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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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Turpentine Creek’s “No Plastic Bag” Initiative January 17, 2019 Turpentine Creek has taken the pledge to reduce our plastic waste.…

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9 am - 6 pm
Summer hours begin we will be open from 9am until 6pm with tours running from 10am until 4pm daily.

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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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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Rescues Six Tigers From Emergency Situation

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Rehome Update: Surprise! We managed to get photos of Robbie, Floyd, and Tigger while we were still o...

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Timeline Photos

REHOME UPDATE: Earlier today, TCWR team members arrived at an Oklahoman property to load 6 tigers fo...

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