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Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

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1860 Starratt Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32226-1760
+1 904-757-3603
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A wild cat lovers paradise

Beautiful place with majestic lions and tigers in large natural enclosures. Clean and appealing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Orange Park, Florida

About 16 years ago I was introduced to the Catty Shack at Sam's club. They were there to raise... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
acksonville, United States
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Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide a safe, loving, forever home for endangered big cats, and to educate the public about their plight in the wild and captivity. We do not breed, sell, or trade any of our animals. Our current residents include tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, bobcats, foxes, and coatimundis (the last two are "honorary cats"). We are only open on select days, and last admittance is 45 minutes before closing,
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1860 Starratt Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32226-1760
+1 904-757-3603
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place with majestic lions and tigers in large natural enclosures. Clean and appealing to everyone. A real treat for my wife and myself.

Thank theparhams
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About 16 years ago I was introduced to the Catty Shack at Sam's club. They were there to raise money for a manager that was killed during a robbery on Father's day. Not only was it a great thing to do, but at that time...More

Thank W1577QKsams
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in the late afternoon and was there when they fed the big cats. It was very cool. The kids loved and the cats were very active.

Thank brendabailey55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful learning experience and exciting to watch keepers feed these big cats from INSIDE the cages!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lions, tigers and assorted other wildlife that live at Cattyshack are animals that were rescued from private owners and various circuses and zoos. The organization is non-profit and relies on contributions to feed the animals.

Thank robertak201
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a unique experience. There are plenty of big cats to view and observe. And observers get very close to these huge and beautiful beasts. There are two types of tours at Catty Shack. Check the website for the times of the tours. I...More

Thank Soupman30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was awesome. But you must go at night for the feedings. My husband loves animals especially Lions, and I surprised him with this up close view.

Thank charityw769
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our toddler grand kids came to visit for the Labor Day weekend and wanted to try Catty Shack Ranch. We had a wonderful trip! The kids were fascinated and over the top excited. Granted you can ask them if the want to go see tigers,...More

Thank SaxBer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went through the night feeding tour and we will definitely be adopting a big cat and returning again with more family. Truly amazing how much they care about these precious animals. This Sanctuary stands far above the rest.

Thank Melanie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great experience at a great facility. Some of the places where they rescue these cats is amazing. (A lynx for a house pet, seriously?) It was amazing to see the animals up close especially at feeding time. My favorite was the white...More

Thank TheAmazingJackie
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26 August 2017|
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Response from LizaJ1923 | Reviewed this property |
You have to know when they are open and schedule your visit accordingly. The volunteer guides have lots of information and the lions and tigers and foxes have interesting stories. Smelly ones too🙄☹️
Ashley B
1 August 2017|
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Response from Kurt L | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in Catty Shack Ranch! We will continue our pattern of public tours into September, but haven't updated our website to reflect those dates yet. We hope to have a new website launched any day now, the... More
24 February 2017|
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Response from BrianUnverzagt | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they provide shuttle service but a Uber there and back wouldn't cost that much and it's worth the trip...