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Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary And Rehabilitation Center

#5 of 56 things to do in Punta Gorda Features Animals
41660 Horseshoe Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982-7767
+1 239-543-1130
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It is out of the way near Babcock ranch. The displaced animals are all in cages and it was both... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
john f
Punta Gorda, Florida
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This is a very low key "z00". Lots of tigers. Bears, birds and other assorted wildlife. Small and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lynda C
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41660 Horseshoe Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982-7767
+1 239-543-1130
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is out of the way near Babcock ranch. The displaced animals are all in cages and it was both wonderful and depressing to see these mistreated animals finally being cared for. Worth a visit if you're in the area

Thank john f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very low key "z00". Lots of tigers. Bears, birds and other assorted wildlife. Small and not so easy to get around but I think it was worth the trip.

1  Thank Lynda C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place that helps abused animals. Sad that a place like this is needed but people are stupid so it is. Give a donation to help them out.

1  Thank Boyd B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to see wild animals, huge wild animals. This for you! We lived our visit and highly recommend it!

1  Thank PatnCheryl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We redeemed a Groupon and took a drive to check this place out . We were very impressed with the facility & the informative notes posted about each of the animals . So many had been rescued from terrible conditions or circumstances . We felt...More

Thank FloridaVacation_Gal
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Love this place, place where actually they care about animals. Great job guys. Anybody who goes should leave some donation money

Thank Kelly L
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

A definite stop on the to do list when in the area. Call for hours of operation first. Volunteers care for all of the animals, most of which have been rescued. Small signs give a brief history of their tragic past. You can tell the...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Our snowbird relatives have been coming to Port Charlotte, FL for 14 yrs. but had never been to Octagon. My husband and I had been there a couple of years earlier when the grandkids came to visit. So last year the 4 of us adults...More

Thank eheart
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Found out about this place while browsing Groupon for stocking stuffers for my granddaughter this past Christmas. Finally got there today. So totally surprised to find such an amazing place less than 20 miles from home. This is not a zoo. It is indeed a...More

Thank Regina B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is an old time zoo where they protect abused wild animals. There are several tigers and bears from circuses. You can see them up close. It takes about an hour to see it all and the price is reasonable. I commend the owner and...More

Thank Theresa K
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We are traveling with two small dogs - would they be allowed in if zipped in a stroller ?
24 February 2017|
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Response from orlandogal22 | Reviewed this property |
The website - on the Home Page - has to the top right of the screen "No Pets Please." I'd imagine they would not allow them, even zippered in. Even though the sanctuary animals are in enclosures, you are close enough to... More
What are your hours on Saturday? Is there a few for children 2 and under? Thank you
18 January 2017|
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Response from SherryBarrett | Reviewed this property |
The Octogon asks for a donation. They have t shirts you may purchase. All monies go back to the sanctuary.
are the reservations on wednesdays only for large parties or can they be for just 3 to 4 people?
26 December 2016|
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Response from 1angierm | Reviewed this property |
During the week, reservations only. Can be any number of people. 9- noon only.