"When it comes to big cats, it's about vision."


Caring with heart, mind, and spirit to create meaningful coexistence for our residents.


Preserving that which is appreciated, such that appreciation may encourage conservation.


Dedicated to the needs of our resident animals through collaboration and teamwork.


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A Gift That Does Double Duty!

Encourage all to “Protect What You Love,” promote conservation while supporting the beautiful animals in our care.

Just in time for the gift-giving season, we are excited to launch our second t-shirt campaign.  This one-of-a-kind design, created by several of our talented volunteers, features three renderings of our amazing residents:  Coty the lion, Iyo the tiger, and Koya the cougar.  The proceeds of this sale will directly fund our viability efforts, so we can continue providing a forever home to big cats in need far into the future.

At $25 each (shipping not included), there are a variety of colors in three shirt styles: two regular t-shirts and one v-neck. You can pre-order now until December 4th. Shirts will be mailed directly to you 7 – 10 business days after the end of the campaign which will ensure they make it in time for your holiday celebrations!


A Special Legacy – CFAR’s Brick Program

Memories are engraved in stone to show a level of commitment either to a person, place or object. At Central Florida Animal Reserve, there is no doubt you feel a connection – to the cats, the environment and the mission – to address the challenges big cats face in the future while providing value to society today.

Our brick program gives you the opportunity to have a permanent place in CFAR’s history. As our facility expands, we want to recognize those who have made a positive impact on the success of our mission. Consider placing a brick as a memorial, a tribute, or symbol of your commitment to future generations!


CFAR & Beyond

For more than 20 years, Central Florida Animal Reserve (CFAR) has served as a big cat sanctuary to lions, tigers, cougars and other large cats.

In an effort to educate the public on conservation of these incredible big cats, Central Florida Animal Reserve has partnered up with Positively Osceola to create a free educational animal web series. Over the course of each episode, you’ll be able to learn about the residents that live at CFAR, the support that goes into taking care of them, and more facts about them!


The 3 V’s Campaign

The life source of Central Florida Animal Reserve is undoubtedly the big cats we serve. The capacity to maintain the vision of their future requires the utilization of resources, ancillary services, equipment and additional care programs. We are in need of your support to help continue our commitment and conservation to the residents of Central Florida Animal Reserve.



CFAR at a Glance

Mission Statement
CENTRAL FLORIDA ANIMAL RESERVE (CFAR) is a big cat & wildlife reserve focused on providing a platform to address the challenges of big cats for tomorrow, while providing value to society today.
The staff of CFAR is driven by dedicated, experienced volunteers from all walks of life.  Together, they serve our animals residents to preserve their lives and treat them with dignity.
Outreach and Education
These cornerstones of the organization have brought presentations across the state, alerting people to the plight of the big cats and reminding them that we are caretakers of our environment.
Responsible Advocacy
We stand for responsible advocacy for big cats, bringing light to the situation surrounding big cats without resorting to sensationalism for profit.

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