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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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Team Work #IAmAKeeper July 16, 2018 July 15-21 is the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) National Zoo Keeper Week.…

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A week set aside by the AAZK to celebrate the hard work and dedication involved with being an animal keeper. As a member of the AAZK, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge plans to spend the week honoring our team for everything they do to help care for the animals that call Turpentine Creek home. 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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#NationalZookeeperWeek #MeetTheTeam Our maintenance department keeps everything up and running at th...

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HEAT ADVISORY: We are under a heat advisory today! If you plan to visit the Refuge please be aware t...

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National Zookeeper Week Day 4: Dunkin' Donuts in Bentonville provided breakfast for our entire staff...

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#AAZKKeepersWeek #MeetTheTeam Ike Wever is our Events and Promotions coordinator. His job focuses on...

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Our golf tournament at Big Sugar Golf Club in Pea Ridge will be Friday, August 3 from 8 AM - 1 PM. T...

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Today, we would not only like to recognize them for their teamwork as part of Keeper week, but also ...

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Due to severe storms moving into the area, our 4 PM tour has been canceled. We suggest taking a leaf...

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National Zookeeper Week Day 3: After a couple hundred trips to Harts Family Center in Eureka Springs...

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