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
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary - Review
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.
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary Information
- 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.
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary Ticket Prices
- $ 5 for children between 3-11 years.
- Free for children under 2 years.
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary Hours
- Night tours end at 7:15 PM
- Tours last for 40 – 45 minutes
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Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, Jacksonville Reviews
Pretty awesome. All the cats have a story to them. It's good to see them getting taken care of now. They seem pretty sweet and content with their lives there. Running around, playing with the giant ball, playing in the water pool, playing with each other. Go there at night time, you can see the feeding. The tour guy is pretty fun too. Kids will love it
The animals were really cool to look at. They had so many tigers and lions. It was really cool. The tour can be a little dry but it's great if you want to explore on your own. Great photo opportunities and great for a family outing or school field trip. Also bring money in case you want to order some refreshments or a souvenir to take home with you.
Great experience! Volunteers do amazing work, all have a great sense of humor and the relationships built w the animals is incredible to witness. We (my 8 yr old son and I) went during the feeding time and you really get to see the different personalities of each cat. Must see
It was awesome!!! We went during the evening 6pm to 8pm thats when they feed them. It was pretty close up closer then the zoo's. They are so beautiful and massive. I would go again and again.
Not only is the experience so personal, small groups walking and being educated on each animal's history, but you can tell the volunteers and staff truly care for them. We watched several get "birthday cakes" to celebrate their bdays and watching the tigers react was entrancing. Such incredibly powerful creatures! For the price, it's a no-brainer- come here for an important reminder in protecting these endangered animals (more are in captivity than the wild) and enjoy a close up encounter.