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An exotic animal sanctuary and educational facility in Alpine, CA

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

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

Our ability to uphold our commitment for lifetime, quality care is more important than ever. We have 65 lions, tigers, bears, bobcats, servals, mountain lions, leopards, horses, and more counting on us—and we can't let them down! So we hope we can count on YOU to help us hang in there, so we can continue to provide these amazing animals the specialized care they deserve. Donate or take it a step further and create a fundraiser page today. 

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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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Black bears, like Sugar Bear, are the most familiar and most common bears in North America.🐻 As we are having much warmer weather, we would also love to remind everyone that it is so important for everyone to help keep wildlife wild. If you live in areas that share habitat with wildlife, be aware of your actions:⁠⁣⁠⠀ 🐾Do not feed or interact with wild animals⁠⁣⁠⠀ 🐾Keep your trash bins contained and indoors overnight⁠⁣⁠⠀ 🐾Don't feed your pets outdoors⁠⁣⁠⠀ 🐾Refrain from planting fruit trees and hanging bird feeders. These simple actions can help save a life.❤️
Black bears, like Sugar Bear, are the most familiar and most common bears in North America.🐻 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
What do you think Miss Kitty has spotted?😺 We know the week has just started but looking for the perfect midweek break or an out-of-the-box idea for a gift? Visit the animals through our NEW WILD Virtual Meet n' Greet!🦁🐯🐻⁠⠀⁠⠀ ⁠⠀⁠⠀ It's a live, personal and virtual way to make your next meeting, conference call or virtual hang-out one you'll never forget by inviting one of our big cats or bears! All proceeds benefit the rescued animals! Learn more and book your virtual meet n' greet by heading to https://bit.ly/wildmeetngreetLTB !🖥️😍
"Just going to sit here and enjoy my Sunday snack alone"🐻🍏 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
"Just going to sit here and enjoy my Sunday snack alone"🐻🍏 Want to see the beautiful animals and learn more about them in person? We are open for Behind The Scenes visits! You will be guided around the sanctuary to meet and feed the big cats and bears and will be able to learn about their rescue stories! Our BTS visits are an incredible and intimate way to truly understand what it takes to care for these special animals! Learn more at https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us
It's International Cat Day!🦁🐯🐆🐱⁣ ⁣ We are so lucky to be able to provide a forever, safe home to the many cats at Lions Tigers & Bears! From lions, tigers, bobcats, mountain lions, servals, and leopards, we offer shelter to formerly abused and abandoned exotic animals. You can learn more about them over at https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-animals⁣ ⁣ Share with us below who your favorite cat is!
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
LTB's youngest bobcat ? sure has come a long way since he was first rescued after being dropped off at a local pet hospital as an emaciated and dehydrated baby? ⠀ What word would you use to describe Diego?
Don't you just love Maddie's happy face?? ⠀ Purchased as a pet and nearly sold to a canned hunt, this 18 year old black bear was rescued six years ago. ⠀ Thank you for supporting lifetime care for rescued animals like Maddie? Knowing she is safe and cared for gives us all a great reason to smile ?
Feisty + fearless, Nola ? Moka, the happy youngster? stalking queen, Crystal ? Maverick, the charmer ? beloved old man, Hank ? and Tabu the "OG" beauty of LTB. ⠀ Each of these tigers has their own rescue story - but they all share a common background as victims of the exotic animal trade. ⠀ Today is International Tiger Day, a day devoted to raising awareness for tiger conservation. And while a mere 3,900 tigers are left in the wild - where tigers belong❣️ - an estimated 5,000 to 7,000 tigers are kept captive in backyards and roadside zoos in the U.S. alone. ⚠️Actual numbers may be higher, since there is no federal tracking program for privately owned big cats. ⠀ One of the greatest misconceptions about these tigers is that breeding them helps conserve tigers in the wild? This couldn't be further from the truth. ⠀ The majority of tigers in the U.S. are kept by private owners and roadside zoos - many participate in rampant breeding, further exploiting the big cats through cub petting encounters. ⠀ These tigers are "generic" tigers (bred across 2 or more subspecies) and have NO conservation value because they're not bred according to the Species Survival Plan. ⠀ In fact, only 250 of the 5,000 to 7,000 captive U.S. tigers are pure-bred subspecies (kept in AZA accredited zoos). ⠀ Fortunately, there are real sanctuaries like LTB to provide a glimmer of hope. Currently providing lifelong refuge to six rescued tigers, LTB has rescued hundreds of tigers across the U.S. ⠀ With your help - together we can do even more to protect tigers. ⠀ ❌Please don't pay to hold or play with tigers. It's always cruel for the animals and doesn't support real conservation efforts. ⠀ ❌Please don't pay to watch tigers in circuses or performances. Tigers are wild animals not entertainers. ⠀ ✅Call your representatives and urge them to support the Big Cat Public Safety Act - which will limit private ownership of big cats and end cub petting (link in profile). ⠀ ✅Sign up for LTB's newsletter and visit our website to stay informed. ⠀ ✅Donate, visit, volunteer + share information to raise awareness. ⠀ ❤️Thank you for taking a stand to support tigers this International Tiger Day.
Are you hanging with your pride?this Sunday Funday? ⠀ Rescued lions Louie?,Arusha & Zulu ? Keeper Brian
Happy birthday beautiful boy!? ⠀ We're celebrating not just a birthday today - but Moka's rescue - and a life free from abusive exploitation. ⠀ Moka was lucky - finding lifetime refuge at an accredited sanctuary - but many more tigers bred for the exotic animal trade are not. Thank you for following Moka's journey + for continuing to support LTB's critical rescue and education work. ⠀ Your donations, membership, visits, volunteer efforts and support truly make a difference and ensure that animals like Moka live with dignity and respect. ⠀ Will you consider a donation of $27 today to support Moka's lifetime care at LTB?❤️ it costs over $10K/year - or $27/day - for basic food and care for a tiger like Moka. Your donation at any level keeps Moka and tigers like him safe. Swipe ? for adorable baby Moka video taken by @sdzsafaripark. Do you want to send Moka a birthday message?
Happy Funday Fur-iday ?? from rescued grizzly Albert. Are you staying cool like this big guy??
How bear-y? cute is this video of rescued Himalayan bear Teddy eating his apple?? ?? ⠀ ?Volunteer Alyssa ⠀
When it's Tuesday but feels like it should be Friday...??
Fun fact: Meatball starts every day with a great big grin? Can this rescued bear motivate you to smile this Monday??? ⠀
Moka+ Nola= #SundayFunday Couldn't you watch these two ???all day? ⠀ ?Volunteer Alyssa
Happy Caturday?from rescued tiger Moka! Moka's 1st birthday at LTB is just one week away - 7/27 during the 10 am visit. Are you coming to watch him open his presents?? ⠀ Slide?to see a baby pic of Moka after he was first rescued from animal traffickers - ?@drmonicaharms. Do you remember when Moka was that small?!
Who's the real Lion King of LTB??? Bakari, Louie or too close to call?
?Your donations in action!✨ Thank you bear-y much for donating to Liberty's birthday fundraiser and making her bday wish come true? The new bear ? culvert has been installed and the bears are loving it!!! ❤️ LTB is also working on adding a new den in Liberty's safety bedroom. Your donation at any level will help us finish this much needed work for the black bears?? Thank you!
Can you feel the love? for rescued animals like Louie? ⠀ The new Lion King movie? launches this week and LTB - home to real life Lion King and retired performance lion, Louie? - is thrilled to see the film industry move away from using live animals in movies. ⠀ Performance animals lead difficult, unnatural lives. Used for as long as they're profitable, many of these animals disappear once they're no longer useful because there is no federal tracking program for privately-owned big cats like lions. ⠀ Only the lucky ones - like Louie? - find placement at an accredited sanctuary like Lions Tigers & Bears. ⠀ @peta announced today that they are sponsoring Louie in honor of Lion King director @jonfavreau who made this film without using a single real animal? and we hope this will inspire others to donate to support lifesaving care for animals like Louie. ⠀ Lions, tigers, bears and other wild exotic animals don't belong on stage and now thanks to CGI technology there is no reason at all to use live animals for performances ever again. ⠀ Thank you to everyone involved in producing this film for embracing technology and preserving animal welfare. And thank you for donating to provide life-saving care for Louie and other rescued animals in need! ⠀ If you're interested in sponsoring a specific rescued animal at LTB please see the link in profile. Your donation at any level makes a lifesaving difference for animals like Louie??? ⠀ ? @drmonicaharms
It's hard to look beautiful with your tongue out? but rescued lioness Arusha pulls it off - don't you think? ? ? @kathleenreeder
Are you excited for the new Lion King movie? ? ? If there was a CGI version of rescued lion Bakari, who would you cast to play him???
Rescued bobcat RJ says a nap and a hammock are the purr-fect Sunday combination? Do you agree?
On a scale from 1 to 10 how awesome is this throwback video of rescued white tiger Nola playing in the water?? This girl always has SO much fun with H2O? ⠀ Just a reminder: Please don't pay to see white tigers in performances or pay to hold or play with tiger cubs. There are no legitimate accredited breeding programs for white tigers. White tigers have no conservation value — they are bred solely in captivity for exploitation. ⠀ White tigers are not a separate species - they're Bengal tigers and mixed-breed tigers that have been inbred to carry a very rare recessive gene for white fur. This inbreeding causes white tigers to suffer from extremely high rates of many congenital health problems including facial deformities and vision problems. ⠀ If you want to see a white tiger and learn more about them, visit a true sanctuary like LTB where proceeds from your visit support lifelong care for rescued animals like Nola? ⠀ ?Volunteer Alyssa
How would you describe Albert's Friday vibe? ? ??
Can you imagine living each day in fear, kept captive in a tiny cage, while people yell at you and shake you? ⠀ That was Clarence's reality for over a decade at an Ohio fur farm, where this bobcat was used for his urine which was then sold to hunters. ⠀ To harvest his urine, the fur farm owners would scare it out of him each day - shaking Clarence's cage, shouting at him and intimidating him until he would urinate. These daily sessions traumatized Clarence, exposing him to ongoing stress. ⠀ When he was rescued by LTB in 2015, Clarence was understandably cautious. It took him a while to adjust to his new surroundings and trust that no-one was going to hurt him anymore. ⠀ Over the past four year, Clarence has transformed? Now he spends his days watching the birds and napping. He enjoys catnip as well as a good treat. He's also forged a strong bond with fellow rescued bobcat Mia. The two can often be found hanging out together. ⠀ Clarence no longer lives a life dominated by fear. He is safe thanks to you❤️ ⠀ LTB couldn't save animals like Clarence without your help. Your donation at any level truly makes a difference for Clarence and all the rescued animals.
Happy whisker Wednesday from a very focused Conga ? What do you think she is stalking?... ⠀ ? @kathleenreeder
Can you touch your tongue to your nose?!? Happy #TOT from rescued white lion Louie?? ⠀ ?Volunteer Alyssa
Can Tabu? scare Monday away?? ✅ yes ✅ no ✅ or hope so!
Surprise - Moka's taking a turn in the big pool! He + Nola? were just rotated into a different habitat as part of their ongoing enrichment. ⠀ Exploring new spaces like this provides a physical and mental challenge ? for captive animals. ⠀ Moka is a more cautious tiger? He needed a day to adjust, but now he's jumping and swimming like a champ? ⠀ Confiscated at the US/MX border from animal traffickers when he was just weeks old, LTB's youngest rescue "cub" is growing fast!? ⠀ Moka will be celebrating his FIRST full year at LTB on Saturday, July 27— will you come join the fun?? ⠀
Happy Caturday!? Are you ready to paw-ty??
Paws up? if you want to spend the holiday #weekend poolside ?‍♀️ like rescued grizzlies Albert?+ Cherry ??
Happy 4th of July?? + HBD Liberty! ⠀ Can you believe it's been 10 years today since this wild-born ? cub was saved + became the very first rescued bear at LTB? ⠀ Come celebrate Liberty during the 10 a.m. visit tomorrow → Friday, July 5. Book online and watch Liberty enjoy some special birthday enrichment? ⠀ There's still time to make a donation in honor of Liberty's birthday to fund the new culvert in the black bear habitat. Your donation at any level - $5, $10, $20 or more - will help make Liberty's bday✨ wish✨ come true!❤️♡? ⠀ What goodies do you think we should we put in Liberty's cake this year??
Are you looking for a way to put your time + talent to good use?!??? Join our amazing team of volunteers. Volunteers are the heart and soul of our work here at the sanctuary, providing essential help in so many areas — from checking-in visitors, to food prep, and even leading visits. ⠀ Do you know someone who might be interested in volunteering??Please tag them in the comments. (Volunteer link in profile for more info) ⠀ And please help us thank? all of the incredible volunteers - like Michele here - for everything they do to support the rescued animals❤️ ⠀ If you'd like to watch this entire video - it's on the Volunteer page of the LTB website at lionstigersandbears.org
What do you think Maddie is smiling about today??? ⠀ Bears smile much like humans do, for their own bear reasons based on what makes them feel happy. ⠀ Originally purchased as a pet for a child, Maddie was nearly sold to a canned hunt and spent years confined to a small cage with no space to play or roam and never setting foot on green grass?or dirt. ⠀ Now she spends her days exploring the multi-acre black bear habitat, playing with her bestie Liberty ?rolling in the grass, munching her favorite snack - romaine lettuce? - and cooling off in the pool. ⠀ Maddie has many reasons to smile now thanks to you. Thank you for continuing to support LTB and putting this big bear grin on Maddie's sweet face.❤️??? ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Does Bakari look ready to take on Monday?? #thatface ?
Just add water ? and rescued white tiger Nola is a happy girl? what's the #1 ingredient in your purr-fect #Caturday?
Will you help make Liberty's birthday? wish come true? ⠀ She might be full-grown, but she'll always be our baby? This wild-born bear nearly lost her life as a young cub. Now she's celebrating a milestone birthday and she needs your help. ⠀ Like many yearlings who leave their mothers in search of food + territory, Liberty learned to find food entering campgrounds as a young cub? When wild animals are no longer afraid to enter populated areas, they're considered habituated. Sadly this conflict often costs wild animals their lives. ⠀ Fortunately, officials reached out to LTB for lifetime placement and with your support, this wild-born baby became the very first rescued bear at the sanctuary on July 4, 2009?? Liberty literally put the "bear" in Lions Tigers and Bears❤️ ⠀ Thanks to you, Liberty has grown these past 10 years into the happy, healthy bear she is today. The black bear habitat is now home to five other rescued black bears. As the baby of the group, Liberty stirs up some trouble - sneaking into all the other bears bedrooms to snoop for goodies or look for a better napping spot? It's not uncommon to find her sleeping in Delilah's bedroom. Liberty has also forged a strong friendship with Maddie and the two can often be found playing and rolling in the grass together, sitting at the picnic table? or taking an afternoon dip in the pool. ⠀ Liberty and all the black bears desperately need an additional culvert in their habitat. These giant cement culverts provide essential shade during the summer, cozy dens ? during the winter and an overall fun spot to nap, lounge and play. Your donation at any level will make Liberty's birthday wish come true!❤️ ⠀ Every day is a gift for Liberty. She's able to roam the green grass under blue skies in open space thanks to you? Please come celebrate her double-digit birthday at LTB on Friday, July 5 during the morning visit and please consider a donation at any level to support her lifetime care and new culvert!
Landmark moments take on even greater meaning when they support the lifelong care of majestic rescued sanctuary animals✨ ⠀ Thank you ? Cy and Kim for celebrating your wedding with the animals. We wish you a lifetime of happiness.?? and thanks to @equinoxphoto for sharing these beautiful images? ⠀ Do you know someone searching for a very special venue? Tag them in the comments. We can't wait to get started planning for your special day??? ⠀
Wild-born mountain lion Conrad prefers to keep a low profile? Mountain lions generally avoid humans, but Conrad was found roaming near an elementary school and picked up by officials as a public safety threat. LTB rescued him to save him from euthanasia. ⠀ #DYK that mountain lions have excellent vision?? They can't see in complete darkness, but these cats see detail in much lower light than humans. Their vision combined with razor sharp reflexes makes mountain lions skilled hunters. ⠀ Can you name any other animals with great night vision?? ⠀
Isn't this behind-the-scenes peek at a very content Tabu ? purr-fection? ⠀ Tabu is our most sensitive rescued tigress. She doesn't love a lot of new people or noise. We respect her needs and keep her in quieter habitats where she can enjoy her personal space - which makes moments like these even more special to share. ⠀ She's fierce, beautiful and loves her privacy — is Tabu your spirit animal?? ⠀ ?Volunteer Alyssa ⠀
Louie is practicing his inner ☮️ - - - As a former circus ? lion, Louie's no stranger to stress, but since his rescue he spends his days like this — soaking up the SoCal ☀️ and enjoying life w/out being forced to perform. Thank you for supporting Louie and all the rescued animals and making moments like this possible?? ⠀ ?@kathleenreeder
Happy Sunday Funday?from rescued grizzly Albert? he's ready for your favorite bear pun now... ⠀ ?Keeper Brian
Shadow says everyday is #Caturday ? Agree or disagree? ⠀ ? @kathleenreeder
It's National Selfie Day → the purr-fect time to remember that wild animals like ?? and ?s suffer for our #selfies. Legitimate sanctuaries and zoos never allow the public hands-on ?contact with ??? ⠀ Please don't pay? to hold, play or pose w/lions, tigers, bears, leopards or other big cats - it's always cruel for the animals. Swipe ? for a message from Bobbi. ⠀ When we know better, we do better. Help raise awareness for the animals and show us your ❤️ #HumaneSelfie ❤️
Um... who is this new bear and what is she doing in my pool? ⠀ ?:Delilah ? @KathleenReeder
Can you imagine waking up in your own luxurious retreat, to the roars of rescued lions and tigers?✨ ⠀ White Oak Retreat is the beautiful overnight escape at the sanctuary, overlooking the gorgeous Linking Love habitat. All proceeds benefit the rescued animals.??? ⠀ Book your next getaway today (link in profile) and feel good knowing that your incredible adventure will not only feed your soul and spirit, but will provide lifesaving care to the rescued animals.? ⠀ Do you know someone who loves animals? Please tag them in the comments to help share this info!?
Any caption ideas? ?? - - - - - #DYK lions' tongues are as rough as sandpaper? ? They're covered in tiny spines - called papillae - which are tough enough to scrape meat off bones. ⠀ ?@kathleenreeder
Maverick's trying to turn Monday into Funday?? Is it working? ⠀ ?Keeper Rebekah
Who is the King? of your pride??Wishing all dads around the world ? a very happy Father's Day from Bakari and all of us at LTB❤️ ⠀ ? @kathleenreeder
When you wake up early then realize, it's #Caturday? ? Rescued leopard Conga
Hank needs your help. Of all the white tigers at LTB, Hank is the one with the most issues. You can see some just by looking at him. ⠀ Tigers are supposed to be long and lean? — but his blocky head and big shoulders don't match his short legs and stout body. He's clearly cross-eyed - as are all white tigers. These vision and body shape issues cause white tigers to suffer from poor mobility along with many other serious health conditions. ⠀ When the keepers set out enrichment for Hank - it takes him much longer to find the goodies. He startles easily, often scared of his own tail. Due to the extensive inbreeding used to create white tigers — many suffer from severe and even fatal health impairments. ⠀ There are no legitimate accredited breeding programs for white tigers. White tigers are not a separate subspecies - they are inbred Bengal tigers and cross-bred tigers who've been bred to carry a rare recessive gene for white fur. White tigers have no conservation value - they're bred solely in captivity for exploitation. ⠀ You can help protect tigers by never paying? to see white tigers at a facility that breeds, buys or exploits them. ⠀ After a lifetime trapped in the prison-like conditions of a tiger breeding mill, Hank shows us he is enjoying life at LTB, happily chuffing to his keepers each day and always ready to chow down on some yummy treats — even if it takes him a while to find them❤️ ⠀ When you donate to LTB - you support life-saving care for formerly exploited animals like Hank. ⠀ It costs $10,000/year for basic food and care for one of our big cats, and $15/day for Hank's daily arthritis medication. Your donation today at any level provides critical care for Hank and all the rescued animals at LTB.
How happy does rescued Moon Bear ?? Teddy look today — 1 to 10??
Do you own any LTB gear? We have some exclusive items in our online shop - link in profile. Tanks, tees ?, hats ?, sweatshirts, magnets and more. All proceeds support lifesaving care for the animals❤️??? thanks to Keeper Rebekah for modeling the merch?
Lean in - Tabu has something to share...? ⠀ Did you know Tabu is the only animal living at LTB who was born? here? ⠀ We're often asked: How can I tell if a sanctuary is legit? ⠀ If you want to ensure you are supporting an organization that prioritizes animal welfare and meets or exceeds standards of care, we always recommend you do your own research and ask questions → here are some things to look? for: ⠀ True sanctuaries: ✅Do not breed animals. A consistent and regular presence of cubs is a red flag?? ✅Do not buy, sell or trade animals. ✅Do not allow hands-on✋ encounters with lions, tigers, leopards, bears or other apex predators. No organization committed to animal welfare and/or conservation would ever allow this. ✅Provide a lifetime home for animals + meets each animal's physical and mental needs. ⠀ Do you have any other tips to share?
LTB's smallest rescue cat is living in a big cat world? Do you have a Monday caption for Sadie?
Cougars, pumas, mountain lions - whatever name you use for these powerful cats - they sure are gorgeous? Agree or disagree? ✨✨✨
With legs?+ ears? for days + gorgeous markings, it's easy to see why people fall in ❤️ w/servals. They're also believed to be the most successful hunters in the cat world? ⠀ Sadly, these wild cats have gained popularity as "pets" - but servals are wild animals with wild ?instincts and behaviors to match their exotic looks. ⠀ Purchased as a pet, Denali was placed at a sanctuary when his family realized he was not the cat they had imagined. LTB rescued him, his bestie Sadie + many other animals when his previous sanctuary closed. ⠀ Super active, fast and ready for fun, Denali is wishing you a happy Caturday!? Are servals your favorite wild cat?
Is it too early for catnip??Keeper Rebekah set up some Friday fun for the rescued bobcats...
Show of hands?‍♀️who remembers when Moka was this tiny? ⠀ Confiscated at the US/MX border from animal traffickers who tried to pass him off as a domestic kitten? Moka was initially cared for by the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. ⠀ He was genetically tested and determined to be a hybrid/generic tiger, who does not meet conservation guidelines, so officials at CA Fish and Wildlife reached out to LTB for a lifetime home and Moka moved to his permanent home here last year. ⠀ Moka's had quite a journey in such a short time, and his story is important to protecting tigers everywhere. Bred for the exotic animal trade, these animals are often exploited, abused and even killed for parts. The lucky ones☘️ find placement at a qualified sanctuary like LTB. ⠀ Your visit, donations and support of LTB directly impact Moka and all the rescued animals who have nowhere else to turn. With your support, Moka will live out his life with dignity, respect and lifesaving care. ⠀ We're looking forward to celebrating Moka's one year anniversary this summer. Let us know in the comments if you have any ideas of how to celebrate Moka's first year at LTB.❤️??? ⠀ ?US Fish & Wildlife, US Customs & Border Protection, LTB ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Who needs a nuzzle and a nap?
Maverick would like to remind everyone → he's a tiger?
Sugar Bear is greeting Monday with a smile? are you? ⠀ Bred specifically for a canned hunt, Sugar was saved by an employee who fell in love❤️ with his sweet personality + placed him at an unaccredited sanctuary. He spent years confined in small corn crib w/only access to concrete floors until the sanctuary lost funding and he was rescued by LTB in 2012. ⠀ When he first arrived, Sugar had to be coaxed out of his bedroom because he wasn't used to grass, dirt or open space☀️ - but it didn't take long and now you can see him out and about exploring the expansive black bear habitat each day. ⠀ What's putting a smile on your face this magnificent Monday??? ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
The Tetens Family surprised dad, Steve with an early Father's Day present ? - a visit to LTB and an opportunity to feed one of the animals yesterday. Swipe ?to see which animal he chose ??? ⠀ LTB's Feed a Wild One and Behind the Scenes encounters are a gift? for everyone involved. Strict safety measures keep everyone protected - while providing an opportunity to encounter amazing rescued animals in a way that genuinely supports critical lifesaving care❤️ ⠀ Participation is always optional for the animals who are fed a portion of their carefully measured daily diet. ⠀ Big tiger chuffs of thanks? to the Tetens for celebrating their dad while supporting all the rescued animals. And Happy early Father's Day to Steve + dads everywhere! ⠀ Do you know a father who would enjoy a visit to LTB???? ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
This is pretty much Louie's whole day?? Do you know anyone who sleeps as much as a lion?
Have you fallen in ? with Nola yet?
On a scale from 1? to→ 10? how awesome are happy munching bear noises? ⠀ Awesome Blossom is one of the oldest bears at LTB. She and Delilah were the last remaining residents of a failed roadside zoo in Oklahoma. ⠀ The owner could no longer afford to feed them and had resorted to feeding the bears candy from a nearby factory while making arrangements to sell them to a big game hunt ranch. ⠀ Fortunately with your support LTB was able to rescue both black bears in 2011 and it's been all blue skies for them ever since.❤️ ⠀
Rescued lioness Zulu? had a small oral mass removed yesterday and received some additional dental work from Dr. Allison Woody, DVM, DAVDC and Dr. Ryan Sadler DVM, Diplomate ACZM. ⠀ A former circus lion, Zulu has been plagued with dental and health issues since her rescue in 2017. Like many performance animals, Zulu's canine teeth were previously filed down - which you can see in the close-up photo. ⠀ De-fanging and filing canine teeth is common in circus and performance animals - exposing animals to lifelong pain and recurring dental infections.? At 17, Zulu also suffers from liver + inflammatory bowel disease. Her weight fluctuates, but our veterinary team and keepers evaluate Zulu's needs each day to ensure this beautiful lioness has the best life possible. ⠀ Zulu is doing great today☀️ and we are so thankful for your support. ⠀ Zulu's life-saving care? wouldn't be possible without you. The base cost for one veterinary procedure under anesthesia for one big cat is $1,200, one blood panel costs an average of $250 and pain medication for one animal for one day is $15. ⠀ Your donation at any level is essential. Thank you for ensuring Zulu and all the rescued animals receive the lifesaving care they need.❤️ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Tiger stripes are like fingerprints? No two tigers have the same pattern. Can you identify this rescued LTB tiger?? ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ?@kathleenreeder
Thank you to our veterans, active duty military + all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.?? ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ?Rescued Grizzly Bear Albert by @kathleenreeder
Rescued mountain lion Punkin is one of the most vocal ?cats at LTB, while his partner Melanie is one of the quietest? Who's the most talkative creature in your house? Is it you??
Do you like to spend your Saturdays on the move?‍♂️ or in one favorite spot?? Active and agile, rescued leopard Conga can often be found climbing logs, branches + rocks or playing in her aerial skyway. Thankfully, she slowed down long enough to wish you a happy Caturday?
Smells like a good weekend is coming. Are you ready?? Happy FURiday from rescued Himalayan bear Baloo?? ⠀ ?Volunteer Alyssa
What word would you use to describe rescued black leopard Shadow? ? ⠀ Cats like Shadow warrant dignity and respect - unfortunately, this elderly leopard experienced neither for the majority of his life. ⠀ Badly declawed at his previous facility, he lived in constant pain, unable to walk normally on his mangled paws.  He was often sedated, so that he could be handled by people and used for photo ops. This took a toll on his overall health. ⠀ Since Shadow's 2016 rescue, LTB has worked to provide Shadow w/the best life possible.  He nearly died two years ago when his heart stopped during a  veterinary procedure + his health is a constant concern - but each day he greets his keepers happily with content leopard noises ? demonstrating his love for life and his incredible spirit. ✨ ⠀ Shadow's history of suffering can't be undone, but with your help, LTB will provide him with the care he needs to live the rest of his life with dignity and respect. ⠀ This lifesaving care is only possible because of you. Thank you for donating, supporting LTB and making a difference for Shadow + all of the animals in need.❤️ ⠀ ? @kathleenreeder
Happy Whisker Wednesday from rescued bobcat RJ! This fun-loving boy ❤️s eating and playing - especially when he gets to chase his favorite blue ball around his habitat? Do you love bobcats? Comment with a ? + tag a bobcat loving friend. ?Volunteer Alyssa
Crystal runs right over when visitors arrive. She loves people watching as much as people love to see her. ? Tiger fact Tuesday: white tigers aren't a separate subspecies of tiger. They're bengal tigers (and mixed breed tigers) who've been inbred for a rare recessive gene associated with white fur. Sadly this in-breeding causes white tigers to suffer high rates of serious health problems including vision impairment and facial malformations. ? There are no legitimate breeding programs for white tigers. All the white tigers you see today have been inbred in captivity and have no conservation value. ? If you want to see a white tiger or learn more about them, come visit Crystal, Hank & Nola at LTB - all three are white tigers rescued from exploitation. They'll be excited to see you + your visit will support lifesaving care for them and other big cats in need. ?Keeper Darby
Happy Meatball Monday!? Do you remember when this face made national news? ⠀ A wild-born California black bear, Meatball - aka "the Glendale Bear"- gained notoriety while scavenging for food ? + swimming in backyard pools ?‍♂️ in a neighborhood northeast of LA. ⠀ Fish & Wildlife captured and relocated Meatball 2x? - but there's a 3-strike rule for habituated bears (bears who aren't afraid to enter areas populated by humans). When Meatball returned a 3rd time?, the notorious wild bear faced euthanasia. ⠀ Fortunately, LTB was able to provide a lifetime home + the compassionate decision was made to save Meatball's life.❤️ ⠀ Whether you live near wild bears? or hike, camp⛺️, or visit bear country, we can all help protect wild bears! ⠀ Food is the number one reason bears venture into populated areas, so eliminating sources of food - including garbage? outside of your home + campsite is one way to help. ⠀ Do you have a favorite bear-proofing tip to share? ⠀ ⠀ ?Keeper Darby
Our hearts are full of gratitude? Wild in the Country was amazing yesterday. Thank you to all the guests, donors, sponsors, supporters + volunteers who helped us raise critical funds for the animals!????
Sleeping in on the big day?? Don't these guys know we have a party to throw? It's going to be a gorgeous day for the animals at Wild in the Country today + we can't wait to see all of you!☀️ Even if you can't join us, you can bid in the silent auction from anywhere on Text2Bid ? Text WIC to 71760 to get started bidding on amazing getaways, experiences, food + wine packages and more. Your winning bid provides lifesaving care to all the animals. Thank you!❤️ ?Keeper Darby
Do you know how Maverick? got his name? ⠀ Bobbi + her husband were watching Top Gun? when they got the call about a young tiger needing rescue. ⠀ What movie? character name would you pick for a rescued tiger? ⠀ ? @kathleenreeder
Life was never easy for Zulu.? As a circus lion, she spent her days "on the road," confined to small spaces, exposed to loud noises, forceful "training" + with no access to the peace, quiet and space lions naturally crave. Like many performance lions, Zulu's canine teeth were filed down, exposing her roots to painful ongoing dental infections. ⠀ Fortunately Zulu's life changed dramatically in 2017 when her trainer reached out to Lions Tigers & Bears seeking lifetime sanctuary for this aging lioness. ✨ ⠀ Zulu's teeth required immediate attention. Thanks to your support, she's now received extensive dental work on all of her canines. Like all of our rescued animals, she requires ongoing dental treatment. Zulu also has an oral mass that we continue to monitor.? ⠀ At 17, Zulu suffers from liver disease + inflammatory bowel disease. Her weight fluctuates, but she is stable now, and our veterinary team and keepers evaluate Zulu's needs each day to ensure this beautiful lioness has the best life possible. She is thriving in her multi-acre habitat alongside her sister, Arusha and companion, Louie.☀️ ⠀ Your ticket to Wild in the Country this Saturday, May 18 provides lifesaving care for Zulu and all the rescued animals.??? The base cost for one veterinary procedure under anesthesia for one big cat is $1,200, one blood panel costs an average of $250 and pain medication for one animal for one day is $15. ⠀ Costs like these add up, but so does your support.❤️ ⠀ Please buy your Wild in the Country ticket? today and make a difference for Zulu + other exotic animals in need, ☎️(619) 659-8078 x4, link in profile. ⠀ Can't make the event Saturday? Text WIC to 71760 and bid in the silent auction, which goes live Friday.
Rescued grizzly bear? Albert ❤️s naps, snacks and finding a great stick for chewing.? ⠀ It's the simple things that matter most ... Agree or disagree???? ⠀ ⠀ ?Volunteer Alyssa
Louie has an announcement: ⠀ ✨Wild in the Country is this Saturday 5/18✨ ⠀ Your ticket ?purchase directly helps Louie? and all the rescued animals at LTB.? ticket prices increase tonight! Don't miss your chance to join us for this amazing day for the animals☎️(619) 659-8078 x4 or linktree in profile. We're so excited @whitneycummings will be here to guest host, and @iticamilanes + @hautechileproductions. ⠀ Even if you can't attend, you can bid on the silent auction starting Friday. Text WIC to 71760 to get started. ⠀ • • • • ⠀ Have you ever heard Louie roar in person? ⠀ This magnificent white lion lived as a performance animal for years, carted around in small travel containers and used for circuses, film work and live shows. This kind of life takes a toll on big cats, but thanks to your support, Louie now spends his days in peace, napping in the green grass under blue skies with room to roam and in the company of rescued lionesses, Arusha + Zulu. ⠀ ⠀ ?Volunteer Alyssa
Anyone have a caption for Teddy??? ⠀ ⠀ ?Volunteer Alyssa
Happy Mother's Day? ⠀ We showered? our rescued mamas with some extra special enrichment. Used for breeding + exploited for years, Crystal had a rough life until her 2016 rescue - we're happy to celebrate her + show her some love? today and everyday. ⠀ How are you celebrating this Mothers Day?? ⠀ ⠀ ?+?Keeper Darby
Rescued Bengal-mix tiger Moka is ready to roll ?‍♂️ into the weekend w/bestie ? Nola. Who are you rolling with this Caturday? ⠀ ⠀ ?Volunteer Alyssa
VIP tickets to Wild in the Country are officially SOLD OUT, and general admission ?s are going fast? Don't miss your chance to join the fun + help the animals — Saturday, May 18. Is your mom an animal lover too?? Say Happy Mother's Day w/tickets to this amazing event that helps feed the rescued animals all year long? ????
Do you recognize this rescued grizzly?? She shares her habitat with her much loved brother, Albert. See the resemblance? ⠀ ⠀ Cherry Bomb also shares Albert's ❤️ of naps? She loves hanging out in her bedroom ?. Who can relate??‍♀️ ⠀ ⠀ ? Keeper Darby
Are you coming to Wild in the Country in 10 days? ⠀ Don't miss this incredible event that helps feed and care for the rescued animals all year long❤️ ??? ⠀ Get your tickets today and save - before prices go up on May 11. ⠀ Please tag some friends who love animals and fun! @whitneycummings will be here with all the sanctuary animals, great food, music + dancing. We also have some amazing auction items lined up - including Super Bowl tickets ? if you won tickets to the Big Game, who would you take with you?
The rescued animals have many cute and silly moments - which we love to share!❤️ but it's important to remember how powerful and dangerous captive wild animals truly are. ⠀ Safety is at the core of everything we do at ??? and it's one of the reasons we advocate against private ownership of apex predators like big cats and bears. ⠀ This week is Be Kind to Animals Week & it's a great time to reach out to your representatives and urge them to support HR 1380, the Big Cat Public Safety Act, link in profile. ⠀ One way to show kindness for animals is by respecting and protecting them. No one needs a lion, tiger or bear as a backyard pet. ⠀ Do you think Bakari helps prove that point? ⠀ And please share in the comments if you have other suggestions about how to be kind to animals.
Are you greeting Monday with a grin or a growl?? Rescued leopard, Conga? ⠀ ⠀ ?Keeper Darby
Look who's up! Sugar Bear is the only rescued ? who hibernated at LTB this Winter.  He woke up a few weeks ago ready for action.  Doesn't he look well rested? Do you have a good morning greeting☀️ for this handsome guy? ⠀ ?Volunteer Alyssa
Rescued bobcat Mia says Caturdays are for ➡️adventure!? Would you agree? ⠀ Curious and always ready to explore, Mia is very interested in what's happening around the sanctuary.? She's also currently the only female bobcat at LTB.  Can you name either of her companions?? ⠀ ?Volunteer Alyssa
Albert's? Friday vibe is ______________. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ?Keeper Darby
Who remembers when rescued cub? Nola was this small? Throwing it back this Thursday to Nola's first swim at LTB.  Do you know anyone who loves water? as much as this girl?!❤️
Repost from @tabithalipkin with @fox5sandiego who came out to help feed the lions ? and talk out our big Wild in the Country event coming up on Saturday, May 18. Do you have your tickets yet? Have you ever fed Zulu or Louie? Were they this polite??
Baloo? wins #TongueOutTuesday ? — Agree? or Disagree?
Do you have a Monday caption for rescued tiger Maverick??? ?Keeper Brian
The official countdown starts now!❤️Wild in the Country is just 3 weeks away. Don't miss this incredible event that helps us feed & care for the rescued animals all year long. Tickets are going fast and only 100 VIP tickets will be sold! (link in profile)???
Fierce,fast and powerful, leopards are known for their strength. Conga is all these things and more. Playful, agile, clever and curious, this gorgeous girl is celebrating her birthday this week. Any birthday wishes to share????
If you had to describe Bakari in one word, what would it be? ?
Snuggle buddies Sadie + Denali share such a strong bond? Visitors love hearing about the inter-species friendship between these two cats. Can you name any of the other animal besties at LTB?? Do you have a favorite pair? ?Keeper Rebekah
Keeper Darby is feeding Louie some chicken along with his daily arthritis medication. Have you ever fed one of the rescued animals at LTB?❤️ If you could pick one of the sanctuary animals to feed - who would it be????
Conrad is one of three rescued mountain lions living at LTB. ?These typically solitary, shy cats are also known as "the cat with many names." How many names do you know for these powerful cats?
Rescued Himalayan bear brothers, Teddy? + Baloo? are happy to celebrate National Picnic Day at their regular lunch spot. What's your favorite picnic location??? ?Keeper Brian
For Earth Day? and every day → Tiger populations in the wild are endangered and the captive breeding of generic tigers for the exotic animal trade is part of the problem. If you want to protect tigers around the world, please don't ever pay ?to pet, hold, play, swim or pose with tiger cubs? - or any other apex predators (lions, leopards, bears, etc.). The animals used for these opportunities are exposed to devastating cruelty. There are no legitimate accredited sanctuaries or zoos that allow hands-on encounters with tigers or other apex predators. Brought to you by LTB's rescued tigers Crystal, Tabu, Nola, Moka, Hank and Maverick. Please share this information to help raise needed awareness!!!
Thanks for sharing CBS Sunday Morning 🦁🐯🐻
Black bears, like Sugar Bear, are the most familiar and most common bears in North America.🐻 As we are having much warmer weather, we would also love to remind everyone that it is so important for everyone to help keep wildlife wild. If you live in areas that share habitat with wildlife, be aware of your actions:⁠⁣⁠⠀ 🐾Do not feed or interact with wild animals⁠⁣⁠⠀ 🐾Keep your trash bins contained and indoors overnight⁠⁣⁠⠀ 🐾Don't feed your pets outdoors⁠⁣⁠⠀ 🐾Refrain from planting fruit trees and hanging bird feeders. These simple actions can help save a life.❤️
What do you think Miss Kitty has spotted?😺 We know the week has just started but looking for the perfect midweek break or an out-of-the-box idea for a gift? Visit the animals through our NEW WILD Virtual Meet n' Greet!🦁🐯🐻⁠⠀⁠⠀ ⁠⠀⁠⠀ It's a live, personal and virtual way to make your next meeting, conference call or virtual hang-out one you'll never forget by inviting one of our big cats or bears! All proceeds benefit the rescued animals! Learn more and book your virtual meet n' greet by heading to https://bit.ly/wildmeetngreetLTB !🖥️😍
"Just going to sit here and enjoy my Sunday snack alone"🐻🍏 Want to see the beautiful animals and learn more about them in person? We are open for Behind The Scenes visits! You will be guided around the sanctuary to meet and feed the big cats and bears and will be able to learn about their rescue stories! Our BTS visits are an incredible and intimate way to truly understand what it takes to care for these special animals! Learn more at https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us
It's International Cat Day!🦁🐯🐆🐱⁣ ⁣ We are so lucky to be able to provide a forever, safe home to the many cats at Lions Tigers & Bears! From lions, tigers, bobcats, mountain lions, servals, and leopards, we offer shelter to formerly abused and abandoned exotic animals. You can learn more about them over at https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-animals⁣ ⁣ Share with us below who your favorite cat is!
Conga is ready for the weekend!🐆 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. They spend time in the trees as a perfect escape or to have the best vantage point of the land around them.
Splish splash, Nola is taking a bath!🐯💦 While most cats dislike water, tigers love taking baths! It helps keep them cool during hot days.☀️ They'll submerge themselves in streams or lakes, soak up for a while, and play, but neck deep only!🐯
Liberty has her eyes on our Amazon Wishlist! There are a couple of items on the list that are much needed! 🔬 Microscope: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094JTZOU/?coliid=ASIN-B0094JTZOU-ATVPDKIKX0DER&colid=287CQYO7JR1DV&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it 🟢 Mini Oxygen Regulator: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GGL08C6/?coliid=ASIN-B01GGL08C6-ATVPDKIKX0DER&colid=287CQYO7JR1DV&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it You can find our full Amazon Wishlist here --> http://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 Lions Tigers & Bears!🦁🐯🐻❤️
Meet Mia! One of our rescued bobcats!😺 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. Mia's previous owner had to adjust his lifestyle to accommodate Mia. He became accustomed to the site of shredded curtains, scratched and clawed furniture and scent markings throughout the entire house. 🚫 This is a perfect example of why exotics do not make good personal pets.🚫 When Mia first arrived at Lions Tigers & Bears, she had to become accustomed to living in her outside habitat. Soon enough, Mia made herself right at home and could be seen jumping around, stalking birds and playing with Gizmo & RJ.🧡
Louie has his eyes on a new month and a new week!🦁✨ Speaking of a new month, Happy Birthday to all of the August babies!🎉 Did you know a fun way to give back and support a cause you care about is through birthday fundraisers on Facebook?!🥳 That's right! You can create fundraisers directly in Facebook, with all proceeds going directly to the nonprofit organization, and encourage your friends and family to donate in honor of your special day!🌟 We are so grateful and really appreciate all of your support and the different ways the community comes together to help us out!🦁🐯🐻❤️
Fun in the sun with Meatball!🐻☀️ We've had record high heats at Lions Tigers & Bears!🥵🌡️🔥 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! Doesn't that sound like a perfect Sunday Funday to you?😎
It's snack-time at Lions Tigers & Bears!🐻🍏 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. Here at the sanctuary, we provide our brother bears, Teddy and Baloo with a well-rounded diet of proteins, fruits, veggies and the occasional special treat. Baloo's favorite food is carrots🥕 and Teddy loves PB & J sandwiches🥪 😂
Rebecca is in our gift shop!🛍️ We not only have a gift shop available onsite, but we are also online💻 --> https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/shops With COVID, we lost visitors to our sanctuary and also shoppers to our store. Both help provide funds to the sanctuary! One way to support Lions Tigers & Bears is through our online gift shop! We have a huge selection online, like t-shirts, coffee, magnets, and more. Head to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/shops to grab your LTB merch today!✨
Punkin has his eyes on a new month!🐾 A bit about Punkin - he lived at a private facility in Ohio with his partner, Melanie. The facility bred tiger cubs and other exotic animals. When the facility was shut down due to the state enacted SB 310 - the Ohio Dangerous Wild Animals act in 2014, both mountain lions were relocated to Lions Tigers & Bears. In Spring of 2018, we were granted full legal custody of the pair, along with two white tigers, Hank and Crystal. Please remember: do not pay to pet, hold, or play with animals in shows or displays! You can learn more about mountain lions and other animals by visiting an accredited sanctuary like Lions Tigers & Bears.🐾 Head to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us to learn about our exclusive BTS visits!
We see a ton of new faces around here - Welcome!🌟⁠⁣ Share with us below where you're from!🌎 ⁣ We are an accredited non-profit big cat & exotic animal sanctuary located in East San Diego County, California. We are dedicated to providing a safe haven to abused and abandoned exotic animals and to inspiring an educational forum to end the exotic animal trade🦁🐯🐻⁣ ⁣ Every visit, every hour of service spent volunteering, every purchase made through the gift shop (and online store!), every donation—it all helps us make a huge impact on the lives of the animals not only living here at Lions Tigers & Bears, but others out there still waiting to be rescued. So thank you for your support and we are so excited you're here! ❤️✨
We are wrapping up Tiger Week with Maverick and celebrating International Tiger Day!🐯🎉 Did you know there are more tigers living in captivity in the U.S. than there are left in the wild? There are anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 tigers that live in captivity in the U.S.🙀 While some may keep them as pets, which we never recommend, there are also many roadside zoos that breed them to charge guests to pose and take photos with them or to pet them.🚫⁠ Remember, wild animals belong in the wild! Share with us below a fun fact you learned about tigers this week or some action steps your are involved in! Further ways to get involved with Lions Tigers & Bears: 🐯 Donate - https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/tracking/click-donate.aspx 🐯 Sponsoring an animal - https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/sponsor 🐯 Sign up for a BTS visit - xhttps://www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us 🐯 Volunteer - https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/volunteer-intern 🐯 Sign our petition - https://www.thepetitionsite.com/522/728/980/demand-the-animals-of-g.w.-zoo-be-relinquished/ 🐯 Virtual Meet N' Greet - https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/virtual-meet-n-greet 🐯 Call & Email your U.S. representative and urge them to push for passing the Big Cat Public Safety Act. If your representative is already a co-sponsor of the bill, please take the time to thank them for supporting it. - https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1380/all-info 🐯 Do not go to road side petting zoos or get your photo taken with cubs 🐯 Do not try and keep big cats as pets. They belong in the wild.
We have loved sharing more about the tigers at Lions Tigers & Bears during our very first Tiger Week!🐅 Have you entered the giveaway yet?! If not, head over to https://bit.ly/tigerweekgiveaway tomorrow will be the last day to enter! 🎉 ALSO, Tune in ‪TOMORROW at 9 AM PST for ‬a very special Facebook LIVE with Founder, Bobbi Brink! She will be discussing all things tigers!🐯🐾
Nola is one of our rescued white tigers! She is always playful and ready to hang out with her bestie, Moka!🐯 💡 #TigerWeek Fact: Did you know that all white tigers are cross-eyed? Contrary to common belief, white tigers are not a separate species (or sub-species). All white tigers in captivity are a result of extensive inbreeding that is perpetuated by the exotic animal trade. This practice results in pervasive congenital health issues - like being cross-eyed. ⁠⠀⁣ ⁠⠀⁣ 😔 Reminder: please do not pay to pet, hold, or play with white tigers (or any tigers for that matter) in shows or displays! You can learn more about white tigers and the exploitation they face, by visiting an accredited sanctuary like Lions Tigers & Bears. Learn about us over at www.lionstigersandbears.org 🐾
Hank has one of the sweetest faces!😍🐯 We are a no kill, no breed, no contact facility. And on the topic of not breeding, although many may believe that white tigers are their own species, they are actually inbred Bengal tigers (sometimes crossed with Siberian tigers). They have no conservation value at all. They exist solely as a product to be sold - often suffering through lifelong exploitation, mistreatment and neglect.😔⁠⠀⁠⠀ In order to get a white tiger, fathers are bred to daughters and granddaughters and typically result in many health issues.⁠ ⁠⠀⁠⠀ Hank is a survivor of this type of circle of exploitation. Please remember: do not pay to pet, hold, or play with white tigers (or any tigers for that matter) in shows or displays! We are currently working with local and federal officials to help the animals at G.W. Zoo (yes - that one from Tiger King) who are not being cared for properly and where the public is at risk due to blatant safety and security breaches. Local and federal officials are investigating the facility - and you can help further the investigation and create change for the animals. Take action! 1 👉File a complaint with USDA APHIS. Lions Tigers & Bears created a template for easy submission: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/resourcefiles/pdf/usda-aphis-complaint-jeff-lowe.pdf 2 ✍️Sign this petition urging USDA/APHIS/Animal Care, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife, Oklahoma Governor's Office, and Garvin County Sheriff's Department to take immediate action to help these animals: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/522/728/980/demand-the-animals-of-g.w.-zoo-be-relinquished/
A favorite of many - Moka! 🐯 Most days you can find Moka playing, wrestling, swimming and romping around with Nola!🧡 💡 #TigerWeek Fact: Did you know that, just like unique human fingerprints, no two tigers have the same stripes? Their stripe patterns are unique to each individual tiger and are not symmetrical on both sides! 🐯⁠ ⁠⠀ These beautiful animals are also endangered. How can you help? The Big Cat Public Safety Act has been proposed and you can take action! The Act addresses gaps in the state laws and encourages prohibiting the private ownership of big cats.⁠ 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. You can find you representative over at https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
#TigerWeek is well underway and we are excited to be sharing more about these beautiful animals! Have you entered our giveaway yet? If not, head to https://bit.ly/tigerweekgiveaway to enter!🐯🌴☀️ Did you know💭... tigers have whiskers in five places: around their nose, above their eyes, on their cheeks, behind their front legs and scattered throughout their fur?!⁣ ⁣ You can learn more about tigers and the other amazing animals during your visit to Lions Tigers & Bears! Head to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us to book your visit and we can't wait to welcome you!🦁🐯🐻
🎙️ Founder, Bobbi Brink, was interviewed by Coe Lewis for IQ Podcasts in her Heroes Edition episode!✨ Listen to what is happening in the world of wildlife smuggling and the escalating trade of exotic pets and how YOU can help stop it. ⬇️ https://www.iqpodcasts.com/podcast/episode/7a169283/bobbi-brink-is-the-founder-and-director-of-lions-tigers-and-bears-with-coexist-ep124
Today we are featuring Crystal, one of our rescued white tigers!🐯🧡 💡 #TigerWeek Fact: Did you know that all white tigers are cross-eyed? Contrary to common belief, white tigers are not a separate species (or sub-species). All white tigers in captivity are a result of extensive inbreeding that is perpetuated by the exotic animal trade. This practice results in pervasive congenital health issues - like being cross-eyed. ⁠⠀⁣⁠ ⁠⠀⁣⁠ 😔 Reminder: please do not pay to pet, hold, or play with white tigers (or any tigers for that matter) in shows or displays! You can learn more about white tigers and the exploitation they face, by visiting an accredited sanctuary like Lions Tigers & Bears.🐾
Tabu was conceived in Texas and born here at Lions Tigers & Bears in 2002, along with her sister, the late Sitarra, shortly after their parents, Raja and Natasha were rescued! Today Tabu is more elusive, a natural trait for tigers, who are primarily solitary creatures in the wild.🐯⁠ ⁠ Want to learn more about Tabu and the other animals at Lions Tigers & Bears? Whether you are looking to be a Member for a Day, Feed with a Keeper, resume your member visits, or have an Exclusive Behind the Scenes visit, we are ready to welcome you for in person visits!🦁🐯🐻⁠⠀⁠ ⁠⠀⁠ Head to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us to learn more and to book your visit today. We can't wait to see you!☀️
You've heard of shark week🦈, but at Lions Tigers & Bears, we do things a bit differently! We have Tiger Week!🐯 We are excited to be sharing more about these amazing animals, including the 6 tigers that currently call LTB home!🧡 It gets even better! We're kicking it off with a giveaway! 🎉 Win the ultimate tiger lovers getaway! You can win: ✈️ roundtrip air transportation for 2 on Southwest Airlines; 🦁🐯🐻 an Exclusive Behind the Scenes Visit to Lions Tigers & Bears; 🏨 and a 1-night hotel stay with $100 dining certificates at Viejas Hotel & Casino! ❗Enter here --> https://bit.ly/tigerweekgiveaway ❗ Stay tuned as we introduce you to Hank, Moka, Crystal, Tabu, Maverick, and Nola! Along with ways to sponsor them and get involved! Ps - don't forget to share this on your Facebook page so your friends and family can enter and tune into Tiger Week!🐯🐾
G.W. ZOO UPDATE- The USDA released the inspection report from its unannounced site inspection to G.W. Zoo Exotic Animal Exotic on June 22. The report reveals numerous animal welfare violations were found during the site visit, including injured and sickly animals and dangerous and dismal living conditions such as: ✔️A pair of old, arthritic wolves that never received proper bedding or medication they were prescribed ✔️A lethargic lion cub suffering from severe fly strike and a respiratory illness that has been left untreated ✔️Malnourished, anxious bears, exhibiting neurotic behaviors conducive to captive psychosis ✔️Tiger corpses rotting in open pits Lions Tigers & Bears is in contact with local, state and federal officials on this case and has offered assistance to rescue and relocate the animals to true sanctuaries. 📰Read the full report here 👉 https://bit.ly/2OGUwtM You can help the animals of G.W. Zoo by taking action: 1 - 👉 File a complaint with USDA APHIS. Click the link for a template and where to submit >> https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/ResourceFiles/pdf/usda-aphis-complaint-jeff-lowe.pdf 2- ✒️Sign our petition urging the USDA/APHIS/Animal Care, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife/ Oklahoma Governor's Office, and Garvin County Sheriffs Department to take immediate action to help these animals. https://www.thepetitionsite.com/522/728/980/demand-the-animals-of-g.w.-zoo-be-relinquished/
What do you think Meatball has spotted? Could it be the tigers getting ready for our very first 🐯Tiger Week🐯?! That's right! A week of tiger facts, features of the rescued tigers here at Lions Tigers & Bears, awareness and advocacy tips, and prizes! Any guesses which tiger is kicking it off tomorrow?😏
Conrad is focused on the week ahead!🌈☀️ We know the week has just started but looking for the perfect midweek break or an out-of-the-box idea for a gift? Visit the animals through our NEW WILD Virtual Meet n' Greet!🦁🐯🐻⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ It's a live, personal and virtual way to make your next meeting, conference call or virtual hang-out one you'll never forget by inviting one of our big cats or bears! All proceeds benefit the rescued animals! Learn more and book your virtual meet n' greet by heading to https://bit.ly/wildmeetngreetLTB !🖥️😍
It's stick your tongue out day and silly Conga definitely has the hang of it! Have you caught your pet sticking their tongue out? Share your funny pet photos in the comments below! We want to remind you that it is NEVER a good idea to try and have a wild animal as a pet, they belong in the wild. Their wild instincts eventually emerge, they become hard to handle and pose an extreme risk to the community, leaving the animal to face an uncertain future. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ You can however sponsor an animal at Lions Tigers & Bears! Head to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/sponsor to learn more!🦁🐯🐻
Friday's done right with Cherry! She's having the best of both worlds - a swim while eating! 🐻🍉 While Cherry Bomb has a forever safe home at Lions TIgers & Bears, it didn't always look like this for her. We were lucky to be able to provide her a home here and the proper care she deserves. This isn't always the fate of many of the animals, as you've seen the harsh conditions that the animals at The Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park aka G.W. Zoo in Wynnewood, Oklahoma are experiencing. The sights there are not pretty! You can help the animals there by taking action: 1 - 👉 File a complaint with USDA APHIS. Click the link for a template and where to submit. ➡️ https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/ResourceFiles/pdf/usda-aphis-complaint-jeff-lowe.pdf 2 - 🖊️ Sign our petition urging the USDA/APHIS/Animal Care, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife/ Oklahoma Governor's Office, and Garvin County Sheriffs Department to take immediate action to help these animals. ➡️. https://www.thepetitionsite.com/522/728/980/demand-the-animals-of-g.w.-zoo-be-relinquished/
Liberty is going to sit right here while she waits for the weekend🐻😂 As a non-profit exotic animal sanctuary, Lions Tigers & Bears works all across the country to help animals in dire straits. You may be familiar with the G.W. Zoo Animal Park from Tiger King - and right now the animals there are suffering and there are concerns for public safety. However, local officials, including the county Sherrif's Department (who is being very cooperative and eager to assist) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are aware of the situation and are currently investigating to see what can be done. How can you help in the meantime?👇🏼 1 - File a complaint with USDA APHIS - CLICK BELOW for a template and the link: https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/ResourceFiles/pdf/usda-aphis-complaint-jeff-lowe.pdf 2- Sign our petition urging the USDA/APHIS/Animal Care, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife/ Oklahoma Governor's Office, and Gavin County Sheriffs Department to take immediate action to help these animals. https://www.thepetitionsite.com/522/728/980/demand-the-animals-of-g.w.-zoo-be-relinquished/
Nola 😍 Eyeing down our Amazon Wish List! We are currently in major need of big 44-gallon trash cans, lids for them, and wheels to put them on! We greatly appreciate your support and your generous donations. Head to the links below for direct links to our Amazon Wish List items currently in need. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B000XIIPC4/?coliid=ASIN-B000XIIPC4-ATVPDKIKX0DER&colid=287CQYO7JR1DV&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B005KD0V4C/?coliid=ASIN-B005KD0V4C-ATVPDKIKX0DER&colid=287CQYO7JR1DV&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00002N8AI/?coliid=ASIN-B00002N8AI-ATVPDKIKX0DER&colid=287CQYO7JR1DV&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it PS - You can even have your donations sent directly to Lions Tigers & Bears!🦁🐯🐻️
Up close and personal with Shadow.🖤 If you look closely, you can see Shadow's spots. Since black leopards have darker fur, it makes the spots a bit difficult to see. So, they are not solid black big cats like most people think. Rather, they have the same rosette markings on their fur as any other spotted leopard!🐆
We're about as ready as Blossom is for Monday!🐻 As we are having much warmer weather, we would also love to remind everyone that it is so important for everyone to help keep wildlife wild. If you live in areas that share habitat with wildlife, be aware of your actions:⁠⁣ 🐾Do not feed or interact with wild animals⁠⁣ 🐾Keep your trash bins contained and indoors overnight⁠⁣ 🐾Don't feed your pets outdoors⁠⁣ 🐾Refrain from planting fruit trees and hanging bird feeders. These simple actions can help save a life.❤️
Caption this pic! What do you think is on Melanie's mind?😾👀
Here's looking at a fun-filled weekend!😍🦁 Will you be joining us here at Lions Tigers & Bears soon? Whether it's virtually or in person, we are excited to share the stories about the amazing 65 rescued animals we provide a forever home to. We are a no breed, no kill, no contact animal rescue sanctuary and educational facility. We are situated on 93 acres east of San Diego County.🦁🐯🐻 Head to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us to book your in person visit! Interested in the virtual meet n' greet? Learn more over at https://bit.ly/wildmeetngreetLTB OR have the ultimate experience and stay the night at White Oak Wild Nights https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/white-oak-wild-nights ✨
It's Teddy Bears' Picnic Day! Baloo is ready and is bringing the corn!🌽 Unless he eats it all before he gets there!🐻😂 Fun Fact: the Himalyan Black Bear or Asiatic Black Bear is also called the moon bear due to its distinct yellow/cream colored or white chest patch, which is often shaped as a crescent. 🌙 🐻
Denali has spotted visitors! That's right! Last week we opened up Lions Tigers & Bears for visits again! 🦁🐯🐻 Servals are small, slender cats with small heads, a lean body, long legs, and short tails. They not only have lines, but also spots! Learn more about Denali and the other 64 amazing rescued animals we provide a home and care to in person. Whether you are looking to be a Member for a Day, Feed with a Keeper, resume your member visits, or have an Exclusive Behind the Scenes visit, we are ready to welcome you!🦁🐯🐻⁠ Head to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us to learn more and to book your visit today. We can't wait to see you!☀️
Has Delilah spotted our Amazon Wish List?👀🐻🗒️ Find our full wish list over at http://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 Lions Tigers & Bears!🦁🐯🐻❤️
Could Louie be anymore majestic?😍🦁 Make a lion, tiger, or bear part of your family! That's right! While it's never a good idea to have a wild animal as a pet, you can sponsor one of our rescued animals at Lions Tigers & Bears🦁🐯🐻⁠⠀⁣ ⁠⠀⁣ 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 lives❤️ Head to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/sponsor , pick your favorite animal at LTB, choose your monthly sponsorship amount and in appreciation, we'll send you an official Sponsorship Certificate📃, a photo of your new furry family member📸, and a personalized note of thanks from our Founder, Bobbi Brink💛🐾
Teddy is all smiles this Monday!😆🐻⁠ ⁠ We often get asked of the many ways to get involved with Lions Tigers & Bears and there are plenty of ways! We welcome you to donate, sponsor an animal, start a fundraiser, share about us, book an exclusive BTS visit, stay the night at Wild Oak, or volunteer! It helps keep Lions Tigers & Bears operating and impacts the lives of the animals not only living here, but those out there still in need of rescue. Learn more by heading to our website www.lionstigersandbears.org !✨
Anyone else's Sunday look like this? 🦁💤😂 Did you know male lions spend anywhere from 18-20 hours a day catching a snooze and female lions get about 15-18 hours of shuteye. Did we just find our spirit animal? 🙈
Happy Fourth of July and Happy Birthday Liberty!❤️🐻🎆⁠ ⁠Can you guess how Liberty got her name? Liberty was living in the Angeles National Forest and had to be removed because she had learned how to get food from the campers.⛺ Each year, many bears wander into campgrounds, where their chances of survival are doomed. ⁠ Once dependent on humans for food, these bears continue to frequent the campgrounds and become a danger to campers. When this happens, Fish & Wildlife are called in and since most bears are not able to be relocated, they are euthanized. Each year too many bears are euthanized due to human contact, but thankfully, Liberty's fate was destined to have a happy ending.😍 Liberty now has a lifetime home at Lions Tigers & Bears, living happily in a four-acre bear habitat with five other black bears!🐻❤️
Miss Kitty is excited for a weekend of fun in the sun and a special birthday paw-ty happening tomorrow for Liberty! And guess what?! You're invited! 😺🎉 Since we are now OPEN for visitors again, we cannot wait for you to join us for Liberty's 11th bear-day tomorrow at 10AM! 🐻🎂 Donation - $46/Adult, $26/Child RSVP 👉 bit.ly/MFDvisit
"Lions Tigers & Bears is the name of the big cat and exotic animal rescue facility in Alpine, situated on 94 acres of pristine scrub oak and sagebrush on a parcel rivaling the African savanna for stillness and sparse beauty. While Lions Tigers & Bears was opened by Alpine native and facility director Bobbi Brink and her husband Mark in 2003, the seed for the operation was planted years earlier" Read the full article over at ➡️ https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2020/jul/01/cover-bobbi-and-mark-sleep-above-lions-alpine/
📣Did you hear?! We're OPEN for visitors again and a very special bear is celebrating her 11th bear-day this this July 4th! Will you join us to wish Liberty a Happy Bear-day? 🐻🎂 This Saturday - July 4th @ 10 AM Donation - $46/Adult, $26/Child RSVP 👉bit.ly/MFDvisit
🦁Bakari Update🦁 Bakari is feeling better! Earlier this month, during our routine rounds, we noticed Bakari was limping and his right front paw and leg were swollen. We immediately called our vet, Dr. Ryan Sadler who came out to assess Bakari. During that time, Bakari was able to move to his den and we administered him pain meds. Dr. Sadler decided it would be best to keep a watchful eye on him over the next 24 hours for any signs of improvement. Over the next few days Bakari seemed to be doing much better, and now, a few weeks later it appears he has made a full recovery.🧡 Vet bills add up here at Lions Tigers & Bears as we continue to provide the high level care to our rescued animals that require medical attention. Your support on any level, through the link here --> http://bit.ly/LTBvetfund makes a huge difference! We appreciate all you do to continue supporting these amazing animals!🐾💛
It's the beginning of a new month and we are excited to share that we are OPEN for visits! Which animal are you most excited to see? Maybe Maddie in the pool🐻? Moka & Nola playing🐯? Or Louie hanging out with Arusha & Zulu🦁? Share with us below!👇🏼 Learn about the 65 amazing rescued animals we provide a home and care to in person. Whether you are looking to be a Member for a Day, Feed with a Keeper, resume your member visits, or have an Exclusive Behind the Scenes visit, we are ready to welcome you!🦁🐯🐻 Head to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us to learn more and to book your visit today. We can't wait to see you!☀️
Sugar Bear is ready to march into July!🐻☀️ Did you catch our fun announcement yesterday? We are kicking off summer at Lions Tigers & Bears with a giveaway! You can win a Virtual Meet n' Greet and an exclusive prize pack! Click: https://bit.ly/LTBSummerGiveaway to enter! 🐾🎉
Tune in as the three African lions get transferred into our rotation of big cat habitats for the very first time. This is part of our enrichment program, keeping them happy and engaged with new sites, sounds, smells, and structures that each habitat has to offer.🐾
Shadow has spotted our giveaway! That's right! We are so excited to start the week off right with the ultimate animal lovers giveaway! Win a Virtual Meet n' Greet and an exclusive prize pack!🦁🐯🐻 Head to https://bit.ly/LTBSummerGiveaway to enter - you can also get more entries by following the different steps! Don't forget to share the giveaway on your Facebook with your family and friends!🎉
🕗Final Countdown! Less than 12 hours to get your limited edition Maverick the tiger t-shirt! Don't miss out on making this a unique new addition to your wardrobe - AND feel good knowing that you're helping support the rescued animals of Lions Tigers & Bears! 🐾Head on over to 👉 www.float.org/ltb Help us meet our goal and get your t-shirt order in before 8 AM PST tomorrow (Mon 6/29).
Lions Tigers & Bears has been in communication with Garvin County Sheriff's Department about the situation occurring at G.W. Zoo. We want to thank Sheriff Mullet for his willingness to understand the issues of public safety and Animal Welfare Act violations happening at the facility and will continue to work with officials until a better outcome for these animals occurs. This is only the beginning and we need your help. Below is how you can help today: 1 - 👉 File a complaint with USDA APHIS. Click the link for a template and where to submit. ➡️ https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/ResourceFiles/pdf/usda-aphis-complaint-jeff-lowe.pdf 2 - 🖊️ Sign our petition urging the USDA/APHIS/Animal Care, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife/ Oklahoma Governor's Office, and Garvin County Sheriffs Department to take immediate action to help these animals. ➡️. https://www.thepetitionsite.com/522/728/980/demand-the-animals-of-g.w.-zoo-be-relinquished/
Sunday snuggles with Teddy and Baloo!🐻❤️ We have something exciting launching tomorrow! Stay tuned!👀🤫🎉
"Lions Tigers and Bears in Alpine launched a petition to encourage the USDA to shutdown G.W. Zoo and force the owner, Jeff Lowe, to relinquish the animals and place them in safe accredited sanctuaries like the non-profit, Lions Tigers and Bears." Read the full article over at https://www.cbs8.com/amp/article/life/animals/exotic-animal-sanctuary-petition-shutdown-tiger-king-zoo/509-6f377729-3593-4e18-849b-e0c0bfccfce4
Saturdays for the animals consist of eat, sleep, play, and repeat! 🦁🥩🎉💤 Between our limited edition Maverick the tiger t-shirt, which you can grab over at www.float.org/ltb, and something exciting launching on Monday, never miss a beat with what's happening at Lions Tigers & Bears! Sign up for our newsletters over at http://bit.ly/LTB-sign-up 💌
Crystal is enjoying this hot summer Friday in her pool and listening to the lions!🐯💦 Earlier, we had announced a challenge to help the animals and so many caring friends stepped forward to help raise these critical funds! But we still need your help! Please don't miss this chance to make a difference for animals that have been abused, neglected, and held in captivity. You can still donate by texting LTBgive to 41444 or heading to http://bit.ly/LTBmatch Despite the disruption in our lives, our animals still need food, veterinary care, and clean and healthy habitats. Others are still being traded and sold in exotic animal markets. They all need us. We made a promise to provide a safe, permanent, forever home for exotic animals who have been abused, confiscated, or in danger of being euthanized because they have no suitable place to go. YOU can help provide better tomorrows for more animals like Crystal! Head to http://bit.ly/LTBmatch to donate today or text LTBgive to 41444 We really appreciate all of your support and are so grateful for the continued effort to help the beautiful animals at Lions Tigers & Bears!❤️
Share with us below what you think Maverick is keeping himself busy with!🐯😍 We've missed you!🧡 Want to learn more about Maverick and the animals at Lions Tigers & Bear in person? We are excited to announce that we are hosting visits once again! Whether you're looking to be a Member for a Day, Feed with a Keeper, resume Member Visits or Exclusive Behind the Scenes - we're ready for you. Want to book or looking to learn more? Head to 👉🏼 https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us ☀️
Don't sleep on grabbing your limited edition t-shirt! Available over at www.float.org/ltb!🐾✨ We have collaborated with our friends at FLOAT.org to create a Maverick the tiger t-shirt! $8 from every shirt purchased will go directly to the rescued animals of Lions Tigers & Bears!🦁🐯🐻⁠⠀
Midweek dip for Meatball!💦🐻 Looking for the perfect midday break or an out-of-the-box idea for a gift? Visit the animals through our NEW WILD Virtual Meet n' Greet!🦁🐯🐻 It's a live, personal and virtual way to make your next meeting, conference call or virtual hang-out one you'll never forget by inviting one of our big cats or bears! All proceeds benefit the rescued animals! Learn more and book your virtual meet n' greet over at https://bit.ly/wildmeetngreetLTB 🖥️😍
Founder, Bobbi Brink, captured some alone time with Conga after Lions Tigers & Bears closed down for the day!🐆⛅ Conga was a captive-bred pet who was abandoned by her previous owner at the age of five weeks. Fortunately, thanks to the support of our members, Lions Tigers & Bears was able to adopt her! We are happy to be able to provide a happy and safe life at Lions Tigers & Bears!❤️🐾
📢 It's here! We've partnered with our friends at FLOAT.org and they've created this amazing, limited edition Maverick the tiger t-shirt design!🐯👕 You can give back and rep Lions Tigers & Bears with one of the many styles and colors available - THIS WEEK ONLY!! $8 from every shirt purchased will go directly to the rescued animals of Lions Tigers & Bears!🦁🐯🐻 Grab yours today over at www.float.org/ltb 🐾
Happy Father's Day from Lions Tigers & Bears!🦁🐯🐻❤️ We are a no kill, no breed, no contact facility. And on the topic of not breeding, although many may believe that white tigers are their own species, they are actually inbred Bengal tigers (sometimes crossed with Siberian tigers). They have no conservation value at all. They exist solely as a product to be sold - often suffering through lifelong exploitation, mistreatment and neglect.😔⁠⠀ In order to get a white tiger, fathers are bred to daughters and granddaughters and typically result in many health issues.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Hank is a survivor of this type of circle of exploitation. Please remember: do not pay to pet, hold, or play with white tigers (or any tigers for that matter) in shows or displays! You can learn more about white tigers and the exploitation they face, by visiting an accredited sanctuary like Lions Tigers & Bears.🐾 https://bit.ly/BTSltb
☀️ Summer Solstice ☀️ How are you spending the longest day of the year? Blossom is spending the first day of summer frolicking in the sun with her five black bear friends that she shares her habitat with!🐻
Crystal's favorite way to beat the heat!☀️💦 Unlike most members of the cat family, tigers love water and are great swimmers. The tigers of Lions Tigers & Bears enjoy cooling off in their pools every chance they get.🐯🌊 What plans do you have for the weekend?✨
Happy Thursday! We have many new faces here and we want to say hello and welcome to Lions Tigers & Bears! We are a no kill, no breed, no contact animal rescue, sanctuary, and educational facility located in east San Diego County. Let us know where you're joining us from below!🌎 Let's stay in touch! Never miss a beat and stay up to date with what's happening at Lions Tigers & Bears by signing up for our newsletter! Head to http://bit.ly/LTB-sign-up 💌🦁🐯🐻
Teddy is celebrating National Eat Your Veggies day, the best way he knows how - a picnic!🥬🥕🌽 We often get asked how to get involved during these times. A couple ways are: 🐾 donating items from our Amazon Wish List http://bit.ly/wishlistLTB 🐾 helping out with our vet fund to be able to provide the best care for all of the animals are Lions Tigers & Bears http://bit.ly/LTBvetfund 🐾 Book a LIVE virtual meet n' greet! Learn more over at https://bit.ly/wildmeetngreetLTB Thank you SO much for your ongoing support and all that you do for the animals here at LTB, we appreciate it greatly!🦁🐯🐻❤️
Father's Day is right around the corner! Celebrate Dad with one of these roarin' gift ideas!🦁🐯🐻 🐾Virtual Meet n' Greet🐾 Surprise Dad with a LIVE virtual visit with one of our rescued lions, tigers, bears or other big cats here at the sanctuary. One of our keepers will host a Live Video chat with one of the animals of your choosing. Email inquiries@lionstigersandbears.org or call 619-659-8078⁠ ⁠ 🐾Sponsor An Animal in Honor of Dad🐾 It's never a good idea to have a wild animal as a pet, but you can symbolically "adopt" one of our rescued animals by making a recurring gift in honor of Dad. This is an amazing way to ensure the animals receive the care they require throughout the year. Each sponsorship comes with a custom certificate, an animal photo and personalized thank you letter. Visit https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/sponsor for more info! 🐾Exclusive Behind the Scenes🐾 Our Behind the Scenes visits offer a bucket list experience for Dad. These are private guided visits for up four guests. A keeper will guide the group around the sanctuary to visit our big cats and bears while you learn their rescue stories and watch the animals be fed just feet away. Visit https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us to book!
Anyone else's Sunday look like Crystal's?😂🐯 Tigers can reach a length of up to 11 feet and weigh as much as 660 pounds!🙀
Meet Louie - Our majestic white lion!🦁 Louie is a nickname for Lufano, which means "good to love" in Swahili. With his kind and sweet nature, Louie certainly lives up to his name. Learn more about Louie throughout the video!✨
'The biggest victims in all of the Tiger King drama are the animals. The zoo once run by Tiger King Joe Exotic is now a "zoo of horrors" because of animal abuse and neglect, a complaint filed with Oklahoma authorities alleges,' Read the full article through the link below. https://www.mississippicir.org/news/tiger-king-joe-exotics-former-park-now-called-zoo-of-horrors?fbclid=IwAR3DlyVt44yti-Rs5jzYVZBVx5yL3GgCf0hU5mwgL57htALsTfcyV0qTQng
Mia is taking it easy as we head into the weekend☺️ Did you know all bobcat tails have a noticeable black tip with a little white spot on the very end? You can see the white tip on Mia's as she moves her tail. Frequent tail "bobbing" is also a unique characteristic of the species and is where they get their name..."bob"cat!😺
Announcing our NEW 🐾Virtual Meet n' Greet🐾 Invite a lion, tiger, bear or other big cat to your next virtual meeting. This is an amazing chance to get some face time with the animals while making your next virtual gathering the most memorable. One of our keepers will host a LIVE video chat with a rescued animals of your choosing. For more info 👉 https://bit.ly/wildmeetngreetLTB To Book 👉 Email inquiries@lionstigersandbears.org or call 619-659-8078 P.S. Father's Day is right around the corner! Celebrate Dad with this wild gift idea!🦁🐯🐻
Melanie and Punkin have spotted the wish list! A few items we currently need are: 🐾 Hefty Strong Multipurpose Extra Large Trash Bags 🐾 Disposable Nitrile Gloves We really appreciate all of your support and the different ways the community comes together to help us out! Head to http://bit.ly/wishlistLTB to find our full Amazon wish list☺️ PS - You can even have your donations sent directly to Lions Tigers & Bears!🦁🐯🐻❤️
Happy Best Friends Day from the best of friends, Moka & Nola!🐯❤️ Nola was rescued from an unpermitted location near New Orleans, Louisiana and received around the clock care to treat her medical issues, which she responded to well and made a quick recovery. She quickly settled into life at Lions Tigers & Bears and within six months, Moka arrived. Moka was rescued from smugglers attempting to transport it across the border from Mexico to the United States. He was first sent to San Diego Zoo Safari Park and since he is a bengal tiger hybrid, he was not conducive for the zoo's species survival breeding program and transferred to LTB, where he adjusted to his new home. We are grateful to be able to provide a forever safe home for Moka, Nola, and all of the animals at Lions Tigers & Bears!🦁🐯🐻 They absolutely love playing, wrestling, swimming and romping together in their spacious habitats.✨
Founder, Bobbi Brink, is up close and personal with Conga!🐆 Anyone else hear her purr? ✨ 💡 Did you know that the spots on leopards are called rosettes because their shape is similar to that of a rose?🌹
Thank you so much to everyone who helped us Hang In There! Your donations and support will go towards providing a lifetime of care and a forever safe home for the 65 beautiful rescued animals at Lions Tigers & Bears!🦁🐯🐻 🎉Congratulations to Michelle McDowell of Chula Vista, CA who has won the Lions Tigers & Bears ultimate animal lovers package!✨ We appreciate you all so much!❤️
Today we are excited to introduce to you, Zulu - one of our African female lions. She came to Lions Tigers & Bears with Arusha and Louie after their their private owner and former animal trainer decided to relinquish the trio. We are so happy to be able to provide them a safe and forever home here at LTB. Looking to sponsor Zulu and provide lifetime care? Head to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-animals/lions/zulu and click on the 'Sponsor Me' button! We are so grateful for your continuous support for all of the beautiful animals!🦁❤️
#ThrowbackThursday to these cute cubs! Can you guess who this trio is?🦁✨ Is it Bakari, Jillian, and Suri OR is it Louie, Arusha, and Zulu? We'll be sharing the answer tonight at 6pm in our stories!
Yesterday during our routine rounds we noticed Bakari was limping and his front right leg and paw were swollen. So we immediately called our veterinarian, Dr. Ryan Sadler, who came out to take a look at him. We were planning to anesthetize Bakari, but after monitoring him with the vet, he was able to get up and move to his den. Dr. Sadler thought it would be best to administer some pain meds and keep a very close eye on Bakari for the next 24 hours. Today, Bakari is doing a little bit better, although he is still limping and seems a bit weak. We have him in a separated area from the girls - Jillian and Suri - and will continue to monitor him over the next 24 hours. It is likely that Bakari will need to be sedated so we can get some x-rays of his leg and paw to get to the bottom of his diagnosis. We will be sure to keep you update on Bakari's condition as we know more. In the meantime, thank you for your kind thoughts and if you would like to make a donation to help cover Bakari's medical bills - it is GREATLY appreciated. Thank you for all you do to support these amazing animals.
Cherry has her eyes on our wish list, which can be found here --> http://bit.ly/wishlistLTB and include items like: ✨ True Temper 1789000 Steel 25-Tine Lawn Rake with Aluminum Handle 18 Inch ✨ Gilmour Pro Commercial Hose 3/4 inch x 100 feet, Red (841001-1001) These are some items we really need and if you are able to, we would appreciate any of these at this time! We appreciate you all so much and your continued support and generosity!🦁🐯🐻❤️
Moka is on the lookout for Nola and ready for a fun day of swimming, playing. and romping around!🐯 💡 Did you know that a tiger's tail is about three feet long?! It not only helps them balance when making tight turns, but they also use it to communicate with one another. 😎 If their tail is loosely hanging, they are feeling relaxed. 😾 But, if they're moving their tails rapidly from side to side or holding it low with occasional intense twitches, it is a sign of aggression
Diego was dropped off at a Rancho Bernardo pet hospital and the people that dropped him off said they found the bobcat near a community pool. As sick as Diego was, he did not exhibit any behavior typical of a wild bobcat and appeared to be accustomed to human contact!🙀 When he arrived at the pet hospital, the cub already knew how to feed out of a bottle, would purr when held, and constantly sought human contact. After 2 days of treatment to stabilize Diego, LTB was contacted to provide a home for Diego, which was reversed a week later when the California Department of Fish and Wildlife decided to transfer him to a rehabilitation center in Northern California. The center tried to "deprogram" Diego, LTB was called again to provide a forever home for Diego!🐱❤️
This is what Sunday's are supposed to look like, right?🦁💤 As we head into a new month, what is something you would like to learn more about when it comes to the animals at LTB? Share with us below!👇🏼🦁🐯🐻
Meet Louie!🦁 Louie, short for Lufuno, is one of our rescued lions! He was rescued from a former private owner and former animal trainer. He is beyond majestic - learn more about him throughout the video!✨
Teddy is getting his daily dose of greens in 🥬🐻😂
#ThrowbackThursday to Maverick enjoying some enrichment. 🐯🎁🍗⁠ ⁠ What is enrichment? Enrichment is any activity or sensory addition that allow animals to demonstrate their species-like behavior! A strong enrichment program is super important for any sanctuary to ensure the well-being of the animals in their care. Lions Tigers & Bears offers a lot of different enrichment for our animals from scents and rotating habitats, to boomer balls, water features, and fun cardboard additions like the one in this video.
We are excited to announce that we are open for Exclusive Behind the Scenes visits!🦁🐯🐻 Now's your chance for a SUPER intimate way to see the animals at Lions Tigers & Bears and help ensure their daily care.❤️ We have developed guidelines for the safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers, and animals at the sanctuary. Book your exclusive behind the scenes visit here -> https://bit.ly/BTSltb We cannot wait to welcome you!✨
Quick water break for Conga!🐆💦 Leopards, and all other cats, lap up water. This means, they extend their tongues straight down with the tip of the tongue curled backwards, so that the top of the tongue touches the liquid first!👅 When the cat's tongue touches the liquid surface, some of the liquid sticks to it through liquid adhesion. BUT, the cat draws its tongue back up so quickly, that for a fraction of a second, gravity takes its course, which pulls the liquid back!💦
Liberty is struttin' into a new week with confidence and hopes you are too!🐻✨ Thank you to our veterans, active duty military, and all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.🇺🇸
Sunday Scaries brought to you by Conrad😬 Although Conrad is still rather shy and emerges mostly at night and early in the morning, he enjoys sleeping in his hammock, clawing at huge logs to keep his nails trim, playing with his rubber ball, and relaxing in his waterfall pool! Doesn't sound like a scary Sunday to us!
Meet Arusha! One of our female African lions. She was rescued in 2017, along with Zulu and Louie from a private owner. Learn more about Arusha throughout the video! Please remember that it's never a good idea to try and keep wild animals as pets. You can however sponsor Arusha, by heading to https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-animals/lions/arusha Choose from either a monthly gift or annual one! Your generous contribution will help Lions Tigers & Bears provide lifetime care for these beautiful animals!🦁♥️
Arusha is taking a little break from fun in the sun this Friday morning!🦁 Did you know the lionesses do a majority of the hunting? And they're actually faster than their male counterparts, which gives them the advantage when out hunting for food.🐾
We have some exciting news!✨⁣ Some wonderful friends of Lions Tigers & Bears have just provided a $30,000 Matching Gift Challenge to inspire other animal lovers, like you, to open your heart as much as you possibly can to help these majestic animals right now! That means any gift you send will be DOUBLED! We can't begin to tell you how critical these additional funds are right now.⁣ ⁣ Now more than ever, these animals could really use your help, especially those sold into the exotic animal trade industry or illegally kept as pets, like Junior and Miss Kitty, two servals native to Africa, who were facing an uncertain future because their owner could no longer care for them. Where would they go? Who could take them? Would they be euthanized?⁣ ⁣ Fortunately, thanks to loyal supporters, we were able to dispatch a rescue team to get them and bring them back to the safety of Lions Tigers & Bears.⁣ ⁣ Once here, our veterinary team was standing by to perform a thorough exam. Junior and Miss Kitty then underwent a period of quarantine, like all new arrivals to our sanctuary. Today, the pair is settling in nicely to their new life at Lions Tigers & Bears, where they have a cozy den, plenty of room to explore and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.⁣ ⁣ The funds from this generous $30,000 Matching Gift Challenge will help ensure we can continue to provide the life these rescued animals deserve, including spacious habitats, nutritious food, and the veterinary care they need to live happy and healthy lives.⁣ ⁣ Please, there's never been a greater need for your support—or a better time to make a gift. We really appreciate the continuous support and generous donations from you all!🦁🐯🐻❤️
It's a 'spaw' day for Maddie!🐻🐾💦 Who can pass up a nice relaxing soak in the pool to beat the heat?! Soaking is one of Maddie's favorite activities, besides romping around with her BFF Liberty, of course.
Black bears, like Sugar Bear, are the most familiar and most common bears in North America.🐻 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"🐻🍏 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!🐆 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!🐯💦 While most cats dislike water, tigers love taking baths! It helps keep them cool during hot days.☀️ 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!🦁
Meet Mia! One of our rescued bobcats!😺 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. 🚫 Mia is a perfect example of why exotics do not make good personal pets.🚫 #exot
Louie has his eyes on a new month and a new week!🦁✨ #mondaymotivation #seizetheday #newmonthnewgoals #monda
Fun in the sun with Meatball!🐻☀️ We've had record high heats at Lions Tigers & Bears!🥵🌡️🔥 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!🐻🍏 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!
There are a lot of new faces around here! Hello! We are Lions Tigers & Bears, a no breed, no kill, no contact animal sanctuary. You can learn more about us over at lionstigersandbears.org #animalsanctuary #animals #sandiego #bigcats #exoticanimals
We are wrapping up Tiger Week with Maverick and celebrating International Tiger Day!🐯 Learn more about ways to get involved with Lions Tigers & Bears over lionstigersandbears.orgbxM #animalsanctuary #nonprofit #tigerweek #animalwelfare #animallov
Nola is one of our rescued white tigers! She is always playful and ready to hang out with her bestie, Moka!🐯 ⁠ 😔 Reminder: please do not pay to pet, hold, or play with white tigers (or any tigers for that matter) in shows or displays! 🐾 #bigcats #tigerweek #an
Hank has one of the sweetest faces! ⁠😍🐯 We are a no kill, no breed, no contact facility. Hank is a survivor of a circle of exploitation. Please remember: do not pay to pet, hold, or play with white tigers (or any tigers for that matter) in shows or displays!
A favorite of many - Moka! 🐯 Most days you can find Moka playing, wrestling, swimming and romping around with Nola!🧡⁠ The Big Cat Public Safety Act has been proposed and you can take action by healionstigersandbears.org/advocacy-and-l…SF4LeVsY #bigcatact #bigcats #animals
#TigerWeek is well underway and we are excited to be sharing more about these beautiful animals! Have you entered our giveaway yet? If not, head to bit.ly/tigerweekgivea… to enter!🐯🌴☀️ #giveaway #bigcats #sandiego #anima
🎙️ Founder, Bobbi Brink, was interviewed by Coe Lewis for IQ Podcasts in her Heroes Edition episode!✨ Listen to what is happening in the world of wildlife smuggling and the escalating trade of exotic pets and how YOU can help stop iiqpodcasts.com/podcast/episod…
Today we are featuring Crystal, one of our rescued white tigers!🐯🧡 You can sponsor Crystal ovlionstigersandbears.org/sponsor0XoK1J #TigerWeek #bigcats #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #lovea
Tabu was conceived in Texas and born here at Lions Tigers & Bears in 2002, shortly after their parents, Raja and Natasha were rescued! Today Tabu is more elusive, a natural trait for tigers, who are primarily solitary creatures in the wild.🐯⁠ #tigerweek #bigcatsanctuary #b
Nola is one of our rescued white tigers! She is always playful and ready to hang out with her bestie, Moka!🐯 💡 #TigerWeek Fact: Did you know that all white tigers are cross-eyed? #tigerweek #lionstigersandbears #nonprofitsan
You've heard of shark week🦈,, but at Lions Tigers & Bears, we do things a bit differently! We have Tiger Week!🐯 And we're kicking it off with a giveaway! Win the ultimate tiger lovers getaway! Enter here -bit.ly/tigerweekgivea…fPiNtl #tigerweek #giveaway #tigers #b
What do you think Meatball has spotted? Could it be the tigers getting ready for our very first 🐯Tiger Week🐯?! That's right! A week of tiger facts, features of the rescued tigers here at Lions Tigers & Bears, awareness, and prizes! Any guesses which tiger is kicking it
Make your next meeting, conference call or virtual hang-out one you'll never forget by inviting one of our big cats or bears! All proceeds benefit the rescued animals! Learn more and book your virtual meet n' greet by heading to bit.ly/wildmeetngreet… !🖥️😍 #virtual
It's stick your tongue out day and silly Conga definitely has the hang of it!⁠ You can sponsor Conga or any of our other 64 beautiful rescued animals at Lions Tigers & Bears! Head tlionstigersandbears.org/sponsor1J to learn more!🦁🐯🐻 #savebigcats #sponsoranimal #nonprofito
Cherry is having best of both worlds - a swim while eating. Now that's a happy bear!🐻🍉 #grizzlybears #bearrescue #sandiego #animalsanctuary #nonprofitorgani
Up close and personal with Shadow. If you look closely, you can see Shadow's spots. Since black leopards have darker fur, it makes the spots a bit difficult to see. So, they are not solid black big cats, they have the same pattern of spots as any other leopard!🐆 #bigc
We're about as ready as Blossom is for Monday!🐻 As we are having much warmer weather, we would also love to remind everyone that it is so important for everyone to help keep wildlife wild. If you live in areas that share habitat with wildlife, be aware of your actions. #mond
Caption this pic! What do you think is on Melanie's mind?😾👀 #sundayfunday #sundaze #mountainlions #
Here's looking at a fun-filled weekend!😍🦁 #bigcatact #lions #bigcat #animalsanctuary #non
It's Teddy Bears' Picnic Day! Baloo is ready and is bringing the corn!🌽 Unless he eats it all before he gets there!🐻😂 The Himalyan Black Bear is also called the moon bear due to its distinct yellow/cream colored or white chest patch, which is often shaped as a cres
Denali has spotted visitors! That's right! Last week we opened up Lions Tigers & Bears for visits again! 🦁🐯🐻 Servals are small, slender cats with small heads, a lean body, long legs, and short tails. They not only have lines, but also spots! #animalsanctuary #s
You can donate to us through our Amazon wish list of items we are in need of! Find our full wish list over at bit.ly/wishlistLTB We really appreciate all of your support and the different ways the community comes together to help us out!🦁🐯🐻❤️ #donatio
Could Louie be anymore majestic?😍🦁 You can sponsor one of our rescued animals at LTB🦁🐯🐻⁠⠀⁣ Your support provides for food, shelter, and veterinary care in a safe and secure environment for the rest of thlionstigersandbears.org/sponsoro https://t.co/dbJS0X
Teddy is all smiles this Monday!😆🐻⁠ ⁠ #mondaymood #bears #nonprofitorganization #sandiego #anima
Anyone else's Sunday look like this? 🦁💤😂 Did you know male lions spend anywhere from 18-20 hours a day catching a snooze and female lions get about 15-18 hours of shuteye. Did we just find out spirit animal? 🙈 #lions #animalsanctuary #lazysundays #sundaymo
Happy Fourth of July and Happy Birthday Liberty!❤️🐻🎆⁠ ⁠Can you guess how Liberty got her name? #blackbears #sandiego #animalsanctuary
Miss Kitty is excited for Friday! What are your plans for the weekend?😻 #serval #animalsanctuary #sandi
We are now open for visits! Head to lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us to learn more and to book your visit today. We can't wait to see you!☀️ #animalsanctuary #thingstodosandiego #sandiego #big
Bakari is feeling better! Last month, we noticed he was limping and had a swollen paw. We had our vet check it out immediately and after pain meds, he is feeling a lot better! Vet bills add up here, your support on any level makes a huge difference --> bit.ly/LTBvetfund
Sugar Bear is ready to march into July!🐻☀️ Did you catch our fun announcement yesterday? We are kicking off summer at Lions Tigers & Bears with a giveaway! You can win a virtual meet n' greet and an exclusive prize pack! Head to to en
Shadow has spotted our giveaway! We are excited to start the week off with an animal lovers giveaway! Win a virtual meet n' greet & a prize pack!🦁🐯🐻rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e…XChG4sBbD? to enter - you can also get more entries by following the different steps!
Sunday snuggles with Teddy and Baloo!🐻❤️ We have something exciting launching tomorrow! Stay tuned!👀🤫🎉 #sundays #bears #animalsanctuary #animalsoftwitt
Saturdays for the animals consist of eat, sleep, play, and repeat! 🦁🥩🎉💤 Never miss a beat with what's happening at Lions Tigers & Bears! Sign up for our newslettbit.ly/LTB-sign-upo/4Mesjoxi47 💌 #bigcatrescue #saturdayvibes #bigcats
Crystal is enjoying her Friday in her pool and listening to the lions!🐯💦 Donate by texting LTBgive to 41444 or headibit.ly/LTBmatchpAgAIk We appreciate all of your support and are so grateful for the continued effort to help the beautiful animals!❤️ #
Investigate Jeff Lowe and the G.W. Zoo lic #73-C-0230 for public safety and animal welfare violations. No animal should have to suffer like this under the Animal Welfare Act. @GovStitt @AGMikeHunter @USDS @OKWildlifeDept @OklahomaAg @USWildlife #bigcatact #savebigcats
We've missed you!🧡 We are now open for visits! Whether you're looking to be a Member for a Day, Feed with a Keeper, resume Member Visits or Exclusive Behind the Scenes, we can't wait to welcome you to LTB! Ready to book or looking to learn more? Head lionstigersandbears.org/visit-us
Don't sleep on grabbing your limited edition t-shirt! Available over at float.org/ltb! We have collaborated with FLOAT.org to create a Maverick the tiger t-shirt! $8 from every shirt purchased will go directly to the rescued animals of LTB!🦁
Looking for the perfect midday break or an out-of-the-box idea for a gift? Visit the animals through our NEW WILD Virtual Meet n' Greet! Learn more and book your virtual meet n's greet over at bit.ly/wildmeetngreet… #wednesdayvibes #animalsanctuary #animalrescue #wednesday
Founder, Bobbi Brink, captured some alone time with Conga after Lions Tigers & Bears closed down for the day!🐆⛅ #leopards #animalsoftwitter #animalrescue #bigcatrescue #bigcatact #animalsanc
📢 It's here! We've partnered wiFLOAT.orgj70 and they've created this amazing limited edition Maverick the tiger t-shirt design!🐯 $8 from every shirt purchased will go directly to the rescued animals of LTB!🦁🐯🐻 Grab yoursfloat.org/ltbt.
Happy Father's Day from Lions Tigers & Bears!🦁🐯🐻❤️ Hank is a survivor of inbred exploitation. Please remember: do not pay to pet, hold, or play with white tigers (or any tigers for that matter)! You can learn more by visiting an accredited sanctuary like Lions Tigers
☀️ Summer Solstice ☀️ How are you spending the longest day of the year? Blossom is spending the first day of summer frolicking in the sun with her five black bear friends!🐻 #summersolstice #firstdayofsummer #animalsanctuary #blackbears #nonprofito
Crystal's favorite way to beat the heat!☀️💦 Unlike most members of the cat family, tigers love water and enjoy cool off in their pools!🐯🌊 What plans do you have for the weekend?✨ #fridayvibes #nonprofit #bigcata
Never miss a beat and stay up to date with what's happening at Lions Tigers & Bears by signing up for our newsletter! Head to bit.ly/LTB-sign-up #animalsanctuary #sandiego #lionstigersandbears #nonprofitorganization
Teddy is celebrating National Eat Your Veggies day, the best way he knows how - a picnic!🥬🥕🌽 *wait for wish li
Mr. Bird is showing off his beautiful feathers🦚 Did you know that the large colorful "tail" which they have become known for, is actually called a "train"? #animalsanctury #sandiego
Anyone else's Sunday look like Crystal's?😂🐯 Tigers can reach a length of up to 11 feet and weigh as much as 660 pounds!🙀 #bigcatact #tigers #savebigcats #sun
Meet Louie - Our majestic white lion!🦁 Louie is a nickname for Lufano, which means "good to love" in Swahili. With his kind and sweet nature, Louie certainly lives up to his name. Learn more about Louie throughout the video!✨ #savebigcats #lionking #lions #bigcats #catl
Mia is taking it easy as we head into the weekend☺️ Frequent tail "bobbing" is a unique characteristic of the species and is where Mia and others like her get their name..."bob"cat!😺 #bigcatact #bobcats #catsoftwitter #nonprofit #frid
Father's Day is around the corner! Celebrate Dad with one of these roarin' gift ideas!🦁🐯🐻 🐾Virtual Meet n' Greet🐾 🐾Sponsor An Animal in Honor of Dad🐾 🐾Exclusive Belionstigersandbears.orgsit https://t.co/poTUWULbxM or email inquiries@lionstigers
Melanie and Punkin have spotted our Amazon wish list! bit.ly/wishlistLTB We really appreciate all of your support and the different ways the community comes together to help us out! You can even have your donations sent directly to Lions Tigers & Bears!🦁🐯🐻❤
Happy Best Friends Day from the best of friends, Moka & Nola!🐯❤️ They absolutely love playing, wrestling, swimming and romping together in their spacious habitats.✨ #bestfriendsday #tigerking #bigcatact #savebigcats #mondaymood #be
Founder, Bobbi Brink, is up close and personal with Conga!🐆 Anyone else hear her purr? ✨ 💡 Did you know that the spots on leopards are called rosettes because their shape is similar to that of a rose?🌹 #nonprofit #savebigcats
Today we introduce to you, Zulu - one of our African female lions. Looking to sponsor Zulu and provide lifetime care? Head to lionstigersandbears.org/our-animals/li… and click on the 'Sponsor Me' button! We are so grateful for your continuous support for all of the beautiful animals!
#ThrowbackThursday to these cute cubs! Can you guess who this trio is? Is it Bakari, Jillian, and Suri OR is it Louie, Arusha, and Zulu? We'll be sharing the answer tonight at 6pm! #bigcats #bigcatrescue #animalrescue #lionstigersandbears #lioncubs #animalphotos
Cherry has her eyes on our wish list, which can be found here --> bit.ly/wishlistLTB! If you are able to, we would appreciate any of these at this time! We appreciate you all so much and your continued support and generosity!🦁🐯🐻❤️ #nonprofitorganizati
Moka is on the lookout for Nola and ready for a fun day of swimming, playing. and romping around!🐯 💡Did you know that a tiger's tail is about three feet long?! It not only helps them balance when making tight turns, but they also use it to communicate with one another. #
Diego's Wednesday looks a lot like -> eat, sleep, play, repeat!🐱 #bobcats #liontigersandbears #animalrescue #bigcat
This is what Sunday's are supposed to look like, right?🦁💤 As we head into a new month, what is something you would like to learn more about when it comes to the animals at LTB? #nonprofit #bigcatrescue #lionstigersandbears #bigcats #rescuedanimals #s
Meet Louie!🦁 Louie, short for Lufuno, is one of our rescued lions! He was rescued from a former private owner and former animal trainer. He is beyond majestic - learn more about him throughout the video!✨ #lionstigersandbears #animalsanctuary #bigc
Teddy is getting his daily dose of greens in
#ThrowbackThursday to Maverick enjoying some enrichment. 🐯🎁🍗 What is enrichment? Enrichment is any activity or sensory addition that allow animals to demonstrate their species-like behavior! #tigers #tigerking #animalsanctuary #res
We have developed guidelines for the safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers, and animals at the sanctuary. Book your exclusive behind the scenes visit here -> bit.ly/BTSltb We cannot wait to welcome you!✨ #animalsanctuary #behindthescen
We are excited to announce that we are open for Exclusive Behind the Scenes visits!🦁🐯🐻Now's your chance for a SUPER intimate way to see the animals at LTB and help ensure their daily care.❤️ Book your exclusive behind the scenes visitbit.ly/BTSltb
Quick water break for Conga!🐆💦 Leopards, and all other cats, lap up water. This means, they extend their tongues straight down with the tip of the tongue curled backwards, so that the top of the tongue touches the liquid first!👅 #bigcats #leopards #liongstiger
Liberty is struttin' into a new week with confidence and hopes you are too!🐻✨ Any guesses how Liberty got her name? Share your guesses below and we'll reveal the answer tonight! #california #blackbears #nonprofit #savethebears #san
Sunday Scaries brought to you by Conrad😬 Although Conrad is still shy and emerges mostly at night or early morning, he enjoys sleeping in his hammock, clawing at huge logs, playing with his rubber ball, and relaxing in his waterfall pool! Doesn't sound like a scary Sunday to
Meet Arusha! One of our female African lions. She was rescued in 2017, along with Zulu and Louie from a private owner. Learn more about Arusha throughout the video! You can sponsor Arusha, by heading to lionstigersandbears.org/our-animals/li… 🦁♥️ #bigcats #bigcatrescue #anima
Arusha is taking a little break from fun in the sun this morning!🦁 Did you know the lionesses do majority of the hunting? And they're actually faster than lions, which gives them the advantage when out hunting for food.🐾 #animalsanctuary #lions #nonprofitorganization #b
It's a 'spaw' day for Maddie!🐻🐾💦 Who can pass up a nice relaxing soak in the pool to beat the heat?! Soaking is one of Maddie's favorite activities, besides romping around with her BFF Liberty, of course. #bearrescue #animalsanctuary #blackbears #c
Happy Wednesday from one of our rescued mountain lions, Melanie!🐱✨ #wednesdays #nonprofit #mountainlion #bigcatr
Hey there, Delilah, what's it like in San Diego County?☀️🌻🐻 Delilah lived with Blossom at the Little River Zoo in Norman, Oklahoma. Unfortunately their diet was neglected and they were ill-nourished. They are both safe, happy, and healthy at Lions Tigers & Bears now!
Denali has his eyes on breakfast🍗 💡Serval's have big ears which allow them to locate small mammals! Whether their prey is moving underground or through the grass, their sensitive hearing is enables them to hunt its prey sometimes without even seeing it until their final p
"Should I stay or should I go?"🐯💦 Nola is enjoying a lazy Sunday where she'll swim, sleep, eat, and repeat. Anyone else? #whitetiger #sundaymood #lazysundays #animalsan
#SponsorSaturday Meet Meatball - one of our rescued black bears! Learn more about his rescue and hints as to where his name came from in the video! Also, to sponsor Meatball, head to the link below! lionstigersandbears.org/sponsor #rescueanimals #nonprofit #donatetoday
Did you know there are more tigers in captivity in the US than there are in the wild around the entire world?! Learn more about the Big Cat Public Safety Act and how to end the exploitation of them over at lionstigersandbears.org/advocacy-and-l… #savebigcats #bigcatact #endangeredspeciesday
RJ looks like he's on the hunt for something! What could it be? The primary diet of a bobcat is rabbit, but they also eat rodents, beaver, birds, bats, and deer. They are also scavengers! #bobcats #rescuecats #bigcatrescue #bobcat
Punkin has spotted our Wednesday wish list! One way to support sanctuaries, like ours, is through items on our Amazon wish list! You can find ours at bit.ly/wishlistLTB and it can be directly sent to us! We really appreciate your support!🦁🐯🐻❤️ #nonprof
Baloo is one of our rescued Himalayan Black Bears.🐻🖤 While they are naturally diurnal, meaning they are active during the day time with periods of rest during the night, there are also many that are nocturnal to avoid human contact. #blackbears #california #nonpro
Monday Mood💤🦁⁠ ⁠ What are some things you'd like to learn about the animals here at Lions Tigers & Bears? Whether it's about their meals, habitats, where they came from, or their favorite treats - share your questions below! #bigcats #animalsanctuary #
Happy Mother's Day from Lions Tigers & Bears!🦁🐯🐻❤️ Please remember: do not pay to pet, hold, or play with tigers in shows or displays! You can learn more about white tigers and the exploitation they face, by visiting an accredited sanctuary like Lions Tigers
Today we would have had our largest fundraiser event, Wild in the Country!🎉 We couldn't help but take a walk down memory lane with you all and share some photos of the previous years! We cannot wait to gather with you all again soon!🦁🐯🐻 #fundraiser #nonprofit #
Shadow is heading into a weekend of fun in the sun!☀️ ⁠ ⁠ Does yours look similar to Shadow's? Share with us below what you're up to this weekend! 🌴🌈☀️ #leopard #animal
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It looks like Clarence has spotted new items in our shop!👀🙀🌟Look for a fun way to support us? Head to our shop to grab something for yourself, friends, or family members! All proceeds go directly to helping the animalslionstigersandbears.org/shops.co/QzgXr8GzEz #nonprof