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Animal Park at the Conservators Center
The Animal Park at the Conservators Center was founded in 1999 in Mebane, NC. After volunteering and working for other wildlife oriented organizations, Douglas Evans and Mindy Stinner founded the Animal Park as an educational non-profit dedicated to providing a specialized home for select carnivore species. In 2001 the Animal Park relocated onto 45 acres of beautiful, forested land in Caswell County, of which only approximately 10 acres is currently developed. Over the next few years, the site grew to house three tigers and about 25 small wild cats and other small carnivores.
Today, the Animal Park is home to over 70 animals, and more than 21 species; employs more than a dozen full and part-time individuals; and is a hub of volunteer activity. The Park welcomes over 16,000† visitors each year from all over the state and across the country. In addition, the Animal Park participates in collaborative educational efforts with other institutions that expand the educational impact far beyond the park’s borders.