Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife SanctuaryCurrently Closed
- Address: 1860 Starratt Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32226, United States
- Timings: 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9047573603
- Ticket Price: 10 USD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary , Zoo, Walking Area, Family And Kids
The initiative was taken around 30 years ago by a nature lover Curator Curt to create something so beautiful and exotic. The mission was to conserve the lovely big cat species rather tigers. As you come here you can expect to see these mighty and gorgeous creatures in a large number. Starting from the large ones to the cute cubs, the black as well as white ones, here you will see tigers from all over the world, especially Africa.
The park was declared a non- profit organization after a few years of its establishment and is still only organized by volunteers. This is no doubt one of the must-visits in the city where you can have the closest encounters with tigers.
- It is preferable that you wear closed toe shoes as the path is mud packed.
- Bring a sunscreen as it is an outdoor tour completely and involves walking only.
- Bug sprays are extremely desirable, especially in the night feeding tours.
- Children are most welcome in the night tour but very small children can get scared of the loud roars.
- Handicapped access is possible.
- There is a small cafe that offers snacks and regular soft drinks.
- The animals eat raw meat only.
- $ 5 for children between 3-11 years.
- Free for children under 2 years.
- Night tours end at 7:15 PM
- Tours last for 40 – 45 minutes
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81.63% of people who visit Jacksonville include Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary in their plan
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93.55% of people start their Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary
Loved it! Took my 96 year old mother and they gave her the tour by golf cart. She is hard of hearing but the guide did a great job of communicating with her. The kids who were on the tour had fun too. You do get quite close to the animals, and it was pretty interesting how most of them seemed so comfortable with people. They even recognized their names! Tickets are $10, but if you can make an additional donation they really do depend on those!
What a nice contribution to the community. It's nice to see so many people with such large hearts volunteering their time to make a difference for animals in need. Wear closed toed shoes as the walking trail throughout is dirt. No biggie though. You can see the animals are loved here. Take some time to stop here. Make a donation to a worthy cause. You can see your donation being put to good use.
My first trip to the Catty Shack Ranch and not gonna be my last. My wife and kids had been before but this was my first trip. The facility is pretty nice. The animals appear to be well kept and loved. The tour is nice but the feeding is awesome. Don't miss out on this experience. Bring the little ones, they will love it.
The go to place to learn about the variety of cats they have. Dr. Stuart gave a thorough tour. The whole staff was very kind. It was amazing seeing the beautiful Siberian tigers, cougars, lion, Panthers and foxes. I suggest attending the day and night feedings. I will return with my family soon.
My children and I really enjoyed ourselves. They allowed us to walk around to see all of the animals in the beginning. After yhat that as over, we were then allowed to see them feed the cats. This is a once in a lifetime experience. Recommend for other to take their family.