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Wendt’s Wildlife Adventure is a family-owned business that opened to the public in 2021, but we have been providing exotic animal zoos, pig races and camel rides to events across the eastern United States since 1996. Shaun is the third generation of his family to carry on the family legacy of animal husbandry. After moving to Kentucky from Wisconsin, he and Julie, along with their children Colt, Eli and Eva, began Animal Enterprises.

Many Kentucky residents are acquainted with us through our participation in Southern Lights and the Bluegrass Fair. In 2018, after moving to Nicholas County, we began building our dream of getting off the road and establishing a permanent wildlife park. We are happy to welcome you to our family farm.

- Shaun & Julie Wendt


We are a privately owned facility that operates solely on sales generated by our visitors.  We are licensed by the following agencies, and have been in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act since our beginning in 1996.

  • The Kentucky State Veterinarian Office

  • Kentucky Fish & Wildlife

  • United States Department of Agriculture   

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