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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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Upcoming Events

Jul
15
8 am - 6 pm
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

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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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You can contact Have A Heart Pet Shelter at 870-449-7387 or Info@haveaheartpetshelter.org.

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#MondayPunday Comment with your best big cat pun! Daniel says, Whoever says naps dont solve problem...

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Join us and our friends at Big Sugar Golf Club August 3 for a charity golf tournament! You can learn...

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Sunday Funday! Rocklyn and Peyton are feeling frisky! You would never know that these girls and thei...

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Wanoka thinks its a good day to relax! It always makes us happy to see our animal residents laying o...

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#AAZKKeepersWeek #MeetTheTeam Our Education Department was officially opened in January. Hannah and ...

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Spyke, our resident black cat, would like to say, Thank you to everyone who turned Friday the 13th i...

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Spyke says, Do I have something on my face? Thank you to everyone who is participating in our onli...

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