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November 10, 2012

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January 25, 2012

This is one of my favorite places to visit. One of the most humbling experiences is to watch the interaction between these animals and the staff. It's clear the love & respect for each other is mutu... more

November 10, 2012

I love this park. I go every year & would recommend it to anyone looking to see the beauty of animals & their interaction with their human family. 2 Thumbs up GW!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

January 25, 2012

This is one of my favorite places to visit. One of the most humbling experiences is to watch the interaction between these animals and the staff. It's clear the love & respect for each other is mutual. The enclosures are the cleanest & most well kept I've ever seen. The animals love to show off for the guests. They're obviously happy & kept well entertained in their daily life. I would highly recommend anyone wishing to visit a top notch animal park to go to GW Animal Foundation. As soon as you enter their facility they're welcoming you like family. I'll be back every chance I get.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do alot more advertising. More people need to hear about the wonderful things to see & do here.

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

How did you learn about this organization?

I learned about this organization when I saw the founder come to the defense of a woman that was being attacked by Animal Rights organizations trying to have her disabled kangaroo taken from her & euthanized. This is the type of man he is. If there's an animal in harms way, he's the first one to step up to protect it. And now this kangaroo is happy, healthy, hopping and living a very spoiled life with his human mom.

July 19, 2011
2 people found this review helpful

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!

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Now that I've seen the requirements for the enclosures & learned about shifting the animals so their areas can be kept clean I'll know what to look for at other facilities. I went there expecting to see some animals & enjoy a relaxing day & ended up with a wealth of information & wonderful memories! A definate must see experience.

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Nothing that comes to mind.

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Life-changing

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Facebook

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

September 11, 2014
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September 11, 2014
2 people found this review helpful

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.
May 29, 2014
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May 29, 2014
2 people found this review helpful

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.

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Close it Down

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

July 26, 2013

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July 26, 2013

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.

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A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

November 11, 2012

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November 11, 2012

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!

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 11, 2012

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1 previous review
July 19, 2011

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 ani... more

November 11, 2012

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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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

July 19, 2011

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!

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I have seen his internet show and watched as the world is enlightened by his knowledge and never ending spirit.

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Nothing needs to be changed. Keep on doing what you're doing!

November 11, 2012

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November 11, 2012

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!!

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 11, 2012

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1 previous review
July 26, 2011

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 t... more

November 11, 2012

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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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

July 26, 2011

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!

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I've seen the park grow and grow over the past few years. They do awesome work with incredible animals. They have such big hearts and take such excellent care of their animals.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find more money for them. They need it because it is not only hard, but financially draining to care for more than 1,400 animals every day.

April 5, 2012

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April 5, 2012

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!!!!!!

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

January 26, 2012
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January 26, 2012
12 people found this review helpful

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.

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No

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

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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