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When a facility holding 32 exotic animals folds in Ohio, tigers, lions, cougars and a bear find themselves needing new homes. International Fund for Animal Welfare's (IFAW) Gail A'Brunzo walks us through the perilous world of big cat ownership and the inherent dangers of keeping dangerous wild animals in people's backyards.
The producer would like to thank Bobbi Brink from Lions, Tigers and Bears in California for her invaluable work during the rescue, Lynda Sugasa from Safe Haven Rescue Zoo in Nevada for opening her doors to us and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) for reaching out to IFAW.
To learn more about big cat rescue and legislation efforts in the US, go to www.ifaw.org.