The action never stops!
The Ocala Star Banner has done it again! Another great article! (Click image to read article on Ocala.com) Rescued tigers await new habitat Fewer spring break helpers delayed construction this year By Susan Smiley-Height OCALA NATIONAL FOREST — Shikira Quamina’s brow glistens with a sheen of light perspiration as she holds a panel of six-gauge[…]
The article is called “On the Wild Side” and can be read online or in their April issue at Ocala area businesses. The article focuses on three animal facilities in Marion County – read all the way to the end to see what she says about Forest Animal Rescue. Thank you JoAnn Guidry for writing such[…]
If you would like to join us for an exclusive tour of the sanctuary, the opportunity only presents itself twice a month. Tour dates are scheduled for March and April and we are accepting reservations. For more information on our tours and to reserve your seat, please visit us at https://forestanimalrescue.org/meet-the-animals/visiting-the-sanctuary/
Everyone should be snuggling today – Cody and Oatmeal are setting a great example. Happy Valentine’s Day from everyone at Forest Animal Rescue. Remember not to eat the roses today.
Bunco Charity Event When: February 17, 2017 6:30pm – ? $20 Donation Benefits: Forest Animal Rescue, Interfaith Emergency Services and Humane Society of Marion County Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets will be on sale for lovely baskets, split the pot, a lotto board and booze buckets. Great, highly energetic music will be provided by[…]
Instead of hibernating in Colorado, they are playing in their pool! Since their arrival at Forest Animal Rescue just before Christmas, Cody and Oatmeal have been playing nonstop. They are incredibly happy with their new home in sunny Florida…and they haven’t even experienced the best part yet! They are loving their pool, climbing platform and[…]
The new tigers and bears have settled in beautifully – as we complete the construction of their acreage homes, we need to keep them occupied… Will you help us to buy toys for them? Juanita already showed us how much she enjoys the ball we gave her, but it has seen better days and she[…]
All of the humans (and animals) at Forest Animal Rescue wish you the best as we welcome 2017! Oatmeal thought it would be a good idea to blow a horn and make some noise! She wants to remind everyone that you still have until midnight to receive a tax deduction for any gifts made to[…]
Meet the animals
The reasons we all work so hard
Tigers 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