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Feeding Tour provided by National Tiger Sanctuary

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About
National Tiger Sanctuary is a non-profit, rescue organization that provides a permanent home for exotic and domestic animals. Our diverse learning campus is dedicated to preservation of the environment and exemplary animal care. We provide unique educational programs and experiences to foster a love and appreciation for nature in the heart of every visitor.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Includes the Awareness Tour, plus see leopards and/or mountain lions. Watch the big cats eat and hear them crunch through bones! An average tour includes a 1/4 mile walk on a gravel path. There are benches along the tour route where you can stop and rest. Strollers, electric scooters, and wheelchairs are welcome on the tour. We have electric scooters available to rent, but reservations are recommended due to limited availability.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Includes the Awareness Tour, plus see leopards and/or mountain lions. Watch the big cats eat and hear them crunch through bones! An average tour includes a 1/4 mile walk on a gravel path. There are benches along the tour route where you can stop and rest. Strollers, electric scooters, and wheelchairs are welcome on the tour. We have electric scooters available to rent, but reservations are recommended due to limited availability.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 162121P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Awareness Tour
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • National Tiger Sanctuary, 518 State Hwy BB, Saddlebrooke, MO 65630, USA We recommend you arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour in order to give you plenty of time to get checked in, use the restroom, or start looking around in our gift shop and backyard.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Awareness Tour
Departure details
  • National Tiger Sanctuary, 518 State Hwy BB, Saddlebrooke, MO 65630, USA We recommend you arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour in order to give you plenty of time to get checked in, use the restroom, or start looking around in our gift shop and backyard.
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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Maegan H
1 contribution
Return Visitor
Nov 2021
My husband and I have been six times now, and we enjoy every single visit.
I recommend going to the feeding tour in the morning so you can see the cats get breakfast. The cats are more active and vocal in the morning and cooler weather, so you get a unique experience.

This sanctuary is a haven for all types of animals, and they are the gold standard for what you want to see in a genuine sanctuary. The big cats are well cared for, direct contact from employees/humans is limited, personalities evaluated, and environments adjusted to keep each cat happy.

We see different cats almost every tour because they rotate which cats are on the tour route to keep the animals comfortable if animals show signs of stress, they aren't on the tour route.

If you enjoy big cats (along with lemurs, foxes, and wolves), you will not be disappointed by this tour. 
Written November 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nanny 1958
3 contributions
Definally going back
Oct 2021
Up close and personal with the animals. Animals looked healthy and well taken care of. Our guide was informative, friendly and had good interaction with the animals.
Written October 14, 2021
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Linda K
Freeport, IL2 contributions
Great experience
Sep 2021 • Family
We took our family of 11 to the tiger sanctuary. The kids and adults absolutely loved it. Ben was great at answering questions. He was very friendly and was knowledgeable. I highly recommend people to go there and see how well the animals are treated .
Written September 26, 2021
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Linda H
Appleton, WI55 contributions
Beautiful cats
Sep 2021 • Family
This tour was great. We got to “meet” about 20 cats who came to greet us as they got a snack. We learned about their history and a bit about their species. Just be aware of the capuchin monkey who might say hello through the restroom window!!
Written September 23, 2021
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chloe4cat
2 contributions
Amazing!
Aug 2021 • Friends
We had a wonderful visit here. The work they do is amazing - rescuing and caring for abused big cats or ones that would have been euthanized. Our tour guide, Sadia was awesome. Worth every penny and profits go to care for the animals.
Written August 26, 2021
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jenna
1 contribution
10/10
Aug 2021 • Friends
Cannot recommend this enough, the experience was really cool and the sanctuary itself is doing great work. Feeding tour was nice in that it meant we were guaranteed to see some cats up close and it was fascinating to hear them crunch on bones. It's hot in the summer but we stood mostly in the shade or walked around so it wasn't too bad. Tour guide was super knowledgeable and friendly and the tigers were cool :)
Written August 26, 2021
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ixoye80550
Granbury, TX86 contributions
Feeding Tour is Amazing!
We loved our visit. Great upclose encounters with cats. Wonderful guides. The feeding tour is a must! Loved it! Don’t miss this when you are in the Branson area.
Written August 19, 2021
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Stephanie B
9 contributions
Love, love, love
Paid extra to have 4 members of our party feed the cats. Very awesome. You can tell the cats are well taken care of and the staff genuinely cares about them.
Written August 3, 2021
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Heather M
2 contributions
Feeding Tour
Jun 2021
This was an excellent way to spend our morning. We did the feeding tour and our guide provided an excellent and knowledgeable tour which lasted about an hour. All of the cats came over to fence so that they could easily be seen and photographed. Well worth the $40.00 admission which is used to care for the animals.
Written June 28, 2021
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Rachel S
Kansas City, MO13 contributions
Great experience!!
May 2021 • Couples
We did the Behind the Scenes tour, it was great!! First up we met some of the big cats (black jaguar, mountain lion, tigers) while a staff member fed them chicken snacks through the fencing. Then we ourselves got to feed chicken leg snacks to two white tigers through a push tube system (safely from 3 feet away) which was incredible!! We continued the walking tour and met the rest of the big cats, then got on a tram to go visit the “retired” cats- ones who are older or camera/people shy. Most of them did not come out to say hi but it was cool to see their area and learn more about them/their stories from the guide. Then we saw the arctic foxes and the wolf hybrids in their habitats, then we got to decorate a cardboard box with edible/non-toxic paint...after the paint dried the boxes were stuffed with paper scraps and sprayed with perfume/pheromones and given to the white tigers for their enrichment, we got to see them tear open and rip apart the boxes we had decorated especially for them!
There were also two rescued lemurs and two rescued monkeys when we went.
The habitats were plenty roomy and had lots of enrichment items. Fresh water always available, full pools for when it gets hot, shade and soft grasses/hay and shelter from the rain available, all the basics appeared to be done very well. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and told us all about how the big cats’ diets, socialization, enrichment, and medical concerns are catered to very carefully. Cats themselves appeared relaxed and comfortable- no pacing, over-grooming, or worrisome captivity behaviors.
Our Behind the Scenes Tour also included some gifts from the gift store which I think may change based on the seasons/what’s in stock.
Overall it was a great experience and the ticket fees go towards helping to take care of these awesome animals so we felt really great about it.
Will definitely visit again sometime!!
Written May 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: National Tiger Sanctuary
Fred K
Fred K
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Sometimes you can too close to tigers
I love this place. I wanted to take my grandkids here for a long time. I learned so much about big cats and how the
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Absolutely recommend for those who love animals of all kinds!
The behind the scenes tour was amazing! The staff is so knowledgeable about each of the exotic and domestic reside
GoPlaces052215
GoPlaces052215
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Amazing big cat sanctuary
Super friendly staff. Very informative tour. Awesome up close look at these rescued majestic cats who are very well
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Open Air Tram Tour
My husband and I took the open air tram tour. He has been to the sanctuary many times and still loved it. This wa
B7828CScindym
B7828CScindym
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Amazing!
My son and I did the "Behind the Scene" tour and it was AMAZING!!! I love how we got to meet each of the staff beca
ladybug2460
ladybug2460
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Wow, this place is awesome.
The tiger sanctuary is definitely worth a visit. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and told us each animals sto
dianab725
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Great tour for learning about large predators. Not a typical "animal safari" experience.
I took the Behind the Scenes tour on 5/29/21. It starts with an introduction to the cats that have no problem with
lisajC9899WZ
lisajC9899WZ
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Nice informative tour
They have a nice place for tigers that need lifelong care. Well built roomy enclosures, clean and pleasant environm
Tammy K
Tammy K
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did 2 different tours, and well worth the money to see these beauties
They have 40 tigers/lions at this time, and got to see many. It was a cold and rainy day, but the animals still sho
alternativeavenue
alternativeavenue
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Missouri Must Do
We grabbed Groupons and headed out. Part of our group opted to pay a little more for the Feeding Tour. Me and my
REAS1104
REAS1104
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Awesome experience!
We chose to do the tram tour. It holds about 20 people. They drive you around their property where you can see all
briansA4643NZ
briansA4643NZ
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Awesome visit
Brought my dog with me to take the tour. We both had an awesome time. Definitely a worthwhile visit. All employe
GlutenfreeCeliacat
GlutenfreeCeliacat
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Fabulous
We took the team tour with our 5 and 7 year old grandsons. It was perfect and our tour guide was Amy. She was so h
wwgang
wwgang
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Tram
We did the tram tour. Not worth 80 bucks at all. 40 for 2 would be plenty. Our guide was funny and tried her best t
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J1442KQkarenf
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It could not have been better.
We did a behind the scenes tour and it was well worth the cost! Not only did we get to go with a group on a feedi
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