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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Ike Wever, Promotions Coordinator – (479) 253-5992 / Ike@turpentinecreek.org
Lisa Brinker, Communications Director – (479) 253-5992 / Lisa@turpentinecreek.org
Tanya Smith, President - (479) 253-3715 / Tanya@turpentinecreek.org
Turpentine Creek’s Habitat Grand Opening
Turpentine Creek Makes Great Strides to Improve the Lives of Four Tigers
Eureka Springs, Ark. (January 10, 2017) - Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (TCWR) would like to invite the public to join us on Jan. 21, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. for the grand opening of a new big cat habitat. This habitat, along with another that is still under construction, stands where the original enclosures were once located behind the gift shop. This habitat is a major stepping stone towards a bright future for all the animals that call TCWR home. It will be one of the larger habitats at the refuge, sitting on over 10,000 sq. ft. of land.
In September of 2015, the last animals moved out of the old enclosures and into grassy habitats. This was a milestone and a major accomplishment for TCWR. Only days after the last animals were moved into habitats, they began demolishing the old enclosures with the ultimate goal of building two large habitats in their place. In late in 2016, TCWR began building the first habitat on the settled plot of land. It is only through the generosity of TCWR’s supporters, donations, and team’s hard work that this habitat could be completed so quickly.
About Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Founded in 1992, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization operating one of America’s largest big cat sanctuaries. The 450-acre refuge, located 7 miles south of Eureka Springs, is America’s premier big cat and other endangered wildlife refuge. The refuge has been voted one of Arkansas’ Top 10 Destinations and is rated the #1 Attraction in Eureka Springs by TripAdvisor.com. Admission prices are $20 for adults, $15 for teenagers, $10 for children 12-under, seniors, and military. Children under 3 are free.
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