Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge rescues six tigers

(Photo courtesy: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Facebook page)

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (TCWR) rescued six male tigers from a closing facility in Oklahoma on Thursday.

The team, which traveled 700 miles round-trip, arrived back at the Refuge with two white tigers, a pure-white tiger, a golden tabby tiger and two orange tigers.

Tommy, Franky, Robbie, Tigger and Floyd appeared to be in good health, aside from being overweight and potentially having genetic health issues.

One tiger, Diesel, suffers from an unknown infection and has not been released to a new habitat.

The Refuge's veterinarian, Dr. Kellyn, started Diesel on antibiotics and pain medication and says the tiger will spend several days in Jackson Memorial Veterinary Hospital for further diagnosis and treatment.

TCWR is asking the public to join them in welcoming the new animals to their home.

Guest can take guided tours to visit Tigger and Floyd in the habitat behind the administrative office. Visitors can also see Robbie, Tommy, Frankie and, eventually, Diesel on the walking tour loop.

If you would like to make donations toward the transportation expenses, medical treatment and overall cost of care for the tigers', visit the TCWR, contact them over the phone by calling 479-253-5841, or online by clicking here.

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