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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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A great family outing

The staff was great it is a fun place for the family.I went there for my friends some birthday party and i had a great time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The staff was great it is a fun place for the family.I went there for my friends some birthday party and i had a great time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love this place. Have been a few times. Would highly suggest the night time feeding... Something neat to experience and at such a reasonable cost. Would be great for a first date !!!! ESP if your dating a cat person 😍

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is an amazing place! Big cats are loved and cared for on this huge property. Take a tour at feeding time to see some really exciting stuff. The cats get active and play in their pools in the evenings, too. Bring the kids and your cameras!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It was a nice tour. Interesting. Make sure you see the feeding tour that was enjoyable. One of the lions does not like hats - so if you are wearing a baseball hat he will roar. One of the tigers sprayed my son, not so enjoyable. The tour guide said 'oh, yes, he does that a lot'. My question..why not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Loved that they gave us a golf cart tour since we had my 93 old parents with us and they could never had done it.

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Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful service this group does. It runs on volunteers and provides a safe haven for big cats. There were two lions, tigers of all sorts, panthers, and leopards. The pens they are kept in are small, but the staff rotates the cats into different pens to keep them from being bored. The volunteer we had leading our tour... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We enjoyed the "feeding tour" very much. It is a large place with a lot of enclosures for many rescued lions, tigers, panthers and wild fox. Loved each backstory... Glad these wonderful animals found a safe place to live out the rest of their days! Seems like a loving staff, of Volunteers, who are respectful of the animals and eager... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This place was pretty cool. Lots of big cats. Check their schedule to see when they are open and when they plan to do the feeding show. They were open for the weekend we were there for just a few hours. We got there when they opened at 6PM. Get there early to take the tour (30-60 minutes) with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Great fun. Those cats know when feeding time is and get very excited. The cats pace back and forth and start jumping over each other. Amber led us on a nice tour before the feeding. They are doing a nice job rescuing cats.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I went for the dinnertime visit and got a tour. There are a lot of large cats there! It is a family friendly place, and the tour guides were very knowledgeable. I had a great time and would love to come back.

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