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St. Augustine Wild Reserve

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Address: Saint Augustine, FL 32092
Phone Number: +1 904-940-0664
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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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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... read more

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW 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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Orlando,Fl.
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed seeing all the amazing animals. The volunteer staff was just exceptional. Could not believe how close you can get to all the animals. What a Class Act.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Here is an overview, what to expect and a good tip... Having lived in the area for 6 months we finally made the trip here and WOW! You are up close and personal with the largest Lion, Tigers & Bears (and wolves, coyotes and many others). They have a Lion/Tiger hybrid that is literally 1000 lbs. Here is what to... More 

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