22Jul

“Just wait until Michael gets his claws into this log!” That’s right, Sebastian!  It is a well-known fact that big cats have powerfully sharp claws.  However, they do not grow that way naturally; it takes constant attention to keep them at their best.  In their natural habitat, cats use…

19Jul

“I can’t wait until my friends see all of the cool toys they have!” While you might give your child a “toy,” in the zoological community, animals are given “enrichments.”  These provide both mental and physical stimulation by changing the environment, encouraging natural behaviors, and a variety of sensory…

17Jul

“Wait ‘til people come to visit!” I’m sure it will be great, Sebastian!  Upon arrival at the new Osceola facility, our volunteers will be working hard to turn this new place into a comfortable home for our cats.  However, once we are settled, we are hoping to provide opportunities…

15Jul

“I can’t wait to see Wakuwa play in this grass!” Neither can we, Sebastian!  People have asked how we designed our new home.  From the ground to the tip of the roof, every detail of these habitats has been meticulously worked out to provide the safest facility for our…

14Jul

Freedom was born in September of 2001.  She was named Freedom as a symbol of the events that had just occurred on 9/11, and to honor our freedoms in the light of those who wanted to destroy them.  She has been a fighter from the beginning, and has truly…

12Jul

Wait!  All of this is for us?! That’s right, Sebastian!  Our new Osceola facility is eleven acres of land leased to us by Forever Florida.  On this property, we have built sixteen barns for enclosures (some singles and some “duplexes”), a maintenance work area, a tour path, a feeding…

11Jul

Thanks to everyone who has supported Central Florida Animal Reserve in the Summer Fundraiser! We have collectively raised over $6,700 to support the big cats at Central Florida Animal Reserve.  That’s 27% of the way to our ultimate goal of $25,000 for their health and stability. Central Florida Animal…

02Jul

Michael and I have known one another for his entire life of 12 years. He is very dear to all of us at CFAR. He is one of the “The Angels ” along with his brother Gabriel and sister Angel. The three of them are truly special and magnificent…

28Jun

Published in the Osceola News-Gazette: By Brian McBride Editor If all goes as planned, 30 big cats will make the trek from a facility in Brevard County to the Central Florida Animal Reserve in St. Cloud in August. But after securing the $100,000 needed to complete the Animal Reserve,…

26Jun

Preparing for Our Move… Our Summer Goal: Raise $25,000 to support Tiger health! Every one of us has health challenges from time to time. It can be as simple as a cold or flu, or as significant as a rapid onset emergency. The larger our families are, the more…