"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.

Come see us tonight at the Downtown St. Cloud Monthly Market from 5-9pm! We will have big cat merchandise for sale and volunteers on hand to share stories about our beautiful residents. Don’t forget that if you visit our booth and book a tour with us, you will receive a 10% discount! See you tonight! Saint Cloud Downtown Monthly Market #nightmarket #bigcats #teamcfar www.cflar.org ... See MoreSee Less
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Thanks to Randy and Diana, for participating in our Keeper for a Day! They had a great time entertaining Aurora and Tiana with a lot of streamer chandelier fun. #snugglysunday #teamcfar #keeperforaday #tigerenrichment www.cflar.org ... See MoreSee Less
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Time to celebrate Mother’s Day! And what’s a party without confetti? Koya #cougar is on a mission to make as much as she can! #snugglysunday #teamcfar #confetti #papershredder #partyof1 ... See MoreSee Less
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Let’s Celebrate! It’s #WorldLeopardDay! Show your support for the leopards of Central Florida Animal Reserve and around the world by making a donation today! Help us secure a future for all big cats! #protectwhatyoulove #leopard #bigcats #compassion #conservation #commitment #teamcfar www.cflar.org ... See MoreSee Less
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Balana got a new log and immediately had to play! It took two people to roll it into her enclosure, but she moved it around with ease! And Siombe knows not to bother her until she’s done! #snugglysunday #teamcfar #lion #lioness #strong #iykyk 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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