Thank you to all of our guests and volunteers for a wonderful 1st Open House. Saturday turned out to be the perfect day and everyone was great with the animals. Thank you also to everyone who donated their time and those who donated gifts for he penny sale. Congratulations to all of the winners! 

We are already thinking of our next Open House for 2015! 

Check out these beautiful photo's from Mike, one of our guests. 

If you have any photo's from the Open House you would like posted, email to

Please visit our thank you page to see who supported our first Open House!


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Petra | Reply 26.11.2014 18.26

We would like to come by tomorrow (Thursday, November 27th) shortly after 4:00 to drop by a donation fundraised by my son at his elementary school. Is this ok?

Joni 26.11.2014 18.43

Hi Petra, sorry I missed your call. I should be here tomorrow at 4:00. If I'm not my husband and children will be. Thank you.

Lisa Nancekivell | Reply 03.09.2014 20.39

We took our grandchildren to visit the ranch, they are 7 & 10. What an amazing time we had. Everyone should have this experience. Thanks so much Joni

robin white | Reply 03.09.2014 18.04

hi Joni, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your open house. I love the animals you have, even the goat was such a friendly happy little fellow.

kathy | Reply 02.09.2014 20.58

Went to the open house and ahhhh truly incredible experience !thank you mark and Joni not only r u kind to animals u were sooo nice to us

Mark Nye | Reply 30.08.2014 11.35

Hello watched your piece on CHCH & I can tell you I was quite impressed by your dedication too the Lemur's.
I am looking too donate in future.
Will contact you

Joni 30.08.2014 19.45

Thank you

Ben M | Reply 29.08.2014 03.39

I know mark and Joni and they make all these animal whisper people look like clowns , I work for the MNR and this place is magic. Thanks Ben

Joni 30.08.2014 19.43

Thank you for the kind words Ben.

Dawn | Reply 28.08.2014 12.48

Our daughter has been able to hold the mouse and aye aye lemur so far and been trying to find the bamboo lemur.

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14.12 | 13:42

Hi Ann, I have an, animal of the week page, but have been so busy I haven't updated it! I will compile all of their stories on one page (less work for me) . Our facility is currently our home so I have no pictures posted at the moment

13.12 | 21:56

Maybe if stupid "mankind" wasn't so aggressive in building new homes in every space available, the raccoons wouldn't be flushed from their habitat!

13.12 | 21:03

Is there somewhere on this site that shows the animals backgrounds? Also any pics of your enclosures and facility? :) Thanks so much.

13.12 | 03:05

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