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Heaven's Corner Zoo & Animal Sanctuary, West Alexandria

(4.5/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
Heaven's Corner was a non-profit, USDA-licensed and certified zoo and animal sanctuary located in West Alexandria, Ohio.The sanctuary was opened in 1990 to serve as a home for abandoned exotic animals. In 1999, it opened to the public, in an attempt to help pay for the costs. The zoo was open to the public during the summer and fall, and appointments and educational tours were also available. In 2008, the zoo finished building a river otter exhibit, and had both a bear habitat and a large cat habitat under construction. In 2015, due to a law passed on exotic animals in Ohio, the zoo was forced to get rid of their felines and other large, carnivorous animals. The zoo officially announced that they were permanently closing on May 13, 2015.Further reading Del Greco, Jill, Are Exotic Pets A Dangerous Problem In The Miami Valley?, WHIOTV.com, April 30, 2008 Belcher, Shirley, Rescued Animals Find Home in W. Alexandria, Dayton Daily News, April 25, 2002 Harrison, Tim, Wild Times: Tales from Suburban Safaris, Orange Frazer Press, ISBN 1-882203-77-1 Harrison, Tim, Wildlife Warrior: More Tales from Suburban Safaris, Orange Frazer Press, ISBN 1-933197-17-X
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TripAdvisor
  • This was such a neat family oriented zoo where you could get up close & personal (but not Too close or Too personal) with the animals. My grandson "grew up" with "Boo Bear" and he entertained us for 2...  more »
  • Loved all the animals but they are not opened because of the exotic animal laws. They had stories about all the animals and saved so many animals. It was small but close to home, and always had a good...  more »
  • My grandson loved it. It is small but very clean and the animals are well taken care of... Will be returning with my grandson  more »
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  • A great place for a educational outing with your kids.
  • My daughter loves it here . Everyone is so nice :)
  • Permanently Closed.
  • Must see