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Where The Wild Things WERE?

Sounds like a title for some kids movie huh? But this is not at all humorous. The newest Big Cat Safety Act HR 1998 could very well end big cats in captivity. Well not all captivity and not all big cat species. Only AZA zoo’s could breed them and only sanctuaries can have them. 
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Blowing The White Tiger Myth Out Of The Water

How many times have we all heard the rhetoric of “White Tigers are a product of man, produced only by inbreeding” from well meaning nay sayers to big cats in captivity? For me, if I heard it once I have heard or read it a thousand times. It is even found in the Wikipedia o
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Big Cat Safety Act – A Closing Act for Cats

    I could sit here and preach all day as to why this bill they are trying to introduce back into senate is a BAD BILL. Instead I will break it down with you and give you solid, logical and sound evidence and reason as to why this should be killed before it kills the big cats!  The f
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Bob the Bobcat

We got an email from fellow wildlife lover and rehabilitator John Schwake of Bobcat Refuge and Rehabilitation. John wants to place Bob in a permanent home where he will be safe forever. He chose us and we are truly honored. It is no easy task taking on what John does. The general publ
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A Burning Leopard

    I have been involved with all species of animals at one point in my life or another. I am pretty much used to seeing the atrocities of mankind inflicted upon those that cannot speak for themselves. I really thought up until two years ago, that I had heard and seen it all. That was
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Genetics and the ever shrinking gene pool

    Social media has became the main way for a lot of people to gain information. Be it right, wrong or indifferent. You will also get those “arm chair quarterbacks” that have never taken a course in big cat husbandry, genetics or handling, nor have they spent any time in
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Big Cat Conservation- Reality

I have done a lot of research. You have a lot of misinformation out there that is actually garnering animosity towards anyone that is working and striving for that ultimate goal of replenishing the native lands of these big cats with some of the gene pool from here in the United State
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Line Sharing Is Important for Genetic Diversity

As everyone knows Mystic Jungle is committed to the conservation and preservation of the Asian Leopard.  In order to diversify the gene pool it is necessary to “line share” with other facilities. Our very own Sampson is on loan to Single Vision Inc to breed with the female
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Save The Asian Leopard From Extinction

Fury is the cat that started the passion to fight for the Asian Leopard. The Leopard pound for pound is the strongest of the big cats. They can carry three times their body weight up a tree. They are among the most adept at tree climbing and do so to rest safely, or to eat. They are a
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Help Us Help Them!!

We are focusing right now as our number one priority to enlarge Spikes and the boys enclosures. The money that was made at the yard sale, after insurance and food costs will be set to the side to start getting the supplies. Even if we have to get a few posts at a time, a few rolls of
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