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Center for Animal Research & Education

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245 County Road 3422, Bridgeport, TX 76426-6811
+1 940-683-8115
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Overnight stay in the Lion suite

My wife and I recently stayed in the Lion Suite, and what an amazing experience it was. We enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Christopher C
"Paradise" Found!

It's no surprise that my location pops up as "Paradise" when I take pictures at CARE. This is one... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Annie D
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The Center for Animal Research and Education is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to education, research, rescue, and long-term care for exotic animals. Located on 20 acres in Bridgeport, TX, CARE currently provides a permanent home to over 40 animals including mountain lions, African lions, tigers, black and spotted leopards, bobcats, ring-tail lemurs, llamas, and a coati. The animals of CARE come from a wide variety of places. Some of the animals were abused, abandoned, or bred to be exotic pets before they came to the facility. Others were retired from shows and traveling, sent from other facilities that needed help, or were simply unwanted by private collectors. Regardless of an animal’s origins, they are all given tremendous love and world class husbandry when they find a home at CARE.
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“cougar” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 15:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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245 County Road 3422, Bridgeport, TX 76426-6811
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+1 940-683-8115
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

My wife and I recently stayed in the Lion Suite, and what an amazing experience it was. We enjoyed a good meal while getting to watch mountain lions, and woke up in the morning to the sound of a lion's roar! The staff taught and...More

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carerescuetexas, Manager at Center for Animal Research & Education, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thank you so much for the review, so happy you found CARE to be as special as we think it is!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

It's no surprise that my location pops up as "Paradise" when I take pictures at CARE. This is one of my favorite places on Earth. The humans are amazing, kind, caring and considerate of all species. They're KNOWLEDGEABLE and take every possible precaution to ensure...More

1  Thank Annie D
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Will not be disappointed. Wear good walking shoes. Don't forget to take water with you. Take lots of pictures. Loved the lemurs.

Thank Darla K
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carerescuetexas, Owner at Center for Animal Research & Education, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the review.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Can’t wait to visit again. I’m an internet follower everyday. Love these cats and the way that they are cared for.

Thank Daniele C
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carerescuetexas, Owner at Center for Animal Research & Education, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the review.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Went to the fall festival with my adult daughter and can’t wait to go back. Everyone I came in contact with was exceptional, informative, and you can tell they really love the animals. My next trip will be to stay in the Safari room right...More

Thank Cleo C
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carerescuetexas, Owner at Center for Animal Research & Education, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the review.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Visited during C.A.R.E.’s annual Fall Festival and loved every moment of my tour. Derek’s style of providing information and entertainment was fun! Highlights: tiger tug-o-war with JP, chicken piñatas for Selena and Chompers, seeing the newest rescued residents Zara and Mika. I came from L.A....More

Thank Amber D
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carerescuetexas, Owner at Center for Animal Research & Education, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the review.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This is not a zoo. This is not a breeding facility. C.A.R.E. takes care of Big Cats (and a few other critters) that need a good home for life. Their people love to share the stories of their animals, and make each visit fun and...More

Thank Christine T
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carerescuetexas, Owner at Center for Animal Research & Education, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the review.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

My fiance and I visited C.A.R.E. after learning of the facility through social media. The animals who reside here are clearly well cared for, happy, and healthy. The intern who lead our tour was knowledgeable and very clear on the rules for the tour. The...More

Thank Sarah Y
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carerescuetexas, Owner at Center for Animal Research & Education, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the review.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very interesting place. Lions, tigers, at times bears, cougars. Tours are available by reservation but you can see animals from your car also.

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had a calf die unexpectedly. Took the remains for feeding the cats. Nothing goes to waste. Great cause and the cats seem very well cared for.

Thank Ron B
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