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St. Augustine Wild Reserve

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Address: Saint Augustine, FL 32085
Phone Number: +1 904-940-0664
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The St. Augustine Wild Reserve offers tours on an appointment-only basis....

The St. Augustine Wild Reserve offers tours on an appointment-only basis. We are not open on a daily basis like a large zoo, although we do offer two-hour tours, reserved in advance. Tours are held in the afternoon, usually on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays at 2pm. Email as far in advance as possible to make reservations. Children under 5 are free. We may be able to schedule a tour on a different day, if we know far enough in advance.

Guests will be given a guided tour of the 7-acre animal compound by an experienced wildlife professional. An introduction to each species, basic biology, and how the species arrived at our sanctuary will be discussed in detail. Visitors will be allowed a close-up view of the exotic animals. Guests will be able to venture closer to adult African lions than they ever imagined. Also on the tour will be our amazing white tigers, several orange tigers, a very rare golden tabby tiger, cougars, servals, lynxes, leopards, hyenas, coati mundis, and a host of wolves ranging in color from black to white. We also have a large bird collection, which includes conures, macaws, Amazon parrots, lovebirds, and even parakeets, cockatoos, cockatiels, doves, quail and finches. We feed all of the big cats on the tour on most days, and set up a tiger bubblebath for one pair of tigers. We do not allow photography at this compound, however, we do offer a fabulous photo CD at the end of the tour for a small donation. You may photograph our beautiful peacocks, lovebirds and conures, which are outside of the compound near the guest waiting area. Thank you!

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This place was awesome. They take you on an informative tour that showcases incredibly beautiful tigers, lions, wolves and other cats. The tour lasts two hours. They feed the... read more

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Port Orange, Florida

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Port Orange, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was awesome. They take you on an informative tour that showcases incredibly beautiful tigers, lions, wolves and other cats. The tour lasts two hours. They feed the animals as you meet them so you're able to see them active and interacting with the staff. You can see the love between the animals and the staff. You can't touch... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very interesting experience. Staff clearly love these beautiful animals and the feeling seems mutual. Liked the fact that they were happy you supported their cause by visiting and did not try to guilt you into giving more money. Was a unique and wonderful experience and well worth the price.

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Thank Jeffrey W
North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This tour was very thorough and insightful. The staff was incredibly knowledgeable about each abd every animal in their care. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in this sort of thing.

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Thank SLee701
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really great wildlife reserve, obviously run by volunteers that truly care for the animals!

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Thank tanya h
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a great time at the wild reserve, it was an up close personal experience. Fun tour guide, very knowledgeable and gave lots of info on each animal. There was Tigers, Lions, Wolves, lynx, hyenas, leopard, panther, cougars, Liger ...just to name a few. Definitely worth your time to visit, this is a fabulous way to experience these magnificent animals.... More 

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Thank kelly c
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The lady tour guides walked us around to all the enclosures where these magnificent exotic tigers and lions now reside. There was also a golf cart available for seated passengers and they even had water and cold cloths for us. The volunteers truly love and care for them. Each cat had a story.There was also a brown bear on the... More 

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Thank Sunnybunny30
Chestertown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful staff of volunteers made our visit very informative and entertaining. Such beautiful animals who were lucky enough to be rescued to incredibly loving care here. Highly recommend this tour!!!

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to see animals up close. The people who donate there time love the animals. The tour took 2 hours and is very informative and worth it. Many animals would have been euthanized if they could not take them . The lions ,tigers and ligers,( they are huge) are amazing . Well worth the trip. They... More 

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Thank Java J
Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an amazing place to visit. The animals are beautiful, the staff of volunteers are so dedicated it is heartwarming, and it's inspiring to see the work and love that go into making a home for these beautiful creatures. Highly recommend this adventure!

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Lisle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fabulous way to experience these magnificent animals - educational and entertaining all at once. The volunteer staff does a great job of sharing information and answering questions, and it is very clear these animals are much loved.

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