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Flamingos & Monkeys & An Albino Zebra? Oh My!

February 17, 2015, 8:00 AM HST
* Updated February 17, 9:19 AM
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In Hawai’i, we are familiar with many animal and marine species including Wild Boar, Axis Deer, Humpback Whales, Green Hawaiian Sea Turtles, Monk Seals, Spinner Dolphins, and many more including a host of tropical bird species. But, how often do we get to receive hands on education about exotic animals, and visit an albino Zebra in Hawai’i? Umm, not often. 

At the Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Kona, animal lovers and philanthropists have a wonderful opportunity to visit and support this private, USDA licensed, non-profit, exotic animal sanctuary. This refuge is home to many rare, endangered animals including Mammals, Reptiles, Birds, Amphibians, Insects and Marsupials. Besides an albino Zebra, they also have Monkeys, Goats, Llama, Bison, Donkeys, Parrots, Italian Honeybees, Hawaiian Pueo (owls), Hawaiian I’o (hawks), and many more beautiful, singular species.

Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary was founded in 1998 by Ann and Norm Goody. With a lifelong dream to work with animals, the pair have gone through quite a feat to obtain the licenses and permits necessary to have an animal sanctuary in the State of Hawai’i. This a true animal sanctuary, and not open to the public on a scheduled basis. They do offer educational programs and private tours. Program topics include themes such as How We Communicate With Animals Without Speaking, What Animals Belong In Hawai’i, The Difference Between Wild And Domestic Animals, and EXTINCT Means Gone FOREVER.

Those interested in visiting the Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary should plan ahead by calling 808-331-8778, or by emailing [email protected].

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