Cat Tales Zoological Park, Mead
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They have a good amount of tigers, even with couple of bears. It seems like they really care and take good care of the animals. Staff are all very friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about the anim... read more »
This is a zoo with mostly wild cats but they do have a bear. Mostly tigers that were used as photo pets. Rescues all. It is a little depressing to see them in cages but at least they have a home. The ... read more »
Maybe it was to hot, 89 degrees, on Saturday the 20th of October. It cost $26 for my husband and I to take our 2 grandchildren (under the age of 12) to see the cats. We were somewhat disappointed. The... read more »
This place is amazing, the facilities are one of a kind. I love that we can learn how to take care of rare and exotic animals in washington. Mothers Free! on Mothers Day :) Our annual time is then or near fall when not so hot and cats more active. Kids fed bear this last time, scared me a bit seeing them so close, but amazing and highly recommend even if its not so close to the animals. :) This is just one gingers opinion though ^v^
Well there are plenty of stupid people writing reviews about this place. Cat Tales is a place for rescued animals, without it most of these animals would be euthanized. They are well cared for by volunteer staff. Consider the admission price a donation to help care for these animals that had nowhere else to go. If people that visit would take the time to actually learn what this place is all about they might not be so critical and judgmental. If you are in the area it is worth a couple hours of your time and a little money to help support the good work being done here.
I took my kids here years ago (i think my youngest was 3. He's 26 now). We loved it. About 14 years later, I suggested we stop with my niece and nephew on the way to Silverwood. They loved it. They fed a tiger and got their faces painted. Now, another 9 plus years later, i am excited to take my grandsons here next month. It has become a family tradition.
Inhumane conditions, very sad to see tigers in such small cages, way worse than a zoo. This place rescues the animals, I'm sure the animals here would rather be dead. Can't believe all the good reviews stating all the good this place does and how these animals would be dead if it wasn't for them, well atleast make the freaking cages bigger and give the cats more shade or put yourself in a cage and shut up. I'm sure all the people who write good reviews on this wouldn't leave there own dog in one of these cages, these animals need way more space.
Nestled between the busy freeway and the railroad tracks you'll find the Cat Tales Zoological Park. I journeyed here from out of town, lured by the name and promise of an "unforgettable experience". It was indeed unforgettable. Upon approaching the wild animal kennels, I mean park...we were greeted by a staffer very focused on her Facebook feed. I did not see a "do not tap on glass" sign so I took my chances disturbing the indigenous. The staffer drained our bank accounts and dwindled our spirits before we even stepped foot on the grounds. I feel I would have been better greeted by a pinecone. Make sure to wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes as the wooden path is a trip to ER waiting to happen. Keep eyes focused downward so as to avoid stumbling over the protruding screws and nails. The park consists of a hundred yard strip lined with dog kennels. Most - I might dare say all - animals in this park appear worse off than the dingiest of rescue centers. Splintered plywood boxes are the only shade afforded to most of the wildlife. Small piles of straw and wood chips littered the cages. It did not appear that any care was awarded to their placement. One lucky Bengal was awarded the only water feature to be found in the park. In the 30 minutes we allowed ourselves to stay we did not see a single animal who was afforded a companion. The only non-cat creature in the park was a mangy black bear who was "rescued" from a garage. I can't imagine any garage being worse than this miserable place. While we watched the bear pace back and forth we observed him pull an unattended staff radio through the fence. After chewing on the unit for a few minutes he proceeded to the pool at the back of his cage, presumably in an attempt to take his own life. Sadly a 12V radio couldn't release this creature from the hell that is his present situation. I would liken the experience to walking though Daukau. Any life these animals could have had ends here.
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