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Two Tails Ranch

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Address: 18655 NE 81st St, Williston, FL 32696-3906
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+1 352-528-6585

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My hubby and I reserved our spots for a noon tour. We went today and it was really nice. We learned a lot and it was amazing how this family owned ranch has been serving these... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Angel M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My hubby and I reserved our spots for a noon tour. We went today and it was really nice. We learned a lot and it was amazing how this family owned ranch has been serving these beautiful animals for 9 generations. Since it was spring break, it was a pretty full tour. About 40ish people to be exact, and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to Two Tails Ranch was during Spring Break and fortunately we were able to schedule a tour - it was a surprisingly busy week. We heard about the Ranch through a friend and were so excited we were able to visit. The Ranch was beautiful and the animals seemed to be well-taken care of and very well-loved. Patricia... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Two Tails Ranch last weekend and it was perfect. I couldn't believe how great it was. We got to learn a lot about the asian elephants who live there from the owner, Patricia. It was obvious how much she cares for these elephants. Then one of them demonstrated his love of art, painting an abstract picture. These are... More 

Thank Linda C
The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We took our 16 year old grandson and we all had a terrific time. Patricia is a great communicator and answered every question the audience had. It was an experience the was very much worth the fee. The main attraction to us was a large male Asian elephant named Luke, who has been raised from an early age at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I found this tour very interesting and informative. The owner not only gave us a talk but also answered everyone's questions. This ranch is appropriate for all ages.

Thank Sherry K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I am obsessed with elephants and my boyfriend surprised me with a trip to Two Tails ranch. We did the extreme experience and it was well worth it! The owner Patricia really knows her stuff. She educated us on elephants and you can really see her passion for elephants. She is amazing. The experience was amazing!!! We bathed the elephants,... More 

2 Thank Jes I
Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

A very enjoyable experience. The elephants are lovingly cared for by a master trainer. You get to ride an elephant, watch an elephant paint, and feed and groom an elephant. Recommended for all elephant lovers!

Thank Scott W
Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Very informative & interesting! What a labor of love and dedication to care for eight elephants, two zebras, a camel, a lemur family, a tortoise, an ostrich, an emu, and a donkey! This is the only privately owned elephant conservatory in the country and deserves our support! We choose the tour vs the elephant experience and were very pleased!

1 Thank Knickkate
Keystone Heights, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I brought my 2 year old niece and dad to the ranch and it was very enjoyable for us all. The staff were very informative and were great at answering questions. We were able to watch the elephant paint. We fed it and we were able to ride on one. They also had a few other animals there like zebras,... More 

Thank Troualy
St. Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

My wife, 10 year old daughter and I drove the 2 hours from Orlando to visit 2 Tails Ranch and it was the highlight of the trip for my daughter. We had called ahead and booked our tour, which you must do, spent close to 3 hours there. Our tour started off with the owner Patricia giving a very detailed... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada

I would like answers from the Two Tail Ranch staff.

How often do your elephants mud themselves?

Who is the matriarch in their family group?

Are you familiar with the benefits of an elephant mudding/dusting themselves?

What country does each elephant come from and why were they removed, and by whom?

Do you have written material available describing exactly how having these elephants at your Ranch and the activities they engage in directly relate to the survival of this species in the wild? Because as per law, the purpose of importing these animals must be likely to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. Please have a better reason than your mother company donating $500 to Asian Elephant Support.

Also would you like to elaborate on what a "special elephant pellet" consists of?

How many hours a day do your elephants spend eating?

What's stronger in an elephant, the neck or the back?

Why can't you refer to yourselves as a sanctuary?

See, I've just spend time at a real elephant sanctuary. In asia. Where elephants actually live. While Florida's climate may be similar to their natural environment, this Ranch certainly isn't. I admit, they've done a wonderful job in convincing everyone they are ethical, but the truth of the matter is that this place is no elephant haven. I don't know of any sanctuary where I can ride the animals that are being protected. If anyone is curious about why this place might be asking for donations when their mother company rakes in about one million annually, have a look at the Pay-to-Play policy.

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