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

Making a Difference for Wildlife - One Paw Print at a Time

Spokane’s Premier Wildlife Rescue & Teaching Zoo is OPEN with seasonal hours in the winter depending on conditions.

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.

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


Upcoming Events

  • Celebrating March Animal Birthdays!

    Oscar the Bear 20 Years Old Jynx-the-Lynx 15 Years Old Amala the Bobcat 14 Years Old Fancy the Wolfdog 4 Years Old Ways to celebrate…

    Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - Friday, March 31, 2023 Cat Tales Wildlife Center
  • Transform Your Passion into a Career:

    Experience the Thrill of Learning About and Caring for Earth’s Most Magnificent Predators Professional Zookeeper Programs – Enrollment is OPEN now. Upcoming Program Start Dates…

    Saturday, March 4, 2023 - Sunday, December 31, 2023 Cat Tales Wildlife Academy
  • Give Big 2023

    Mark your calendars to take part in this important fundraiser in support of your favorite charities and nonprofits. We’ll have more information as we get…

    Tuesday, May 2, 2023 - Wednesday, May 3, 2023 Online
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Discover the Wonders of Wildlife: Experience Education, Conservation, and Rehabilitation.

We are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for the animals under our care, nurturing a community of dedicated wildlife enthusiasts who share our passion for animal welfare and conservation.

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

Audio Tour

We are “Test Driving” an audio tour of the animals at Cat Tales. There will be some changes as we work out the kinks, but feel free to listen. We’ll update regularly as it develops.

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Welcome to Our Crew!

Whether student, intern or volunteer there are a few basic tidbits of info that you will all need to know. Here is a little about the day to day and what to expect around here. LICENSING: Cat Tales, Inc. is licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), under the ANIMAL Welfare Act, as a…

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