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Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary Hosts Holiday Lights Tours

Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary combines holiday fun and fundraising this weekend for its third annual Holiday Lights Tours.

From Thursday, December 19, through Saturday, December 21, the sanctuary will be open from 5 to 8 p.m., allowing the public to meet a tiger keeper; learn about the resident big cats; and watch Izzy, Thor, and Gracie after dark under the holiday lights. The activities continue with a hot chocolate bar, sugar cookie decorating and holiday crafts for the kids.

One hundred percent of the proceeds received from the event go back to the sanctuary for care of the rescued animals.

“We love doing this event because it is one of the only times where people get to see what our tigers do after dark, and in the wild that is when they would be most active.” operations manager John Madigan said about this big event. “The best part being all proceeds go back to taking care of the big cats that call this sanctuary home.”

Tickets must be purchased in advance. They cost $10 and can be found at:

Tickets are limited for each day.

Operating as true sanctuary since 2004, Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary does not buy, sell, breed, or trade any of its animals. Crown Ridge is a 501(c)(3) non-profit big cat rescue and educational facility seeking to inspire a change to end the captive wildlife crisis and to provide a healthy, caring environment for unwanted wild cats.

Outside of the Holiday Lights Tours, the public may see and learn about the tigers and their needs during general tours, operating Thursday through Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Early bird tours, VIP tours, educational tours, and tours on Monday through Wednesday require reservations. These programs support the running of the facility and the big cats’ needs.

(Information from Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary.)

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