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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit the Exotic Feline Rescue Center. Long before Joe Exotic got the country talking about big cats, there was Joe Taft, a regular guy, who began raising and rescuing these types of felines in Indiana.

Our podcast is an audio guide to the world’s wondrous, awe-inspiring, strange places. In under 15 minutes, we’ll take you to an incredible site, and along the way you’ll meet some fascinating people and hear their stories. Join us daily, Monday through Thursday, to explore a new wonder with cofounder Dylan Thuras and a neighborhood of Atlas Obscura reporters.

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