Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, located in Eureka Springs, is hosting an online public premiere of their new documentary, “Uncharted,” on Wednesday, July 13 at 6 p.m.
The refuge assisted the Department of Justice in May of 2021 in rescuing the remaining 68 big cats at the Tiger King Park in Thackerville, Oklahoma from Jeff and Lauren Lowe. Ten of those rescued cats were brought back to Turpentine Creek’s sanctuary, and two weeks after their arrival, a six-year-old tiger named Priscilla gave birth to three cubs. Turpentine Creek followed American Zoological Association (AZA) guidelines, allowing Priscilla to raise her cubs independently. The tiger mother proved to be an attentive mother from the beginning, but within days of the cubs’ birth, the Turpentine Animal Care Staff noticed the cubs were unable to walk with their hind legs.
“Uncharted” documents the journey of Priscilla and her cubs at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and the people that dedicated their time to this rescued family. The documentary premiere will be followed by a Q&A with Turpentine president Tanya Smith, animal curator Emily McCormack and head veterinarian Dr. Kellyn Sweeley. Just under 30 minutes in run-time, the documentary and live Q&A will take place via Zoom.
“Uncharted” recently won the Spotlight Award in the “A Show for a Change” film festival in April of 2022. Tickets for the showing can be purchased at the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge website.
Image Courtesy of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge