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Cat Tales
N. 17020 Newport Hwy
Mead
WA
99021
Tel: 509 238 4126

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Lions and Tigers & Bears, Oh My.... but wait, there is more... Leopards and Jaguars and Servals and Pumas, and reptiles and.... Oh heck, just come and visit ..Just Zoo It! You can even hand feed a Lion or Tiger. You can Shop. You can Eat. Most important is you will have a GREAT TIME!!! The Best Zoo in the World to learn the profession of Zookeeping at the Zoological Training Center.
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    Loved it! Cheap price for admission and a great way to see the animals up close. I like how all the cages are connected to orher cages so they have a little more room than it looks at first. People were great! Super nice. Will definitely come back and donate.

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    Overpriced and dirty

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    The place is small, the facilities are humble, and the diversity is slim. That being said the place is *clean*, and the cats look *healthy*, if perhaps a bit bored. Previous posters don't mention that this zoo is almost entirely funded, managed, and staffed by the local community. We got some great pictures here. Honestly it's worth about an hour of your time (if you read anything, 20 min if you don't) and the price of admission, which *at the time of this writing* was $10 adult (less 4 students, even less for kids). (CALL Ahead!)
    Service was EXCELLENT....Read More

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    What a complete waste of money!!!! This was the most horrible "zoo" I have ever been to. It is not a zoo, it is a big cat kennel. It literally took us 10 min to see all the poor, sad, miserable animals pacing back and forth in tiny cages and it's over. Do not waste your money or time to drive here, you will be disappointed, and depressed for these poor animals. Worst experience ever!! This place should be ashamed of themselves keeping these gorgeous creatures in these small pathetic cages and then to have the gall to charge the...Read More

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    This zoo is a small zoo, but an up close and personal zoo. You will never have another opportunity to get this close to lions or tigers anywhere else. If you have been to a big city zoo, you have to look through binoculars to see the cats, here you get the opportunity to stand within 5 feet of them and feed them! You wont be here for more than a few hours, there is only so much to see and do, and not alot of walking, but it is worth the small price you pay to get in. I would recommend going at feeding time, all the animals are awake then, mid day...Read More

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by Jeremie Tisby

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The place is small, the facilities are humble, and the diversity is slim. That being said the place is *clean*, and the cats look *healthy*, if perhaps a bit bored. Previous posters don't mention that this zoo is almost entirely funded, managed, and staffed by the local community. We got some great pictures here. Honestly it's worth about an hour of your time (if you read anything, 20 min if you don't) and the price of admission, which *at the time of this writing* was $10 adult (less 4 students, even less for kids). (CALL Ahead!)
Service was EXCELLENT. I had a grievance regarding a descrepancy between the Internet advertised price of admission and the physically *posted* price. The staff of mostly students/interns handled my request like professionals by promptly escalating me "to someone who CAN." Hence, my party and I got what we wanted, and I donated the difference to Cat Tales.
To be sure, I may be biased about the service. I handled a conflict deftly by not being a douche-bag, which according to head-handler Matt, is not what most people do.
IMO the next time someone or something doesn't meet your expectations: stay Calm, Smile, say Please and Thank You, Read and Ask questions, look for Solutions in that Big Picture and you may just find yourself in a win-win situation.

by A Google User

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What a complete waste of money!!!! This was the most horrible "zoo" I have ever been to. It is not a zoo, it is a big cat kennel. It literally took us 10 min to see all the poor, sad, miserable animals pacing back and forth in tiny cages and it's over. Do not waste your money or time to drive here, you will be disappointed, and depressed for these poor animals. Worst experience ever!! This place should be ashamed of themselves keeping these gorgeous creatures in these small pathetic cages and then to have the gall to charge the public to see it is a crime!!!! AWEFUL!!!! SAD!!!!! GROSS!!!!!!

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This zoo is a small zoo, but an up close and personal zoo. You will never have another opportunity to get this close to lions or tigers anywhere else. If you have been to a big city zoo, you have to look through binoculars to see the cats, here you get the opportunity to stand within 5 feet of them and feed them! You wont be here for more than a few hours, there is only so much to see and do, and not alot of walking, but it is worth the small price you pay to get in. I would recommend going at feeding time, all the animals are awake then, mid day all of them are napping, but when we went from about 4-6 pm they were pretty lively because it was feeding time. For our family of 6 it is a worthwhile drive.

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