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Collection: Poncho

MY STORY

Species: Tiger (Panthera tigris)
DOB: March 14, 2010
Sex: Male

Arrival Date: October 11, 2016

Rescue Story: In 2016, the owner of a Colorado based cub petting and breeding operation was diagnosed with cancer, and could no longer run his profitable business. Turpentine Creek acquired the 12-acre closed-down exhibition facility to enable our rescue of the 115 animals onsite. There, we found big cats suffering in cramped cages with flimsy plywood dens that were dangerously exposed to public areas. Onsite records showed very little history of veterinary care, but revealed that the owner had ties to Joe Exotic, and was breeding his big cats to supply other entities within the cub petting and entertainment industries.

TCWR staff and interns spent six months both onsite caring for the animals, and in the relocation of every animal to accredited sanctuaries throughout the nation. After 6 months, and many miles traveled, all animals were placed in forever homes for a second chance at life and 34 of those animals came to Turpentine Creek. Poncho is one of those 34 animals.  

More about Poncho: Poncho is a little less playful than his brother, Montana, and prefers to follow rather than lead. While a quiet tiger, he is still quite destructive. Without prejudice this cantankerous fellow will tear apart any portion of his habitat as the mood suits him. When not chewing on his enrichment boxes, Poncho can be found stalking visitors and playing with his ball.  


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  • Poncho Tiger Adoption
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  • Poncho in his Pool Beach Towel
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  • Poncho, the Tiger Mug
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  • Postcards - Set #4
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  • Bengal Tiger Figure
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  • 12" Earth Safe Tiger
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