Wooten’s Tiger Incident

OCHOPEE, Fla.—A Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours employee received injuries to his hands and arms today while feeding tigers in the company’s animal sanctuary. He was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The tigers were not injured and remain in their enclosure. Wooten’s is licensed to care for tigers by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the US …

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A Sanctuary for Wildlife in the Everglades

Master naturalist Bob McConville published a story about Wooten’s Animal Sanctuary in the Coastal Breeze News. He talks about our tigers and lioness, as well as alligators, crocodiles, snakes, and more. Thanks, Bob! Read the full article.

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Daruba, White Tiger

Meet Daruba, Wooten’s White Tiger

A new resident has moved into the Animal Sanctuary at Wooten’s! Daruba is an 8-foot long, 600-pound white tiger. He joins Daisy, a Siberian tiger who has lived at Wooten’s for many years. The two are getting along well. Daruba has lived in captivity his whole life. When his owner became ill and could no longer care for him, we were …

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