St. Augustine Wild Reserve 


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The St. Augustine Wild Reserve offers tours every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, by appointment only. We are not open to the public on a drop-in basis like the Jacksonville Zoo. Tours are approximately two hours long, guided by an experienced wildlife professional, so advanced reservations must be made.

Donations go towards the care of the animals at the reserve. The St. Augustine Wild Reserve is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Tour fee is $30 per person. Children 10 years of age and under are admitted for $20. Children 5 years of age and under are admitted for free.

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 animal arrived at our sanctuary will be discussed in detail. Visitors will be allowed within 5-10 feet of our exotic animals, which are housed in secure habitats. We do NOT allow public contact with our animals. Any photo that you see that depicts individuals in contact with our animals, are photos of our staff who work on a daily basis with these animals. Also on the tour will be our amazing white tigers, orange tigers, a very rare golden tabby tiger, American black bear, ligers, cougars, servals, coatimundis, cougars, lynxes, leopards, and a host of wolves ranging in color from black to white. Please come visit us for the experience of a lifetime!

Due to the fact that our animals are in secure cages, which precludes the taking of clear photographs, we no longer allow photos at the Reserve. This includes cell phone photos and video cameras. Instead, we will be offering a CD at the end of the tour which has nearly 200 beautiful, cage-free photos of all of the animals that you will meet at the Reserve.

Please log onto to book your tour with us. When you book the tour on Bookeo, you will be asked to submit a non-refundable 50% deposit.  You will then be redirected to the PayPal website, where you may pay by PayPal or by using your credit card.

After you have booked your reservation, make sure that PayPal actually did their job correctly and charged your credit card. Check with your credit card company to make sure that you paid your 50% deposit. Many guests have arrived who thought they reserved a tour and paid their deposit, when they actually didnít. Iíve complained to PayPal who doesnít seem to care about resolving the issue. So, make sure that you actually paid your deposit. You should receive a confirmation from Bookeo. You will also receive an additional confirmation with directions from me, a day or so before your tour. If you did not receive either of these confirmations, please email me at and I'll get your reservations all straightened out. Thank you for your patience with our booking service.


Onyx fends off the paparazzi                    Java reveals a toothy yawn



White tigers are not albino, but are a natural color 
variation of the Bengal tiger.  

Caracals are consider the fastest "small" 
cat and are related to servals.

Deb and Bob 
entertain one of the mountain lions.

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