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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 August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I stopped here to wrap up an anniversary trip. This quickly became one of our favorite memories. You get a front row seat and you're supporting a worth while cause. Make the time!

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I have always wanted to go to a wild reserve and this opportunity was nothing short of amazing. The exotic animals looked so well taken care of and surprised at how large they get. Very excited to see all the different tigers and to learn about their history and what kind of situations they may have come from. The staff... More

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Love is the foundation for the St. Augustine Wild Animal Reserve. If you want to see it in action and learn a ton about exotic animals - this tour is a must. You’ll see true love for the wildlife rescued from a variety of tough circumstances and situations. The all-voIunteer staff are fabulous and you’ll see and learn about the... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The staff was amazing. Watching a big cat, who came up to the shoulders of the lecturer ask for a tummy rub was priceless. Well worth the donation. Getting to see lions,tigers,and more big cats is very cool per my grandsons.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I noticed that this attraction was listed as number one in Saint Augustine so I knew I could not pass it up..we were not disappointed. The staff are all volunteers and come out to care for these animals out of love and they do an awesome job. We had a guided tour and saw some magnificent animals..all of them were... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We live 1/2 mile from this reserve as the crow flies. Those of us who are up at the crack of dawn hear the wolves cry and the lion(s) roar. We finally took out of town company to see what we hear every morning. I was a bit tentative to see and patronize wild animals kept in cages. I walked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Visited this facility with some of my family (15-70 age range). There is not much walking involved but you would be better served in sturdier footwear. This is an incredible facility and I cannot recommend it highly enough. You will get close to a huge range of cats and other animals and learn much in the process. This is a... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

What a wonderful experience my 3 grandchildren and myself had when we visited the St Augustine Wild Reserve. This place is well maintained, the staff is very informative and very patient with questions. The animals are well feed, clean and very well loved. My 8 yr old granddaughter loved the bubble baths and my 12 yr old granddaughter and grandson... More

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Camden, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I am so glad I checked Trip Advisor regarding things to do in St. Augustine. The Wild Reserve does an amazing job with their volunteer-only staff. The animals seem to be genuinely content and downright happy to see the volunteers (and not just because it is lunchtime). The animals appeared to seek affectionate contact with the volunteers, who were very... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What a great experience my husband and I had today at the St. Augustine Wild Reserve! The grounds are well kept, the staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly, the animals are so obviously loved! Thanks to all of them for caring for these animals.

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