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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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Come out and see some beautiful wildlife

This was our first visit here and we were quite impressed with not only the beautiful animals that have been given a home here, but the tremendous caring of the volunteers that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Leesburg
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was our first visit here and we were quite impressed with not only the beautiful animals that have been given a home here, but the tremendous caring of the volunteers that dedicate themselves to giving the animals a nice home. The tour was about 2 hours long as we visited all of the animals and received a brief history... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We visited here just this past weekend. It was extremely interesting to learn about all of the animals and it was an amazing experience to be able to get so close to them. It was obvious in the way that the animals and the caregivers interacted that there is a lot of love given to these animals. I was somewhat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip here. The kids enjoyed it as well. My six year old started to get a little tired just over halfway through (not bored, but sleepy). I love knowing that their animals now have a forever home. My boyfriend was impressed with the sheer size of the Siberian Tiger (male) weighing in at about 1,000 lbs.... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

What a truly amazing experience we had at the animal reservation. The staff are out standing in their delivery of information and in their dedication to these animals. The owner is a unique woman who has made a remarkable difference in the life's of these animals she cares for. We had the opportunity to see up and closethe animals that... More 

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Quebec Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I spent 3 months in St Augustine Beach and enjoyed a visit to the wild life reserve.. We have been on safari in South Africa and saw lions up close in there natural habitat. Here we were up close to lions, tigers, bob cats,exotic birds and more it was amazing to see how content and happy these... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The animals are beautiful...The grounds nice. The people taking care of them were a bit unnerving. It started with a very gruff older woman barking out "How Things are Done"...wow. Instead of information on the different breeds or animals as individuals...they seemed more focused on showing us how they touch the animals and their response. At one point there were... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and I just past the last couple of hours visiting with the wild animals of this Reserve. The love for these animals by the staff was tremendous as was the love and affection from the animals to the staff. Beautiful bengal tigers, leopards, lions, panthers, siberian tigers, Asian tigers and many other wild animals. What a wonderful two... More 

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Clinton, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The reserve is a magical place where many abandoned or abused big cats have found a safe and loving home. The staff (all volunteer) deeply love the animals and give them the best of care that could be asked for. The tour lasts about two hours and gives a close up look of the various big cats kept there. The... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were surprised on how important this wild preserve is, the animals are rescued or acquired. A family experience that was pleasant and enjoyed by the adults and the grandkids. Reservation is needed and best as the tours fill out fast and they are limited.

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We went with 4 under 5 years old. The children loved it,even the 2 year old. They were very interested for 1 1/2 hour. The staff escorted us out when we needed to leave. There is a golf cart which we were able to sit in with the toddlers for much of the tour. The children and adults were fascinated... More 

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