Amazing Animals Inc. was established in 2009 as a federally licensed 501(c)3, to help raise funds to offset the cost of the many reptiles the founder was saving. They wanted to share knowledge and passion for the animals that they loved and cared for. They started out with about 30 reptiles in their central Florida home. For 5 years, they were educating throughout the community in schools, nursing homes, daycares, and at birthday parties spreading conservation messages and raising money to care for the reptiles. One day, they received a call to take 5 birds. That day, they became a bird and reptile rescue.
In 2014, they outgrew their little home in a neighborhood and moved to a 2.5 acre facility in St. Cloud, Florida. They wanted to take on the growing need for a sanctuary with exotic mammal experience and space. There they started to build bigger exhibits for bigger animals. Mammals started coming in and they were ready to give them a home. They started taking in foxes, monkeys, kinkajous, bobcats, and many more. Today they are home to over 100 exotic rescued animals and they have welcomed over 100,000 visitors annually at the sanctuary and within the community.