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McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 12943 61st Street North, West Palm Beach, FL 33412
Phone Number: +1 561-790-2116
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Description: Seven lush acres of endangered wildlife surrounded by a botanical garden...
Seven lush acres of endangered wildlife surrounded by a botanical garden situated in the palmetto and pine forest of West Palm Beach! Over 200 animals from White Tigers to African Lions, Black Leopards, Ligers, Lynx and Panthers seen from just four feet away you can't get any closer than this by law! Hands on experiences with parrots, kinkajous, alligators, snakes, and well who knows what else. You will have to come by and experience it for your self! We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit wildlife rescue facility that take in injured native wildlife, orphaned babies, and unwanted exotic pets! Your experience here goes hand in hand with helping us with the tremendous expense in this cause.Price is $35.00 Dollars for adults and $25.00 Dollars for children. Reservations required.
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Living in Miami , I never knew of this wildlife sanctuary. All I can say is WOW! What a wonderful place for these exotic animals. We spent 2 hours with our guide Cara who was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Miami Lakes, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Living in Miami , I never knew of this wildlife sanctuary. All I can say is WOW! What a wonderful place for these exotic animals. We spent 2 hours with our guide Cara who was so impressive. Her knowledge, her compassion, her love and understanding of these animals was beyond belief. This is a must visit and if you love... More 

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Westland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Animal sanctuary housing many large cats is beautifully kept - clean and neat - animals seem to be treated well - the staff were very friendly and a nice talk and walk tour of the grounds was given by them - not too huge an area that I couldn't get around with my arthritic knees and lots of places to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Fantastic tour by manny. Well worth the time. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The animals are beautiful

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is the only place that you can see cats 3 feet away! Just wish they had baby tiger cubs you could hold and play with. I understand that they don't have anymore room for more tigers but if they could raise the babies and then sell them to another facility once they were too old to hold, they could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I didn't know what to expect. They went way above anything we could have hoped for. The entire place is fantastic. The animals are incredible. Cara was our guide and she was very impressive in her interactions with the animals as well as her knowledge of the various species as a whole and their individual personalities. All in all a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

A very unique experience, and something we were much more comfortable supporting than a zoo. The trainer feeding the tigers was particularly memorable, as well as the chatty parrots. I would recommend for a quirky date or fun family outing. Fun to see animals that were very active.

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Margate, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The hubby and I took a friend for her birthday. The three of us are amateur photographers, so I was not overly happy with the appointment times: all over the midday hours with harsh sunlight. Plus it was very hot and a lot of the animals were inactive and sleepy. But Kara our guide was wonderfully informative and clearly cares... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

WOW - what an amazing place. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We are big animal lovers and the personalized tour combined with up and close access to the animals was different than any zoo or wildlife park. Our guide was fabulous!! HIGHLY recommended.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This place was a big surprise for me to find in Florida...the guide was superb with lots of informative chatter on the birds, tigers, etc...Very natural in appearance...a picnic table to have lunch...We went with a group and thoroughly enjoyed our time there...All the animals seemed to be well taken care of...we did a lot of photographing...the only part that... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Not only are the animals beautiful and the people who care for them amazing, but the experience is awesome! Both adults and children will love this place! You'll get to see big cats up close and hold animals that you will never forget! We just got home from our second visit there and it won't be our last!

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Address: 12943 61st Street North, West Palm Beach, FL 33412
Phone Number: +1 561-790-2116
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  West Palm Beach
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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