Cat Tales Zoological Park, Mead

Cat Tales is a Big Cat and Wildlife Rescue Sanctuary. Our animal population is based on current rescues and forever home needs.

We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 charity. We do charge an admission fee as that is our main support for funding of food for the animals.

Adults $10 --- Children (ages 3-12) $5 -- Seniors & Students $8

The Big Cats are the most active during cool weather and just prior to feeding time which is at about 4:00 pm.

For an up-close and safe experience, anytime during the day, you can Hand Feed a Big Cat or Black Bear. (Fee and age restrictions apply.)

Be sure to enjoy our "Cats of the World" Museum and Nature Gift Shop.

Our Volunteers and Zookeeper Staff are available to answer your questions and tell you more about the animals during your visit.
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  • This was our second trip there, and they have made huge improvements to animal care and guest experiences. The staff there interacts with the animals and it is clear they are happy (the animals and th...  more »
  • This place has mostly keep the feline family of tigers. There are bobcats too. The zoo also has a couple of bears. They have an activity wherein you can feed the tiger and bear for extra fee. Two whit...  more »
  • We went on a snowy day and had the entire place to ourselves. Staff was well educated and quite helpful. For an extra $10 you can safely feed lions, tiger, and bears. Where else are you going to be able to say you fed a bear? Yes, the animals are in small cages. But that is only due to lack of funding. This place operates solely on donations and, frankly, I find it amazing that they can do so much with a paltry budget of $200K/year....So when you visit, be generous and drop a few extra bucks in the donation box.
  • I have a 2 and 4 year old and this place is perfect. They actually get to see all the animals (unlike the huge zoos in Portland and Seattle) and you can see everything in under an hour which means it’s not an all day commitment and you’re not exhausted when you’re done. We often just come in the morning for 45 minutes to get out of the house and the kids love it. Great place and their mission of animal rescue with community help and involvement is superb.

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