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By Miriam Raftery

November 29, 2017 (Alpine) - Lions, Tigers and Bears, an exotic animal sanctuary in Alpine, has completed a new multi-acre habitat with creature comforts including a large pond, a waterfall, climbing platforms, natural terrain and large trees.

Louie, a rare white African lion (pictured right), was first released into the new habitat area on Tuesday, following two lionesses released earlier this month. The first public release on Saturday, December 2nd coincides with the facility’s annual Christmas Festival benefit, when you can also watch the animals open their holiday gifts.

The new habitat’s permanent residents will include Diego (pictured bottom right), a California bobcat rescued as a kitten, who was recently returned to the Alpine facility which will serve as his forever home.  

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