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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...more
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This was an awesome experience! The staff is so knowledgeable about the history of these particular cats (and the specific species in general) and the facility. Their dedication and true love is just amazing and inspiring! Any 'animal person' could enjoy a visit to this...More
I went here and had a private tour where I got too see the lions and tigers up close. It was a little intimidating when the lions started roaring but it was amazing! And the little white lion, Luna, is brought out everyday to play...More
This is a wonderful rescue that provides docent led tours. While they have many tigers, they also have lions, servals, bobcats, a black leopard and much more. We have been coming here for years and were so pleased with the improvements they continue to make....More
We took a 3-year old to see the tigers and she had a really good time. They have more than tigers - a lion, some other wild cats, and some other non-cat animals but the tigers were the stars. People who saw our granddaughter days...More
My son is a lover of all cats, big and small so this was planned just for him. It is located in a beautiful area of town with tons of trees and shade. It had just rained and the cats were lazy but this did...More
Tiger Creek is a great place for a family outing. However, before dragging grandmother along be aware that though the walking paths are well maintained, some are fairly steep and it is a rather lengthy walk if you cover the entire refuge. But for those...More
BEAUTIFUL tigers & other cats. This was my 3rd trip to Tiger Creek but this was my first time to go when it was hot and that was a mistake. All the cats (that were out) were lazy, sleeping and laying around. All except two....More
This refuge has about 40 big cats, mostly Siberian tigers. There are also lions, pumas, servals, and bobcats. Our guide told the story for each of the animals. Most of the cats are older and were rescued from some very undesirable conditions. The area is...More
This is a place where you really get to see most of the animals, and the guided tours are usually very educational. Our grandkids love to go here, and we've visited probably 8 times over the past three years. Always fun.
Actually, if you look at its Form 990 (tax report), it is a very small charity, bringing in less than $4 million gross in a year, none of it from government grants. Apparently most of the money it spends comes from... More
Actually, if you look at its Form 990 (tax report), it is a very small charity, bringing in less than $4 million gross in a year, none of it from government grants. Apparently most of the money it spends comes from donations and admission fees.
Outside of its program expenses (cost of operating the refuge, maintaining it, and feeding/caring for the animals), the greatest expense is fund raising. For an operation that small, that doesn't receive government subsidy yet has overhead costs that must be met (the animals do need to be housed and fed), that is not unusual.
Looking at the information available, I don't see any clear waste or excess reserves. Actually, for the last year (Fiscal Year 2016) expenses exceeded income by about $90,000.
Refuges are not cheap, if run humanely.