We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“good job!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary
1860 Starratt Road, Jacksonville, FL 32226
904-757-3603
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 94 attractions in Jacksonville
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
More attraction details
Attraction Details
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.
Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“good job!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

They have a calm environment to rehabilitate these amazing wild cats. SUPPORT THEM! They promote these great cats with local event exposure. Visit their location for an up close meeting with the owners and the caregivers.

Visited September 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

454 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    392
    46
    13
    3
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Boston, MA
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“8 week old tiger cubs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Such a delightful experience. If you love "cats" you must visit. Wonderful volunteers who obviously love what they do. The new cubs are out for viewing depending on the weather. We went during the day when the animals are less active but we still had great viewings. There is often an option to visit in the evenings for "feedings".

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
“Up close and personal.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

Get up close and personal with the beautiful cats as you tour this amazing attraction. The night feeding is an extraordinary experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“I Definitely Recommend It”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

The animals are very well cared for, and the staff is extremely friendly and knowledgable. I went to the night feeding and it was amazing at how up close and personal the interactions with the animals.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Orange Park, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This place was awesome. You were able to get so close to the animals and it was wonderful to hear all of their stories. What they're doing at the Catty Shack Ranch is so great for wildlife. I took my boyfriend here for his birthday because he's studying wildlife at UF and we couldn't have had a better night. The price is totally worth what you get - it's $15 a person and you get to see and learn so much about the animals. The feeding was pretty cool, we stood right next to where the big lion was being fed and he definitely put on a show.

We will definitely be going back again!

Visited February 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary also viewed

 

Been to Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary to your Saves list