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



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



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



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

Our Residents

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Wowicala needs your help! The last two weeks have been hard on Wowicala, our…


Newsflash! http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20140211/NEWS01/302110019/Big-cats-moving-Forever-Florida Central Florida Animal Reserve continues its mission to move 45 lions, tigers,…


Member Day #1, 2014 Click on our Member Day link to learn more or…


Did you know CFAR does a live radio show from the facility every Sunday?…


 The discovery casts doubt on the origin of species. “The oldest big cat fossils…

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Mission Statement
CENTRAL FLORIDA ANIMAL RESERVE (CFAR) is a big cat & wildlife sanctuary focused on effective stewardship and meaningful relationships with our animal residents and educating the public at large.
All Volunteer
The staff of CFAR is composed entirely of dedicated volunteers.  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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