A Summer Day with the Big Cats
The National Tiger Sanctuary is one of the most fascinating Branson attractions that offers educational and eco-adventure tour around the beautiful Ozark mountains. This popular Branson attraction is the only facility in the area that houses exotic creatures in a natural habitat. This sanctuary of the big cats provides a safe and stress free to several species that include an African Lion, Black Leopard, a Bengal Tiger, and several Siberian/Bengal Tigers as well as animals of mixed-species. Once you are inside the National Tiger Sanctuary, you can visit the big cats and get up close just three feet away from where you stand. The sanctuary also offers special tours where you can have the opportunity to feed the big cats yourself.
As a non-profit organization, the National Tiger Sanctuary functions as a rescue facility and currently cares about 24 big cats, including white and orange tigers and mountain lion. This tiger sanctuary offers both informative and educational approach to visitors and brings awareness to the environmental conditions and effects on the ecosystem. This facility was established in 2000 to create a protected environment giving a safe natural habitat to diverse exotic creatures. Donations and support from private individuals and other institutions have helped the sanctuary to continue their mission.
This fascinating attraction in Branson also provides interns from many parts of the world giving them the opportunity to study these exotic animals inside the facility of the National Tiger Sanctuary. Many of these interns come to offer volunteer work. The goal of the sanctuary is not just to provide a safe home to our furry friends, through information and education it provides, it can give a positive impact on the ecosystems and the environment.
The National Tiger Sanctuary offers visitors wildlife refuge tours on site. These tours include feeding the exotic animals in the first USDA-approved facility in the country. This wildlife refuge tour offers a unique and amazing experience to visitors of all ages once in a lifetime. There is also a behind the scene tour where you will get to see firsthand experience how the big cats are being cared and fed. You can also have the opportunity to see how the food for the big cats are prepared in the wildlife refuge and you’ll see how the staff assist in the feeding process.
As you tour the facility, you will see the exotic and beloved animals roam freely inside the sanctuary. See their natural instincts, their behaviors, and their adaptability to nature as compared to caged animals. Inside the sanctuary, you can have the chance to feed the animals through a specially-designed tube and watching them move in a distinctive behavior. The safety of all visitors is a top priority in the sanctuary, so it is not permitted to pet these animals or get too close to them.
The National Tiger Sanctuary is a fascinating place to visit as it offers visitors a chance to see several exotic creatures such as African Lion, Black Leopard, Bengal Tiger, and several Siberian Tigers.