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McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary

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12943 61st St N, West Palm Beach, FL 33412-2017
+1 561-790-2116
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Best tour ever!

Kara was our tour guide. We found her to be very knowledgeable about the animals and enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jeanne M
Amazing place!

Great tour Kara was very knowledgeable and answered everyone's questions. Enjoyed the interaction... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! : Eight lush acres of endangered wildlife surrounded by a botanical garden situated in the palmetto and pine forest of West Palm Beach! Over 200 animals from White Tigers to African Lions, Black Leopards, Ligers, Lynx and Amur Leopards seen from just four feet away you can't get any closer than this by law! Hands on experiences with parrots, kinkajous, alligators, snakes, and well who knows what else. You will have to come by and experience it for your self! We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit wildlife rescue facility that take in injured native wildlife, orphaned babies, and unwanted exotic pets! Your experience here goes hand in hand with helping us with the tremendous expense in this cause.Price is $35.00 Dollars for adults and $25.00 Dollars for children.
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12943 61st St N, West Palm Beach, FL 33412-2017
+1 561-790-2116
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Kara was our tour guide. We found her to be very knowledgeable about the animals and enjoyed the stories about how they arrived there. The entire place was very clean & well maintained. The animals especially appeared very happy & well cared for. You can...More

Thank Jeanne M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great tour Kara was very knowledgeable and answered everyone's questions. Enjoyed the interaction with the wildlife and hearing how each animal came into the shelter and what is necessary to sustain them. Kara shared her own experiences with a lot of the animals and it...More

Thank Joli_10
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was totally shocked by the number of animals living on this property. There were so many big cats (a liger, lions, tigers, black leopards, snow leopard, etc) and they were very content. No one made a noise. We were within a few feet and...More

Thank Marcy F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the sanctuary. Tori was our guide and she not only had extensive knowledge of the animals, their natural habitat, and their individual histories, but she obviously loves her job and her passion for these exotic animals...More

Thank willy107
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love big cats like I do, this is the place for you! Nowhere else can you get this up close and personal with them. This place is definitely not a zoo. They do a great job of explaining the purpose and mission of...More

Thank Joan D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the best experiences my family and I have had in Florida. Wonderful and knowledgeable guide Cara and all the animals were beautiful. The place is spotless and I highly recommend to everyone

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful wildlife sanctuary full of contented and well cared for animals. Kara was a superb guide very knowledgeable and has a real bond with the animals. You get really close to the big cats and get to hold a snake, a tarantula and an African...More

Thank Scousecat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide was Kara, and she had such an amazing rapport with the animals, it melted my heart. The tour is great, and we got to hold and interact with several of the animals. Watching Kara play with the big cats (through the fence,...More

Thank lknarr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to the McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary exceeded our expectations. The grounds were immaculate and our guide, Kara, was so knowledgeable about each animal. She told us the history of each animal, why they were there and their unique personality and features. There was NO...More

Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just hosted a client event at McCarthy’s, and everyone had a great time! Our clients really enjoyed it, as did all of our staff. Tori, our tour guide, was amazing! She was super fun, informative and helpful. You could tell that she (and the...More

Thank lauraI1147GJ
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Karen B
20 October 2017|
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Response from Aiko O | Reviewed this property |
That depends. Lots of the rain we have in South FL are scattered showers that comes and goes. You may get less than an inch of rain that day, and then the weather clears up. If you don't mind getting wet and bringing an... More
Daniel P
2 April 2017|
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Response from Donna Z | Reviewed this property |
They are not open to the public. It is by appointment only for the tours which are from 11am-1pm and last about 2 hours.
27 March 2017|
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Response from Gary S | Reviewed this property |
Their requirement is that kids are at least 5 years old