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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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Want to see lions and tigers?

Very interesting place. Lions, tigers, at times bears, cougars. Tours are available by... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Alexandria, Louisiana
Neat One-of a-Kind-Place

We had a calf die unexpectedly. Took the remains for feeding the cats. Nothing goes to waste. Great... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Ron B
Fort Worth, Texas
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245 County Road 3422, Bridgeport, TX 76426-6811
+1 940-683-8115
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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 sangoma987
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
Reviewed 10 June 2016

C.A.R.E is NOT a facility that exploits animals. It once was a "breeding facility". Later it morphed into a animal sanctuary & research facilty. When I say research, I don't mean experimental. They specialize in providing permanent homes for certain exotic animals, that have abandoned...More

Thank Scott E
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I'd never heard of the place but found it while exploring Wise County website. Went with a friend and was impressed. It is very clean, safe, interesting and apparently well run. There are over 40 animals on the 20 acre site. During the tour you...More

Thank Maggie H
Reviewed 7 May 2016

First and foremost, these big cats look well-fed, well cared for, and comfortable in their environment. They come here needing a home for life, due to disability, injury, neglect or abuse, or the selfish cruelty of those who buy them as babies and must discard...More

2  Thank RovingCriticDFW
Reviewed 10 June 2015

This is such an awesome place to see these cats so close and hear the stories of how they came to refuge is really cool. I am fortunate to live close enough to hear them wind down late in the evenings. I used to visit...More

1  Thank KristiandDon
Reviewed 26 April 2015

We took 4 of our grandchildren (ages1-11) to their Halloween Open House. Activities for the kids before the tour was a great way to spend the wait time. They loved the tour and getting to chunk goodie bags over the enclosure to the cats. I...More

2  Thank TxYaYa
Reviewed 3 November 2014

We went here after seeing several video's posted on Vine. We went in the morning and was the first tour of the day. It was feeding day so the tigers were a bit more active than if it were not a feeding day, or later...More

1  Thank Crystal S
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Have taken a tour of this place on multiple occasions. The staff are all friendly and knowledgeable. They will give you a cat by cat background during the very close up tour as well as encourage visitors to ask questions. You can tell that the...More

2  Thank Craig K
Reviewed 19 February 2014

We have used them on several occasions to take our dead livestock. They feed the tigers and lions with the meat. I much rather donate then just bury the aged dead animals.

4  Thank arw195651
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