Come celebrate International Tiger Day with the big cats at Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary! Enjoy a fun-filled day of tigers, music, food and so much more! This event is our biggest fundraiser of the year & 100% of the proceeds go back to the sanctuary to care for the animals. Gates open at 10am and close at 3pm. Purchase tickets online ahead of time for $6 (http://universe.com/international-tiger-day) or admission is $10 at the door. During the day you can meet a tiger keeper, watch the cats receive special themed enrichment and visit one of the many vendors on site that day. Kids will have a blast playing the carnival/conservation games, having their face painted and so much more! This is fun for the whole family!

Every year we have a different theme for the enrichment that we put into the habitats, and this year’s theme is Disney! The habitats will be full of princess, animal and classic Disney themed enrichment. Come out and watch the cats as they sniff, tear and destroy their enrichment. Enrichment is a critical part of keeping our cats happy and healthy and IT Day is when they get the most!

We will also have a variety of vendors on-site where you can find unique gifts and learn about other animal rescue organizations in the area. This year our vendors will include: Mark Aubuchon with hand crafted wooded items, Nancy Mayfield with Creative Crackers, Simonne Flam with Paparazzi Jewelry, the Endangered Wolf Center and the Wildlife Rescue Center.

Another great reason to come is for our silent auction! We will have incredible items donated by local businesses and special tiger themed baskets, including an opportunity to become a Keeper for a Day, which is a special opportunity to come out for a day and shadow the keepers and help us with taking care of the big cats! We only offer this opportunity twice a year so don’t miss out!

We will have silent auction items from the following St. Louis area businesses!

  • The Pageant
  • Landmark Theaters
  • Missouri Botanical Gardens
  • Crown Valley Winery
  • Lewsi Winery
  • Sainte Genevieve Winery
  • Cave Vineyard and Distillery
  • Watertower Winery
  • Charleville Vineyard and Winery
  • Missouri Historical Society
  • Schlafly Brewery
  • South City Family YMCA
  • Contemporary Art Museum
  • Endangered Wolf Center
  • Catfish Kettle
  • Old Brick House
  • Sirro’s Family Resteraunt
  • The Anvil Saloon and Resteraunt
  • Sugarfire Smoke House
  • Gamer’s Bazaar
  • Missouri Kids Unplugged
  • Hefner’s Furniture
  • Purina
  • Oberle Meats
  • Stonie’s Sausage Shop
   

 

Lunch will be available for purchase from Jeckl G’s Smokin’ Meats LLC. Their menu will include pulled pork, nachos and a vegetarian kebab. We will also have a variety of sodas, water and Fizzy Izzy root beer to purchase, as well as snow cones!

 

Gates open at 10am and close at 3pm. Purchase tickets online ahead of time for $6 (http://universe.com/international-tiger-day) or admission is $10 at the door.

Parking available off site, with free shuttle service to and from the Sanctuary.

Handicap parking available in Sanctuary parking lot.

International Tiger Day 2018 is in part sponsored this year by World Bird Sanctuary!