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Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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The kids love it

Great place to tak the kids for an outing. The animal habitats are clean, well kept, and although I... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Patricia H
Phelan, California
via mobile
A walk on the Wild Side

We just stumbled upon this animal sanctuary while we were looking for things to do out in the... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2018
Jeanne J
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“dirt road”(6 reviews)
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8545 Buttemere Rd, Phelan, CA 92371-6906
+1 760-868-2755
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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Don't go in the summer. They don't open until noon and it's around 100+. Not a lot of animals and they are put in small enclosures. I aplode them for what they are trying to do with rescue animals, but don't think they have the...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Great place to tak the kids for an outing. The animal habitats are clean, well kept, and although I hate that the big cats are confined, I am aware that they were rescued from less than optimum situations and assume their life is better now....More

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed July 6, 2018

We just stumbled upon this animal sanctuary while we were looking for things to do out in the Glendora/Rancho Cucumonga area. The animals are all wild, exotic animals who were rescued from people who had them as pets. There are tigers, a bear, a lion,...More

Thank Jeanne J
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Very nice staff, clean, lots of different animals to see. Great place for everyone to learn about the animals and the ability to feed them and see them up close. Worth the trip from LA. Warning: there is no sign indicating the place so you...More

Thank Ann R
Reviewed March 4, 2018

My husband is fascinated by tigers. So rather than make the trip to Tiger Island in Australia, we went to Forever Wild in Phelan. We toured with friends -- it's self-guided. But the highlight was getting to feed Princess, the white tiger! There's an extra...More

1  Thank Cindy A
Reviewed January 21, 2018

We booked a tour at noon and were very happy with the information from the docent. The docent also knows how to get the animals to interact more. It was great seeing tigers and lions and cheetahs up close! Mostly less than 10 feet away....More

1  Thank KWoodson
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Enjoyed all the big cats! Also had, snakes, birds and many other animals from desert region. Visit if you later in the day or after sunset. When it is cooler animals are more active.

Thank Lloyd91771
Reviewed July 2, 2017

The workers were very rude. There was no explanation on the animals - what type - what was wrong with them. In other words no description at all. The animals were housed in small cages - it was pathetic. We took our grandson and it...More

7  Thank John S
Reviewed June 12, 2017

This is a wonderful experience if you can handle large caged cats. Some years ago, one of the TV DIY shows did their cages and surroundings over so it is much nicer than it used to be. Beautiful animals! They sometimes turn up at Phelan...More

Thank desertsage55
Reviewed December 30, 2016

My wife has been wanting to visit this attraction for awhile now and we finally made the time and drove up during the week between Christmas and New years. This is a privately run operation that takes in rescues and other unwanted animals from owners...More

6  Thank Paul S
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July 21, 2018|
Response from Ann R | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if the tiger has downs syndrome, but they have a very nice tiger there that looks healthy and roars with pride.
April 11, 2017|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
I'd post the URL but TripAdvisor rules won't let me. :-).