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Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary And Rehabilitation Center

41660 Horseshoe Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33982
(239) 543-1130
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Punta Gorda
Type: Educational Sites
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Wheaton, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My son and I visited Octagon this June and spend over an hour marveling at the amazing animals. We loved watching the tigers, bears, hyenas, and exotic birds (and more!) in their safe, comfortable habitats away from whatever horrors they were subjected to in previous days. Advice to all who visit - do wear insect repellent to avoid itchy bites... More

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House Springs, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The wonderful intentions of the man who developed this sanctuary is upheld to this day by those who now volunteer their time to assure these wild animals, there by either confiscation from unworthy caretakers, or given up freely by those no longer able to properly care for them. It is an up close look at exotic wildlife, like lions, tigers,... More

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Orlando, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This place is definitely not a zoo so don’t expect pristine pathways or fancy gift shops. It is a rescue facility that lovingly and humanely cares for mistreated or abandoned wildlife. It is sad that some people’s misguided ideas of what constitutes an acceptable family pet, or other owners abandoning them (some are previous circus animals) have led to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I would highly suggest every one to visit this sanctuary to support and learn about wild animals. Well kept and very peaceful environment. Thanks to all of those who work very hard every day to take care of these animals.

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Dallas, TX
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62 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

this place is for a great cause to take care of larger game animals that people thought they'd be able to keep as pets and it didn't turn out too well for the animals. The have a lot of animals here that need their help and you can really get up close to see the magnificence and power of these... More

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Ambergris Caye, Belize
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

If you love animals and love to be up closer and personal even better, then Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary is the place to go. The tigers and bears LOVE their pools, especially in the summer. There are new residents coming in all of the time. If you've never seen a Hyena up close, come and visit with Jake. She is a... More

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Blue Earth, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Visited with teenagers, staff volunteers were just terrific! It was very clean and good to know these animals are safe now

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is such an amazing animal rescue sanctuary. It is obvious how much love is put into it by it's owner, all of the volunteers and donators. Great job to all and thank you for loving and caring for some of our earth's most wonderful animals!! It is not too big and doesn't take much time to see so bring... More

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Umatilla, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We had a great time here with our 3 teenage boys. Each animal has a story printed and most of them would not be alive if it weren't for this sanctuary. I can't think of a better place to support!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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37 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This WILL be the closest you'll ever get to a tiger...roughly 5 feet!! The sanctuary houses abused animals and is only open on weekends! Kind of in the middle of nowhere.

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