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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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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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Wonderful sanctuary for animals and people!

This place was like a zoo only better because they take good care of the rescued (formerly abused) wild animals and you can get pretty close. My husband noticed that the lions and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This place was like a zoo only better because they take good care of the rescued (formerly abused) wild animals and you can get pretty close. My husband noticed that the lions and tigers were significantly bigger than what you see at the zoo. The place is entirely run by generous and loving volunteers.

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Sykesville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Go if you're interested in large cats and want to see them like never before! Staff is excellent! Don't be afraid if it's raining, a $2 poncho can be purchased and you're good to go!

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Wonderful reserve...we enjoyed the visit...rain and all. We were going to a reserve so we weren't expecting cobblestone trails like some readers seem to have been expecting. Lol You must visit and support the cause. They gladly take fruits and vegetable donations and of course cash!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

great place, walk around the town and most places are good to great for eating enjoy we found it a friendly place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Thank God for this place, the animals are safe. It is extremely hot so wear something comfortable. I was excited to see the animals it was better than the zoo

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My family didn't enjoy this very much, but I think it's great that so many animals are being helped, and I can't give it a poor review for that reason. I'll explain our issues (one of which I wish I had been warned about beforehand) with the experience, but I am thankful places like this exist. I think it would... More 

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Georgetown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I took my husband here for a surprise outing while on vacation. It was truly amazing! The animals are so beautiful! I never realized how huge lions and tigers are ...being I have never been 5 feet from them. They are HUGE, the power they have in their paws and their voices AMAZING a truly Priceless memory!!!!!There are tigers, lions,... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It's sad that because of humans, some exotic animals end up needing a "forever home." You may not think the Reserve is ideal, certainly not perfect, but one can not deny the need. Given a difficult situation, these people are making a difference. They love and care for these animals and it shows. It's not a zoo, be prepared to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

LOVED this place. You can tell all the animals are extreamly loved and the volunteers take great care of them. They give you complimentary water with towels to keep cool if you'd like. You can also ride in a long golf kart if you get tired of standing/walking. You get to watch them feed all the animals and they gave... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our tour today however we feel the animals should have larger spaces such as their cages to live in. A problem with the tour guides megaphone was a little irritating and the weather was hot, hot, hot! They were good to provide water and even wet towels for people who were hot. What we observed was families who... More 

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

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