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Review for Center For Great Apes, Wauchula, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Big Cat Rescue's volunteers have been visiting the Center for Great Apes for many years as private guests of the sanctuary, but I had never been until recently. As someone who operates a sanctuary for 100+ lions, tigers and other big cats, I know how hard it is to provide both a secure environment and one that is as natural as possible for the inhabitants. The Center for Great Apes has managed to do exactly that and I just love the tunnel system that gives the animals freedom to move about the grounds. If I had visited the Center for Great Apes earlier I would have instituted a similar tunnel system for the cats long ago.

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

Very Well

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Role:  Professional with expertise in this field

Review for Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary Inc, Gainesville, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I just can't say enough good things about Jungle Friends and its founder Kari Bagnall. She has provided a safe haven for more than 100 primates and is an accredited sanctuary, which means she does not buy, breed, sell, trade nor add to the problem by enabling breeders & exploiters to use her as a dumping ground. Our own volunteers from Big Cat Rescue frequently drive several hours to help Jungle Friends build cages because they know first hand the good work being done there.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the animals benefit from our help.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...


If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide the government with a place to send confiscated animals so that the inspectors did not just turn a blind eye to abuse for lack of an alternative.

Ways to make it better...

I had more resources to give.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

that people do not know about the great work they do.

One thing I'd also say is that...

your donations go to the animals at Jungle Friends and that is what animal donors really want.

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Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & CEO of Big Cat Rescue.