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“very sad for the animals”

Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

the bear and wolves and other animals were caged, just like in a zoo. It seems that the animals are used for profit, because there wasn't anything happy about them. you pay for the entrance so they can be fed, but other than that, it's just sad for the animals.

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Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

I'm not sure why this is getting such high reviews. While staying in the area on spring break with our two kids, we decided to visit this park based on the reviews on TripAdvisor. We were all disappointed. This park had 2 coyotes that were sleeping, a grizzly bear that was inside of a brick structure and hardly visible, two porcupines that were in a small kennel insides of pet taxis, an elk that was sleeping in a field, a bobcat, a mountain lion (we did see its tail while it was sleeping on a platform way up high), some goats that we had to walk through very slippery and deep mud to see, two sleepy wolves, and a very friendly emu who will eat right out of your hand. Inside of the cabin where you pay $7 per adult and $5 per child, you can see some common pet store animals (guinea pigs, cats and a lizard). They do have a sugar glider in there, but we were only able to see a small amount if his fur since he was sleeping in a hammock type thing in his cage. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this park. I felt it was too expensive and we didn't get to see any of the animals moving around (maybe it was the time of day since we went at 1pm?). I also felt that the animals were in poor quality environments, although adequate for them to live in, they were very boring for visitors...pet taxis! My kids had more fun feeding wild turkeys in the parking lot than they did walking through the park.

4  Thank prizeseeker
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

We decided to walk around the park on our own but we had a "guide" whether we wanted one or not. A darling little calico cat followed us the whole way and took the opportunity to sit with us/on us when we paused for a brief rest to get the petting of her life time. The animals were very interesting and the park is doing a great job of keeping animals that otherwise would not be alive today. We stayed for the feeding tour and the guide was very informative and I enjoyed asking her a million questions and getting honest and intelligent answers. These folks know what they are doing and they do it very well.

1  Thank Candy D
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Great, caring staff. Animals in their care could not survive in the wild. We were disappointed the bear was hibernating but that was just a timing issue. Visit well worth the price if you are there at feeding time. Our guide was very knowledgable and patient with the 'dumb' city folk questions. Excellent way to spend a couple hours if you're animal lovers. Shop in their store as proceeds benefit the rescue. Also, the smaller animals that call the store home are fun to hold.

4  Thank Catwick
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

We were done skiing wolf creek (they needed some fresh snow), and found this gem. A very nice way to spend an afternoon. Definitely go during feeding time. We learned a lot. Very knowledgable staff, warm and compassionate. Animals are well-cared for.

2  Thank Colcarkaren
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