Raja – A Sad Goodbye

Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary is deeply saddened to announce the death of our oldest cat Raja, a 22 year old Bengal tiger.  Raja was suffering from cancer and having lost quality of life, veterinarians and staff made the very difficult decision to humanely euthanize her.

The median life span of tigers in captivity is 20-25, while tigers in the wild only live to be 12-16.

Born in 1992, Raja came to us from a neglectful roadside zoo where we rescued her, her two daughters and her mate Mohan, whom we lost in 2011 due to kidney failure.

Raja was an amazing tiger who loved to lay in big beds of straw, soak in the warm summer sun, and relax in her big pools.  Raja loved smelling new scents and spices and her favorite was Brut!Raja  - Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary

Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary’s mission is to give animals a voice by serving as a leader in wild cat conservation and education.  We are currently home to 3 other tigers, sisters Gracie and Thor (age 12), Izzy (age 7) and 1 lioness (age 8).

Crown Ridge is a 501(c)3 non-profit big cat rescue facility, licensed by USDA.  We provide permanent lifelong care for abused, neglected and unwanted big cats.  Crown Ridge strives to maintain our animals’ integrity by providing exceptional physical and mental care.  We help give animals a voice by advocating for conservation o f the species in the wild and the well being of captive big cats.  Through both on and off site presentations, tours and educational programs, CRTS increases public awareness and inspires a change in the big cat crisis.

Raja - Crown Ridge Tiger SanctuaryWe envision a world where wild cats thrive in their natural environments and the need for sanctuaries no longer exists.