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

About Central Florida Animal Reserve



The Central Florida Animal Reserve (CFAR) is a big cat and wildlife sanctuary housing lions, tigers, leopards, and cougars. We are building a platform to address the challenges of big cats in the future, and provide value to society today. We engage the world of the big cats through our mottos:


This non-profit facility serves big cats that would otherwise not have a home. We are on a mission to preserve these magnificent animals and to act as stewards for their care and well being. At CFAR, when it comes to big cats, it’s about vision.





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Central Florida Animal Reserve is a wildlife preserve housing lions, tigers, leopards, and cougars.

Sometimes toys are just too hard to resist. A cat is a cat is a cat! #teamcfar #SnugglySunday #playtime #toys www.cflar.org ... See MoreSee Less
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Inkosi #lion is showing how he really feels about the time change… it just keeps going back and forth! But he just rolls with it! #SnugglySunday #teamcfar #springforward www.cflar.org ... See MoreSee Less
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Adora #cougar loves sensory #enrichment, especially when combined with some favorite toys. But nothing gets her curiosity like a watching human!Adora: “Whatcha doing out there?” #snugglysunday #teamcfar #girlsjustwannahavefun www.cflar.org ... See MoreSee Less
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Central Florida Animal Reserve
World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate our natural world and the millions of species that live in it. Helping species thrive in the wild is just as important as learning why. Take a moment out of your day today to learn about the wildlife in your area and the ecosystems that support them. Here are a few things you can do today: go to a state park and learn of the species that live there, watch a documentary about wildlife or become a volunteer! To learn more or book a tour, visit www.cflar.org #teamcfar #WorldWildlifeDay #protectwhatyoulove #conservation #floridanature #naturelovers. ... See MoreSee Less
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Aurora and Tiana had a great time with their enrichment boxes made by our Keeper for a Day, Will! #SnugglySunday #teamcfar #keeperforaday #tigerplay www.cflar.org ... See MoreSee Less
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Contact Address

Central Florida Animal Reserve, Inc.
500 Broussard Rd.
St. Cloud, FL 34773

Phone: 321-637-0110
Mail: contact@cflar.org


Frequently Asked Questions

What are your hours of operation?
Central Florida Animal Reserve’s Big Cat Encounters are available at selected times on Saturdays and Sundays. Tour availability varies according to the activity but generally run from 12pm to 4:30pm during the winter, and longer during the summer. For availability and options, visit our booking widget.

Guided Walking Tour
How do I volunteer?
Visit here for Volunteering opportunities: Volunteering Opportunities
Where do these animals come from?
Some of our animals come from pet situations, some were rescues, and others from governmental agencies.  No cats at the facility were wild-born.
Why does CFAR exist?
While the actual numbers are debated, the big cat population in the United States is comparable to that of the wild.  This is especially true of tigers.  The organization exists to provide big cats a home to live out their lives surrounded by individuals dedicated to their needs.  The relationships developed through this care are used to educate the public and bring attention to the issues surrounding big cats.
What do you do with these cats?
Daily care is the largest component of our activities.  That includes feeding, watering, facility maintenance, and enrichment activities.
Is it true that you moved all the cats to Osceola County?
Yes!  Our facility is located close off 441.

More Questions?

Please note: Because we have a very small staff, the most efficient way to reach us is via email. If you cannot find an answer to your question on our website, you are welcome to call (321)-637-0110. Just be aware that it may take us up to 24 hours to respond. We appreciate your understanding.

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