South Florida's most
up-close and personal way
to learn about the Everglades.
Each animal has
a rescue story!
Each story offers a different
view into the Everglades.
Meet Bob Freer
The Wildlife Rescue is Bob’s home.
He and his wife Barbara live
with their rescued animals.
Our animals need your love,
We take in injured animals, rehabilitate them, and release them back into the wild. We educate the public about the Everglades.
We believe in the dignity of every animal. Every animal deserves our love and respect. Every injured animal should have a place to get well.
See educational wildlife shows. Take an airboat ride. Meet the animals. Experience the Everglades up close and personal.
has a rescue story:
Sabal is a Florida Panther who was born into captivity. She had a brother, and they were both very sick when they were born. The brother died and the owner gave Sabal to the Outpost. Watch the video.
Kenya is a lemur. His former owner had all his teeth pulled so he couldn't bite. So Kenya began to need a special diet, which became too much work for the owner who decided to give Kenya away... Watch the video.
Despite its name, Gator is actually a pelican. He was rescued in the Everglades National Park, where he showed no fear at all of people. One of his wings was broken... Watch the video.
Zulu is a zebra who was originally acquired for a kids camp. Management didn't know that zebras are basically wild horses and not quite suitable for kids... Watch the video.
Godzilla is an alligator who was brought to the Outpost as a hatchling in 1988 by Florida Fish and Game officers. He has a prickly temperament... Watch the video.
Chewy is a camel originally from a farm in Central Florida where he got beat up by other male camels to a point that the owner did not want to deal with it anymore... Watch the video.
- The Everglades Outpost from above - Check out this great 1-minute video with aerial impressions of the Everglades Outpost, courtesy of Outpost friend Heiko Kiera (Wildlife Footage, Ojatro.com): Read more.
- American Crocodile eats Go-Pro Camera at Outpost - Several media outlets, including the New York Daily News , report on what happened when Outpost volunteer Chris Madden was trying out his new Go-Pro camera on one of the Outpost's American Crocodiles. Read more.
- Meet Christopher Madden, Everglades Outpost volunteer - Watch this short video of Everglades Outpost volunteer Christopher Madden to learn more about the Outpost, and what's so special about volunteering for this educational nonprofit organization. Read more.
- Swim with alligators at the Everglades Outpost - Consider an alternative to swimming with the dolphins: Swim with the alligators! At the Everglades Outpost you can actually do it. Read more.
- Experience the Everglades at night - Everglades Outpost founder Bob Freer offers private night-time airboat tours for small groups. We will take you to special locations in the Everglades that were used for television shoots and tell you what happened behind the scenes. Read more.
35601 SW 192 Ave
Homestead, FL 33034
Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat & Sun, 10 AM- 6 PM Wed & Thu by appointment only.
One-day membership: $12 (adults), $8 (children), 5 and under free.
Groups of more than 15 receive a free guided tour and wildlife show. Call ahead for appointment.
Family membership ($100): includes a one-time complimentary meet-and-greet tour, unlimited entrance to the park valid for a year (from date of purchase) for 2 adults and up to 4 children/grandchildren. Visitors who purchase the family membership have the option of purchasing up to 4 guest passes for an additional amount of $12.00 per guest pass.
Shows: Venomous Snakes, Alligator Feeding, Swimming with Alligators (call about show times)
Download an informational one-pager about the Outpost.