Okay, animal lovers! If you’re ready for a one-of-a-kind road trip, listen up.
Located in Center Point, Indiana, the Exotic Feline Rescue Center has been providing a safe home for abused, abandoned, and surrendered big cats since 1991.
The rescue has over 100 acres of space where 15 employees, with the help of volunteers, look after over 200 cats from 9 different species.
EFRC has taken in an average of two felines per month for the last five years. These big cats consume over 3,400 lbs of meat every day.
The rescue is not a zoo, but they are open to public tours Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you want to plan an extended visit to the rescue, you can book guest quarters that allow you to overlook some of the big cat enclosures for $225/night for two adults. Children are not permitted for overnight stays.
From legendary big cats like tigers and lions to rarer animals like African servals and lynx, there are lots of beautiful creatures to admire at EFRC.
Students at nearby colleges and university, as well as other educational programs, take advantage of having the EFRC so close, using the population for research. The rescue’s biggest mission is educating the public about big cats and discouraging personal ownership of these wild animals.
Chelsea Wiley, first of her name, Queen of the Seven Andals... wait. That's not right. Joking aside, Chelsea is a writer and photographer born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She is an avid reader and a lover of animals.
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