Cat Tales Wildlife Center - Making a Difference for Wildlife Rescue, Care & Education Since 1991

A Leader in Wildlife Sanctuaries

We provide a safe, secure home for rescued big cats and other vulnerable wildlife. Our staff and students are professional, safety-oriented zookeepers who dedicate long days to the health and welfare of the animals in their care while unselfishly sharing their time, knowledge, and compassion with all who enter our gates.

Through our education programs we are dedicated to personalizing and transforming awareness of current human/wildlife relationships, the diversity of native animals in the Pacific Northwest, and the exotic pet trade.

Upcoming Events

  • December Hours

    Due to inclement weather and high snow amounts we are adjusting our open hours. We are currently trying to shovel out the access to the…

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - Saturday, December 31, 2022 Cat Tales
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Cat Tales

    Bring your camera / phone camera and capture your unique Santa photos. Enjoy a free hot beverage in our gift shop / nature museum during…

    Saturday, December 3, 2022 - Sunday, December 18, 2022 Cat Tales Wildlife Center
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Our Programs

Our work is centered around making life just a little bit easier for the animals in our care and inspiring the next generation of wildlife ambassadors.

Our Indispensable Volunteers

Become an essential part of our team because you matter in more ways than just giving of your time. Your dedicated skills, engagement, and passion are what make our wildlife care and educational programs shine. You’ll leave feeling fulfilled with the knowledge that you made a difference.


“We are so excited for the future of our organization supporting these amazing animals, and we are so grateful for your support to help maintain that future!” – Heather

Our Work

0 Years as a big cat sanctuary and wildlife rescue
0 + exotic and wild animals given a second chance and forever home
0 Wildlife Academy students, interns, and graduates

Latest Posts

Siberian Tiger Rescue

Siberian Tiger Rescue in Napavine, WA – February 21, 2007. Footage is from the surrender and initial transport of the Siberian tiger family to their forever home at Cat Tales. We share this now as reminder that while this rescue occurred well over a decade ago, the forever care commitment for housing, food, medical, dental…

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