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St. Augustine Wild Reserve

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Address: St. Augustine, FL 32092
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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 wild animal reserve was a wonderful experience. To be able to be so close to all those big cats,bear,lion.dear, and may more wild animals was just amazing. The guide was very... read more

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St. Augustine, Florida
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St. Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the wild animal reserve was a wonderful experience. To be able to be so close to all those big cats,bear,lion.dear, and may more wild animals was just amazing. The guide was very knowdlegeable and told us very interesting stories about each animal and how they got to be there. there was a crowd of 90 people and the tour guides... More 

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Excellent tour, worth every penny the big cats were amazing. Thank you for taking care of them. Great staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful. They are doing great work with these animals. It is a pleasure that they allowed us to share the experience.

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There is a 45 minute tour and then at 7:30 they feed the animals. The majority of animals are big cats. They had 5 tigers in a relative small space and then 1 tiger alone in a very large space. No sure why. There were so many people that it was hard to see much of the feeding because people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved our trip to the wild reserve so much. You are able to see the big cats up close and watch some of them interact with the staff. They also usually feed the animals at each cage which is neat to see. Very much worth the price in my opinion. I would definitely go again when in St. Augustine.... More 

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Port Jervis, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our guided tour through the Wild Reserve was wonderful! The care and concern for the animals was demonstrated over and over again by the staff and returned by the beautiful creatures in their care! That's nice to see!

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Oviedo, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A must do!!! What a treat to see all the amazing animals. It was so educational. We will be back. You don't have to walk long distances but you do have to stand the entire time. The time flew by!!! They have a golf cart for a few people if you can't stand long periods. For those with little ones... More 

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Farmington, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Outstanding tour! It was wonderful to see such a dedicated staff caring for the animals that normally live in the wild. Thanks...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a great day and the volunteers are very knowledgeable. All animals are well taken care of. Very impressed with the reserve. My children thought it was a great time. Well worth the $.

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St. Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful experience to see all these gorgeous animals that have been rescued. The owner has put her heart and soul into saving the animals and bringing them back to excellent health. The speaker was fabulous and I learned a lot of things that I never knew. My whole group loved it! The CD was well worth the $5 since... More 

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