Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park

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Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park

Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Zoos
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
*Please note, for health and safety reasons, we no longer allow walk-in visits. All General Admission tickets MUST be purchased online in advance. Please visit our website for more information.* We at Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park believe that all living creatures are significant and must be treated with value and respect. Since 1983, our purpose has been to connect our guests with the animals in our care in a respectful and mutually meaningful way.
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justjo008
Northeastern Ontario, Canada579 contributions
Apr. 2022
Arranging this visit started with a telephone conversation with "Ashley." She was incredibly helpful and very accommodating. We arranged for the "Behind the Scenes" experience with our 4 year old Granddaughter. Candace was our Guide and she was absolutely amazing. We had a choice of which animals we wanted to visit with and while we hadn't chosen Eddie the hyena, Candace recommended him and we're so glad she did as it was a very worthwhile experience. Of course the lemurs were the biggest hit but Earl the agony was a very pleasant surprise too. We also enjoyed walking the grounds of Jungle Cat World as we became fast friends with Mikey the donkey who followed us all around the grounds.

We have been to Jungle Cat World in the past and we will definitely go back again!
Written May 17, 2022
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Jas G.
1 contribution
May 2022 • Family
I love this park. It's so relaxing and there is a lot of freedom of movement. The animals look cute, happy, well-fed, and healthy. This is my favorite animal park from here onwards.
Written May 17, 2022
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praveen k
1 contribution
Apr. 2022
We visited this wildlife park without much expectation, but were excited even before we parked the car. It was a great experience to see the wild cats up close. My 8 yo son enjoyed getting up close with the alpacas, geese, while enjoyed watching the wolves and big cats.
I would recommend to go around the feeding time for the cats, as that was really a great experience to watch them eat.
Written April 18, 2022
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Michaela M
1 contribution
Apr. 2022 • Family
My boyfriend & I took my nephews (9yo & 12yo) to Jungle Cat World to do the behind the scenes experience. Our guide was Jessi, she was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. She also went above and beyond to ensure that our experience was memorable. We has chosen to feed the cougar, meet the ring tailed lemurs & meet the res kangaroos. However, the cougars were not too interested in eating so they allowed us to feed the Lions. The Kangaroos also were a little nervous of people so we also got to meet the tortoise. I highly recommend to do a behind the scenes experience if you can.
Written April 17, 2022
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rubydoo
Canada5 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Friends
My heart broke as I walked through this zoo. The enclosures are simply awful. They are way too small for the animals, old, and run down. The great reviews you read, talk about how great the staff are ( which I’m sure they are) and how much they loved their behind the scenes experiences, including selfies with the animals. And this may all be true, but what is most important is each animal’s quality of life, NOT, how much our children loved the day there. When you read the negative reviews, you read the same things. The animals were all pacing, the enclosures were run down and very small, the animals did not look happy. And sure enough, the animals were all pacing when I was there today. I thought perhaps it’s close to feeding time and maybe that’s why they were all pacing, but then I read the other reviews. There was no playfulness to be seen amongst the animals except for the lemurs. I have seen lemurs many times at other zoos, and these lemurs definitely need a bigger, better and more natural enclosure. Also, perhaps it’s not so depressing in the summer, but in spring, the animals are covered in mud from the muddy and wet ground in their enclosures, and the walking paths for visitors is in many cases impassible due to muddy conditions. There was a wolf with a deep open wound and a sign stating that they are aware and briefly explained what it was. The explanation made no sense to me at all. I have been to zoos around the world, and many small family run sanctuaries. I have never seen such poor conditions as I saw at Jungle Cat World. This family run business makes money from these animals, from their camps, to overnight experiences, to what looks like a very depressing pet cemetery located at the back of the zoo. I visited this zoo many years ago because I heard there was a camp and was considering sending my daughter. But, after visiting and getting a tour of the camp, something just felt off. I got the behind the scenes look when I was considering the overnight camp. Almost 20 years later, I visited again. It still feels off. I wish these animals could be all sent to a sanctuary.
Written April 14, 2022
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Zookid44
Gatineau, Canada44 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Family
We have visited this zoo several times over the years and stayed overnight in all of the rooms. It never disappoints. Most importantly they truly love the animals and take excellent care of them.

They have a great behind the scenes program that is extremely educational. In fact we still learn enormous amounts every time we do it, despite having done it so many times (sometimes with the same animals). Mixing education with experience also means my kids are paying attention and retaining. When they leave they have a special bond with each animal that lasts a lifetime. So yes helping animals on so many levels.

The owners, managers and staff are also long time employees meaning you know they all have an invested interest AND all treat the animals as if it is their own pets.

It is a small zoo, easy to walk in 45 minutes so take your time and enjoy it. The evening walk is an entirely different experience and really brings the zoo to life.

Waking up to wolves and lions is a must do!!! The rooms are clean and beautiful. The amount of attention to detail they have put into each experience makes you feel so appreciated.

The nice bonus is that they have not increased the prices over the years meaning that every family can enjoy the experience.

PLEASE take the time to read through the binder that they leave in the room it will offer you a little a bit about them and their history that will help you understand what they are about and give you an appreciation for the place. A big shout out to Ashleigh because she has her life and heart invested in each person. She is amazing and always ready to help. She doesn't have a piece in the book but she should along with some of the trainers like Sam who have been around for a couple of years and have some excellent stories.

Thanks as always for bringing my kids and family a little closer to the animals with every visit. See you soon.
Written April 13, 2022
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abe
Vaughan, Canada1 contribution
Mar. 2022 • Family
Visuals of the animals are real up close. Good value and time well spent with the family. Will come back again in the summer.
Written March 22, 2022
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amanda h
4 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Family
We love Jungle Cat World. Very muddy today but the animals were lively and the staff very friendly. Close to home for local adventure every time.
Written March 19, 2022
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Mallory K
Zephyr, Canada2 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Business
I was unimpressed. The enclosures for these animals are small tight quarters. You can see the stress of these animals by their pacing. I feel bad for these beautiful creatures
Also, despite being told about the muddy conditions there, it was horrible. There is not one clear safe walking path. The senior man I took with me fell and we had to leave. I’m Sure it’s better in summer, but it’s NOT safe this time of year.
Written March 18, 2022
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Lacy caird
Kingston, Canada29 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Family
Love jungle cat world everyone there is amazing and all the animals are very beautiful! You all are kind hearted !
Written February 27, 2022
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.