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Discover Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary

September 27, 2019 by Corey A Edwards

Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary in Gainesville FLCritter Creek Farm Sanctuary, in Gainesville, FL, is unlike any other animal preserve you may have ever seen. Instead of exotic animals like chimpanzees or pythons, they rescue and provide a forever home to cows, pigs, donkeys, and other domestic farm animals!

Lions, tigers, and bears may get all the press but they’re not the only animals that find themselves in need of rescue. Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary rescues the animals most of us take for granted, if we think of them at all: domestic farm animals.

Just like their more exciting cousins, domestic “work” and “production” animals like pigs and chickens can get injured or be abused and neglected. This is where Critter Creek’s 200-acre farm sanctuary and wildlife preserve, just north of Gainesville, comes in.

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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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