Lynn Wittmeier, Co-Founder of the Wildlife Refuge with John Deer, a White-Tailed Deer at Lions, Tigers & Bears Inc., Arcadia, Fla., April 14, 2019
Lynn Wittmeier, Co- Founder of the Wildlife Refuge with John Deer is a resident visitors can interact with. The white-tailed deer is about 13 years old and came from a Florida boys’ camp where about 150 people a day petted him. In addition to his fondness of cozying up to visitors and licking them, what makes him unique are his short, velvet antlers. Apparently, he was neutered in his velvet and will remain that way.
Lions, Tigers & Bears Inc., Arcadia, Fla., April 14, 2019.
Lions, Tigers & Bears is home to about 150 exotic and native wildlife and each has their own story. First and foremost, this is not a zoo. It is a non-profit, 40-acre wildlife refuge co-founded by Lynn Wittmeier and her husband in 1998.