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“unique opportunity to pet pups and interact with wolves”

Seacrest Wolf Preserve
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Chipley
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 18, 2012

enjoyed our afternoon at the preserve...could've done w/o the politics, but I understand they are trying to educate, but it sounded a lot like they were just pushing their agenda as well...tour was a little long, and was delayed when they had to go kill a snake that was attacking the wolves...they didn't have to bring the snake back to the tour group to show off their kill (kinda ironic at an animal preserve if you ask me!) and then let kids touch it, when it wasn't completely dead yet...

2  Thank xenaht2000
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

Cuddling wolf cubs and sitting amongst the wolves was amazing. This is a must see experience and I would return if we are in this area again. The volunteers are wonderful!

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Reviewed April 29, 2012

Seacrest Wolf Preserve is an incredible experience. A non-profit run by donations and volunteers, Seacrest provides an educational and unique opportunity to interact with beautiful wolves in natural settings. Wolves, highly misunderstood animals, are the extremely intelligent ancestors of domestic dogs. These awesome creatures maintain pack hierarchy and behaviours in the pack enclosures at Seacrest and a dedicated group of volunteers share important information about behaviour and help break down common misconceptions about wolves. Misconceptions like wolves are decimating cattle heards. Of the 141,000 cattle who died last year before they were marched off to market for slaughter and human consumption, only 96 cows were killed by wolves. The rest sucummbed to disease, weather, and other factors. Over 40% of the wolf population in the lower 48 have now been killed thanks in part to government de-listing of wolves on the endangered species registry. Places like Seacrest may soon be the only way to see these magnificent animals. Guests here are given the chance to interact with the wolves in their own environment. An Alpha female in the first enclosure (all enclosures are 2 - 3 fenced acres with ponds) greeted me as a pack member by licking my chin and mouth (muzzle greeting) and laid on her back for a belly rub. This for me was worth the entire trip and something I will always remember and cherish. The preserve is easy to locate, accommodations nearby in Marianna are reasonably priced and admission of only $15 is far below what one would expect for an experience such as this. For an additional $5 guests can interact with small animals, skunks, a red fox, coyote, artic foxes and raccoons. Plan to spend several hours on the tour and playing with the small animals. Seacrest also has clean bathrooms, a concession stand serving hot dogs, hamburgers, cold drinks, chips and ice cream as well as picnic tables if you want to bring your own lunch. A gift shop offers upscale wolf and nature inspired gifts at reasonable prices. If you love animals and nature, please plan to make a trip to Seacrest Wolf Preserve for one of the most memorable, emotional and fascinating experiences you can have.

4  Thank lexcyn1
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

An outstanding personal experience with wolves; very professionally run and fantastic educational experience. Highly recommend to anyone interested in animals, nature, environment. will return soon with family and more friends.

2  Thank Tennis24
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Reviewed January 12, 2012

visit on a Saturday. Spend a couple hours learning about wolves. After a safety briefing, enter the pen of a family of wolves, sit on the ground as they walk among the visitors. The speaker is extremely knowledgable on the subject, the grounds beautifully maintained. No pressure for donations. Don't use GPS directions, use website.

5  Thank jeanne z
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