Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, Gainesville

4.8
#3 of 8 in Wildlife in Gainesville
Founded by Christine and Barry Janks who donate their time and land to the animals. There are no paid administration employees. 100% of all donations goes directly to animal care, food and housing.

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contact@cswildlife.org
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  • I came with a group of seniors from the JCA for a tour of the property. Our guide was the animal conservationist. We were treated to an array of stories about the animals: how they arrived at the sanc...  more »
  • Four of us visited Carson Springs on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The animals were simply beautiful. Our guide for our two hour tour was Isaiah. With his knowledge he added to the tour and made it exempla...  more »
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  • Great place to check out for animal lovers. Very nice facility and experience. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Great thing they are doing for the animals! Definitely worth the drive! Don't take the review photos to heart(not all tours allow you to physically interact with animals)
  • Outstanding. Once in a lifetime experience. This is a total hidden gem - whatever your weekend plans are, cancel them right now and contact this organization about a tour. Tours consist of a guided stroll around the grounds, stopping at various habitats/enclosures for a wide variety of wildlife rescues or animals maintained for conservation-oriented breeding programs. Keepers who personally work with the animals give the tours, and can answer questions ranging from personal experiences with the animals to questions about current research into what is known about the biology and conservation status of each species. The keepers are knowledgeable, extremely friendly, and deeply dedicated to care of their animals and the mission of the foundation. The animals are clearly well cared for, and as tours are not conducted daily, they appear undisturbed by the presence of visitors. Thank you to Matt and Katie for an awesome tour, and to Barry and Christine for putting together such a great facility!!

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