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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.

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Community Stories

5 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!

1 brendadavid

Client Served

Rating: 5

you will get a thrill of your life at this park the animals are so beautiful and well loved for us it was a big thrill not only did we see beautiful well feed and loved animals but we got to love and spoil and play with a beautiful baby tiger we go as often as we can if i were younger they would never be rid of me lol if you love animals and your looking for folks that love them as much as you do this is the place to be.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The bad reviews are liars from another park that are con artists and pull off scams to make their money. Do NOT listen to the garbage they post. This place is awesome and you will love it and the animals.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love this place. The people are very friendly, love the animals, and have a great place. The animals are so beautiful and well taken care of, you can tell they are happy. They do a good job of rescue and you won't be disappointed if you visit. You can get so close to the animals it's unreal! So different from a zoo, you would just have to see the difference. Make sure you take the time to visit this place!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Took the tour and got to play with a baby white tiger. The animals are awesome and well cared for, it's a very nice place to visit. You get to be so close up to all the animals, it's an awesome experience for any age.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I think it is sad that these other posters call themselves "animal lovers." True animal lovers would try to help and not go to every site that GW is on and try to just slander their name for some sort of sick personal gain and satisfaction. Everyone talks crap about them not being able to afford the water bill. If the government can give billions to banks to pay their executives bonuses and hold company parties, why can't these guys get a little help? This place is great. They actually love the animals and take care of them as pets (unlike some other places). I will definitely go back, because not only did I enjoy it, but believe what they are doing for these animals is great. Great job, Joe!