RESCUED MTN LIONS
Learn More About Each Rescued Mountain Lion Here at the Sanctuary - Including Each Rescue Story.
The Wild Animal Sanctuary-Texas currently houses 2 Mountain Lions that were rescued from illegal or abusive situations. Following each rescue operation, our Mountain Lions are provided with individualized medical and rehabilitation care. Each Mountain Lion is giving as much time as needed to adjust to their new home prior to be released into large acreage habitats - providing them with a forever home.
Duchess was rescued from a Coryell County property. All of the animals on the property were found living in very poor environmental conditions. Duchess, along with Prince (Tiger) and Princess (Tiger), were brought to TWAS-Texas after a judge granted permanent custody of the 300 plus animals rescued from a private property.
Duchess, similar to Prince and Princess, was quite anxious to get settled into her new home. She enjoys making herself comfortable in her cave during the day and sits high on her perch during the evening hours. She was a little shy at first but has warmed up to her neighbors, Allie Kat (Tiger) and Rasul (Tiger).
Thor was brought to TWAS-Texas after being abandoned as a cub by his mom. This is often the case when a Cougar has a large litter and either food is scarce or conditions are hard - she will typically take the largest cubs and leave the others. He was discovered by The Wyoming Game and Fish Department when monitoring the mothers movements through a radio tracker.
Thor enjoys his new habitat that consists of trees, grass, perches, a pool and other enrichment items for him to enjoy. His favorite spot by far has been his highest perch. He enjoys being above everything else and observing his surroundings.
Mountain Lions, also known as cougars, pumas, or panthers, are North America's largest wild cat, weighing up to 200 pounds. They are often associated with traits of solitude, adaptability, and intuitiveness.
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