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St. Augustine Wild Reserve

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Address: P.O. Box 3546, Saint Augustine, FL 32085
Phone Number: +1 904-940-0664
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Description: 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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You get to see big cats and other cool animals up close and they're actually moving around whereas in a zoo they just sleep all day. The people who work there really care about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

You get to see big cats and other cool animals up close and they're actually moving around whereas in a zoo they just sleep all day. The people who work there really care about the animals. Highly recommend!

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Woodbury, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We had a great time at the Wild Reserve!! The staff is really nice and educated! The connection the ladies have with the animals is incredible! I would definitely go back in the future! My experience there was worth the money knowing it is going to help these beautiful animals and knowing they are well taken care of and happy!... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The staff was rude. They said the animals were rescued and that's great, but place could use more room for animals and cleaning of cages. No photos are allowed due to they don't want any negative publicity. If you have nothing to hide why would you get negative publicity? Its really a shame that lions and cats have to live... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Words cannot accurately describe what an amazing place the Reserve is, or how wonderful the volunteer staff is. What they are doing for these animals simply is a blessing to the world. This experience was unlike anything we have ever experienced. You get to be so close to the animals, closer than you ever could be at regular zoo or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What a kind place with kind people. It is a rescue sanctuary with volunteer staff. You get to be close to the animals. Closer than I have ever been. The stories of each animal is interesting and some very sad. These animals are now in an environment where they are loved and cared for, and they show it. I am... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My family of 4 (including a 6 and 15 year old) and their teenage friend toured the facility this past Saturday. Not knowing what to expect we thought this was a hands on encounter and were excited to take pictures of the exotic animals. We were quickly informed pictures of any kind were not permitted which was a big let... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Took the family to the reserve and got soaked by rain but was blessed to see some of the rescued animals and loving relationship they had with the care-takers. Got to see some wolves,tigers, lions, and bear up close as well as other wild cats that we had never seen. Staff was able to pet and interact with animals like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A must visit. What an amazing place. Make your reservation and go. The cats are well taken care of and they feed them as we toured. Love this place.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I really didn't know what to expect but we love zoo's so we thought we would give it a try. WOW! We were blown away. The tour was super informative and you get to be so close to lions, tigers, leopards, wolves etc. This would be a great tour for kids but also for animal lovers in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My husband and I recently took our 9-year-old daughter here. We all found the tour to be very informative and fun! The staff was very accommodating and concerned as the heat this particular day was sweltering. They provided water bottles when needed and even hosed our daughter off with cold water when she needed it. The animals are well taken... More 

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Address: Address: P.O. Box 3546, Saint Augustine, FL 32085
Phone Number: +1 904-940-0664
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine

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