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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Rescuing Exotic Cats Nationwide

TCWR’s goal is to provide a lifetime refuge for all rescued animals with the care, safety, and well being of the animals being the number one priority. All animals are treated with the dignity and compassion they deserve. TCWR has developed a reputation for this compassionate care across the country with law enforcement, universities, and others sharing a commitment to the Big Cats and other animals. This reputation has, unfortunately, made a waiting list a necessity.

Of the many refuges in the United States, TCWR is one of the largest facilities of its kind open to the public anywhere in the world. Big Cats have been rescued from many states across the country including Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, New York, Kansas, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Montana, and Tennessee and are provided a home in a caring and nurturing environment.



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Celebrating Earth Day With TCWR April 13, 2018 Come join the TCWR staff and animals this Sunday, April 22 as…

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Upcoming Events

Jun
15
12 pm - 12 pm
It doesn't get any better than big cats and blues! Join the Refuge as they host award winning blues artists and other acts from around the world. Enjoy service/merchandise and food/drink vendors, and great music during this family-friendly, multi-day fundraiser. Pricing and Tickets will be available closer to the event date. Learn More

Featured Lodging

Bam Bam's Bungalow

A seasonal glamping tent offers the best of both world during your visit to the refuge. Enjoy this family-friendly lodging option…

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Roman looks different than your average tiger and not just because of the creamy color of his coat. ...

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We'll be offering a variety of programs about protecting the environment this Sunday, April 22, duri...

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Between feeding, habitat cleaning, medical care, and maintenance, our animal care staff covers a lot...

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