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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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Growing and Getting Stronger July 20, 2018 Turpentine Creek’s newest residents are making strides towards recovery. The two young male…

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Upcoming Events

7 pm - 9 pm
Don't be a scaredy cat during this family-friendly nighttime fundraiser. Join the Refuge as they turn their property into an open-air haunted house, brooding with lions, tigers...and the occasional princess. Costume contests, games, giveaways, hayrides, and nocturnal animals await you for the only time of year the Refuge is open during the dark of night! Entry fees are normal pricing of $20 for adults, $15 for teens (13-19), $10 for children (4-12)/Seniors (65+)/Military, and children under 3 are free. If you visit the refuge earlier in the day your pass from then will still be valid for the night event. 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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#NationalZookeeperWeek #MeetTheTeam: Our animal care team consists of 16 interns and 7 staff members...

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Keepers Week Day 7: On the final day of Keepers Week we celebrate the hard work and dedication of ou...

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Happy #Caturday! Can you caption this photo of Fergy?

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Keepers Week day 6: Ice cream party and water fight sponsored by one of our amazing supporters Heath...

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#FunFactFriday “Coatimundi” may be a difficult name to say, but our resident Flip is a uni...

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Keeper Week Day 5: CiCis Pizza in Fayetteville, AR donated pizza for an after work pizza party. Than...

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Lakota is always in stalker mode. He loves to creep up on his habitat mates, TCWR team members, and ...

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