Lions and Tigers and Wolves! Oh My!

Why we think Cedar Cove is a Louisburg Jewel:

Founder Billy Pottorff was his own man; a man of vision, passion, and caring. Billy was a decorated wounded Vietnam War hero with two Purple Hearts.

Along with the atrocities of war, he witnessed a cruelty to animals that made a strong impression.

He believed these animals were treasures to be protected and his legacy is the passion he had for these Big Cats.

Cedar Cove is a unique and enduring testament to his passion and began just east of where it now sits, in the Pottorffs’ backyard, with a mountain lion named Fred.

His journey was not easy, and we do not need to re-write what has already been written. Please follow the provided links to learn about this wonderful Louisburg Jewel.

William Dean Pottorff Lifestory


Kimar is a Bengal Tiger, born in 2006, who resides at Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory and Education Center. Photo by Cedar Cove.

Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory and Education Center
3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, KS 66053

Thank you, Billy Pottorff – RIP;  Shelly Tooley – RIP; George Criswell; Ron Woods; the Fries; and all of the past and present volunteers that make this possible.