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Tang is one of a pair of red kangaroos currently at Liberty Acres.

Liberty Acres reopen with a host of rescued animalss

LIBERTY — On March 11, Liberty Acres Animal Haven & Equine Rescue fully reopened to the public following an extended closure due to both COVID-19 restrictions and renovations at the facility.


Liberty Acres is home to a variety of exotic species and also rescue horses. Among the exotic animals are kangaroos, zebras, monkeys, lemurs, kinkajous, coatimundis, porcupines, armadillos, foxes, zebus, llamas, alpacas, emus, rheas, ostriches, turkeys, a large collection of pheasants, peafowl, cockatoos, parrots, a kookaburra, and more.


The rescue’s vision is to foster love, compassion and appreciation for all animals through education, conservation, rescue and community outreach while focusing on animal welfare.


Rescue owner Alison Peeler said that she’s happy that visitors will finally be able to interact with the animals once again.


“Each of our animals are dear to us. They all have names and their own individual personalities,” she said. “We look forward to offering opportunities for guests to learn about each of our animals. Through conservation and education, we can help assure that all species will survive for generations to come.”


Guests can also participate in a scavenger hunt, gem mining and hands-on experiences in the reptile cabin. Reptiles include many snakes, lizards, frogs and tortoises.


Camel rides will be coming soon.


Interactive encounters are available for parties, field trips or for individuals and families. Tours of the whole farm are also available. 


The equine rescue program assists equines in need providing a forever sanctuary for many horses, while finding loving homes for those that are adoptable.


“Most of our horses have been neglected and starved, with many ending up in kill pens headed to slaughter,” Peeler said. 


Liberty Acres, located at 8790 Sylvan Road, Liberty, will be open Friday‒Saturday, 10 a.m.‒5 p.m. and Sundays, 12 p.m.‒5 p.m. Last entry each day is 3 p.m.


Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for children 2 and up. 


Prearranged parties, field trips and tours can be arranged for Tuesdays and Thursdays. 


Costs for camel rides, gem mining and other activities are additional.


For more information, contact Peeler at 336-264-1680 or email libertyacresorg@gmail.com.