Close up of a cougar staring into the camera

Tahi

Tahi is a petite mountain lion who retains her natural shyness and catlike curiosity. Before her rescue, she was kept in a basement and was malnourished and declawed. Tahi gets the zoomies pretty often, dashing around the trees and peeking from hidey holes in her garden. She delights in fresh trout, grabbing the fish by the head and running into her shelter so no one can steal it.

Animal Fact

Cougars are solitary creatures, interacting only to mate. In the wild, cougars can live to around 10 years and as long as 20 years in captivity (Animal Fact Guide).

Photos of Tahi

Stories About Tahi

Note: Many of our posts are collections of stories about multiple animals at Earthfire. The animal you’re looking for may not be shown in these post previews, but each post does contain a relevant story. 

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In a recent team meeting, we talked about the connections that each of us have with the animals. It struck me just how similar humans and animals are when it comes to making friends and connections, and that those connections don’t need to be textbook definitions. As each of us

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Snapshots of Earthfire

Between getting ready for winter and speaking at a variety of events, we’ve been especially busy lately. But Dante Rios, our animal caretaker, has been delighting us with beautiful pictures of our animal residents. Please enjoy!  (Click to enlarge)

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Woman holding a black and white fox

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In a recent team meeting, we talked about the connections that each of us have with the animals. It struck me just how similar humans and animals are when it comes to making friends and connections, and that those connections don’t need to be textbook definitions. As each of us

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White bison eating hay

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Between getting ready for winter and speaking at a variety of events, we’ve been especially busy lately. But Dante Rios, our animal caretaker, has been delighting us with beautiful pictures of our animal residents. Please enjoy!  (Click to enlarge)

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Wolf eating carcass

Creature Comforts

We are excited to have Animal Enrichment Specialist Steve Hill on site working with all of our sanctuary residents, but we’re not as excited as the animals. Steve traveled here from England and immediately began immersing himself in his work. He spouted ideas within minutes and started early with a

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Porcupine napping on a log

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Moving days are stressful enough, but imagine if you were moved and no one told you what was happening. That would quickly turn a stressful day into a scary day. For Piney the Porcupine, moving day was a little scary. He had to wait in an unknown area with the

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