How Marion has kept its COVID-19 numbers low

(Ocala Gazette www.ocalagazette.com) The number of new COVID-19 cases in Ocala/Marion County has jumped sharply in recent weeks.  Yet the community remains among Florida’s best at avoiding the ravages of coronavirus, according to state data. As of July 1, Marion County reported 727 total coronavirus cases, with 477 added just since June 1, state Health[…]

What about animals and COVID-19?

The CDC announced from recent studies on COVID-19 that a portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms or who are pre-symptomatic can transmit the virus to others. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms, according to the[…]

Yukon is getting tired of the road trip.

Poor Yukon has been traveling too long according to him…fortunately he is almost home! If you would like to donate to support the lifetime care of Yukon and his friends remember that donations up to $30,000 will be MATCHED until December 31 2019! Thank you for your support!

Help name the cougars from Argentina

After 15 years at a zoo in Argentina, these magnificent cats have never been given names. Now that they are at Forest Animal Rescue and will experience a true sanctuary for the rest of their lives, they need NAMES. Before September 30th, submit your favorite names, one for the female and one for the male.[…]

Price is right for new animal building

The Ocala StarBanner does it again! Another fantastic article by our local newspaper. They researched the entire article and even have a quote from Bob Barker himself! http://www.ocala.com/news/20170901/price-is-right-for-new-animal-building We are so excited to start construction – everything has been waiting on this permit – but we had ‘stalled’ in our fundraising due to the uncertain[…]

Help us buy TOYS!!

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[…]

2016 Christmas for the Animals

Once again, all of the animals at Forest Animal Rescue enjoyed Christmas as much as we did. The new tigers and bears behaved as if this is the first time they had seen enrichment like this- they were a real joy to watch. Since they never had access to live trees in Colorado, some of[…]

Decorated tree

Vote for our tree in the People’s Choice Awards

November 26 – December 3, 2016 4:00pm-8:00pm each evening at the Grand Oaks Visit event page for more details Vote for our tree (#20 in the People’s Choice Awards) to help the animals What’s on our Tree? $6,773 in value! It includes an african Safari for two and more! Zulu Nyala, South Africa $5,950 6[…]