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The Cat House

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3718 60th St W, Rosamond, CA 93560-7779
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lcglade wrote a review Jan 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana2 contributions
We found this place after searching online to find out where in the US we could see Snow Leopards - my son's favorite animal. Well what luck that we were able to visit The Cat House soon afterward. It is a great spot and did not disappoint. So many types of big cats, mostly endangered, are housed here. You can see them pretty close up, which is really cool. In the "cooler months" they feed the animals a bit after 2, so that is a good time to plan your visit. Also, bring a few dollars to spend in the gift shop, which is well stocked and reasonably priced.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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baseballcardassassin wrote a review Nov 2019
Los Angeles, California88 contributions52 helpful votes
Meow. This is a must for all cat lovers of all ages. This tiny place can be seen in about an hour. There are endangered cats like tigers, jaguars and jaguarundi. There is even a nocturnal sand cat and a fishing cat. This is place off the beaten path north of Lancaster and Palmdale.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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jess wrote a review Sep 2019
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We went on an incredibly hot day, at around 2pm. Understandably, most of the cats were in their hides, but the staff here was absolutely amazing. One took us around to each cage and told us about the specific cat inside. It was obvious the volunteers and staff care greatly about these animals, as they were able to tell us the age, history, and personality of each individual cat! The enclosures were also amazing. Very clean, roomy, and had a lot of surfaces for the cats to climb and lounge on. Most had pools and some even had moving water! Cats were either kept alone, or with their parent to prevent territorial disputes. All in all, this is an incredibly well-planned and well taken care of place for big cats. They put the needs of the cats above all else. If you wish to support a great facility, and maybe also see some big kitties, definitely visit.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Steve5863 wrote a review Apr 2019
Avon, Ohio12,487 contributions3,994 helpful votes
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After visiting the poppies at Antelope Valley, we had some time left in the day and decided to see what else was in the area. Using the TripAdvisor app, we noticed The Cat House was nearby and, loving cats, we decided take a chance despite not knowing anything else about the location and afraid the cats would all be asleep in mid-afternoon when we would arrive. Arriving, we paid our ten dollars each to enter just as a large tour group was departing. To our surprise, we found many of the cats to be awake and active; we soon learned that feeding time was 2:30pm in the cooler months and we were in for a treat (during the hot summer months, feeding time is after the facility is closed to the public). While the facility is relatively small, there are many different rare cats the can be seen by the public and we ended up staying till they closed at 4pm. Some of the highlights for us included the very cute sand cats, a huge jet black jaguar, extremely rare amur leopards, a large tiger that was particularly active and expressive, and a beautiful mountain lion that was recently rescued by California Wildlife managers. During our visit, we had the opportunity to speak with the director of the facility and not only did we get to learn a lot about rare cats, we discovered that the rescued mountain lion was the exception. The non-profit Cat House’s mission is to work with leading zoos and scientists from all over the world to breed rare cats. Males and females from around the world are carefully paired to create a sustainable, genetically diverse population of the world’s most endangered cats. This mission made our visit and our support of The Cat House all the more satisfying.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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kaylaartt wrote a review Dec 2018
Los Angeles, California628 contributions106 helpful votes
Visited here on way to Death Valley. The Feline Conservation Center has some of the world's most endangered felines; and is a breeding zoo and research facility. While cats of various sizes are in enclosures, you do get a sense of their wonderfulness and how they relate to one another. Many of the staff spoke with us to give us a better sense of programs and successes.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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