Tigers for Tomorrow Wild Animal Preserve and Environmental Education Center

Located on 140 acres in Attalla, Alabama, Tigers for Tomorrow is a non-profit exotic animal park and rescue preserve where over 140 animals including tigers, mountain lions, African lions, bears, wolves, and black leopards call home. A no-kill facility, Tigers for Tomorrow is known worldwide and accepts animals from all over the world.

Not a zoo but a last stop preserve, the animals that come to live at the facility remain there for the rest of their lives. Over 10,000 visitors, primarily from the Southeast region, visit the facility each year and almost every one leaves with a lasting impression of either the animals or of the dedicated staff and volunteers whose love for the animals is apparent in their actions and words.

Tigers for Tomorrow received the Shining Example Award as the 2015 Escape to the Southeast Travel Attraction of the Year from the Southeast Tourism Society. In 2013, Tigers for Tomorrow received the Lasting Impression PEAK Award from the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association. The Lasting Impression PEAK Award is presented to an attraction, event, person or organization that has provided a “lasting impression” on tourists thereby improving the overall image of tourism in North Alabama. 

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Latitude: 34.222998 Longitude: -85.961616 Elevation: 809 ft
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How to Participate

Tigers for Tomorrow is a popular destination for field trips with hundreds of school children visiting the facility each year. Reservations for Environmental Education Tours are required. During education tours, grade-specific learning objectives in life science and agriscience, as well as the four primary instincts all animals including us humans have and listen to, are covered. The environmental education center  provides groups with trails through the habitat areas, a picnic pavilion, clean restrooms, and professional staff. Grade-specific tours are available year-round, morning and afternoon appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Tours last approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  Admission is $10 per student, $15 per adult, with one teacher free, as well as bus drivers.

Members of the public are also invited to become a TFT Guardian Angel and may pick the animal to adopt. Adoptions start at $25 with eight levels to choose from. 

Representatives from Tigers for Tomorrow are also very involved with the community and each year visit local schools to educate students on wildlife. One local school raised funds to help offset the costs with rescuing a lion from Guatemala.

Dates and Times

Hours for General Admission:
January & February:  Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
March, April & May:  Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
June, July, August & September:  Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
October, November & December:  Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
General Admission: $15 adults / $7.50 children ages 3-11 / Free under 3 years old

Evironmental Education Tours:
Grade-specific tours are available year-round, morning and afternoon appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  

Admission:  $10 student / $15 adult (one teacher and bus drivers free)

Appropriate Ages

Appropriate for all ages


Visited Tigers for tomorrow today. All u can say is wow. My husband is recovering from a mild stroke. I thought this would be a great opportunity for him to get outside and enjoy himself. I was not expecting the amount of walking on uneven surfaces. He was a little un steady. We walked onto the end and I planned to tour on my on. Sue stopped and was telling me about the red fox she had rescued 6 years ago(hit by a car). Asked if I was alone and I explained my husband was recovering from a stroke, so I was looking on my on. She said I ask him if he wanted a ride and he said no. She then went and picked him up on her gator, then picked me up. We got a personal tour. Amazing stories on several of the rescues. Sue even got out and went up to Benji, a black panther. He was her very first rescue,16 years ago. We had a blast. Recommend this trip to every one. My advise is to get a guide. The animals are amazing, but the stories behind the rescue is far more interesting. Thank you again Sue

Sheila and Robert Lewis, 5/20/2017

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Contact Information

Susan Steffens
708 County Road 345
Attalla, AL 35954 US
Angie Pierce - Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
256-350-3519 (Fax)
PO Box 2537
Decatur, AL 35602 US


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