SANDSTONE, Minnesota – The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone is home to several big cats that were seized by federal officials and removed from the Oklahoma private zoo that had been the center of the Netflix documentary “Tiger King.”
Federal authorities seized 69 protected lions, tigers, lion-tiger hybrids and a jaguar from Tiger King Park.
Owners Jeff and Lauren Lowe have been hit with numerous citations for failing to provide adequate animal care, nutrition and shelter.
The Wildcat Sanctuary has accepted several big cats including tigers, lions and hybrid big cats seized last week by the US Department of Justice from Jeff and Lauren Lowe, the owners of Tiger King Park, made famous by the 2020 Netflix documentary. Tiger King.
âThis is a historic and significant seizure of 69 big cats. I am grateful for the coordinated effort of several reputable sanctuaries and federal agencies to ensure these cats have been safely removed, âsaid Tammy Thies, Founder and CEO of The Wildcat Sanctuary.
âThe Endangered Species Act is federal law designed to protect endangered animals and I, along with the entire accredited sanctuary community, am very relieved that these big cats are receiving the care and nutrition they are receiving. desperately need and deserve, âThies added.