"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.

3 weeks ago

Central Florida Animal Reserve
We are thrilled to announce that our nonprofit was selected as one of the 8 organizations featured on the 2024-25 LYNX Public Service Bus! 🚍💖The "Heart & Soul" bus unveiling ceremony took place with Osceola County Commissioner and LYNX Chair Viviana Janer and LYNX CEO Tiffany Homler Hawkins.Our logo is now proudly traveling across Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties, spreading our mission far and wide for the next 12 months. Plus, we can request the bus to appear at one of our events at no charge! 🙌Thank you to everyone who supported us and made this possible. Together, we are making a difference! 💪✨#TeamCFAR #HeartAndSoul #LYNXBus #NonprofitCelebration #CommunitySupport #MakingADifference ... See MoreSee Less
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Less than one week left! 🚨 Grab your tickets now for Saturday's Wild Whispers: A Night for Big Cat Conservation event at the Vero Beach Yacht Club! Join us for an enlightening evening of expert insights and captivating stories, as we uncover the truth behind these majestic creatures. More info at events.cflar.org #snugglysunday #teamcfar #wildwhispers #fundraiser #bigcats #conservation #verobeachyachtclub #verobeachfl #centralflorida #florida #stcloudfl #nonprofit ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Central Florida Animal Reserve
Come see us TONIGHT at the Saint Cloud Downtown Monthly Market from 5-9pm! Remember, if you book a tour when you visit our booth, you'll receive a 10% discount! Also, be sure to ask us how you can enter a raffle to win a free tour for two! #teamcfar #nightmarket #bigcats #stcloudfl #florida #centralflorida #osceolacountyfl ... See MoreSee Less
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@followers Experience the adrenaline rush of viewing hundreds of exclusive muscle cars. Each ticket supports our animal residents and our mission to support their needs! Only a few days left to get your tickets for this Saturday's Hot Wheels 4 Cool Cats event at the American Muscle Car Museum! musclecar.cflar.org #teamcfar #hotwheels #coolcats #fundraiser #americanmusclecarmuseum #bigcats #protectwhatyoulove #nonprofit #centralflorida #florida #stcloudfl ... 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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