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Single Vision – North Florida Big Cats Refuge

December 21, 2018 by Corey A Edwards

Single Vision - North Florida Big Cats RefugeGet up close and personal with exotic and endangered animals at Single Vision, a North Florida big cats refuge and wildlife sanctuary in Melrose, FL.

If you like wild animals, you’ll love Single Vision. The refuge is dedicated to providing “forever homes” to exotic, endangered animals in need. The North Florida big cats refuge is home to leopards, tigers, lions, panthers, bobcats, and caracals.

Single Vision is much more than than just big cats, however. The facility is also home to lemurs, bears, alligators, birds, kinkajous, coatimundis, and other exotic animals.

Single Vision is dedicated to the conservation of endangered species and educating the public about our planet’s endangered ecosystems. The more that people can interact with these beautiful creatures, the less easy it will be for us to let them all just simply slip out of existence.

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Experience the Santa Fe Zoo in Gainesville Florida

June 15, 2018 by Corey A Edwards

Santa Fe Zoo at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FLThe Santa Fe Zoo is a small, AZA-accredited, teaching zoo on the Santa Fe College campus in Gainesville, FL. It is the only college zookeeper training facility in the country with its own AZA-accredited zoo on grounds.

The Santa Fe Zoo may sound like it belongs in New Mexico but no, it’s here in North Central Florida at Gainesville’s Santa Fe College. The facility’s full name is “The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo” and it has been AZA accredited since 2000.

The 10 acre zoo is part of the Santa Fe College campus and home to over 200 animals representing more than 75 species. The zoo is almost completely operated by students, overseen by a small staff.

For many years one could only see the zoo via guided tour appointment. Though tours are still offered (and recommended) they are no longer needed to visit the zoo.

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