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Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 13:00 - 16:00
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“big cats”(382 reviews)
“volunteer staff”(31 reviews)
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
+1 904-757-3603
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited CS and enjoyed the scenery as well as the commitment the proprietor is towards supporting distressed wild life. Admirable

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Divetalking
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great place to go learn about wild cats and the measures being taken to protect them. It is much diferent than a zoo, you are actually a lot closer to these wild cats. It was very neat seeing them more active than...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank spadgett2011
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Long over due family fun night. We love the catty shack and the volunteers there are amazing. The love these tigers receive there is top notch

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MarkS0214
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun visit. Several of the tigers were playful and provided great entertainment for us. There is a variety of big cats to see. I look forward to the sanctuary's expansion so the cats will have bigger enclosures to live inside.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lora S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit to the Catty Shack Ranch. I was glad to see that they are working to replace the metal tub pools with in-ground pools, one at a time as they can afford it. It is clear that they are working to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CCBTitusville_FL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cats were beautiful and this was the closest I have been to them. Feeding time was fun to watch Highly recommend

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 302nathanh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice well kept places beautiful cats and friendly staff!! wear close toes since trail is muddy when it has rained.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Susset D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be Sure to first check weather. Animal feeding happens rain or shine. It was awesome to see the animal up close. We went for the night feeding. The animals were all pacing and running around. I find when you usually visit a zoo the animals...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ERinArcher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like exotic cats, this is a sure spot to visit. Very cool to be so close and experience all the moves these cats will make. I recommend you visit when it's not extremely hot nor raining.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank karynfleming
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the visit. It was interesting to see the animals up close, learn about them and watch them eat.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dmitriy M
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14 December 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.
Christa C
25 July 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
Corey O
23 July 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.