Endangered Animal Rescue Sanctuary (EARS) is a not-for-profit organization that exists specifically to provide permanent homes for unwanted and/or abused endangered animals. EARS exist to provide dignified living for endangered big cats, bears, monkeys, leopards and more!
One Day Membership Tour Information
Membership tours are offered every Wednesday and Saturday at 1:45 p.m. This is a slow-guided tour on 35 acres of land and some of the animals you will see are: tigers, lions, ligers, cougars, leopards, monkeys, bears and more! All animals are in locked enclosures and for safety reasons EARS does NOT allow touching of any exotic animals. EARS is not handicapped accessible, but we do have various benches to sit down during the tour. The tour will last about an hour and a half and during this time, pictures are allowed, but no videotaping of any kind is permitted.
Prices are $17 per person for ages 10 and above and $10 (2-9). There is no charge for children under the age of 2.
Club Membership Tours
Do you have a club or organization that would like a private group tour? Must be booked in advance and we require at least 10 or more people in your group.
Prices for the tour are $20 per person.
One Year Membership Private Tour
With a family membership, you can bring up to 10 people for up to a 3 hour private tour. The membership cost is $150 and your family is entitled to ONE private membership tour. If you have more than 10 people, then each additional person will pay $17. Private tours must be booked in advance.
For more information and booking membership tours, please contact:
Gail Bowen at 352-454-6454 or Stephanie Barnes – 407-563-5768
*** Please note EARS is not open to the public. Marion County requires all visitors to become members of EARS in order to visit the sanctuary.