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Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 1860 Starratt Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32226-1760
Phone Number: 19047573603
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Thu 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...

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.

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Amazing place

So many different cats and other animals. So much fun! Do call ahead to learn feeding times as those are especially exciting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
jploetz1
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craigville, in.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My young daughter really enjoyed our time at the catty Shack. Seeing them during feeding time was good enough to give this place four stars.

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Thank Brandon H
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really enjoyed this experience, but we went when it was really hot. Because it is situated in a wooded area, there is not a lot of breeze. For what we paid to get in for one day, I could have paid for a yearly membership at the zoo. The kids enjoyed it somewhat, but have not asked to go... More 

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Thank Stefanie R
craigville, in.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So many different cats and other animals. So much fun! Do call ahead to learn feeding times as those are especially exciting.

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Thank jploetz1
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My boyfriend surprised me with a visit to Catty Shack! He had been a couple of times before and knew about the animals and the feeding times. It was really nice to see how it was all run by volunteers and how well they really care for all the animals. Would definitely look on their calendar for feeding times and... More 

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Thank J M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recommend for adults and older children. Took my young granddaughter, but she lost her interest during the lengthy presentations.

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Thank marylehe
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are an animal lover, especially of the big cat world, you will love and enjoy this place! These animals are just remarkable, especially at feeding times.

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Thank jaxcat54
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took our grandchildren. Would go back especially at feeding time. The roaring was especially exciting

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went here for my birthday and bought tickets in advance. We got there for the highly feeding a little before dusk and there was a decent crowd. I never felt like I didn't have a good view of the animals though. They had everything from bobcats to panthers to lions to tigers, the last of which... More 

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Thank Feudalord7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful place hidden away! Definitely recommend checking it out! Never thought I would be able to watch lions and tigers so up close.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the night feeding and I can't say more about the customer service and the lead feeder. It was fun, funny and exciting all in one!

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