22Jun

Working around big cats is best accomplished when the caretakers and the cats work together. In these episodes, we examine some philosophy behind handling and talk about how our understanding of the senses can help us act as better stewards. Philosophy and physiology come together to make for an…

15Jun

Working around big cats is best accomplished when the caretakers and the cats work together. In these episodes, we examine some philosophy behind handling and talk about how our understanding of the senses can help us act as better stewards. Philosophy and physiology come together to make for an…

08Jun

William Colachicco has volunteered with CFAR for over 2 years–you might have met him as the ‘MC’ of Member Day. But he also holds two bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Religious Studies, and recently completed a Masters in Asian Studies with a focus on Religions of Asia. His experiences…

01Jun

William Colachicco has volunteered with CFAR for over 2 years–you might have met him as the ‘MC’ of Member Day. But he also holds two bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Religious Studies, and recently completed a Masters in Asian Studies with a focus on Religions of Asia. His experiences…

25May

Wildlife trafficking is not just big business–it is an international controversy. With annual revenues representing billions of dollars, this secretive practice challenges societies across the world. The United States is no stranger to this problem–made more challenging by a complicated patchwork of law, business interests, and a largely ignorant…

18May

Member Day is a thrice-yearly event where Central Florida Animal Reserve invites its members to visit with us on-site as a thank you for supporting the organization. The visit is an opportunity to learn about the cats and get a ground’s eye view of what it takes to care…

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…