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:
COMPASSION. CONSERVATION. COMMITMENT.
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.
Central Florida Animal Reserve, Inc.
PO Box 184
Sharpes, FL 32959
What are your hours of operation?
Central Florida Animal Reserve is not open for unscheduled public visitation. We will be offering tours to meet our animal residents after they have time to acclimate. If you are interested in a visit, CLICK HERE
to fill out our Pre-Tour Survey and to be added to the list.
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.
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.
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.