IDAVILLE, Ind. (AP) — State wildlife officials have seized four tigers and
three other big cats from a northern Indiana animal sanctuary, saying
inspectors found violations of its permits.
Officers took the tigers, a lion, a bobcat and a mountain lion from Great
Cats of Indiana near the White County community of Idaville on Tuesday.
Department of Natural Resources Lt. Dan Dulin tells the Journal & Courier of
Lafayette that officers began investigating the facility after a complaint
about its enclosures and care for the animals.
The phone number listed for the facility wasn’t in service Wednesday. An
email from The Associated Press to facility director Rob Craig wasn’t
WFLI-TV reports Great Cats stopped giving public tours in 2010, the same
year Craig shot two tigers that had escaped from their cage.