Mountain lions in the Mountain State, check out their sanctuary in Preston County!
After working in a large metropolitan zoo, Mark Jenkins fell in love with mountain lions, but there was a problem. He became aware of a growing problem in exotic pet trading. Mountain lion cubs are cute and cuddly, but they grow into 200 pound carnivores that have no business in people's homes. Unfortunatly, the lions end up caged, chained, malnourished and in horrible health. Jenkins moved back home to Preston County and created Cooper's Rock Mountain Lion Sanctuary. Currently housing 4 mountain lions and 1 bobcat, Mark is passionate about these big cats. The animals have 175 acres to call home, and are helping educate the public about the evils of the exotic pet trade. Make an appointment, and come visit the cougars!
FOR MORE INFORMATIONCOOPERS ROCK MOUNTAIN LION SANCTUARY
Person Interviewed: Mark Jenkins
Location: Preston County, West Virginia
Address: Route 1, Box 332-K, Bruceton Mills, WV 26525
Admission Fee: Free
Reservations: Visitors by appointment only
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