Clay County: Exotic Feline Rescue Center

Over Fall Break, we decided to meet up with Grandma Cindy to visit the Exotic Feline Rescue Center.

When I read on the website that all children under 5 must be held by an adult at all times, I was a little nervous.  But the kids were excited to see some “cats” and plans with Grandma Cindy had been made.  I was a bit uneasy when we first got started, especially since we could have reached out and touched any number of lions, tigers, servals, bobcats and more but the exotic felines were definitely a site.

Our tour guide, Jan, was great.  Jan was very knowledgeable about all of the animals.  Both Isaac and Zoe were greatly intrigued by the first few felines we saw but both were very excited when Jan introduced us to Zoey the Cougar.  Zoey the Cougar was very friendly with Jan.

And just as excited a few steps down the path when we met Zoe the Tiger.   Zoe the Tiger was very playful, too.

Throughout the tour, Jan was able to give us all sorts of neat facts and stories about the animals at the rescue center.  As we were nearing the end of our hour walking tour, my wild ones reached tiger overload (it appeared that the rescue center’s most popular inhabitant is tigers).

Then it was off to McCormick’s Creek with Grandma Cindy for some play time, a picnic lunch and a waterfall.


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