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The Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation

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Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Kirshners takes in a lot of injured wild animals and in a natural habitat area.

Kirshners takes in injured wild animals and ones who would be preyed upon in the wild due to their... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Butte Valley, California
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Who needs a zoo?

It's always nice to see a refuge type place for older animals. We enjoyed our visits here and will... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
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4995 Durham Pentz Rd, Oroville, CA 95965-9170
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not only have they been fined by the USDA for improper care of animals in 2016, they offer pictures with baby animals for money, which anyone should know by now is a sign of exploitation. No legitimate sanctuary allows that. Small cages, lack of water....no...More

Thank oak123
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Kirshners takes in injured wild animals and ones who would be preyed upon in the wild due to their being unable to defend itself normally. They are very strict with how close you can get to the wild animals. Most have safe zones around them....More

Thank jillory
Reviewed 21 December 2017

It's always nice to see a refuge type place for older animals. We enjoyed our visits here and will be back again! Thanks for seeing these incredible animals up close.

Thank backpackingfools
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This Wildlife sanctuary does not have adequate housing for the animals they care for.... you come away feeling sorry for the animals.

2  Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 10 November 2017

See animals without the miles and expense of going to a zoo. Especially great for the little ones. Take your time for them to see animals up close.

Thank 78,661,939
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

It is amazing !!!! They have so many different animal. Bears, Tigers, deer, fox. It has to be a lot to feed all of them. They have made there place nice clean.it is not very big but it is enough. You just walk around and...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Had my picture taken with an 11 week snow leopard. where else can you do that? This place is really well maintained. you can tell the volunteers love it.

Thank anabery
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Love this place!! You get to see this beautiful creatures up close without any crowds. It's also wonderful how they take in animals that need extra medical attention or specialized care. Great learning experience for kids.

Thank michellepU496SA
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the old location more and since the moce they are in need if roomier habitats for the animals. They've got the makings to be amazing and it's the closest place to see lions, tigers, and bears. The owner and staff have great hearts...More

Thank cadigger
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We came specifically to see their ligers and were quite satisfied with our visit to the two cats and another hybrid tiliger. The staff was great. Noticing our mobility issues, they offered us the use of a golf cart, so we easily got around to...More

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20 September 2016|
Response from Diane H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no there is no cafe/resturant. It won't take long to go through this area. However, there is a wonderful gazebo/huge tree with a bench around it...that you could bring a picnic lunch and just enjoy the quiet of the area... More
Brittney M
3 October 2015|
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Response from k7333 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, trip advisor won't allow a website link. Sanctuary Visiting Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday Fees: To walk on your own: $10 Adults $6 Children (age 16 years and below) Free for children under 2... More