The action never stops!
Tiger Enrichment Part of providing high quality care to the animals we rescue involves offering them interesting things to do with their time. See what happens when we give Tony & Roy a HUGE box to play with… Please follow and like us:https://forestanimalrescue.org/tony-roy-vs-big-box/
Lisa Stoner is interviewed on WOCA “The Source” 96.3FM – 1370AM Ocala, FL Learn more about what you can do to get involved with the sanctuary and how to help with the upcoming rescue of two tigers and two bears! Please follow and like us:https://forestanimalrescue.org/radio-interview-in-ocala-learn-more-about-the-sanctuary/
Multiple Accredited Sanctuaries Collaborate to Rescue 110 Big Cats and Bears in Colorado Forest Animal Rescue (FAR) is an accredited wild animal sanctuary. Founded in 1998, FAR has a strong history of rescuing wild animals from inappropriate captive situations and educating others about the plight these animals face in captivity. Their mission of providing lifetime[…]
Fortunately, we are not closer to the Florida coast. We had substantial rain, wind and some tornadoes in the area, but all of the animals (and humans) are safe. The animal habitats are unharmed, but with 80 acres of wooded land, we have lots of trees down and damaged and have some equipment that didn’t[…]
I always pride myself at remaining professional and non-emotional, but sometimes it feels like an impossible feat. It has taken me over a week to gather myself enough to sit and write this….we have lost Damien the black leopard. After losing our old domestic cat friend, Kovu, a few days earlier, it was that much[…]
To all of our friends and loyal volunteers, It is with deepest sorrow, we said goodbye to Kovu today. He had been on a prescription diet for many years to prevent recurrence of Kidney stones that he suffered from many years ago. Until a few days ago, he remained in great health for a cat his age[…]
This photo is just before the storm hit our area last night. There was a lot of wind and rain, but fortunately we had minimal damage. A large tree limb was blocking the driveway this morning but all of the animals and people are safe and sound. There are a few more bands of thunderstorms[…]
Have you wondered how we are fortunate enough to have them all stay so healthy? The most important component is their nutritious diet and proper preventative care. See what we do to create this nutritious, delicious daily diet that meets their individual needs: Please follow and like us:https://forestanimalrescue.org/have-you-seen-how-we-feed-our-primates/
Meet the animals
The reasons we all work so hard
Tigers, Leopard and African servalsClick here for details
Spider monkeys, Capuchins and LemursClick here for details
American Black BearsClick here for details
Wolf & Wolf HybridClick here for details
Bats, Skunk, Equines, Domestic cats, TortoisesClick here for details
Wild Black Bear Cubs for Rehabilitation and ReleaseClick here for details
Where do the animals come from?
and what do we do with them?
Since 1998, Forest Animal Rescue (formerly known as Peace River Refuge & Ranch) has provided rescued wild animals with the space and peace that they need to heal and thrive. They are given the best in veterinary care, a healthy diet and playmates of their own kind as appropriate. Animals rescued from captive situations regain confidence as their bodies gain strength, and they learn to appreciate the humans who have come to their aid. As a true sanctuary, the animals we rescue are never bred, sold or exploited in any way. They are not asked to do anything except be who they are and learn to thrive under the warmth and compassion of our caring staff.
Rescuing Captive Wildlife from Abuse or Negect
Our permanent residents have have been confiscated by authorities, used in research, abandoned to starve or have been attempted pets that failed because of their wild nature
Rehabilitation and Release of Wild Black Bears
Orphaned or injured wild bear cubs are nurtured and rehabilitated with minimal human interaction so that they learn to thrive on their own and can be released back into the wild.
We are not open to the public as an attraction or zoo; the only visitors allowed are through guided tours, offered only twice monthly. We have strong volunteer and internship programs to educate others on the issues facing wild animals in captivity and the plight of their wild counterparts
Would you like to help the animals?
we love our interns and volunteers!
Part Time Local Volunteers
Do you live close enough to volunteer a day at a time? The animals need you!
Learn about our internship program and download an application
Full Time Residential Volunteers
Full time volunteers stay in our lodging and work alongside our interns every day
Alternative Break Groups
We host ASB groups throughout the year, contact us to learn more