Lions, Tigers & Bears is a federally and state licensed non-profit 501(c)(3) rescue facility dedicated to providing a safe haven for unwanted and abused exotic animals. We are one of only twelve big Cat Sanctuaries in the US.Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Alpine using our trip planner.
Our goal is to provide a safe haven and to educate the public about the growing population of abandoned and unwanted exotic animals in our nation. Sadly, in many areas of the United States, there are countless big cats and wild exotics in private captivity. The number of animals bred and born in captivity is currently greater than that in the wild. Many of these animals are born into a life of abuse, ill-health, crowded conditions and ultimately an early and painful death.
The exotic animal trade is a 17 billion dollar a year industry, second only to drugs and weapons. Many private owners purchase these exotics without enough information about the amount of care they require and then struggle to find an organization to off-load them. Zoos will rarely take these animals and sanctuaries count on the support of donors to help them pick up where humanity has left off.
Founder, Bobbi Brink, notes the conditions that many of the animals live in: "...in miserable holding cells with no sunlight or windows, living in cages so small they barely have room to stand up or turn around. Many live in basements, never seeing sunlight or smelling fresh air. I have seen 10 or more cats crowded together in a small enclosure, where they restlessly pace in filth, and fight each other for scraps of food. Some starve to death. A full grown exotic cat costs about $15.00 a day to feed ($450.00 a month-just for food!)"
Thank you for your interest in the plight of these forgotten beings. They, and we, count on your support to continue to provide for the beings in our care and to help us open our hearts and gates to the ones that are still out there waiting for our help.
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Thank goodness for Lions, Tigers and Bears. Each rescued animal has a tragic history and now are freed to live a life with grass, blue skies, water, and trees. You leave feeling that you met a...
Thank goodness for Lions, Tigers and Bears. Each rescued animal has a tragic history and now are freed to live a life with grass, blue skies, water, and trees. You leave feeling that you met a... more »
I really enjoyed my visit to this sanctuary. I am a huge animal lover, but was hesitant to visit because I don't like seeing animals in cages; that was not my experience. The intro video was...
I really enjoyed my visit to this sanctuary. I am a huge animal lover, but was hesitant to visit because I don't like seeing animals in cages; that was not my experience. The intro video was... more »
A must see. Over the top. My entire family enjoyed it. The animals there are miraculous. Loved seeing and learning about them. And the guides are very knowledgeable and friendly.
Each visit is personalized. Great great staff well educated on their mission in saving these amazing animals. Very clean, safe, and catered to the animals needs.
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