Foundation animals are totally dependant on donations. There is no State or Federal funding.
100% of donations go directly to animal care such as food and vet.
We are a 501(c) 3 Not for Profit Organization in the State of Florida.
All donations are tax deductible.
Born in 2012 at an animal ark in Kansas and came to us at 12 weeks old. She is the world’s rarest cat, the northern most sub species of leopard. There are only about 50 in the wild and less than a total of 200 in the world.
We are waiting to find the most unrelated male to try and breed her and help save her species from imminent extinction.
Currently working on permits to import a male from Russia
Scarlett was born here in 2014. She was being attacked by her little mate so we took over and hand raised her. She is one of the special ones. Knows commands that Christine gives her and has a wonderful sweet disposition around her close people family, the people she knew growing up and who raised her.
Wild animals form very close bonds with their care givers but are much more wary around strangers and can get aggressive and defensive in a split second.
You are visiting their homes and they cannot run away so they defend their territory when unsure or frightened.
She was bottle fed for 5 months which is normal for hyena babies. There are many cute videos of her on our Facebook page.
She loves neck and chest scratches.
Originally from New Zealand, pronounced “koo-nee koo-nee,” and translated to “fat and round,” these pigs are very similar to pet pot-bellied pigs.
Thor and Daisy are some very special pigs! They are actually a rare breed from New Zealand that had only 50 individuals left until a breeding program was started to save them. They are extremely docile and sweet, and they love munching on all the grass they can get their hooves on!
Geoffroy’s cat is named after the 19th century French zoologist Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772–1844).
A young / baby of a Geoffroy is called a ‘kitten’. The females are called ‘queen’ and males ‘tom ‘. A Geoffroy group is called a ‘clowder, clutter, pounce, kindle (young), embarrassment (young),’.
Prancer and Jassman are proud parents to numerous litters despite the fact that they are extremely aggressive. Two of their sons, Benji and Robbie, live here at Carson Springs right by the Gift Shop!
They have an incredible sense of hearing — their large ears can hear beetle larvae hatching from dung balls. To escape from predators, they rely on their incredible agility and speed. They have an impeccable ability to dodge predators and they are able to reverse directions at a flat run without ever losing speed.
Bandit is the son of Batman and Robin, and Nala’s parents were imported from Tanzania. We are hoping they will give us some more babies in the future so we can make sure this species doesn’t become endangered.
They were born in 2013. They are a breeding pair and we hope to have them nest.
They have one of the largest ranges being found throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Russia. Though they are endangered in many parts of their range.
Their diet is typically small mammals but will eat most anything including birds and reptiles.
They came to us from different facilities who thought they had a male and female but turned out to have two of the same sex.
Winnie and Wilbur have a were born in 2014 (though they are unrelated).
They have a unique habit of grazing on their knees.
They are very fast when they need to be, up to 30+ miles per hour.
they are sensitive to heat and cold having no fur and very little body fat. For this reason they have a heated house here in the winter and shade and mud holes in the summer.
They usually have babies every spring. Winnie is very protective of her piglets.
They love to do their race and get treats at the end.