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Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 1860 Starratt Road, Jacksonville, FL 32226
Phone Number: 19047573603
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Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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, and last admittance is 45 minutes before closing, so please check our website for the most up-to-date information.

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Best Big Cat Sanctuary

This is by far the best big cat sanctuary I've ever visited. They love their animals and the animals love them back. They even rescued some animals that are not big cats. You get... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Lemont, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I who work in animal rescue and rehabilitation were in town and found this place. We went during a night feeding. I feel like perhaps we didn't get the most experienced tour guide. Though he obviously had a passion for his job, I found myself listening in to the group behind us for better information. As it's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is by far the best big cat sanctuary I've ever visited. They love their animals and the animals love them back. They even rescued some animals that are not big cats. You get an up-close and personal tour. The feeding of all the animals is one of the most incredible events you will see at a sanctuary. They feed... More 

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Thank Kimberly C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and i took two little ones we consider family. Make sure you go when the owner is feeding because he does it by hand and in some of the cages with the tigers. Good place to go to support a rescue and have a fun time.

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Thank Bryan H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My fiancé and I took a chance & decided to see the catty shack. From the outside it looks a little sketchy, but the second you pass the food trailer you see all these amazing tigers. We had do much fun! I can't wait to return with friends!

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Thank Tatiana E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a great time Educational warm friendly volunteers and staff. Good for young families or curious adults of any age. Highly recommend

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Deltona, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you love big cats this place is a must. Small enough to do the whole place in under an hour but trust me you will be there for more. So up close but very safe, try and make it for the blood Popsicle treat time. Will go again and this time for the night feeding.

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Queens, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited the santuary for a night feeding in November. The tour guide was knowledgeable and funny, but since I arrived for the last tour it went really quick. Tips: Arrive before 7:00 to optimize the tour. Also, it was quite dark, so tip # 2 would be to visit for a Daytime feeding or before Daylight savings time begins... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

4th year in a row we have done the November overnight campout with these wonderful cats. My grandchildren, ages 11 and 8, would cry if we did not go. The volunteers make this the most special activity ever. If you can't go for the overnight, be sure to come out for a night feeding and see what a wonderful place... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend. Excellent interaction with the large cats. They were so active and playful. Staff is very friendly. Feeding is at 7:30 pm but I would suggest going before 7pm so you can wander and enjoy the tour before feeding begins. We even saw one cat playing in his pool with a large ball, pawing the water. We had a... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful visit. Had kids at 5.5 and 7 years old. Got there at 6:30 and joined a tour right away. Excellent guide. Shared lots of information and made it fun. Feeding started about 7:30. A bit long overall for this age range. Not sure if there was a tour group starting later, but think there was. Might check and catch... More 

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