THE ABUSE STOPS HERE!
Gabby, the wild bear cub that we have been rehabilitating for six months, has finally been released! We met the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and she was released in a wildlife management area wearing a GPS collar that is designed to fall off before she outgrows it. Be sure to watch all the[…]
Although there is no doubt that the intentions are good, many of the bunnies end up neglected when the kids lose interest after the initial excitement wears off. Please consider buying chocolate bunnies for your kids this year or, if you think your family can provide a good and stable home for a bunny, consider[…]
We are sad to announce that we lost our beloved tiger, Roy, Saturday night. Roy had a mass on his elbow that was nonsurgical. We lost his brother, Tony to the same issue a year ago. Apparently, these tumors were a combination of genetics and the fact that the tigers lived in a small space[…]
Just in time for a day off – you can take a minute and read the latest happenings at the sanctuary in our newsletter. Click below to read it in your browser or download it for later.
Please join us in welcoming our four newest residents – Two pairs of ring-tailed lemurs (with another female to arrive soon) – They will be in their quarantine habitat for a few weeks until we can neuter the males and then we will integrate them into our big lemur habitat with the others.
Now we need your help to name them!
Make a gift to help the animals and suggest a name at the same time! http://forestanimalrescue.org
We are thankful Because of you, we are able to continue to care for the rescued animals at the sanctuary.Because of you, we are still able to assist animals in need – regardless of the pandemic.At Forest Animal Rescue, we are blessed to have such a dedicated, extended ‘family’ At the request of wildlife officials,[…]
Have you dreamed of making history? Of course, we all have. And now we have a chance to be a part of Ocala/Marion’s day of giving – an opportunity to unite our community around causes in which we truly believe and help nonprofit organizations connect to the larger community. We need your help! Please join[…]
Meet the animals
We are their last hope- their last stop
Cougars (pumas)Click here for details
TigersClick here for details
American Black BearsClick here for details
LemursClick here for details
African servalsClick here for details
WolvesClick here for details
Capuchin MonkeysClick here for details
Spider MonkeysClick here for details
Wild Black Bear Cubs for Rehabilitation and ReleaseClick here for details
Sulcata TortoisesClick here for details
A Few Domestic AnimalsClick here for details
BatsClick here for details
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Wild Animal Sanctuary and Educational Facility
Where do the animals come from?
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 Wildlifeuse or Negect
Our permanent residents 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