Take a Walk on The Wild Side at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary in Jacksonville, FL

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Lions and tigers and leopards, oh my! Named Trip Advisor’s #1 attraction in Jacksonville, Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary is more than just a place to get up close and personal to beautiful creatures. Their mission is simple; to provide a safe, loving and forever home to endangered big cats, educate the public and continue their rescue efforts within the state of Florida and beyond.


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A typical visit to this wildlife sanctuary starts off with an informational welcome video that explains what Catty Shack Ranch is all about and gives you peace of mind knowing that all proceeds from admission tickets go to preserving and rescuing the residents of the Sanctuary.

Choose between a day or night tour and have friendly volunteers educate you about the many exotic species that call this sanctuary home. If you choose to visit in the evening, you’ll get to experience these beautiful creatures enjoy a hefty dinner of over 600 pounds of meat.

Outside of their typical sanctuary tours, Catty Shack holds different events including yoga with the tigers, a haunted forest at Halloween and Roar n’ Snore. A truly one-of-a-kind experience, the semi-annual Roar n’ Snore lets you camp out under the stars and fall asleep to the sounds of lions, tigers, leopards and more!

You won’t regret a trip to this wildlife sanctuary. Not only does the cost of admission go straight back to the animals, but it also helps keep their enclosures safe, tummies fed and gives Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary the ability to save even more animals for years to come.
*Note that the sanctuary is mostly packed dirt or grass, but is fully accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary
Phone: 904-757-3603
Address: 1860 Starratt Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32226

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