Jeff Lowe’s Big Cats Dispersed Among Reputable U.S. Sanctuaries
Story and photo courtesy of Lions, Tigers and Bears
May 23, 2021 (Alpine) – Lions Tigers & Bears, San Diego’s only accredited big cat and bear sanctuary, led by Bobbi Brink, worked with several other accredited sanctuaries and the U.S. Department of Justice this week to carry out a large-scale rescue of endangered big cats at Tiger King Park in Thackerville, Oklahoma. In total, 69 big cats – lions, tigers, lion-tiger hybrids and one jaguar – were removed from Jeff and Lauren Lowe’s facility due to “ongoing Endangered Species Act violations.”
Visit rescued big cats and exotic animals as they enjoy their own Thanksgiving feast
Source: Lions, Tigers and Bears
November 13, 2018 (Alpine) - Looking for something fun to do the Friday after Thanksgiving? Bring your family and friends to visit the rescued animals of Lions Tigers & Bears Big Cat and Exotic Animal Sanctuary for the annual Turkey Bash.
May 12, 2017 (Alpine) -- "Casino Royale at the Ranch" at Lions, Tigers and Bears in Alpine will be Saturday, May 20 from 3-7 p.m. Besides exotic cats and bears, this event will have entertainment for the whole family, featuring the 2017 Funniest Person in San Diego winner James Schrader, and the “most exciting Elvis-themed entertainment on the planet” James Kruk, plus The Big Boss Men.
February 24, 2017 (Alpine) — Lufuno, Arusha and Zulu were forced to perform in a famous traveling circus for many years. But soon the trio of lions will have a new home at Lions, Tigers and Bears in Alpine.
November 17, 2016 (Alpine) - Join Lions, Tigers & Bears, San Diego's only big cat and exotic animal rescue, for the 2016 Christmas fundraiser on Saturday, December 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be a VIP reception from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. You can do holiday shopping and watch your furry friends open Christmas presents!
Also enjoy a visit with Santa,food trucks and plenty of festive fun.
October 16, 2016 (Alpine) -- Lions Tigers & Bears (LTB), a San Diego Big Cat and Exotic Animal Rescue, has sent its rescue team to a sanctuary in South Dakota, which has closed after a recent USDA inspection and tiger mauling last week.
March 22, 2014 (El Cajon )—Volunteers from the Heartlands Lions Club took to the runway today in the Ronald Reagan Community Center in El Cajon to model limited edition fashions from Eccoci Collections in the Viejas Outlet Center. It was all part of the 26th annual Champagne Luncheon and Fashion Show, which supports projects including helping the blind and supporting local youth activities.
Two $500 scholarships were also presented at the event, which drew a full house.
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Dec. 2, 2012 (Alpine) – Lions, Tigers & Bears is celebrating the season with A Merry, Beary Christmas on Dec. 8 from 1-4 p.m. at 24402 Martin Way, Alpine. There will be cocktails and an array of wine samplings, delicious cuisine from “Chubby’s” food truck and beautiful holiday gifts from over 20 vendors.
Suggested donations (made in advance) are for members $15 for adults, $10 for children under 12 and non-members $25 for adults and $15 for children. The price will increase $20 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased in advance here.
November 9, 2012 (Alpine) – Lions, Tigers & Bears is holding its 2012 Christmas Party on December 8 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at 24402 Martin Way, Alpine. This celebration is a great way to show your support for the Big Cats by spending some time with them and finding unique holiday gifts from among the many vendors participating. Delicious food and beverages will be available.
July 25, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – Lions, Tigers and Bears, the nonprofit big-cat rescue facility located just east of Alpine, invites you and your family to come pitch a tent and spend a “Wild Night in the Country” camping out next to big cats.
The overnight camps are offered JAugust 3, September 21, and October 26.The “Ruffin’ It Package” asks you to bring your own camping gear, dinner and breakfast; LTB provides s’mores.
Story by Miriam Raftery; Photos by Mark and Miriam Raftery
August 2, 2011 (Alpine) -- "Oh, you're beautiful!" San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce President Scott Alevy exclaimed as his wife, Joanne, dished up a forkful of chicken. But he wasn't complimenting her cooking. Instead, Alevy was admiring Raja--a 500-pound Bengal tiger that Joanne was feeding after winning a drawing at Lions, Tigers & Bears (LTB) in Alpine.
The Chamber hosted a fundraiser to benefit the big cat rescue facility last weekend, donating 100% of proceeds to help this worthy cause while providing a memorable experience for Chamber members. View our video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFhE9h-O0Uw
March 2, 2011 (Alpine) - Lions Tigers & Bears (LTB) has released new photos of construction at the rescue facility’s new Black Bear Habitat, which will be home to "Liberty," the young black bear cub rescued from the Mt. Baldy area last Fourth of July.
Currently, Liberty remains in the quarantine area, which, at her current weight of 157 pounds, she is quickly outgrowing. However, without further funds, the construction of Liberty's home may come to a standstill, said LTB founder Bobbi Brink. LTB still needs to purchase the fencing, the most expensive part of the enclosure, the roof for the bedroom area, as well as provide power to the area.
January 1, 2011 (Alpine) – Hit by a double whammy of storm damage followed by thousands of dollars in veterinary bills, the Alpine-based big cat rescue facility Lions Tigers & Bears is seeking help from the public in both cash donations and a wish list of items needed.
October 9, 2010 (Alpine) – Lions, Tigers and Bears invites you to come spend a “wild and ghoulish night in the country” with Raja, Bakari, Conga and other wild creatures at this big cat rescue facility in Alpine October 29-30. Camp-outs sell out quickly, so call to reserve space at (619)659-8078.
October 6, 2010 (Alpine) – The San Diego Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers invites you to Exotic Escapes, a fundraising event to benefit advancements in animal care as well as Lions, Tigers & Bears.
August 17, 2010 (Alpine) – Liberty, a yearling black bear brought to Lions Tigers & Bears (LTB) rescue facility in Alpine on July 4th, was examined by veterinarian Dr. Jane Meier and LTB owner Bobbi Brink last week and positively identified as a female.
Fish & Game officials brought the bear to LTB in hopes of savings its life. The animal was causing problems at a Mt. Baldy campground in San Bernadino, where six to 12 young bears are killed each year. But LTB may only be a temporary haven for Liberty, who will soon outgrow her temporary home and require a much larger and secure habitat. Brink urgently seeks donations to construct an expanded enclosure.
July 9, 2010 (Alpine) – For years, the only “Bear” at Lions, Tigers and Bears, a facility in Alpine for rescued and abused big cats, was a miniature horse bearing that name. But now a black bear cub named “Liberty” has been brought to the facility by California Fish & Game Aget Kevin Brennan, who captured the yearling at a campground near Mt. Baldy in Angeles National Forest.
November 29, 2009 (Alpine) - How would you like to complete your Christmas shopping and help rescued big cats at the same time? On Saturday, December 5th from 1 to 5 p.m., a holiday party will be held at 24402 Martin Way in Alpine featuring food, wine, beer, a silent auction, and holiday shopping with over a dozen local vendors.
November 9, 2009 (Alpine) -- Hate holiday shopping? Here’s something to purr about. Lions, Tigers and Bears, a big cat rescue facility in East County, invites you to a holiday party where you can help big cats while shopping for those on your gift list.
October 2, 2009 (Descanso) – For a wild night on the town, dine and visit with exotic big cats at Saturday night’s Between the Stripes fundraiser at Lions, Tigers & Bears big cat rescue facility in Descanso. Dubbed “The Mane Event,” the party runs from 2 to 6 p.m., with a VIP reception at 1 p.m. Advance ticket purchases required. Festivities include a silent auction, opportunity drawing, plus activities for children including face painting and jumpies.
July 31, 2009 (Alpine)--"Look how close you are!" exclaimed Lynn Hopewell, a guest of the overnight event at Lions, Tigers, and Bears in Alpine. "When I was up in Las Vegas I saw the cats at the MGM Grand, but this is a totally different experience," added Hopewell, who was amazed at how close you could get to the big cats.
June 27, 2009 (Alpine_ Looking for a wild time? East County's only big cat sanctuary invites you to spend a wild night in the country with Raja and Bakari at Lions Tigers & Bears. Pitch a tent and set-up camp next to the big cats--or opt for more luxurious lodging--complete with wine and dinner.