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“A volunteer-run zoo with over two-hundred animals”
The Sierra Safari Zoo was started by 3 men, Dale McDaniel, Jimmie Martin, and Dave Dawson. They had a collection of exotic animals as a hobby which started with ostriches. They acquired the property in January 1989 and the zoo opened in August 1990. The first real exotic animal was an African Lion, named Claude. Which was followed three months later by a male liger, Hobbs, one of the zoo's most prized ambassadors. The zoo is completely staffed by volunteers and today there are approximately 50 who perform the day to day care and feeding of the 150 or so residents at Sierra Safari Zoo. The zoo's volunteers are people who have a great passion for animals and the zoo provides an opportunity to work with many amazing creatures.
After 2 visits, I'm still not sure how to feel. I'm not an animal specialist, but I don't know if these animals are being treated well. On one hand, it's cool to be able to feed the goats and... Read more
I had an amazing time here the animals were so cute and they even had a petting farm (: definitely recommend when visiting Reno Read more
Came to Reno for the Thanksgiving weekend and had the pleasure of visiting the Sierra Safari Zoo. There was a great diversity of animals and a really nice petting zoo where you can feed the... Read more
Sierra Safari Zoo
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