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Mar 19, 2012 15:05:26   #
dtcracer
 
Took these photos at the Turpentine Creek Big Cat Sanctuary in Eureka Springs AR, 3/15/2012. All pictures are straight from the camera.
Lions...
Lions......
Tigers.....
Tigers........
and Bears.....
and Bears........

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Mar 19, 2012 15:31:04   #
ebaribeault
 
Lions, Tigers, and Bears Oh my Great photos

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Mar 19, 2012 15:42:28   #
photophly (a regular here)
 
Nice shots

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Mar 19, 2012 17:46:30   #
photo guy
 
Nice photos

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Mar 19, 2012 17:47:33   #
Billybuzz
 
Nice pictures I hope the animals are rescues.

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Mar 19, 2012 20:41:55   #
dtcracer
 
Yes, they are all rescues.

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Mar 19, 2012 21:13:21   #
Gidgette
 
dtcracer wrote:
Took these photos at the Turpentine Creek Big Cat Sanctuary in Eureka Springs AR, 3/15/2012. All pictures are straight from the camera.


Neat. Thanks for sharing.

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Mar 19, 2012 22:55:21   #
Erv
 
Nice shots! Sad to see them caged tho. They should be in the wild. Feel sorry for what we humans do to things.
Erv

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Mar 20, 2012 06:48:25   #
CBuchite
 
Nice pics! We've been there often. Planned a trip over this week, but I think the floods will keep us home.

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Mar 20, 2012 08:20:01   #
mypoview
 
I hope the poor things have larger living spaces than what it looks like in the last pic. I used to love to go to zoo's because I am an animal lover but now I can not bring myself to go to zoo's with small enclosures, settings unlike their wild habitat and no interactive/enrichment tools. Without those things it just seems like they are being condemed to a life in jail (ofcourse this is just my personal take on things).

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Mar 20, 2012 08:27:01   #
dtcracer
 
mypoview wrote:
I hope the poor things have larger living spaces than what it looks like in the last pic. I used to love to go to zoo's because I am an animal lover but now I can not bring myself to go to zoo's with small enclosures, settings unlike their wild habitat and no interactive/enrichment tools. Without those things it just seems like they are being condemed to a life in jail (ofcourse this is just my personal take on things).


They actually have several large habitats for the cats, and are working on building more. Their goal is to have all of the cats in habitats, and out of the smaller cages. Unfortunately, all of this costs money, and they rely on donations, and we all know how that goes!

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Mar 20, 2012 08:28:45   #
dtcracer
 
Erv wrote:
Nice shots! Sad to see them caged tho. They should be in the wild. Feel sorry for what we humans do to things.
Erv


I agree, however these animals are unable to be released into the wild as they were raised by people, they don't know how to hunt for themselves and would not survive in the wild.

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Mar 20, 2012 09:37:44   #
mypoview
 
dtcracer wrote:
mypoview wrote:
I hope the poor things have larger living spaces than what it looks like in the last pic. I used to love to go to zoo's because I am an animal lover but now I can not bring myself to go to zoo's with small enclosures, settings unlike their wild habitat and no interactive/enrichment tools. Without those things it just seems like they are being condemed to a life in jail (ofcourse this is just my personal take on things).


They actually have several large habitats for the cats, and are working on building more. Their goal is to have all of the cats in habitats, and out of the smaller cages. Unfortunately, all of this costs money, and they rely on donations, and we all know how that goes!
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That's good to know, at least they are working towards a better living situation & since it's a rescue I'm sure that things are better than where ever these poor animals came from.

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Mar 20, 2012 22:52:34   #
camerabuff58
 
Maybe I am wrong, however the question must be asked to all who said nice photos. Did everyone miss the distracting fence lines?
To really get the nice pics, it would be suggested to move the camera lens closer to the fence to minimize the effects of the fence. Just a thought!

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Mar 20, 2012 23:07:15   #
dtcracer
 
camerabuff58 wrote:
Maybe I am wrong, however the question must be asked to all who said nice photos. Did everyone miss the distracting fence lines?
To really get the nice pics, it would be suggested to move the camera lens closer to the fence to minimize the effects of the fence. Just a thought!


I agree. However, these animals are kept inside double fences, the outside "people" fence is about 3' away from the inside "animal" fence. This is for safety reason to keep peoples fingers from getting bit. It also makes it impossible get any closer to the fence to avoid the distracting lines.

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