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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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A must see while in Saint Augustine!!!!

I recently visited the Saint Augustine Wild Reserve and it was one of the best attractions I have ever visited!! The stories of the rescued animals, mostly lions and tigers... read more

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Albany, New York
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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently visited the Saint Augustine Wild Reserve and it was one of the best attractions I have ever visited!! The stories of the rescued animals, mostly lions and tigers, were amazing. We were literally 5 feet away from these beautiful animals, saw their feedings and the wonderful bonding between the animals and the exceptional people who care for them.... More 

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my second visit to the St. Augustine Wild Reserve (first time was a few years ago) and I still loved it! To be that close to these animals and hear about their history was incredible. The caregivers were so kind & knowledgeable and open to all questions. You can tell how much they adore each and every one... More 

Thank Dallas_TXMichelle
Saint Augustine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was wonderful to see these beautiful animals being cared for so lovingly. Our tour guide was extremely informative and friendly and it was thrilling to see the animals up close! This is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting St Augustine or the nearby areas!

Thank Sue S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the most amazing view of exotic animals we have ever seen. The animals are so loved and well cared for and their stories are heart-warming about how they were rescued from difficult situations. The owner cares for them along with volunteers who do not get paid. They operate off of tours and donations only. This is a cause... More 

Thank Sheri A
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our experience at the St. Augustine Wild Reserve. It was incredible to see how they take such great care of animals that would have been otherwise euthanized. The animals are so beautiful and loving towards their caretakers. I especially appreciated the time that our guide took to explain the history of each animal and how they found their... More 

Thank aharit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is something to be said about such a nice facility housing rescues and actually doing it the right way. From the moment I met some of the employees you could feel there love and passion for the animals they cared for. Please keep up the great work and I will continue to visit/donate to keep this place going strong.

Thank Benjamin P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing! I don't know who loved it more...my kids or me! I learned so much and you can really get an up close view of the animals. You cannot touch them, but you get to watch them get fed. It is an amazing experience! I highly recommend!

Thank Sarina D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You get a very up close view of the animals...but they are in cages & you cannot touch them. The staff are friendly & answer any questions you have. There are a lot of animals to see and our tour lasted a little over 2 hrs. You are not allowed to take videos or pictures. All in all, a great... More 

Thank Pineapplebooks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Laura gave fun tour don't miss this educational and interesting tour. Worth the stop and there spirits worth the money.

Thank Lovelylady036
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone likes to see wild animals, but when you can see them up close and you have knowledgeable tour guides who explain many aspects of their behavior, it is even better. I found it to be both fun and a good learning experience.

Thank drcognition

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