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Good-bye dear Natasha, our precious girl

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November 25, 2015 –  It is with immense sadness that we must relay the news that our beloved matriarch tiger, Natasha, has passed away. She was 19 years old. Natasha was the epitome of the old saying “that’s one tough cookie”, as she had more than her fair share of struggles over the course of her life, but always came out on top. Natasha and her late mate, Raja, were the founding tigers of Lions Tigers & Bears over thirteen years ago. The pair were rescued from Texas where they were being kept in a 6′ x 12′ chain link cage with concrete floors, and no shade or shelter to protect them from the harsh Texas elements. After learning of Natasha and Raja’s situation, Bobbi Read More

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The state of Ohio: An update on the impact of SB 310 – the Ohio Dangerous Wild Animals Act

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Recently, the story of lions, tigers and bears being kept in backyards in Ohio made headlines. Some of the owners kept the animals in what animal welfare experts described as prison-like conditions for nearly a decade. Some of these animals were confiscated, some were relinquished to the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA). And, with some, we were able to work closely with  the animals owners, to help get the animals grandfathered in. This scenario has been all too common in Ohio over the last several months. All as a result of legislation – SB 310, the Ohio Dangerous Wild Animals Act – a bill enacted in 2013 to regulate private ownership of exotic animals within the state. Ohio, a state notorious for residents who keep exotic animals like lions, Read More

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Vote to name the New Cub!

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The poll is now closed. Thank you for voting. Stay tuned for the winning name. Help make a difference in this young cub’s life by making a donation in his honor today!  Save the Date!  Saturday, October 24th, we are hosting an Open House from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for members and guests to meet the new cub at the sanctuary. Click here for more info! Backstory: In early September, Lions Tigers & Bears (LTB) was called on by the California Department of Fish &Wildlife to provide refuge to a 3 month old tiger cub that was anonymously turned in to the Ramona Humane Society in San Jacinto on September 3rd. As an accredited big cat and exotic animal rescue sanctuary, the Department deemed Read More

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We Say Good-Bye to Phevos the Tiger

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It is with great sadness that we must report the news that Phevos, the 17 year old male tiger rescued from Greece, has passed away. Phevos’ health had been on a slow decline over the last two months. He had progressively shown signs of pain and became increasingly withdrawn from his normal interests and activities. His appetite had steadily decreased, making our abilities to provide pain medication difficult, since medication was administered through his daily diet. Before his state deteriorated further, the decision was made with a heavy heart and much contemplation, to humanely euthanize our dear friend, Phevos. Phevos was truly a tiger that defied all odds thrown his way. Born in captivity, and used in an Italian touring circus group, Phevos was seized Read More

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Tiger Cub Needs Your Help, And a Name!

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The poll is now closed. Thank you for voting. Stay tuned for the winning name. Help make a difference in this young cub’s life by making a donation in his honor today!  Save the Date!  Saturday, October 24th, we are hosting an Open House from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for members and guests to meet the new cub at the sanctuary. Click here for more info! Backstory: In early September, Lions Tigers & Bears (LTB) was called on by the California Department of Fish &Wildlife to provide refuge to a 3 month old tiger cub that was anonymously turned in to the Ramona Humane Society in San Jacinto on September 3rd. As an accredited big cat and exotic animal rescue sanctuary, the Department deemed Read More

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Official Statement on arrival of 3 month old tiger cub to Lions Tigers & Bears

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Official Statement on arrival of 3 month old tiger cub to Lions Tigers & Bears: Alpine, Calif. (September 7, 2015) Lions Tigers & Bears (LTB) was called on by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife to provide refuge to a 3 month old tiger cub that was anonymously turned in to an animal shelter in Hemet on Sept. 3rd 2015. As an accredited big cat and exotic animal rescue sanctuary, the Department deemed LTB the best fit to house the cub, as his origin is unknown and is under investigation. The cub arrived at LTB on Saturday, Sept. 5th, 2015. LTB’s veterinarian team has provided a full wellness exam including: physical examination, dental examination and blood and fecal analysis. The cub’s anterior paws have Read More

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Christmas Fundraiser Sponsorship

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Become a sponsor for Lions Tigers & Bears’ Christmas Festival Fundraiser! By becoming a sponsor you are helping make a HUGE difference in the lives of our rescued animals and will also receive some great benefits in return. Bakari’s Helper – $5,000 * 10 VIP tickets * Reserved table at the event * Logo prominently displayed on event banner * Special recognition as major event sponsor and elegant signage incorporated into event site * Special recognition and logo in quarterly print/email newsletter to over 14,000 recipients * Shout out on LTB’s facebook page pre and post event (150K+ followers) * Logo displayed on LTB website thru December 2016 * Exclusive Behind the Scenes Visit for 4 * 25 ‘Member-for-a-day’ passes   Maverick’s Elf – $2,500 * 5 Read More

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Cecil the lion

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We are all mourning the tragic slaying of Cecil, the majestic lion killed by an American “trophy” hunter named Walter Palmer, who paid $50,000 for the bragging rights. Cecil lived on the reserve in the Hwange National Park , Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve. He was renowned for being friendly with visitors and easily recognizable by his huge size and distinctive black mane. His senseless death is a tragedy. Cecil was lured off the reserve, by Palmer and two guides, by strapping a dead animal to their vehicle. When Cecil was beyond the reserve’s protected territory, Palmer shot Cecil with a bow and arrow. The hunters tracked the suffering Cecil for 40 hours, where he was then ruthlessly shot and killed. Cecil was skinned and beheaded, Read More

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