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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.

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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. 

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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.

One of the most wonderful ways to help our Animals is through our Adoption Program. It's also a great personalized gift for a family member or friend, showing you care in the most meaningful way...

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