Noahs Ark Animal Sanctuary - Sat, Sep 18 2021

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Noahs Ark Animal Sanctuary

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Locust Grove, Ga   Hike: Noahs Ark Animal Sanctuary  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 18 2021  9:45 am >> Sat, Sep 18 2021 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Aug 22 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Sep 18 2021 7:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Distance:3 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Sue M.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 20 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Please join me for an unforgettable tour of Noah's Ark animal sanctuary.  Noah's Ark is a 250 acre sanctuary that is home to more than 1500 abused, unwanted and neglected animals.  The animals are a mix of exotic and farm animals including birds, wolves, foxes, primates and more and including the world famous Baloo who is an American black bear.  Baloo is the surviving member of the famous BLT (bear, lion and tiger) who arrived at Noah's Ark in 2001 after they were rescued as cubs from an Atlanta home by Atlanta police during a drug raid.   There are several videos on you tube about these 3.  Check it out when you get a moment. 

 We will be taking the WOW tour (Walk on the Wild Side) with a professional guide who takes us up close and personal with the animals.  The sanctuary is set up like a park with paved pathways that wind through the property.  The pace will be leisurely with a total mileage of about 3 miles.  Be prepared to maybe walk through some tall grass.  Prior approval has been given by the AOC to allow 20 people on this event because we will be splitting into 2 groups.  Per Noah''s Ark guidelines there is a max of 10 people per tour. 

Noah's Ark never charges admission and relies solely on donations.  The care and feeding for these animals costs the ark $33K per month.  This tour normally charges $75 per person but they have agreed to give us the tour for a minimum donation of $10 per person which will be collected and paid directly to Noah's Ark.   They take cash, check and credit cards.   All proceeds from the tours go directly to the animal welfare and protection fund. 

We will be meeting at the Welcome Center.  Please arrive 15 minutes early to make your donation, sign a release form and use the restroom.

Below is a link to Noah's Ark.  There is a short video of the WOW tour we will be taking.  Also, if you click on animals of the ark and then click each individual animal it will give you the history of the animal and how they arrived at the ark.


Required Items to Bring:

Water to keep you hydrated

EPI pen/inhaler if needed 
cash or credit card for your donation 

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take 75 south exit 212 Locust Grove
Turn left off the exit onto Bill Gardner Parkway
Turn right onTanger Blvd
Turn right  onto L G Griffin Road
Noah's Ark will be on your left

Physical address is:

712 LG Griffin Road
Locust Grove, GA  30248

Please click the blue and green icon on the top of this page for a zoomable map

Once inside the park we are meeting at the welcome center

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