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Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 17552 FM 14, Tyler, TX 75706
Phone Number: +1 903-858-1008
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Description: Welcome to Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, international home to over 37...
Welcome to Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, international home to over 37 rescued big cats. Come meet these majestic animals, learn about the feline species known as Panthera Tigris and find out how you can help to ensure their future in the United States and worldwide.We started Tiger Creek for a very specific purpose: "To provide rescue and rehabilitation of big cats that have been abused, neglected or displaced."It continues to be our guiding mission, and as we continue to expand, we are working to establish large natural settings for the big cats.
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Wild cats from small to big ones

We visited the Tiger Creek refuge and we enjoyed the tour, it was really interesting to listen to our guide. We saw wild cats of all sorts, including tigers and lions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Morges, Vaud, Switzerland
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Morges, Vaud, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We visited the Tiger Creek refuge and we enjoyed the tour, it was really interesting to listen to our guide. We saw wild cats of all sorts, including tigers and lions. Unfortunately, cats are lazy and do not move much, it would have been better if they were playing or had something to do.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I visited in April and were given a tour by Tu, the Vietnamese intern. She was amazing! She told us so much about the animals and seemed really sweet. I feel like we really got a lot for our ticket price. Some of the enclosures, as has been noted by others, seem kind of sad, but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Amazing collection of rescue Cats. First visit and will return to see Big Cats grow and prosper. Doing GREAT rescue work. Intern gave special tour with interesting stories about each animal, their history and progress since being rescued.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great facillity considering non profit organization. Cats well looked after and the facility is presently updating their pens for the bigger cats so they have more room to roam. Staff very knowledgable and passionate about what they do. Car parking new, needs more gravel laid as very, very muddy, it had rained for 2-3 days making the area like a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Visited today with kids on spring break. Even with a little rain the tour guides were great. Very friendly and knowledgable. Very nice facility, clean well kept and expanding. Closest you may ever to to some magnificent cats.

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Biloxi, Ms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had a great visit here for spring break. We were there when they opened at 10 and were soon taken with about 6-8 others for our tour. The tour guide was an intern from Vietnam who was extremely knowledgeable about all of the tigers there. She was a joy to listen to. There were some small older enclosures but... More 

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is amazing. They have a lot of wild cats there. The tour takes about 45 minutes or so and then you can roam around on your own. They are currently expanding so they can provide larger habitats for all of their cats. You can actually see the cats a lot better than at a zoo. I would suggest... More 

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Palestine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Tiger Creek is a Big Cat rescue and sanctuary that is funded through private donations. They work very hard to improve the everyday conditions of the Cats. Most All come from dire circumstances and the staff is happy to share the story of each animal. You can tell that the folks here care a great deal for and respect these... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

These animal rescuers have an outstanding facility to spend a couple of hours at. A great place to take out of town guests. They personally escort you thru the facility and entertain you with background of the cats and lions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This rescue site has nice large confinement areas for the big cats and each has a name and a story. lots of variety for a reasonable donation/fee

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