So we went to a feline sanctuary for a recent field trip. Big cats!
The workers are volunteers who obviously love the animals very much. Our tour guide talked for almost two hours about the various creatures.
They have rescued Bengal tigers (including a mesmerizingly beautiful white Bengal that I could not take my eyes off of), lions, a very quiet little bobcat, a spunky serval, a caracal, a leopard (quite dignified), a cougar, a humorous pair of coatis, and a wily trio of beautiful wolves.
I took photos of the animals in their cages, but what you cannot see is the acres-large wilderness area in which they are allowed to roam. (And, yes, there is a mighty high fence topped off with electric fencing all around the reserve.) The sanctuary plans to enlarge the reserve further in the near future. Lucky cats!
(Of course I took some shots of randomness that simply caught my eye.)
(young lion and lioness)