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Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary And Rehabilitation Center

Address: 41660 Horseshoe Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33982
Phone Number: (239) 543-1130
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Punta Gorda
Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Minnesota
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I love the fact that there is a place that you can bring birds that were injured for whatever reason, and they give them a place to live or heal their injuries and send them back to the wild. We saw an amazing collection of birds...probably 10 owls, 2 bald eagles, wood peckers, blue jays, cranes, etc... Friendly people were... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went on a weed day for a self guided tour. An appointment is necessary. A guided tour is probably great, but we were able to talk to many of the volunteers and staff who were passionate about caring for these animals. They were happy to share info about the animals while they cleaned cages and fed their charges. Lions... More 

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Marcellus, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our family really enjoyed viewing the animals here. Make sure you stop and read the stories behind each rescue. Some of them are heart breaking but these stories truly make you appreciate the purpose of this place. There were a lot of animals. Many tigers, which was a treat to see them. All the animals look well taken care of... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Octagon is a place where animals have been taken when there is no where to house them because humans have either abused them , are not able to take care of them, or should of never had them in the first place. You need to read each story of the animals if you visit. If you are expecting this really... More 

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Auburndale, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My husband and I visited here yesterday. If it had not been for the many positive reviews by other trip adviser contributors, we might have missed it, as we've had experiences with small rescue places that were not well kept at all. We were very glad we gave it a chance. What impressed us most were that the animals had... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Great place to spend a few hours with the family. Some of the stories posted about where the animals came from are shocking. They have kids rates and senior rates so it is very affordable. Only open on the weekends.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We were very impressed with the Octagon Sanctuary and highly recommend a visit. The workers clearly care for the animals who are very well fed and fully vetted. The sancuary is spotless and the animals are happy. If you are in the area this is a must-see visit. Your family will love it.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nice place to visit. Plenty of animals to see up close. Not too close. Fairly small parking area. They had Lions, Tigers, couple different breeds of Bear, Panther, Black Leopard , Parrots, etc... The walkways are grass. There are picnic tables. They have a pond with native birds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

all kinds of exotic animals that have been rescued from poor conditions. Here they care for the animals for life in nice conditions as a charity mission. Really amazing. Tigers, Bears, Lions, Monkeys and much more!

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

These folks are making the lives of so many animals (and people) better every single day. I can't believe the work they do and how difficult it must be to make it happen without any real funding. I love seeing the animals and knowing that they are safe and loved and receiving amazing care after living some pretty horrible lives... More 

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