This big cat/other animal rescue provides a wonderful experience for kids. The refuge is constantly building habitats for the animals that they have rescued, and there are plaques that explain where the animals lived prior to being brought to Turpentine Creek. Some of their stories are sad and some comical. The animals in the smaller pens are the ones on a waiting list for a habitat, and they all look as they have been well cared for. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The highlight of our visit was watching one of the employees scratch the ear of a female mountain lion through the fence. She actually meowed and then purred like a house cat. I would recommend going at around 5 p.m. when they feed the animals. We were there in the heat of the day, and baked on the walking tour.