Big Cats of Serenity Springs Inc

Rating: 4.78 stars   58 reviews

Address:

PO Box 112 Calhan CO 80808 USA

Mission:

Big Cats of Serenity Springs DBA Serenity Springs Wildlife Center, is a 501(c)3 Non-profit Organization dedicated to providing a safe, stable, and permanent home for non-domestic felines and other exotic wildlife. Through educational programs and community outreach, we strive to raise public awareness of the existence of the large numbers of captive wildlife and the continuing need for sanctuary from exploitation, abuse, and neglect. Through introduction to, and education about, these magnificent creatures, we promote compassion and respect for all animals. While fostering recovery for endangered species.

Results:

In just 5 years we have grown from just 60 animals to over 120.

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719-347-9200
www.serenityspringswildlife.org

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Reviews for Big Cats of Serenity Springs Inc

Rating: 5 stars  

I love going here. Have been three times this year and it is only August. Photo and playtime with Bear and Tiger cubs is amazing and an experience to remember!! The tour guides also make it entertaining by telling stories about the animals and playing games with one of the big cats. I am so glad that these animals have a great forever home!!!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This place is so amazing! This is the closest thing to being in the wild with these beautiful animals you can get! All along the tour your learning things about not only these individual animals but facts about the species! The people who run this place are just amazing individuals! All volunteers and wow! I just can't tell you how great this place is. Please stop in and support these beautiful animals and have a great time!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Did an early morning your with my 6 month old and 2.5 year old and it was so amazing! The facility is great - so well kept! The animals were all so well loved and the interaction with the staff was amazing. Thank you!! Will be going again for sure!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Been to Serenity Springs a couple of times now, with different friends and family. Once during their family fun day and the other time on a regular weekend. (I highly recommend fun day - the burgers were awesome).

The tour was great, our guide did a wonderful job telling us about different cats and some of their behaviors. I did note that they had a LOT of tour guides (someone complained earlier in a review about the tour guide - musta not been the one I had). It was a great time... Took a lil less than an hour. The bears and Lemurs were very cool. And Willy the tiger sprayed some kid (that made my tour the best). Hey, the kid was warned and everyone else backed up...LOL Oh, somoene mentioned no photos on another review. Everyone in my tour group had their phones out and was snapping pictures left and right.

Regardless, both time I have been, have been a blast!!! The cats are great, the staff was nice, then again, I was nice to them. And it was a fun way to spend time with friends and family. I highly recommend it... And yep, I will be goin back soon!

Oh, did the play time and that was amazing! Some great selfies with a tiger cub.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Serenity Springs is all about the animals !!! They make sure their animals know love. What is more important than that ? The owner Nick and ALL the staff genuinely care about each and every one of the animals that reside there and beyond.......................

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

We visited Serenity Springs with a lot of anticipation and were not disappointed. The staff was friendly, the animals healthy and happy, and the amount of care and attention to detail to keep the animals safe, secure, and happy was wonderful. I hope to visit many times to come. They definitely deserve consideration for any spare change someone may have because it all goes to such a great and heart-felt cause. Well done guys!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I love big cats and I love that Serenity Springs never turns away a big cat in need of rescue. They do a wonderful job with what they have and deserve more funding and support than they get. Love this place!! Well worth a visit, and all the money from tours goes directly to the animals.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is the most amazing place!!! The cats are happy and healthy. The guides are knowledgable and we learned amazing things about these animals.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I visited Serenity Springs 8/3/13

The tour was wonderful. the guide was very informative and most important all the animals were happy and looked well cared for! The staff was very nice. I will go there every time I visit Colorado! I had a great time! Thank you

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I take issue with this organization attending Fairs and allowing pictures to be taken with these animals. The babies they took to the Denver County Fair were miserable, locked in cages and allowed to be handled by all sorts. Shouldn't a sanctuary ultimately look to make their lives as stress free and natural as possible? Also, where do the babies come from? Are they allowing mating? Are they perpetuating the mistreatment and imprisonment of these animals? For a real sanctuary, check out the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg Colorado where the animals are true rescues and allowed acres of land and natural pride and/or pack behavior.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Christine, It is very upsetting that you feel the need to slander such an amazing organization. Are you an animal behaviorist? How do you feel you have the expertise to say that the animals were miserable? The animals at any display with this organization are not only loved and very well cared for but also inspected by several animal experts an approved for this activity. They had huge display cages with toys and were given many breaks and had toys to play with as well. This type of slander helps no one. This organization has rescued hundreds of animals and are very well cared for. And for your information they are actually a licensed zoological and exhibitor park. But we do see you motives as you had an opportunity to advertise with this post for another facility. If you actually visit the park you will find for yourself that the interaction with the animals makes them better adjusted to live in their enviroment. They are going to be around humans for the rest of their life and they are more comfortable at Serenity Springs then any other facility I have ever visited.