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Address: 1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno, NV 89508
Phone Number: 775-970-3111
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Activities: Viewing wildlife

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To Mario L who left negative feedback

In no way am i affiliated with Animal Arc. But i would like to let you know that i have been there. If you talked with the owners or volunteers there you would notice that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

In no way am i affiliated with Animal Arc. But i would like to let you know that i have been there. If you talked with the owners or volunteers there you would notice that. These animals have no where else to go. They take these injured animals in to take care of because they can never be released into... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I stopped by with my wife hoping to enjoy a nice visit to wild animals, but what we found was really depressing looking at these animals in reduced size cages and exhausted by the heat and thirsty because not enough water was available. Most of these animals were stoned looking at the horizon, hopeless. My wife is an animal lover... More 

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Michael W, Manager at Animal Ark, responded to this review

Hi Mario, Although we welcome positive or negative feedback on our wildlife sanctuary, we are somewhat baffled by your review. Animal Ark takes pride in its large natural enclosures with plenty of room for the animals to get away from the crowds if need be. As to water we always have full water dishes, sometimes more than one per animal.... More 

Reno, Nevada, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been here a few times over the years, growing up in Reno. It is slightly different every time, possibly because I am in a different spot in my life each time :) . This last visit was with my husband and kids. The animals seem to be well cared for and displayed to make it comfortable for the... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visit the Animal Ark whenever you can. It is quite a ways north of Reno and out in the desert but well worth the drive. Animal Ark has done a great job of housing and exhibiting wild animals in a very natural and lifelike setting. We loved visiting with our granddaughter!

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Michael W, Manager at Animal Ark, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting, and for providing us with feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to our secluded, peaceful sanctuary. More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Well worth the trip. Love seeing the animals so close up. The special days of the cheetah runs are definitely not to be missed. Seeing the tortoise eat strawberries is a highlight We go at least 3 times a year and never tire of the experience

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Michael W, Manager at Animal Ark, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We love hearing from our guests. We take great pride in enriching our animals lives such as providing exercise to our cheetahs which are built to run and giving strawberries to our desert tortoises - not to mention it is great fun to watch! I am glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

this is an animal rehabilitation center for wild animals, some from zoos, some from homes that could not keep them any longer. As I understand it they come here mostly as a foster home until better accomodations can be found. The animals look comfortable and well fed and you can get really close to them without being in any danger.

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Itasca, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I went to Animal Ark with my boyfriend last Spring when I was in town and I had such a great time. It is so neat to see a place that only has injured, rehabbed/releasable animals. It was so neat to read each animal's story of how they came to Animal Ark. While there, some of the keepers did a... More 

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It is a teriffic place to visit if you like wild animals. They save injured, wild animals kept as pets, animals that can't be returned to state of origin, etc. It is a lot of walking on mostly dirt and a large place so that the animals have a lot of room. There are resting places along the way and... More 

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A fantastic place that has a true heart for wild animal rescue. We adopted two animals and continue to support their efforts.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Animal Ark is north of Reno. The founders of Animal Ark has build a first class sanctuary for animals that are either endangered or cannot be returned to the wild. It is very educational and interesting. The setting is beautiful. They have a "cheetah run" several times a year that I would still like to see. It is a... More 

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