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

Spokane's own Wildlife Rescue and Teaching Zoo

Cat Tales is open with seasonal hours in the winter depending on conditions.

Go on a Virtual Tour from the comfort of your home.

Walk within 10 feet of tigers, bears, pumas, bobcats, lynx, wolfdogs, foxes,  and the other animals that call this sanctuary/zoological park – home. Go at your own pace or schedule a tour.

Our “Cats of the World” museum and gift shop are a highlight for many. Opportunities to feed big cats, bears and foxes in a safe and protected environment are available. Restrictions apply.


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

Big Cat Public Safety Act signed by President Biden

How ‘Tiger King’ helped kill the industry it made famous Landmark U.S. legislation bans cub petting, tiger selfies, and breeding big cats as pets. What does that mean for the thousands of captive cats? The lucrative cub-petting industry that the Netflix docuseries Tiger King thrust into the spotlight is now illegal in the United States.  The Big…

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Scholarships for Zookeeper Training

Student application process for scholarships through Innovia Foundation to attend the Professional Zookeeper Program. Scholarship applications for the 2023-24 academic year are now open! Over 30 scholarships, just ONE application. Scholarship programs for the 2023-24 academic year opened on December 1, 2022 and close March 3, 2023. Each year, Innovia awards over $300,000 in scholarships…

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