Our Campus

The Wildlife Academy is located on a four-acre wooded site north of Spokane, Washington in the rural suburb of Mead.

Cat Tales Wildlife Center is designed to provide easy access for all visitors, with a walk-through pathway near the animal exhibits. The exhibits are created to mimic natural environments as closely as possible. The staff and students of The Wildlife Academy spend most of their time outdoors on the Wildlife Center grounds, allowing for the best learning environment for animal observations and hands-on experience.

In-person instruction is held on the Wildlife Center grounds or in the main support building, which also includes a computer/records room, a natural history museum, and animal support areas for dietary preparation.

The maximum class size is 10, ensuring a low student/teacher ratio of 10 to 1.

Cat Tales Wildlife Academy has a modern facility with a reception area, a computer and animal records room, and a multi-purpose room. The training equipment includes a working Zoological Park with large carnivores and native wildlife, along with all necessary tools and supplies for animal care, training/handling, and maintenance of the zoo grounds.

The school also provides a break room for students with a microwave, refrigerator, sink, tables, and chairs. Lavatories are available for both males and females, and the facility is ADA accessible with handicapped ramps and lavatories. For the security of both animals and humans, Audio & Video Surveillance Equipment is used throughout the zoo property in both public and staff areas.