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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.
Copyright © 2017 Lions, Tigers & Bears a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Great facility, great story and the animals are amazing! Disappointed that not all the animals would come out, but they are wild after all.
Great facility, great story and the animals are amazing! Disappointed that not all the animals would come out, but they are wild after all. more »
My wife and I were able to feed some of the lions and tigers and bears. The sanctuary has done an incredible job of saving the lives of the animals they have rescued from deplorable conditions and...
My wife and I were able to feed some of the lions and tigers and bears. The sanctuary has done an incredible job of saving the lives of the animals they have rescued from deplorable conditions and... more »
Its' a wonderful place to take the family and learn about this oragnaziation is doing to protect wildlife. Plus you are supporting all the amazing work that happens here - I would highly recommend!
Its' a wonderful place to take the family and learn about this oragnaziation is doing to protect wildlife. Plus you are supporting all the amazing work that happens here - I would highly recommend! more »
Woooow! This was a birthday gift from my friends. It was truly a great experience. We got to meet Bobbi and she was amazing. Michelle and Annie were very knowledgeable guides. It's definitely worth the trip. Learning about the stories of these poor animals and so many others in the US. It's time to get aware and protect these beautiful creatures. Thank you everyone at 🦁 🐯 and 🐻 for such an awesome first experience.
Amazing experience with some absolutely gorgeous wild animals! This reserve saves and protects wild animals taken in as pets or abused in industry and gives them acres of land to recover and be safe. Fully non-profit organization that survives off donations and volunteers! Love it! 🥰
Such an awesome sanctuary. You can tell they really care for their animal guests. Got to feed a white tiger so I was definitely satisfied with the entire experience. Employees and volunteers were super friendly and knowledgeable, can't wait to visit next time
Love the mission of this non-profit. It makes you feel good to see so many volunteers dedicating their time and efforts to these animals. Some of these volunteers have other Monday-Friday jobs, but they are there to support the mission. These animals deserve to live the rest of their life in a safe and protected environment. They have been abused, mistreated, and some left to die. The two-hour tour was very informative and we learned a lot. After the tour they allowed us to roam and revisit any encounters we liked to see again. The cost for admission is for a good cause, it's a donation to help these animals. They also have a Wishlist on their site, if you wish to bring donations.
Great place to learn about the animals they have there. Even with the two fences, the small groups setting allowed us to get some great views. The 2 hour tour was perfectly timed and I wouldn't hesitate to visit again.
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