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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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Feline Fun at Turpentine Creek March 12, 2018 Planning your pre-summer vacation can be stressful, but including TCWR in your…

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9 am - 6 pm
Join us for a day filled with fun, family, and felines! Bring a kite and enjoy a day at the refuge. It is FREE to fly a kite but normal entry rates apply if you wish to visit the animals.

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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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