Conservators Center, Burlington

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Have you ever looked a tiger in the eye?

Felt the whole-body impact of lions roaring?

Watched wolves romp through the woods?

These and other once-in-a-lifetime experiences are possible at the Conservators Center, a haven for almost 90 wild animals with a focus on education, conservation, and rescue.

An "oofing" at the Conservators Center is an experience you'll have to feel to believe. It's the earth-shaking sound our 20 lions make when they roar to one another. Our guides call to them on every tour, and you may have the opportunity to hear them from just 5 feet away!

You'll also get up close and personal with tigers, leopards, wolves, lemurs, binturongs, and other exotic species.

Tours, adoptions, memberships, and other donations support our work, so every visit from you helps us help them.

Come for a visit today, and awaken your wild side!

To be among the first to hear about animal news, events, and new experiences at the Conservators Center, sign up for our monthly e-newsletter. www.conservatorscenter.org/news/newsletter Subscribing is easy, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
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  • We love to go over and over again. We always learn new facts and hear fun stories. Please obey safety requests of guides - they are sharing their family with us all and we need to follow their directi...  more »
  • Our tour guide Diana was great and we learned a lot. The animals looked content and well cared for. The facility was clean. We went on the Adult tour and glad we picked it as there were tons of kids o...  more »
  • We took our grandchildren (6 & 10) and they loved the tour! Great variety of animals and friendly, knowledgeable staff and volunteers.  more »
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  • This place is AMAZING!!! My mom, sister, and I went on the adult tour today and we LOVED it!! The people were super friendly and informative! The animals were beautiful and amazing! I cannot wait to go back!! What's even more amazing is that you can volunteer here as well!! I LOVE this place!! AMAZING!!
  • The Center and staff are top notch. From just one visit, I learned not only a lot about the animals and the work the Center does, but also see how dedicated their staff are to the betterment of these beautiful animals, the education of the community, and their honest responsibility to making sure these animals are well cared for and that their species continue to thrive in their natural environment. Our guide, Kim, was not only passionate about her work, but great with kids and adults alike, teaching us and guiding us to a deeper respect for their number one residents. Go visit. Take your children. Get involved. You'll love it! I can't wait to go back.
  • This is truly an amazing place. This is a great cause and a tremendous Center. From conservatory efforts to breeding programs for endangered species, these folks are truly top notch. An experience you'll never forget. Take a tour, bring the family, you will not be disappointed. I bought a membership after my visit, have already been back for an even, plan on making many more visits. Finally an effort worth giving to!!!
  • Excellent! Our tour guide was knowledgable and friendly without being obnoxious. He got the group involved in the tour, and when someone stumped him with a question, he didn't flounder - he was honest and said we could ask one of the keepers for the answer! Wonderful experience for children and adults.
  • On Dec. 30, 2018, Alexandra Black, an intern, was fatally mauled by a lion here. It took approximately 4 hours to recover her body. The staff were unable to subdue the lion; tranquilizer guns were not quickly available. Caswell County deputies shot the lion. Since that time, the Conservators Center has answered no questions about this tragic event, surrounding itself with lawyers. The lion was not rabid, but its rabies shot was not up to date. What else hasn't been checked and kept current? Fencing? Safety procedures? Given the Conservators Center' cover-up, unaccredited status, appalling silence, and lack of transparency, I strongly recommend that you avoid this place, for your safety and the safety of those you love. Until they disclose what happened that day and take steps to prevent it from ever happening again, the Conservators Center should remain closed and no one should visit.
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