There’s a hidden gem in Collin County. A haven for the neglected, abused and the unwanted. It’s a place where lions roar, cheetahs run, servals play and lemurs climb. To some, it might sound like a children’s book or a zoo, but no – it’s a rescue facility for exotic animals in northeast Wylie called In-Sync Exotics.
The animals come from defunct zoos, collectors, breeding and entertainment facilities or the misguided few who think owning an exotic animal is like owning a cat or dog.
Located in the quiet countryside just off Lake Lavon on Skyview Road, the facility is home to 5 lions, 34 tigers, 8 cougars, 3 leopards, 2 cheetahs, 15 bobcats, 1 lynx, 3 servals, and 2 lemurs – a total of 73 exotics, all taken care of by founder and president Vicky Keahey and a staff of dedicated volunteers.
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By Sonia Duggan • [email protected]