18May

It’s not too late to join us for Member Day! Email contact@cflar.org for details! Cunsi, Nyota Usi and Nathaniel can’t wait to see you!

11May

Cougars are one of the most successful of the big cat species–with a range that covers the entire western hemisphere. Their broad presence causes the species to be considered of ‘Least Concern’  for extinction, but all is not uniform among cougars. Dr. Simba Wiltz and Asli Goncer talk about…

CFAR Sounding
04May

A recent lawsuit filed in New York intended to establish “person status” for chimps has opened a new front in the discussion of animals and their place in society. This leads to big questions about self-determination, the concept of self-awareness, and the distinction between animal welfare and animal rights….

CFAR Sounding
27Apr

Behind the Lens with Janice Carter Pt. 2 Hosts Simba Wiltz and Asli Goncer interview Janice Carter, staff photographer for CFAR. For several years, Janice has provided beautiful images of the cats in the form of posters, calendars, and framed pictures. We explore what it takes to get these…

26Apr

View the documentary on cflar.org or on Youtube. Central Florida Animal Reserve is a big cat sanctuary, home to over 40 lions, tigers, leopards and cougars. Since 2007, the organization has been caring for this population of cats that would otherwise not have a home. Seven years since inception,…

25Apr

The Orlando Sentinel has introduced Central Florida Animal Reserve to Orlando.  Click here to view the story. Dr. K. Simba Wiltz acts as ambassador for Orlando Sentinel reporter David Breen and Photographer/Videographer Gary Green.  They visited Central Florida Animal Reserve to learn the story of the organization and spread…

FeatureImage- Cougarfur
22Apr

A few big cats at the Central Florida Animal Reserve (CFAR) now have special accommodations, thanks to Emily Berman, 17, a junior at Cocoa Beach Junior-Senior High School. As part of a Girl Scout Ambassador’s Gold project, Emily, who has a passion for animals, built step-up ramps for three…

CFAR Sounding
20Apr

CFAR Sounding has been running for almost two years, and is receiving a massive upgrade!  Visit the new CFAR Sounding Home Page CFAR Sounding is the weekly podcast for Central Florida Animal Reserve.  This 30 minute show features all things CFAR–from the stories of the cats at the facility,…

FeatureImageBlog
25Mar

Wowicala needs your help! The last two weeks have been hard on Wowicala, our 14 year old Siberian.  She had to have emergency surgery for a mammary tumor.  Our wonderful vet was able to perform this on site, and she is recovering well while we await final results! The…

tiger-stripes
11Feb

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, leopards, and cougars to a new home.  The stakes are high and the challenge is real: we urgently need your financial support to make this dream a reality for our 45 resident cats. The animal…