Everglades Outpost

A wildlife rescue, and an up-close way
to learn about the Everglades.

 

Rounding up alligators at the Everglades Outpost

 

Releasing a Hawk at the Everglades Outpost

 

Meet Bob Freer

The Wildlife Rescue is Bob’s home.
He and his wife Barbara live
with their rescued animals.

 

Each animal has
a rescue story!

Each story offers a different
view into the Everglades.

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Our mission

We take in injured animals, rehabilitate them, and release them back into the wild. We educate the public about the Everglades.

Why it matters

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.

Your experience

See educational wildlife shows. Meet the animals. Experience the Everglades up close and personal.

Hear from Bob:

Check out our Groupon deal | Support the Outpost through Amazon. ++ Special offers: Experience a 3-day / 2-night stay at our newly renovated home on the property. This will include a 4 hour gator handling lesson, a 2 hour snake handling lesson, a swamp buggy tour , a private tour of the facility. ($2,200.00 for up to two people) ++ Spend one day with an exotic animal handler. Be a part of the Everglades Outpost team. Learn what it is like to work with the our animals. ($150.00 per person). ++ Interested? Please contact us.

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At the Outpost, each of us
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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Latest news
  1. Releasing a Possum - Watch as we release a pregnant possum back into nature.
  2. Remembering Rocky, the Tiger - We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved tiger, Rocky.
  3. Releasing a snake at the Everglades Outpost - Everglades Outpost Manager Martha Frassica-Rivera releases a rat snake back into the wild. Rat snakes are good for the environment since they keep rats and mice in check.
  4. Searching for Max - UPDATE: MAX WAS FOUND AND IS REUNITED WITH MARTHA AND HER FAMILY. A BIG THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND CONCERN. ++++++ Our dog Max has been stolen from our home in Florida City. Please learn more.
  5. Releasing a turtle at the Everglades Outpost - Animal Curator Quinton Glenn releases a turtle that was rescued and brought to the Everglades Outpost into a pond.

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Our animals need your love,

says Barbara.