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The Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation

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4995 Durham Pentz Rd, Oroville, CA 95965-9170
+1 530-533-1000
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Wild Life in Real Life

See animals without the miles and expense of going to a zoo. Especially great for the little ones... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oroville, California
Wild life foundation

It is amazing !!!! They have so many different animal. Bears, Tigers, deer, fox. It has to be a lot... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2017
Lisa M
Oroville, California
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4995 Durham Pentz Rd, Oroville, CA 95965-9170
+1 530-533-1000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

See animals without the miles and expense of going to a zoo. Especially great for the little ones. Take your time for them to see animals up close.

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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

It is amazing !!!! They have so many different animal. Bears, Tigers, deer, fox. It has to be a lot to feed all of them. They have made there place nice clean.it is not very big but it is enough. You just walk around and...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Had my picture taken with an 11 week snow leopard. where else can you do that? This place is really well maintained. you can tell the volunteers love it.

Thank anabery
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Love this place!! You get to see this beautiful creatures up close without any crowds. It's also wonderful how they take in animals that need extra medical attention or specialized care. Great learning experience for kids.

Thank michellepU496SA
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the old location more and since the moce they are in need if roomier habitats for the animals. They've got the makings to be amazing and it's the closest place to see lions, tigers, and bears. The owner and staff have great hearts...More

Thank cadigger
Reviewed January 5, 2017

We came specifically to see their ligers and were quite satisfied with our visit to the two cats and another hybrid tiliger. The staff was great. Noticing our mobility issues, they offered us the use of a golf cart, so we easily got around to...More

1  Thank Quilternell
Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

We went on a nice CA sunny day, all the animals were deep in the enclosures. It's very difficult to get any pics because the animals are behind double chain link in the dark shade. Animal enclosure are small for the animals size. There was...More

Thank funplace
Reviewed May 28, 2016

If you are ever near Chico, CA driving through etc, stop at the Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation Animal Sactuary. I was just stunned at the care that these animals received. The sanctuary was clean, well cared for and serene. The variety of animals, are...More

1  Thank Diane H
Reviewed May 3, 2016

Very good description on every single animal. Extremely clean cages. Lots of room for the animals t run and play. Huge variety and entertainment from the animals. Lots of fun, I admire all the staff as if you were to ask any question to them...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed February 18, 2016

Lots of Tigers and Lion/Tiger mixes and California bears. A few other animals. Wonderful descriptions of each animal, where they came from, how they are being treated for various ills. Plan a minimum of an hour.

Thank sharon33191
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September 19, 2016|
Response from Diane H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no there is no cafe/resturant. It won't take long to go through this area. However, there is a wonderful gazebo/huge tree with a bench around it...that you could bring a picnic lunch and just enjoy the quiet of the area... More
Brittney M
October 2, 2015|
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Response from k7333 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, trip advisor won't allow a website link. Sanctuary Visiting Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday Fees: To walk on your own: $10 Adults $6 Children (age 16 years and below) Free for children under 2... More