At a normal zoo, you may see a tiger or it’s cubs but they’re often waaaaaay over there beyond a moat. At Single Vision, you are up close and personal with many of the animals. For many, it is the closest you’ll ever come to an such a big, exotic animal.
Single Vision is a wildlife sanctuary dedicated to the conservation of endangered species. A big part of their mission is educating the public about our planet’s endangered ecosystems. One way to do that is to let people get close enough to these big animals to look them in the eye and – maybe – gain compassionate insight. If you already have it, so much the better your experience!
Single Vision provides “forever homes” to exotic animals in need. You’ll find big cats, bears, primates, birds, reptiles, and smaller animals, like kinkajous and coatimundis. Single Vision presently has 14 big cats of various species, including leopards, tigers, lions, panthers, bobcats, and a caracal.
Many of these big, beautiful animals are quite used to human interaction – and you’ll soon see why!
You’ll watch from just feet away as Carl embraces and plays with his big friends. Single Vision also has breeding couples, meaning you may see cubs! Best of all, you may actually be able to interact with them, yourself!
The facility works towards a happy and healthy environment with cages much bigger than the required minimum. It also works to meet the animals’ physical and psychological needs by providing daily inter-species play and human interaction.
Single Vision is run by Carl Brovard, a man with a passion for animals and preserving the natural world. Carl lost his sight in an accident at the age of 14. As he lay in the black, reflecting on what he’d lost, the sight he felt he’d most miss were those of the animals at his grandfather’s farm.
Though sight returned to one of Carl’s eyes over a period of months after the accident, he remained steadfast in his new mission. After high school, Carl attended Indiana University and graduated with a degree in biology. After a few years in various education and animal-keeper positions, Carl met his first big cat and fell in love.
Carl’s hope is that you’ll fall in love, too.
Single Vision Wildlife Sanctuary
8185 Forest Hills Road, Melrose, FL 32666
Single Vision offers a variety of tours. On each you’ll learn all about the care and preservation of exotic wildlife as well as see the animals. Visit the Single Vision website for more information or call at: 904-377-7993
Melrose Area Lodging
Hampton Lake Bed & Breakfast is just 30 minutes drive from Single Vision Wildlife Sanctuary in Melrose, FL. Come stay at our North Florida lakefront B&B for 180 feet of waterfront and a dock for all kinds of recreating in the cool, spring-fed waters. If you like fishing, swimming, and spectacular sunsets, book your stay at Hampton Lake Bed & Breakfast!