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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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Animals that are not wanted...

I took my 8 year old granddaughter. They had about 3 bears that had no luster on their coats...sad. Maybe 4 tigers that looked pretty healthy. Three old lions that had good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I took my 8 year old granddaughter. They had about 3 bears that had no luster on their coats...sad. Maybe 4 tigers that looked pretty healthy. Three old lions that had good roars. The place is hard to find...use a GPS and when you pass it, turn around. Some people 'acquire' exotic animals and then find they are 'problems' and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Way out east in Punta Gorda there is a rescue that gives abused/abandoned animals a second chance to live out their remaining time in peace. While the place is rustic the animals are well cared for and a visit and a donation would be supportive of them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is not a major tourist attraction. It is a labor of love. These are all rescued animals being taken care of by volunteers. Please vist and donate to the care of these animals you will be glad you did.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Nothing fancy, rather rustic, but such a warm environment (yes, it's in SW FL) - however, I'm referring to the friendly volunteers who are generous of their time and their persistence/patience in working with these animals to show them that humans can also have caring (not hurtful) hands! I don't understand how people can justify keeping/treating animals under the conditions... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Not large but they have accomplished much with what's available. We'll worth a visit. hours are limited so be sure to call ahead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Was surprised to see the different species of animals that are brought back to health and so well loved! was sad to see some that had been abused, but knowing that they are receiving the best care and are loved!!! A must see and donations are accepted gladly to continue their care and feeding. A large variety from bears to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

It was nice. The price was right. I was truly surprised by the amount of exotic animals that was there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Early morning best time to go and during winter months. Wonderful to see. The first time I seen a Florida panther.great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

If you find yourself in Punta Gorda or the Fort Myers area of Florida this is an excellent destination. The Octagon Wildlife sanctuary offers a wonderful opportunity to see a wide variety of animals. What sets this wildlife sanctuary apart are the moving and sometimes heart wrenching histories of the animals that have found a home there. The staff and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I was surprised by this hidden gem. I was expecting a place to see some beautiful animals. But what you get is more valuable especially for kids. This place takes in and cares for abused and neglected animals. There are knowledgeable volunteers to walk through and teach you.but you will learn plenty on your own each habitat has a brief... More 

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Address: 41660 Horseshoe Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33982
Phone Number: (239) 543-1130
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda

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