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Everglades Outpost

A wildlife rescue, and an up-close 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 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.

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 turtle at the Everglades Outpost - Animal Curator Quinton Glenn releases a turtle that was rescued and brought to the Everglades Outpost into a pond.
  2. Releasing a possum at the Everglades Outpost - Quinton Glenn, animal curator at the Everglades Outpost, releases a possum and explains why possums are good to have around.
  3. Student volunteering at the Everglades Outpost (video) - Eleven students from Central Michigan University volunteered at the Everglades Outpost for a week in December 2017. Some of the work is not for the squeamish... (Thank you so much for your work and volunteering 🙂
  4. Rounding up Alligators at the Everglades Outpost - Every once in a while, we have the opportunity of moving some of our alligators to another facility with more space. But first we have to get a hold of them... (video)
  5. Releasing a Hawk at the Everglades Outpost - Watch this video of a hawk being released at the Everglades Outpost after being rehabilitated.

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Our animals need your love,

says Barbara.