Big cats that are brought to the US as pets often end up in refuges. I recently re-visited Cedar Cove Tiger Sanctuary located near Louisburg, Kansas, about 20 miles south of the Kansas City area on US Hwy 69.
Cedar Cove is a non-profit facility and is currently raising money to acquire much-needed additional land. Check out their videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/CedarCoveTigerPark?feature=mhsn.
We visited late in the day when it was hot and most of the animals were resting. I especially enjoyed watching the white Bengal tigers as they twitched their paws, got up, stretched and settled back down again.
We watched them until the park closed for the day. I wanted to share some of my photos with you.
If you're near Kansas City, plan a visit to Cedar Cove. The staff loves spending time with visitors and talking about their big cats.