Center for Animal Research and Education

The Center for Animal Research and Education's mission is to provide for a safe, permanent and loving home to exotic animals in need. CARE focuses on excellence in physical and emotional care, advocating animal welfare through education, and conducting minimally-invasive research that will improve living conditions for captive animal populations world-wide. www.carerescuetexas.com
Archie (photo by @kristacope).

Did you know that according to Chinese culture, the tiger is the king of beasts, not the lion. Tigers represent royalty and fearlessness. They have a marking on their forehead that looks like the Chinese symbol for “king”!

Yet, despite their importance (and partly because of it) in Chinese culture, they are still hunted and poached and their body parts used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Tiger parts such as bones, eyes, and teeth are used to treat malaria, insomnia, and bad skin. Tiger parts are worth far more to those that trade in TCM than a live animal. #tiger #bigcatsofinstagram

Archie (photo by @kristacope).

Did you know that according to Chinese culture, the tiger is the king of beasts, not the lion. Tigers represent royalty and fearlessness. They have a marking on their forehead that looks like the Chinese symbol for “king”!

Yet, despite their importance (and partly because of it) in Chinese culture, they are still hunted and poached and their body parts used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Tiger parts such as bones, eyes, and teeth are used to treat malaria, insomnia, and bad skin. Tiger parts are worth far more to those that trade in TCM than a live animal. #tiger #bigcatsofinstagram

Just posted a story all about cougars on the website. Tawney says you should go read it cause it’s all about her species and how great she is! carerescuetexas.com #cougar #mountainlion #bigcatsofinstagram

Pretty Allie staring off into the distance. Photo by @kristacope. #tiger #bigcatsofinstagram

Pretty Allie staring off into the distance. Photo by @kristacope. #tiger #bigcatsofinstagram

The cubs (joined by Dahlia) greeting the public during the 1pm tour yesterday. We are getting them accustomed to outside sights and smells and helping them become comfortable around lots of people. #cubs #lions #bigcatsofinstagram

The cubs (joined by Dahlia) greeting the public during the 1pm tour yesterday. We are getting them accustomed to outside sights and smells and helping them become comfortable around lots of people. #cubs #lions #bigcatsofinstagram

Tess waiting patiently for her dinner. #tiger #bigcatsofinstagram

Tess waiting patiently for her dinner. #tiger #bigcatsofinstagram

CARE’s lemurs are pretty fancy! They have a standing manicure appointment every two weeks. 

We paint their toe-nails with non-toxic pet polish in different colors so it is easier for everyone to quickly identify them. There are a very few people that can really tell you who is who, they look very similar with few unique markings. #lemur #lemursofinstagram #fancy #manicure

CARE’s lemurs are pretty fancy! They have a standing manicure appointment every two weeks.

We paint their toe-nails with non-toxic pet polish in different colors so it is easier for everyone to quickly identify them. There are a very few people that can really tell you who is who, they look very similar with few unique markings. #lemur #lemursofinstagram #fancy #manicure

Acari, Kate, and Savanna all celebrated their 13th birthdays yesterday! Happy day pretty girls! #tigers #bigcatsofinstagram

Acari, Kate, and Savanna all celebrated their 13th birthdays yesterday! Happy day pretty girls! #tigers #bigcatsofinstagram

Happy 17th birthday to the prettiest little leopard, Raven! Photo by Melanie Klein. #leopard #blackleopard #bigcatsofinstagram

Happy 17th birthday to the prettiest little leopard, Raven! Photo by Melanie Klein. #leopard #blackleopard #bigcatsofinstagram

This is why we can’t have nice things!!

Just ask Executive Director, Heidi…. raising lion cubs until they are old enough to be moved to an enclosure means saying goodbye to your furniture, pillows, and rugs. And pretty much everything else. #lion #lioncub #cub #bigcatsofinstagram

This is why we can’t have nice things!!

Just ask Executive Director, Heidi…. raising lion cubs until they are old enough to be moved to an enclosure means saying goodbye to your furniture, pillows, and rugs. And pretty much everything else. #lion #lioncub #cub #bigcatsofinstagram

Happy 18th bday to this handsome boy!! Ace is the second oldest cat at CARE (only a few weeks younger than Serena, the eldest). He’s still as suave as ever! Happy birthday buddy! #leopard #blackleopard #bigcatsofinstagram

Happy 18th bday to this handsome boy!! Ace is the second oldest cat at CARE (only a few weeks younger than Serena, the eldest). He’s still as suave as ever! Happy birthday buddy! #leopard #blackleopard #bigcatsofinstagram