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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
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... more » 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! « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great choice. Be sure to read and follow all instructions to get there. We did not get lost because we did follow instructions. The animals are marvelous. Not sure if good for smaller children unless they are well behaved. Can be hot in the sun but part of the walk shaded. That being said, they do have a cart to... More

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Cheraw, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

What an amazing place! It was so neat to see the animals so close and to watch them interact with Pamela, our guide. You can tell that she absolutely loves what she does and her passion comes out during the tour. My only wish is that I could have hugged one of those BIG tigers, but I realize that I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We just left this tour and in the words of one of the other tour participants "that was worth every Dang penny!" It was wonderful to see the animals so close and to see how they interact with the volunteers. They volunteers were very knowledgeable, nice and helpful. We loved it!

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I went today and couldn't have had a better time except if I was a volunteer there and got to love on each and every big cat here. I was SO jealous!!!! When I made the reservation I thought the $30 admission price was kind of high but all the money goes to feed these gorgeous animals so no price... More

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A must see for animal lovers. the fastest 2 hrs ever. i wish that it was more. my 3 yr old loved it. With the tour groups being small, there always is a good spot to really see the animals and hear the tour guide talk. the day was overcast and perfect for walking. We will go back again and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

The Wild reserve surpassed our expectations! All really dedicated volunteers with an abundance of knowledge to share. Would go back !

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was such a treat! The facility and volunteers are amazing and very knowledgeable. It is a two hour walking tour. I didn't even realize how quickly the time went. All the animals are magnificent and seem so happy. We even got to see a white tiger take a bubble bath!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Love to see animals who are taken care of. Good deed by the people The animals were very close to look at

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Roland, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a very good activity for our family of five. I learned about this place from Trip Advisor. It was a two hour tour of the animals they have at their facility. They offer three tours per week because most of their animals are fed three times per week and during the tour is when they feed the animals.... More

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Brunswick, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The park was fun and the staff was very knowledgable about the animals. My daughter enjoyed it. It was hot but the staff had plenty of water.

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