Safari Joe's is located north of Adair, Ok on Highway 69. Safari Joe's runs on sponsors, donations and volunteers. Safari Joe's takes in various exotic and local abused, neglected, and abandoned animals, like the big cats.
Seventeen years ago Joe Estes saw the need for a sanctuary for unwanted, abused or neglected animals and formed a non-profit corporation that is today Safari Joe's Wildlife Rescue and Exotic Animal Park. It has become not only a refuge, but also a valuable asset to area communities. While the sanctuary is closed to the public, the educational programs, contributions to fund-raising events and appearances at many area schools and healthcare facilities demonstrate the operation's continued commitment to improving the quality of life for animals and the people they reach.
As of May 2010, Safari Joe's "Reptile World" allows children and adults to watch and interact with reptiles up close while at the same time awareness and education is learned.
A group of over 30 volunteers work together and along side Joe to provide and care for the animals for the remainder of their natural lives. The animal population continues to grow, sometimes at a rate of 5-6 new animals per week, as people continue to donate and abandon animals at the facility.
Safari Joe's needs your support to continue this mission by helping to preserve this sanctuary for the generations to come.
The mission of Safari Joe's Wildlife Rescue and Exotic Animal Park is to protect and nurture neglected or injured wildlife unable to return to their natural habitats while enriching the community through interactive educational programs and Volunteer job-training opportunities.