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“A nice rescue facility” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Key West Wildlife Center

Key West Wildlife Center
1801 White Street, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 292-1008
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Ranked #28 of 69 Attractions in Key West
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A nice rescue facility”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This place does a wonderful service to the community in its rescuing of birds, turtles, and iguanas. This is not a zoo, as the previous reviewer said, but you can get a good look at some of their rescued birds, see multitudes of chickens, and try to spot turtles and iguanas in their pond. Not too thrilling, but a small example of goodness in the community.

Visited December 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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“Take your time and take your lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Two important suggestions: Visit at lunchtime and bring your lunch, and stop at the office to get some turtle food.
This is a rescue facility and not a zoo. But it would be a great place to bring the kids for a short visit. They have ample free parking and there is no fee to enter. A donation is welcome ( and I expect needed). Get some animal food at the entrance.
Walk around the aviary and see the rescued birds and read their stories. Then stroll toward the pond and have your lunch at one of nice picnic tables in the shade. You will be visited by the birds and you can give them some of the food you got at the entrance.
After lunch continue on to the pond and see the turtles. There are also some large iguanas that will be near the pond. Maybe you can get a photo of them as they scamper up the tree. Just don't let the kids get too close and they don't seem to be afraid.

Visited December 2013
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Key West, Florida
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“What a great service for Key West”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Nothing fancy at all, but it's about the animals. This is a wonderful place to learn about the birds that make Key West their home, or visit Key West while traveling.
Key West Wildlife Center provides animal rescue for injured or sick animals in the Keys. Please make a visit, and a donation if you can while there.
We love this place!!!

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“Amazing rescue service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

There was a poor seagull on South Beach with a broken wing. It was so sad, trying to hide from everyone. I called the Rescue Center to ask if they could help, and within 10 minutes, a rescuer came to South Beach with a net and scooped up the bird to take back to their facility. Thank you!

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Maryland
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Loved this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is a small but hidden gem. Plan about 30 minutes and you will see Tank the talking mynah bird, Moxie the mockingbird that could mimic sounds,and a variety of other birds that have been injured and rescued by the center. I personally enjoyed seeing the Great White Heron, a color morph of the Great Blue Heron that is found in Florida. Ibis, chickens and other birds wander freely about. There is a short trail to a pond with turtles, ibis and iguana's. It is free to visit.

Visited November 2013
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