Construction is underway!

Our Bob Barker Animal Care Building is finally going up!   The painful waiting game is finally over. After a tedious process of designing the building, followed by 8 1/2 months struggling through red tape to obtain the Marion County building permit, we are finally allowed to build! We brought in fill, cleared trees, built[…]

Happy Valentine’s Day from Cody and Oatmeal

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.

Cody and Oatmeal are really enjoying Florida!

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[…]

Meet our latest rehabilitation bear…

We named her Faye, and she is a lucky bear! Luckily, this little bear won’t be in captivity long. She was captured in a backyard by FWC, near too many humans…in a place that was not the best for bears. She came to us for evaluation and will be ready to go soon! She is[…]

Help us name one of our new arrivals!

The makers of the monster-building card game “Bears vs. Babies” is donating $10,000 and holding a contest to name one of the bears we are rescuing from Colorado! Please join us in backing their project – Starting today, backers of the game can leave name suggestions in the main comment section of their Kickstarter Page. Tomorrow, we’ll[…]

Radio interview in Ocala – learn more about the sanctuary

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!

The final volunteer group this spring – University of Delaware!

One of the largest bear habitats in the country is almost finished! Last but certainly not least! The University of Delaware Alternative Break group consisted of 40 students who worked extremely hard. They tried to complete the bear habitat and came very close…but we ran out of time. The completion of the project is finally within our[…]

4-acre bear habitat is well underway!

Last weekend we regained momentum to complete our acreage black bear habitat. On Saturday we had a wonderful group of 25 hard-working volunteers from Westbrook Services. This is the same group that has helped us with electrical, water lines and so many other areas, their skill set is astounding! They brought tools, heavy equipment (even[…]