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Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, Tyler

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  • We visited on a sunny Sunday in October, a Puma called Tin Cup (because that's how big he was when he was rescued) was playing with huge pumpkin, just as my cat would have played with a bauble! There ...  more »
  • We visited with friends and highly recommend a guided tour. The tour guide was able to tell us the story behind each tiger and lion at the refuge. He let us know how and why they are there, how old th...  more »
  • We recently visited here and we had a great time. It's amazing how close you can get to these animals in their enclosures. If you like to visit the zoo to see the big cats then you'll love this place.  more »
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  • We went around noon so most of the cats were not very active, but we could still see them and learn their stories. They are obviously well cared for and loved. Wish we could have taken the extended tour and seen the training session. Our 8 & 13 year old grandkids really enjoyed seeing the large cats and learning about them. Would recommend going earlier in morning when cooler.
  • Great place for day trip for all ages. First class facilities for an animal reserve. Beautiful cats are obviously well cared for. Will visit again soon.
  • Big, beautiful cats and beautiful ranch. We enjoyed talking with the keepers and trainers. Worth seeing when your in the Tyler area.
  • TCWR is doing wonderful things rehabbing these abused great cats! These animals live in safety & comfort, being cared for by passionate volunteers, some of whom are students getting valuable exp before going on to careers in zoos, veterinary medicine, & wildlife preserves.
  • This was not at all what I expected for a "refuge" or "sanctuary". It's a big cat zoo. The cages are far too small for such large cats. I understand the need for enclosures for the predators, but I was hoping for something that would give them room to at least feel like they were free. I got my hopes up when the guide mentioned they were acquiring a large bit of acreage adjoining the refuge only to have those hopes dashed when she said they're turning that part into an RV park and other things for humans. The people were friendly and the cages were clean, but they were cages no better than we have in our local zoo (which are also depressing).

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