BY ADAM KENT-ISAAC, PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE RAYMER
A fierce roar pierces the silence with frightening volume and intensity.
Then, another roar echoes out from a different place. And another. Suddenly, the whole forest is reverberating with a cacophony of deep, throaty growls and shrieks as lions and tigers and unidentifiable beasts call out to each other in a language all their own.
Over here, a massive lion sporting a majestic mane strips the meat from a bone with nothing but its tongue; over there, a pensive cougar stares off into the distance. A pair of sleek leopards pace back and forth. Bobcats jump and play among the trees.
A simple sign reads “Exotic Feline Rescue Center.”