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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.

Recent News

Jasmine October 17, 2018 Today, we welcomed our newest resident, Jasmine, an 8-year-old tigress, that came to us from a…

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Upcoming Events

7 pm - 9 pm
Don't be a scaredy cat during this family-friendly nighttime fundraiser. Join the Refuge as they turn their property into an open-air haunted house, brooding with lions, tigers...and the occasional princess. Costume contests, games, giveaways, hayrides, and nocturnal animals await you for the only time of year the Refuge is open during the dark of night! Entry fees are normal pricing of $20 for adults, $15 for teens (13-19), $10 for children (4-12)/Seniors (65+)/Military, and children under 3 are free. If you visit the refuge earlier in the day your pass from then will still be valid for the night event. 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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Tune in this upcoming "Caturday" for a video of the brothers hamming it up in the Jackson Memorial V...

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This photo was taken in the warmer summer months before pools got pulled. Can you guess which two ti...

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Jasmine Update: Jasmine has been napping in her night house area all day. She has not shown any inte...

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Turpentine Creek staff members and Jasmine made it back to the sanctuary in Eureka Springs, AR. Than...

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Stay tuned for video footage of Sammy and Enzo since their surgery!

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Fun idea: Come during normal Refuge hours for a tour then take another after-dark to see the differe...

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#WelcomeHomeJasmine #BringingJasmineHome #GiveRefuge

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Pictured on the right is a 3M Bair Hugger 750 Warming Unit plus a 10-pack of warming blankets, which...

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