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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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Wonderful attraction

Highly recommended! Staff is knowledgeable and their love for the animals is amazing. The animals are gorgeous.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Maitland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

An awesome experience to witness exotic animals up close. We went to the reserve on the first Saturday in May. Check in was super organized and easy. Our only complaint and why it was not given 5 stars is the amount of people on the tour. If you were not aggressive in getting to the front it was difficult to... More 

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Maitland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Highly recommended! Staff is knowledgeable and their love for the animals is amazing. The animals are gorgeous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Everything was great! The staff was great with the animals and they interact with each other so well! It was a lot of fun and we left there with a big smile on our faces! It was awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A real up close look at Wild rescued animals. Learn first hand their behaviors, habits, and diets. Tour takes two hours. You can walk or ride. $30 per person is well spent. Safe for all ages.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

the people at the reserve are so kind and informative.You can tell they love the animals and take great care of them.If you are an animal lover a must see.best attraction in the city and very informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Caring people and fantastic animals. Took their time explaining and talking about the animals. Two hours to see the all of the wildlife. Highly recommended when you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Very informative and beautiful animals. Many lions tigers wolves hyenas. Kids can feed the African goat.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Best part of our trip. It was an incredible experience with friendly staff who answered all our questions. All of the volunteer staff have a very special bond with these animals. It was simply amazing. Couple pieces of advice; First, there are shady spots but it can get hot so go prepared. They do provide cold bottled water which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

We had so much fun at the reserve learning about each animal as well as seeing each of their personalities up close. It's wondefful to see the love the volunteers have for these animal. It was definitely our favorite memory of our st. Augustine trip! I highly recommend this for anyone.

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Middleburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We just took a tour of St Augustine Wild Reserve and we loved it. The tour guides brought us by numerous big cats and wolves, as well as some other exotic animals. All of the beauties were rescued by the reserve, and they're promised a lifelong home there. I love animals, so it was great to support a place that... More 

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