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St. Augustine Wild Reserve

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Address: Saint Augustine, FL 32085
Phone Number: +1 904-940-0664

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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The best experience with lions and tigers.

I never see I lion or tiger so happy and playfull. The trainers are the best. I will come back No cameras permitted but they sale a 5$ dolar cd with profesional photos. They feed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mariela C
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Ohio City, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an amazing sanctuary for beautiful animals that would probably not be living otherwise. Seems they are well cared for and loved. Up close visit with the animals (it is safe because they are in cages during the tour). Animals are fed by volunteers during the tour. The $30 fee goes towards the care and wellbeing of the animals... More 

Thank W42
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I never see I lion or tiger so happy and playfull. The trainers are the best. I will come back No cameras permitted but they sale a 5$ dolar cd with profesional photos. They feed the animals and play with them.

Thank Mariela C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited this wildlife reserve after Memorial Day, 2016. It was a true surprise to find this reserve tucked back in the woods!! The animals were plentiful and we enjoyed all of the detailed information that we received on the tour about each animal, where it came from, species, age, and interesting facts. The tour guide and... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was treated to a tour by my best friend for my birthday September 18th! I didn't even know this place existed. The animals: lions, tigers, wolves, panthers, a big bear, and even a deer, were all beautiful and very healthy looking! I was amazed how close we were able to get to the cages. All the animals were very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do you ever wonder who takes care of injured or unwanted animals? The answer is the owner and employees of this organization. Highly competent staff that have knowledge and intimately know and care for each of the animals that they clearly love. You must make a reservation before going. I arrived late because of inclement weather and they took the... More 

Thank 3chocolateman
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing place for rescued wild animals that is off the beaten path in St. Augustine. Volunteers tend to these animals that would most probably be euthanized, even though their beauty and personalities are magnificent. The assortment of animals, and their stories, provide a wildlife education for even the youngest person in the family. From the howling wolves... More 

Thank Maureen H
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many exotic cats. Friendly tour staff. Get up close. Amazing how well these animals are cared for. You will not be disappointed.

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Grayslake, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must for animal lovers. You get up close to lions and tigers and bears...oh my! The animals are obviously loved and very well cared for. This is a feeding tour, and it's fun to see the animals eat and interact with the workers. The volunteers were very friendly and helpful, and they passed out water and wet... More 

Thank Patt H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were overwhelmed at the kindness shown by the All VOLUNTEER staff at this private reserve. We both want to get on board to see how we can help get meat that is thrown away to these abused and recovering animals. What a special place and highly interactive tour. They even offered us another free tour bc... More 

Thank Paula C
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to the Reserve a few times and it's wonderful to see the beautiful animals and how they interact with their primary care givers. The tour is long enough to get all your questions answered and to see all the majestic creatures. Keep up the excellent work! I'll definitely come again!!

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