Explore original at Tiger World Endangered Wildlife Preserve, a nonprofit animal conservation and education center dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and preservation of exotic animals. Tiger World is dedicated to the conservation and education of all threatened and endangered species. Guided tours and walkabout self-guided tours allow visitors to explore throughout the preserve, learning about each animal and providing an individual hands-on experience. Animals can be viewed in their natural setting, and guests have the opportunity to observe them running, playing, swimming, eating, sleeping and interacting with their dedicated handlers.
Tiger World’s goal is to provide the best environment in captivity for the animals, while also providing a stimulating learning environment for visitors. The intimate setting is a great place to bring your family to learn about exotic animals up close and personal. They have bears, birds, bobcats, cougars, kangaroos, leopards, lemurs, ligers, lions, lynx, monkeys, reptiles, spiders, tigers, wolves and more. You'll find the large cats in their expansive enclosures, reptiles in the reptile house, peacocks roaming free and more.
Tiger World was founded in 2007 when Lea Jaunakais had a dream to make a difference and participate globally in conservation and education of Endangered and Threatened animals. Tiger World purchased a closed down Zoo and opened to the public July 1, 2008. They began with just a few different species of cats and primates, and have expanded to include more than 54 various species including 14 endangered animals. Tiger World reaches more than 100,000 visitors annually, including more than 30,000 school aged kids. Teaching people about animals and spreading the love and appreciation is Tiger World's passion.
Education – To provide a stimulating learning environment for generations to come. Education is the key to the development of our children. We feel that wildlife and nature spark the imagination. Tiger World not only exhibits animals, but also gives visitors an understanding of endangered wildlife with guided educational tours and a hands on approach to learning.
Conservation & Preservation – To promote awareness about the endangered and threatened species of the world. Our wildlife numbers are decreasing at an alarming rate in their native habitats. In 1978, tigers were added to the Endangered Species List. Worldwide tiger populations have dropped by almost 98% since the turn of the century when there were more than 100,000 tigers in Asia. The demise of animal populations is due to man.
Plan your visit to Tiger World today! Tiger World is located in Rockwell, NC, which is a quick drive from Salisbury in Rowan County, NC. Learn more about Tiger World on their website, or find them in Rockwell, NC at 4400 Cook Road Rockwell, NC 28138. Need to call? 704-279-6363.