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Address: 1265 Deerlodge Rd, Reno, NV 89508-7347
Phone Number: +1 775-970-3111
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Small but wonderful

My fiancée and I came based previous reviews. I love animals and was surprised to see they were open on Friday and Saturday after thanksgiving. It was not too far and way better... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancée and I came based previous reviews. I love animals and was surprised to see they were open on Friday and Saturday after thanksgiving. It was not too far and way better than going to the mall. Loved the animals, their stories and the caretakers were wonderful. They took the time to explain the animals stories of how they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Came just in time to see the bears. Go when they open to see feeding. Went the last week of the season before closing. Animals were active and great to see. Short trail walk around the park and jack rabbits bouncing around catching the eye of the caged animals. Good visit!

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

this is a really cool little "zoo" where they take in abandoned animals - the big draw is the special event cheetah run - they've now proven that wild animals digest their meals better if they have to exercise for it - so they put the meals on a pulley system and let the cheetahs boogie after it - amazingly... More 

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Manteca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

As a huge animal fan, I love seeing animals whenever I can, but zoos make me a little sad as the animals probably do not like being so confined. I read that this place keeps animals in natural habitats along a mile or so hike to view. I was hopefully they would have space to wander freely, so I went... More 

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Thank Nicole A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

I was bored and had nothing to do. Luckily, I found this place and thought it sounded right up my ally! I was right. I loved it here, so much. A huge variety of animals, from loose lizards to safely enclosed bears. They had something for everyone. Also, the golf cart really helped me see a lot. The people who... More 

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Sparks, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We so enjoyed seeing all the animals. They let us use a golf cart to check out all of the areas and we loved seeing all the different species they have. The staff were very friendly and helpful and we would definitely go back again.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

As a huge lover of animals and someone who's been fortunate to have been to many zoos, rescue centers, sanctuaries, etc., in this country and in others, I was impressed with Animal Ark. First of all, it's a non-profit, so it's obvious the founders, employees and volunteers love animals and want to help those that are abandoned, injured, or otherwise... More 

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Oklahoma City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

You just gotta love a place doing so much good for animals that need the help. Everyone there is there because they care and it shows! They would do this even if nobody was watching. Our second trip but not our last trip. I'll support them in any way I can. The staff went out of their way to explain... More 

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Mesquite, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

My husband and I were visiting our son and daughter-in-law over the Balloon Race weekend, September 9-11th. Our son told us he wanted to take us to one of their favorite places and boy was he right. I hadn't been to a zoo or animal sanctuary since my kids were in elementary and this was a delightful surprise. We started... More 

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California City, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I took my mom and aunt to the Animal Ark to see the cheetahs run while we were visiting Lake Tahoe. We go to Tahoe every year so I'm always looking for new things for us to do. We got to the property about a half hour early and walked the grounds that house cougars, bears, wolves, raptors, tortoise, along... More 

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