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RESCUED      TIGERS

Learn More About Each Rescued Tiger Here at the Sanctuary - Including Each Rescue Story.

The Wild Animal Sanctuary-Texas currently houses 17 Tigers that were rescued from illegal or abusive situations. Following each rescue operation, our Tigers are provided with individualized medical and rehabilitation care. Each Tiger 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.

AKBAR

Arusha, Akbar, & Kumar came to TWAS-Texas at 5 weeks old due to licensing issues at another facility. All three tigers are known for their affectionate, confident and secure behaviors. They show this affection towards each other by laying together, grooming each other and going to sleep with their paws around each other, even though tigers are solitary animals in the wild. They enjoy a spacious habitat with a big pool, trees, perches and many enrichment items to play with. Akbar was named by the TXI Corporation who generously donated materials to build his habitat.

ALLIE KAT

Allie Kat and Rasul were confiscated by the United States Customs and Border Protection before being turned over to the Fish and Wildlife Service when a private citizen attempted to smuggle them into Mexico. They were rescued and brought to TWAS-Texas from Laredo, TX at approximately 9 weeks of age. Allie Kat was named by Heinz Simon, who generously donated money to help build her habitat, after his wife, Allison. Their large habitat consists of trees for shade, multiple perches, a pool and many enrichment items to play with. 

ARUSHA

Arusha, Akbar, & Kumar came to TWAS-Texas at 5 weeks old due to licensing issues at another facility. All three tigers are known for their affectionate, confident and secure behaviors. They show this affection towards each other by laying together, grooming each other and going to sleep with their paws around each other, even though tigers are solitary animals in the wild. They enjoy a spacious habitat with a big pool, trees, perches and many enrichment items to play with. Arusha was named by the Stevenson Foundation who generously donated funds needed to build her habitat.

JULIA

Julia came to TWAS-Texas with her sibling, Louis, after spending the first several months of their lives being used in cub photography sessions for profit.

KAREN

Karen and her sister, Kimberly, were brought to TWAS-Texas due to licensing issues at another facility. Karen was named by Heinz Simon, who donated funds for their care, after his daughter. Karen now enjoys her life in her new large habitat that has a pool with a waterfall, perches and trees for shade. She enjoys playing in her pool with her 50 lb boomer ball. She also enjoys rolling on it and trying to fit it into her den. 

KIKI

KiKi and her sibling, ShereKhan, were brought to TWAS-Texas after spending the first several months of their lives being used in cub photography sessions for profit.

KIMBERLY

Kimberly and her sister, Karen, were brought to TWAS-Texas due to licensing issues at another facility. Kimberly was named by Heinz Simon, who donated funds for her care, after his daughter. Kimberly now enjoys her life in her new large habitat that has a running pool, perches and trees for shade. She enjoys playing in her pool most of the time regardless of the time of year.

KUMAR

Arusha, Akbar, & Kumar came to TWAS-Texas at 5 weeks old due to licensing issues at another facility. All three tigers are known for their affectionate, confident and secure behaviors. They show this affection towards each other by laying together, grooming each other and going to sleep with their paws around each other, even though tigers are solitary animals in the wild. They enjoy a spacious habitat with a big pool, trees, perches and many enrichment items to play with. Kumar was named by Ed Browne who generously donated funds needed to build his habitat.

LOUIS

Louis came to TWAS-Texas with his sibling, Julia, after spending the first several months of their lives being used in cub photography sessions for profit.

NAHLA

Nahla was found wandering on Coral Cove Pass in Conroe, TX. She managed to escape a private property when rain had flooded the building. As a result, she ended up wandering the streets of Conroe. Thereafter, she was taken to the Conroe City Animal Shelter for temporary holding. During this time, the private owner stepped forward and was in violation of city ordinance for having a captive Tiger within city limits. A hearing was held and temporary custody was awarded to the City of Conroe with TWAS-Texas ruled as her permanent home. Interestingly enough, the morning of her transport to TWAS-Texas, a masked individual broke into the Conroe Animal Shelter and it determined he/she was after Nahla.

PRINCE

Prince was rescued from a Coryell County private property. All of the animals on the property were found living in very poor environmental conditions. Prince along with Princess and Duchess were brought to TWAS-Texas after a judge granted permanent custody of the 300 plus animals rescued from a private property. Prince was quite anxious to get into his new habitat when he arrived. He now enjoys a large habitat with a pool, perches, a cave and other enrichment items to play with. Even during the cooler months, you will see him enjoying taking a dip in his pool. 

PRINCESS

Princess was rescued from a Coryell County private property. All of the animals on the property were found living in very poor environmental conditions. Princess along with Prince and Duchess were brought to TWAS-Texas after a judge granted permanent custody of the 300 plus animals rescued from a private property. Similar to Prince, she was quite anxious to get settled into her new home. Princess immediately found her spot in the cave. That is where she spends most of the day except during the evening hours, where she will wander around exploring her large habitat.

RASUL

Rasul and Allie Kat were confiscated by the United States Customs and Border Protection before being turned over to the Fish and Wildlife Service when a private citizen attempted to smuggle them into Mexico. They were rescued and brought to TWAS-Texas from Laredo, TX at approximately 9 weeks of age. Rasul was named by Julia Dorfman, who generously donated funds to help build his habitat. Their habitat consists of trees for shade, multiple perches, a pool and many enrichment items to play with. 

SABER

Saber came to TWAS-Texas from the same facility as Odin after spending the first few months of his life being used in cub photography sessions for profit.

SAJANI

Sajani was rescued from the Wild Animal Orphanage in San Antonio, TX. The Office of the Attorney General Texas began an investigation several years ago into allegations that the Orphanage's founders were misappropriating funds raised for the Animals. It took nearly two years to find homes for the remaining 200 animals needing to be rescued from the facility, including 20 more Tigers, three Lions, one Black Leopard and more than 100 Monkeys.

Sajani now enjoys her spacious habitat complete with pools, perches, trees, grass and a number of enrichment items to enjoy. She spends most of her time cooling off in her pools.

SHEREKHAN

ShereKhan and his sibling, KiKi, were brought to TWAS-Texas after spending the first several months of their lives being used in cub photography sessions for profit.

TITAN

Titan was rescued from a circus after TWAS-Texas received a call from the USDA inquiring about a new home for a Tiger. Since this was a traveling circus, and the outfit was leaving that night, our staff headed out same day to rescue Titan. He was being kept in a 6'5"x 7'3" cage where all he could do was stand up and barely turn around. He now enjoys his spacious habitat consisting of trees, grass, perches, a pool and plenty of enrichment items to play with. Titan will never have to perform for anyone again. He enjoys his forever home here at TWAS-Texas where he receives the best possible care everyday.

Tigers are the largest in size of all the wild cats. They are often associated with traits of fearlessness, courage, and strength.

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