Michael Jackson decided to close his zoo at his Neverland
Valley Ranch in Los Olivos, California and place his
animals at other facilities, he consulted with his
animals long time zoological Veterinarian, Dr.
Martin Dinnes and asked him which Sanctuary would
make the best home for his tigers, Thriller
and Sabu. A quality facility was Jacksons
priority. Dr. Dinnes took little time in suggesting
The Roar Foundations Shambala Preserve.
common with all the other animals Shambala takes in,
which now total 70 non-domestic felines including
leopards, lions, other tigers, servals, cheetah, mountain
lions. These tigers from Neverland came with no endowment
for their future care. Acceptance of these beautiful
animals by The Shambala Preserve could not be taken
lightly as it costs a great deal of money to properly
care for them the rest of their lives. The lifetime
commitment for these animals is over 20 years, therefore
taking in these 7 year old tigers is more than a 13
year commitment. In any case, sadly, it is rare that
support money comes with any of these animals.