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Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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This is a great experience. I've been multiple times and enjoyed it every time. The animals are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gibsam14
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Catty Shack - Worth Every Penny!

Family came to visit & we ventured up to Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary. We went at night to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vikingwench
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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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...more
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1860 Starratt Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32226-1760
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a small non-profit sanctuary run by a single family that helps to rescue big cats and some smaller, unique, animals. It is amazing to see so many tigers in one place. This is not a zoo, and the animals are not for sale...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic! This is a sanctuary for big cats who were previously in captivity & this facility cares for them through the rest of their life. Tigers, lions, leopards. A tour guide takes you by the cats enclosures & explains each one's backstory & personality. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great experience. I've been multiple times and enjoyed it every time. The animals are beautiful and it's awesome to see them up close. The tours are informative and the whole thing is cool.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank gibsam14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family came to visit & we ventured up to Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary. We went at night to see the animals feeding. What an amazing,well run place. The folks who run the ranch are VERY well informed & seem to know & love every...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vikingwench
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the night time feeding at Catty Shack Ranch. It’s like nothing that we had ever done. Such a wonderful treat.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank angeladhuggins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The go to place to learn about the variety of cats they have. Dr. Stuart gave a thorough tour. The whole staff was very kind. It was amazing seeing the beautiful Siberian tigers, cougars, lion, Panthers and foxes. I suggest attending the day and night...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mrs_Urban
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to visit. The staff is amazingly helpful and polite. It was great to see these cats up close.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ceslaton77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Entertaining and fun for the family. Not overpriced. We spent about 2 hours there. My 6 year old loved the tour. All proceeds go towards the animals and facilities.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bnj31
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must stop if you are in the Jacksonville area. It is awesome to see the animals up close. All the people that work there are volunteers and they really love and care for the animals.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Valerie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Who knew right in our area was a wildlife sanctuary for beautiful big cats. Something enjoyable and educational for anyone if any age. I highly recommend this sanctuary.

Date of experience: November 2018
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jawaharn2016
December 13, 2018|
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Response from chris60_10 | Reviewed this property |
Yes,the attraction is outdoors. It would get pretty messy with rain. Personally" I would wait for dry weather to go.
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Christa C
July 25, 2018|
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Response from 731elliec | Reviewed this property |
We have adopted for my uncle as a birthday present- they have three packs / options : one is about $80 a year one is about $150 and one is almost $200. The more expensive ones have more stuff in the packs. Sorry I can’t be... More
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Corey O
July 23, 2018|
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Response from KurtL662 | Property representative |
There is absolutely no contact between the public and the animals. Our top priority is the safety of both our residents and the visiting public.
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