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Welcoming our newest resident


October 17, 2018

Today, we welcomed our newest resident, Jasmine, an 8-year-old tigress, that came to us from a zoo in Kansas. Jasmine was housed with her sister but the two were fighting. Since the facility didn’t have room to separate the two tigers they began searching for a new home for Jasmine. They had decided to rehome Jasmine instead of her sister because Jasmine is not a fan of large crowds and children.

Scott and Tanya Smith left Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge on Sunday evening to make the 900-mile round trip to pick up Jasmine early this week. They returned late Tuesday evening with Jasmine. We released her into her new habitat at Rescue Ridge first thing on Wednesday.

Jasmine will remain at Rescue Ridge due to her fear of crowds and children. It is our goal to make sure that our animals are comfortable in their new homes. We are excited to see how Jasmine adapts her new home here at the Refuge. She is available for adoptions currently and still needs one sponsor. 

We are glad that we could offer Jasmine a forever home with us. Stay tuned as we learn more about Jasmine’s personality and for updates on how she is settling in. You can see Jasmine when you take one of our exclusive behind the scenes tours. 

Jasmine sleeping in her night house shortly after unloading. She has access to her yard and soon will have access to her new habitat. A short quarantine period is need for observation.


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