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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 2013
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. Although we do not allow handling of any of the Reserve's animals, guests will be able to venture closer to adult African lions and tigers 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 African turacos, conures, macaws, Amazon parrots, and even parakeets, 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. « less
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We loved this experience! The animals seem very well cared for and very happy. All of the people who work here are volunteers, not paid employees. They are all wonderful! They explained each animal to us and where they came from, such as previously owned as pets. We were there on a hot day, they provided water and a golf... More

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Summerfield, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

St Augustine Wild Reserve gives you a up close look at the Animals you would not normally get to see up close. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The Animals were all in amazing condition very healthy and happy. I enjoyed my visit very much and would go back again when visiting St Augustine Florida.

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Hull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Amazing place! The rescue, care and love given to these animals was a wonderful experience. The staff shared their knowledge and stories during our tour. You could not get any closer to these beautiful animals without being "too close"(dinner). Well worth the price and my time in St. Augustine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We have gone to the park a few times. They have lots of gators & my grandson loves it. He is 9. Very interesting for a few hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a great visit. How much the staff love the animals is unreal! The tour guides taught us unknown facts about rare and/or endangered animals. Worth our time.

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Kalamazoo, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Highly recommend for anyone who truly appreciates conservation and education various species of cats. The staff truly cares about the well being of all the animals and enjoy sharing their knowledge with the visitors of the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

While I loved the tour and seeing the wild life up close, It would have been more enjoyable if the group was smaller or split into two groups. The animals' stories were amazing and touched my heart. It was hard to hear the tour guide at times, if I ended up in the back of the pack. Or at times... More

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is not your typical St Augustine venue. But do it, you may not have another chance to do this in your lifetime. I was humbled and awed to view the dedication of the wildlife rehabbers who devote so much of their heart and talent to the welfare of wonderful lions,tigers, cougars... and more.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My wife and I just made this amazing tour at Wild-Reserve today. This tour was so different from everything we've experienced before. The animals are not only in a very good shape, thanks to the Reservation staff, they're also active, moving and showing actually boldly their character. I've never got so close to big wild cats ever and with the... More

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My husband and I took the two hour walking tour of the Wild Reserve during our recent visit to St Augustine. It met our expectations and then some. Every animal has a story. The beginning may be sad but the ending is a happy one. At this sanctuary, they are receiving the love and care that all animals deserve. Nowhere... More

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