Volunteers needed for the new tiger habitat

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[…]

Ocala Style Magazine has a great article about FAR in their April edition

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[…]

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[…]

Alternative Spring Break Students Strike Again!

University of Central Florida, Ohio State University and University of Kentucky students have been working hard to help the animals The hard-working Alternative Break students take a pledge to perform community service instead of joining their partying classmates during spring break. They are a remarkable group of volunteers and have always accomplished amazing things for[…]

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[…]

Ohio State University and University of Kentucky students rock!

To simultaneous Alternative Spring Break groups joined in the massive construction project – the 4-acre bear habitat. They are all such impressive people, giving of themselves to help the animals and working so hard in the heat to help us complete this massive project. Thank you guys for making such amazing progress for the bears![…]

Illinois State University volunteers are hard workers!

Alternative Break Students from Illinois State University are helping the animals for the second time   42 students arrived on Monday to spend 4 days of hard work during their spring break. They are working on the construction of our 4-acre bear habitat and making great progress! This same group was here last year and constructed[…]

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[…]