If you haven’t figured it out by now, we love animals, especially big cats! We get excited any chance we get to interact with them (see our vlog at the end of the post).
Lions Tigers and Bears is a no kill, no breed sanctuary that allows their animals to live out their lives with dignity in a caring and safe environment. Surprisingly enough, they are one of the very few accredited Big Cat Sanctuaries in the US, because they have no other motive but to rescue and love the animals. It really gets you thinking about how many animals are being mistreated. Did you know there are more tigers in captivity in American backyards than in the wild?
When we arrived, we started off by watching videos to learn more about LTB and how they got started. Then after going over the safety rules, we headed out to see the animals. We got the chance to see bears, servals, bobcats, lions, tigers, and a leopard!
During your visit, you can also purchase tickets to do feedings. We each had a ticket and had to make the tough decision on which animals to feed. Jacob decided to feed the grizzly bears.
They have on-site vet facilities so the animals won’t be stressed out from transportation.
Here’s Maverick! He was so playful and most fun to watch. I decided to feed him. :D
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Pro Tips for Visiting Lions Tigers and Bears Alpine CA:
- There’s not much shade, so bring sunblock and don’t forget to reapply.
- Wear closed-toe shoes. You will be walking on dirt paths and through grass.
- Bring a water bottle with you. They do have water bottles for sale in case you forget yours.
- Even if you don’t get to feed the animals, you can watch the other guests do feedings to get a closer view of the animals.
- Please consider bringing food donations during your visit, donating online, or helping out in many other ways as running a facility like this takes a lot of volunteer work and resources.
- Read up on each of the aninals’ stories and how they came to be rescued prior to your visit.
Member-for-a-day Sanctuary Visit: $30
Feed a Cat Sanctuary Visit: $130
What animals do you have a soft spot for?
Which animal would you pick to feed?