Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary, Phelan

#277 of 482 in Wildlife in California
Growing up around many different exotic animals it wasn't a complete surprise the Joel, co-founder, would start a rescue and rehabilitation facility with his wife, Chemaine in the local High Desert. After Acquiring their USDA and Fish & Game Licenses they were shocked to discover the horrible truth behind the exotic animal market. Every year thousands of captive bred exotic animals are put to sleep for many of the same reasons. Abandoned, abused, neglected or illegally obtained these animals all need the same thing, a home. Joel and Chemaine made the decision to do just that. With a great love for these animals they created Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary. They started to provide educational programs to help teach people about these beautiful animals and to raise money to support the rescue and rehabilitation efforts. But it hasn't been enough. To their disappointment every year some of the animals had to be turned away. So another decision was made. They became a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation. Now they have great hopes that the donations will help them save and preserve wild animals and the educational programs will help teach people to do their part in protecting the animals land and lives from becoming extinct.
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  • I purchased a Groupon for my adult son and I to have the Guided Tour and Extreme Feed. It was a great deal, and we had a great time. I bought the Groupon that was for 2 adults and 2 children even...  more »
  • I came to this place on my day off. I had already seen an ad on GROUPON so i decided to do research of its whereabouts and what it was. I got the general admission which was $10 and 2 extreme feeds...  more »
  • I never knew this little gem was right in my back yard. A short drive and you find yourself face to face with gorgeous big cats exotic birds. Venomous snakes and alligators. There's an albino red-eared slider turtle. My favorite was an adorable little monkey that I would totally take home if I could. He smiles at you and raises his little eye browns. You can pay to feed certain animals ask up front. Both the older and younger kids enjoyed. Affordable family fun.
  • We had such a wonderful experience at Forever Wild! There was a large variety of animals to see. The staff was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Everyone was to happy to answer all of our questions (we had a lot). You also have the option of paying for the extreme feed which is a safe and fun experience for everyone. My family had a great time!

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