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Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation

Wildlife Sanctuary in Gainesville, FL

Wildlife Sanctuary in Gainesville, FL



Walking tours are usually every Saturday at 10 a.m.



There are many special events that are available to participate in throughout the year.

We are also available for corporate events, picnics and large groups.



We are a 501(c) 3 Not for Profit Organization in the State of Florida.

All donations are tax deductible.

The Experience

Every visitor gets information about the 25 different species living here and meets the individual animals and learns their special stories. Every tour stresses important facts about conservation and preservation and the balance of nature.

We serve as a continuing education facility for student volunteers of all ages.

Special tours available for all school, camp and church children’s groups.

Donations enable these children to visit us.

100% of all donations go towards animal care.

The Animals

Have a Wonderful Day at Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation

Amazing experience

This place is amazing. I loved seeing the exotic animals and it was apparent that they loved their trainer and had a bond. The tour guide was very informative and ensured the whole group was engaged. The ride on's were fun as well and when the rain started they had enough umbrellas for all. I would absolutely go back again and recommend to others that like animals.

– K Ejike | Tripadvisor
Wonderful Experience

We attended a guided tour with Katie at Carson Springs and it was very enjoyable! The animals all seemed very happy, healthy, and well cared for. They had lots of enrichment items and their yards had beautiful landscaping and shrubbery. The staff was welcoming, knowledgeable, and very engaging with the guests. It is very clear that these animals are loved and cared for by dedicated and passionate people.

– Bridget E. | Tripadvisor
Awesome experience for the whole family!

This was a great experience for the whole family! You get to be so close to the animals and the tour guide fed some of them, which was fun to see. The owner was walking around getting the animals to come to the fence so we could get a great view. The kids loved feeding Henry the rhino! Well worth the money for the 2 hour tour and experience you get, plus it’s obviously for a great cause!

– Stefanie M. | Tripadvisor

We all should thank people like this guys to help the planet. Barry and Isaiah were incredible host. They rescue wild animals and take care of them in the best envirolment as possible. A non-profit organization focused in save species. We had the 25$ tour which was enough to see how passionted those guys are. Thanks a lot for share this place with us. Brazil loves u!

– André A. | Tripadvisor

Volunteer With Us

We rely on volunteers and interns to help. Please email if interested.