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Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary And Rehabilitation Center

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41660 Horseshoe Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982-7767
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Reviewed 3 days ago

So much better than a zoo where you often cannot see the animals, this center cares for abused and repossessed big cats (including white tigers and ligers), bears, monkeys, birds and more. Most of the critters have a description of why they were brought to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 716kims
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you want to get really close to Tigers, Tigons (I never knew there was such an animal as a Tigon - a combination of a Tiger and Lion that was illegally bred) and other incredible animals - this is the place to visit!! We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Looking for something to do when we came across this place wow it was so neat to be able to come so close to the animals that were there it's great saying abused animals and animals that may have been neglected so well taken care...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank blessedbeyond2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a treat to see animals that are usually seen in a zoo. Those here have been rescued as they were wrongly assumed to become pets.

Date of experience: March 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is awesome. The stories behind the animals that are being saved and protected makes this place even more amazing. Recommend this to any animal lover.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We visited on a Sunday afternoon. The Sanctuary has virtually no signage so it can be hard to find. It’s family owned and operated and seems to have a good reputation in the industry, based on the animals' stories printed on the signs on each...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 88Tropicsfan
Reviewed November 1, 2018

This is a zoo across from the 'Babcock Ranch' in the middle of no where. It's somewhat hard to find. They used to accept donations but no charge a small entry free. The zoo is small enough that doesn't involve a lot of walking. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jetbiker
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

found this on trip advisor while looking for something to do before we caught our flight . This place is AMAZING . It’s so wonderful to see that these animals are well cared ( most have toys , fans , pools and even TVS )...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank sherri579
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I helped with their cleanup efforts after hurricane Irma. This place took a big hit where much of the surrounding foliage was in disarray. I know this place is performing a good service to animals. I'm hoping the place continued to improve their appearance.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank carlos p
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Nice place to visit on a day trip. Well maintained and animals are taken care of. This is where injured or abused animals can go and have a safe, secure and friendly environment to spend out their lives. This is not a zoo, these are...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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September 15, 2018|
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Response from Margaret N | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $10; Seniors (55+) and kids 8-17 are $5. They don't take credit cards. Groupon coupons seem to be available all the time - but it was so reasonable and the organization does such good work that we felt guilty... More
Cindy K
March 23, 2018|
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Response from Charles S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. My mother (94) pushed her walker around the place without trouble. Have fun.
Su M
February 19, 2018|
Response from SoundCoMaster | Reviewed this property |
They were open limited hours on Saturday and Sundays.hours were listed on website and have been known to change. Calling in advance may also help