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Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary And Rehabilitation Center

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Address: 41660 Horseshoe Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982-7767
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+1 239-543-1130

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Amazing Attraction

This is an incredible facility staffed by all volunteers. All animals in the facility are rescued from many bad situations. It is incredible to see the bond the volunteers have... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is an incredible facility staffed by all volunteers. All animals in the facility are rescued from many bad situations. It is incredible to see the bond the volunteers have with the animals and how well they are cared for. The only bathrooms are porta-potties but the experience is worth the inconvenience.

Thank 701pamelalm
Pulaski, Virginia
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

I loved reading the stories of all the animals. I have been to big cat refuges before but never one with all kinds of animals like this one. We saw lions and tigers and bears!!! (not kidding) Only drawback for me was that I got bitten up by no-see-ems while in the shade.

Thank MBandJohn
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

This place is well worth a visit. The work they do is all on a voluntary basis and well worth the $10 admission. The animals are obviously well looked after and it's so heart warming to see people helping animals that have had a rough life. There were a lot more animals than I expected, the staff were really friendly... More 

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Clinton, Ohio
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The animals here all have such sad stories so be prepared. But they seem happy here and well-cared for. You will be surprisingly close to them. We saw a grizzly take a swim and then play with his toy. We saw a tiger playing on a pipe. There were only 2 other families visiting so it was peaceful.

Thank wwsiwyg
Punta Gorda, Florida
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

With the purest of hearts, the owner has chosen to house, feed and provide a "retirement home" for all of these beautiful animals. So many various stories of how they ended up here...go and enjoy and learn. Appreciate the stories of each and every one of these "retirees"...hopefully be inspired to contribute to the never-ending task of finding food and... More 

Thank Jo L
Port Dover
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary is the last stop for unwanted wild animals. You will see everything from white tigers, lions, bears, monkeys, a black panther, alligator, peacocks donkeys and much much more. All of the animals were 'pets' or work animals at one time and became too much for the handlers. Each animal has a name and story of why... More 

Thank Richardson66
Orlando, Florida
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215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

You must come and support this center! An absolutely wonderful place run by the most friendly people. You can truly see just how much they love these animals when you see how happy and content they are as they play or lazily lounge in their cozy "condos" (as I like to think of them as). We loved when one of... More 

Thank orlandogal22
Chicago, Illinois
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280 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

What a cool place to see lions, tigers, bears, monkeys!!! It's true they are very close to you! Small with lots of animals to view up close. Very impressive!!!

Thank likes2travel01955
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is not a zoo! This is a wildlife sanctuary. Cash or check only. This sanctuary is run by volunteers. All donations go to the care of the animals. See white tigers, bears, a black leopard, birds, orangutan, panther, fox, etc. These animals have been neglected, abandon or seized. They live out their lives in the sanctuary. The experience is... More 

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33 reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

A rustic wildlife sanctuary with a large collection of rescued animals; big cats, bears, birds, hyenas, monkeys, etc.

Thank Kevin G

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