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St. Augustine Wild Reserve

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Address: Saint Augustine, FL 32092
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+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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We saw the Wild Reserve on trip advisor and since we were staying less than a mile from there, we thought we would take five of our children. The group was larger than normal but... read more

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We saw the Wild Reserve on trip advisor and since we were staying less than a mile from there, we thought we would take five of our children. The group was larger than normal but the staff did everything possible to ensure that all of the children had great views of the animals. The group we were with were all... More 

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This is so worth the time and money. The Tigers, lions and animals all looked so loved and well cared for. The entry fee goes entirely to looking after these beautiful animals. The center is manned by volunteers and they treated us well. There are also many birds, bears, wolfs and even a dear.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a remarkable outing. Reservations are required. The staff was informative, friendly and caring toward their animals. Seeing these creatures up close and responding to their caregivers was insightful. Watching the big cats play in the water was only part of the tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The volunteers did an amazing job as this was a larger group than usual for them- the animals are just incredibly well cared for and really loved! You are up close and learn a lot!!

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Praia, Cape Verde
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We brought friends here who were visiting from out of town. We all loved it, and we will definitely go back again.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is fantastic! You can see the bond the volunteers have with the animals and just how much they love them. We were really able to see the personality of each big cat, wolf and bear as staff interacted with the. It was great to see the animals all awake and active also- normally at the zoo, the big... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you love animals, especially large cats, you will love this place! The animals were active, healthy, and appeared so loved by the staff. You get an up close view of the animals and get to learn about their personalities. Watching the big cat in the bubble bath was great!

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Webster, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love animals of all types and while staying in St. Augustine this trip was at the top of my list. I was not disappointed! Tammy was a great guide, full of fun information. The rest of the volunteers were all on site helping each other feeding the animals. It was great to see these beautiful animals, being loved and... More 

Thank Sandra L
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Wild Reserve is one of the most interesting places we have ever been. Tour guide Kathy loves the animals and all the volunteer staff are friendly and competent. Each animal is lovingly described including its history, food preferences and personality. The volunteers knew how to engage each cat, wolf, hyena and porcupine so that visitors could see them in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the kids to St. Augustine over the weekend and picked several stops based on reviews from here. We were more than pleasantly surprised. My kids absolutely loved the big cats! A must see place for anyone who loves big cats. Great, great place!

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