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** We have re-opened and want to thank everyone for their support.

As of March 31st, 2020, this 3-generation family owned, and operated business has had to close the doors during the Stay Home & Stay Safe mandate. Even though we are closed, the work and costs do not stop.

The animals still must be fed, watered, and cared for every day. Although our wonderful visitors get a treat to give the animals, that is far from being all that the animals receive daily. For instance, a grown ostrich eats about 3lbs of food a day for a cost of about $40 per month. We have approximately 1,000 ostriches. That is a lot of mouths to feed!

If you haven’t been here before, you may not know we also have…

  • Boer Goats
  • Parakeets
  • Fallow Deer
  • Miniature Sicilian Donkeys
  • Chickens
  • St. Croix Sheep
  • Lots of Bunnies
  • Peking Ducks
  • Rainbow Lorikeets
  • Sulcate Tortoises
  • Cow Nosed Stingrays

During this unprecedented crisis, we appreciate your donations supporting critical animal care. Because unlike most zoos in the United States, we are not supported by municipal, state, or federal funds. We are privately owned facility and not a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Please be advised that your contribution is not tax deductible.

Your symbolic adoption or foster care will help ensure our animals continue to receive healthy meals.

We NEED your help. 100% of your gift will go directly to animal care. Each of the different donation options have Thank You Gifts for your generosity. We all need a little friend with us right now.

FEED A FOSTER OSTRICH – $40

If you would like to FEED AN OSTRICH for one month, we would like to send you a thank you package consisting of:

  • Personalized Certificate with your name or a gift recipient name AND your foster ostrich’s name.
  • A Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch personalized keychain or name sign w/ your ostrich’s name.
  • Fun animal fact sheet
  • Ostrich Postcard

*You can send your preference for choice of a keychain or name sign in the notes. No guarantees but we will do our best.

ADOPT A RANCH CRITTER – $25

All the animals will benefit from all the donations. If you don’t have a favorite then just give to the cause. Everyone needs love! If you would like to symbolically Adopt a Ranch Critter, we would like to send you a thank you package consisting of:

  • Adoption Certificate for your Ranch Critter Adoption.
  • A plush lamb wearing a Ranch t-shirt (for the lamb – not you!)
  • Fun animal fact sheet

 

ADOPT A LORIKEET – $50

The Rainbow Lorikeet is a species of parrot found in Australia. They can also be found right here at Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. If you would like to symbolically Adopt a Lorikeet, we would like to send you a thank you package consisting of:

  • Adoption Certificate for your Lorikeet Adoption.
  • A brightly colored Rainbow Lorikeet plush animal to love.
  • Fun animal fact sheet
  • Lorikeet Postcard

ADOPT A LORIKEET DELUXE- $75

Same as Adopt A Lorikeet package PLUS:

  • Rainbow Lorikeet Magnet
  • Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch Tattoo Sheet
  • Neoprene Glass Jar Shot

 

ADOPT A STINGRAY – $50

The Cownose Stingray is found in the Atlantic Ocean and at Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch’s Ocean Front Property in Arizona. These docile creatures eat a diet of smelt, squid, and white shrimp. They eat about 6% of their body weight a week in seafood. We also must keep their pristine ocean environment healthy for them as well. If you would like to symbolically Adopt a Stingray, we would like to send you a thank you package consisting of:

  • Adoption Certificate for your Stingray Adoption.
  • A stuffed stingray plush animal.
  • Fun animal fact sheet
  • Stingray Postcard

ADOPT A STINGRAY DELUXE- $75

Same as Adopt A Stingray PLUS:

  • Stingray Faux Wood Magnet
  • Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch Tattoo Sheet
  • Stingray Shot Glass

 

ADOPT A BUNNY – $50

Who doesn’t love a fuzzy, furry, bunny rabbit? The rabbits in Bunnyville, USA here at the ranch are one of the favorites. We do keep the bunny population under control by only having females or neutered males. Of course, the big black Continental Giant named John Wayne is always a headliner. If you would like to symbolically Adopt a Bunny, we would like to send you a thank you package consisting of:

  • Adoption Certificate for your Bunny Adoption.
  • A stuffed bunny plush animal.
  • Fun animal fact sheet
  • Rooster Cogburn Ranch Postcard

ADOPT A BUNNY DELUXE- $75

Same as Adopt A Bunny package PLUS:

  • Bunny Magnet
  • Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch Tattoo Sheet
  • Neoprene Glass Jar Shot

 

STARS OF THE SHOW – $250

If you have visited the ranch, chances are you have already encountered two of the scene stealers here at Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch, Smiley the Donkey and Sherbert the Goat.

You can’t deny a Miniature Donkey that flashes her pearly whites just for a little bit of feed! Smiley does have manners however because she will not smile if she has food in her mouth. We did not teach her to smile, she taught herself because she figured out, she would get more attention hence more food. Donkeys are extremely smart as many of the mini donkeys have learned their own begging style, but Smiley remains the Movie Star!

Sherbert, our Welcoming Committee Nigerian Dwarf Goat has been a mainstay at the ranch for many years. Sherbert was bottled feed because her mama had 4 kids at once and that is just too many to give adequate nutrition to. Once the Cabbage Patch Kids exhibit was finished and Sherbert was with the other goats, she decided that was not enough attention for her. She promptly figured out how to wiggle through the small openings in the front and would then roam around and visit with customers. In the beginning we would catch her and put her back. By the time we got finished putting her away she had already escaped again. Eventually we gave up and just left her out and the rest is history.

If you would like to be a star of the show to help feed the animals, we would like to send you a thank you gift for your generous donation.

SMILEY DONATION PACKAGE $250

  • Hand Painted Ostrich Egg Shell
  • Acrylic Egg Stand
  • Smiley Magnet
  • Gift Card for 2 feeding admissions
  • Stars of the Show Postcard

SHERBERT DONATION PACKAGE $250

  • Ostrich Egg Shell
  • Acrylic Egg Stand
  • Colored Ostrich Feather Duster
  • Sherbert Magnet
  • Gift Card for 2 feeding admissions
  • Stars of the Show Postcard

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