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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Protection of Endangered Species

Mission: OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE LIFELONG HOMES FOR ABANDONED, MISPLACED, AND ABUSED ANIMALS SO THAT THEY MAY RECEIVE THE KINDNESS, LOVE, AND RESPECT THEY DESERVE WHILE STRUGGLING TO CO-EXIST IN OUR ENVIRONMENT, AND TO EDUCATE OUR PEERS TO PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY IN KEEPING THESE SPECIES FROM BECOMING EXTINCT AND TO PRESERVE THE FRAGILE ECOSYSTEMS WE SHARE. WE LIVE BY GOLDEN PROMISES.: WE ARE A ZOO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WORK WITH OTHER ZOOS AND BREEDERS TO KEEP THE SPECIES ALIVE IN CAPTIVITY, SO THE ANIMAL’S CAPTIVE HABITATS ARE NOT TAKEN AWAY. WE WILL STRIVE TO TAKE IN ANY UNWANTED ANIMAL. WE WILL ONLY USE DONATED MONEY FOR THE REASON IN WHICH IT IS DONATED. WE WILL STRIVE TO KEEP THE BEST-TRAINED STAFF TO CARE FOR OUR ANIMALS. OUR ANIMALS WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE ONE-ON-ONE LOVE THEY DESERVE. THIS PARK IS A LIVING MEMORIAL PARK TO HUMAN LOVED ONES AND WILL ALWAYS REMAIN THAT WAY. WE STARTED AS A SANCTUARY, AND HAVE SINCE GROWN INTO A FULL-BLOWN ZOO WITH OVER 128 SPECIES AND 1,400 ANIMALS. WE TRY TO KEEP A VARIETY OF ANIMALS FOR VISITORS TO SEE AND LEARN ABOUT. WE WORK WITH ZOOS ALL OVER THE U.S. AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES TO TRADE STOCK AND RECEIVE NEW BLOODLINES. VERY RARELY DOES ANY DONATED, UNWANTED ANIMAL EVER LEAVE HERE. WE DO BREED RARE ANIMALS OF SPECIAL BLOODLINES TO GO TO OTHER ZOOS. NONE OF OUR ANIMALS GO TO PRIVATE HOMES, ALTHOUGH WE ARE NOT AGAINST A PRIVATE QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL KEEPING AN EXOTIC.

Programs: The organizations purpose is to preserve and protect abandoned exotic wild animals.

Community Stories

55 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Ronnie

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I went to G.W. Exotic's this past June for the first time. The workers were so professional and polite. Joe even took time in his hectic day to sit & visit with us for a while. They make you feel right at home & never tire of answering questions about all the beautiful animals there. I plan on making this a yearly event and that's only because I live too far away. Otherwise I'd defintely be there more often. You've got a wonderful place there Joe. You, your crew and your animals are outstanding. One of the biggest & cleanest places I've seen. Kudos to you all!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

THIS HORROR HOUSE FOR ANIMALS NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN AND THE OWNER LOCKED IN THE PRISON CAGES HE KEEPS THESE POOR ANIMALS IN! ANIMALS ARE BRED FOR PROFIT AND ARE ABUSED. THE LIVING CONDTIONS ARE ROWS UPON ROWS OF ANIMALS LIVING ON TOP OF EACH OTHER. THE CUBS ARE BEATEN FOR BITING THE HUMANS THAT HANDLE THEM. POOR VET CARE LEAVING THEM TO SUFFER WITH DIARRHEA AND ILLNESS FROM BEING HANDLED. IT'S HIS PERSONAL FREAK SHOW OF UN-NATURAL BREEDING.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 1

I have never been so sickened in my life. These poor animals are not being properly treated. This is not a sanctuary, it is a reprehensible disgrace.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have visited this private zoo several times and evertime I am astounded by the love and care they have for the animals. They give one of the best tours I have ever witnesses and a truly interactive experience. They treat their animals like one of their own. It warms my heart to see the care they give for their animals.

Lisa110

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This park goes above and beyond for their animals, even with the harassment from animals rights extremists, they put the needs & welfare of the animals first. They take in many exotic rescues, and provide them with a loving & nurturing home. GW exotic animal foundation is a must see, when in the area!

topsecretmoon

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This animal park has such an upstanding environment for the animals. It was built , and you can see it very plainly , with the animals best interest in mind. This is a must see if you live in Oklahoma or if you are traveling be sure to stop in!! TOP NOTCH PARK!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We own a small zoo in the south. I have over 32 in the animal field and I have no other zoo/sanctuary that even comes close to the magnitude of GW Exotic. The place is well kept, well managed, the animals are healthy and have regular veterinary care.
Your public zoos could actually take a few lessons from GW Exotics. They involve the visitors so that the visit leaves a memory that stays forever and strikes a heartwarming feeling in the depth of your soul. I recommend if you EVER get the chance to go to do it! You will NOT regret it!

Bigcatslive

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This facility far exceed any other facilities. The health and well being of all animals are a top priority and they also RESCUE which is just AWESOME!!! Thanks GW EXOTIC!! If you are traveling or live in or around Oklahoma, this is a must see!!

Deborah Cutrell

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love this park and go every year! It is AMAZING! The animals are so beautiful and healthy and LOVED! I couldn't believe the wonderful staff, the beauty of the park and the standards in which the animals are kept. This is an A-1 facility and I highly suggest to anyone to go there and see for yourself the best zoo/ rescue in the whole country!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I fell in love with the park from the first time I found it on the internet. I have donated to keep the park up and running. I love the work they do there. True animal lovers. I would dearly love to come and see the park in person. Plan to next year! Am already saving for that trip! Yay!

Mary72

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is where I go to get my batteries recharged. It is an AWESOME place, the people are GREAT and then animals are well adjusted, happy and healthy. I would recommend this park to everyone. I am the mother of a special needs adult, she loves the park as much as I do. We have to drive 5 hours to get there and we have been know to drive down visit the park and drive back it is soooooooooo worth it!!!!!!

12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This Oklahoma zoo is overcrowded and the conditions are sub-par. The owners and manager claim it to be a "rescue" of sorts, but they continually breed more. Recently, the owner has had to appeal to his friends on more than one occasion begging for donations because he couldn't pay his bills. Breeding and taking in more animals when you are already overcrowded and cannot care for the ones you have is irresponsible.