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…

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…