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Amanda Blake Memorial Wildlife Refuge

We may be the only utility with emus on our land, but we're proud to be partners in preservation for the animals of the Amanda Blake Memorial Wildlife Refuge.

And we want to share our pride with you.

The refuge is named after the late actress and wildlife advocate Amanda Blake (Miss Kitty from "Gunsmoke"). The animals on the 75-acre sanctuary – including giant eland, emu, ostrich and African antelope -- were bred in captivity and rescued by Performing Animal Welfare Society, a non-profit organization based in Sacramento County and dedicated to improving the quality of life for captive wildlife and other exotic animals.

Are you ready for a safari? Make the refuge part of your Rancho Seco visit. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Admission to Rancho Seco Park is $10 per vehicle ($8 for seniors), and gives you access to the Amanda Blake Memorial Wildlife Refuge. For more information call 800-416-6992 or 209-748-2318.

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