Not a zoo, not a commercial roadside enterprise; the Tiger Preservation Center is a sanctuary. From their mission statement:
The Tiger Preservation Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit federally licensed rehabilitation facility for endangered species. Our mission is to provide sanctuary and care of injured, abused or orphaned exotic wildlife, with an emphasis on big cats. We are dedicated to the support, survival and preservation of present and future generations of endangered species.
Many of these animals were in very bad situations. The center works with each one to regain its trust, helping all of them to live their lives in a safe and secure environment. With love and respect the big cats there exhibit a bonding with their handlers that is seldom seen in the big cat species.
The Tiger Preservation Center currently houses over 25 big cats, along with other animals. They are always adding new residents, so don’t be a stranger!
Open weekends by appointment only. Admission: $8 per person, 5 and under FREE.