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Explore Our Exotic Animal and Big Cat Rescue in San Diego

Visit and explore Lions Tigers & Bears in beautiful San Diego County. Embark on a 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 with a Keeper" Experience or one of our "Exclusive Behind the Scenes" Experiences - where you can help our keepers 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. School field trips on Tuesday. Summer Day Camps Wednesdays.

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 Cattle ranch, trading post and bordering the Cleveland National Forest. 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.

Please Note: All visits are by reservation only. Please use our online booking buttons below to arrange your upcoming visit. Prices subject to change without notice. Please feel free to call the office for groups.

MEMBER FOR A DAY

Join us as a "Member for A Day" at Lions Tigers & Bears and enjoy a 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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EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES

Learn about Lions Tigers & Bears' 60+ rescued....
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FEED WITH A KEEPER EXPERIENCE

Take your visit one step further and upgrade to our "Feed with a Keeper" Experience. You will enjoy a 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 help 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 (per person)
  • Saturday: $146 (per person)
  • This experience is available to visitors 18+ with Valid ID
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EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES

Learn about Lions Tigers & Bears' 60+ rescued....
Book Your Visit

FEED WITH A KEEPER EXPERIENCE

Take your visit one step further and upgrade to our "Feed with a Keeper" 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 help 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 (per person)
  • Saturday: $146 (per person)
  • This experience is available to visitors 18+ with Valid ID
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MEMBER VISIT

Are you already a member of Lions Tigers & Bears? If you're not a member you can learn more here.
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MEMBER VISIT

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GIFT CERTIFICATES

Lions Tigers & Bears Gift Certificates make the perfect...
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EVENTS

We offer an idyllic venue to host events. Each year, we host an array of family-friendly events on our beautiful 93-acre property.
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Events

We offer an idyllic venue to host events. Each year, we host an array of family-friendly events on our beautiful 93-acre property.
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Useful Information for Your Visit

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 4-foot metal fork.
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  • 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.
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Rules, Regulations and Suggestions
  • 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.
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Testimonials

"Had an AMAZING time at Lions Tigers & Bears exotic animal rescue and sanctuary today. Wonderful people doing incredible work. Absolutely worth checking out and supporting all they are doing to care for these animals and fight to end the horrific exotic animal trade" 

- Madeliene

Stopped by Lions Tigers & Bears, an amazing sanctuary in which they rescue big cats and bears. You can help feed all of them and get education on the great things they are doing. A great experience!

- American Strong

"Last summer we visited Lions Tigers & Bears Sanctuary and had such a great time meeting all of the beautiful animals that had been saved from horrible conditions/situations. Maverick was one of these amazing creatures & P's favorite of the day. I just learned of his passing yesterday and i am heartbroken. He was such a beautiful soul and know that Lions Tigers & Bears cared for him in every way" 

- Becca

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