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Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park

Snow Leopard © Tambako The Jaguar
Snow Leopard © Tambako The Jaguar

Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park is one of Ontario's most popular tourist attractions. Just 45 minutes east of Toronto, the park is home to a diverse collection of mammals, such as wolves, skunks, lemurs and chimpanzees. That said, its collection of big cats makes the park truly special.

When it opened in 1985, the park's purpose was primarily recreational. These days, it has taken on a more pronounced environmental-education role. The park's chief enterprises include housing rare and endangered cats, and running a variety of fun, kid-friendly programs. The goal is to educate visitors about the dire need to protect snow leopards, Siberian tigers, and the other magnificent animals on display.

Visitors should strive to catch the park's Feeding Tour, which occurs at 1.30pm daily.

Address: 3667 Concession Road 6, Orono

Website: www.junglecatworld.com

Telephone: +1 905 983 5016

Opening times: Open daily, from 10am-5pm

Admission: October to April, C$17 (adults), C$12 (teens and seniors), C$8.50 (children). May to October, C$20 (adults), C$15 (teens and seniors), C$10 (children)