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Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 1860 Starratt Road, Jacksonville, FL 32226
Phone Number: 904-757-3603
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Description: Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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.
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Had so much fun! You're able to get really close to the animals, and the cats are much more awake than at other zoos! Watching them get fed was truly amazing and you won't get to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had so much fun! You're able to get really close to the animals, and the cats are much more awake than at other zoos! Watching them get fed was truly amazing and you won't get to see that anywhere else. I am telling people from all over to come see the Catty Shack!!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We arrived at 6pm because we wanted to get our money's worth. 7:30 was the time of feeding. We didn't need to be there that early as there wasn't much to do for an hour and a half. There's no doubt that the caretakers are passionate about the animals. They are friendly and informative. The tour is marginal. The setup... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

At first it seemed a little lame (to be honest) but as the tour started and we got the see the animals at a significantly closer distance than at a zoo, it became a cool experience. The staff is very knowledgable about the animals and their details, and they are very pleasant to be around. This ranch serves such great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our group ages ranged from 18m, 3, to 28 years old and we ALL had an absolutely wonderful time. We went for a night feeding tour and while the tour had a lot of people in it, you are able to spread out and take your time to get close to the fence to get a front row view of... More 

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Macclenny, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We decided on this last minute to take 3 teenage girls to. We didn't even know it existed prior to this. You get to see Lions, Tigers, Panthers, and wildcats up close. We went to the night feeding on a Saturday night. The girls were entertained and we had a pretty good time. It was crowded the night we went,... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I love this place because they provide excellent entertainment that you couldn't get at a zoo while significantly improving the wellbeing of their rescued big cats. Allow me to elaborate: On the entertainment side, go to a night feeding. I have gone several times. The animals are energetic and love to play when it gets closer to feeding time. Then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

After a short video, you get to tour the facilities and see lots of tigers, lions & panthers in their habitats by yourself or with a tour guide. We went for a night feeding and brought the whole family. The volunteer tour guides were very knowledgeable and patiently answered everyone's questions. When they started bringing out the food, all the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This was a totally awesome new experience ever for me! I am visiting from the Atlanta area and stumbled upon this place. Watching the big cats get fed was a very exciting experience! I spoke with the owner and he was telling me about future plans to purchase more land to give the cats even more space and to open... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Went this evening June 19 for a tour and for the feeding. Was raining but that was okay, still a great time. Our guide was very informative about the animals. The five girls were a riot to watch. A most fun time was had by all. Totally worth the visit and not expensive. Even better, they are 501 3c and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Was not aware this was here in Jacksonville If you like wild animals and getting up close and personal this is you place in Jacksonville and there is large amount to see . Was a pleasant and enjoyable visit

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Address: Address: 1860 Starratt Road, Jacksonville, FL 32226
Phone Number: 904-757-3603
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville

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