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A Strange Event Between the Wild & the Tame
By Earthfire Among other animals here we have an exquisite, playful, affectionate cougar girl, Tahi, and a determined little three-legged deer, Runs-Like-the-Wind. We treasure them both. Spending time with a member of any species gives you great appreciation for how wondrous and> Read more
Video: Windwalkers Message to the World
Inspired by Rose DeDan’s shamanic journey with our cougar Windwalker soon after he left the earth, an artist and a musician from California Institute for the Arts, who had been touched deeply during his life, worked together to express Rose’s vision> Read more
Video: Mr. Pinkerton the Lynx
Saved from a fur farm as a kitten, Mr.Pinkerton, who is a Lynx, has forever changed many people’s views towards his kind.
Swatworth the Magnificent
Getting a Leg Up
Earthfire Institute, and the wildlife under its care, work as one unit. They help us learn about their kind and we help them tell their story and those of their wild relatives. This mutual love and understanding is what gives all> Read more
VIDEO: Farewell, Windwalker
This is the story of the final days with Windwalker, who lived at Earthfire Institute Wildlife Sanctuary & Retreat Center.
Windwalker is a cougar who came into what appeared to be a spiritual state of beauty and gentleness as he reached> Read more
The Last Few Hours With Our Friend
Sweet and Wise Windwalker
A Long Tail from Earthfire
I had the sadness but much pleasure to spend the last few hours with our friend. He left with happiness and hope for his kind, our own and all species, for all> Read more
Answering the Call of Windwalker the Cougar by Rose De Dan
By Earthfire Answering the Call of the Wild
By Rose De Dan
This year will be my second visit to Earthfire Institute, and while there are many good friends there, I am especially looking forward to spending more time with Windwalker the cougar.
Windwalker> Read more
Video: Windwalkers Purr
By Earthfire For those of you who never had the chance to hear a cougar purr. . . here is the sound of a happy cougar. Jean put the tape recorder right up against Windwalker as he held and petted him. We> Read more
The Trials of a Bobcat
Swatworth the (self named) Magnificent was in a pickle. He had just been enjoying a nice bobcat outing with Jean, complete with periodic delicious treats from Jean’s pouch and all was well with the world. Then a diesel truck roared> Read more
By Earthfire I always wanted a lynx coat until I met a lynx! Mr. Pinkerton, the Earthfire Institute lynx and Philbin, an advisory circle member. Read more
An Earthfire Afternoon
By Earthfire I don’t know if anything can look as miserable as a miserable cat. Not miserable for any actual suffering – but just because it is being asked to do something it does not want to do.
After years of planning and fundraising> Read more
Our Wild Heritage
By Earthfire Bobcats, Lynx rufus, are a smaller cousin of the lynx but more assertive, less retiring, and more adaptable. In fact they are downright cocky. They do not let their size affect their sense of self.
Swatworth, a bobcat and aptly named,> Read more