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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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Great place to take the kids

We enjoy visiting the sanctuary every year. We started taking our children and over the years we now take our grandchildren.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Scott M
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy visiting the sanctuary every year. We started taking our children and over the years we now take our grandchildren.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place and great people. All these animals are rescued for one reason or another and brought here to recover and live out there lives. Few can ever be returned to the wild.

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not know what to expect? But the people that run this place love the animals and you can it by the condition of the animals. They look healthy nice fur and are in very clean cages. All the animals are rescues from Zoos and people that buy the animals and think they can just keep wild animals as... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful rescue that is definitely worth the visit. One can tell that this is a labor of love. The animals a well cared for and loved. Octagon is doing a GREAT job.

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Thank Peggy F
Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Dirt paths and minimal cages. But the five of us, ages 9 to 72 were all fascinated by the stories of the volunteers who care for these animals. The animals are fascinating, too; some are aggressive, some very passive, some friendly, some not, but you sure feel for our fellow travelers who have come from "broken homes," illegal possession, and... More 

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Williams, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Octagon is doing excellent work with rescued animals, and it's a rare opportunity to get close to tigers and lions and bear without having to go to a zoo. The place is run on a shoestring and looks it, but the proximity to wild animals and the knowledge that they have been saved makes this a heartwarming experience for all... More 

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Thank CaptBill105
Indiana, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary is a great way to spend an afternoon for those who love animals. I was blown away by how close you are to the animals. We went on a Saturday and the day was rather cool, so most of the animals were rather active and gave us a good "show". I would recommend wearing closed-toe shoes... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is where you get to see big cats up close. Just an amazing selection of big cats and wildlife on display at Octagon. It's not a zoo and is well worth the money. Not a fancy place because it's maintained by dedicated volunteers but well worth the trip. Admission is $10 and the money is used to buy food... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Well worth the trip, which is a bit off the beaten path, to view the variety of animals this sanctuary has saved from an unhappy fate. Many big cats, and other animals to see up close and personal.

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Thank Darfantin
Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This is a great place to go see or bring company. Through truly philanthropic work of the owner as well as the tons of volunteers the work being done to save these animals lives is truly inspiring. This is very well laid out facility that showcases animals that have been saved from horrible situations and given a safe healthy environment... More 

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