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Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

1860 Starratt Road, Jacksonville, FL 32226
904-757-3603
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Ranked #1 of 94 attractions in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide a safe, loving, forever home for endangered big... more » Owner description: Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide a safe, loving, forever home for endangered big cats, and to educate the public about their plight in the wild and captivity. We do not breed, sell, or trade any of our animals. Our current residents include tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, bobcats, foxes, and coatimundis (the last two are “honorary cats”). We are only open on select days. « less
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Tallahassee, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great for families......can not wait to go again. Spent an entire morning there with family and we all agreed that this was a keeper. The Bengal tiger is beautiful, my favorite. My son's favorite were the babies.

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Kingsland, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is where my wife & I went for our anniversary. It was a great time & would highly recommend for anyone else. We attended a night feeding which was a lot of fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We went to the night feeding and unfortunately it started lightning and raining during our tour. The staff made sure we were safe during the lightning and then the tour resumed. It was fascinating for all, young and old!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The tour guides will tell you about all of the animals in their care and give you stories behind why and how they got there.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were unable to see a Night Feeding during our trip, so we settled for a daytime tour. It was extremely hot, so the cats were all just laying around, panting. Although they all looked very healthy and well cared for, their enclosures seemed pretty bland and sad. I would not recommend going during the day.

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jennadelane, Volunteer at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you very much for coming out to visit the animals! Florida is very hot in the summer, and we recommend that all of our visitors check the weather forecast before coming out to ensure that they are prepared for the heat and any potential rain. All of our animals are nocturnal, so they sleep during the day, and the... More

Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Visited the Caddy Shack this past weekend and had a fantastic time..... Watching the live feeding was an awesomeeee experience. The volunteers were very polite, knowledegable answering all our questions... Can't wait to re-visit...

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Melbourne, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our daughter took us to this big cat sanctuary to see 30 to 40 big cats first hand & watch them be fed just before night fall. Lions, Tigers, Panthers, Leopards, & some other species. This organizations looks like they're doing great work to save otherwise doomed animals that were bought as pets or neglected in small zoos or amusements... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

What a wonderful way to spend an evening... each cat had its own personality. Magnificent creatures, all of them. So happy they found a loving home to live out the rest of their lives. Keep up the good work!!!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We went on a night that had a bit of rain so the area was a little muddy, but the evening was quite enjoyable. You can tell that the staff really love their animals and what they do. The cats were quite beautiful and impressive to watch eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Did a night feeding that was awesome. Had thunderstorms in the area that we had to work around., but nice people, great looking Tigers. Definitely worth it!

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