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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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"Pristine Wildlife "Assisted Living"

What a delightful surprise forty minutes from downtown Punta Gorda. The Octagon Sanctuary is home to neglected and abused exotic animals. Some have been beaten to perform in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

What a delightful surprise forty minutes from downtown Punta Gorda. The Octagon Sanctuary is home to neglected and abused exotic animals. Some have been beaten to perform in circuses, others obtained as "pets" not thinking they would grow and wild animal means wild animal as opposed to "normal house pet". Our club made reservations for a guided tour. We were... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A great place to take family and friends. Make sure to wear sunblock :) Glad to know they are giving these animals a second chance after being neglected. Friendly staff!!!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a wonderful place to take children or guests. You will see large mammals such as lions tigers bears up close. It is a little sad knowing that the animals were neglected but good to know they have a good home now.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Wonderful opportunity to support animals that have been abused or neglected by humans. Good stories put humanity into their lives... So glad my 10 year old son and I went.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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12 reviews 12 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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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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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
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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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