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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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Creating a Better World One Vacation at a Time August 20, 2018 Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is hard at work…

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Upcoming Events

Sep
06
6 pm - 9 pm
Join us for our first annual Sipping for Sanctuary, a wine-tasting fundraiser that will be held at Sassafras Springs Vineyard and Winery in Springdale, AR. Support the refuge and help introduce potential supporters to our organization.

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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Yes, Purr Catfe NWA, we are crying. 😭☺️ Sweet Mystic was the first cat we promoted...

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To sponsor: Please call 479-253-5841 between the hours of 8 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday, and ask t...

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Bam Bam has his Monday face on! Can you caption this photo of our goofy grizzly?

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Too bad white tigers can’t fly- the clouds would provide purrfect camouflage. Actually, tonigh...

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Our adults-only Safari Lodges offer an exquisite view of the Ozarks landscape, which is especially b...

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As a hands-off facility, no one has contact with our animal residents, but signing up for our docent...

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Weather permitting, todays schedule of education activities (in addition to our regular tours) will ...

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New State Park to Strengthen Tiger Protection in Malaysia - Rainforest Trust

Malaysia’s Terrenganu state government announced today that it has designated 25,664-acres of l...

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or call 479-253-5841, Monday-Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM.

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Today is National Honey Bee Day! At the Refuge, we have a variety of flowers that support the honeyb...

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Tsavo says, Run to reserve your spot for TCWRs Sipping For Sanctuary wine-tasting fundraiser! This...

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In addition to our normal tours, we will be doing additional education programs at the Refuge today,...

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