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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I had an incredible experience at the Wildlife Sancutary! Up close and amazing one on one interaction with the big and small cats. This is a top notch operation that all guest and families need to experience ! Kat our guide was amazing. I look forward to sending more of my resort guests to McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary! - Thank you... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Seeing all the big cats up close was amazing. When our guide Ana got them to stand up on their back legs, they were HUGE! I got to hold a kinkajou, a couple of snakes, a tarantula, a tortoise and an African Grey parrot. I had a great time and would recommend a trip to McCarthy's.

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BALTIMORE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you are an animal lover you will love McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary! The tour was informative and fun. Our tour guide, Kara, did an excellent job and clearly cared for and about the animals. The entrance fee felt a little steep until you get an understanding of what a financial commitment these animals are to keep and maintain. I was... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our tour guide Ana did a wonderful job sharing the stories behind each of the animals as well as getting them to show off! The tour took about 1.5 hours and we got to see tigers, all sorts of reptiles including crocs and gators, liger, white tigers, lions, and many more. We got to hold one of the birds, a... More

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Wellington, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The most recent time I went there Kara explained about all the birds and animals and their history. Having just come from Disney's Animal Kingdom, the contrast was so dramatic. The animals really come close and interact with the care takers who know so much about them. The only downside is that no children under 5 can attend.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

You have to make reservations in advance. Our group had about 12 or so people. Guide was great. You can hold a bird, turtle, this monkey thing, snakes, and geckos. Best of all, was how close we were to the big cats and the guide's interactions with them. We had a few obnoxious, pushy tourists in our group, but unfortunately,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Wonderful tour of the sanctaury. Guide was great, really enjoyed the interactions with animals and the stories of how they came to be at the santuary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I absolutely loved this place . All the animals are amazing and were surprisingly active and social. I was able to get great vid and pic footage as well.

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We approached the sanctuary cautiously, as we couldn't imagine how great something run out of someone's backyard could be. We were wrong! We were blown away by the size and variety of their 'collection'. Our guide Anna was extremely knowledgeable and fun! You could tell she was really passionate about her job. I've never been that close to full grown... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We enjoyed seeing the beautiful animals at McCarthys. The place is so clean. The guide Kat was very knowledgeable and caring for the animals. The visit got a bit long for one person in our party who left to go back to the car after about an hour and 45 minutes. Noon in the FL heat along with long narratives... More

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