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Explore Our Exotic Animal and Big Cat Rescue in San Diego

Explore Our Exotic Animal and Big Cat
Visit and explore Lions Tigers & Bears in beautiful San Diego County. Embark on a two-hour guided educational visit of the sanctuary and animal habitats. Meet lions, tigers, bears, and other big cats like leopards, bobcats, mountain lions, and servals, along with dozens of ranch animals. Enjoy the most amazing animal encounter in San Diego with our "Feed a Wild One" Experience or one of our "Exclusive Behind the Scenes" Experiences - where you can feed a lion, tiger or bear of your choice, all while learning about their incredible rescue stories. Visits take place Wednesday through Saturday and all ages are welcome.

Home to more than 60 animals, representing 19 species, the ranch has a rich history for you to soak in and explore. Lions Tigers & Bears is located on what was once a stage coach stop. During your visit, you will see the historical adobe structure that still exists on our grounds.

You can come as a "Member for a Day" or upgrade to the "Feed a Wild One" Experience to feed one of the animals during your visit. Better yet, join us for an "Exclusive Behind the Scenes" Experience to feed all of the animals you meet. 

All visits are by appointment only. Please use our online booking buttons below to arrange your upcoming visit. Prices subject to change without notice. Please Note: As of February 15, 2019 - all bookings that take place over the phone will be charged a $10 surcharge per booking transaction. Members will not be charged this fee. 
Member for a Day at Lions Tigers & Bears, Alpine

Member for a Day

Join us as a "Member for A Day" at Lions Tigers & Bears and enjoy a two-hour guided visit of our scenic sanctuary and historic ranch where you will get to meet the exotic animals and big cats and learn their heartwarming rescue stories.

 

  • Wednesday - Friday: $43 Adult / $26 Child
  • Saturday: $46 Adult / $26 Child 
  • Child rate is for ages 12 and under
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Feed a Wild One Experience

Take your visit one step further and upgrade to our "Feed a Wild One" Experience. You will enjoy a two-hour guided visit of our scenic sanctuary and historic ranch where you will get to meet the exotic animals and big cats, learn their heartwarming rescue stories, and feed one of the big cats or bears of your choice. Be sure to bring your camera to capture this once in a lifetime moment!

 

  • Wednesday - Friday: $143 
  • Saturday: $146
  • This experience is available to visitors 18+ with Valid ID
Lions Tigers & Bears Behind the Scenes for Two, Alpine

Exclusive Behind the Scenes

Learn about Lions Tigers & Bears' 60+ rescued animals from one of our super knowledgeable keepers! During your Exclusive "Behind the Scenes" Experience you and a guest will be guided around the sanctuary grounds to meet and feed our big cats and bears while learning about their rescue stories. This is an incredible, intimate opportunity to truly understand what it takes to care for these special animals.

 

  • Donation: $500 for 2 Guests
  • Upgrades available for additional guests
  • This experience is available to visitors 18+ with Valid ID
Behind the scenes with the bears, California

Behind the scenes with the bears

For all of you bear lovers out there - join us on an Exclusive "Behind the Scenes" Experience with the Bears! One of our very knowledgeable keepers will guide you and a guest around the sanctuary grounds to meet our rescued bears, share their rescue stories and help you feed them a portion of their daily diet.

 

  • Donation: $325+ for 2 Guests
  • Upgrades available for additional guests
  • This experience is available to visitors 18+ with Valid ID
Behind the scenes with the Big Cats

Behind the scenes with the Big Cats

For all of you big cat lovers out there - join us on an Exclusive "Behind the Scenes" Experience with the Big Cats! One of our very knowledgeable keepers will guide you and a guest around the sanctuary grounds to meet our rescued big cats (lions, tigers, leopards, mountain lions and bobcats), share their rescue stories and help you feed them a portion of their daily diet.

 

  • Donation: $325+ for 2 Guests
  • Upgrades available for additional guests
  • This experience is available to visitors 18+ with Valid ID
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Gift Certificates

Lions Tigers & Bears Gift Certificates make the perfect gift for any occasion! 
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Member Visit

Are you already a member of Lions Tigers & Bears? Then click below to book your visit today! Be sure to have your Membership Booking ID handy to complete your booking. 
 
 

Useful Information for Your Visit

Waiver

  • All guests must sign a waiver. A digital waiver will be included in your confirmation email. Please complete this waiver PRIOR to your scheduled visit. 
 

Directions

  • Call the office for directions, at (619) 659-8078 x 1.
 

Rules, Regulations and Suggestions

Please follow these rules and suggestions to make your visit more enjoyable and to ensure your safety and the safety of our animals:
 
  • All guests must check-in with a staff member at the Check-In Kiosk before beginning their adventure.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No running is allowed at the ranch.
  • Lions Tigers & Bears is a "NO CONTACT" sanctuary. For your safety and that of the animals, we enforce a strict no-touch policy. All of our habitats have a secondary perimeter fence which prevents anyone from coming into direct contact with the animals. All Feeding Experiences are conducted behind the safety perimeter fence, with a 3-foot metal fork. 
  • Lions Tigers & Bears is located in a high-risk fire area, and smoking IS NOT permitted anywhere on the premises.
  • Wear layers of clothing for varying temperatures and comfortable shoes for walking on dirt pathways and grass.
  • Bring plenty of drinking water for your visit. Water is also available for purchase on-site.
  • You are welcome to bring your cameras. However, all photographs and video taken on Lions Tigers & Bears premises are for your personal use only and are not to be used for commercial or financial gain. All photos taken by on-site staff and volunteers are the property of Lions Tigers & Bears and may be used on our website and social media platforms, as well as in eNewsletters and printed marketing materials, a photo release is included in the Waiver of Liability and Release that all guests must sign. 
  • Pets are not allowed in the sanctuary - not even if you leave them in your car (which is not a good idea anyway!).
  • Any visitors who choose to not follow our rules will be asked to leave.