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Animal Ark, Reno: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Animal Ark Reviews: 4.5/5

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DuaneRad
Union City, CA37 contributions
Nice place
Jun 2021
This a rescue center for animals. The staff is so friendly and they will answer any question you throw at them. Watching the bear feeding was so cool. If you go, you must watch the bear search for his food.
The reason for 4 stars is that this place opens at 10 am and by then it's already 90 degrees and the animals are hiding. I got there at 10 am and was only able to see about half the animals due to them hiding from the sun. I don't blame the animals, I would hide as well. Animal Ark needs to open earlier... Like 8 am before it gets too hot.
Written July 4, 2021
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CVTravelers
Castro Valley, CA115 contributions
Great way to spend a couple of hours in the Reno area
Jun 2021
If you decide to visit (and we recommend you do), take the time to read the stories about the animals and why they are now living at Animal Ark. I think it a great lesson on how we as humans impact our natural world through the pet trade, careless storage of food and so many other ways. The volunteers and keepers are happy to share more details and your admission fees help continue the care for the permanent residents as well as the ongoing rehab work. It was our first visit and we are glad we made the 30 minute drive from downtown Reno. We arrived when it opened at 10 am, attended the bear feeding and enjoyed the leisurely walk around the grounds. It was quite warm with little shade so bring a hat and some sunscreen.
Written June 29, 2021
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Cindi8
Rio del Mar, CA51 contributions
Fun place!
May 2021 • Family
Took a 3 yr old little guy along with 3 adults. He was stoked about the animals! The animals seem well taken care of at this sanctuary. Each critter has a bio with their age & how they arrived there. Try to arrive before 10:30AM for 🐻 feeding, you get to see them up close. They also feed another 🐻 in the afternoon. Some of the cats were shy...It’s about a 1 mile loop so it’s doable for toddlers & slow old folks. Time spent about 1.5 hrs.
Written May 2, 2021
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David L
2 contributions
A hidden gem
May 2021
This out of the way hidden gem is a must see. The staff is amazing in their knowledge and friendliness. Even the gift shop was reasonably priced.
Written May 2, 2021
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Barbara C
Salem, OR12 contributions
Great Side Trip
May 2021 • Couples
Friendly staff. Enjoyed the animals. Easy walking trail except for the uphill part. You might want to take advantage of the golf carts available for rent.
Written May 1, 2021
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critiqueVirginia
virginia78 contributions
Worth the trip
Nov 2020
Worth the trip out of town to this excellent rescue place to see these animals. We enjoyed walking the trail so bring your trail shoes and reading the information on each animal. The setting in the desert mountains is glorious and the attendants at the gift shop were very helpful. Nice restrooms and map provided.
Written November 15, 2020
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PlanetR
Reno, NV3,223 contributions
Fun Visit!
Nov 2020 • Couples
Despite a cold, snowy day we enjoyed the animals up close. The bear feeding was a highlight. Cheetahs, wolves, lynx, foxes, jaguar, owl, raccoons, tiger, and .mountain lions were all interesting to see. The staff were all friendly.
Written November 7, 2020
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SavvySr
Fair Oaks, CA50 contributions
Wonderful setting that lets you get close while keeping the animals safe
Nov 2019
This animal rescue facility has done a great job of not only creating safe spaces for the rescued animals to live but also to let guest get closer than many zoos allow. The many volunteers who work here are clearly passionate about these animals an happy to share stories is you ask.
Written October 20, 2020
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VinceP17
Martinez, CA78 contributions
Hidden Gem
Aug 2020 • Couples
We had never heard of Animal Ark. It would be great for little ones. My husband and I were there 2 hours, but we read every sign and took our time. There were great stories of how the animals came to be there. Would definitely recommend.
Written August 25, 2020
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Dan W
Portland, OR1,983 contributions
Very Impressed
Aug 2020
The Animal Ark provides a very splendid adventure for children and adults. The park houses a wide variety of exotic animals who have been rescued from around the country. The animals are very well cared for, housed in clean, roomy and appropriate environments. The staff and volunteers are very friendly and knowledgable. Makes for a very nice visit of a few hours
Written August 5, 2020
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