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“scratch cat fever”

St. Augustine Wild Reserve
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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!
Reviewed September 10, 2012

my wife loves big cats so we found this place and it just made her honeymoon.And thats all i could have asked for ,The cats and other exotic animals were very well taken care of but the reserve really NEEDS some donations to upgrade their cages and homes and keep the critters feed and they REAALLYYY eat!! They are beautiful animals they truely are..

1  Thank Lance C
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

We loved this tour BUT, it was very hot! I can't believe how close you will get to these creatures. I did feel a little sad seeing them caged but, you can tell they love their care takers. There is nothing cuter than seeing a 400 lb tiger take a bubble bath! I will fare warn you-the tiger sprays so, do not stand directly in front of him! I do not recommend this trip for small kids however 8 years and up wouldn't be too bad. There is a gold cart if you want to sit and plenty of water but, the whole 2 hours is standing and walking. Strollers will not make it down the dirt paths.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

So amazing and worth every penny. These folks are doing incredible work. The close up experience and story for each animal is unparallelled

1  Thank DeesAcrossAmerica
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

This was one of the highlights of our trip there. We learned so much about the BIG Cats that we didn't know and what they are doing there is helping so many needey animals who would otherwise be destroyed.

2  Thank Elizabeth J
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

Lots of happy animals. Amazing what they do wit the space tjey have. First time Ive seen a florida panther before today. Amazing but hot lol

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