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Animal Ark, Reno

#2 of 15 in Parks in Reno
Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary and Nature Center since 1986, is located 28 miles north of Reno and is a safe haven for injured, abandoned and otherwise non-releasable wild animals who act as ambassadors for their species. Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary and Nature Center offers a recreational educational experience for people of all ages. It conducts outreach programs in the local schools and wildlife/environmental tours for children and adults alike at its 38 acre facility. Interpretive signs and Docents give visitors the opportunity to learn about the world around them. Our staff and volunteers consist of educators, biologists, and college students in addition to retired individuals. All share a love of wildlife and sharing what they know!
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  • This is a bit out of the way but not hard to find at all. The number and diversity of animals is a must see. Interaction with the animals is not encourages/allowed. They are in secure environments...  more »
  • This preservation presents wild animals who's lives started with various troubles and threats but they were lucky to find their new home and enormous care in Animal Ark. It's a bit far to drive there....  more »
  • We did the night tour... animal viewing was among the best I've ever seen. Animals were shown in their nighttime comfort zone, some very large... mountain lions, bears, wolves. Excellent! Guides knew the animals well and were very informative.
  • I loved that I was able to see the animals like a mount lion, a jaguar, a puma, and bears so close over a glass. My kids loved the place. It is a good amount of walking trail. I would recommend to wear hats and sunglasses and bringing a water bottle with you. Animals are treated and cared well. There is also a small playground for kids outside of the park. I got discounted admission tickets from Groupon.

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