The preserve is located on an Appalachian foothill named UNTAMED Mountain. Most guests spend about 2 hours on a walkabout. The terrain is dirt and uneven at times, please watch your footing, as your admission to the preserve releases TFTWAP of all liability. There are signs up directing to the paths of least resistance. If you need assistance call ahead of time or speak to someone in the admissions booth and we will decide the best way to make you walk on the wild side a great adventure.
Your trek will begin at The Animal Contact Yard, that is home to our capybaras Hansel and Gretel, Tootles the camel, Mr. Bo Jangles the Southeast Favorite Holstein Steer and his group of friends.
Make sure you stop and use the bathroom before you head into the preserve, it is a long walk back up. Just across from our new Education/Event Building are two magnificent stone Imperial Guardian Lion Statues. This is where the Untamed Pathway begins. Once on the Pathway to your right is our Big Cat Playground, a 2 acre plus fenced in wooded area that we rotate the animals to for enrichment and play. On your left are our farmyard animals and radical tire mountain for the goats to play on.
As you enter the preserve you will be greeted by some silly black bears and a pack of Timber Wolves. The habitats all have educational signage on them. Take a moment and get to know our ambassadors, they enjoy watching the guests and many of them will respond to their name. The preserve is home to 8 species of wild cats, the North American Black Bear and the Brown Bear, Wolves, Foxes and other small predatory animals. Most of the preserve is in the shade, during the summer months misters are on for the animals and our guest. We encourage sunscreen and you're welcome to bring your own beverages, (NO STRAWS) and pack a picnic and eat next to the Big Cat Playground. The preserve was planned so that visitors could see a working facility. The feed truck is often out on route when we are open. Guests are welcome to watch the process and ask questions, but please stay 10 foot back from the feed truck.
On the weekends we offer Capybara Encounters. Enjoy the world's biggest rodent. Meet Hansel and Gretel, our capybaras in an up-close setting. Enjoy an educational encounter in the Capybaras new enclosure at the children's contact yard.
Children of all ages love the animal contact yard. Especially Mr. Bojangles our Holstein Steer, he is a sweet as he is big! Feed is available for sale in the gift store.
Our aim is that you are completely satisfied with your visit. When we asked what we needed you told us bathrooms and an event center. Let us customize your next special event.
The preserve is approximately 18 acres under fence. The pathways are Untamed, but can accommodate most strollers and wagons. Please take advantage of the signs that direct you to the path of least resistance, you will thank us later.
The entrance to the preserve is watched over by Imperial Guardian Lions. Its a great stop for a photo opportunity also.
Become friends with world's favorite rodent. Ask at our admission window about a Capybara Encounter. Encounters are $50 for 1-4 people and $12.50 for each additional person after.
Our Tiger Feeding Experience is not available at this time.
Preserve Hours No Reservation Needed.
January & February
Saturday and Sunday
March - November
Last Admission 4 PM
The preserve was created for the animals, you are a guest in their home. While you are visiting you are expected to respect the animals that live at the preserve. We want you to have a great time, take some wonderful pictures and make a bunch of memories. However, we do not allow YELLING, CELL PHONE RINGERS, CALPPING OR WHISTLING TO GET AN ANIMAL'S ATTENTION! PLEASE do not stand children on any perimeter fences or picnic tables (feet don't belong where we eat). At NO time may you throw any type of food, wood, rocks or any other items towards or in any enclosure or animals. No running to get an animal's attention. Children under 12 are expected to be chaperoned by parents. Management has the right to remove any individual from the preserve at any time.
No Pets: Trained service animals are permitted. Guests with these animals should notify the Preserve in advance of their visit by calling 256-524-4150. Also, please notify Admissions when arriving at the Preserve.
We discourage guests from bringing pets and leaving them in parked vehicles. 911 will be called for any pet left in a hot car. Distressed pets will be removed from vehicles.
Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain is an Exotic Animal Park and Rescue Preserve, home to over 80 large predators, including tigers, leopards, cougars, wolves, bears and more. An animal contact barnyard full of farm animals and now students can visit The Legacy Living Classroom and Untamed Gift Store. WE NOW HAVE PUBLIC BATHROOMS! NO MORE PORTA JOHNS!
During your class visit, we cover grade-specific learning objectives in life science and agriscience, as well as the 4 primary instincts all animals including us humans have and listen to. Our environmental education center will provide your group with walking trails through the habitat areas in our preserve, a picnic pavilion, clean restrooms, and professional staff. Tigers for Tomorrow is licensed by the USDA and Alabama State Wildlife agencies and has a 20-year history of successful education programs with school and community groups.
These grade-specific tours are available year-round, with morning and afternoon appointments on Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The tour lasts approximately 1 1/2-2 hours. Please DO NOT wear open toed shoes or flip flops. We strongly advise children and adults wear sneakers or hiking boots, the pathways are not paved, and you will be going up and down small hills. Tigers for Tomorrow can accommodate 160 students per appointment. Inclement weather reservations will be rescheduled. Admission prices are $12.00 per student and $22.50 per adult with a minimum of $250.
Tigers for Tomorrow does allow cameras for tours however parents are advised to please stay with the group and not wander the preserve. Please put your cell phones on silent. Cell phones rings are not allowed in the preserve and parents please remember that Untamed Mountain is a smoke free facility.
Tigers for Tomorrow is now booking through fall 2023 and taking reservations for home school groups and school field trips. The Preserves educational philosophy is based on the belief that the earlier children are exposed to nature, the earlier they can develop an understanding and appreciation for the world’s wildlife. Recreational, educational and social activities give children the opportunity to learn and master skills, pursue their interests and talents and broaden their social and cultural experiences. Growing up with this understanding will help them to make informed decisions as adults on issues relating to wildlife conservation and renewable resources. That is why the Preserve’s education programs begin with preschool aged children. This belief is broad based in that it applies not only to children, but adults, too, as you are never too old to learn about conservation. Preserve Educators empower both children and adults to make decisions and take action for the good of the planet.
To make a reservation please call Sue direct at 256-364-0143 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.