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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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It's a win-win at the "help" zoo

This is a great place to come to see amazing animals up close & personal. They have a nice variety of animals at this small zoo. Mountain lions, bears, wolves, foxes, cheetahs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Gardnerville, Nevada
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Gardnerville, Nevada
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to come to see amazing animals up close & personal. They have a nice variety of animals at this small zoo. Mountain lions, bears, wolves, foxes, cheetahs, and my favorite a gorgeous jaguar and more. It's a bit of a drive off the highway but well worth it. My grandson nicknamed it the "help" zoo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This animal refuge is out in the country north of Reno. The grounds are well marked, have restrooms, and also plenty of seating along the way to stop and rest. There were several volunteers walking throughout the grounds who answered questions and provided tips to help us better see the animals. We took my nephew on his second birthday and... More 

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a well kept secret in Reno. Animals here each has its own story. Plenty to see and the glass panels make taking pictures much easier than most other wild animal parks. Staff are friendly and eager to tell you what they know. Overall, just a remarkable place to visit.

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Sparks, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Yea, I was thinking how terrible life must be for animals in a cage and especially in a desert. I was pleasantly surprised. The habitats seem well suited for the animals. I didn't go here by planning. I was just in the area, saw the sign and thought it was worth a visit. I'm not much of an animal viewing... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Nice to see that wild life has a place to go when they had the misfortune of human interaction like an animal being hit by a car. Nice to see the big cats there.

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Paradise
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I loved this place. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. The animals also appear to be very well taken care of. I definitely recommend going and also seeing one of the two bear feedings they exhibit per day.

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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This sanctuary was well away from the main drag of Reno. It is about 1.25 miles up a dirt road. As previous reviews have said, its a quiet place for those animals who have been rescued from their natural environments. It is a nice walk as well and its great for kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I wasn't expecting to leave feeling good about animals being caged, but thanks to a well run program and informative signage, I did. The animals were very active at 3:30pm. Closing time and presumably final animal feeding come at 4:30. A well spent $10 and one hour of our time. The gift shop was good as well. The terrain is... More 

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Torrance, California
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was well off the beaten track...a wonderful quiet place for animals who have been rescued and would not be able to survive on their own. The volunteers that work here truly love the animals. I've never been able to view animals up so close! Great place for animal lovers. Golf cart available for those who have trouble walking up... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were visiting Tahoe and decided to see a few Reno attractions before heading home to Florida. This was a long drive out for us, but a nice facility. We got to see the bear feeding and cheetah run. We thought some of the cages were a bit small for the animals, but otherwise, the animals seemed well taken care... More 

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