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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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Best Sanctuary I've Been To!

Kara was our tour guide, she is very informative and kind. The state animals are kept in is amazing and you know they take good care of them. 10/10 great experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Kara was our tour guide, she is very informative and kind. The state animals are kept in is amazing and you know they take good care of them. 10/10 great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We made this our first stop while visiting West Palm Beach. I took my family along with my brother-in-law. All in all, this place is amazing and highly recommended. A few key notables about the sanctuary: a) since its appointment-only, you get a much more personalized experience b) you get much closer to seeing these beautiful animals than you would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My husband, myself and our 2 children had a personalized tour of the McCarthy Wildlife Sanctuary just this morning. All I can say is that it was awesome!! We all enjoyed the tour immensely. Kara was our tour guide and she was so friendly and knowledge about all of the animals. The facility was impeccably clean and the all of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Mccarthy's is awesome! The property is immaculate. The animals are well trained. The staff is highly educated. If you want to see beautiful, well cared for, exotic animals up close, this is hands down the best place to go!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Pros: You get a long, personalized tour, and get much closer to tigers and lions than you would at any zoo. The setting is quiet, casual and intimate, and the steep price ensures the tour participants are well behaved and genuine animal lovers. You see a variety of animals, and without a doubt the lions and tigers are the highlight... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was the best animal experience ever!!! Small group tours given by very knowledgeable tour guides who not only tell you about the animals but how and why the animals came to the sanctuary. A very interactive tour with everyone being able to get up close to the animals! The sanctuary was very clean and beautiful. A very unique experience... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Imagine you bought a baby crocodile for your kid (this is Florida -- it happens, apparently) and then it struck you that it was going to get bigger and eat your kid, so you have to get rid of it. Where do you go? You go here, to the McCarthy Wildlife Sanctuary. That crocodile now lives here, basking in a... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I cannot say enough great things about the Wildlife Sanctuary. This is a very up close and personal tour and far better than anything you will see at a zoo. They only allow a certain number of people at one time so you will always be able to be up front. The guides are very knowledgeable and you can tell... More 

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Port Chester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Interactive, educational, informative and alot of fun. Small group tours given 3 times daily. I went with my husband, 11 year old daughter and 13 year old son. Cassie, our tour guide, was great and told us the history of each of the animals and why they were at the sanctuary. You can tell she loved the animals too. The... More 

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This sanctuary is AMAZING! I love the informative interactive tour given by the dedicated staff of this sanctuary. Great for all ages:) I very much enjoyed seeing all the different animals (cats reptiles birds etc.) It is a very clean beautiful place. The staff really take care of the sanctuary. Every staff member show love and affection to each and... More 

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