Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, Jacksonville

#1 of 14 in Wildlife in 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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  • This place is an amazing opportunity to see big cats up close. They rescue the animals from places that cannot take care of them. The money spent here goes to taking care of the animals.  more »
  • Actually enjoyed this more than the zoo. Wish there was more to see but glad there is not as these are rescued animals. Staff are extremely knowledgeable and friendly.  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.
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