Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, Jacksonville

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#1 of 14 in Wildlife in Jacksonville
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See Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, where rescued wild cats are cared for. Animals seized due to illegal or poor ownership are permanent residents of this sanctuary. You can interact with volunteers and meet about 40 animals, among which are tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, bobcats, arctic foxes, and coatimundis. Take a guided tour, usually scheduled in the afternoon and evening and find out about the species currently at the sanctuary, their habitats, activities, and life stories. Because this is a volunteer operation, tour times and hours can vary, so double-check the website before going. To visit Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary and other attractions in Jacksonville, use our Jacksonville travel route planning website.
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  • Love, love, loved it! Went to an enrichment session on a Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lions and tigers and bear (yes, only one), oh my! Though two fences separate you from the cats, you still... 
    Love, love, loved it! Went to an enrichment session on a Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lions and tigers and bear (yes, only one), oh my! Though two fences separate you from the cats, you still...  more »
  • What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon! The Sanctuary is a wonderful way to get to know some beautiful well cared for animals up close! The walk around is self guided but there are... 
    What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon! The Sanctuary is a wonderful way to get to know some beautiful well cared for animals up close! The walk around is self guided but there are...  more »
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  • What a really cool place to see big cats and other wildlife. To be fair there's not a lot to do other than looking, but it's a good cause that we like so it was fun for us just to look at the tigers and other cats. On Sundays they do enrichment activities which would add a lot more entertainment value. The cost for entry is very inexpensive and supports the cats, if you like cats or your kids do, I highly recommend.
  • What a great place! The wonderful staff & volunteers are very knowledgeable, and take lots of time to talk to you. The big cats are very well taken care of and their habitats are clean. Thank you guys for all you for the critters, looking forward to my return visit. I wish I lived closer so I could volunteer and help you guys!

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