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The Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation

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4995 Durham Pentz Rd, Oroville, CA 95965-9170
+1 530-533-1000
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Who needs a zoo?

It's always nice to see a refuge type place for older animals. We enjoyed our visits here and will... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
backpackingfools
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California
Poor containments for animals.

This Wildlife sanctuary does not have adequate housing for the animals they care for.... you come... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Barbara W
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Oroville, California
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4995 Durham Pentz Rd, Oroville, CA 95965-9170
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+1 530-533-1000
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

It's always nice to see a refuge type place for older animals. We enjoyed our visits here and will be back again! Thanks for seeing these incredible animals up close.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

This Wildlife sanctuary does not have adequate housing for the animals they care for.... you come away feeling sorry for the animals.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

See animals without the miles and expense of going to a zoo. Especially great for the little ones. Take your time for them to see animals up close.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

It is amazing !!!! They have so many different animal. Bears, Tigers, deer, fox. It has to be a lot to feed all of them. They have made there place nice clean.it is not very big but it is enough. You just walk around and...More

Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Had my picture taken with an 11 week snow leopard. where else can you do that? This place is really well maintained. you can tell the volunteers love it.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Love this place!! You get to see this beautiful creatures up close without any crowds. It's also wonderful how they take in animals that need extra medical attention or specialized care. Great learning experience for kids.

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the old location more and since the moce they are in need if roomier habitats for the animals. They've got the makings to be amazing and it's the closest place to see lions, tigers, and bears. The owner and staff have great hearts...More

Thank cadigger
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

We came specifically to see their ligers and were quite satisfied with our visit to the two cats and another hybrid tiliger. The staff was great. Noticing our mobility issues, they offered us the use of a golf cart, so we easily got around to...More

1  Thank Quilternell
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We went on a nice CA sunny day, all the animals were deep in the enclosures. It's very difficult to get any pics because the animals are behind double chain link in the dark shade. Animal enclosure are small for the animals size. There was...More

Thank funplace
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

If you are ever near Chico, CA driving through etc, stop at the Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation Animal Sactuary. I was just stunned at the care that these animals received. The sanctuary was clean, well cared for and serene. The variety of animals, are...More

1  Thank Diane H
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shastak194
19 September 2016|
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Response from Diane H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no there is no cafe/resturant. It won't take long to go through this area. However, there is a wonderful gazebo/huge tree with a bench around it...that you could bring a picnic lunch and just enjoy the quiet of the area... More
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Brittney M
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Response from k7333 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, trip advisor won't allow a website link. Sanctuary Visiting Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday Fees: To walk on your own: $10 Adults $6 Children (age 16 years and below) Free for children under 2... More
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