What happened to the animals at Yellow River Game Ranch?

Art Rilling who then sold it to long-time employees. In December of 2018, the Yellow River Game Ranch closed its doors. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources worked to re-home many of the resident animals leaving the bison, pigs, vultures, turtles and the bears to be cared for by dedicated volunteers.

Why did Yellow River Game Ranch close?

The Yellow River Game Ranch had been cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture multiple times for failing to properly care for its animals. It was cited in a July 2017 inspection for having a damaged feeding pipe in its bear enclosure and fox with a “thick yellowish discharge” in its eye.

Who owns the Yellow River Game Ranch?

– Two years after new owners took over a beleaguered petting zoo in Lilburn, the Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary is finally set to open Thursday morning. Jonathan and Katy Ordway bought the attraction when it was called the Yellow River Game Ranch.

How many acres is Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary?

Over the past two years they’ve refurbished the 25-acre attraction into a “sanctuary for people and animals.” The centerpiece is the new bear habitat, a 2-acre enclosure with lush foliage and a pool with a waterfall.

What is a game ranch?

Game ranching: comprises the maintenance of wild animals in defined areas delineated by fences. It is a form of husbandry similar to cattle ranching, the animals are managed on natural vegetation although the habitat may be manipulated to improve production efficiency.

Where is Yellow River in Georgia?

The Yellow River is a 76-mile-long (122 km) tributary of the Ocmulgee River in the U.S. state of Georgia. The river rises north of Lawrenceville in Gwinnett County and flows south through the outer eastern suburbs of Atlanta, passing through the easternmost corner of DeKalb County before entering Rockdale County.

Does Stone Mountain have a petting zoo?

Approximately 18 miles from downtown Atlanta, Stone Mountain Park (stonemountainprak.com) has a petting zoo attached to the Antebellum Plantation and Farmyard attraction. Petting zoo admission is included in the park’s ticket price.

What animals are at the Yellow River Game Ranch?

FALLOW DEER. learn more.

  • EURASIAN LYNX. learn more.
  • BLACK BEAR. learn more.
  • BLACK VULTURE. learn more.
  • RING-TAILED LEMUR. learn more.
  • COYOTE. learn more.
  • POT-BELLIED PIG. learn more.
  • SULCATA TORTOISE. learn more.
  • What time does the Yellow River Game Ranch open?

    Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM
    We are open Thursday thru Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM. In hopes of reducing crowds upon arrival, we have spaced reservations at 10-minute intervals. Once you enter the Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary, you are welcome to stay as long as you like.

    Are game farms profitable?

    Profits generated from the ranches vary, depending on rainfall and land prices, but research indicates that a typical commercial game ranch generates about R220 a hectare of economic output, compared with an average R80 a hectare for conventional livestock farming.

    How much did the Ox Ranch cost?

    Between 2007 and 2010, the ranch launched one of the largest cedar removal projects in North American history. Over 10,000 acres of cedar were cleared at a cost of over $3,000,000. In October 2012, the ranch was renamed Ox Ranch (previously Four Aces Ranch).

    Where is the clearest water in Georgia?

    Heralded long ago as one of the most popular swimming holes in Georgia, Blue Hole Falls in Towns County easily tops our list for the clearest, most pristine water in Georgia.