“exotic feline breeding compound”
EFBC's Feline Conservation Center, also known as the Cat House, is located in Rosamond, California. Cat lovers of all ages who discover this desert zoo/wildlife museum north of Los Angeles are surprised and amazed at the variety of wild cat species found here. We are dedicated to the protection and preservation of the world's endangered felines. Children and cat lovers of all ages are fascinated by our cats (and the peacocks). We are open to the public 10 am-4 pm (closed Wednesdays, Christmas day, Thanksgiving day, and the day of Feline Follies). There is an admission charge of $7 general, $6 seniors 60+, $5 age 3-12. To visit, follow the directions on the map, or download and print our PDF information flyer, which includes a map. Be careful using GPS or online maps, 60th Street West does NOT go through from Rosamond Blvd! Most of the compound is open for visitors to wander around at their own pace. Informative plaques describe the cat species in detail, and docents are available to answer your questions. Unlike a zoo, the FCC has no moats between you and the animals. Visitors can get as close as 5 feet away from these beautiful (but dangerous) cats. Some parts of the compound are not open to the public. For example, we try to keep some of the smaller, high-strung species of cats in quieter areas. And some of the older cages do not have safety fences in front of them - for legal reasons, we are not allowed to have anyone under 18 years old in those areas. That is why only part of the compound is open to general visitors. Until our new tiger cages are complete, the tigers are NOT on display during the day. During Twilight Tours the entire facility is available for viewing. Wear comfortable walking shoes for your visit. Summer temperatures can reach 120 degrees Farenheit. In the winter, it sometimes snows. The cats are more active in cooler weather, and at Twilight Tours.
Nice little stop. Not a huge park but enough for the kids to love and a great place to stretch your legs on a long trip. Docents are friendly, knowledgeable, and not pushy.
The EFBC is a gem in the desert. The wide variety of cats as well as a friendly & knowledgeable staff make the Cat House a must see.
Check their hours; occasionally they have night tours.
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The Cat House
- Sun - Tue, Thu - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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