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St. Augustine Wild Reserve

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Address: Saint Augustine, FL 32092
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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Book it...NOW! Amazing experience

Visited whilst on holiday in Orlando, it's a 2-2.5hr drive from most Orlando bases and directions given at time of booking are great, really easy to find. We were really conscious... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited whilst on holiday in Orlando, it's a 2-2.5hr drive from most Orlando bases and directions given at time of booking are great, really easy to find. We were really conscious to only book a visit to a place that genuinely cares for animals and isn't another zoo or seaworld and after reading the TripAdvisor reviews we thought St Augustine... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this tour on TripAdvisor. Thought it sounded like an amazing experience to try on the way from Orlando to St Augustine. I used the link on TripAdvisor to book 2 places on the Wednesday tour. In the end we decided to check in to our hotel in St Augustine first. The lady at the hotel didn't have any info... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed this visit. There were white tigers, which I had personally never seen before, siberian tigers, a liger, a tabby lion, lions, coyotes, wolves and other species. The guide was extremely knowledgeable. Both my daughter and I had a great time here

Thank Anna L
Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our whole family had a great time. My 8 year old loved seeing the liger and all the other animals. You could tell that the owner and all the volunteers loved the animals and loved being there to show us around. I would recommend to any animal lovers.

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Fort Lauderdale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a great time at the wild animal reservation. It is wonderful what those people at the reservation do for the abused and abandoned wild animals. All volunteers were knowledgeable and professional. No doubt that each animal is very much loved and well-cared. Overall, it was incredible to learn about all the animals and see how lions, wolves, panthers,... More 

Thank anutkin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this reserve since we moved to St Augustine 15 years ago and love it every time. The animals are amazing and the staff are incredible. The owner, Deborah has built a furever home for so many endangered animals where they live out their life in comfort with amazing care. If you have not been on the tour... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is doing great things!! Completely run by volunteers, the reserve takes in exotic animals that would likely otherwise be dead. The tour is about 2 hours in length and is led by a very knowledgeable guide who has a personal story about almost every animal on the reserve. Lions, tigers, wolves, a black bear, and many other animals... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my girlfriend and her little nephew. They loved the up close and personal experience with the animals. Tour guide was well educated and fully knowledgeable. Great time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a difference going to a zoo or knowing about the wild animals first hand like we did at St. Augustine Wild Reserve. My 9 yrs son like it so much that he told us "when I grow up that is what I want to do taking care od animals".

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing like seeing a gorgeous tiger and hearing it roar loudly rignt in front of you! This place has beautiful animals for all to see: tigers, lions, a liger, a bear, wolves, coyotes, and more. Our tour guide, Marty, was so knowledgeable and fun. Each animal has been rescued and cared for lovingly. The reserve is entirely non-profit... More 

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