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November 20, 2022 (Alpine) – You’re invited to watch rescued big cats and bears enjoy their Thanksgiving feast during the annual Turkey Bash at Lions, Tigers and Bears in Alpine. Reserve in advance for Friday or Saturday, Nov. 25 or 26.

Turkey Bash has a limited capacity and will sell out - so early RSVPs are advised.  The event also includes a 1.5 to 2 hour guided visit of the sanctuary to learn more about the exotic rescues. 

You’ll have the opportunity to see bobcats, leopards, African servals, mountain lions, as well as domestic animals such as horses, a macaw and a llama.

and even domestic animals like horses, goats, a macaw, and a llama that have been adopted for protection.

Ticket costs:


• Adults - $60

• Children (12 and under) - $35

• Feed with a Keeper (Must be 18+ w/ Valid ID) - $160


• Member Adult - $30

• Member Child (12 and under) - $15

• Member Feed with a Keeper (Must be 18+ w/ Valid ID) - $130

The visit will take place rain or shine. All ticket sales are final because your space at the event is being reserved.


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