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Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary And Rehabilitation Center

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Address: 41660 Horseshoe Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33982
Phone Number: (239) 543-1130
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These rescued animals are lovingly cared for. When I went there was no entrance fee. I liked the cleanliness and the staff was very informative. It is only open weekends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Des Moines, Iowa
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129 reviews 129 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Little known sanctuary for abused or neglected wild animals...big cats, birds, etc. that people should never attempt to raise or train. Very clean. Kind, dedicated folks care for the animals and their environs. Not fancy. Nice history with each animal.

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Bellefontaine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

These rescued animals are lovingly cared for. When I went there was no entrance fee. I liked the cleanliness and the staff was very informative. It is only open weekends.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Hard to find but wow - what an amazing place. Tigers, lions, bears and more. Animals rescued from bad situations.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It was nice to see all the animals. They have added some new ones since we were there last and it is much cleaner. There were 2 sister bears playing with each other and enjoyed that.

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Lockport, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This was our second time visiting the Octagan. My boys (ages 9 and 12) remembered each animals name and story from the year prior. Staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Animals are very well maintained and have been saved from tragic situations. Each animal has a plaque with their name, a little bit about their native environment, and how they... More 

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long island, ny
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

just love this place, was concerned the first time I went here, didn't want to see sad animals in cages, boy was I wrong. The animals all looked well cared for and happy. Each animal has a plaque explaining their story. Their life is so much better at the sanctuary. We ended up donating to have two plaques made for... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My wife and I took our daughter and her family to the wildlife sanctuary for a visit without having been there before. While it was very rustic, it was also very interesting to see the exotic animals and learn their histories. There were lions, tigers, bears and an assortment of other smaller animals. The signs on the enclosures told the... More 

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Wimauma, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

First time I ever went to a wildlife sanctuary. It is so wonderful that these animals that were abused or just discarded for whatever cruel reason, have a sanctuary where they are cared for and loved! Octagon has big cats, bears, peacocks, panthers, etc. Worth paying them a visit and supporting them with a donation.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is an impressive place run by volunteers. All the animals have been rescued from abuse they received from cruel and/or unthinking owners. The people who run Octagon run it for the good of the animals and, rightly, their priority is the animals' welfare. The result is rather special. Notices on the enclosures describe each animal's history and it is... More 

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Punta Gorda
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place is wonderful. The work they are doing to help these animals is amazing. Our own vet, Dr. Winter, volunteers here as do all of the staff. The place is clean and open and the animals have very large enclosements. Very nice place to go for the afternoon.

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