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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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This place was amazing! The volunteers are so wonderful with the cats! Very informative and well worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This place was amazing! The volunteers are so wonderful with the cats! Very informative and well worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Lived in St Augustine over 40 years and ashamed to say I had never visited the Wildlife Reserve. Shame on me!!! It truly was an amazing experience to see the lions and tigers and"bear"!! Yes the Bear is a new arrival. All the volunteers were friendly and very informative. You could see that they respected the wild animals and take... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We have never seen so many huge cats that close! 5-feet from huge lions, tigers, and much more. They also have wolves and other wildlife animals. It's a little pricey ($30 per person), but it's worth it; great memories. The staff is very nice, the animals are clearly looked-after very well, and it doesn't take all day; less than 2... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This tour will leave you amazed at the beauty of so many tigers, lions, wolves, and so many other animals. All the animals have their own unique story of how they ended up in this sanctuary for homeless animals, or animals that had been abused. Here they are happy and well cared for. They have very nice habitats with room... More 

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Joliet, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was the best experience I could ever imagine with up close lions, tigers and wloves etc. Just wonderful. The staff is fantastic and great relationships with these big cats. The best time ever. A must see.

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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were thrilled with the fabulous tour we enjoyed at the St. Augustine Wild Reserve. It was a two hour extravaganza of fun watching the animals get fed and seeing the affection and passion the trainers and animals have for each other. This experience was up close and informative. We had plenty of time to observe the... More 

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Phoenix, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is a great tour to take . Your entrance fee is helping pay for the care of the animals. I am so glad we took this tour.It is nice to see how much the staff really cares for the animals. Without people like them most of these animals would be put down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was an amazing place. The volunteers are so great with the animals.... what a great place. We visited with our 11 year old and 5 month old. There are many cats and wolves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We just spent a week in Ormond by the Sea and took a trip to the St. Augustine Wild reserve with our 12 year old daughter. The tour was approximately 2 hours and scheduled on feeding days. The animals look forward to the tours because they know it is their feeding time so they are up and active! You will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Just did a week long trip through Florida and this was our favorite place. We love big cats & we loved the fact that this was a sanctuary and not a zoo. Their love for these animals and the love the animals have for them is obvious. This place would be rated #1 in many cities.

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