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Animal Ark, Reno

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  • They only ask for donations to visit the animals such as a tiger, panther, bear etc that can't support themselves in the wild because they come from zoos and private owners who don't want then anymore...  more »
  • I really had a great day spending time here in this place. I always love animals and it is so delighted to see how the animals here are treated and preserved. It took us about 2 hrs drive from South L...  more »
  • Well maintained animal rescue center. Park workers were well informed and friendly. Back stories of the animals were given and made me glad the animals now have this home. There is a wide variety of a...  more »
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  • The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. Always ready to answer your questions! I love that they have I do on where the animals came from and why they are there.
  • Small, but worth the price. Got to see quite a few North American animals and some which are local even. A nice little zoo/refuge that isn't crowded. They have stories written of how each animal ended up at animal ark.
  • Fun hike while seeing the animals. Easy to make my way around and enjoy nature and animals. Very safe for kids.
  • We attended for the Cheetah-Run event. Staff was very helpful and accommodating for wheelchair needs. The property is located about 30mins North of Reno. The walkways are dirt/sand with some steep inclines. Take walking shoes and be prepared for the fact that it can be dusty at times. My only disappointment was the actual Cheetah run event. It was two older cheetah's for a total of 3 runs. I paid $100 for a spot in the photographers blind and I felt that I did not get $100 value. Three runs are over in a blink of an eye, and we left with that feeling of "was that all?"
  • The Animal Ark, sounds catchy doesn't it? Midway thru Red Rock Nevada off the beaten path, is a quaint little Zoo. It has Cheetahs, Tigers, Mountain Lion's, a Black Bear with a sad story, Wolves , Coyote, Foxes and Birds of Prey. There are guided tours and a small gift shop. Go early to see the animals and give a donation they need all the help they can get.

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