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Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, Jacksonville

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See Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, where rescued wild cats are cared for. Animals seized due to illegal or poor ownership are permanent residents of this sanctuary. You can interact with volunteers and meet about 40 animals, among which are tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, bobcats, arctic foxes, and coatimundis. Take a guided tour, usually scheduled in the afternoon and evening and find out about the species currently at the sanctuary, their habitats, activities, and life stories. Because this is a volunteer operation, tour times and hours can vary, so double-check the website before going. Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Jacksonville Edition.
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  • I took my daughter here when she was 18 months old. Till this day she still remembers the tigers and lions that she saw in this sanctuary. It was a special place. Must visit!  more »
  • We did the night feeding. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and knew all the cats by name. It was really fun to watch the cats being fed. The lion really roared for his food! What beautiful animal...  more »
  • I took my grandkids for a visit to this wildlife refuge. This was a guided tour to see all the tigers, cougars, bobcats, and some random residents like foxes and a beautiful lion, Freddie. At one poin...  more »