Amur Leopard

Amur Leopard

This unique female Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), who was born May 11, 2017, came to the Foundation as a gift for our education program to inspire our visitors to help ensure that animals like this will be around for future generations. The Amur leopard, also known as the Far Eastern leopard, show the strongest and most consistent divergence in pattern. The coat of the Amur leopard is fairly soft with long and dense hair and the color varies from a fairly light yellow to dense yellowish-red in winter and a brighter more vivid coloration in summer. The Amur leopard also has widely...

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Bow – Clouded Leopard

Bow – Clouded Leopard

This handsome male clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa), who was born in May 2017, came to the Foundation because he was born without part of his tail and the facility he was born at was concerned that the tail would cause balance problems. He is a welcomed addition to the Foundation because he will inspire our visitors that being different doesn’t have to hold you back. Clouded leopards are medium-sized cats because they normally weigh only around 40 pounds. In proportion to their body size, this species has the longest canines compared to body size of any living feline, so long that some...

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Fredrick – Snow Leopard

Fredrick – Snow Leopard

This handsome male snow leopard (Panthera uncia), who was born on May 13, 2017, came to the Foundation for observation and evaluation of a new genetic line of snow leopards. He will also join our education program to help visitors learn more about these allusive cats. At one point, the differences between snow leopards and other large cats were thought to be significant enough to place them in their own genus Uncia. Besides major differences in ecology, morphology, and behavior, one notable difference is their inability to roar like other large cats. Although it shares its name with the...

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Brenda 2 – Snow Leopard

Brenda 2 – Snow Leopard

Brenda 2 is a female snow leopard (Panthera uncia) born in August 2015. Brenda was given to us as a gift to be part of our non-invasive research program comparing how snow leopards adapt to their environments versus other big cats. As an ambassador, she will help educate the public on preservation efforts for her species. At one point, the differences between snow leopards and other large cats were thought to be significant enough to place them in their own genus Uncia. Besides major differences in ecology, morphology, and behavior, one notable difference is their inability to roar like...

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David Alan II – Siberian Tiger

David Alan II – Siberian Tiger

David Alan II is a male Siberian Tiger (Panthera tigris), born in early December of 2015. David Alan II was given to us as a gift. Although he is healthy right now, we will continue to monitor him as he grows to keep watch for any abnormalities due to a head injury he had prior to joining us. Our former David Alan, named after a volunteer, has been sent to another facility to join their breeding program because he was completely healthy. Tigers have stripes that traverse beyond fur and are actually skin-deep. The stripes are unique to the individual and many researchers utilize the unique...

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Pete – Fishing Cat

Pete – Fishing Cat

Pete is a male Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) born in November, 2013. The location he was at had closed down, so he came to join the Foundation and have a permanent home. He will help us provide more in-depth information to other licensed facilities who also house these beautiful cats. These smaller cats reach anywhere from 15-25 pounds and can get up to 25-34 inches long. They have a long body with relatively short legs and broad face. They have slightly webbed paws, which they use for swimming or scooping prey out of the water. When swimming they will also use their tail as a...

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Albino Burmese Python

Albino Burmese Python

This is an albino Burmese Python female (Python bivittatus). She was hand-picked to be part of our reptile educational programs, as an ambassador of her species. She is currently looking for a sponsor ($250 annually), to give her a name. The normal patterns on Burmese python shows brown blotches, bordered in black down the back, however there are several deviations from the normal pattern – amelanisitic, or lacking the black pigment melanin, with the pattern of yellow and orange. Being of the constrictor family, Burmese pythons do not have fangs – instead they have rear-pointing teeth, and...

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Nebula – Clouded Leopard

Nebula – Clouded Leopard

Nebula is a female clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) born in March 2015. Her namesake comes from the beautiful interstellar clouds of dust and ionized gases. Nebula has come to the Foundation to help us learn more about the behavior, health, nutrition, and soundness of these elusive animals. Clouded leopards are medium-sized cats because they normally weigh only around 40 pounds. In proportion to their body size, this species has the longest canines compared to body size of any living feline, so long that some people have compared them to the extinct saber-toothed tigers. The upper canines...

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Maji – Eurasian Lynx

Maji – Eurasian Lynx

Maji is a male Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) born in April 2015. Due to ongoing debate about reclassification of the Lynx species, there are many subspecies grouped in with the Eurasian Lynx, including the Siberian Lynx. The more common subspecies are: • Lynx lynx lynx, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Western Siberia • Lynx lynx carpathicus, Carpathian Mountains, Central Europe • Lynx lynx martinoi, Balkans • Lynx lynx dinniki, Caucasus • Lynx lynx wardi, Altai Mountains • Lynx lynx wrangeli, Eastern Siberia • Lynx lynx isabellinus, Central Asia • Lynx lynx kozlovi, Central Siberia • Lynx lynx...

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Lapua – Bengal Tiger

Lapua – Bengal Tiger

Lapua is a male Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) born summer 2013. He is rare in the fact that he carries traits of both the white and orange Bengal tiger. He initially came to the Foundation for training and is completely healthy. After training he was supposed to continue on to a new facility but they could no longer take him and we are happy to keep him as part of our family. Bengal tigers are the only tigers that can be born with color variations. As a matter of fact, there are three distinct color varieties: orange and black, white and black, and snow white and black. All have the...

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Everest – Snow Leopard

Everest – Snow Leopard

Everest is a male snow leopard (Panthera uncia) born in summer 2013. He was brought here to become part of our educational and behavioral research program. A 100% healthy cat, we look forward to providing him with all that he needs to live a quality life. At one point, the differences between snow leopards and other large cats were thought to be significant enough to place them in their own genus- Uncia. Besides major differences in ecology, morphology, and behavior, one notable difference is their inability to roar like other large cats. Although it shares its name with the common leopard...

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Zuri – Bengal Tiger

Zuri – Bengal Tiger

Zuri is a female white Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) born May 27, 2012. She was donated to become part of the Foundation’s non-invasive behavioral and nutritional research program. Born with Strabismus (the medical term for crossed eyes), Zuri has no depth perception. She has no discomfort and to assist her growth and help her learn to cope with her special need, we keep objects and events that might startle her away from in and around her enclosure. Her enclosure is also sprayed with the strong scents of peppermint and cayenne pepper to help her navigate the environment around her better...

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Savara – Siberian Tiger

Savara – Siberian Tiger

Savara is a Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris), born in the summer of 2010. She came to the Foundation because she was blind in one eye and had a head injury. She has regained sight because of the veterinary care and a specialized vitamin regimen she has received at the Foundation. She is pain free and she will remain at the Foundation as an ambassador of her species. Tigers have stripes that traverse beyond fur and are actually skin-deep. The stripes are unique to the individual and many researchers utilize the unique markings to identify individuals. Tigers are a rarity among cats, as they...

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Outlaw – Liger

Outlaw – Liger

Outlaw is a female liger (½ Panthera leo – ½ Panthera tigris) September 2010. She was given to the Foundation to join our behavioral research project. She is in excellent health and will help us learn more about these extraordinary animals. The liger is the largest cat on the planet because ligers lack both copies of the growth inhibitor genes inherited from the parents. In lions the females carry this gene, and in tigers it is carried by the males. When a male lion and female tiger mate, neither of them is able to supply the growth inhibitor gene, which means that ligers continue to...

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Nan – Siberian Lynx

Nan – Siberian Lynx

Nan is a female Siberian Lynx (Lynx lynx), born April 21, 2012. She came to the Foundation to be an ambassador of her species, as well as to join our animal behavior and enrichment program. Due to ongoing debate about reclassification of the Lynx species, there are many subspecies grouped in with the Eurasian Lynx, including the Siberian Lynx. The more common subspecies are: • Lynx lynx lynx, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Western Siberia • Lynx lynx carpathicus, Carpathian Mountains, Central Europe • Lynx lynx martinoi, Balkans • Lynx lynx dinniki, Caucasus • Lynx lynx wardi, Altai Mountains...

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Dana – Bengal Tiger

Dana – Bengal Tiger

Tiger Trivia: All white tigers have blue eyes. Dana is a female white Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) born in early 2006. In 2008, she was sent to us after her facility was shut down and she was extremely aggressive. Within hours of her arrival, the director believed she was in pain rather than aggressive and rushed her to the vet where they took x-rays. From the x-rays they saw a foreign matter and underwent emergency surgery where they removed a towel that was deteriorating in her stomach, the vet believed the towel had been in her stomach for some time. She arrived weighing only 110...

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Rosie – Clouded Leopard

Rosie – Clouded Leopard

Rosie is a female clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) born in July 2011. She is healthy, and was donated to be part of an animal behavior research project. Clouded leopards are medium-sized cats because they normally weigh only around 40 pounds. In proportion to their body size, this species has the longest canines compared to body size of any living feline, so long that some people have compared them to the extinct saber-toothed tigers. The upper canines may measure 4.0 cm or longer. The clouded leopard is named for its distinctive cloud-shaped markings. They are excellent climbers due to...

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