Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, Jacksonville

Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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. To visit Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary and other attractions in Jacksonville, use our Jacksonville travel route planning website.
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  • A friend and I visited the sanctuary during a recent trip to Jacksonville. We both enjoyed being able to see the big cats up close. For only $12 per person, it's a great value - I also bought a...  more »
  • This place is magical! You can see the love of this people for the animals, and viceversa. The lions and tigers are happy and not stressed at all. I definitely recommend to visit them!  more »
  • Very educational. There is a good variety of animals to see: lions, tigers, bears, bobcats, foxes, and more. Admission price was very fair. I thought the enclosures a bit small for the animals, but...  more »
  • Drove up from Orlando to spend some time with the big and little cats. Fairly easy to get to and was smart to buy online tickets ahead. Even though they were busy it never felt overcrowded. Workers seem to take really good care of the animals there and it was a wonderful experience to see so many tigers in one place. Would go back again if ever in the area and highly recommend visiting if anywhere near Jacksonville
  • Great place to go and see wild cats. Curt and his volunteer crew were awesome. Great time to have for all ages. This is a very up close and personal look at some very big cats. Don't miss this opportunity.
  • Pack your boots because its a outside adventure. Amazing staff , amazing care for these animals. If i could give 10 stars i would. Its nice to see these animals comfortable in their forever home. The staff was very passionate about these animals. Super kid friendly and we will be back !
  • We've been back again, and it is still amazing! They are making progress on construction of the new area, can't wait to see what they have planned. It's a great time to just be outside and walk the grounds, and be in awe of the animals and the people that work/volunteer there.
  • I can't say enough about how fantastic our visit was. These animals are truly magnificent! They are all so healthy looking & truly taken good care of. I'm so glad that I was able to see them during snack time. Thanx for such a great visit.

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