KEEPERS OF THE WILD
May 26, 2011
My best friend and I, along with a couple of friends, flew to Laughlin for my birthday in April this year. We wanted to do something besides just sit in the casinos and lose money. I did some research on area attractions and found Keepers of the Wild. We drove the hour or so from Laughlin and arrived in the middle of a very hot day. It wasn't feeding time so we went ahead and paid the (VERY reasonable) fee to just take ourselves through. We walked around and saw all the beautiful animals and just had a marvelous time with the 4 of us. When we got back it was going to be the late feeding so we paid the (again ridiculously reasonable) fee for the guided tour. What an amazing experience. As animal lovers the opportunity to hear the stories of these animals and the man who started the place was awesome. We took 100s of pictures and I happened to have my phones video camera on when two of the cats got in a small scuffle. The gentleman on tour made us laugh as he told them to "calm themselves". That showed me what an amazing relationship the workers at the facility have with these animals. The place was clean and well kept, the animals all looked healthy and as happy as they can be. The variety of animals was also impressive. Although they have many tigers the monkeys, emus, birds, raccoons, wolves and other big cats made for an amazing birthday experience for me.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
seeing these amazing creatures being so well cared for and the educational benefits are amazing. They stressed why they don't breed, why these animals are NOT pets and the tragedy that befalls them because of human greed and ignorance.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
The ability to buy some of their shirts and such online. Because we were flying in very small planes we had a limit on what cargo we could carry so I was limited in what I could buy and now I wish I could get some shirts!
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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?
How did you learn about this organization?
found it online when doing a search for area attractions in Laughlin
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
General Member of the Public & Toured the park for the better part of the day.