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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Impressive! Caring and informative handlers. Contented, yet engaged, animals. As every safety precaution was strictly adhered to, the close-up interaction was quite refreshing& spectacular! This not-for-profit facility works very hard for a great cause. Way to go, guys!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Unique opportunity to see so many tigers. You get very close views of all the animals. You get a real sense of the size and power of the animals. The facility is very clean and the animals are in great care. I enjoyed that they fed the animals during the tour plus the tiger bubble bath. A funny part of... More

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We took my daughter here as a birthday present and she loved it! The big cats and the wolves were so beautiful and you can get a little closer than in a zoo. Also, the volunteer who led our tour, Karen, had a lot of knowledge about all of the animals, their backgroud, and natural habitat. Will definitely go again!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It was really interesting to get so close to these magnificent animals. The animal handlers were amazing and informative. Well worth the donation fee and something you won't experience often if ever.

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Conway, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

I'm giving this attraction 5 stars, not because I liked it that much but, because it is for such a good cause. The workers were friendly and professional but quite honestly, my family of four was pretty bored 15 minutes into the visit. The animals were cool and all but it was quite monotnus. If you go on a crowded... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I have been to the reserve about 4 times, and every time has been great. All of the friends and family I have taken to the tour have loved it, and they all say they have never been so close to such beautiful animals in their lives. The reserve's staff is very caring and does a great job with all... More

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Smiths Grove, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A great opportunity to get up close to some beautiful wild animals. These are all animals that have been rescued from a terrible situation and would not be alive if the reserve had not taken them in. The tour guide tells you the story of each animal, and the love they have for them is apparent. They feed the animals... More

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St. George Island, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The St. Augustine Wild Reserve offers the rare opportunity to visit up close with magnificent lions, tigers, panthers, leopards, birds and other types of exotic wildlife. The guides who talk about the animals -- their species, habits, and how they came to live at the reserve -- are all excellent. Our tour took place at feeding time, which was very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

You get to see so many endangered cats and a few other animals too! It is well worth the money. The people there are friendly and knowledgeable and happily answer any questions you have.

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Fort Stewart, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A wonderful experience! It was very humid the day we went ( it had just stormed) but the guides provided water. Learned a lot and had a wonderful time.

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