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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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We had a blast!! I love how we can watch the tigers eat up close and personal, it was very entertaining. The staff were very pleasant. I think it is amazing how this is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Orange Park, Florida
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Orange Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a blast!! I love how we can watch the tigers eat up close and personal, it was very entertaining. The staff were very pleasant. I think it is amazing how this is a volunteer facility.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The staff!!! and the Cats, PLEASE TRUST ME you wont be disappointed! You learn SO much. I would recommend wearing tennis shoes.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The "zookeepers" we're very fun and knowledgable! The big cats are very entertaining and the tour is pretty extensive. Very inexpensive also!

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We took three girls down to see the big cats, I have heard great things from my co-workers who have visited. We went to the Night Feeding and really enjoyed the informative tour. To watch those big cats feed was pretty amazing, they resort back to nature and almost seem aggressive- the owner of the sanctuary Curt would go into... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I are in our late 20s and we had an amazing time. The staff was super friendly. Our "tour guide" was engaging and super informative. Wasn't sure what to expect going into it, but we were so glad we did. Such incredible animals!

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Jacksonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

When we first walked in, we received enthusiastic welcomes. Just like we were regulars and friends. The food, my preference the hamburger was great! I love starting my new year off at the Catty Shack. Plus it is walking distance from IMAX Theatre another great place. 5 Stars for cleanliness, food, and customer service.

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

An excellent way to spend an evening admiring big cats. The night tour (feeding) is a must as the animals are most active. You're in for a treat if Tal starts roaring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Excellent learning experience for the entire family. The Catty Shack offers a tour on Thursdays and and hour before feeding time on Friday's and Saturday. The kids get to learn about the different animals that are brought to the sanctuary and learn their names. A definite must see if you are in Jacksonville. All proceeds go to maintain the sanctuary...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Well worth it!!!! Go when they feed at night, very cool, the staff are so nice, very helpful and informative!! Nice little hidden jem in Jacksonville!!

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our family of 15 (ages <1 - >60) visited for an evening feeding and everyone really enjoyed the visit. The animal feeding was exciting - animals a little possessive of their raw chickens! Every age group enjoyed watching all the animals - it's rare that you get to be so close to a huge tiger or lion and see it... More 

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

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