Pennsylvania October 14, 2016
The Unique Park Everyone In Pennsylvania Should Visit At Least Once
Nestled just outside of Penns Creek lies a place of hope and natural beauty, a sanctuary where former zoo animals and exotic pets – often unwanted, neglected, or abused – are sent to regain their health and their spirit, and to live out their days in peace. This
wild animal sanctuary in Pennsylvania promises a unique adventure and an up close look at its nearly 300 residents.
Don't let the name fool you. T&D's Cats of the World cares for more than just big cats. In fact, since it opened in 1990, the family-run wild animal sanctuary has rescued countless animals, including...
...tigers, wolf-dogs, bears, raccoons, primates, and parrots.
A federally, state, and locally licensed wild animal sanctuary, T&D's Cats of the World welcomes visitors on select days throughout the year, providing an opportunity for animal lovers to...
...Learn about the animals at the sanctuary, the majority of whom came to the safe haven from private owners, zoos, and government agencies.
Run and funded primarily by the Mattive family, the wild animal sanctuary also welcomes volunteers and donations.
Join the hour and a half walking tour that will allow you to get an up close look at the sanctuary's many residents.
Visitors are asked to respect the animals and their home by not shouting, throwing objects, teasing the residents, or smoking.
Wear comfy, preferably closed-toed, shoes for your foray into the wild.
Watch the residents, many of whom have enrichment toys, go about their daily lives.
The carnivores of the sanctuary consume an estimated 12,000 pounds of meat each month, some of which is donated from local farmers when a cow or a horse dies from natural causes.
The wild animal sanctuary, snuggled in a wooded area, features a predominately flat path with several benches to allow you to sit down when you need a break.
Stop by the Howls and Growls Gift Shop after your tour of the sanctuary grounds. You can purchase ice cream or cold drinks to enjoy at the outdoor picnic tables.
Peruse and buy souvenirs to remember your time at T&D's Cats of the World.
Tours of the wild animal sanctuary have finished for the 2016 season. However, guests can visit the enclosed aviary, where birds enjoy the freedom of flying freely, on select days this winter.
An estimated 300 birds - from parrots to parakeets - call the Free Flight Aviary, which opened in 2016, home.
Walk through the aviary and visit with the many colorful residents.
T&D's Big Cats of the World welcomes individual and group volunteers and donations to help sustain the sanctuary.
Visit this wildlife sanctuary in Pennsylvania during the select days it is open.
Click here to stay abreast of the sanctuary’s hours. You may also want to visit Wolf Sanctuary in Lititz.
P.O. Box 186
Penns Creek, PA 17862