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Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary And Rehabilitation Center

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Address: 41660 Horseshoe Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982-7767
Phone Number: (239) 543-1130
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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My !

Initial reaction to entry and parking was misleading, the rest of the adventure was great for young and old alike. Once past the very rustic entry one enters the jungle and as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Eileen B
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virginia beach, United States
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virginia beach, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Initial reaction to entry and parking was misleading, the rest of the adventure was great for young and old alike. Once past the very rustic entry one enters the jungle and as advertised their a great many big cats and other rescued animals. Literally 5 feet or less from their enclosures, you get to see those magnificent cats ! We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was a Great Experience! The children in our group range from ages 7-18 years old. It was neat being so close to wild and endangered animals. Although each animal had a biography posted outside their large cages, it would have been nice to have someone guide us through and talk to us about the different animals. The volunteers... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the place looks slightly worn from the outside and is off the beaten track, it is well worth a visit! The experience was truely unique as you get to see the animals up close and see how your money really benifits the animals. As this is a sactuary for abused and neglected animals it is extremely eye opening and... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must-go if you live anywhere south of Tampa. The volunteers are helpful in answering questions, and obviously love their animals. Many animals were sadly mistreated and now they are in the best place possible, healthy and taken well care of. One of the volunteers we talked to called it the "retirement" home. We are going to go... More 

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Arcadia, Fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an ideal place to teach your older children about wild animals. The animals are here mostly because they lost their homes or were mistreated in the past and you can learn about their backgrounds and stories. It is an excellent Nonprofit for donations or to buy something from to help support the animals that live out their lives... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This is the best Wildlife Sanctuary I have been at so far here in FL. This place if off the beaten path, but definitely worth seeing. It is a small place but they have lots of animals, especially Cats (even more than the Big Cat Habitat). The cages are set up very close together in front of each other. So... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We saw Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary on BayNews 9 trip on a tankful and decided we wanted to come and visit the lions,tigers and bears! What a pleasant visit all the animals are well cared for and it was great to see and learn all about them. This is a great place for adults and children to visit.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Octagon, open only on weekends, is not a traditional zoo, not polished, definitely not air-conditioned, but scores high for people caring about the fate of large (and smaller) wild animals. All of the animals, which include lions, tigers, bears, panthers, hyena, tortoises, birds, and other smaller wildlife, have been rescued from either owners, sellers, or facilities that exploited them. Several... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

On the one hand, it is so sad to read about these animals' histories and to know how some people can be so callous and ignorant to mistreat them and abandon them. On the other hand, it's very heartwarming & gratifying to know that Octagon has taken these beautiful animals in. I'm not a fan of zoos but this is... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We have visited the Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary three times now. What a great place. There is absolutely nothing fancy about the Octagon, but the love of animals is obvious. When you arrive you'll park in a dusty parking lot. The Sanctuary is dated, rustic and the perfect place to spend some time relaxing, learning and viewing some of the greatest... More 

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