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McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary

12943 61st St N, West Palm Beach, FL 33412
+1 561-790-2116
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: RSVP required!!!Five lush acres of endangered wildlife surrounded by a botanical garden situated in the pine forest of West Palm Beach! Over 170... more » Owner description: RSVP required!!!Five lush acres of endangered wildlife surrounded by a botanical garden situated in the pine forest of West Palm Beach! Over 170 animals from White Tigers to African Black Mane Lions seen from just three feet away you can't get any closer than this by law! Hands on experiences with parrots, snakes, and well who knows what else you will have to come by and experience it for yourself! We are a non-profit wildlife rescue facility and take in injured wildlife, orphaned babies, and unwanted exotic pets! Your experience here goes hand in hand with helping us with the tremendous expense in this cause help us reach number one on trip advisor by booking a tour today! Price is 25 dollars for adults 15 dollars for children reservations required. « less
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Eagan, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to visit with teenagers because the animals are seen in a very different manner than a typical zoo. My 15 year old son and I enjoyed the guided tour, hearing the rescue stories and watching the animal's reactions to the guide.

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Cortlandt Manor, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I think this place is wonderful for both adults and children. They keep animals such as lions, tigers, pumas, birds of prey and reptiles. You can get much closer than at any zoo. Their collection rivals that of most any zoo. Our guide was knowledgable and had an obvious love for the animals. I have been coming to the area... More

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We decided to check out the sanctuary because we are HUGE animal lovers, but we never dreamed we would have had such a wonderful time. Our tour guide Kat was amazing. She kept us and the animals engaged the whole time and gave us tons of info on each of the animals. You can really tell that the keepers absolutely... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Absolutely LOVED this place. I love animals of all shapes and sizes but cannot resist cats. I loved hearing the rescue stories and seeing how well they are cared for. We had Kat as our guide who was very knowledgeable and friendly. We would definitely go back again! The tour was $25 and lasted 2 full hours. You can't find... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We loved this tour. It was very informative. One gets very close to the animals. We highly recommend it. Ana was great!

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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Was passing through and saw this pop up on tripadvisor. Took a chance and gave them 2 of our precious vacation hours and it was completely amazing! They get the animals up close and talk about their personalities, their preferences, and their conservation efforts. I wish the cages for the animals were bigger, but its better for them to be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to visit if you are in West Palm Beach. The animals are amazing and you can tell they are cared for very well. Manny was our tour guide and he was very knowledgable about wildlife and took the time to answer all questions. It was evident that he loved the animals based on how they... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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44 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

McCarthy's Wildlife was one of our highlights during our trip to Florida. We have visited different zoos around the world but this place is so special (because it's NOT a zoo but a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation facility)! Everything looks professional, the animals look healthy and the guide provided us with a lot of interesting information. Our guide was Ana and... More

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Allston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The staff and animals at Mccarthys are all first class. Kat the tour guide for our group is great. She never runs out of things to say, all important. The animals are well cared for and seem very curious at the tours taking place. I visit zoo parks all the time, and the animals here seem very alert. All the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The guide that provided our tour was very knowledgeable and skilled at communication. The big cats are the main attraction at McCarthy's.....the sanctuary maintains a very high quality of life and the conditions are very good thanks to the staff of highly qualified animal care technicians. I've never seen such a large population of big cats in one place like... More

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