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Visit Santa Fe College Zoo

July 29, 2019 by Corey A Edwards

Santa Fe College ZooGainesville is home to a variety of attractions but, for animal lovers, the Santa Fe College Zoo may be one of the more interesting. It’s the only zoo on a college campus in the country!

Because this is a teaching zoo, you won’t see lions, gorillas, rhinos, or other big animals. The facility is restricted to animals approved for teaching purposes. Luckily, this still means a diverse collection of exotic and beautiful animals to visit.

In fact, Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is home to more than 200 different animals from over 75 different species, including mammals, amphibians, birds, reptiles, and even invertebrates. Visitors can expect to see ocelots, lemurs, armadillos, parrots, eagles, alligators, and tortoises, among others. The zoo is home to many rare and endangered animals.

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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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Don’t Miss Carson Springs’ Wild Adventure Open House!

September 7, 2018 by Corey A Edwards

Carson Springs Wild Adventure Open House 2018If you’re a fan of big cats and wildlife conservation, you won’t want to miss the Carson Springs Wild Adventure Open House on September 29th, 2018.

Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation in Gainesville, Florida, currently houses over 70 animals, including 28 rare and endangered species. But make no mistake: Carson Springs is not a zoo but an exotic animal refuge.

Carson Springs was founded in 2003 with a mission to house and rehabilitate abandoned and abused exotic and native animals. What makes their efforts stand out is how their facility goes well beyond the minimum standards set by the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

You won’t see listless creatures in drab concrete spaces at Carson Springs. Here, all the enclosures are spacious and natural looking with grass, trees, bushes – and a daily cleaning. The animals also receive individual diets specially tailored to their needs. The facility’s efforts have paid off with bright-eyed, active, animals that seem considerably happier than most.

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