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Route 2, Box 67, Wynnewood, OK
  • The Cages of this park were all built by people who wanted to contribute as a memory to their own lost loved ones

    • by KeeperoftheChaos
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      I have a nephew that lives in Oklahoma and although I don’t get to go see him too often and he usually comes to visit me, I did get to go see him this past Spring for a short while when we were traveling to Texas on business.

      While I was there, we mostly visited with him but we did get to spend one special day at a place called “GW Exotic Animal Memorial Park” in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. This Park is more of a privately owned zoo of sorts. It’s become a safe haven for many exotic animals that were abused, neglected or injured at the hands of irresponsible and/or ignorant owners.

      This park was created as a memorial to the owner’s son who was killed by a Drunk Driver. The Cages of this park


      were all built by people who wanted to contribute as a memory to their own lost loved ones.

      I have to say that there are so many sad stories at this park about abused and neglected animals that came to them from various places mostly brought in by law enforcement who usually found them while investigating something else. The animal park has lovingly and painstakingly nursed them back to health. They depend entirely on donations and the park’s admission fees.

      They have several neat programs that you can sign up for beyond just going to visit the park. One is that they have cabin rentals and Tent spaces where you are able to spend the night, cook outside and sit on the porch listening to the animals in the park communicating back and ...


      • forth with each other.

        If you just want to go for a tour of the park, it’s only $8. This is the self-guided tour at your own pace. They also have a guided tour that takes you to some extra areas and ends with you being able to play with a baby Tiger. This Tour costs $25 per person.

        The Park is home to 1400 animals, many of which are Big Cats. They have lots of Tigers, Lions, Wolves and Bears. There is also a section where you have the ability to hand feed Camels, African Deer, Pigs, Sheep, Goats and Cows. The cages are huge and it’s more than obvious that they are devoted to the animals here and are providing them with lots of good nourishment, shelter and love.

        There are so

        many exotic animals here that they have taken in with problems. Some come in with only one eye or cross-eyes. Some are missing an ear or toes. They rehabilitate the ones they can and sadly some end up having to be humanely euthanised because they are in irreparable condition and are suffering. You read the stories here and talk to the keepers and you can’t believe some people treat these beautiful creatures this way.

        GW Exotic Animal Park is more than just a zoo. It’s a sanctuary. It’s a wonderful way to spend an afternoon and learn about all this wonderful place is doing to help unwanted and mistreated animals. They’re doing a great job and they need more money and supplies but the place is clean and the animals are being well cared for.




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