$250 for From the Heart Membership and Behind the Scenes Visit to Lions Tigers & Bears ($500 Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • 93-acre sanctuary for big cats of the world
  • Unlimited admission
  • Sponsor a cat

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 26, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Must activate membership by 11/25/11, expires 1 yr from activation date. Visits by app't only. 24-hr cancellation notice or Behind the Scenes Groupon is forfeited. Must be 16 or older for Behind the Scenes visit. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

$250 for a From the Heart Membership, which inlcudes a behind-the-scenes visit for two, to Lions Tigers & Bears in Alpine (a $500 value).

  • State- and federal-licensed “no kill, no breed, no sell” exotic cat sanctuary, providing wild cats and other animals with rescue and a safe environment, exercise, and personal attention
  • Located just east of Alpine in the Cleveland National Forest, the 93-acre expanse is home to 17 species and more than 50 animals, including black bears, four Bengal tigers, three African lions, and three bobcats
  • From the Heart Membership ($500) includes unlimited visiting opportunities (Wednesdays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.) for one year, subscription to the e-newsletter, a cat sponsorship certificate, and an 8x10’’ photo of your sponsored cat
  • This Groupon also includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes visit at the sanctuary
  • Onsite picnic area, barn, and animal medical center (available to members by appointment only)
  • Valid toward membership renewals


Lion, Tigers, & Bears received a lot of press. San Diego 6 featured Lions, Tigers, & Bears as part of their “Where’s Reuben?” segment. CBS-8 and KGTV profiled the cat sanctuary.

Lions Tigers & Bears

Located on the site of a historical adobe stagecoach station, Lions Tigers & Bears brings visitors fare-to-face with 19 species of animals at its no-kill rescue sanctuary. A team of dedicated volunteers and staff helm this non-profit wildlife sanctuary, feeding and caring for its residents—a motley crew that includes regal African lions, Bengal tigers, a trio of bobcats, and several black bears. In a separate area, domesticated animals such as goats and llamas roam.

The sanctuary rescued each of these creatures from lives of in-captivity abuse and neglect. And yet the caretakers don't stop at caring for their furry charges—they also work to ensure other animals won't endure similar experiences. In educational programs such as animal encounters, these caretakers teach principles of responsible farming and pet ownership and give their students hands-on experience with feeding and reading bedtime stories to the domestic animals. An array of seasonal events, such as interactive festivals, are also designed to benefit the big cats and bears.

Customer Reviews

Amazing experience. Would recommend completely. Staff was super nice and they're doing amazing work. Short 40 min ride out of San Diego. So much fun!
Nicole O. · 12 hours ago
The staff were amazing and it was very generous of the founder, Bobbie to make an appearance. Very educational and informative. Highly recommend a visit and supporting this amazing foundation.
Dawn W. · 19 hours ago
Amazing experience and very educational. It is wonderful to see how well the animals are now cared for after some difficult beginnings.
Michelle R. · a day ago
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    Laguna-Pine Valley

    24402 Martin Way

    Alpine, California 91901

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