1. amy maki

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    I loved that some of the animals were allowed to roam free. What concerned me is the size of the cages for the two young bears and the Siberian Tiger. These enclosures are not large enough for these large animals to live a healthy, normal life. Education is key for all wildlife- but what are we teaching children when we see animals pacing in a cage?

  2. Liam Keller

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    You can pet the animals and feed the animals. they have goats, deer, bears, bunnies, chinchillas, monkeys, llamas, ducks, emu, trout, elk, and even some tigers. If I could go back I would it was really fun. It was AWESOME!

  3. Erin Kelsey

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    I also thought the bears (there were two in the same, small cage when I was there) were not in a large enough enclosure. It bothered me, and I am not an animal welfare activist, even though I do care how animals are treated. Anyway, there were other animals that seemed to be in large enough enclosures, and if it weren’t for the bears, I’d probably feel better about the place. Bears are used to miles and miles of territory. Seeing them in a cage that is smaller than my driveway wasn’t a pleasant sight, and when I took my daughter to see them, the bear just kind of blankly looked out into space. I know that you can’t put human emotions on animals, but I really believe that these bears are not happy, and might be insane by this point. As reported by a previous reviewer, one of the bears just paced and paced, and you could see the trail of water from the paws where he walked – never going off this same route he was pacing and pacing on. I think this is sad. My daughter was scared a few times, but that could just be her, since she’s around two, but she has never feared of animals before and is exposed to them not infrequently, since my mother lives on a hobby farm. Overall, I thought the place was mildly depressing and was glad when we left. One note: you have to go through a gift shop in order to exit the place. I didn’t mind, and I was happy to get something for my daughter, but just be prepared to probably spend more money on some stuff you might not need, or disappoint your child, which isn’t always a bad thing, but just be prepared. One positive thing I can say is that the person who took our money at the gate was very friendly and nice.

  4. Laura Scaramell

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    I recently took my grandchildren for an excursion to the Wilderness Walk. It was a sonderful experience all around until…..I saw the bear pacing in the small pen. Back and forth, back and forth….clearly distressed. I have read in other blogs that the owners have reported that the bear is never let out to stretch his feet. Even a few days in this manner is unaceptable to me. I will not be going back and seeing this ruined what I thought would be a lovely day. I will be reporting this to anyone that will listen!!!!

  5. Music2Forever

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    Cruel