West Coast Game Park Safari

★★★☆☆
  • 46914 US-101

    Bandon, OR 97411

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  • 541-347-3106

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DO NOT GO HERE. This place has animal exploitation written all over it. I know that it is highly interesting and captivating to witness exotic animals, and to get to pet them - even better. BUT, this is purely a human perspective, and does not take into consideration the well-being of the animals. In animals native habitats, there are no humans to pet them or bottle feed them or give them pellet food. Instad, they roam free, hunting or foraging from forests, tundras, oceans, or deserts, far from suburban and urban centers of overpopulation and humans looking to exploit them for profit. Please, I urge you to consider that capturing animals from their homes and putting them in cages is NOT what they want. Again, I understand the fascination with exotic species, but we truly need to appreciate them from afar, and maybe hope to one day see them living free in their natural habitats - not locked in tiny cages with no place to roam, no enrichment, and humans snapping picture after picture of them every day.

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★☆☆☆☆

DO NOT GO HERE. This place has animal exploitation written all over it. I know that it is highly interesting and captivating to witness exotic animals, and to get to pet them - even better. BUT, this is purely a human perspective, and does not take into consideration the well-being of the animals. In animals native habitats, there are no humans to pet them or bottle feed them or give them pellet food. Instad, they roam free, hunting or foraging from forests, tundras, oceans, or deserts, far from suburban and urban centers of overpopulation and humans looking to exploit them for profit. Please, I urge you to consider that capturing animals from their homes and putting them in cages is NOT what they want. Again, I understand the fascination with exotic species, but we truly need to appreciate them from afar, and maybe hope to one day see them living free in their natural habitats - not locked in tiny cages with no place to roam, no enrichment, and humans snapping picture after picture of them every day.

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Alright, let me start off with the good. There's the one big thing going for the game park, and that is the chance to go in with some very cute baby animals, including exotic cat cubs. Who wouldn't want to go in and play and get your picture taken with them? It's any exotic cat enthusiast's dream..

There's been some rebuilding of enclosures, however I must say, it's unsatisfactory in the condition the animals are kept in. Honestly, I know most visitors can't understand that large cats, and many other animals need a LOT of space, privacy, and enrichment in their environments, and the park provides none. The Chimps, which there was two, and when I asked what happened to the boy, a worker said he died. They do not have adequte housing or enrichment for greater primates, nor do they do well being alone. Just examine the enclosures, look at the animals carefully, and ask yourself "do these animals look happy?" Please do not support this place until the owner raises the enclosure and enrichment standards he's set. If you want a good place to visit, go check out Big Cats of the Wild, or the Wildlife Safari.

The exotic cats are also bred there, constantly. Ever notice how they are always advertising their newest cubs on their websites? They are over-breeding the animals, then selling the cubs, not just to zoos, but other road side attractions, private owners, and circus acts in Las Vegas. This sounds almost like a Puppy Mill to me.

Also, they shows, since I last was there a week ago, do not explain anything about the animals. There's nothing educational in their presentations. It's boring, and the female employees don't even look like they're enjoying their job.

All in all, it wasn't a good experience. This is not a zoo, but a private ownership of a large number of exotic animals which is flaunted to the public. I don't even think they are accredited with the AZA.

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★☆☆☆☆

Alright, let me start off with the good. There's the one big thing going for the game park, and that is the chance to go in with some very cute baby animals, including exotic cat cubs. Who wouldn't want to go in and play and get your picture taken with them? It's any exotic cat enthusiast's dream..

There's been some rebuilding of enclosures, however I must say, it's unsatisfactory in the condition the animals are kept in. Honestly, I know most visitors can't understand that large cats, and many other animals need a LOT of space, privacy, and enrichment in their environments, and the park provides none. The Chimps, which there was two, and when I asked what happened to the boy, a worker said he died. They do not have adequte housing or enrichment for greater primates, nor do they do well being alone. Just examine the enclosures, look at the animals carefully, and ask yourself "do these animals look happy?" Please do not support this place until the owner raises the enclosure and enrichment standards he's set. If you want a good place to visit, go check out Big Cats of the Wild, or the Wildlife Safari.

The exotic cats are also bred there, constantly. Ever notice how they are always advertising their newest cubs on their websites? They are over-breeding the animals, then selling the cubs, not just to zoos, but other road side attractions, private owners, and circus acts in Las Vegas. This sounds almost like a Puppy Mill to me.

Also, they shows, since I last was there a week ago, do not explain anything about the animals. There's nothing educational in their presentations. It's boring, and the female employees don't even look like they're enjoying their job.

All in all, it wasn't a good experience. This is not a zoo, but a private ownership of a large number of exotic animals which is flaunted to the public. I don't even think they are accredited with the AZA.

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Unlike most of these reviews which either loved or hated this park, I'd say there was some good and bad. Unfortunately, the bad outweighs the good when it comes to the adult animals comfort and sanity.... Although it was fun to play with the baby animals and roam with the free deer, donkeys, goats etc... The adult cats and chimp were literally bored to insanity- pacing repetively in patterns, siting glumly on concrete or gravel with NOTHING to do all day but pace in place over and over. The lions particularly looked VERY UNCOMFORTABLE and pathetic stuck on a small patch of gravel with barely any shade or soft place to lay down, let alone one ounce of stimulation for their mental stability. IF THIS CAN'T BE REMEDIED SO THE ADULT AMIMALS HAVE ANY QUALITY OF LIFE- THEN THEY SHOULDN'T BE ALLOWED TO HAVE THEM!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Unlike most of these reviews which either loved or hated this park, I'd say there was some good and bad. Unfortunately, the bad outweighs the good when it comes to the adult animals comfort and sanity.... Although it was fun to play with the baby animals and roam with the free deer, donkeys, goats etc... The adult cats and chimp were literally bored to insanity- pacing repetively in patterns, siting glumly on concrete or gravel with NOTHING to do all day but pace in place over and over. The lions particularly looked VERY UNCOMFORTABLE and pathetic stuck on a small patch of gravel with barely any shade or soft place to lay down, let alone one ounce of stimulation for their mental stability. IF THIS CAN'T BE REMEDIED SO THE ADULT AMIMALS HAVE ANY QUALITY OF LIFE- THEN THEY SHOULDN'T BE ALLOWED TO HAVE THEM!!

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My 14 year old son and I just visited this place. We left with tears in our eyes and feeling very guilty for being human.
Anyone who sees this place as "great" has no connection with the animal world and is just another ignorant human who thinks animals are here for our enjoyment. They are a gift and after seeing the pain in the chimps eyes I will be working diligently to get this place shut down! Also the poor cats and one in particular I saw who had her baby stolen from her. I remember their eyes asking for help and I am going to do whatever I can to help those poor creatures!

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★☆☆☆☆

My 14 year old son and I just visited this place. We left with tears in our eyes and feeling very guilty for being human.
Anyone who sees this place as "great" has no connection with the animal world and is just another ignorant human who thinks animals are here for our enjoyment. They are a gift and after seeing the pain in the chimps eyes I will be working diligently to get this place shut down! Also the poor cats and one in particular I saw who had her baby stolen from her. I remember their eyes asking for help and I am going to do whatever I can to help those poor creatures!

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Wonderful place to visit! Our family had a terrific time. What an amazing opportunity to interact with the animals and gain a greater appreciation for the need to preserve their natural environments. Keep up the great work West Coast Game Park - we will be back next year. Oh, and don't let the nay-sayers get to you...they have nothing better to do than complain...right JP? Beleive me...it's well worth the trip!

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★★★★★

Wonderful place to visit! Our family had a terrific time. What an amazing opportunity to interact with the animals and gain a greater appreciation for the need to preserve their natural environments. Keep up the great work West Coast Game Park - we will be back next year. Oh, and don't let the nay-sayers get to you...they have nothing better to do than complain...right JP? Beleive me...it's well worth the trip!

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This place is appalling and needs to be shut down immediately. The entire experience is unsanitary and unsafe. Can't believe I wasted a Sunday and $50 to see this.

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This place is appalling and needs to be shut down immediately. The entire experience is unsanitary and unsafe. Can't believe I wasted a Sunday and $50 to see this.

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I'm saddened to see the number of negative reports about the Game Park. In my personal experience, and from a number of people who I've listened to locally talk about it, the place is wonderful. Sure, the free roaming deer, sheep, and goats can be overwhelming, but who bought the food to feed them?

The animals are all very well taken care of. The priority of the handlers are to ensure that the animals are happy and healthy, providing them with enrichment (toys, hiding food, and interaction), as well as nutritious food (fresh fruits/veggies/meat/vitamin supplements). The enclosures have grown every year, and they keep adding during each Winter, making sure to meet or exceed the requirements set by AZA and USDA. I read a sheet once for housing of exotics, and it's VERY strict. They are licensed as well.

To those who are interested in visiting, go with an unbiased opinion. Understand, you will only be there for a couple of hours, so keep an open mind and remember, you are paying for their food, enclosure costs, enrichment, and vet care. Not for photos with a cub, or the satisfaction of seeing them up close. Without zoos, you'd never get to experience the beauty of such animals.

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★★★★★

I'm saddened to see the number of negative reports about the Game Park. In my personal experience, and from a number of people who I've listened to locally talk about it, the place is wonderful. Sure, the free roaming deer, sheep, and goats can be overwhelming, but who bought the food to feed them?

The animals are all very well taken care of. The priority of the handlers are to ensure that the animals are happy and healthy, providing them with enrichment (toys, hiding food, and interaction), as well as nutritious food (fresh fruits/veggies/meat/vitamin supplements). The enclosures have grown every year, and they keep adding during each Winter, making sure to meet or exceed the requirements set by AZA and USDA. I read a sheet once for housing of exotics, and it's VERY strict. They are licensed as well.

To those who are interested in visiting, go with an unbiased opinion. Understand, you will only be there for a couple of hours, so keep an open mind and remember, you are paying for their food, enclosure costs, enrichment, and vet care. Not for photos with a cub, or the satisfaction of seeing them up close. Without zoos, you'd never get to experience the beauty of such animals.

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This is an amazing experience for park visitors and anyone who understands the breadth and depth of the opportunities provided to the animals that reside in this park. It is unfortunate to see the negative reviews posted on this site. Although everyone is entitled to their opinion, don't let someone elses influence you before you get the chance to form one on your own. It is also unfortunate that prior posts provide inaccurate information. Anyone who understands the exotic animal industry knows that in order to own exotic animals, especially large cats, etc., you are required to posses numerous federal and state certifications and licenses. These are not obtained without extensive screening of the applicant by highly trained professionals. I have worked in some of the most pristine animal sanctuaries in the United States and very much enjoy visiting the West Coast Game Park. Did you ever stop to think what the survival rate of these animals would be in the wild? These animals can count on balanced meals and enrichment on a daily basis....who knows when or if their next meal would come in the wild. Keep up the great work West Coast Game Park! See you in a few months!

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★★★★★

This is an amazing experience for park visitors and anyone who understands the breadth and depth of the opportunities provided to the animals that reside in this park. It is unfortunate to see the negative reviews posted on this site. Although everyone is entitled to their opinion, don't let someone elses influence you before you get the chance to form one on your own. It is also unfortunate that prior posts provide inaccurate information. Anyone who understands the exotic animal industry knows that in order to own exotic animals, especially large cats, etc., you are required to posses numerous federal and state certifications and licenses. These are not obtained without extensive screening of the applicant by highly trained professionals. I have worked in some of the most pristine animal sanctuaries in the United States and very much enjoy visiting the West Coast Game Park. Did you ever stop to think what the survival rate of these animals would be in the wild? These animals can count on balanced meals and enrichment on a daily basis....who knows when or if their next meal would come in the wild. Keep up the great work West Coast Game Park! See you in a few months!

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This place is breeding and selling animals so they have babies to handle and take photos with. The worst kind of animal exploitation, when asked what they do when the babies grow up, they say that they have great homes for them. The truth is they advertise the animals in a exotic animal paper, The Animal Finders Guide and sell them to anyone with the money. This place should be shut down, or at least make them stop breeding and selling. So sad!

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is breeding and selling animals so they have babies to handle and take photos with. The worst kind of animal exploitation, when asked what they do when the babies grow up, they say that they have great homes for them. The truth is they advertise the animals in a exotic animal paper, The Animal Finders Guide and sell them to anyone with the money. This place should be shut down, or at least make them stop breeding and selling. So sad!

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Lots of animals...all in too small enclosures with no enrichment. Just looking into the primates' eyes (especially the chimps) is torture. This place makes me sad to be a human. I urge you to never visit this place and to pass the word on to all you know. Absolutely the most heartbreaking and depressing place I have ever visited.

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★☆☆☆☆

Lots of animals...all in too small enclosures with no enrichment. Just looking into the primates' eyes (especially the chimps) is torture. This place makes me sad to be a human. I urge you to never visit this place and to pass the word on to all you know. Absolutely the most heartbreaking and depressing place I have ever visited.

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I've been coming here to the West Coast Game Park Safari since I was 5 years old, I'm now 30! We come here EVERY summer, still do! It's amazing and the BEST place ever to see animals up close and personal!

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★★★★★

I've been coming here to the West Coast Game Park Safari since I was 5 years old, I'm now 30! We come here EVERY summer, still do! It's amazing and the BEST place ever to see animals up close and personal!

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This is a great place to take the whole family! There are many animals. Deer, goats, different species of monekeys, lions, tigers just to name a few. The best part is you can get up close and personal with many of them. They have a great petting zoo that everyone will love! Not many places offer a chance to feed and pet many of these animals. A little pricy but still affordable.

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★★★★★

This is a great place to take the whole family! There are many animals. Deer, goats, different species of monekeys, lions, tigers just to name a few. The best part is you can get up close and personal with many of them. They have a great petting zoo that everyone will love! Not many places offer a chance to feed and pet many of these animals. A little pricy but still affordable.

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You'd have to travel the world to see all the animals housed and cared for in the West Coast Game Park Safari. No where else can you hold baby tiger and cheetah cubs, pet a baby tiger, and see all types of exotic cats, camels, bears, peacocks, llamas, antelope out-of-doors!

Not only can you feed the animals that wander freely among the park, but you get to see the breeding program that helps the wild cats survive.

This is a great experience for the whole family, especially in the Spring when the new babies are born. I have been twice to this park and held not only newborn cougar cubs but baby tigers! Certainly an experience anyone, young or old, will never forget!

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★★★★★

You'd have to travel the world to see all the animals housed and cared for in the West Coast Game Park Safari. No where else can you hold baby tiger and cheetah cubs, pet a baby tiger, and see all types of exotic cats, camels, bears, peacocks, llamas, antelope out-of-doors!

Not only can you feed the animals that wander freely among the park, but you get to see the breeding program that helps the wild cats survive.

This is a great experience for the whole family, especially in the Spring when the new babies are born. I have been twice to this park and held not only newborn cougar cubs but baby tigers! Certainly an experience anyone, young or old, will never forget!

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