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This is Boris from the Sanctuary for Predators and Exotic Animals.
I dedicate this picture to my two new watchers who both wanted to see a new picture from the cats at the Sanctuary for Predators and Exotic Animals.

Info about the Sanctuary for Predators and Exotic Animals:
Actually the only big cat sanctuary in Germany. Because what do you do when a circus doesn't want it's tigers anymore? Kill them? That's actually the way it usually goes. But since 1994 there has been a shelter for those cats in Wallersdorf (near Ansbach), Bavaria, Germany. All the animals there share a sad background story: Their owners couldn't care for them anymore or were criminals and imported their "pets" illegally. The authorities seized the animals and brought them here. They live a happy life with bigger cages than they were used to. Why not bring these animals to a zoo? Simple: Most of them (actually all who are there at the moment) are not pure bred. The zoos only want pure bred animals because they have the European Endangered Species Programme or EEP. Which is good program as such since they need pure breds to return them to the wild when (or even better before) they go extinct. So these animals find a new home at the Raubtier- und Exotenasyl Wallersdorf e.V. (Cats of prey and exotic animal shelter Wallersdorf). At the moment there are 6 tigers, 2 cougars, 1 Eurasian lynx, 1 Arctic fox, 1 red fox, 2 Japanese macaque [Macaca fuscata], 6 ferrets and some rabbits (nope they are usually not food for the tigers but animals which children can pet, unlike the tigers).
They are glad for any help they can get since they are a non-profit organization and finance themselves only through donations and sponsors. They even have open house every first Sunday a month - entry is free!

I did a 2-week internship there and was allowed to clean the cages, make food, feed the animals and do other stuff around the grounds. That's where I took the photos.

If you want to know more ask me or visit their website: [link] or their facebook page: [link]

Thank you!


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Explorer15 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
ach wie faul . lollol
Er hat wohl gerade einen Durchhänger, wie Menschlich ;)

An was er wohl gerade denkt!?
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Kiara-Vestigium Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
maybe he's dreaming of a big steak ;)
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Explorer15 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
lol yes very possible:)

who is not dreaming of a big steak ;)
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newgirlintown628 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Ooooh! He's a very handsome cat ;3
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Kiara-Vestigium Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
oh yes he is *rawr*
tankies for the :+fav:
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Rapid-Star Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's really a nice shot! He looks a little bored though.
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Kiara-Vestigium Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well he looks a little dreemy, yes. But who doesn't from time to time? ;)
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Rapid-Star Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's very true! :D

How have you been? Sorry I haven't written in so long, but I've been very busy. I hope that you are doing alright!
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Kiara-Vestigium Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks I've been fine. Busy as well but fine :)
Nah, that's fine :)

I hope you are all right, too!
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Rapid-Star Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad to hear that you are doing fine! I'm fine as well! :)
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