Lu Anne Simpson
It was great! There are lions, tigers and bears, oh my!! The peacocks walk around among everyone and are beautiful and at ease. All of the animals are attentive and fascinating to just quietly watch. There are two black and one white swan who are graceful and elegant. When they are in the water and you see them from a distance they don't look real, they are so beautiful. The grounds are neat and clean. I would go everyday if I lived closer!
Nice cozy place for a laid back family outdoor activity. Animals are well kept. Good number of tigers and other cats. Friendly staff. Enough picnic tables all over the place. They allow food from home. Also they allow re-entry if you decide to go out to eat. Men's restroom needed some maintenance, but overall 5 star.
awesome place to visit. This animal sanctuary seems to take very good care of their animals. If animals are u vet veterinary care they will pay a sign so that visitors are aware the animal isn't feeling well. They ensure that their animals get exercise and even perform shows that help the animals in exercise and physical therapy.
It is a fun place to take the kids. It is a little on the pricier side to visit, but it goes to a good cause of keeping up the place and animals. I would suggest going in the morning or avoiding heat altogether. We went after lunch, so all of the animals were resting due to the heat. I would go back again and i would suggest everyone going at least once.
While the animals were really cool, the upkeep on the zoo itself was below average.. the enclosures were very small, ponds were completely dried up and everything seemed extremely outdated..I get that they are saving animals, protecting them from the dangers being in the wild, but I would think they would try to give them more room and definitely add more ponds and make their habitats more like "home"... the prices are a little high, considering you can go to the NC Zoo for the same admission price to see pretty much the same thing with better habitats and the drinks were $4+, which they didn't even have when we asked for one.. some staff was quite nice with great information but the gift shop attendant was somewhat rude..