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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, 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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Safely Moving Dangerous Animals September 13, 2017 With fires on the west coast, flooding in Texas and Florida, and earthquakes…

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Upcoming Events

Join Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge as we work hard to keep our community and state beautiful. We are partnering with Great Arkansas Cleanup for the fall statewide litter pickup campaign promoted by Keep Arkansas Beautiful. We will be cleaning the Historic Basin Spring Park in downtown Eureka Springs. We will be providing the cleanup supplies, all you have to do is show up and be ready to work. RSVP to tigers@Learn More Check Tupentine Creek Facebook Event for more details Parking at Equity Bank

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Okavango Safari Lodge

The Okavango is designed in a blue and metal combination that gives you a cool modern feeling...…

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Lakota loves his enrichment. The TCWR Team loves to create fun enrichment for all our animals. Every...

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Chloe is looking forward to today! Join us at 10am for a live video. We will be going live every Tue...

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Mama asks "Do you have a family membership yet?" A family membership means you and your cubs can com...

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We still have a few lodging Openings for Bikes, Blues, and BBQ this weekend! We have two rooms and 6...

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Enrichment helps to keep our cats entertained and stimulates their senses. Chloe loves the enrichmen...

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Pharoah is enjoying a sleepy Monday morning. We hope you get the chance to come visit the refuge soo...

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Spyke enjoys "people watching". Most days you can find him perched high on his bench or on one of th...

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The Cub Club | Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Is your little cub a budding animal advocate? Do they love big cats? Your cute cub can be one of the...

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We are getting closer to giving our new bears the "Bear Necessities" that they need. You can help us...

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Don't receive a copy of the Big Cat Chronicles, Turpentine Creek's Quarterly Newsletter in the mail?...

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We're running into #Caturday Happy Saturday everyone! We hope you are stopping in to visit this week...

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Big cats have taken over the news lately. With an escaped Tiger in Georgia and big cats in a barn in...

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