Our volunteers at the Ranch do a variety of projects – including upkeep of enclosures, yard work and landscaping, cleaning and preparation of residents’ food items, guiding tours, and much, much more. We also have our Thrift Store that needs volunteers…a perfect opportunity for the person who needs to be inside from the Florida heat, or just loves to help out with retail! Thrift Store volunteers help with selling items, cleaning, and organizing the store.
You may use any time between the tour and the beginning of our night feeding to grab a snack at our concession stand, take a break in our entrance area, or watch our animals at your own leisure. At 7:30 PM we will begin feeding at the back of the property and work our way to the front. You will get to see us feed all the bigger animals. The foxes, coatimundis, and bobcat are not part of the public feeding; because of their nature, they are fed earlier in the day.
Curt, our founder and Executive Director, will lead the 7:30 PM night feeding. While feeding our residents, Curt will interact with some of them as well as educate the crowd on our various species. The night feeding often gets loud with our residents roaring – lions can be heard up to five miles away!
Since our cats are mostly nocturnal and are used to being fed at night, they will be quite awake. You will find them watching our visitors, swimming in their pools, and playing with each other.
The foxes and coatimundis are omnivores. They eat mostly raw meat but are also given eggs and some fruits and berries.
We are wheelchair-accessible: our paths are packed dirt, but are fairly easy to navigate with a wheelchair. There is a small patch of dirt before reaching the animals that is softer and you may need a push through.
We also offer golf cart tours. Ask our cashier about a golf cart when you check in and they will make sure a driver/tour guide is ready for you with the golf cart.
Wheelchair Accessible – our paths are packed dirt, but are fairly easy to navigate with a wheelchair. There is a small patch of dirt before reaching the animals that is softer and you may need a push through.
Golf cart tour – ask our cashier about a golf cart when you check in and they will make sure a driver/tour guide is ready for you with the golf cart.