Big Cats in the Ozarks

Spring has stealthily descended on the Ozarks. Mother Nature has fingerpainted the trees – oak, sycamore, pine, elm, hickory, maple and redbud – in varying shades of rich green life. A pleasant breeze holds the temperature around 72 degrees. The air smells sweet. And in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, a village named Little Switzerland, Victorian cottages perch tenaciously on the mountainside and local craftspeople produce folk art. What’s truly unique, however lies eight miles up the road – the Turpentine Creek Exotic Wildlife Ranch. Here the Jackson family cares for animals from around the country that have been mistreated or abandoned.