tigers #EndExoticAnimalTrade #RescueEducateProtect 🎥:Keeper
When Louie first moved into this habitat, he had never stepped on grass before. As a former performance lion, he'd been carted around in small transport containers most of his life. Now, Louie is right at home and can often be seen and heard greeting visitors at check-in.
Baloo,having a blast with his puzzle feeder stuffed with goodies! #enrichment 🎥: Keeper Darby #RescueEducateProtect #visitSanDi
Purchase with a purpose! Lions Tigers & Bears Gift Certificates are the perfect choice to give the animal lover on your list an AMAZING experience AND help animals at the same time! bit.ly/2GEQcdc #holiday #animals #SanDiego
It's playtime for Diego, purr usual!  This young guy is one of 4 bobcats @ LTB.  We are under construction on a new bobcat habitat.   Once complete, we plan to move Diego and RJ into this new enclosure where they can hang out and play together. #SundayFunday #wi
Bakari is ready for the #weekend.
Leopards can vocalize much like other cats and are known to growl and even purr. Shadow here is a pretty "talkative" cat, especially when he sees the keepers coming with food. 📸: Keeper Darby. #leopard #notpets #endexoticanimaltrade #dontdeclaw #animalwe
It's been 8 years since Liberty Bear first moved into the 4-acre Black Bear habitat.  Liberty was the first bear resident to join LTB.  The sanctuary is now home to six Black Bears and 10 bears total.
Crystal is not quite ready for Monday to start. #mondayvibe
Wishing you a season filled with wonder.💙
Hank, enjoying a quiet moment under his hammock. Cross-eyed, like many white tigers due to the in-breeding it takes to produce white tigers, Hank was exploited for years, living in prison-like conditions at an OH tiger mill. Now, he lives in peaceful refuge at LTB.
Today is the day!  The LTB Christmas Festival is from 1 - 4 pm. Tickets available online until 9 am, or for $10 more at the door. Here is a look back at Maverick enjoying all the Christmas Festival funbit.ly/2j1COB4
Must be time to hit the hay. Very Sleepy Cherry Bomb, 📷:Keeper Aja. #naptime #b
Thank you for all your support yesterday! We are grateful for all of your help raising needed funds and awareness for animals. #thankyouwednesday
Malnourished and living at a failed zoo, Blossom was going to be sold and killed for a canned hunt, shot in a cage. Rescued by Lions Tigers & Bears, she now lives in peaceful refuge. On this global day of giving, will you help support Blossom and other animals? #feedawildone.