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Cat Tales Zoological Park

N. 17020 Newport Hwy, Mead, WA 99021
509-238-4126
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Mead
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place is very small and subsists almost entirely on donations. Most of the cats are Tigers but there are also Lions, Cougars, Pumas, and a few other cats. They give the larger cats larger cages and they are trying to expand. The more people visit and the more they donate the larger the enclosures become. They have room to... More

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spokane
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I am not prone to visit 'zoos' normally, so this is probably an unfair review. Stuck between the Newport Highway and railroad tracks Cat Tales has limited space. The cages were clean but small, and the cats are big. I asked about the limited amount of space and was told that since the animals were given their meals they no... More

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Kellogg, Idaho
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Very small establishment, took us 10 minutes to walk through the "park" and I believe it was $10 per person. Some animals had large enclosures but a majority of the cats were in small, chain link fence cages. The smaller cats slept in what looked like a chicken coop. I'm usually not one to get worked up about these kinds... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Upon arriving, I believed the zoo extended behind the cages giving these big cats some freedom to roam. I was wrong! The cages were small, the cats looked sad. The area smelled. While I feel the staff was doing their best with what they have, these large cats need some space!! Our drive back to our campsite was a quiet... More

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Entrance fee was T-- $10 adults, $8 for students. The "zoo" was very small, it had maybe a dozen cages. Went through the entire place in about an hour and we felt like we took our time. Don't expect Seattle Zoo or anything, its a local, modest, non-profit place providing shelter & food to rescues. What was a little unnerving... More

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solihull
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I visited Cat Tales with my grandchildren whilst on holiday from the UK. I was very sad to see big cats being kept in such cramped and poor caged conditions. I thought the caging of animals in such conditions was no longer tolerated - The cages and enclosures were much too small and in some cases lacked any facilities for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

I took my 9 year old son and done friends to Cat Tails and it was an excellent time!! The boys learned all about tigers, lions, and bears... Oh my! I loved the white tigers!! It's half the price of sky high, & we got to stay as long as we liked. Educational & fun!

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

I think the people who wrote negative reviews must not have listened to the tour guides. There are reasons the animals are seperated and reasons the enclosures are set up the way they are. Every animal here has a story if you listen. They can't just let these animals go. So anyway for people who care, askthe gguides are knowledgeable.... More

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Vernon, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Where to begin. I SHOULD have listened to the trip advisor reviews and not have taken my family here. I am torn as to what to write for this review. I believe that the staff and people who are running this facility have big hearts, I do believe they really DO want the best for these animals. Unfortunately I don't... More

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Spokane, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We fed both the white cats and the orange cats and had a great time. I highly recommend this if you love big cats.

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