Currently we are not having any visitors at the sanctuary. At some point we will resume doing small private tours, but we don’t know when and we plan to be very conservative in making that decision. We don’t know if we will ever resume doing general public tours again. Even after the virus concerns subside, the betrayal by the liars who produced Tiger King, and the lies viewers were told in the series, creates a concern about having visitors we do not know.
Fortunately people who already knew the sanctuary quickly recognized the lies in Tiger King and have been wonderfully supportive, both emotionally with your messages and with your donations. There is really no way to convey how much we have appreciated both of these kinds of support.
Cancelling all tours means we have lost 1/3 of our income. As a result, we have had to let go 10 of our 20 staff and contractors. Howard and Carole Baskin have stopped taking a paycheck as well, despite the fact that all of us are having to do twice the work to keep the sanctuary running. With more than 50 hungry wildcats to feed, we have to work harder than ever to insure their safety and comfort. If you want us to email you if we resume offering tours please fill out this form. Notify Me. Thanks very much for your understanding and support at this difficult time!