Large Cats

A New Chapter for Our Tigers: Saying Goodbye and Looking Forward
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A New Chapter for Our Tigers: Saying Goodbye and Looking Forward

October 19, 2023: Twenty eight years ago, we embarked on a life-changing journey here at Big Cat Rescue. Our very first tiger, named Shere Khan, arrived, marking the beginning of a powerful mission to rescue and provide sanctuary for tigers who had been exploited, neglected, or abused. Up until then our residents were mostly bobcats…

Max
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Max

Male tiger Born 2010Rescue from the circus by ADI June 2018Arrived at Big Cat Rescue November 25, 2019 Relocated to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Sept. 28, 2023 Max the tiger was rescued from the circus in Guatemala. We don’t know his exact birth date but believe he was born in 2010.  We first heard about…

Kimba
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Kimba

Male tiger Born 2017 Rescue from the circus by ADI June 2018Arrived at Big Cat Rescue November 25, 2019 Relocated to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Sept. 28, 2023 Kimba is a male tiger who was rescued from the circus in Guatemala along with two other tigers, Max and Simba. Kimba is the youngest, born sometime…

Simba
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Simba

Male tiger Born 2010Rescue from the circus by ADI June 2018Arrived at Big Cat Rescue November 25, 2019 Relocated to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Sept. 28, 2023 Simba the tiger was rescued from the circus in Guatemala. We believe he was born in 2010. He came to us with two other male tigers, Max and…

Jasmine
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Jasmine

Female tigress DOB Unknown Arrived August 2015 Moved to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge October 21, 2023 Announcement Day Finally Arrived 5/1/2019 We are excited to introduce our four newest permanent residents to you! Jasmine Tigress, Sapphire the White Tigress, Dutchess Tigress, and Jinx the Black Leopard have officially been signed over to Big Cat Rescue following a…

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Dutchess

Female Tigress DOB Unknown Arrived August 2015 Moved to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge October 21, 2023 Dutchess Tiger enjoys stalking the golf carts as they ride by her enclosure. She LOVES Apple Pie Spice, Pumpkin Pie spice, and cicles! She is a favorite for Private tour guests because she loves to position “purr-fectly” for photos…