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The Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation

#7 of 26 things to do in Oroville Features Animals
4995 Durham Pentz Rd, Oroville, CA 95965-9170
+1 530-533-1000
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Since having to move they need better cages, but great place to take the kids.

I enjoyed the old location more and since the moce they are in need if roomier habitats for the... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
via mobile
Interesting collection of rescued animals

We came specifically to see their ligers and were quite satisfied with our visit to the two cats... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
San Jose, California
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4995 Durham Pentz Rd, Oroville, CA 95965-9170
+1 530-533-1000
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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

1  Thank Quilternell
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We went on a nice CA sunny day, all the animals were deep in the enclosures. It's very difficult to get any pics because the animals are behind double chain link in the dark shade. Animal enclosure are small for the animals size. There was...More

Thank funplace
Reviewed 29 May 2016

If you are ever near Chico, CA driving through etc, stop at the Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation Animal Sactuary. I was just stunned at the care that these animals received. The sanctuary was clean, well cared for and serene. The variety of animals, are...More

1  Thank Diane H
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Very good description on every single animal. Extremely clean cages. Lots of room for the animals t run and play. Huge variety and entertainment from the animals. Lots of fun, I admire all the staff as if you were to ask any question to them...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Lots of Tigers and Lion/Tiger mixes and California bears. A few other animals. Wonderful descriptions of each animal, where they came from, how they are being treated for various ills. Plan a minimum of an hour.

Thank sharon33191
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We stopped at the wildlife sanctuary on our way to the airport. We did not have time to tour the sanctuary, but three of our party got to hold the spotted leopard cub. The owner said the spotted leopard was on the endangered species list....More

1  Thank David from La Palma
Reviewed 5 August 2015

It's not every day you get to see so many tigers and other endangered species in one place! Even snow leopards like in the Walter Mitty movie. Some of their residents are so rare there are very few left in the world. It was very...More

5  Thank Hwy1Traveler
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

We visited the foundation last month and the kids loved it. Most had been there a few years ago, and are still eager to visit again. It's large enough to have a lot of animals to see but small enough to make it a more...More

1  Thank k7333
Reviewed 30 April 2015

I REALLY wish they were a wildlife sanctuary and haven but what they really are, primarily, is a roadside zoo veiled as a sanctuary. They say they educate but that's in the same way zoos say they educate. Taken from their site: "Part of our...More

10  Thank TWpenguin
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Is there a restaurant or café onsite? If so, what are the average costs?
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
Hi, I would like to know if you will be open in November? If so how much would it cost for 3 tickets for 3 adults?
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