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

Where are we going today?

Everyone has a story, and that holds true for animals too! At Cat Tales Zoological Park where most of the beautiful creatures here have been rescued. Other were transferred or born within the park, but each creature has a story to tell, and it's a great way for kids to realize that animals are just as important as anything else on this planet, and we have to look after them!

Whether you are about to experience Cat Tales for the first time, or if you have been 100 times, there will be something new to experience on each visit! Here, you can walk within 8 ft of the animals, and learn all about them.

You can take a tour of the park on your own, and just learn from all the informative signs that are located around the park. Many of the families, however, choose to enjoy a guided tour, which means you can really immerse yourself in the experience and ask as many questions as you like!

Have you ever wanted to hand feed a lion? Or a tiger? Or a bear? Oh my! To make your day extra special, just purchase a "Treat Bag: and enjoy your own Big Cat and Bear Adventure that allows kids over 8 years to hand feed these beautiful animals (through the public barrier fence of course!)

You never know, at Cat Tales the kids might be inspired to learn about conservation, and endangered species! It's a beautiful day out with beautiful creatures, so why not make your next day out a WILD one!

The big cats are waiting!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$10
  • Children$5 (Under 12 years)
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

10am - 5pm. 4pm close Oct - Apr.

Closed Mondays, but open rest of year

I'm Hungry!

They have plenty of snacks and non-alcoholic drinks in the gift shop!.

Healthy Eating!

There is a picnic area just outside the zoo gates, so why not bring your own food! Take plenty of bottled water too.

Any Top Tips?

You can adopt an animal and help support them if you like!.

Doing our bit

They are ALL about conservation, and by rescuing animals and educating those who visit on conservation, they can ensure these species will continue in the future!.

Need a little extra help?

The park is handicapped accessible, and admission is free!.

Can I get one of those?

They have a great gift shop where you can pick up animal related items, and fun souvenirs to take home!.

More information

Active Duty Military, Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters are FREE admission!.

What people are saying?

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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!!!!!!

by A Google User

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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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