Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, Wynnewood

2.8
#7 of 9 in Zoos & Aquariums in Oklahoma
Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
The Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, alternately known as the G.W. Zoo, Tiger King Park and formerly the Garold Wayne Exotic Animal Memorial Park, was an animal park displaying predominantly tigers and other big cats in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. The park garnered substantial public attention due to the 2020 Netflix documentary series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, which focused on park founder and owner Joe Exotic.

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Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park reviews

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TripAdvisor traveler rating 3.5
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  • The park was open, although with limited activities. Very odd that you could not buy a ticket on site, but had to purchase online, then just show your phone. Once inside I did not see any employee’s.....  more »
  • Do u think Carole Baskin will sell t-shirts of a tiger wheeling Jeff Lowe and Lauren out? Like he does with Joe? Im so happy she is taking over that zoo. Jeff is way worse than Joe, he should be the.....  more »
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  • I recently contacted this facility to ask about their cub experience. I asked them multiple questions and they deleted my message without answering the first time, when I wrote them again they just responded that I was ignorant instead of simply answering the questions(basic tactic for those trying to get out of answering a question). I want to know if this is like most other cub experience facilities and to find out I asked the following questions, “When it comes to your cub experience where are you getting the cubs from? Where do they all go once they have reached the size where they are no longer legally allowed to be part of these experiences? Where is your breeder? What age do they get taken away from their mother? How long do they serve for cub experiences prior to being too large? Do you give them any laxatives or withhold food when guests aren’t there to keep them that size for longer periods of time? Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions. I look forward to learning more about your facility from you.” They also have white tiger cubs which are inbred according to many articles I have come across. I wanted to give this place the benefit of the doubt by asking questions and hoping for good responses. However, they provided nothing and delete anything negative from their social media page or any questions that they don’t want to answer. It appears it is a typical exotic animal petting zoo that exploits animals for their money and for people to get a photo opt. I do not recommend this place. It seems like a dream for animal lovers which would naturally be drawn to this however it is not ethical. Please instead of taking your money here take it to a real sanctuary.
  • After reading all the recent reviews I felt like it wouldn’t be a good idea to make a family trip here but I didn’t want to go based off reviews. I wanted to experience it myself. To be completely honest there was more animals than I expected. A ton of tigers , lions and other animals you don’t really get to see at a zoo. Much less be that close to them! We were able to be close to the animals and feel safe. The animals looked healthy and you can clearly see the people care about them. We did the Exotic tour and were able to pet a baby tiger, kiss a camel, learn about the animals, hold a lemur and hold a ferret. It was little time with each animal but were able to get photos with them! The price may seem high but you can tell most of the money goes to feeding all those animals. Our experience was great. Definitely do a tour if you go! It’s better than just entering and walking around by yourself to look at the animals. You gain the experience of touching some animals and the education of them. Definitely don’t let the negative reviews keep you from visiting.
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