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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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Blackfire Recovering Comfortably November 7, 2018 Blackfire is on the road to recovery after receiving life-saving emergency surgery at Kansas State…

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We have shorter hours on Thanksgiving. We will only be open from 8a-2pm. Tours will still go out every hour on the hour from 10a-12p. 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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Enrichment: The aftermath. Joey, Aurora, Lakota, and Khaleesi (not pictured) enjoy hunting down and ...

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These photos were taken in warmer weather. The high today, on the other hand, is only 35 degrees. No...

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Two weeks until GivingTuesday! We’re inviting you to join the TCWR team Tuesday, November 27, ...

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Oh, Selbit, how far youve come! This handsome leopard was extremely aggressive and fearful during ou...

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“The lion sleeps tonight.” 🎶 Catch up on your Zzz’s, enjoy the fall leaves, a...

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We cant get enough of this photo of Poncho! Hes still doing well after being separated from his brot...

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Our friends at Have a Heart Pet Shelter are having a benefit supper and auction this coming Saturday...

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Time to go inside! We’re closing at 3 PM today due to weather conditions. Everyone stay safe an...

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Todays #MeetMeMonday is such an interesting girl; we feel like we could have a long conversation abo...

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