Turpentine Creek opening new habitat for big cats
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The new natural enclosure is in honor of TCWR friends, Brandi and Ryan, who donated the entire cost of the new habitat. It will also honor Hilda P. Jackson, original founder of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, who passed away in February 2011.
Two Bengal tigers, Ziggy and Tigger G., and African lion Brody will share the habitat on alternate days. For the big release day, Ziggy and Tigger G. will step onto the grass for the first time in their lives. The next day, Brody will have his turn to enjoy grass under his feet. Everyone is invited to come and watch this exciting event for the animals and staff of the refuge.
The refuge opens at 9 a.m., and all-day admission includes attendance at the grand opening event. Prices are $15 for adults and $10 for children 4-12, veterans, and senior citizens, 65 and older (children three and under are admitted free).
For additional information, call (479) 253-5841.