Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, Gainesville

4.9
#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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  • We have a highly ranked zoo in our hometown, so I wasn't sure if this would be worth the drive and expense ($25/pp but $150/tour minimum). I'm so glad to say it absolutely was worth it! Our guide, Han...  more »
  • The foundation is less than 10 minutes from our home and we had never been here. We learned of a Veteran's Day event and made our reservations. The event was for Vets and their families. I will say th...  more »
  • Had a great time. Especially enjoyed the rhino. He is humongous. Lots of big cats and hyenas. We we're lucky enough to have the owners guide our tour. Learned alot and had fun doing so. More important...  more »
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  • My daughter and I absolutely love this place! We have done the group tours twice and the private tours twice and would recommend the private tour. It is definitely worth the money. Barry and Christine are amazing, along with everyone else there! The animals are amazing and you can tell how much they love their animals! They are well cared for! They have the oldest male Indian Rhino in the world, named Henry. He is just the sweetest! Him and Barry have a special bond! I could go on and on. Definitely recommend this place ❤️
  • Barry, Christina, and our guide Isiah were all wonderful. Every staff member we came in contact with was friendly, knowledgeable, and clearly cared deeply about the animals. We held a lemur, fed a rhino, and snuggled tiny pigs! Each animal's story was explained thoroughly, it added a great personal touch. Their enclosures were very well kept and spacious. Just an overall great place.
  • Great for middle school field trip! This is our third year going and the kids love it! They talk about it all the time.
  • Great rescue place for animals and wonderful guided tours. $25 donation strongly suggested and well worth it
  • Amazing selection of animals, and staff who care dearly for them. Highly recommend! Worth the trip.
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