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St. Augustine Wild Reserve

P.O. Box 3546, Saint Augustine, FL 32085
+1 904-940-0664
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Owner description: 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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Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

This is a very good attraction for the whole family and it helps the reserve at the same time. It is well worth the fee you pay which was extremely reasonable. The animals are all well taken care of. The volunteers are extremely dedicated to these animals. To see lions tigers and wolves so up close was an awesome experience... More

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Pine Mountain, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The St. Augustine Wild Reserve is nothing short of outstanding. Nestled in a rural residential area, it is home to a number of animals--many tigers and lions, but other animals as well--that ended up here because they had nowhere else to go. The staff does an outstanding job of caring for the animals and letting the public view them on... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The Reserve tour is an up close visit with mostly big cats and wolves. The very knowledgeable staff shares information about each of the rescued animals and general behavior traits of each species. We saw a tiger enjoying a bubble bath, heard wolves howl in response to a caretaker's greeting and enjoyed watching the interaction between the staff and the... More

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Richmond, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We visited this fantastic place earlier this month and are so thankful we did! This is a fabulous facility with fabulous people volunteering! We would definitely like to visit again when we vacation in St. Augustine. This was a very educational and awesome experience!

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Oviedo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We vacation in St. Augustine 2-3 times a year & we have toured the St. Augustine Wild Reserve twice. Both times we have been so impressed with the knowledge of the staff as well as the care of the animals. I am a veterinary technician with many years of animal welfare experience and have been on tours of other sanctuaries... More

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Stow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

So glad we visited, how wonderful to see the caring, consideration and rescue of these animals. And how fortunate we are that visitors are welcome.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

a must see when visiting St Augustine...a hidden gem of a place. The volunteers are wonderful, each animal has a story as to how and why they are there and you can tell the ladies love what they do .Its an amazing place so glad we found the review on trip advisor or we may have missed out on a... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Very enjoyable 2 hours, well worth the visit. Appreciate the cause of the reserve, and, the ability to see the animals with the interaction of the guides with the animals. Very knowledgeable staff that took the time to answer questions regarding the animals. They really have a passion for the animals and that enhanced the tour.

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Quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

Many tks to the team; great experience to better understand wild animals and the need to protect them all ! Danielle & Jean Québec

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We loved every part of this tour. The lions are awesome you can tell these ladies have a relationship with all of the. The wolf howling at the end is fantastic. We will be back.

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