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“Ooooing ”

Conservators Center
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Have you ever looked a tiger in the eye? Felt the whole-body impact of lions roaring? Watched wolves romp through the woods? These and other once-in-a-lifetime experiences are possible at the Conservators' Center, a wildlife conservancy for more than 80 animals. An "oofing" at the Conservators' Center is an experience you'll have to feel to believe. It's the earth-shaking sound our lion prides make when they roar to one another. Our guides call to them on every tour, and you may have the opportunity to hear them from as close as 5 feet away! You'll also get up close and personal with tigers, leopards, wolves, lemurs, binturongs, and other exotic species. Tours, adoptions, memberships, and other donations support our work, so every visit from you helps us help them. Tours are held every weekend as well as some holidays. We have private experiences and field trips during the week. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO GET A RESERVATION FOR YOUR TOUR!
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Yup. I got to learn what this means while we were at out first part of our tour looking at small felines. You wonder how many cats they are on the other side of their ground. It is quite impressive.
Highly recommended. My son is 9yo and 7 months. We booked the adult tour for 12+
These volunteers do a wonderful job.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Misifusmiau M
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We took our 3 grandsons (16, 14, 12) today, not really knowing what to expect, and it was a home run outing!! We all loved it and our volunteer guide, Sean, was amazing. He kept us interested the entire 2 hours and we were educated and entertained. We heard the lions roar, the wolves howl and got in on a little love making with the leopards. We learned about Greater and Lesser Cats, carnivores (they are not just meat eaters!), what cats to not bring home as pets and how their natural camouflage works. It was just a fun filled day.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Sharon K
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Was in the area for the Martinsville NASCAR race that was snowed out so decided to visit the Conservators Center. It was absolutely a great decision. They have a great staff our tour guide was excellent very informative and friendly and the animals of course are the stars of the show. I will definitely be coming back next time I am in the area.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

A wonderful experience. Saw several animals I was not familiar with. The staff was
friendly and informative. Plan on going back with the grandkids!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Marie H
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

I visited the Conservators Center with my 8 year old grandson and other family members. We thoroughly enjoyed the center. We walked around the compound for an hour visiting and learning about each one. Leah, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and knew each animal by name. I especially loved it when all the animals were "talking" to each other. It's not everyday you get to hear several lions roaring at the same time. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes as you are walking on dirt and gravel. All the volunteers were very nice and there is also a gift shop that we enjoyed.

Date of experience: February 2018
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