Shy Wolf Sanctuary earns 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center announced it has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner for Nature & Wildlife Areas. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveler feedback, placing them in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe.


“Our resident animals love interacting with visitors and volunteers from around the world. It is so special to see how interacting with guests creates a bond and a memory that lasts a lifetime. We appreciate the reviews that help raise awareness of Shy Wolf Sanctuary’s mission,” said Deanna Deppen, executive director of Shy Wolf Sanctuary.


“Winners of the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards should be proud of this distinguished recognition,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “Although it’s been a challenging year for travel and hospitality, we want to celebrate our partners’ achievements. Award winners are beloved for their exceptional service and quality. Not only are these winners well deserving, they are also a great source of inspiration for travelers as the world begins to venture out again.”


Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education and Experience Center was founded in in 1993. In January 2001, Shy Wolf was formalized as a nonprofit organization with the goal of educating people about captive-bred exotic animal rescue in addition to helping more animals in need.  The organization is county, state and federally licensed and inspected by Collier County Domestic Animal Services, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the United States Department of Agriculture.


For more information, visit or Shy Wolf Sanctuary’s Tripadvisor page.