Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary 2.6 (reviews)

Reno, NV Zoos & Wildlife Unclaimed
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About Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary

Spread across 38 acres in Reno, Nevada is Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary, a safe haven for injured, abandoned and otherwise non-releasable wildlife. And YOU can make it your next family day out destination!

Since 1981, Animal Ark has been looking after these beautiful animals, and offering families just like yours a unique opportunity to view these animals in their enclosures which mimic their natural habitats as much as possible.

Not only that, the animals at Animal Ark receive activities to ensure they don't get bored, and the meals are scattered to stimulate their gathering instincts.

In fact, during some special events that are open to the public, the animals are provided meals inside various toys that actually require thought and craftiness to open!

The staff at Animal Ark understand that animals belong in the wild, but these particular animals are unable to survive on their own, so they are not kept captive for breeding or selling purposes. It's all about the welfare of the animals, and it shows as you make your way around the enclosures!

We have mentioned animals, but what exactly will you see at Animal Ark? Well, there are plenty of big and small cats, from leopards, to cougars and bobcats.

There are beautiful owls, stunning cheetahs, wolves and even a bear!

What's also beautiful if that kids can learn the stories of all of the animals, giving them an invaluable educational experience at the same time!

Reno has just gone WILD, and it's wanting you to be part of it!

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Adults $11

Children $7.50 (Ages 3-12)

Free Under 2 and under

Last Update 2022

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Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary FAQ’s

Doing our bit

Their whole ethos is to care for animals that aren't able to be released back into the wild, and your visit can help them with that journey! Animal Ark is also committed to using environmentally friendly energy policies wherever possible. The majority of Animal Ark’s energy needs are met by using passive solar panels and wind generation. Water recycling policies are also in place.

Do they have baby facilities?

Strollers are permitted, but the small-wheeled umbrella style strollers do not roll well on their trail.

I’m Hungry! Can I get food at Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary?

No restaurant available but they do sell sodas and water! You can also take a picnic and enjoy lunch at their large picnic and playground area.

Any top tips when visiting?

Visiting early when they open at 10:00am, when it’s cool, will increase your chances to see their nocturnal predators active before they start their daily naps!

Does Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary have a gift shop?

They have a great Gift Shop with a variety of items including items hand crafted in Kenya. Jewelry, t-shirts, stuffed animals, animal print purses and much more!

Do they have baby facilities?

Strollers are permitted, but the small-wheeled umbrella style strollers do not roll well on their trail.

Is Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary fully accessible?

They have golf carts available by advance reservation only to those elderly or handicapped guests unable to walk the trail. Just email them at [email protected] to place a reservation

Any additonal information?

In the case of inclement weather, call before you go. They will update our answering machine to reflect any changes to their operating hours due to weather.