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Project Survival's Cat Haven

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Big Cats Need Love

I've never visited Cat Haven, however, I am a supporter of sanctuaries for these animals, including... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Vacaville, California
Really amazing experience. Worth the trip!

Well worth the time. The park is so much more intimate than a traditional zoo. You go on a guided... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Santa Monica, California
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“big cats”(12 reviews)
“kings canyon”(4 reviews)
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Project Survival's Cat Haven is open to the public and is an innovative park dedicated to the preservation of wild cats. It specializes in education and is engaged in both captive and range country conservation. It is this link to the conservation...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
38257 E Kings Canyon Rd, Dunlap, CA 93621-9710
+1 559-338-3216
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

I've never visited Cat Haven, however, I am a supporter of sanctuaries for these animals, including Big Cat Rescue, Kevin Richard's Lion Sanctuary in South Africa and Cat Haven. I hope to be able to visit at least 2 on my list within the next...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Well worth the time. The park is so much more intimate than a traditional zoo. You go on a guided tour through the facility and get to see each of the animals and learn abiding them. Closest I’ve ever gotten to these big cats and...More

Thank Jlefkovitch
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Wasn't sure what to expect, but this is a great place. You can tell that the cat's are very well cared for and content. My 11 year old daughter loves cats and had the time of her life. She took a lot of pictures. The...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We've been to Cat Haven several times. This visit was specifically to see Sam, Dale's beautiful mountain lion, who's nearly full grown now. All of the cats are beautiful and many are ambassadors for the wild cat world. The pictures are of Sam when he...More

Thank Marigold252
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Cat Haven was a neat experience. Went with my 4 year old daughter. She wasn’t really impressed but I had a good time. Considering the price, however, I would rather go to the Fresno Chafee Zoo. They have more animals and the animals in the...More

1  Thank JarodAlan
Reviewed 30 April 2018

By far one one of the top stops along our trip. The tour was awesome! The guide was full of knowledge and you could tell she just loved her job. The tour was about one hour give or take. So many different cats! My 3...More

Thank etirvine
Reviewed 7 April 2018

If you have a chance to stop in at the Project Survival's Cat Haven before getting to Grant Grove in Kings Canyon, you should go! They offer very informative one-hour tours ($10+) to visit their Wild Cat retreat, the jaguars, leopards and snow leopards, cervels,...More

2  Thank Karen D
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Informative and interesting tour, highly recommend it. We took our nephew there and he throughly enjoyed himself. He and one of the cats had a race back and forth and had fun.

Thank DeepSeaSteve
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

First time going..almost ashamed to say. Every cat looks so healthy and I loved to hear and see their interactions with the docents. I learned so much about the very creative ways this foundation works to keep the cats in their natural habitat. Everyone there...More

Thank L R
Reviewed 3 March 2018

First, let me say that if you have an issue with wild animals in captivity, don't even think about it. This is not a big cat rescue. Although some of their cats are rescues, many have been privately bred for zoos and attractions. Several have...More

Thank Heidi R
Jennifer C, General Manager at Project Survival's Cat Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit; our cats are working hard for their wild cousins and your support is appreciated.

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Shawna P
21 March 2018|
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Response from Jennifer C | Property representative |
It is 1/4 mile loop with up hills and down hills. Tour is guided and lasts 60-90minutes.