Cat Tales Zoological Park, Mead

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Cat Tales Zoological Park is a USDA Licensed - Class C - Exhibitor that helps rescue and protect big cats. It is located in Spokane, Washington, United States. As of Winter 2015 they provided a home to 27 big cats, 2 black bears, and 7 parrots.Cat Tales Zoological Park was founded in early 1991 by Mike and Debbie Wyche as a non-profit charity and incorporated on July 27, 1991. Cat Tales is also home to a school which teaches zoo-keeping. Cat Tales Zoological Training Center is a Washington state licensed trade school. Cat Tales is Spokane's only zoo.
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  • I have lived in Spokane since 1993 and had never been to Cat Tales. I was horrified. Those poor big cats pacing in small enclosures. I felt nothing but pity and couldn’t get out of there fast enough.  more »
  • I’ve visited here every time I’ve been in Spokane and it’s my favorite place to visit. It is a small “roadside” zoo/retirement home for many large beautiful cats; predominantly tigers. The staff are a...  more »
  • This is a rescue operation, the animals are well cared for. They are all in cages and you can get an up-close view. Each animal has a story. It is not fancy but would be great for kids because of its ...  more »
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  • OK, this isn't Disney Land or the feline version of Sea World. Know this before going. This is a big cat rescue operation. They are on a very tight budget and I'm amaze with what they have done with so little. Yes some of the reviews here are right that the enclosures are too small. However the space given to the animals is much more than required by authorities. If you are upset that the animals are not given an acre each, you will need to either donate a huge amount of money or work to change the statutes regulating zoos. Also remember that the hard working people here are not big cat collectors. They are doing their best to rescue, provide medical care, provide clean enclosures with adequate food and relocate the animals when they can.
  • My boys an I had a beautiful time here I always love coming here an look forward to planning my trip soon as my boys have grown so much sense my last trip thank u for saving these animals an giving them a chance to live . I use to also as a child come here an visit these animals. I think it’s fantastic to get the opportunity to see these big cats . One time I tried figuring out how I could help donate I was a little sad as my plan didn’t work or cause they don’t feed them fish , not sure why . But I had a huge hook up where I live with a local fish hatchery
  • My son loves tigers so we drove the 2hr drive to Spokane to see them. We were not disappointed. The tigers were active, the staff was very helpful and friendly. The gift shop was cute and enjoyable. My 4yo and 2yo loved the experience.
  • It's a cute little place to bring your kiddos! Definitely will be back for more big cat fun. Only down side is some areas smell a little like a litter box but your nose gets used to it.
  • I give Cat Tales five stars because I LOVE big cats. If you ask me they are the most graceful and majestic animals on Earth. It's amazing to see them as up close and personal as you do at Cat Tales. If you're a big cat fan, it's definitely worth the price of admission and more. The animals are kept in humane conditions and the staff clearly work hard to keep their enclosures clean and presentable.
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