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“Disturbing !!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Sierra Safari Zoo

Sierra Safari Zoo
10200 North Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89506
775-677-1101
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Ranked #30 of 45 Attractions in Reno
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Shingletown, California, United States
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Disturbing !!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

When we first walked in it looked amazing. The birds and the petting zoo were wonderful. Then when we got to the back of the zoo I could not believe my eyes. The lions were kept in very small cages, no grass or plants of any kind, nothing to climb on, and no water that I could see. The only shelter is a small metal dome that gets very hot inside. The lions just lay in the dirt all day.The camel, and monkeys are also kept in cages that are way to small. The volunteers do the best they can keeping it clean. Even though, the zoo should be closed down. Pure selfishness is the only reason it is still open. The owners should be forced to stay in these cages and should be ashamed of themselves.......

Visited June 2012
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Fallon, Nevada
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“fun for kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Lots of smaller animals, kids could pet them. I loved the atmosphere of the place.

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Reno, Nevada
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“for the kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

this zoo has a great petting zoo that the little ones will love. Has some really nice looking big cats too.

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Reno, Nevada
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“NOT what a zoo should be”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

the enclosures and whole atmosphere of the zoo was depressing. I didn't want my grandchildren to see animal this way

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Reno, Nevada
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“Sierra Safari Zoo”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

For a small town it is okay. Very small zoo. I felt the place was a little run down and shabby. The staff was very friendly though.

Visited August 2011
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