We went last week with my 2 grandsons. This was our second visit and both times were great. This isnt a huge place but well worth visiting. Make sure youre there by 11 or 11:30 as that is when they feed the animals so they are all up and active anticipating their meal. We also experienced the sloth encounter which was awesome and the grandsons loved. They let us feed him and he was very active. Lots of interesting info. We will be back.
I found Tiger World on FB and didnt disappoint. This was a really nice and clean Zoo!!! The staff was VERY knowledgeable about the animals and you can see the love they have for all!! ALL the cages and pins were very very clean, you can tell the animals are well taken care of! Theres plenty of shade, sitting area and restrooms available. I will be back and do a tour!
Well worth every penny! Hidden treasure in the Rowan county area! Amazing collection of rare animals. Layout is easy to navigate and well shaded even on a warm day. Best to get there early!
Absolutely love this place! Not just tigers here! Peacocks, bears, monkeys, kangaroos, etc. An absolute gem in outside Charlotte area. Easy to get to. You can tell how much the zookeepers love the animals. They are all very knowledgeable as well!
Tiger World provides a great half day trip for the Charlotte area. It is not a traditional "zoo" but rather a rescue environment focusing primarily on big cats. They do have other animals, including bears, primates, birds and reptiles. Many of the tigers and lions will "interact" with visitors by making vocalizations, especially when you talk to them. Early in the morning and late in the evening the lions and tigers often begin roaring and it is really cool to be so close to these magnificent animals as they are making their presence know. The park is about 30-40 minutes north of Charlotte. While it is smaller and not as fancy as a traditional zoo, it allows you to get closer to the animals than a traditional zoo and the animals are much more attentive to visitors than at a traditional zoo. They are more active before lunch time and feedings for most happen around noon. The park staff are very personal and eager to answer questions. Plan at least an hour to make your way around the park, but 2 would be better. Admission is relatively inexpensive and proceeds help the park continue to provide a safe environment and care for its inhabitants.