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“Animal haven.”

Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

This place has animals that can no longer be released to the wild. Ranging from a grizzly bear to an emu - there are only a few animals there but it is in a beautiful natural setting and they are very well cared for. Cost is minimal so it is worth going to.

1  Thank Sherry B
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Small but fun for kids - feeding time is when you will get to see the animals best and get a short talk by the person working with them, but if you go 30 minutes before, buy some feed and go around and see the animlas without the extra people and let the kids feed the goats, donkey, sheep, etc.

Feeding time lets you watch them feed the larger, more adversarial animals,(bear, wolves, etc).

Athese are animals that canoot be re-introduced the wild, so the admission helps to keep them in good condition and educate the public on local wildlife.
We do not have children with us, but we enjoyed feeding the critters, too!

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is so close to Pagosa Springs that if you are there for the week, you should check it out, especially if you have kids. They have animals that are local and you can get up close. Go when it is feeding time (2 pm when we visited) so that you get the tour with someone that knows the animals and can give you the facts about their habits, lives in the wild, etc.

1  Thank LynnandLee
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

We stumbled upon this little park on our way out of Pagosa and it was a lot of fun. The staff was so welcoming and informative when we encountered them throughout our walk through the park. The animals were healthy and pretty active when we walked through. We bought a couple things of food in the gift shop to feed some of the animals along the way. It was a little muddy but we had boots in the car so we didn't mind at all, it was a fun place to take a break from the car and strech the legs. Well worth the $7 entry fee we paid!

2  Thank qtwendy0423
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

We went on a weekday at the 2 pm feeding time, and had the place nearly all to ourselves. The lady giving the tour/feeding the animals was very patient with our children as well. It was fun to see a grizzly, coyote, wolves, and even a mountain lion up close. Rabbits run all over the place, and even the elk shares his food with them. The kids were given some food to feed the sheep and goats, and the rabbits would eat it out of their hands. Overall a fun experience, and worth the money.

Takes 1-2 hours. Quick 15 minute drive from Pagosa Springs.

Also, be aware, they also do hunting expeditions (not of the captives, of course!), and have stuffed animals and even sell fox and rabbit furs. This didn't bother us, but may offend some.

1  Thank thethiers
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